NFL notes

News and notes from around the National Football League.

Brady's concerned about the Denver defense, not Manning

Fans get another chance to gauge the relative greatness of Tom Brady and Peyton Manning when the quarterbacks meet for the 16th time. Brady will be analyzing something more important.

Romo's status isn't clear yet

Tony Romo’s dramatic return from his latest back injury doesn’t mean he is cleared to face the next opponent. Coach Jason Garrett said Tuesday that Dallas was waiting on additional testing for an injury he says is unrelated to the herniated disk...

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Langley will serve, swim at West Point, after all

Waterford - All the deities of water (and by extension, swimming)...

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Mark Barron will get an opportunity to shed a label as an underachiever with a new team.

Patriots prepare for biggest test against Broncos

A smiling Jonas Gray stood at the more prominent locker he got after being promoted from the Patriots practice squad.

Michael Vick to start for Jets against Chiefs

It's Michael Vick's turn. Even though it's probably too late to save the New York Jets' season.

It feels like target practice for Brady

In one of the best performances of his brilliant career, Tom Brady threw five touchdown passes and completed 30 of 35 passes as the New England Patriots routed the Chicago Bears 51-23 on Sunday.

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UConn women are the team to beat, as always

The UConn women's basketball team, as expected, is the preseason favorite in the American Athletic Conference.

UConn's Stewart, Nurse honored at AAC women's basketball media day

NEW YORK – For the second consecutive season, UConn forward Breanna Stewart was honored as the American Athletic Conference women's basketball Preseason Player of the Year, as announced by the conference on Thursday morning. In...

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Winston rallies Florida State past Louisville

Jameis Winston threw three touchdowns to offset a three-interception start and Dalvin Cook had two long scoring runs to help second-ranked Florida State rally for a 42-31 victory over Louisville on Thursday night.

SEC dominates first rankings

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

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Bears (15-1) top Branford in field hockey to end regular season

Molly Crowley scored with 15 minutes, 38 seconds remaining in the second half to lift the Stonington High School field hockey team to a 1-0 victory over Branford on Thursday.

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Bruins 3, Sabres 2

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Auto Racing

Noon, FS1 - NASCAR Nationwide O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge practice from Fort Worth, Texas.

12:30 p.m., NBCSN - Formula One United States Grand Prix practice from Austin, Texas. (taped today)

1 p.m., FS1 - NASCAR Sprint Cup AAA Texas 500 practice from Fort Worth.

3 p.m., FS1 - NASCAR Truck WinStar World Casino and Resort 350 qualifying from Fort Worth, Texas.

3 p.m., NBCSN - Formula One United States Grand Prix practice from Austin, Texas.

4:30 p.m., ESPN2 - NASCAR Nationwide O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge practice from Fort Worth, Texas.

6:30 p.m., ESPN2 - NASCAR Sprint Cup AAA Texas 500 qualifying from Fort Worth.

8:30 p.m., FS1 - NASCAR Truck WinStar World Casino and Resort 350 from Fort Worth, Texas.

Basketball

8 p.m., ESPN - NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Chicago Bulls.

10:30 p.m., ESPN - NBA: Los Angeles Clippers at Los Angeles Lakers.

Football

6:06 p.m., WJJF (94.9-FM) - High school: Windham at Ledyard.

6:30 p.m., CPTV Sports - High school: Morgan at Valley Regional/Old Lyme.

7:30 p.m., NESN, SNY - FXFL: Brooklyn Bolts at Boston Brawlers.

8 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA: Cincinnati at Tulane.

8 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA: Tulsa at Memphis.

Golf

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

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. (Saturday), Golf Channel - LPGA: Taiwan Championship from Taipei. (taped today)

Hockey

8 p.m., NBCSN - NCAA men: Vermont at Notre Dame.

Horse Racing

5 p.m., NBCSN - Breeders' Cup Distaff from Arcadia, Calif.

Tennis

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