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On The Fly: Tom Brady Misses Practice With Injured Hand

Tom Brady missed another day of practice, leaving some doubts as to whether he will be able to play against the Jaguars in the AFC Championship Game.

Brady injured his hand during practice Wednesday, and has been sheltered from the media since. Photos of Brady in red gloves set off a frenzy of theories. At this stage of his career, he could probably start a game without practicing for a month and be OK, so holding him out of practice doesn’t mean he won’t play. If he can’t grip the ball, maybe they could just defla … uh, never mind. ... Terry Larrier, who sat out UConn’s loss at Memphis Tuesday with recurring headaches, did not practice Thursday. UConn has one more practice before top-ranked Villanova comes to Hartford on Saturday.

No surprise, LeBron James and Steph Curry were the top vote-getters for the NBA All-Star Game and will serve as captains, picking sides from a pool of starters and reserves to be finalized Jan. 25. Starters announced Thursday did not include Kemba Walker or Andre Drummond. … New London’s Kris Dunn is suffering from concussion symptoms. The Bulls have placed him in the league’s concussion protocol and he will miss the next game at Atlanta.

UConn baseball coach Jim Penders will speak at the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce’s breakfast Tuesday. . Email info@middlesexchamber.com for more information. The Huskies, picked second in the AAC’s preseason coaches’ poll, start the season with high expectations. … The Mets are hoping their patience in a slow-moving market will make for some free agent bargains. They finalized a deal to bring veteran first baseman Adrian Gonzalez on board for the MLB minimum of $545,000, while the Braves, Dodgers, or whoever, are on the hook for the $21 million he’s owed. He’ll try to overcome back problems and push young Dominic Smith for the job. … The Twins hired Jim Kaat, 79, as a special assistant, where he is expected to serve in a variety of capacities. If you follow him on Twitter (@kaatjim), you know that he has too rich a baseball brain for it not to be picked.

Family, friends and fans filled the gym at Career High in New Haven to mourn boxer Luis Angel Rosa, who was killed in an auto accident last weekend. We offer prayers and condolences. … On this day, Jan. 19, in 1974, UCLA’s famous 88-game winning streak in men’s basketball came to an end with a 71-70 loss to Notre Dame. Bill Walton played in the game, so he didn’t get to announce it. The streak was later surpassed, twice, by the UConn women.

damore@courant.com

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