No. 6 Houston makes quick work of UConn 42-14


Greg Ward Jr. threw for a career-high 389 yards and accounted for five touchdowns in just more than three quarters to help the sixth-ranked Houston Cougars easily handle Connecticut 42-14 on Thursday night

Coast Guard Academy unveils Otto Graham Hall of Athletic Excellence

The Coast Guard Academy celebrated the ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday night for the Otto Graham Hall of Athletic Excellence, a $2.4 million dollar project unfurled at the school's existing Billard Hall.

Lewerk has become someone NFA field hockey can depend on

NFA senior forward Margaret Lewerk, one of the school's top track sprinters, began her field hockey career not knowing much about the sport or how to play it. Now, she's a starter.

H.S. football / Week 4 capsule previews

Friday's Games Ledyard at Montville, 6:30 p.m. Records: Ledyard (1-2); Montville (1-2) Last week: Ledyard defeated Bacon 8-6; Montville lost to Waterford...

Yankees are eliminated despite completing sweep of Red Sox

The Yankees were eliminated from playoff contention despite a 5-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night that completed a three-game sweep of the AL East champions

PROFESSIONAL

Giants banged up at cornerback and safety for Vikings' game

The New York Giants are so short of players in the secondary that rookie coach Ben McAdoo had to have a couple of his receivers play safety in practice.

Orioles top Blue Jays to pull even in AL wild-card race

Ubaldo Jimenez and two relievers combined on a three-hitter and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Blue Jays 4-0 on Thursday night, moving into a tie with Toronto in the AL wild card race with three games remaining.

Ortiz given standing ovation in Yankee Stadium finale

Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz was given a 30-second standing ovation by fans at Yankee Stadium when he walked to home plate for the first at-bat of his final game in the Bronx. There were many fans in Red Sox colors in the crowd, which chanted his...

Americans need short memory in the Ryder Cup

Dustin Johnson says the U.S. team needs a short memory when it comes to the Ryder Cup. He says the Americans have not brought up what happened at Medinah four years ago when they blew a 10-6 lead going into the final day, winning only three singles...

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Coast Guard football team has a family dynamic

Right now the Coast Guard football team has two sets of brothers playing: Hudson and J.D. Dunaway and Chip and Patrick Crowley. On Wednesday they talked about the family dynamic.

Local roundup: First-half flurry lifts East Lyme boys' soccer

East Lyme High School rallied from an early deficit to beat Killingly 3-1 in a boys' soccer game Wednesday night.

UCONN

UConn basketball's competitive streak on display at Husky Run

It's already evident that a fierce competitive streak runs through the UConn men's basketball team. The Huskies took the annual 3.1-mile Husky Run very seriously.

UConn football visits highly motivated, nationally-ranked Houston

The UConn football team is a heavy underdog heading into the nationally-televised American Athletic Conference game (ESPN) that kicks off at 8 p.m. Thursday at TDECU Stadium.

Diaco encouraged by UConn's progress despite record

UConn is taking the glass half-full approach while preparing for Thursday's nationally-televised game at No. 6 Houston, insisting it is better than its .500 record indicates.

COLLEGES

UNC player accused of sexual battery says he's not a rapist

A North Carolina football player facing charges of sexual battery and assault on a fellow student says the two had consensual sex and that he neither raped nor drugged her

LSU needs home run hire but competition could be tough

After firing the most successful football coach in the history of the program, LSU needs a home run hire

Surprises spread across the Pac-12 after first month

The Pac-12 was filled with surprises through the first four weeks of the season

CT SUN

Ogwumike sisters, Stewart earn top WNBA honors from AP

Nneka Ogwumike has had a remarkable season for Los Angeles, putting up career numbers

Sun end WNBA season with impressive win over Mystics

Rookie Jonquel Jones scored a career-high 21 points and three players recorded double-doubles as Connecticut ended its 2016 WNBA season with an impressive 87-78 victory over the Washington Mystics.

HIGH SCHOOL

H.S. roundup: East Lyme rolls past Waterford 3-0 in girls' soccer

The East Lyme High School girls' soccer team remained unbeaten with a 3-0 win over Waterford on Thursday night.

Improved Bears are right in the mix in ECC Div. II

Joey Rosa made 15 saves and the Stonington boys' soccer team forged a 1-1 tie against first-place Waterford in the ECC's "Division of Doom."

High school roundup: Woodruff lifts Ledyard to OT victory

Jack Woodruff scored seven minutes into overtime, lifting Ledyard past Fitch, 3-2, in a Division I boys' soccer game on Tuesday.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

10 a.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Sprint Cup Citizen Soldier 400 practice from Dover, Del.

11:30 a.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity Drive Sober 200 practice from Dover, Del.

1:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity Drive Sober 200 final practice from Dover, Del.

3:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Sprint Cup Citizen Soldier 400 qualifying from Dover, Del.

6 p.m., FS1 — NHRA Keystone Nationals qualifying from Reading, Pa. (taped today)    

Baseball

7 p.m., NESN, ESPN2, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox.

7 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM) — MLB: Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees.

7 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies.

10 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants.

Basketball

8 p.m., ESPNEWS — WNBA playoffs: Phoenix Mercury at Minnesota Lynx.

10 p.m., ESPNEWS — WNBA playoffs: Chicago Sky at Los Angeles Sparks.

Football

6:15 p.m., theday.com, WJJF (94.9-FM) — High school: Waterford at Fitch.

7 p.m., NBCSN — NCAA: Penn at Dartmouth.

9 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Stanford at Washington.

10:15 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Toledo at Brigham Young.

Golf

8:30 a.m., Golf Channel — Ryder Cup from Chaska, Minn.

Soccer

3 p.m., USA — Premier League: Crystal Palace at Everton.

8 p.m., FS1 — NWSL playoffs: Chicago Red Stars at Washington Spirit.