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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.


Spencer Dinwiddie scores 25 to lead Nets

Brooklyn Nets forward Trevor Booker (35) shoots next to Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks (10) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Spencer Dinwiddie scored a career-high 25 points, Allen Crabbe had 18 points, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Utah Jazz 118-107 on Friday.

Poor shooting dooms Knicks in loss to Raptors

Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan dunks the ball Friday as Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis looks on during first-half NBA action in Toronto. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)

Lowry has 22 points and 10 assists, DeRozan scores 22 as short-handed Raptors beat Knicks 107-84


Auto Racing

8 a.m., FS1 — FIA Six Hours of Bahrain from Sakhir.

10 a.m., CNBC — NASCAR Monster Cup Ford EcoBoost 400 final practice from Homestead, Fla.

11 a.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity Ford EcoBoost 300 qualifying from Homestead, Fla.

1 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Monster Cup Ford EcoBoost 400 final practice from Homestead, Fla.

3:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity Ford EcoBoost 300 from Homestead, Fla.


7 p.m., YES — NCAA men: Maryland-Eastern Shore at Georgetown. (taped today)

7:30 p.m., NBCSB — NBA: Boston Celtics at Atlanta Hawks.


Noon, Ch. 3 — NCAA: Mississippi State at Arkansas.

Noon, Ch. 8 — NCAA: Virginia at Miami.

Noon, Ch. 61 — NCAA: Michigan at Wisconsin.

Noon, ESPN — NCAA: Texas at West Virginia.

Noon, ESPN2 — NCAA: Louisiana-Monroe at Auburn.

Noon, ESPNU — NCAA: Central Florida at Temple.

Noon, ESPNEWS — NCAA: Southern Methodist at Memphis.

Noon, CBSSN — NCAA: Cincinnati at East Carolina.

Noon, NESN, YES — NCAA: Delaware State at Florida State.

Noon, WCCT — NCAA: The Citadel at Clemson.

12:30 p.m., CNBC — NCAA: Harvard at Yale.

1 p.m., SNY — NCAA: Brown at Columbia.

2 p.m., ESPN Classic — NCAA: Bethune-Cookman vs. Florida A&M from Orlando, Fla.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA: Kentucky at Georgia.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — NCAA: Illinois at Ohio State.

3:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — NCAA: Navy at Notre Dame.

3:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA: San Jose State at Colorado State.

3:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Oklahoma at Kansas.

3:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Kansas State at Oklahoma State.

3:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Syracuse at Louisville.

3:30 p.m., NESN, YES — NCAA: Georgia Tech at Duke.

4 p.m., Ch. 61 — NCAA: Maryland at Michigan State.

4 p.m., ESPNEWS — NCAA: Houston at Tulane.

4 p.m., FS1 — NCAA: Nebraska at Penn State.

4 p.m., SNY — NCAA: William & Mary at Richmond. (taped today)

7 p.m., CBSSN, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA: UConn vs. Boston College from Fenway Park, Boston.

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Louisiana State at Tennessee.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Texas A&M at Mississippi.

7:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: North Carolina State at Wake Forest.

8 p.m., Ch. 8 — NCAA: UCLA at Southern California.

8 p.m., Ch. 61 — NCAA: California at Stanford.

10:15 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Air Force at Boise State.

10:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA: Nevada at San Diego State.

10:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Utah at Washington.

10:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: North Carolina Central at North Carolina A&T. (taped today)


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

4:30 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: CME Group Tour Championship from Naples, Fla. (taped today)

2 a.m. (Sunday), Golf Channel — European PGA: DP World Tour Championship from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


3:05 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) — NHL: New Jersey Devils at Winnipeg Jets.

7 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) — NHL: New York Islanders at Tampa Bay Lightning.

7 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: Providence at Merrimack.

10:30 p.m., NESN — NHL: Boston Bruins at San Jose Sharks.

Mixed Martial Arts

8 p.m., FS1 — UFC Fight Night preliminaries followed by Fabricio Werdum vs. Marcin Tybura from Sydney, Australia.


7:30 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Tottenham at Arsenal.

9:30 a.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Augsburg at Bayern Munich.

10 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Manchester City at Leicester City.

12:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Premier League: Newcastle at Manchester United.


7 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Finals from London.

9 a.m., ESPNEWS — ATP Finals from London.

Winter Sports

7:30 p.m., NBCSN — Curling U.S. Olympic Trials from Omaha, Neb.


Jackpot! Las Vegas wins WNBA draft lottery

Las Vegas won the WNBA draft lottery and will have the No. 1 pick

Sun assistant Nicki Collen named head coach of Atlanta Dream

Nicki Collen, an assistant coach with the Connecticut Sun the past two seasons, is leaving to become head coach of the WNBA's Atlanta Dream. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Former Connecticut Sun assistant coach Nicki Collen named coach of Atlanta Dream