Giants ignoring the boos and naysayers after 0-2 start

Detroit' s Ameer Abdullah rushes during the first half of Monday's game against the Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. The Lions won, 24-10. (Julio Cortez/AP Photo)

Halfway through their home opener, the New York Giants left the field to a cascade of boos

Pats look to get healthier as they host Texans

New England's Tom Brady performs field drills during Wednesday's pratcice in Foxborough, Mass. (Steven Senne/AP Photo)

The New England Patriots appear to be getting healthier as they head toward Sunday's home game against the Houston Texans

Jets' acting owner says team 'definitely not' tanking season

Christopher Johnson is shown during a Jets training camp on Aug. 2, 2011 in Florham Park, N.J. Johnson, the Jets acting owner, insists the team is “definitely not” tanking this season, despite outside talk that they might be sacrificing victories for better chances at the No. 1 overall draft pick next year. Johnson spoke to reporters for the first time Wednesday. (Julio Cortez/AP Photo)

New York Jets acting owner Christopher Johnson insists the team is "definitely not" tanking this season

Seferian-Jenkins hopes to help Jets' O with suspension over

Jets tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins runs with the ball as Philadelphia's linebacker Don Cherry chases after him during the first half of a Aug. 31 preseason game in East Rutherford, N.J. Seferian-Jenkins spent the past two Sundays holed up alone in his home while watching his Jets play on TV, eager to be out there again with his teammates. With his two-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy over, the tight end could get that chance against Miami on Sunday. (Bill Kostroun/AP Photo)

Austin Seferian-Jenkins is eager to return to the playing field with the New York Jets after serving a two-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy


This all-magnet plan for New London schools is concerning

Choosing a high school in this region has become a walk through the buffet line, children and their...

Lonesome Polecat: South Windsor rising, a bajillion game notes, and, adios, Brain

Dave Hodge knows how to rebuild a program. He quickly took Weaver from the basement to two state...



Chiefs' Kareem Hunt has clear request: 'Stop sleeping on me'

Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt runs past a tackle attempt by Philadelphia safety Malcolm Jenkins uring the first half of Sunday's game in Kansas City, Mo. The Chiefs thought enough of Hunt that they traded up in the third round to get him. Hunt has scored five touchdowns, the most by a rookie in two games since Dutch Sternaman scored six for the 1920 Decatur Staleys, the franchise now known as the Chicago Bears. (Charlie Riedel/AP Photo)

Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt watched every team pass on him in the draft, many of them multiple times, and now wants them to pay

Not much going right for the Giants in first two games

The only thing going right for the New York Giants these days might be the standings after 2 games

NFL notes

Chris Long is not about to "stick to football," not after watching the violence that occurred in his hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia, last month.

Stafford throws pair of TDs as Lions beat Giants

Lions quarterback Matt Stafford (9) rushes away form New York's Nat Berhe (29) during the first half of the Lions' 24-10 win on Monday night in East Rutherford, N.J. (Bill Kostroun/AP Photo)

Stafford throws for 2 TDs as Lions beat Beckham, Giants 24-10


True freshmen are already contributing for UConn football

UConn head coach Randy Edsall works the sidelines during the season opener against Holy Cross on Aug. 31 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

When evaluating young players, UConn coach Randy Edsall can tell a lot by looking into their eyes.

Virginia routs UConn 38-18

Virginia linebacker Malcolm Cook tackles UConn quarterback Bryant Shirreffs (4) during the Cavaliers' 38-18 victory over the Huskies on Saturday in Charlottesville, Va. (Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress via AP)

Kurt Benkert passed for a school-record breaking 455 yards and Virginia avenged a heartbreak loss last season with a 38-18 victory over Connecticut on Saturday


Coast Guard defensive backs Goldsworthy, Coco learned well on the fly

Coast Guard Academy sophomore Mike Goldsworthy, right, starting his first career game, intercepts a pass Saturday against Nichols, one of three interceptions for the Bears in a 13-0 victory. (Tim Martin/The Day)

Despite being newcomers to the lineup, Michael Goldsworthy and Colby Coco each had interceptions last week as the Coast Guard Academy football team blanked Nichols.

