As usual, Pats' Brady is all business


You've never seen Tom Brady in a moment of honest panic. Oh, you've seen him get hit, and be furious about it. But have you actually seen him in a state in which his heart rate clearly doubled? No, you haven't.

Junior Seau among eight elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Junior Seau, Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Charles Haley and Will Shields were elected Saturday to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The class of 2015, announced a day before the Super Bowl, also includes a pair of contributors, Bill Polian and Ron Wolf,...

Packers' Rodgers named NFL MVP

Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers won his second MVP award and J.J. Watt swept away the voters the way he sweeps quarterbacks off their feet to take top defensive honors.

Pats backup QB Garoppolo helps defense prepare for Wilson

A rookie who probably won't play in the Super Bowl could help the New England Patriots win it. By the time the game starts Sunday night, Jimmy Garoppolo will have done his primary job of preparing the team's defense by imitating speedy Seattle...

Super Bowl the final act of the NFL's worst season

Domestic violence. Questionable discipline. Player safety. Confusing officiating. Deflated footballs.

COLUMNS

Sun had to make this deal

Player trades in sports faithfully initiate immediacy of reaction, perhaps overreaction. Itís human...

PRO FOOTBALL

Will Carroll make good on his promise?

It was a celebration of an ending, and Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confidently assured it also marked a beginning.

Roger that: Goodell says NFL learned from mistakes

As if wishing made it so, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell described his league — and himself — as having addressed missteps on difficult matters such as domestic violence and being ready to move on.

Record defense is why Seattle will win second straight

The sideshow is over, which means Marshawn Lynch can go back to not talking and this realization can become obvious again: The Seattle Seahawks are still the best defensive team in football.

Seahawks 'D' one of the best in history

A pretty persuasive case could be made that Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and the rest of the Seattle Seahawks defense is among the very best groups on that side of the ball in NFL history.

PRO BASEBALL

Yankees trying to avoid paying A-Rod $6 million

The New York Yankees are thinking about not making a $6 million payment to Alex Rodriguez if he hits six home runs and ties Willie Mays at 660 for fourth place on the career list.

'Mr. Cub' Ernie Banks dead at 83

Ernie Banks, the Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame slugger and two-time MVP who always maintained his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite decades of playing on miserable teams, died Friday night. He was 83.

'Mr. Cub' Ernie Banks dead at 83

Chicago — Hall of Fame slugger Ernie Banks, the two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of playing on losing Chicago Cubs teams, died Friday night. He was 83.

PRO BASKETBALL

NBA roundup

Al Horford scored 23 points, including a tying basket after Philadelphia took its first lead late in the game, and the Atlanta Hawks recovered after squandering a 21-point lead to beat the 76ers 91-85 on Saturday night and stretch their...

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.

NBA roundup

Kevin Martin scored 21 points in his first game in more than two months and Gorgui Dieng added 16 points and 14 rebounds to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 110-98 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.

PRO HOCKEY

NHL roundup

Chris Kelly broke a 1-all tie with 5:27 left in the third period and Brad Marchand added an empty-netter for his second goal of the game as the Boston Bruins beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 on Saturday night.

NHL roundup

Defenseman Simon Despres scored 2:21 into overtime, and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied late and beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Friday 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.

MORE PRO SPORTS

Laird pads Phoenix Open lead

For all his birdies Saturday, two big pars kept Martin Laird in control at the Phoenix Open.

Serena captures sixth Australian Open title

Serena Williams stuck out a fist in mock triumph and mouthed ďCímon,Ē careful not to push her point too far.

Serena Williams sweeps her way to 19th major title at Australian Open

Serena Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title, continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals and extended her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova with a commanding 6-3, 7-6 (5) win on Saturday night.

Patriots should edge Seahawks for fourth Super Bowl win

Declare the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady era over after they split their first four games this season. Call them cheaters when their footballs lose too much air. Predict the Legion of Boom will bring the hammer down on Rob Gronkowski. Then jump on the...

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Basketball

12:30 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Miami at Florida State.

1 p.m., Ch. 3 - NCAA men: Michigan at Michigan State.

1 p.m., CSN - NBA: Miami Heat at Boston Celtics.

1 p.m., NESN, YES - NCAA women: Wake Forest at Notre Dame.

2 p.m., ESPN2, WTIC (96.5-FM) - NCAA women: UConn at Temple.

2 p.m., ESPN - NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at New York Knicks.

2:30 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Utah at Southern California.

3 p.m., CBS Sports Network, WTIC (1080-AM) - NCAA men: UConn at Houston.

4 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA women: Iowa at Maryland.

4:30 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA women: South Carolina at Mississippi.

Football

6:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30, WFAN (660-AM), WMOS (102.3-FM) - NFL playoffs: New England Patriots vs. Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX from Glendale, Ariz.

Golf

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

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

Hockey

1 p.m., NBCSN - NHL: St. Louis Blues at Washington Capitals.

Soccer

8:30 a.m., NBCSN - Premier League: Arsenal vs. Aston Villa from London.

8:30 a.m., FS1 - Scottish League Cup: Celtic vs. Rangers in a semifinal from Glasgow, Scotland.

11 a.m., NBCSN - Premier League: Swansea City at Southampton.