Giants edge Royals 3-2 in Game 7 behind Bumgarner


Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons.

East Lyme boys are first to win back-to-back ECC soccer titles

Second-seeded East Lyme held off No. 5 Montville 2-0 for the Eastern Connecticut Conference tournament boys’ soccer championship, getting first-half goals from James Foster and Brandon Dinsmore to become the league’s first repeat...

East Lyme wins third straight ECC girls' soccer title

East Lyme wins its third straight ECC girls' soccer tournament championship with a 2-0 victory over Woodstock Academy.

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HIGH SCHOOL

Ledyard, Fitch to play for ECC volleyball title tonight

Ledyard and Fitch, the top two teams who split a pair of regular season meetings, play tonight for the Eastern Connecticut Conference volleyball tournament championship at Plainfield High School.

ECC award winners / 2014

Following are the 2014 Eastern Connecticut Conference all-stars and sportsmanship award winners in boys’ soccer, girls’ soccer, boys’ cross country and girls’ cross country:

Fitch, Ledyard advance to ECC volleyball final

Ledyard and Fitch win semifinal matches in the Eastern Connecticut Conference volleyball tournament.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Old Lyme boys and girls advance to Shoreline title games

Old Lyme will play for both the boys' and girls' Shoreline Conference soccer championships on Friday night after recording shutout victories in the semifinals on Wednesday.

Thursday's Schedule

A list of Thursday's local high school games.

Local college roundup: UConn's Calhoun sprains knee in practice

UConn junior Omar Calhoun will likely be sidelined for at least a week after suffering a sprained MCL during practice on Sunday.

UCONN

AAC coaches pick Boatright as preseason player of the year

Senior Ryan Boatright has majored in hard work during his basketball career.

Huskies get the red-carpet treatment in NYC

UConn received a champion’s reception during American Athletic Conference men’s basketball media day on Wednesday.

COLLEGES

SEC dominates first rankings

The College Football Playoff selection committee has spoken — and it likes the SEC. At least for now.

Local college notes

A look back at last week's highights involving local colleges and local athletes at colleges outside the region.

PROFESSIONAL

Bumgarner wins World Series MVP

Madison Bumgarner capped off a most splendid October and earned MVP honors Wednesday night, pitching five scoreless innings of relief in Game 7 as the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2.

NFL notes

News and notes from around the National Football League.

ON THE AIR

Basketball

8 p.m., TNT - NBA: New York Knicks at Cleveland Cavaliers.

10:30 p.m., TNT - NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Clippers.

Boxing

9 p.m., FS1 - Sharif Bogere vs. Fernando Garcia in a lightweight bout and Danny O'Connor vs. Andrew Farmer in a welterweight bout from Plymouth, Mass.

Football

7:30 p.m., ESPN - NCAA: Florida State at Louisville.

7:30 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA: Troy at Georgia Southern.

8:25 p.m., NFL Network, WCBS (880-AM) - NFL: New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers.

Golf

6 a.m., Golf Channel - European PGA: BMW Masters from Shanghai. (taped today)

4:30 p.m., Golf Channel - Champions: Charles Schwab Cup Championship from Scottsdale, Ariz.

11 p.m., Golf Channel - PGA: CIMB Classic from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

3 a.m. (Friday), Golf Channel - LPGA: Taiwan Championship from Taipei. (taped today)

Hockey

7 p.m., NESN - NHL: Boston Bruins at Buffalo Sabres.

7:05 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) - NHL: Winnipeg Jets at New Jersey Devils.

Soccer

8 p.m., ESPN2 - MLS playoffs: Sporting Kansas City at New York Red Bulls.

Tennis

5:30 a.m., Tennis Channel - ATP: BNP Paribas Masters from Paris.