Elder statesmen lead the way for Patriots


Vince Wilfork still remembers the joy of being showered with confetti on the field where the New England Patriots won their last NFL title. Tom Brady was there, too. Now, they're the only players from that team that beat the Philadelphia Eagles in...

Gronkowski and Chancellor make for must-see matchup

What will happen when the NFL's version of Thunderdome comes to the Super Bowl, featuring Rob Gronkowski in one corner and Kam Chancellor in the other?

Belichick, Carroll coach Super Bowl from different angles

Put Bill Belichick behind a microphone and he's C-SPAN — minus the information.

COLUMNS

A chance to answer my fans

It is mid-afternoon Tuesday at this typing. Housebound, pretty much. So what better way to pass the...

MORE PRO FOOTBALL

Lynch talks about why he doesn't talk to the media

Phoenix — Marshawn Lynch changed the script and fired back at his critics.

Prosecutors: Hernandez's DNA ties him to slaying

Prosecutors laid out what they called compelling forensic evidence — Aaron Hernandez's DNA on a marijuana cigarette shared with the friend they say he killed — as the ex-NFL star's trial got underway.

Don't count out 'unsung heroes' of Patriots, Seahawks on Super Bowl Sunday

The New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks wouldn't be playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday if it weren't for their superstars. But both teams got here with lesser-known players coming up big at key times.

Pats aren't dwelling on their last loss in Arizona

The road to perfection reached a dead end in the Arizona desert. Now the New England Patriots are back where a Super Bowl championship — and an unbeaten record — barely eluded them seven years ago.

UCONN

Must win for UConn men? Maybe not

The UConn men's basketball team left battered and beaten up, limping out of Fifth Third Arena after suffering a brutal 70-58 loss to Cincinnati in an American Athletic Conference game Thursday.

UConn men hoping for fair weather in Cincinnati

The UConn men's basketball team is shooting for its season-high tying third straight victory tonight, playing AAC foe Cincinnati at 8 p.m. at Fifth Third Arena.

COLLEGES

College basketball roundup

Andrew Harrison scored 15 points to lead a balanced Kentucky attack, and the No. 1 Wildcats pulled away in the second half for a 69-53 victory over Missouri on Thursday night.

Oregon could make first move in college football free agency

College football's free-agent market is open and Oregon is searching for the next Russell Wilson to replace Marcus Mariota.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Saturday's Schedule

A listing of Saturday's local college and high school games.

Schooners solidify roster, look for return to playoffs

heir home baseball field at Fitch High School may be buried in snow, but the Mystic Schooners already are compiling a competitive roster for the 2015 New England Collegiate Baseball League.

PROFESSIONAL

NHL roundup

Kevan Miller scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period, Tuukka Rask stopped 43 shots, and the Boston Bruins beat the New York Islanders 5-2 Thursday night.

NBA roundup

Rodney Stuckey scored 22 points, Roy Hibbert had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers routed the New York Knicks 103-82 on Thursday night.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

8:30 p.m., NBCSN - NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony from Charlotte, N.C.

Basketball

6 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Harvard at Princeton.

6:45 p.m., WJJF (94.9-FM) - High school boys: Plainfield at Waterford.

7 p.m., NESN - NCAA women: Princeton at Harvard.

7:30 p.m., CSN - NBA: Houston Rockets at Boston Celtics.

7:30 p.m., YES, WCBS (880-AM) - NBA: Toronto Raptors at Brooklyn Nets.

8 p.m., ESPN - NBA: Dallas Mavericks at Miami Heat.

8 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Monmouth at Fairfield.

8 p.m., SNY - NCAA men: Yale at Columbia.

10 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Kent State at Buffalo.

10:30 p.m., ESPN - NBA: Chicago Bulls at Phoenix Suns.

Boxing

9 p.m., ESPN2 - Karl Dargan vs. Tony Luis in a lightweight bout from Foxwoods Resort Casino.

Golf

5 a.m., Golf Channel - European PGA: Dubai Desert Classic from United Arab Emirates.

3 p.m., Golf Channel - PGA: Phoenix Open from Scottsdale, Ariz.

8 p.m., Golf Channel - LPGA: Coates Championship from Ocala, Fla. (taped today)

4 a.m. (Saturday), Golf Channel - European PGA: Dubai Desert Classic from United Arab Emirates.

Hockey

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

Tennis

3 a.m. (Saturday), ESPN - Maria Sharapova vs. Serena Williams in Australian Open women's final from Melbourne.

CT SUN

Sun welcome Little, Stricklen from Seattle

The Connecticut Sun acquired forward Camille Little and guard/forward Shekinna Stricklen from the Seattle Storm on Wednesday in exchange for guard Renee Montgomery and the No. 3 and 15 overall picks in this year's WNBA Draft.

Ogwumike will miss start of Sun's season

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