Rain, lightning play havoc with H.S. football games

Lightning and heavy rain, which resulted in flash flood warnings throughout southeastern Connecticut, led to the postponement of three local high school football games on Friday night and the suspension of a fourth.

East Lyme girls win ECC meet and share Div. I title with NFA

East Lyme went from not winning a dual meet last season to finishing first Thursday in the ECC girls' cross country championship meet at Norwich Golf Course.

Inspired NFA boys win their fourth straight ECC cross country title

Inspired NFA boys' cross country team takes its fourth straight ECC title, led by individual winner Brandon Mehlinger.

H.S. roundup: Woodstock girls hold off Montville to win Div. II soccer title

Woodstock Academy held off Montville 3-2 to win the Eastern Connecticut Conference Division II girls' soccer championship on Thursday night.

East Lyme girls' soccer clinches Division I title behind four goals from deLaforcade

What a night. The East Lyme seniors went home happy, the Vikings clinched the Division I title within the Eastern Connecticut Conference and senior Stephanie deLaforcade illustrated exactly why she’s headed to Maryland.


Why can't we pipe down and listen to each other?

We all need to shut up. Now. And listen. And understand that we bring conflicting opinions because...


UConn football players face BB gun, marijuana charges

Two University of Connecticut football players have been suspended from the team after being arrested on drug and weapons charges

Football ticket sales trending in right direction but lagging behind expectations

UConn football ticket sales was a topic of conversation when athletic director David Benedict met with the media prior to coach Bob Diaco's weekly Tuesday press conference.


No. 1 Alabama gets another shot at Texas A&M's Trevor Knight

Trevor Knight has changed teams, proven he's not a one-game wonder and re-emerged with a national title contender

NCAA accuses Louisville, Pitino of violations in escort case

The NCAA is accusing Louisville of four serious violations and criticizing the conduct of coach Rick Pitino for failing to monitor a former basketball staffer who hired escorts and strippers for sex parties with recruits and players

Former Penn State coach recalls learning of Sandusky complaint

A former Penn State head football coach has testified that Mike McQueary told him years before Jerry Sandusky's arrest that he had made a complaint about Sandusky to university administrators


Coast Guard at Nichols football capsule

When: Saturday, noon. Where: Vendetti Field, Dudley, Mass. Records: Coast Guard 3-3 overall, 2-1 New England Football Conference; Nichols 2-4, 0-3. Players...

Local colleges: No. 4 Quinnipiac men's hockey team beats UConn 5-2

Fourth-ranked Quinnipiac used second-period goals by Brogan Rafferty and Connor Clifton to pull away for a 5-2 men's hockey victory over UConn on Wednesday night.

Coast Guard QB Victory earns Gold Helmet for record-setting performance

Coast Guard Academy quarterback Derek Victory was awarded the New England Football Writers' Gold Helmet for Divisions II and III for his record-setting performance in Saturday's win over Curry College.


Receivers fill in well for Packers in battered backfield

Wide receivers may be common sight in Packers' backfield with running backs ailing

Chase Elliott seeks playoff-saving victory at Talladega

Still seeking his 1st career Sprint Cup victory, Chase Elliott needs it to come Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway to prevent elimination from NASCAR's playoffs


Auto Racing

11 a.m., NBCSN — Formula One United States Grand Prix practice from Austin, Texas.

1 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Fred's 250 practice from Talladega, Ala.

2 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Sprint Cup Hellmann's 500 practice from Talladega, Ala.

3 p.m., NBCSN — Formula One United States Grand Prix practice from Austin, Texas.

3 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Fred's 250 final practice from Talladega, Ala.

4:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Sprint Cup Hellmann's 500 final practice from Talladega, Ala.   


8 p.m., NBA TV — NBA preseason: Charlotte Hornets at Minnesota Timberwolves.

10:30 p.m., NBA TV — NBA preseason: Portland Trail Blazers at Golden State Warriors.


6:15 p.m.,WJJF (94.9-FM) — High school: Ledyard at East Lyme.

6:30 p.m., theday.com — High school: Fitch at New London.

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: South Florida at Temple.

7 p.m., NBCSN — NCAA: Penn at Yale.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — High school: Trinity Christian (Fla.) vs. IMG Academy (Fla.) from Jacksonville, Fla.

10:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Oregon at California.

10:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: San Jose State at San Diego State.


6:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Portugal Masters from Vilamoura.

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

3 a.m. (Saturday), Golf Channel — LPGA: Blue Bay from Hainan Island, China.


7:05 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) — NHL: Arizona Coyotes at New York Islanders.

8 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: Vermont at Nebraska Omaha.


7 p.m., YES — NCAA men: Notre Dame at Duke.


6 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Stockholm Open, WTA Luxembourg Open and ATP-WTA Kremlin Cup from Moscow.