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T-More basketball team has an international flavor

St. Thomas More´s Taku Youngblood (10) goes up for a shot against Springfield Commonwealth Academy´s Kanye Wavezwa (2) during the final of St. Thomas More's Founder's tournament in Montville on Jan. 9.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Taku Youngblood was 6,750 miles away from his family and friends in Yokohama, Japan.

Local roundup: Conn College men fall to No. 21 Wesleyan

Wesleyan placed five players in double figures and beat Connecticut College 84-64 in a New England Small College Athletic Conference men's basketball game on Sunday.

Local calendar

BASEBALL/SOFTBALLNew London Babe Ruth baseball clinics — Will be held on Sundays until and March 20 at the New London High School gymnasium. Ages 16-18 from 9-11 a.m.; ages 13-15 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Must pre register...

Local college roundup: Wiley, Stevenson lead Mitchell to victory

Coast Guard´s Cameron Brown (22) and Clark´s Biko Gayman (4) fight for control of a rebound during Saturday's game at the Coast Guard Academy in New London.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Amina Wiley scored 21 points and had 12 rebounds to lead Mitchell College to a 95-56 win over Eastern Nazarene in a women's basketball game on Saturday.

Local roundup: Pazzaglia leads East Lyme past NFA

Stonington´s Mary Lord performs her uneven bars routine during the gymnastics competition against Westerly on Thursday at Stonington High School.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Izzy Pazzaglia scored 19 points and had four steals as East Lyme beat NFA 42-29 in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I girls' basketball game on Thursday night.

COLUMNS

St. Thomas More, Putnam Science: the best of enemies

Prep school programs compete at the highest level in the CT woods

MORE LOCAL SPORTS

Local calendar

BASEBALL/SOFTBALLNew London Babe Ruth baseball clinics — Will be held on Sundays until and March 20 at the New London High School gymnasium. Ages 16-18 from 9-11 a.m.; ages 13-15 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Must pre register...

Schooners to share Dodd Stadium with Sea Unicorns

The Mystic Schooners will play home games at Norwich's Dodd Stadium this summer, sharing the former minor league baseball park with the Norwich Sea Unicorns of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League.

Local roundup: No. 7 NFA boys beat R.I. state champ Bishop Hendricken

Tony Williams had 19 points as Norwich Free Academy beat Bishop Hendricken, the two-time defending Rhode Island Division I champion, 68-62 in Wednesday night's boys' basketball game.

UCONN

No. 10 UConn women play at Oregon on Monday

UConn head coach Geno Auriemma watches play with player Paige Bueckers, right, in the second half of Saturday's game against Xavier at the XL Center in Hartford. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

The 10th-ranked UConn women's basketball team returns to non-conference action to face Oregon Monday at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore.

No. 10 UConn women roll past Xavier

UConn's Christyn Williams reacts in the first half of Saturday's game against Xavier at the XL Center in Hartford. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Freshman Caroline Ducharme scored 20 points, Christyn Williams added 19 and No. 10 UConn routed Xavier 78-41 on Saturday to win its 165th straight conference game

COLLEGES

No. 1 Baylor loses second straight home game, 61-54 to Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State guard Bryce Thompson is lifted up by teammates following their win over No. 1 Baylor on Saturday in Waco, Texas. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

Bryce Thompson scored the game’s final six points and finished with 19 as Oklahoma State beat No. 1 Baylor 61-54 on Saturday, giving the Bears consecutive home losses for the first time in nearly six years

Top 25 men's basketball roundup

Oregon's Will Richardson drives to the basket while being defended by Southern California's Joshua Morgan, left, and Drew Peterson during the first half of Saturday's game in Los Angeles. Oregon upset the fifth-ranked Trojans, 79-69. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Ryan Young had 18 points and eight rebounds, helping Northwestern hold on to beat No. 10 Michigan State 64-62 for its first road win over a top 10 team in nearly five years

CT SUN

Connecticut Sun re-sign reserve forward Beatrice Mompremier

Connecticut Sun forward Beatrice Mompremier (1) raise over Chicago Sky center Stefanie Dolson to score two points during the WNBA semifinal playoffs on Sept. 30, 2021 at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Beatrice Mompremier, a 6-foot-4 forward, signed a one-year qualifying offer to remain with the Connecticut Sun, head coach and general manager Curt Miller announced on Tuesday.

