Lincecum waits his turn for the Giants


Former star pitcher Tim Lincecum, so far an unused reliever this postseason, is doing everything he can to stay involved in the San Francisco Giantsí latest World Series run after he was such an important part of the previous two.

Denkinger could have used instant replay back in 1985

All these years later, umpire Don Denkingerís miss at first base remains the signature moment from the last time the World Series was in Kansas City, back in 1985.

Trade for Shields spurred Royals to turnaround things around

The moment Alex Gordon knew the Kansas City Royals were serious about winning can be traced to a cold December day when his wife heard they had traded for James Shields.

COLUMNS

Dr. I now a fan of the bunt

Idle Thoughts, while waiting for college hoops, TBS to stop broadcasting baseball forever and...

MORE PRO BASEBALL

Giants have this every-other-year thing down

Old standbys like Buster Posey, Hunter Pence and Pablo Sandoval mix with rookie faces, giving the Giants a seemingly unique ability to win every other October. Quirky circumstances or injured stars don’t seem to matter, whether it’s the...

Royals-Giants matchup makes for a wild card World Series

Lorenzo Cain gearing up to run on Buster Posey. Pablo Sandoval trying to launch long balls, Alex Gordon banging into walls chasing them. Madison Bumgarner and James Shields starting big games, with lights-out bullpens poised to close ďem. The...

Ishikawa's home run wins it for Giants

Travis Ishikawa hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the San Francisco Giants to the World Series with a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.

UCONN

Vann tackling a leadership role for UConn football

In his first full season as a starter, linebacker Marquise Vannís role on the UConn football team is expanding, as he ranks fifth in the American Athletic Conference in tackles and first on the team with 56 for an average of 9.3 per game.

Huskies bring out past, present, future stars

Storrs - UConn celebrated a bit more than usual during its annual First Night event Friday, which traditionally marks the start of the new college basketball season. The school dedicated a new $40 million basketball practice...

COLLEGES

Local college roundup: UConn women's soccer tops No. 18 Central Florida

Senior Julie Hubbard blasted a 25-yard goal in the 66th minute to lead the UConn women’s soccer team to a 1-0 upset over No. 18 University of Central Florida on Sunday afternoon on senior day at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium.

Pick play calls tough to call for officials

The pick play is one of most effective and difficult-to-defend in football. A seemingly obvious case came Saturday night, when an offensive pass interference penalty wiped out what appeared to be a last-second, game-winning touchdown by No. 5 Notre...

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Monday's schedule

SOCCERHigh School boysStonington at Fitch, 3:45 p.m.

PROFESSIONAL

Giants are playing better, but still face a 1-2 mark in NFC East after loss to Dallas

Quarterback Eli Manning and the New York Giants go into their bye week feeling as though they played a better game. They still have consecutive losses to the two teams ahead of them in the NFC East after a 31-21 defeat at the division-leading Dallas...

NHL roundup

Martin St. Louis and Rick Nash scored 4 seconds apart late in the second period, tying a New York Rangers record, and Henrik Lundqvist made 33 saves Sunday in a 4-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks.

ON THE AIR

Basketball

7:30 p.m., YES - NBA preseason: Philadelphia 76ers at Brooklyn Nets.

Football

8:30 p.m., ESPN, WFAN (660-AM) - NFL: Houston Texans at Pittsburgh Steelers.

Soccer

2:55 p.m., NBCSN - Premier League: Manchester United at West Bromwich.

7:30 p.m., FS1 - Women: United States vs. Haiti in World Cup qualifier from Washington, D.C.

Tennis

7:30 a.m., Tennis Channel - WTA Championship from Singapore.

12:30 p.m., Tennis Channel - ATP: Swiss Indoors from Basel, Switzerland.