Cleveland Cavaliers (9-39, 15th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Boston Celtics (29-18, fifth in the Eastern Conference)
SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — Byron Hawkins scored 16 points with four 3-pointers, Adam Grant added 15 points and Bryant beat St. Francis (Pa.) 76-67 on Monday night.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — E.J. Anosike scored 19 points, Sean Hoehn added 15 and Jare'l Spellman blocked nine shots to lead Sacred Heart to a 62-38 win over ice-cold Wagner on Monday.
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Josh Williams scored 15 points to lead four Colonials in double figures and Robert Morris defeated Central Connecticut 70-59 on Monday to stay atop the Northeast Conference.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Many Americans in places where sports betting is legal for the first time are beginning to make wagers on the Super Bowl, including some bets on the performances of individual athletes.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Li Na already was the first tennis player born in Asia to win a Grand Slam singles title. Now she will be the first enshrined in the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It's the dead of winter, meaning the weather in New England can be brutal. And that the Patriots are headed to the Super Bowl.
NEW YORK (AP) — New England Patriots teammates Trey Flowers and Trent Brown have each been fined $20,054 by the NFL for illegal hits in the Patriots' divisional-round win last Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers.
BOSTON (AP) — Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask suffered a concussion on a hard collision with Rangers forward Filip Chytil and was helped off the ice late in the opening period.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jalen Jordan poured in a career-high 26 points and Chauncey Hawkins came off the bench to score 23 as St. Francis (N.Y.) turned back Sacred Heart 92-85 on Saturday.
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Keith Braxton led the way with 19 points, nine rebounds and seven assists as St. Francis (Pa.) raced past Central Connecticut State 80-69 on Saturday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Alex Copeland scored 14 points, three others had 11 and Yale held off Brown 70-67 on Saturday for its seventh straight win as both teamed opened Ivy League play.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn hasn't had many comfortable wins in conference play over the past two seasons, but the Huskies showed Saturday they can dominate when they are clicking.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jeff Dowtin scored 22 points, Cyril Langevine scored 19 with 14 rebounds and Rhode Island beat La Salle 78-67 on Saturday to hand the Explorers their fourth straight loss.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Christian Lutete scored a career-high 35 points, and Obadiah Noel's jump shot with 54 seconds served as the go-ahead basket and UMass Lowell beat Hartford 76-73 on Saturday.
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Marvin Prochet tied his career high with 24 points with four 3-pointers and Niagara beat Quinnipiac 75-72 on Saturday to end a two-game skid and win its first conference road game.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Jibreel Faulkner scored 16 points, Isaiah Reese grabbed nine rebounds and added 15 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer, and Canisius rallied to beat Fairfield 73-68 on Saturday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Demetrius Andrade had such an easy time in the first defense of his WBO middleweight title that his opponent might have done his best fighting while shoving away the referee who had finally put a stop to it.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut announced Friday that it is self-imposing penalties, including the loss of a scholarship for the 2019-20 season, for violations of NCAA rules by its basketball program under former coach Kevin Ollie.
MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Roman Catholic school for girls in Connecticut has fired two male basketball coaches for allegedly making inappropriate comments.
NEW YORK (AP) — Demetrius Andrade is just a few months from winning a middleweight title but perhaps still far away from fights with the division's biggest names.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN — In a perfect world, at this point in the season David Cox wouldn’t need to implore his team to get back to Rhode Island basketball.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mitch Marner scored a go-ahead goal late in the second period, Nazem Kadri and Patrick Marleau each had a goal and an assist, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 on Thursday night.
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Ray Salnave scored 17 points with a trio of 3-pointers and had three steals as Monmouth ran away from Fairfield 74-57 Thursday night, winning its third straight.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Spending in the athletic division at the University of Connecticut outpaced revenue by more than $40 million in 2018, the school reported Thursday.
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker unveiled a proposal on Thursday that would legalize and tax betting on professional sports online and at casinos in Massachusetts.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sean Couturier had a hat trick, Carter Hart stopped 39 shots and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Wednesday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The doors to the Philadelphia Flyers locker room opened and Lionel Ritchie's "All Night Long" was cranked at full volume. Raise the roof and have some fun? Sure, the Flyers could afford to cut loose for a change and enjoy a rare string of success in an otherwise waste of …
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The coaches weren't around to see all of it, but reserve Jeriah Horne scored a career high 27 points and Tulsa defeated UConn 89-83 Wednesday night, snapping a two-game conference losing streak.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Jeriah Horne scored a career-high 27 points and Tulsa held off UConn 89-83 on Wednesday night in a game both head coaches were ejected midway through the second half.
ORONO, Maine (AP) — John Carroll scored 22 points, including two free throws with .5 seconds remaining, and Hartford defeated Maine 77-76 on Wednesday night.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn has hired Lou Spanos, a coach with experience in both college football and the NFL, to fix its historically bad defense.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — David Duke scored 18 points and Providence cashed in on a season-high 22 Seton Hall turnovers for its first Big East Conference win, 72-63 on Tuesday night to end a three-game skid.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Desmond Cambridge scored 18 points with five 3-pointers and Brown beat Division III Johnson & Wales 100-61 on Monday night for its sixth straight win to close out the non-league schedule.
NEW YORK (AP) — Notre Dame remained No. 1 in The Associated Press women's college basketball poll after beating then-No. 2 Louisville last week.
NEW YORK (AP) — AP POLL ALERT: Notre Dame stays atop AP Top 25 women's hoops poll; Louisville falls to No. 4, Baylor, UConn tied for 2nd.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — Justin Kier scored 19 points with 10 rebounds, making eight of 10 shots, and George Mason beat Rhode Island 84-67 on Sunday.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn coach Geno Auriemma sent a message to his starters on Sunday, pulling the entire group 4 ½ minutes into what was expected to be an easy win over an injury-depleted South Florida team.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bearcats rallied to get an overtime win for the second time in three days, a feat so rare that they hadn't done it in 52 years. And none of them was happy about it.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Anthony Lamb had 21 points and 12 rebounds and led five Vermont players in double-figure scoring as the Catamounts cruised to an 81-62 victory over Hartford on Saturday night for its fourth straight win.