East Lyme's Redding named Connecticut girls' soccer Large School Coach of the Year

East Lyme High School girls' soccer coach Rachel Redding was named the Connecticut Girls' Soccer Coaches' Association Large School Coach of the Year at Sunday's all-state banquet at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington.

Top-ranked New London beats Waterford with dominating second half

The New London girls' basketball team concluded its first week as the state's No. 1 team with a dominant second half to put away Waterford on Saturday night, 60-34.

H.S. roundup: No. 9 Ledyard wrestlers go 4-0 at own Watkins Duals

Ledyard High School's wrestling team swept all four matches while hosting the Jerry Watkins Colonel Duals on Saturday.

Former UConn QB Hernandez named new football coach at Ledyard

Former UConn quarterback and Southington head coach Jonathan “D.J.” Hernandez has been named the new head football coach at Ledyard High School, athletic director and assistant principal Jim Buonocore said Friday afternoon.

NFA trio scores all of its points in 51-46 win over Bacon Academy

MacKenzie Burke, Hailey Conley and Makayla Poirier-Vaughters scored all of Norwich Free Academy's points as it upset 10th-ranked Bacon Academy on Friday, 51-46.



Hernandez is not his brother's keeper, making Aaron irrelevant to D.J.'s hiring

I'll be assigned many opportunities in the coming months to write about D.J. Hernandez and the...


No. 1 UConn women rout Tulane 100-56, Samuelson scores 32

UConn's Katie Lou Samuelson didn't score in the first quarter and didn't play in the fourth.

UConn's been buoyed by Samuelson's all-around offensive improvement

It seems rather fitting that the picture in the UConn women's basketball media guide next to Katie Lou Samuelson's game-by-game statistics from her freshman season is her picture-perfect form while firing up a 3-pointer.

UConn men return home with a chance to build momentum

Maybe, just maybe, this is the favorable stretch that UConn desperately needs to finally gain some traction.


Ex-Waterford star Martucci has grown on and off the court at Quinnipiac

Quinnipiac University women's basketball coach Tricia Fabbri has had a front-row seat for the significant growth of Waterford High School graduate and two-time Quinnipiac captain Adily Martucci, something she calls “the greatest joy you see...

Top 25 college basketball roundup

Kristian Doolittle scored six of his 12 points in overtime and Jordan Woodard's layup with 2.2 seconds left lifted Oklahoma to an 89-87 victory over No. 7 West Virginia on Wednesday night

No. 7 Creighton's goals intact even with Maurice Watson out

Creighton returned to practice Wednesday with the same aspirations it had before Maurice Watson Jr. was lost with a season-ending knee injury


Local colleges: No. 9 Conn women complete weekend sweep of Williams

Cassie Hunter scored 11 seconds into the game, helping No. 9 Connecticut College complete a weekend sweep of Williams College with a 4-1 victory in a New England Small College Athletic Conference women's hockey game at Dayton Arena on Saturday.

College basketball: Reserves lift Mitchell women past Becker 51-44

Mitchell College received a vital contribution from its reserves in a 51-44 victory over Becker College on Saturday in a New England Collegiate Conference women's basketball game.

Local roundup: Conn women rout Bates 87-69

Kyle Caouette scored 22 points as Connecticut College beat Bates College 87-69 in a New England Small College Athletic Conference women's basketball game on Friday night.


Hudson Swafford wins CareerBuilder for 1st PGA Tour title

Hudson Swafford won the fittingly named CareerBuilder Challenge on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, following three straight birdies with a closing par for a one-stroke victory.

Falcons rout Packers 44-21 for NFC title

Matt Ryan and Julio Jones teamed up for a dominant playoff performance, and the Atlanta Falcons ignored all those ghosts from the last half-century.



Noon, FS1 — NCAA men: St. John's at Seton Hall.

Noon, ESPNU — NCAA women: Notre Dame at North Carolina.

12:30 p.m., YES — NCAA women: Virginia at Pittsburgh.

1 p.m., ESPN2, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA women: Tulane at UConn.

1 p.m., SNY — NCAA men: George Mason at Richmond.

2 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Georgetown at Xavier.

2 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Saint Louis at Dayton.

2 p.m., NBCSN — NCAA men: La Salle at Virginia Commonwealth.

2 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA women: Louisville at South Florida.

2:30 p.m., YES — NCAA women: Miami at Syracuse.

3 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: Rutgers at Maryland.

4 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Central Florida at Memphis.

5 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: Vanderbilt at Tennessee.

5 p.m., SNY — NCAA women: George Mason at Richmond.

6 p.m., CBSSN, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA men: East Carolina at UConn from Hartford.

6:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Virginia Tech at Clemson.

8:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Arizona State at Southern California. 

Figure Skating

4 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — U.S. Championships men's free skate from Kansas City, Mo.


3 p.m., Ch. 61, WFAN (660-AM) — NFL playoffs: Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons in NFC Championship Game.

6:40 p.m., Ch. 3, WFAN (660-AM), WMOS (102.3-FM) — NFL playoffs: Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots in AFC Championship Game.


Noon, Golf Channel — Web.com: The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic.

3 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: CareerBuilder Challenge from La Quinta, Calif.


12:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — NHL: New York Rangers at Detroit Red Wings.

3 p.m., NESN — NHL: Boston Bruins at Pittsburgh Penguins.


4 p.m., NBCSN — FIS Alpine World Cup men's slalom from Kitzbuehel, Austria. (taped today)


7 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Leicester City at Southampton.

9:15 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Burnley at Arsenal.

9:30 a.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Hertha BSC at Bayer Leverkusen.

11:30 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Hull City at Chelsea.


9 p.m., ESPN2 — Australian Open from Melbourne.

3 a.m. (Monday), ESPN2 — Australian Open from Melbourne.

Winter Sports

3 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — U.S. Grand Prix Snowboard Cross from Solitude, Utah. (taped today)