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HARTFORD, Conn. -- Crystal Dangerfield scored 14 points and No. 3 UConn used a dominant third quarter to beat 23rd-ranked Tennessee 60-45 on Thursday night -- the first matchup in 13 years between the teams whose rivalry dominated the sport for over a decade.

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LOUISVILLE -- Malik Williams had 13 points and grabbed two late rebounds leading to three free throws in the final 23 seconds, helping No. 6 Louisville hold off Georgia Tech 68-64 on Wednesday night.

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Wieters finalizes deal with Cardinals

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NEW YORK -- Known for two decades as No. 2, Derek Jeter is now linked to the number 1 -- as in, who was the lone Hall of Fame voter who didn't put a check mark next to his name?

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Empire Maker, who won the 2003 Belmont Stakes to spoil Funny Cide's Triple Crown bid and went on to become a prolific stallion, died of a rare disease that compromised his immune system. He was 20 years old.

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MELBOURNE, Australia -- Johanna Konta wasn't sure even as she celebrated Christmas if she'd make the long trip to Australia for the year's first Grand Slam tournament because of her recovery from a chronic knee problem.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Jrue Holiday matched his season high with 36 points in his return after a five-game absence and the New Orleans Pelicans set a franchise record with 21 3-pointers, beating Memphis 126-116 Monday in the Grizzlies' annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Game.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Mike Vrabel knows wins and losses are the only true measure for the Tennessee Titans. Coming up one win shy of the franchise's first Super Bowl berth in 20 years even after a 2-4 start means they still have plenty of work ahead.

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C -- Fifth-ranked Louisville went from looking dominant in the first half at North Carolina to clinging to a shrinking lead on the road in the final minutes.

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MELBOURNE, Australia -- It's been three years since Serena Williams won a Grand Slam championship. Her drought without a title of any sort just ended, though, right before the start of the Australian Open.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Arrowhead Stadium rocked to Whitney Houston's "I Want To Dance With Somebody.'' Kansas City fans' half-century wait to boogie in the Super Bowl is over -- in great part due to their quarterback's magical feet, not to mention his majestic arm.

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C -- Fifth-ranked Louisville went from looking dominant in the first half at North Carolina to clinging to a shrinking lead on the road in the final minutes.

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DURHAM, N.C. -- Louisville's big lead was all but gone, leaving the 11th-ranked Cardinals clinging to a slim margin while the fans packed into Duke's famously hostile home arena were roaring at ear-ringing levels.

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Nine years into his career and a little more than two years removed from a debilitating torn Achilles injury, Richard Sherman is still tormenting quarterbacks on a weekly basis.

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The Titans haven't been to the Super Bowl since 2000. That's barely a blip on the football history screen: The Chiefs haven't been there since 1970. One of them is headed for the big game in Miami. Here's how they match up for the AFC championship:

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs had just lost to the Tennessee Titans, their fourth defeat in the first 10 games of the season, and much of the optimism that surrounded the defending AFC champions had begun to evaporate amid the barbecue smoke that wafts over Arrowhead Stadium eac…

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NEW YORK -- Carlos Beltrán is out as manager of the New York Mets before a single game, the latest fallout from the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal that has rocked Major League Baseball.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans benched Marcus Mariota for Ryan Tannehill in mid-October after a 2-4 start. Finding the No. 2 pick overall from the 2015 draft isn't that hard during their amazing playoff run.

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BOWLING GREEN -- Taveion Hollingsworth matched his season high with 23 points, making a basket and three free throws in the final 11 seconds, to rally Western Kentucky to a 71-69 victory over Old Dominion on Thursday night.

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NEW YORK — While the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox took decisive action in jettisoning their managers after Major League Baseball concluded they were involved in nefarious sign stealing, the New York Mets have stayed silent on Carlos Beltrán's future.

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Bobby Petrino, a coach with a track record of on-the-field success and off-the-field embarrassments, will be the next coach at Missouri State.

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TEL AVIV, Israel — As a baseball-crazed kid growing up in Miami, Danny Valencia dreamed of playing in the Major Leagues. The thought of heading to the Olympics, for a foreign country no less, never crossed his mind.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A former Penn State football player claims in a lawsuit that Nittany Lions players hazed him and other younger teammates by imitating sexual acts in the shower and invoking Jerry Sandusky's name.

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The European Tour and PGA Tour are trying to crack down on slow play with revamped policies that allow for swifter penalty shots and for officials to target players who are taking too long to play.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Freshman Jermaine Couisnard hit a 3-pointer as the buzzer sounded and South Carolina rallied from 14 points down in the second half to stun No. 10 Kentucky 81-78 on Wednesday night.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Rookie guard Ja Morant had 26 points and eight assists, Dillon Brooks scored 24 and the Memphis Grizzlies won their sixth straight game by defeating the Houston Rockets 121-110 on Tuesday night.

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PITTSBURGH -- With 21 seconds left in overtime and Pittsburgh trailing by two, Panthers guard Trey McGowens put his head down and drove to the rim as he had so often as Pitt put a scare into No. 11 Louisville on Tuesday night.

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BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox fired manager Alex Cora on Tuesday, a day after baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred implicated him in the sport's sign-stealing scandal.

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ST. LOUIS -- Outfielder Austin Dean was acquired Tuesday by the St. Louis Cardinals from the Miami Marlins for 18-year-old minor league outfielder Diowill Burgos.