TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NHL: Senators at Bruins, 7 p.m. (NESN)
NHL: Capitals at Lightning, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
NBA: Celtics at Cavaliers, 7 p.m. (CSNNE; WEEI)
College basketball: Tennessee at Kentucky, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Clemson at Virginia, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Michigan State at Illinois, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: North Carolina at Wake Forest, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
AROUND THE WEB:
♦ Women’s Professional Soccer, a league that includes the Boston Breakers, will take the 2012 season off as it attempts to settle a dispute with an ousted team owner. The league indicated it hopes to return in 2013.
Dan Borislow bought the Washington Freedom before last season and moved them to South Florida, renaming them magicJack, after the company he owns. Things quickly turned sour, and Borislow sued WPS in August. The league responded by accusing him of “unprofessional and disparaging treatment of his players to failure to pay his bills.”
A Florida judge ruled this month that the league did not follow its own procedures when it terminated Borislow’s franchise, and another court hearing is set for Wednesday.
WPS CEO Jennifer O’Sullivan said owners preferred canceling the season to working with Borislow again.
“We have diverted so many resources into litigation,” she said. “This is something that needs to be resolved before we can move forward with play.”
♦ Speaking at a luncheon in Tallahassee, Fla., Monday, NCAA president Mark Emmert hinted that fans should soon expect to see a four-team playoff for college football.
“If I had to guess, we’ll see some movement in the format,” he said. “Where it’s going to wind up, I don’t know.”
Emmert also said he has been trying to get schools to be more thoughtful and cooperative in the issue of conference realignment.
“There weren’t a lot of winners coming out of that,” Emmert said of all the movement that has rocked college football in the past year. “You wind up with the lawsuits, you wind up with a lot of bad blood, a lot of bad publicity.”
♦ A man who is known for his paintings of the University of Alabama football team continues his fight against the school, which has charged him with copyright infringement. Daniel Moore will appear in Appeals Court Thursday to defend his work, which he often sells as posters.
The case is of great interest to “artists all over the country whose free speech rights should not be subject to licensing arrangements by colleges and universities,” said Mark P. McKenna, a law professor at Notre Dame who was part of a group of professors that wrote a friend-of-the-court brief to the Appeals Court on Moore’s behalf.
ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On Jan. 31, 1971, in a 6-0 rout of the Blues, Bobby Orr scored twice to become the second defenseman in Bruins history with 100 career goals. Who was the first?