Huskies' Williams proving she's more than just a gifted athlete


While Gabby Williams has played a starring role as UConn opened her junior season with 16 straight wins and set an NCAA record with 91 consecutive victories, she is demonstrating there is much more to her game than merely using her world-class...

Breanna Stewart flying home from China to rehab knee

Breanna Stewart to return to US from China after spraining knee ligament with Shanghai club

H.S. roundup: Ledyard finishes second at Bristol Central wrestling tournament

Four Ledyard wrestlers won individual titles and seven reached the finals as the Colonels placed second in the Bristol Central Invitational on Monday.

Patriots face different Steelers team with healthy Big Ben

The New England Patriots got an early Halloween treat by not having to face Ben Roethlisberger during their regular-season win over the Steelers back in October

Local college notes

Camel highlights • The New England Small College Athletic Conference selected Connecticut College's Mary Erb as the women's swimming performer of the week. She broke the school record in the 100...

HIGH SCHOOL

H.S. roundup: Montville's Morth wins Outstanding Wrestler award at Yates Invite

Lebanon — Montville had three champions and finished second at the Casey Yates Invitational wrestling tournament on Saturday. Joel Morth won at 132 and was named the most outstanding wrestler at the event. Montville, which...

Kayley Ericson has a long family history of NFA girls' basketball

NFA junior Kayley Ericson has a cheering section of former Wildcats. Her grandfather is former NFA girls' coach Paul Giardi and her mom, Kate Giardi Ericson, was a three-sport NFA star.

Defense ignites No. 2 New London to win over Stonington

Jada Lucas and Rosalee Nicholson combined for 14 steals as the unbeaten New London girls' basketball team blitzed Stonington on Friday, 68-37, in an Eastern Connecticut Conference interdivision game.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: New London the new No. 1 in girls' basketball state poll

New London leapfrogged Hartford Capital this week and is the new No. 1 in the GameTimeCT/New Haven Register Top 10 girls' basketball poll.

LOCAL CALENDAR

BASEBALL/SOFTBALLMitchell College baseball clinics — Jan. 22, 28, 29 and Feb. 5 at Yarnall Center at Mitchell. Hitting and pitching clinics run by coach Travis Beausoleil and his staff. Ages 12-15 from 8:30-10 a.m., ages 16-18 from...

Black Wolves fall to 0-2 with Saturday night OT loss

Pat Saunders scored with 40 seconds remaining to force overtime but it was not enough as the New England Black Wolves fell to the Colorado Mammoth 11-10 at the Pepsi Center in Denver.

SCHEDULES

COLUMNS

Proud papa Sousa thrilled to welcome Crocker back home

Billy Crocker spent 13 years at Villanova until Randy Edsall came calling. Now Crocker is coming...

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ON THE AIR

Basketball

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Kentucky at Mississippi State.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Texas at Baylor.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Pittsburgh at North Carolina State.

7 p.m., ESPNEWS — NCAA men: South Florida at Central Florida.

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA women: Memphis at South Florida.

7 p.m., FS1 — NCAA women: Oklahoma at Texas.

7:30 p.m., YES, WCBS (880-AM) — NBA: Toronto Raptors at Brooklyn Nets.

7:30 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Houston Rockets at Miami Heat.

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

9 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Wichita State at Evansville.

9 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Michigan at Wisconsin.

9 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Vanderbilt at Georgia.

10:30 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Lakers.

11 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: New Mexico at Boise State. 

Hockey

7 p.m., MSG — NHL: Dallas Stars at New York Rangers.

7 p.m., NESN — NCAA women: Dartmouth at Harvard.

8:05 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) — NHL: New Jersey Devils at Minnesota Wild.

9 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Colorado Avalanche.

Tennis

9 p.m., ESPN2 — Australian Open from Melbourne.

3 a.m. (Wednesday), ESPN2 — Australian Open from Melbourne.

PROFESSIONAL

Pursuing a record 23rd major title, Serena opens with win

For the first five games in the second set, Serena Williams played almost flawless tennis in her first-round match at the Australian Open.

NBA roundup

Isaiah Thomas scored 17 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter, and the surging Boston Celtics beat the Charlotte Hornets 108-98 on Monday night for their ninth victory in 11 games.

NFL notes

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman played the second half of the season with an injured knee, although he was never listed on any injury report.

Prescott feels pain, but is part of promise for Cowboys

Dak Prescott tried to negotiate the length of his second meeting with reporters in less than 24 hours after experiencing the pain of a last-play loss in the NFL playoffs for the first time.

UCONN

Ex-Husky Aaron Smith among three added to UConn football staff

Randy Edsall added three more people to his UConn football staff on Monday, including one of his former players, Aaron Smith.

Future Husky plays vital role for powerhouse Brewster Academy

Makai Ashton-Langford quietly and efficiently went about his business on the basketball court on Sunday at the 16th annual Spalding Hoophall Classic.

Georgetown rallies past old Big East rival UConn 72-69

L.J. Peak scored 16 of his 21 points in the second half and Georgetown overcame a 14-point deficit for a 72-69 win over former Big East rival Connecticut on Saturday afternoon

COLLEGES

Top 25 basketball roundup

Kyle Washington had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 22 Cincinnati beat East Carolina 55-46 on Sunday for its eighth straight win

Kansas set up for No. 1 following Baylor's first loss

Top 25 Rewind: No. 2 Kansas positioned to move to No. 1 after pair of wins and Baylor's loss

Lady Vols not alone this season in honoring Pat Summitt

For every home game this season, a chair of Tennessee's bench is left vacant to honor former coach Pat Summitt, who died June 28