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Islanders deal Devils first loss in regulation, 4-1

The Islanders' Andy Greene (4) is defended by New Jersey's Andreas Johnsson (11) and Nikita Gusev (97) during the third period of Thursday's game in Uniondale, N.Y. The Islanders beat the Devils 4-1. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Jordan Eberle scored twice, Mathew Barzal had a goal and two assists and Semyon Varlamov made 30 saves as the New York Islanders beat the New Jersey Devils 4-1

Gronkowski says Bucs' offense might be best he's played with yet

Talent-wise, Rob Gronkowski believes Tampa's offense might be the best he's played with

AP Sources: Eagles plan to hire Colts OC Nick Sirianni

FILE- In this Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, file photo, Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni speaks during a news conference at the NFL football team's facility in Indianapolis. The Philadelphia Eagles are nearing a deal to hire Nick Sirianni to be their head coach, according to two people familiar with the decision. Both people spoke to The Associated Press Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't officially announced the hiring.  (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

According to two people familiar with the decision the Philadelphia Eagles are nearing a deal to hire Nick Sirianni to be their head coach

Saleh's path to Jets shaped by 9/11: 'I'm supposed to be here'

Robert Saleh was trudging along in his professional life nearly 20 years ago trying to find satisfaction and direction

Plans for breakaway European Super League spark FIFA warning

Plans by the world’s richest clubs to launch a closed breakaway European competition worth $4 billion annually have jolted Champions League organizer UEFA into securing a warning from FIFA against clubs splitting to run their own competition

Chiefs' Mahomes takes most of snaps in Thursday practice

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) throws a pass in front of Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, right, during Sunda's AFC divisional round game in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)

Patrick Mahomes took the majority of first-team reps in practice Thursday, even though he remains in the NFL’s concussion protocol, raising expectations that he will start in the AFC championship game against the Buffalo Bills

Bruins rally past Flyers for 5-4 shootout win in home opener

Bruins left wing Nick Ritchie (21) scores against Philadelphia goaltender Carter Hart (79) during the third period of a 5-4 shootout victor over the Flyers on Thursday night in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Jake DeBrusk scored the lone goal in a shootout and the Boston Bruins won their home opener with a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers

Ted Thompson, GM when Packers won last Super Bowl, dies

In this April 24, 2005, file photo, Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson stands next to the team's first-round pick, California quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Thompson, whose 13-year run as GM included their 2010 Super Bowl championship season, died Wednesday. He was 68. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer, File)

Former Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson has died

COLUMNS

UConn-Tennessee 'not a big deal' anymore? Says who?

History a key to women's basketball's best rivalry.

Villanova finally returns to action and picks up a win

The Wildcats, picked to win the Big East in the league's preseason poll, last played on Dec. 23.

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AP source: Springer agrees to $150M, six-year deal with Jays

Then-Houston outfielder George Springer takes a lead off first during the first inning of the team's Sept. 25, 2020 game against Texas in Arlington, Texas. Springer became the most prominent among baseball’s free agents to reach an agreement this offseason, a $150 million, six-year contract with Toronto, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday night because the deal was subject to a successful physical. (Tony Gutierrez/AP Photo)

All-Star outfielder George Springer became the most prominent among baseball’s free agents to reach an agreement this offseason, a $150 million, six-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, a person familiar with the negotiations tells The...

Mets fire GM Porter after he sent explicit texts to female reporter

This screen grab from a Zoom call shows then-Mets general manager Jared Porter on Dec. 14, 2020. The Mets fired Porter on Tuesday for sending sexually explicit, uninvited text messages and images to a female reporter in 2016 when he was working for the Cubs. (Zoom via AP)

New York Mets general manager Jared Porter has been fired after sending sexually explicit, uninvited text messages and images to a female reporter in 2016 when he was working for the Chicago Cubs

Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton dies at 75

Hall of Fame and former Dodgers pitchers Sandy Koufax, left, and Don Sutton, pose prior to a June 8, 2013 game between Atlanta and the Dodgers in Los Angeles. Sutton died Tuesday. He was 75. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register/AP Photo)

Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton has died

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Chiefs' Mahomes practices, remains in concussion protocol

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) is helped off the field by teammate Mike Remmers, right, after getting injured during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes remains in the NFL’s concussion protocol, but practiced in a limited capacity on Wednesday, raising hopes the reigning Super Bowl MVP can play in Sunday’s AFC title game against Buffalo

Lions coach Campbell getting 6-year deal

FILE - This is a 2016 file photo showing Dan Campbell of the New Orleans Saints NFL football team. The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with Dan Campbell to be their coach.  (AP Photo/File)

The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with Dan Campbell to be their coach

Colts QB Rivers, 39, retires from NFL after 17 seasons

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers (17) reacts during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Buffalo Bills, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Longtime NFL quarterback Philip Rivers has decided to retire after playing one season with the Indianapolis Colts

Jets make hiring of Saleh as head coach official

Then-San Francisco defensive coordinator Robert Saleh is shown during a Sept. 13, 2020 game against Arizona in Santa Clara, Calif. The Jets officially hired Saleh as their new head coach Tuesday. (Tony Avelar/AP Photo)

The New York Jets officially announced they hired former San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh as their head coach after agreeing to terms with the team last Thursday

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Dream close to being sold, taking Loeffler out of WNBA

Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., who is running for reelection, speaks to the media at Cobb County International Airport on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Kennesaw, Ga. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)

The Atlanta Dream are close to being sold, ending defeated U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler's contentious stint as a WNBA owner

76ers beat Celtics 117-109

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, left, shoots over Boston Celtics center Daniel Theis during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Joel Embiid had 42 points and 10 rebounds and Tobias Harris scored 22 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 117-109 win over the Boston Celtics

Nets beaten by Cavs in 2 OTs

Cleveland Cavaliers' Larry Nance Jr. (22) steals a pass intended for Brooklyn Nets' Kyrie Irving (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Kyrie Irving returned from his personal “pause” to score 37 points in his first game with Kevin Durant and James Harden but the new-look, star-studded Brooklyn Nets struggled and lost 147-135 in double overtime to the Cleveland...

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Islanders deal Devils first loss in regulation, 4-1

The Islanders' Andy Greene (4) is defended by New Jersey's Andreas Johnsson (11) and Nikita Gusev (97) during the third period of Thursday's game in Uniondale, N.Y. The Islanders beat the Devils 4-1. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Jordan Eberle scored twice, Mathew Barzal had a goal and two assists and Semyon Varlamov made 30 saves as the New York Islanders beat the New Jersey Devils 4-1

Bruins rally past Flyers for 5-4 shootout win in home opener

Bruins left wing Nick Ritchie (21) scores against Philadelphia goaltender Carter Hart (79) during the third period of a 5-4 shootout victor over the Flyers on Thursday night in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Jake DeBrusk scored the lone goal in a shootout and the Boston Bruins won their home opener with a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers

Ovechkin on COVID list, Caps fined $100K; Canes games off

Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie, right, celebrates his goal with forward Alex Ovechkin, left, during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Three-time MVP Alex Ovechkin and three other Washington Capitals players have been added to the NHL’s COVID-19 list and the team has been fined $100,000 by the league for violating coronavirus protocols

CT SUN

Alyssa Thomas has surgery on torn Achilles tendon

In this Sept. 17, 2020, file photo, Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas (25) drives against Los Angeles Sparks guard Seimone Augustus (33) during the second half of a WNBA playoff game in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Alyssa Thomas' 2021 WNBA season may be in jeopardy after she underwent successful surgery on Tuesday afternoon to repair a torn Achilles tendon. The Connecticut Sun mainstay is an unrestricted free agent.

Miller signs four-year extension with Connecticut Sun

In this Sept. 27, 2020, file photo, Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller questions a foul call against the Las Vegas Aces during Game 4 of a WNBA semifinal round playoff series in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

The Connecticut Sun announced Tuesday that general manager and head Ccach Curt Miller has signed a four-year contract extension through the 2024 WNBA season.

