Gordon ready for a last run


Jeff Gordon, with a nagging back injury, a young family he wanted to spend more time with and a phenom waiting in the wings at Hendrick Motorsports, knew midway through last season that he had one more year in him.

Jeff Gordon to retire as full-time driver after 2015 season

Jeff Gordon, the wildly popular four-time NASCAR champion, said Thursday he will retire as a full-time driver after the 2015 season.

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UCONN

Boatright to the rescue

Senior Ryan Boatright sat on the bench with a towel draped around his neck, watching UConn struggle in the second half on Sunday.

Huskies continue their roll

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 12 of her 19 points in the first half, missing only one shot all game, and No. 2 UConn picked up its 17th straight victory on Sunday, 96-31 over Cincinnati and former Huskies star Jamelle Elliott.

COLLEGES

College basketball roundup

Justin Anderson scored eight of his 12 points during a late 12-0 run and No. 2 Virginia edged Virginia Tech.

Krzyzewski's latest victory is grand

Mike Krzyzewski earned his 1,000th career win Sunday, making him the first NCAA Division I men’s coach to reach the milestone, when No. 5 Duke surged past St. John’s in the second half for a 77-68 victory at Madison Square Garden.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Coast Guard finishes third at New England Duals

Coast Guard’s Nate Giorgio (133 pounds) and Mike Shermot (174) each went 4-0 as the Bears went 3-1 and finished third at the New England Wrestling Association Duals on Sunday at Springfield College.

PROFESSIONAL

Williams sisters advance to quarterfinals at Australian Open

Venus Williams continued her resurgence at the Australian Open with a 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 win over sixth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska on Monday to reach the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam for the first time since 2010.

NBA roundup

Stephen Curry had 22 points and 11 assists, Klay Thompson scored 31 points and the Golden State Warriors beat the Boston Celtics 114-111 on Sunday night for their 19th consecutive home win.

ON THE AIR

Basketball

7 p.m., ESPN - NCAA men: Syracuse at North Carolina.

7 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA women: Texas A&M at South Carolina.

7 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Delaware State at North Carolina Central.

7:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) - NBA: Portland Trail Blazers at Brooklyn Nets.

9 p.m., CSN - NBA: Boston Celtics at Utah Jazz.

9 p.m., ESPN - NCAA men: Texas at Iowa State.

9 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Prairie View A&M at Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

Boxing

10 p.m., FS1 - KeAndre Gibson vs. Nelson Lara in a welterweight bout, Travell Maizon vs. Nestor Rosas in a welterweight bout and Rocky Juarez vs. Robinson Castellanos in a featherweight bout from San Antonio.

Hockey

7 p.m., NESN - AHL All-Star Game from Utica, N.Y.

Tennis

7 p.m., Tennis Channel - Australian Open from Melbourne.

9 p.m., ESPN2 - Australian Open from Melbourne.

3 a.m. (Tuesday), ESPN2 - Australian Open from Melbourne.

CT SUN

Ogwumike will miss start of Sun's season

Connecticut Sun forward Chiney Ogwumike underwent microfracture surgery Thursday on her right knee.