NHL roundup


Jaroslav Halak stopped 40 shots, falling 8.1 seconds short of his second consecutive shutout of the New York Rangers, and the Islanders beat their biggest rivals 4-1 on Tuesday night in their return from the NHL All-Star break.

Brodeur to retire and join Blues' front office

Martin Brodeur, one of the greatest goaltenders in NHL history, is retiring.

Offensive records fall as Team Toews wins NHL All-Star Game

It was enough to give a goalie nightmares: A record 29 goals, 25 players with at least two points and eight with at least four.

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 HOCKEY

Weber's 108.5-mph blast gives him hardest shot at NHL skills

Columbus, Ohio — Not that they did before, but it's official now: No one wants to get in front of Shea Weber's shot.

World Cup of Hockey tournament set for 2016

The World Cup of Hockey is making a long-awaited return in 2016.\nAnd the NHL intends to host it every four years.

A redo of a trade, Johansen goes No. 1, Ovie waits and waits

Phil Kessel was once again dealt for Tyler Seguin, Columbus Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen was the No. 1 overall pick and superstar Alexander Ovechkin did not get his new car.

UCONN

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.

For UConn's Stokes, a triple play

Kiah Stokes had 10 points, 11 rebounds and a school-record 10 blocked shots Wednesday to help the defending national champion UConn women's basketball team to an 87-32 rout of East Carolina in the AAC.

COLLEGES

A look at player of the year candidates in men's hoops

The college basketball regular season has about six weeks left and AP has a look at player of the year candidates. Like last season, there are a couple of front-runners and a handful of players who could make a run at the award with a...

Men's college basketball roundup

Jerian Grant had 23 points and 12 assists and No. 8 Notre Dame made two shots in the final 67 seconds as the shot clock ran out to beat No. 4 Duke 77-73 Wednesday night.

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.

ON THE AIR

Basketball

7 p.m., ESPN - NCAA men: Maryland at Ohio State.

7 p.m., ESPU - NCAA men: Dayton at Massachusetts.

7 p.m., FS1 - NCAA women: Oklahoma at Texas.

7 p.m., SNY - NCAA men: Saint Louis at George Mason.

7 p.m., YES - NCAA women: Clemson at Wake Forest.

8 p.m., ESPN2, WTIC (1080-AM) - NCAA men: UConn at Cincinnati.

8 p.m., TNT - NBA: Denver Nuggets at Memphis Grizzlies.

9 p.m., ESPN - NCAA men: Kentucky at Missouri.

9 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Eastern Kentucky at Murray State.

9:30 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: Colorado at Southern California.

10 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Utah at UCLA.

10:30 p.m., TNT - NBA: Chicago Bulls at Los Angeles Lakers.

11 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: San Francisco at Brigham Young.

Golf

5:30 a.m., Golf Channel - European PGA: Dubai Desert Classic from United Arab Emirates.

11 a.m., Golf Channel - LPGA: Coates Championship from Ocala, Fla.

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

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

Hockey

7 p.m., NESN - NHL: Boston Bruins at New York Islanders.

7 p.m., NBCSN - NHL: Montreal Canadiens at New York Rangers.

10 p.m., NBCSN - NHL: Anaheim Ducks at San Jose Sharks.

Tennis

3:30 a.m. (Friday), ESPN - Australian Open from Melbourne.