Dodgers end Yanks’ payroll streak, owe most tax

The Los Angeles Dodgers have ended the New York Yankees’ 15-year streak as Major League Baseball’s biggest spenders and owe more than $26.6 million in luxury tax.

Yanks trade for Eovaldi

Looking for starting pitching at a relatively low price, the New York Yankees acquired pitcher Nathan Eovaldi, outfielder Garrett Jones and minor league pitcher Domingo German from the Miami Marlins on Friday for versatile Martin Prado and pitcher...

Padres trade Hahn to Athletics

Two people with knowledge of the deal say the Oakland Athletics have traded All-Star catcher Derek Norris and minor league right-hander Seth Streich to the San Diego Padres for righties Jesse Hahn, the former Fitch High School star, and R.J. Alvarez...

COLUMNS

Dr. I: Brought to you live by ESPN

Idle Thoughts, while waiting for Santa, Odell Beckham Jr.'s next catch and for Rodney Purvis to...

They're missing the phone calls most of all

Paulla Solar, Stonington High School girls’ basketball coach, was in the midst of a...

MORE PRO BASEBALL

Cashman: A-Rod's now a full-time DH

Alex Rodriguez faces a diminished role in his return to the New York Yankees, who have stripped A-Rod of his third-base job and plan to limit his role to full-time designated hitter — at most.

Headley 'promised' third-base spot with Yankees

Alex Rodriguez appears to be returning to the New York Yankees as a man without a position. Chase Headley agreed Monday to a $52 million, four-year contract and said the Yankees assured him the third-base job was his.

Red Sox shaping their rotation

The Boston Red Sox sent Yoenis Cespedes to the Detroit Tigers on Thursday for right-hander Rick Porcello in a deal that both teams hope will help fill significant needs.

UCONN

UConn women meet UCLA today at Mohegan Sun Arena

No. 2 UConn meets UCLA at 5 p.m. today at Mohegan Sun Arena in the Hall of Fame Women’s Challenge, the first regular-season game in history for the Huskies at the Sun.

Huskies roll past DePaul

Breanna Stewart scored 25 points and No. 2 UConn returned from a 13-day break to rout No. 25 DePaul 98-64 on Friday night.

COLLEGES

NCAA football roundup

Shayne Davern ran for a career-high 101 yards and two touchdowns and Air Force beat Western Michigan 38-24 in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on a soggy Saturday night in Boise.

Top 25 men's college basketball roundup

No. 1 Kentucky 83, UCLA 44Devin Booker had 19 points and Kentucky scored the game's first 24 points in a rout over UCLA on Saturday.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Whalers remain unbeaten in girls' basketball at 5-0

Deanna McCarvell and India Pagan scored 16 points each as New London beat Bethel 56-31 in a nonleague girls’ basketball game Saturday.\n

PROFESSIONAL

To the end, Rex Ryan still vows to beat the Patriots

Rex Ryan still isn't backing down. Sure, his future with the New York Jets appears dim. But the coach is conceding nothing, and that means he has every intention of beating the New England Patriots today.

Novak's 40-yard field goal lifts Chargers past 49ers

Philip Rivers prevailed through a balky back and a sore chest to keep the San Diego Chargers' slim playoff chances alive, rallying his team to tie it in the final minute and setting up Nick Novak's 40-yard field goal nearly 5 minutes into overtime...

ON THE AIR

Basketball

Noon, ESPNU - NCAA men: Harvard at Virginia.

2 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Maryland at Oklahoma State.

3 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA women: Kentucky at Duke.

4 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Southern California at Boston College.

5 p.m., ESPN2, WTIC (1080-AM) - NCAA women: UCLA at UConn from Mohegan Sun Arena.

6 p.m., CSN - NBA: Boston Celtics at Miami Heat.

6 p.m., YES, WCBS (880-AM) - NBA: Detroit Pistons at Brooklyn Nets.

6 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Seton Hall at Georgia.

Football

1 p.m., Ch. 3, WTIC (1080-AM), WMOS (102.3-FM) - NFL: New England Patriots at New York Jets.

3:30 p.m., NBCSN - Youth: FBU National Championship from Naples, Fla.

4:05 p.m., Ch. 61, WFAN (660-AM) - NFL: New York Giants at St. Louis Rams.

4:25 p.m., Ch. 3 - NFL: Indianapolis Colts at Dallas Cowboys.

8:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30, WFAN (660-AM) - NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals.

Hockey

7 p.m., NESN - NHL: Buffalo Sabres at Boston Bruins.

Soccer

8:25 a.m., NBCSN - Premier League: Sunderland at Newcastle.

10:55 a.m., NBCSN - Premier League: Arsenal at Liverpool.

CT SUN

Sun to open 2015 season at home, June 5

The Connecticut Sun will tip off its 13th season with a home game against the Washington Mystics at 7 p.m. Friday, June 5, at Mohegan Sun Arena, the team announced Thursday.