To the end, Rex Ryan still vows to beat the Patriots


Rex Ryan still isn't backing down. Sure, his future with the New York Jets appears dim. But the coach is conceding nothing, and that means he has every intention of beating the New England Patriots today.

UConn women meet UCLA today at Mohegan Sun Arena

No. 2 UConn meets UCLA at 5 p.m. today at Mohegan Sun Arena in the Hall of Fame Women’s Challenge, the first regular-season game in history for the Huskies at the Sun.

Local roundup: Whalers remain unbeaten in girls' basketball at 5-0

Deanna McCarvell and India Pagan scored 16 points each as New London beat Bethel 56-31 in a nonleague girls’ basketball game Saturday.\n

HIGH SCHOOL

The Day's Fall All-Area teams to begin appearing Tuesday

The Day's eight Fall All-Area teams will begin appearing in Tuesday's edition.

Durkee is a steadying presence for Vikes

In soccer, East Lyme High School junior Theresa Durkee is a Division I recruit, giving a verbal commitment earlier this fall to play beginning in 2016 for the women’s team at Providence College.

Local roundup: Sawyer leads Whalers to season-opening win

Collin Sawyer scored 29 points as New London opened its season with a 102-45 win over Killingly in a Eastern Connecticut Conference Medium Division boys’ basketblal game on Friday night.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Sunday's Schedule

A listing of Sunday's local college schedule.

The Black Wolves are already starting to show some fight

It is his first teleconference heading into a brand new season in a brand new city. The New England Black Wolves of the National Lacrosse League, coached by the engaging Blane Harrison, open their schedule Jan. 2 against Buffalo at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Local roundup: T-More beats Naval Prep in OT

Ian Gardener and Christian Vital scored 14 points each as St. Thomas More beat Naval Prep 67-63 in overtime in a men’s basketball game on Thursday.

UCONN

Huskies roll past DePaul

Breanna Stewart scored 25 points and No. 2 UConn returned from a 13-day break to rout No. 25 DePaul 98-64 on Friday night.

No. 2 Duke holds off UConn 66-56

UConn possessed the effort, energy and tenacity to secure a signature victory on Thursday. The Huskies lacked the offensive firepower to pull it off.\n

COLLEGES

NCAA football roundup

Shayne Davern ran for a career-high 101 yards and two touchdowns and Air Force beat Western Michigan 38-24 in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on a soggy Saturday night in Boise.

Top 25 men's college basketball roundup

No. 1 Kentucky 83, UCLA 44Devin Booker had 19 points and Kentucky scored the game's first 24 points in a rout over UCLA on Saturday.

PROFESSIONAL

Novak's 40-yard field goal lifts Chargers past 49ers

Philip Rivers prevailed through a balky back and a sore chest to keep the San Diego Chargers' slim playoff chances alive, rallying his team to tie it in the final minute and setting up Nick Novak's 40-yard field goal nearly 5 minutes into overtime...

Redskins top reeling Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles have proved themselves to be a mirage, a team that got away with its faults until it couldn’t any longer. Leaders in the NFC East as recently as week ago, they’re now just about done in the playoff race, and...

CT SUN

Sun to open 2015 season at home, June 5

The Connecticut Sun will tip off its 13th season with a home game against the Washington Mystics at 7 p.m. Friday, June 5, at Mohegan Sun Arena, the team announced Thursday.

ON THE AIR

Basketball

Noon, ESPNU - NCAA men: Harvard at Virginia.

2 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Maryland at Oklahoma State.

3 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA women: Kentucky at Duke.

4 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Southern California at Boston College.

5 p.m., ESPN2, WTIC (1080-AM) - NCAA women: UCLA at UConn from Mohegan Sun Arena.

6 p.m., CSN - NBA: Boston Celtics at Miami Heat.

6 p.m., YES, WCBS (880-AM) - NBA: Detroit Pistons at Brooklyn Nets.

6 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Seton Hall at Georgia.

Football

1 p.m., Ch. 3, WTIC (1080-AM), WMOS (102.3-FM) - NFL: New England Patriots at New York Jets.

3:30 p.m., NBCSN - Youth: FBU National Championship from Naples, Fla.

4:05 p.m., Ch. 61, WFAN (660-AM) - NFL: New York Giants at St. Louis Rams.

4:25 p.m., Ch. 3 - NFL: Indianapolis Colts at Dallas Cowboys.

8:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30, WFAN (660-AM) - NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals.

Hockey

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

Soccer

8:25 a.m., NBCSN - Premier League: Sunderland at Newcastle.

10:55 a.m., NBCSN - Premier League: Arsenal at Liverpool.