Coast Guard football team has a family dynamic


Right now the Coast Guard football team has two sets of brothers playing: Hudson and J.D. Dunaway and Chip and Patrick Crowley. On Wednesday they talked about the family dynamic.

UConn basketball's competitive streak on display at Husky Run

It's already evident that a fierce competitive streak runs through the UConn men's basketball team. The Huskies took the annual 3.1-mile Husky Run very seriously.

UConn football visits highly motivated, nationally-ranked Houston

The UConn football team is a heavy underdog heading into the nationally-televised American Athletic Conference game (ESPN) that kicks off at 8 p.m. Thursday at TDECU Stadium.

Local roundup: First-half flurry lifts East Lyme boys' soccer

East Lyme High School rallied from an early deficit to beat Killingly 3-1 in a boys' soccer game Wednesday night.

Yankees beat Red Sox 6-4, ending Boston's win streak at 11

Gary Sanchez, Didi Gregorius and Tyler Austin homered off David Price, and the New York Yankees beat the Red Sox 6-4 to end Boston's 11-game winning streak and delay its AL East title celebration.

PROFESSIONAL

Mets help playoff chances by beating grieving Marlins

Jay Bruce hit his 32nd home run and James Loney also homered, and the Mets helped their NL wild-card chances by beating grieving Miami 5-2.

Moore leads Lynx past Mercury

Maya Moore scored 31 points, including 15 in the second quarter, and grabbed eight rebounds as the Minnesota Lynx opened their WNBA title defense with a 113-95 win against the Phoenix Mercury in the first game of the WNBA semifinals.

Banned Rose appeals to Hall of Fame for eligibility

Pete Rose is asking the Baseball Hall of Fame to alter its rules to allow him to become eligible to be elected. In a seven-page letter dated Tuesday, Rose's longtime attorney Raymond Genco notes that the career hits leader's ban from baseball for...

Mickelson promises prepared U.S. team at Ryder Cup

Phil Mickelson criticized another past Ryder Cup captain in explaining why he thinks this American team will be prepared to play its best. Mickelson was the catalyst for change in 2014 when he publicly questioned Tom Watson's heavy-handed role as...

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Mullaly helps Conn College beat ECSU in volleyball

Junior outside hitter Belinda Mullaly chipped in 10 digs, four kills and three aces to power Connecticut College to a 3-0 sweep of Eastern Connecticut State University in a non-conference volleyball match Tuesday at Luce Field House.

LOCAL CALENDAR

BASEBALL/SOFTBALLBaseball and softball training — Weekly hitting, pitching and catching clinics ending with the week of Oct. 3. At Power in Training in Niantic. Contact: Becky Hall, pithitting@gmail.com or (860)...

Clark, Kirk of the Blackwolves take NLL honors

New England Black Wolves head coach Glenn Clark and goalie Evan Kirk were both honored for their accomplishments during the 2016 season at the National Lacrosse League Awards Ceremony Tuesday night at Oakville, Ontario.

UCONN

Diaco encouraged by UConn's progress despite record

UConn is taking the glass half-full approach while preparing for Thursday's nationally-televised game at No. 6 Houston, insisting it is better than its .500 record indicates.

Syracuse uses late 99-yard TD drive to put away UConn 31-24

Amba Etta-Tawo caught 12 passes for a school-record 270 yards and two touchdowns and Syracuse beat UConn 31-24 on Saturday

UConn looking to increase offensive production against Syracuse

The UConn football team is hoping to increase its offensive production and comfort zone starting with Saturday's nonconference game against former Big East foe Syracuse. Kickoff is 1 p.m. at Rentschler Field.

COLLEGES

UNC player accused of sexual battery says he's not a rapist

A North Carolina football player facing charges of sexual battery and assault on a fellow student says the two had consensual sex and that he neither raped nor drugged her

LSU needs home run hire but competition could be tough

After firing the most successful football coach in the history of the program, LSU needs a home run hire

Surprises spread across the Pac-12 after first month

The Pac-12 was filled with surprises through the first four weeks of the season

CT SUN

Ogwumike sisters, Stewart earn top WNBA honors from AP

Nneka Ogwumike has had a remarkable season for Los Angeles, putting up career numbers

Sun end WNBA season with impressive win over Mystics

Rookie Jonquel Jones scored a career-high 21 points and three players recorded double-doubles as Connecticut ended its 2016 WNBA season with an impressive 87-78 victory over the Washington Mystics.

HIGH SCHOOL

Improved Bears are right in the mix in ECC Div. II

Joey Rosa made 15 saves and the Stonington boys' soccer team forged a 1-1 tie against first-place Waterford in the ECC's "Division of Doom."

High school roundup: Woodruff lifts Ledyard to OT victory

Jack Woodruff scored seven minutes into overtime, lifting Ledyard past Fitch, 3-2, in a Division I boys' soccer game on Tuesday.

Fitch volleyball grinds out a 3-2 victory over NFA

The Fitch High School volleyball team, which graduated nine seniors last season and played a difficult early-season schedule, nevertheless outlasted NFA 3-2 Monday night to remain unbeaten in ECC Division I play.

ON THE AIR

Baseball

2 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros.

7 p.m., NESN, MyTV9, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM), WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees.

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

7 p.m., ESPN — MLB: Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers.

10 p.m., ESPN — MLB: Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants.

Basketball

8 p.m., ESPN2 — WNBA playoffs: Phoenix Mercury at Minnesota Lynx.

10 p.m., ESPN2 — WNBA playoffs: Chicago Sky at Los Angeles Sparks.

Golf

1 a.m. (Thursday), Golf Channel — LPGA: Reignwood Classic from Beijing.

Soccer

2:30 p.m., ESPN2 — UEFA Champions League: Bayern Munich at Atletico Madrid.

2:30 p.m., FS1 — UEFA Champions League: Barcelona at Borussia Monchengladbach.

7:30 p.m., FS1 — MLS: Orlando City at Toronto FC.