UConn comes alive in second half to beat Villanova 20-15


Granted, it's a small sample size. Still, there were signs of progress in UConn's season-opening 20-15 victory over Villanova Thursday night before 26,113 fans at Rentschler Field.

Coast Guard routs Anna Maria 34-6 in opener

Mike Clancy, in his first game as Coast Guard's starting running back, carried the ball 14 times for 106 yards and two touchdowns — 96 yards in the second half — as the Bears topped Anna Maria 34-6 Thursday on opening night.

Brady sits out after court victory, Giants top Patriots 12-9

Boswell kicks 4 field goals, Giants beat Brady-less Patriots 12-9

Summer makeover has first-place Mets primed for playoff run

David Wright and new-look Mets primed for playoff run atop NL East after summer makeover

After losing first two sets, Murray rallies to advance at U.S. Open

Andy Murray fashions 8th comeback from 2 sets down to win at US Open; Jack Sock stops in heat

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Battle of the new 'Big 3' at Deutsche Bank

Based more on current form than a mathematical formula, Jordan Spieth believes Jason Day is the No. 1 player in golf.

House speaker: PawSox stadium less likely to move forward

Plans to build a stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox in downtown Providence are less likely to move forward because of new hurdles, including that Brown University wants $10 million for part of the land, House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello said Thursday.

Yankees hit 3 HRs in eight-run second inning, beat Red Sox 13-8

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This was a win UConn desperately needed ... and deserved

You want art? Go to the Louvre. This is football. This was a victory.

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Victory Lane: Coast Guard quarterback readying for his third season as starter

And so Coast Guard begins the season Thursday with a 7 p.m. game against Anna Maria at Cadet Memorial Field, the Bears' first night game since 1996. Derek Victory, a junior, will be the starting quarterback, the way he has been for the last 17 games.

UCONN

UConn football ready to take important first step

Thursday night's game is more important than perhaps any season opener in recent years for the UConn football program. "It's everything," coach Bob Diaco said.

UConn women's basketball team loads up nonconference schedule

UConn’s quest to become the first Division I women’s basketball team to win four straight national titles will feature some early-season traveling.

UConn releases schedule, receives commitment

By the end of 2015, UConn will have a pretty good idea where it stands in the college basketball world.

COLLEGES

In all seriousness, Coast Guard football is ready for opener

The Coast Guard Academy football team, with 19 seniors on its roster and 16 returning starters, opens the season at 7 p.m. Thursday at home against Anna Maria, the Bears’ first night game since 1996. Coach Bill George, in his 17th season, has...

Hungry Camels eager to build off their success

The Connecticut College women's soccer team returned to campus last weekend even more determined to keep the program among the New England Small College Athletic Conference elite.

Fisher names Golson starting QB for No. 10 Florida State

Jimbo Fisher names Notre Dame transfer Everett Golson starting QB for No. 10 Florida State

CT SUN

Sun visit San Antonio tonight

Two of the four teams vying for the No. 1 pick in the 2016s WNBA Draft play each other on Friday when the Connecticut Sun visit the San Antonio Stars (8 p.m., no TV).

Fever earn playoff bid while eliminating Sun

Fever beat Sun 81-51, reach playoffs for WNBA-record 11th straight year

HIGH SCHOOL

ECC's five future Div. I schools considering 'district football model' with SCC

Southern Connecticut Conference commissioner Al Carbone, Hand High School athletic director Craig Semple and East Lyme High School athletic director Steve Hargis are discussing a potential scheduling model — in football only — that...

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Auto Racing

8 a.m., NBCSN — Formula One Italian Grand Prix practice from Monza, Italy.

11 a.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Sprint Cup Bojangles Southern 500 practice from Darlington, S.C.

1 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 practice from Darlington, S.C.

4:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Sprint Cup Bojangles Southern 500 practice from Darlington, S.C.

Baseball

2 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Chicago Cubs.

7 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Boston Red Sox.

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

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

7 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — NYP: Brooklyn Cyclones at Connecticut Tigers.

8 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals.

Basketball

8 p.m., wnba.com/sun — WNBA: Connecticut Sun at San Antonio Stars.

Football

3:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Charlotte at Georgia State.

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Baylor at Southern Methodist.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Michigan State at Western Michigan.

10:15 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Washington at Boise State.

Golf

10 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Russian Open from Moscow.

2:30 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Deutsche Bank Championship from Norton, Mass.

Soccer

2:30 p.m., FS1 — European qualifier: Germany vs. Poland from Frankfurt, Germany.

7:30 p.m., FS1 — Men's exhibition: United States vs. Peru from Washington, D.C.

Talk Show

6:05 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — Sports Talk with Bill Donovan.

Tennis

1 p.m., ESPN — U.S. Open from New York.

6 p.m., ESPN2 — U.S. Open from New York.