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



Late surge lifts UConn to comeback win over Stony Brook

UConn's Jalen Adams gestures after making a basket during the second half of the Huskies' 72-64 win over Stony Brook on Tuesday night in Hartford. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

UConn overcomes a late nine-point deficit by closing the game with a 19-2 run to defeat Stony Brook 72-64 on Tuesday night at the XL Center in Hartford.

Upcoming Fenway Park game sparks memories of Peart's Big Papi moment

Matt Peart's memorable Fenway Park moment happened on Senior Skip Day in high school.

UConn gets back to work Tuesday against Stony Brook in Hartford

Jalen Adams, left, chats with Christian Vital during Friday's 70-58 season-opening win against Colgate in Storrs. Adams, who sat out the game while serving a suspension, will return to the lineup on Tuesday when the Huskies play Stony Brook at the XL Center in Hartford. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Kevin Ollie could have his full roster at his disposal on Tuesday night when UConn hosts Stony Brook at the XL Center in Hartford.


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.

Miami jumps to No. 2 behind Alabama in AP football poll

Miami is back at No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll , the Hurricanes' best ranking since 2003.

Coast Guard-Merchant Marine: Pageantry, patriotism ... football

The Bears will play rival Merchant Marine at noon Saturday for the Secretaries' Cup, surrounded by all the pageantry of Army-Navy only on a smaller scale. Both academies' corps of cadets will be at Cadet Memorial Field, cheering, jeering. And the...


Fitch routs Windham 42-6 to qualify for Class L state football playoffs

Fitch's Justice Farris (11) celebrates with Daniel Mojica after catching a 38-yard touchdown pass from Tyler Nelli during the Falcons' 42-6 win over Windham on Thursday at Dorr Field in Groton. Fitch remained unbeaten and clinched a Class L state playoff berth. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Unbeaten Fitch clinched a Class L state football playoff berth on Thursday night with a 42-6 victory over Windham.

ECC unveils new fall divisional setup for 2018

The Eastern Connecticut Conference announced its new fall divisional lineup on Thursday, and the major change will be four division setups in cross country, soccer and volleyball.

East Lyme puts it in overdrive to beat Guilford 21-6

It was a 99-yard scoring drive which lasted 12 minutes, 20 seconds. It consisted of 27 plays, all of which could be listed on the resumes of the East Lyme High School football team's offensive linemen.


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...

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.


Astros' Altuve wins AL MVP, Marlins' Stanton earns NL honor

Jose Altuve of the Astros hits a home run against the Dodgers in Game 2 of the World Series on Oct. 25 at Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill,)

Houston Astros dynamo Jose Altuve won the American League MVP award on Thursday, towering over New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge by a wide margin.

Golf roundup

LPGA rookie Sung Hyun Park took a big first step toward sweeping all the season awards, and possibly picking up a $1 million bonus.

Patriots strengthen team bond while practicing in Colorado

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady practices on Thursday at Falcon Stadium at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.  (Doug Brownli /The Gazette via AP)

The New England Patriots spent some time after practice bird watching.


Auto Racing

8:30 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Ford EcoBoost 200 practice from Homestead, Fla.

10 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Ford EcoBoost 200 final practice from Homestead, Fla.

12:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Monster Cup Ford EcoBoost 400 practice from Homestead, Fla.

2:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity Ford EcoBoost 300 practice from Homestead, Fla.

3:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Ford EcoBoost 200 qualifying from Homestead, Fla.

5 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity Ford EcoBoost 300 final practice from Homestead, Fla.

6 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Monster Cup Ford EcoBoost 400 qualifying from Homestead, Fla.

8 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Ford EcoBoost 200 from Homestead, Fla.    


10:30 a.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: South Carolina vs. Texas-El Paso in Puerto Rico Tip-Off from Conway, S.C.

11 a.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Auburn vs. Temple in Charleston (S.C.) Classic semifinal.

1 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Illinois State vs. Boise State in Puerto Rico Tip-Off semifinal from Conway, S.C.

1:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Indiana State vs. Old Dominion in Charleston (S.C.) Classic.

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

4 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth.

5 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Virginia Tech vs. Washington in 2K Classic third-place game from New York.

5 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Appalachian State vs. Western Michigan in Puerto Rico Tip-Off from Conway, S.C.

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

7 p.m., SNY, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA women: California at UConn.

7 p.m., ESPNEWS — NCAA men: Ohio vs. Dayton in Charleston (S.C.) Classic.

7:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Saint Louis vs. Providence in 2K Classic final from New York.

7:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Iowa State vs. Tulsa in Puerto Rico Tip-Off semifinal from Conway, S.C.

7:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — NBA: Utah Jazz at Brooklyn Nets.

7:30 p.m., MSG — NBA: New York Knicks at Toronto Raptors.

8 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs.

9:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Clemson vs. Hofstra in Charleston (S.C.) Classic semifinal.

10:30 p.m., ESPN — NBA: New Orleans Pelicans at Denver Nuggets.

Midnight, CBSSN — NCAA men: Long Island Brooklyn vs. Miami (Ohio) in Jamaica Classic from Montego Bay. (taped today)


10:30 p.m., FS1 — Anthony Dirrell vs. Denis Douglin in a super middeweight bout from Flint, Mich.


8 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA: Middle Tennessee at Western Kentucky.

9:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: UNLV at New Mexico.


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)

2:30 a.m. (Saturday), Golf Channel — European PGA: DP World Tour Championship from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


7 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: Vermont at Northeastern.


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

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

Winter Sports

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