Sun re-sign reserve point guard Natisha Hiedeman

Connecticut Sun guard Natisha Hiedeman (2) shoots over New York Liberty forward Natasha Howard during a 2021 game at Mohegan Sun Arena. Hiedeman signed a qualifying contract offer on Monday to return in 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Natisha Hiedeman, a reserve point guard the last three seasons, has signed a qualifying contract offer to remain with the Connecticut Sun, head coach and GM Curt Miller announced on Monday.

PROFESSIONAL

Patriots, Jones end season with a dud in 47-17 loss to Bills

New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (10) runs the ball under pressure from Buffalo Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes (55) during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Joshua Bessex)

The New England Patriots have plenty to improve upon if they intend to close the gap on their AFC East rival Buffalo Bills

Kevin Durant diagnosed with sprained MCL

The Nets’ star injured his knee Saturday during their game against the New Orleans Pelicans

Murray, Stafford seek first playoff wins when Cards visit LA

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) is sacked by Seattle Seahawks defensive end Carlos Dunlap (8) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

If Kyler Murray wants to understand just how important it is to seize the opportunity whenever a team reaches the NFL playoffs, the Arizona Cardinals star only needs to look at his counterpart across the field at SoFi Stadium on Monday night

Buccaneers dominate Eagles 31-15

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady, right, celebrates with wide receiver Mike Evans after Evans caught a touchdown pass against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second half of an NFL wild-card football game Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)

Tom Brady threw for 271 yards and two touchdowns, helping the Tampa Bay Buccaneers launch their bid for a return to the Super Bowl with a dominating 31-15 NFC wild-card playoff victory over the Philadelphia Eagles

ON THE AIR

Baseball

6 p.m., FS2 — Clemente PBL finals: Criollos de Caguas at Indios de Mayagüez in Game 2.

Basketball

Noon, CBSSN — NCAA women: Saint Louis at Dayton.

Noon, FS1 — NCAA men: Butler at Villanova.

1 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Cincinnati at Wichita State.

1 p.m., NESN, YES — NCAA women: North Carolina at Notre Dame.

2 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA women: Villanova at Marquette.

2 p.m., FS1 — NCAA women: Indiana at Purdue.

3 p.m., ESPN — NCAA women: Kentucky at Tennessee.

3 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA women: South Florida at Central Florida.

3 p.m., NBA TV — NBAGL: Salt Lake City Stars at Birmingham Squadron.

3:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: South Carolina at Arkansas.

4 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA women: American at Bucknell.

4:30 p.m., Ch. 61 — NCAA men: Georgetown at St. John's.

5 p.m., ESPN — NCAA women: Michigan at Maryland.

6 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Loyola (Md.) at Lehigh.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — High school boys: Westtown (Pa.) vs. Gill St. Bernards (N.J.) in Geico Showcase from Springfield, Mass.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — High school boys: Compass Prep (Ariz.) vs. La Lumiere (Ind.) in Geico Showcase from Springfield, Mass.

Football

1 p.m., Ch. 61, WFAN (660-AM) — NFL playoffs: Philadelphia Eagles at Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

4:30 p.m., Ch. 3, Nickelodeon, WFAN (660-AM) — NFL playoffs: San Francisco 49ers at Dallas Cowboys.

8:15 p.m., Ch. 30, WFAN (660-AM) — NFL playoffs: Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs.

Golf

6:30 a.m., Golf Channel — Australasia PGA: Australian PGA Championship from Brisbane. (taped today)

6 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Sony Open from Honolulu.

Gymnastics

3 p.m., Ch. 8 — NCAA women: Alabama at Florida.

Hockey

2 p.m., NHL Network — NHL: Vancouver Canucks at Washington Capitals.

Horse Racing

2:30 p.m., FS2 — Racing from New York.

4:30 p.m., FS1 — Racing from New York.

Rodeo

3 p.m., Ch. 3 — PBR: Tractor Supply Co. Invitational from Chicago.

8 p.m., CBSSN — PBR: Tractor Supply Co. Invitational from Chicago. (taped today)

Rugby

3 p.m., CNBC — Champions Cup: Ulster at Northampton. (taped today)

Soccer

9 a.m., USA — Premier League: Brentford at Liverpool.

9:30 a.m., CNBC — Women: Reading at Arsenal.

1 p.m., ESPN2 — Spanish Super Cup: Real Madrid vs. Athletic Bilbao in final from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Tennis

7 p.m., ESPN — Australian Open from Melbourne.

Wrestling

5 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Rutgers at Penn State.