Local roundup: Fitch/Ledyard edges Waterford in field hockey

Maci Silvia scored a goal in each half and Erin Ritter made 16 saves in goal to lift Fitch/Ledyard past Waterford 2-1 in an Eastern Connecticut Conference field hockey game Monday afternoon.

Local college notes

Highlighting the Camels • The Connecticut College women's soccer team has specialized in dramatic victories, winning five games by one goal this season. The 20th-ranked Camels completed a weekend sweep of Hamilton...

Schooners hire 'perfect fit' in Rob Bono as new manager

Waterford native Rob Bono, who spent the past four summers as an assist with Chatham of the Cape Cod Baseball League, has been named manager of the Mystic Schooners.

Local colleges: Conn field hockey upsets No. 8 Hamilton 1-0

Meghan Lembo scored 47 seconds into the game and it held up as Connecticut College beat No. 8 Hamilton 1-0 in a New England Small College Athletic Conference field hockey match on Saturday.

Local roundup: NFA edges Ledyard in boys' soccer

Nathan Cherenzia assisted on both goals as the Norwich Free Academy boys' soccer team held off Ledyard 2-1 Thursday in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I game.

COLUMNS

Darien's RAW POWER, East Lyme, SCC wackiness, Top 10 daffiness, and everything else you love about Tuesday's Lonesome Polecat

Two-time defending CIAC Class LL champion Darien has hit the weights hard, allowing it to hit...

Grandstanding will never allow the message to resonate

And so once again, the narrative sinks into the morass of rhetoric, shrouding the original message...

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Local roundup: Steele leads Conn past Coast Guard

Valerie Hines (11) of Coast Guard and Zoe Stublarec of Connecticut College, right,  both go up to head the ball during Wednesday's women's soccer game at Conn's Silfen Field at New London. Conn won 1-0.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Lauren Steele scored in the 59th minute as host Connecticut College remained unbeaten with a 1-0 win over Coast Guard in a nonleague women's soccer match on Wednesday.

Local roundup: Mitchell men earn double overtime win

Andrew Storton scored his second goal at 106 minutes, 17 seconds to give the Mitchell men’s soccer team a 2-1 double overtime win over Albertus Magnus on Tuesday.

UCONN

UConn comes up short against East Carolina 41-38

UConn placekicker Michael Tarbutt, top, and holder Jay Rose react after Tarbutt missed a 35-yard field goal in the final seconds of Sunday's game against East Carolina at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. East Carolina won 41-38. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Thomas Sirk threw for 426 yards and three touchdowns, and East Carolina held off UConn 41-38 on Sunday in the conference opener for both teams.

UConn defense a concern heading into AAC football opener

Fixing the defense wasn't high on the list of major repairs while UConn prepared for the 2017 football season.

COLLEGES

Conn College rallies past Amherst for 3-2 win in women's soccer

Kelly Brigham scored in the 89th minute to break a 2-2 tie and lift the Connecticut College women's soccer team to a 3-2 win over Amherst in a New England Small College Athletic Conference game on Sunday.

Coast Guard begins play in new conference with comeback win

Ethan Goldcamp threw a game-winning 73-yard touchdown to Cam Cecchini and the defense completed its second straight game without allowing a touchdown, as the Coast Guard Academy football team topped Norwich 13-9.

CT SUN

Sun extend Miller's coaching, GM contract through 2021

Curt Miller, who guided the Connecticut Sun to their first WNBA playoff berth since 2012, was awarded a contract extension by the franchise on Tuesday as head coach and general manager through 2021. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Connecticut Sun announced Tuesday that head coach and general manager Curt Miller has been signed to a contract extension through the 2021 season.

The Sun began to shine a year early

Connecticut Sun coach and general manager Curt Miller, who expected his young team to turn the corner in 2018, was pleasantly surprised by the Sun’s playoff run in 2017. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Connecticut Sun occupy a more comfortable seat this year, certainly more cushy compared to this time in 2016.

PROFESSIONAL

Judge breaks McGwire's rookie HR record as Yanks beat KC

Aaron Judge hits a solo home run during the seventh inning, his second of the game and his 50th of the season, as the Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 11-2 on Monday in the Bronx. The home run broke Mark McGwire's MLB single-season record for home runs by a rookie. (AP photo/Seth Wenig)

Aaron Judge broke Mark McGwire's major league record for home runs by a rookie, hitting a pair for the second straight day to raise his total to 50 and lead the New York Yankees over the Kansas City Royals 11-3

Irving excited about joining revamped Celtics

Gordon Hayward (20), Al Horford (42) and Kyrie Irving (11) walk together during a photo shoot at the Celtics' media day on Monday in Canton, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

The trade that brought Kyrie Irving to Boston capped _ for now, at least _ a roster overhaul that left the Celtics with just four players from the roster that went to the Eastern Conference finals

Blue Jays end Red Sox winning streak at six

Josh Donaldson homered and drove in three runs, powering the Toronto Blue Jays past the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox 6-4

Brady rallies Pats by Texans in the final seconds

Patriots wide receiver Brandin Cooks, right, drags his toes as he makes the game-winning catch in the end zone for a touchdown in front of Texans safety Corey Moore, left, during Sunday's game at Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots won 36-33. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Tom Brady connected with Brandin Cooks for a 25-yard touchdown pass with 23 seconds left, his fifth TD throw of the game, and the New England Patriots rallied to beat the Houston Texans 36-33 on Sunday.

ON THE AIR

Baseball

7 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Toronto Blue Jays 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: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets.

8 p.m., ESPN — MLB: Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals.

Basketball

8 p.m., ESPN2 — WNBA Finals: Los Angeles Sparks at Minnesota Lynx in Game 2.

Boxing

9 p.m., FS1 — Eduard Ramirez vs. Leduan Barthelemy in a featherweight bout from Las Vegas.

Golf

5 p.m., Golf Channel — World Golf Hall of Fame induction ceremony from St. Augustine, Fla.

Hockey

7 p.m., MSG — NHL preseason: New York Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers.

Soccer

2:30 p.m., FS1 — UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid at Borussa Dortmund.