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


The most interesting man in the world? I vote for Old Lyme's Paul Gleason

He speaks English, Spanish, Polish and Zulu ... majored in marine biology and invertebrate zoology...



Balanced Huskies rout No. 20 California 82-47

UConn's Gabby Williams sprints past California's Alaysia Styles (4) in the second half of the No. 1 Huskies' 82-47 win over the No. 20 Bears on Friday night at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Crystal Dangerfield, Kia Nurse and Napheesa Collier all scored 14 points to help top-ranked UConn rout No. 20 California 82-47

Two former UConn players have memorable week in NBA

Coach Kevin Ollie broke into a big smile on Friday when asked about two former UConn Huskies in the NBA.

UConn anticipates physical football game against Boston College

For one week, UConn is stepping away from the fast-paced, pass-happy teams in the American Athletic Conference for some old-school Northeast-style football.


Yale can win Ivy title outright with win over rival Harvard

The Game: Harvard vs Yale will determine Ivy League champion, with Crimson in role of spoiler

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.


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.


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.


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.