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Ovechkin on COVID list, Caps fined $100K; Canes games off

Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie, right, celebrates his goal with forward Alex Ovechkin, left, during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Three-time MVP Alex Ovechkin and three other Washington Capitals players have been added to the NHL’s COVID-19 list and the team has been fined $100,000 by the league for violating coronavirus protocols

Justin Thomas to go on training program after anti-gay slur

Justin Thomas waits to hit from the first tee during the final round of the Tournament of Champions golf event, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. (Matthew Thayer/The Maui News via AP)

Justin Thomas says he intends to go through an individual training program to “become a better person” after he was picked up uttering a homophobic slur under his breath when he missed a putt at a tournament in Hawaii this month

Chiefs' Mahomes practices, remains in concussion protocol

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) is helped off the field by teammate Mike Remmers, right, after getting injured during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes remains in the NFL’s concussion protocol, but practiced in a limited capacity on Wednesday, raising hopes the reigning Super Bowl MVP can play in Sunday’s AFC title game against Buffalo

Lions coach Campbell getting 6-year deal

FILE - This is a 2016 file photo showing Dan Campbell of the New Orleans Saints NFL football team. The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with Dan Campbell to be their coach.  (AP Photo/File)

The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with Dan Campbell to be their coach

Dream close to being sold, taking Loeffler out of WNBA

Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., who is running for reelection, speaks to the media at Cobb County International Airport on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Kennesaw, Ga. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)

The Atlanta Dream are close to being sold, ending defeated U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler's contentious stint as a WNBA owner

AP source: Springer agrees to $150M, six-year deal with Jays

Then-Houston outfielder George Springer takes a lead off first during the first inning of the team's Sept. 25, 2020 game against Texas in Arlington, Texas. Springer became the most prominent among baseball’s free agents to reach an agreement this offseason, a $150 million, six-year contract with Toronto, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday night because the deal was subject to a successful physical. (Tony Gutierrez/AP Photo)

All-Star outfielder George Springer became the most prominent among baseball’s free agents to reach an agreement this offseason, a $150 million, six-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, a person familiar with the negotiations tells The...

Colts QB Rivers, 39, retires from NFL after 17 seasons

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers (17) reacts during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Buffalo Bills, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Longtime NFL quarterback Philip Rivers has decided to retire after playing one season with the Indianapolis Colts

76ers beat Celtics 117-109

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, left, shoots over Boston Celtics center Daniel Theis during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Joel Embiid had 42 points and 10 rebounds and Tobias Harris scored 22 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 117-109 win over the Boston Celtics

ON THE AIR

Basketball

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Ball State at Ohio.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: St. Peter's at Siena.

7 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Michigan at Purdue.

7:30 p.m., NBCSB, ESPN — NBA: Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers.

7:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Cleveland Cavaliers.

9 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Fresno State at Boise State.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Cleveland State.

10 p.m., MSG — NBA: New York Knicks at Sacramento Kings.

10 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Denver Nuggets at Phoenix Suns.

11 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: San Diego State at Air Force.

Golf

Noon, Golf Channel — LPGA: Tournament of Champions from Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

3 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Desert Classic from La Quinta, Calif.

7 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Mitsubishi Electric Championship from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

3 a.m. (Saturday), Golf Channel — European PGA: HSBC Championship from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Gymnastics

5:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA women: Minnesota at Michigan.

Hockey

3:30 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: Maine at Boston University.

6:30 p.m., NBCSN — NCAA men: Michigan at Notre Dame.

7 p.m., MSG, NHL Network — NHL: New York Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins.

Horse Racing

1 p.m., FS2 — Live racing from various sites.

Sailing

9 p.m., NBCSN — America's Cup Challenger Series from Auckland, New Zealand.

Soccer

5 p.m., FS2 — CONCACAF League: Arcahaie FC at Deportivo Saprissa in a semifinal.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — Women's exhibition: Colombia at United States from Orlando, Fla.