In the case of Darien's Trifone, the punishment is too harsh for the crime

How to put this delicately: You have to be a complete nut job to coach high school sports...


There's no more ConFLiCT between UConn and UCF

Coach Bob Diaco declared the Civil ConFLiCT dead on Tuesday.

UConn women favored, Nurse voted top player and men voted second in AAC polls

The UConn women were picked to win another American Athletic Conference title, the UConn men were picked second behind Cincinnati, and junior Kia Nurse was voted preseason player of the year during Monday's annual AAC Media Day in Philadelphia.


The new guy, Darius Adams continues to amaze for Coast Guard

Coast Guard junior Darius Adams set the school record last week with 11 touchdown catches in a single season.

Proposed reforms reflect new reality of football recruiting

The NCAA committee that proposed football recruiting reforms wants to create more transparency and access for coaches and players in a process that has been accelerated in recent years, said a key member of the group


Local roundup: Henderson, Waterford swimming celebrates Senior Night with a win

Caitlin Henderson won a pair of events as Waterford High School beat Fitch/Stonington for just the second time in program history, winning 93-89 in an Eastern Connecticut Conference swimming meet Thursday.

Stonington's Gabi Hoops headed for the postseason with WPI women's soccer

It's almost become more noteworthy when Gabi Hoops, the WPI women's soccer goalie and a Stonington High School graduate, allows a goal than when she posts yet another shutout.

Local roundup: Strelevitz, Johanson have a day for Ledyard swimming

Olivia Strelevitz and Maddie Johanson won two individual events each as the Ledyard High School swim team defeated Windsor Locks/Ellington/East Granby 80-63 in a nonleague meet Wednesday.


World Series returns to Wrigley for first time in 71 years

The World Series returns to Wrigley Field on Friday when the Cubs and Indians face off in Game 3 after splitting the first two nights in chilly Cleveland

McCoy or no McCoy, Pats focused on slowing Bills run attack

New England showed deficiencies in all three phases of the game in its 16-0 loss at home in Week 4. One of the most glaring was with its run defense, which allowed the Bills to rush for an opponent season-best 134 yards


Auto Racing

11 a.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Sprint Cup Goody's 500 practice from Ridgeway, Va.

12:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Texas Roadhouse 200 practice from Ridgeway, Va.

2:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Texas Roadhouse 200 final practice from Ridgeway, Va.

3 p.m., NBCSN — Formula One Mexican Grand Prix practice from Mexico City.

4:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Sprint Cup Goody's 500 qualifying from Ridgeway, Va.

6 p.m., FS1 — NHRA Toyota Nationals qualifying from Las Vegas. (taped today)


8 p.m., Ch. 61 — World Series: Cleveland Indians at Chicago Cubs in Game 3.


7 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Toronto Raptors.

7:35 p.m., WCBS (880-AM) — NBA: Indiana Pacers at Brooklyn Nets.

9:30 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Golden State Warriors at New Orleans Pelicans.


6:15 p.m., WJJF (94.9-FM) — High school: Montville at Stonington.

6:30 p.m., — High school: Ledyard at Norwich Free Academy.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Navy at South Florida.

7 p.m., NBCSN — NCAA: Yale at Columbia.

8 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA: San Diego State at Utah State.

10:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Air Force at Fresno State.


2:30 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Sanderson Farms Championship from Jackson, Miss.

5:30 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: PowerShares Championship from Thousand Oaks, Calif.

11 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: HSBC Champions from Shanghai.


6 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: Providence at Boston College.

7:30 p.m., MSG — NHL: New York Rangers at Carolina Hurricanes.

7:35 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) — NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at New Jersey Devils.


7 a.m., Tennis Channel — WTA Finals from Singapore, ATP Swiss Indoors from Basel, Switzerland, ATP Erste Bank Open from Vienna.