Local roundup: CGA's Mooney finishes fourth at NCAA cross country championships

Kaitlyn Mooney ran to a fourth-place finish, the best in Coast Guard Academy history, during Saturday's NCAA Division III women's cross country championships.

Local colleges: No. 1 UConn advances to NCAA field hockey final

Top-seeded UConn rode a heroic performance by goalkeeper Nina Klein to defeat North Carolina in a penalty shootout in the semifinals of the NCAA Division I field hockey tournament on Friday.

Local roundup: Stonington rolls past Thames River 49-6

Josh Curtin scored three touchdowns, two on kickoff returns, as Stonington beat Thames River 49-6 in a nonleague high school football game on Thursday night.

Local roundup: Gray's third-place finish helps lift East Lyme swimming to fourth overall in Class M

Taylor Gray finished third in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1 minute, 9.36 seconds to help lift the East Lyme High School girls' swim team to a fourth-place team finish Wednesday night in the Class M state championship at Southern Connecticut State...

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New London's Dillon off to an impressive start for BC football team

Boston College running back AJ Dillon (2) carries the ball against Florida State defensive back Derwin James (3) during the first half of a game Oct. 27 in Boston. Dillon, a freshman from New London, has rushed for 100 yards or more four times and holds the Eagles' freshman record for rushing yards (1,039) and carries (221) in a season. (Michael Dwyer/AP Photo)

When Boston College running back AJ Dillon takes a handoff, he's carrying more than just a football. He's carrying his own hopes and dreams, as well as those of his family and New London community.

Coast Guard basketball / 2017-18 preview

Men's basketball Coast Guard returns nine players, including four who made 14 or more starts from a team that finished 7-17 overall and 3-11 in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference. The Bears open their...

Local roundup: Waterford's Dyjak wins Class S title in 500 freestyle

Waterford freshman Ella Dyjak captured the 500-yard freestyle during the CIAC Class S swimming and diving championships on Tuesday night at Southern Connecticut State University.

UCONN

Dillon, Boston College run over UConn in Fenway Gridiron game

UConn linebacker Cameron Stapleton (10) and defensive back Anthony Watkins (29) attempt to bring down Boston College running back AJ Dillon (2) during the second quarter of Saturday night's game at Fenway Park. Dillon, who grew up in New London, rushed for 200 yards on 24 carries and scored a pair of TDs to lead the Eagles to a 39-16 win. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

AJ Dillon, Boston College's standout true freshman from New London, piled up 200 yards on 24 carries and scored two touchdowns to lead the Eagles past UConn 39-16 at Fenway Park on Saturday night.

UConn's Stevens ready to step in if Samuelson misses Maryland game

UConn's Azura Stevens (23) goes by California's Kristine Anigwe (31) during Friday night's 82-47 win over the Bears. Stevens, a 6-foot-6 transfer from Duke, could move into the starting lineup for Sunday's game against Maryland if Katie Lou Samuelson can't play because of a foot injury. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

UConn's Geno Auriemma has a pretty good option in Azurá Stevens if All-American Katie Lou Samuelson misses Sunday's game against Maryland with a foot injury suffered during Friday's win over California.

COLLEGES

Top 25 college football roundup

Michigan's Brandon Watson breaks up a pass intended for Wisconsin's Danny Davis III during the second half of Saturday's game at Madison, Wis. No. 5 Wisconsin beat No. 19 Michigan 24-10. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Malik Rosier threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score and No. 2 Miami pulled off its biggest comeback in five years, by holding off Virginia 44-28 on Saturday to extend the nation's longest winning streak to 15 games.

Butch Jones out as Tennessee's football coach

Tennessee head coach Butch Jones yells from the sideline during the first half of Saturday's game against Missouri at Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Tennessee began the season in the Top 25 and is ending it with a coaching change.

PROFESSIONAL

NHL roundup

Anders Lee scored twice and the New York Islanders held on after nearly blowing a four-goal lead, beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3 Saturday night.