FBS sees huge spike in targeting penalty enforcement so far

Hawaii wide receiver Kalakaua Timoteo drops the ball and gets leveled by UCLA linebacker Josh Woods and hit from behind by defensive back Mossi Johnson during the second half of a Sept. 9 game in Pasadena, Calif. Woods was penalized for targeting and ejected. College football’s Bowl Subdivision has seen a 73-percent increase in the number of targeting penalties enforced through the first three weeks of the season compared with the same point in 2016. (Alex Gallardo/AP Photo)

Football Bowl Subdivision sees 73-percent increase in targeting penalties enforced through comparable point in 2016


Local roundup: NFA edges Ledyard in boys' soccer

Nathan Cherenzia assisted on both goals as the Norwich Free Academy boys' soccer team held off Ledyard 2-1 Thursday in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I game.

Local roundup: Steele leads Conn past Coast Guard

Valerie Hines (11) of Coast Guard and Zoe Stublarec of Connecticut College, right,  both go up to head the ball during Wednesday's women's soccer game at Conn's Silfen Field at New London. Conn won 1-0.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Lauren Steele scored in the 59th minute as host Connecticut College remained unbeaten with a 1-0 win over Coast Guard in a nonleague women's soccer match on Wednesday.


Girl hit by foul ball at Yankees game gets game's attention

A young girl is carried out of the seating area after being hit by a line drive during the fifth inning of Wednesday's game between the Yankees and Twins at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

It might be the shot heard around the baseball world: the rocket-like foul ball that hit a young girl at a New York Yankees game.

Stanley has early lead at PGA Tour Championship

Kyle Stanley hits out of the bunker on the 18th hole during the first round of the PGA Tour Championship on Thursday at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Kyle Stanley and Jordan Spieth are off to strong starts in the Tour Championship with different goals in mind.


Auto Racing

11:30 a.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Monster Cup ISM Connect 300 practice from Loudon, N.H.

1:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck UNOH 175 practice from Loudon, N.H.

2:30 p.m., FS1 — NHRA Dodge Nationals qualifying from St. Louis.

3:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck UNOH 175 final practice from Loudon, N.H.

4 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity 300 practice from Sparta, Ky.

5 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Monster Cup ISM Connect 300 qualifying from Loudon, N.H.

6:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity 300 final practice from Sparta, Ky.

8 p.m., FS1 — ARCA Crosley Brands 150 from Sparta, Ky. 


7 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays.

7 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at Cincinnati Reds.

7 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets.

7:30 p.m., ESPN — MLB: Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers.

10 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Cleveland Indians at Seattle Mariners.


10:30 p.m., ESPN — Oscar Valdez vs. Genesis Servania in a featherweight bout and Gilberto Ramirez vs. Jesse Hart in a super middleweight bout from Tucson, Ariz.


6:30 p.m., — High school: Montville at Fitch.

6:30 p.m., WJJF (94.9-FM) — High school: Norwich Free Academy at Ledyard.

8 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Virginia at Boise State.

10:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA: Utah at Arizona.

11 p.m., ESPN2 — CFL: Hamilton Tiger-Cats at British Columbia Lions.


6:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Portugal Masters from Vilamoura.

11 a.m., Golf Channel — DAP Championship from Beachwood, Ohio.

1 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA Tour Championship from Atlanta.

6 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Pure Insurance Championship from Pebble Beach, Calif.   


7:30 p.m., MSG — NHL preseason: New York Rangers at New York Islanders.


7 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Laver Cup from Prague, Czech Republic.


Sun extend Miller's coaching, GM contract through 2021

Curt Miller, who guided the Connecticut Sun to their first WNBA playoff berth since 2012, was awarded a contract extension by the franchise on Tuesday as head coach and general manager through 2021. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Connecticut Sun announced Tuesday that head coach and general manager Curt Miller has been signed to a contract extension through the 2021 season.

The Sun began to shine a year early

Connecticut Sun coach and general manager Curt Miller, who expected his young team to turn the corner in 2018, was pleasantly surprised by the Sun’s playoff run in 2017. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Connecticut Sun occupy a more comfortable seat this year, certainly more cushy compared to this time in 2016.