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Tayshaun Prince scored 19 points, and the Boston Celtics held off the Utah Jazz for a 99-90 victory on Monday night.

Surgery will likely end Bryant's year

Kobe Bryant will have surgery Wednesday on his torn right rotator cuff, likely ending his 19th season with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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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.

COLUMNS

Football zebras need new stripes

The howls of laughter never really stopped that night, at least not until it was time to go home.

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Brian Roberts scored 17 points, and the Charlotte Hornets beat the New York Knicks 76-71 Saturday night for their ninth victory in the last 11 games.

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Avery Bradley scored 18 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:24 left, and the Boston Celtics hung on to send Denver to its fifth loss in a row.

Gasol brothers to start in NBA All-Star Game

Pau and Marc Gasol have been voted the first brothers to start in the NBA All-Star game, while Toronto’s Kyle Lowry made a late surge in fan balloting and will start for the Eastern Conference.

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

Brice Johnson had 15 of his 17 points after halftime and No. 13 North Carolina shot 55 percent to beat Syracuse 93-83 on Monday night.

Local college notes

A weekly look at local college athletes and local athletes who have continued their college careers outside the region.

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Tuesday's schedule

BASKETBALLCollege menSt. Thomas More at Navy Prep, ppd., TBA

PROFESSIONAL

Patriots owner makes strong defense of team

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft demanded an apology from the league once the Patriots are found to be not guilty of breaking any rules regarding using under-inflated footballs in the AFC championship game.

Media Day: The art of saying little to nothing

This is not a story about Super Bowl Media Day. Thank God. This IS a story about the story of Super Bowl Media Day.

ON THE AIR

Basketball

7 p.m., ESPN - NCAA men: Nebraska at Michigan.

7 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: West Virginia at Kansas State.

7 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech.

7 p.m., ESPNEWS - NCAA men: Tulsa at Tulane.

7 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: Xavier at Georgetown.

7 p.m., SNY - NCAA men: St. Joseph's at La Salle.

9 p.m., ESPN - NCAA men: Florida at Alabama.

9 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Tennessee at Arkansas.

9 p.m., ESPNEWS - NCAA men: Baylor at Oklahoma State.

11 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Colorado State at Boise State.

Hockey

7:30 p.m., NBCSN - NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning at Carolina Hurricanes.

Tennis

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

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

3:30 a.m. (Wednesday), ESPN2 - Australian Open from Melbourne.

Winter Sports

11:30 p.m., NBCSN - FIS Skiing from Schladming, Austria. (taped today)

CT SUN

Ogwumike will miss start of Sun's season

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