Unbeaten Fitch volleyball team outlasts Waterford again

Olivia Nordstrom had a match-changing play late in Fitch High School's girls' volleyball match to help it outlast Waterford on Wednesday, 25-16, 17-25, 25-21, 17-25, 15-10.

Coast Guard free safety Mark Behne earns Gold Helmet Award

Coast Guard Academy free safety Mark Behne was honored with the prestigious Division II/III Gold Helmet Award on Wednesday in Cambridge, Mass. Behne had two fourth-quarter interceptions during Saturday's 21-14 win at Maine Maritime.

Yankees are hopeful despite poor finish

Yankees, a team in transition, feel downbeat and yet hopeful at same time

Harvey on time as Mets head to L.A.

Harvey on time, Collins a cutup and mollified Mets jet off to LA for playoff opener Friday

Local roundup: Nigro, Ochoa lead Mitchell to victory

Andrew Nigro scored two goals and had an assist as Mitchell College beat Johnson State 5-1 in a nonleague men's soccer game on Wednesday.


Arrieta, Cubs silence Pirates 4-0 to win N.L. wild-card game

Jake Arrieta allowed four hits in nine dominant innings and the Chicago Cubs rolled to a 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the NL wild-card game on Wednesday night.

Astros, Royals have much in common as they begin ALDS in KC

When the Houston Astros had recorded the final out in Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night, they flooded onto the field in a wild celebration, all their years of losing finally a memory.

High-octane Blue Jays set to swing away vs Rangers in ALDS

For some pitchers trying to stop Josh Donaldson and the rest of the powerful Toronto Blue Jays, it's enough to take their breath away.

Rangers hold on for 3-2 victory over Blackhawks

Oscar Lindberg, Kevin Klein and Derek Stepan scored in the first period, and the New York Rangers ruined Chicago's Stanley Cup party with a 3-2 victory over the Blackhawks on Wednesday on the first night of the NHL season.



This week, Giants fans are happy to call them 'Our Patriots'

The Patriots should be honored to have football royalty rooting for them this week.



After defying quit calls, Blatter mediates between FAs

After defying pleas from FIFA sponsors to quit immediately, President Sepp Blatter is continuing regular business at soccer's governing body, presiding over a dispute between football federations on Tuesday.

U.S. romps to 6-1 win over Cuba in Olympic qualifying match

The United States romped to a 6-1 victory over a depleted Cuba squad on Saturday to guarantee itself a semifinal spot in CONCACAF Olympic qualifying.


Local roundup: No. 3 Bacon, No. 4 Montville play to 1-1 boys' soccer tie

Eric Ross scored the tying goal with 28 minutes, 47 seconds left in regulation as the Montville High School boys’ soccer team tied Bacon Academy on Tuesday, 1-1, in an Eastern Connecticut Conference interdivision game involving two of the...


Ollie challenges his UConn basketball team

Kevin Ollie strongly encourages his Huskies to challenge each other.

BYU overcomes three turnovers to beat UConn 30-13

Mangum, Mathews connect on 2 4th-quarter TDs; BYU overcomes 3 turnovers to beat UConn 30-13


No. 23 California prepares to take 5-0 record to No. 5 Utah

After years of losing, No. 23 California ready to take big stage with trip to No. 5 Utah

No. 8 Alabama's Henry a 240-pound force in open-field

No. 8 Alabama tailback Derrick Henry a force in open field, his next challenge is Arkansas

Saban scoffs at critics who had Alabama 'dead and buried'

' Dead and buried:' Saban scoffs at perceptions whether it's Alabama fading, or is on the rise


Anne Donovan resigns as Connecticut Sun head coach

The Connecticut Sun announced Thursday that Anne Donovan has decided to resign as the franchise's head coach.

Bone honored as WNBA's Most Improved Player

Connecticut Sun center Kelsey Bone set career highs in shooting, scoring and rebounding this past season and was rewarded for her efforts by being chosen as the 2015 WNBA Most Improved Player.


For Montville's Abby Baukus, swimming is a sport she loves

Montville High School senior Abby Baukus is one of three Indians who travel every day to swim along with the team from Waterford High. Baukus, an ECC track champion, is only allowed to swim in exhibition events until the ECC championship meet, but...

H.S. cross country: Waterford boys remain unbeaten in ECC Medium

Waterford High School rode strong finishes by Dylan Abate and Nick Carson to sweep a boys' cross country quad meet at Tourtellotte on Tuesday.

Glastonbury holds steady at No. 9 in Day Top 10, despite last week's loss

No. 9 Glastonbury remains ranked in The Day of New London Top 10 state coaches' poll after losing to top-ranked Southington last Friday, 61-41.


Auto Racing

1:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Sprint Cup Bank of America 500 practice from Concord, N.C. 

3 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity Drive for the Cure 300 practice from Concord, N.C.

7 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Sprint Cup Bank of America 500 qualifying from Concord, N.C.


3:30 p.m., FS1 — ALDS: Texas Rangers at Toronto Blue Jays in Game 1.

7:30 p.m., FS1 — ALDS: Houston Astros at Kansas City Royals in Game 1.


3 p.m., CSN — NBA preseason: Boston Celtics vs. Real Madrid from Madrid, Spain.


7:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: South Carolina State at Bethune-Cookman.

8 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Southern Methodist at Houston.

8:25 p.m., Ch. 3, NFL Network, WFAN (660-AM) — NFL: Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans.

9 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Washington at Southern California.  


7 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: British Masters from Buckinghamshire, England.

Noon, Golf Channel — LPGA: Sime Darby from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

8:30 p.m., Golf Channel — Presidents Cup from Incheon City, South Korea.


7 p.m., NESN — NHL: Winnipeg Jets at Boston Bruins.

9 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Minnesota Wild at Colorado Avalanche.


2:30 p.m., ESPN — UEFA European qualifier: Germany at Ireland.