Golf roundup

Stacy Lewis, left, and Michelle Wie share a laugh while waiting to putt on the eighteenth green during the third round of the LPGA Tour Championship on Saturday at Naples, Fla. (Luke Franke/Naples Daily News via AP)

Sung Hyun Park was in the palmetto bushes, near the base of the tree, in the bunkers and going nowhere in the CME Group Tour Championship.

Truex leads a quartet of veterans in NASCAR's title race

Martin Truex Jr. looks in his car during practice on Saturday for Sunday's NASCAR Cup race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

NASCAR has spent so much time this year ushering in a new generation of fresh-faced, young drivers. Now that it's championship time, it's the same old — really old — in the championship four.

William Byron gives Dale Jr.'s race team Xfinity title

William Byron celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Nov. 11 at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. got the best retirement gift he could have asked for when William Byron won the Xfinity Series championship for JR Motorsports on Saturday, one day before Earnhardt's final race as a full-time driver.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

3 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — NASCAR Monster Cup Ford EcoBoost 400 from Homestead, Fla.

Basketball

1 p.m., YES — NCAA men: Monmouth at Virginia.

1:30 p.m., ESPN, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA women: Maryland at UConn from Hartford.

2 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: South Carolina vs. Western Michigan in Puerto Rico Tipoff fifth-place game from Conway, S.C.

3 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Boston College vs. La Salle in Hall of Fame Tipoff third-place from Mohegan Sun.

3 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA women: Oregon at Louisville in Preseason WNIT final.

4:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Western Carolina at Minnesota.

5 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Colorado State vs. Florida State in Jamaica Classic from Montego Bay.

5 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Illinois State vs. Tulsa in Puerto Rico Tipoff third-place game from Conway, S.C.

5:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Texas Tech vs. Northwestern in Hall of Fame Tipoff final from Mohegan Sun.

5:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Northwestern vs. Texas Tech in Hall of Fame Tipoff final from Mohegan Sun.

6 p.m., SNY, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA men: Boston University at UConn from Hartford.

6 p.m., YES, WCBS (880-AM) — NBA: Golden State Warriors at Brooklyn Nets.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Auburn vs. Hofstra in Charleston (S.C.) Classic third-place game.

7:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Tulane vs. Fordham in Jamaica Classic from Montego Bay.

7:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Boise State vs. Iowa State in Puerto Rico Tipoff final from Conway, S.C.

9:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Temple vs. Clemson in Charleston (S.C.) Classic final.

10 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Hartford vs. Miami (Ohio) in Jamaica Classic from Montego Bay.

Football

1 p.m., Ch. 3, WFAN (660-AM) — NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at New York Giants.

1 p.m., Ch. 61 — NFL: Washington Redskins at New Orleans Saints.

1 p.m., ESPNEWS — CFL playoffs: Saskatchewan Roughriders at Toronto Argonauts.

4:25 p.m., Ch. 3, WMOS (102.3-FM) — NFL: New England Patriots vs. Oakland Raiders at Mexico City.

4:30 p.m., ESPNEWS — CFL playoffs: Edmonton Eskimos at Calgary Stampeders.

8:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30, WFAN (660-AM) — NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys.

Golf

1 p.m., Ch. 8 — LPGA: CME Group Tour Championship from Naples, Fla.

1:30 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: RSM Classic from St. Simons, Ga.

Hockey

7 p.m., MSG — NHL: Ottawa Senators at New York Rangers.

Hurling

12:30 p.m., NESN — Dublin vs. Galway in Fenway Classic from Boston.

1:45 p.m., NESN — Clare vs. Tipperary in Fenway Classic from Boston.

3 p.m., NESN — Fenway Classic final from Boston.

Rugby

Midnight, NBCSN — English Premiership: Harlequins at Exeter. (taped today)

Soccer

9:30 a.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Hamburg at Schalke.

11 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: West Ham at Watford.

Tennis

10:30 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Finals from London.

1 p.m., ESPN2 — ATP Finals from London.