NFL outlaws tactic used by Patriots

A tactic the New England Patriots used in their 35-31 comeback victory over the Baltimore Ravens in an AFC divisional playoff game in January will be penalized going forward.

NFL notes

NFL owners shot down nearly every video replay proposal brought to their meetings Tuesday, while approving six safety rule changes.

Borland walks away from NFL at 24

You can still count on two hands how many players walked away from a pro football career with more good days likely ahead of them than behind. Thatís why Chris Borlandís decision this week to retire at age 24, after a great rookie season with the...

COLUMNS

The Texas of women's basketball meets ... Texas

Albany, N.Y. - The absurdity of it all. Connecticut versus …...

Reaction to NCAA's late game times: Zzzz

And at the intersection of incompetence and gluttony, may we present the National Collegiate...

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Wilfork signs with Houston

Longtime New England nose tackle Vince Wilfork has signed with the Houston Texans.

AP sources: All-Pro Murray to join Eagles

DeMarco Murray got the money he wanted from his former team’s biggest rival.

NFL notes

The band is getting back together in the New York Jets' secondary.

UCONN

Tuck, UConn women prepare to meet Texas in Sweet 16

Morgan Tuck and the top-seeded UConn women's basketball team continue their path through the NCAA tournament today in the regional semifinals against No. 5 Texas (noon, ESPN).

A scare, but only briefly as No. 1 UConn routs Rutgers 91-55

Geno Auriemma often gets quizzical looks when he refers to this empire he’s created as “fragile.” But, you know, he didn’t get to be Geno just by wearing snazzy suits.

COLLEGES

Severe storm delays arrival of women’s teams in Oklahoma City

Notre Dame women arrived in Oklahoma City late for NCAA after plane was diverted by storms

Notre Dame races past Wichita State 81-70

Elite at last; Notre Dame blitzes Wichita State 81-70 to grab spot in regional finals

LOCAL ROUNDUP

On The Air

Auto Racing 10 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Kroger 250 practice from Martinsville, Va. Noon, FS1 — NASCAR Sprint Cup STP 500 practice from Martinsville, Va. 3...

Friday's schedule

Today's local college schedule.

PROFESSIONAL

NBA roundup

Goran Dragic scores 22 as injury-riddled Miami Heat beat Boston Celtics 93-86

Red Sox edge Twins 5-4 as Ortiz, Napoli return

David Ortiz, Mike Napoli return to lineup as Red Sox beat Twins 5-4

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

10 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Kroger 250 practice from Martinsville, Va.

Noon, FS1 — NASCAR Sprint Cup STP 500 practice from Martinsville, Va.

3 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Kroger 250 final practice from Martinsville, Va.

4:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Sprint Cup STP 500 qualifying from Martinsville, Va.

Baseball

1 p.m., ESPN — Exhibition: Boston Red Sox at Atlanta Braves from Kissimmee, Fla. (subject to blackout)

4 p.m., MLB Network — Exhibition: Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Angels from Tempe, Ariz.

9 p.m., MLB Network — Exhibition: Seattle Mariners at Kansas City Royals from Surprise, Ariz.

Basketball

7:15 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Gonzaga vs. UCLA in Division I Tournament from Houston.

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA women: North Carolina vs. South Carolina in Division I Tournament from Greensboro, N.C.

7:37 p.m., TBS — NCAA men: Louisville vs. North Carolina State in Division I Tournament from Syracuse, N.Y.

7:30 p.m., CSN — NBA: Boston Celtics at New York Knicks.

7:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Brooklyn Nets.

7:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: Iowa vs. Baylor in Division I Tournament from Oklahoma City.

9:45 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Duke vs. Utah in Division I Tournament from Houston. (time approximate)

9:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA women: Arizona State vs. Florida State in Division I Tournament from Greensboro, N.C. (time approximate)

10:07 p.m., TBS — NCAA men: Michigan State vs. Oklahoma in Division I Tournament from Syracuse, N.Y. (time approximate)

10 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: Stanford vs. Notre Dame in Division I Tournament from Oklahoma City. (time approximate)

Golf

7 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Trophee Hassan II from Agadir, Morocco.

Noon, Golf Channel — Champions: Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic from Saucier, Miss.

3 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Texas Open from San Antonio.

6 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Kia Classic from Carlsbad, Calif.

Hockey

2 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Boston University vs. Yale in Division I Tournament from Manchester, N.H.

5:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Minnesota-Duluth vs. Minnesota in Division I Tournament from Oklahoma City.

8 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Quinnipiac vs. North Dakota in Division I Tournament from Fargo, N.D. 

Soccer

3:30 p.m., ESPN2 — UEFA European qualifier: Spain vs. Ukraine from Seville, Spain.

Tennis

11 a.m., Tennis Channel — Miami Open from Key Biscayne, Fla.

 

CT SUN

Mohegan Sun hosting WNBA Draft and All-Star Game again

Connecticut, long since the once and future home office of womenís college basketball, is about to retire the trophy as the headquarters for the WNBA, too.