Gasol leads Bulls to an easy win over Knicks

Pau Gasol had 21 points and 11 rebounds in his Chicago debut, Derrick Rose scored 13 points after missing most of the last two seasons, and the Bulls spoiled Derek Fisher’s first game as an NBA coach by beating the New York Knicks 104-80 on...

Rondo, Celtics crush Nets in opener

Rajon Rondo returned from a broken hand and had 13 points, 12 assists and seven rebounds in the season opener Wednesday night to help the Boston Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 121-105.

In year two, Celts' Stevens still learning

Minutes before the championship game of the 2010 NCAA men’s basketball tournament, the coaches of the two finalists, Mike Krzyzewski of Duke and Brad Stevens of Butler, gathered for the ritual handshake. Sitting in the stands, Stephen...

COLUMNS

Trading football for futbol

This was soccerís night. No competition. The boys and girls on the turfed lawn of East Lyme High.

MORE PRO BASKETBALL

Lakers' Nash will miss season with injury

Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash has been ruled out for the season because of a back injury, putting the two-time NBA MVPís career in doubt.

NBA Draft system to remain in place as proposal voted down

NBA owners have voted down proposed changes to the league's draft lottery system, staving off efforts to curb tanking for the time being.

In today’s NBA, 3’s are most definitely wild

The offensive concept of pace-and-space was nearly an unbeatable combination for the Miami Heat, the plan of surrounding LeBron James with multiple shooters good enough to net two straight NBA titles.\nPlenty of teams are having success with the...

UCONN

AAC coaches pick Boatright as preseason player of the year

Senior Ryan Boatright has majored in hard work during his basketball career.

Huskies get the red-carpet treatment in NYC

UConn received a championís reception during American Athletic Conference menís basketball media day on Wednesday.

COLLEGES

SEC dominates first rankings

The College Football Playoff selection committee has spoken ó and it likes the SEC. At least for now.

Local college roundup: UConn's Calhoun sprains knee in practice

UConn junior Omar Calhoun will likely be sidelined for at least a week after suffering a sprained MCL during practice on Sunday.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Friday's Schedule

A listing of Friday's local college and high school events.

Local roundup: Old Lyme boys and girls advance to Shoreline title games

Old Lyme will play for both the boys' and girls' Shoreline Conference soccer championships on Friday night after recording shutout victories in the semifinals on Wednesday.

PROFESSIONAL

Giants edge Royals 3-2 in Game 7 behind Bumgarner

Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons.

Bumgarner wins World Series MVP

Madison Bumgarner capped off a most splendid October and earned MVP honors Wednesday night, pitching five scoreless innings of relief in Game 7 as the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2.

ON THE AIR

Basketball

8 p.m., TNT - NBA: New York Knicks at Cleveland Cavaliers.

10:30 p.m., TNT - NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Clippers.

Boxing

9 p.m., FS1 - Sharif Bogere vs. Fernando Garcia in a lightweight bout and Danny O'Connor vs. Andrew Farmer in a welterweight bout from Plymouth, Mass.

Football

7:30 p.m., ESPN - NCAA: Florida State at Louisville.

7:30 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA: Troy at Georgia Southern.

8:25 p.m., NFL Network, WCBS (880-AM) - NFL: New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers.

Golf

6 a.m., Golf Channel - European PGA: BMW Masters from Shanghai. (taped today)

4:30 p.m., Golf Channel - Champions: Charles Schwab Cup Championship from Scottsdale, Ariz.

11 p.m., Golf Channel - PGA: CIMB Classic from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

3 a.m. (Friday), Golf Channel - LPGA: Taiwan Championship from Taipei. (taped today)

Hockey

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

7:05 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) - NHL: Winnipeg Jets at New Jersey Devils.

Soccer

8 p.m., ESPN2 - MLS playoffs: Sporting Kansas City at New York Red Bulls.

Tennis

5:30 a.m., Tennis Channel - ATP: BNP Paribas Masters from Paris.