A Saint since birth, Londregan has settled into new soccer role

St. Bernard's Mia Londregan gets clear of Tourtellotte defenders Jolie Wilber (20) and Julia Annese during Monday's ECC Division III game in Montville, which Tourtellotte won 2-0. Londregan has scored eights goals this season after earning all-state honors as a defender last year. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Mia Londregan moved from her spot in the center of the defense last season, where she was a Class S all-state selection, to lead the St. Bernard School girls' soccer team in scoring.

Judge breaks McGwire's rookie HR record as Yanks beat KC

Aaron Judge hits a solo home run during the seventh inning, his second of the game and his 50th of the season, as the Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 11-2 on Monday in the Bronx. The home run broke Mark McGwire's MLB single-season record for home runs by a rookie. (AP photo/Seth Wenig)

Aaron Judge broke Mark McGwire's major league record for home runs by a rookie, hitting a pair for the second straight day to raise his total to 50 and lead the New York Yankees over the Kansas City Royals 11-3

Schooners hire 'perfect fit' in Rob Bono as new manager

Waterford native Rob Bono, who spent the past four summers as an assist with Chatham of the Cape Cod Baseball League, has been named manager of the Mystic Schooners.

Iannantuono's return sparks East Lyme past rival Fitch

East Lyme junior Sydney Iannantuono briefly left Monday's Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I volleyball match. Once she returned, everything got better for the Vikings as they beat rival Fitch 23-25, 25-15, 25-19, 25-6.

Blue Jays end Red Sox winning streak at six

Josh Donaldson homered and drove in three runs, powering the Toronto Blue Jays past the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox 6-4

HIGH SCHOOL

H.S. poll: Darien still No. 1, but there is plenty movement below

Ranking the state’s top high school football teams isn’t as hard as, say, converting your water heater into a cold fusion reactor. The 13 voters in The Day state coaches’ poll nonetheless had some challenging decisions to make...

H.S. soccer: Montville girls hand NFA first loss 1-0

Lauren Velazquez scored the game's only goal three minutes into the second half as Montville handed Norwich Free Academy its first loss of the season with a 1-0 girls' soccer victory Monday afternoon.

Valley/Old Lyme improves to 3-0 with 41-13 win over Coginchaug/Hale-Ray

Valley Regional/Old Lyme's Ian Neviaser (77) drags down Coginchaug/Hale-Ray's Patrick Ladas (22) with the help from teammates Michael Cullina (13), Blair Allen (4) and Joshua Donahue (35) during the Warriors' 41-13 win on Saturday at Old Lyme High School. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Valley Regional/Old Lyme converts a late first half fourth down into a tie-breaking touchdown and the Warriors go on to defeat Coginchaug/Hale-Ray 41-13 on Saturday.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Fitch/Ledyard edges Waterford in field hockey

Maci Silvia scored a goal in each half and Erin Ritter made 16 saves in goal to lift Fitch/Ledyard past Waterford 2-1 in an Eastern Connecticut Conference field hockey game Monday afternoon.

Local college notes

Highlighting the Camels • The Connecticut College women's soccer team has specialized in dramatic victories, winning five games by one goal this season. The 20th-ranked Camels completed a weekend sweep of Hamilton...

Conn College rallies past Amherst for 3-2 win in women's soccer

Kelly Brigham scored in the 89th minute to break a 2-2 tie and lift the Connecticut College women's soccer team to a 3-2 win over Amherst in a New England Small College Athletic Conference game on Sunday.

SCHEDULES

COLUMNS

Grandstanding will never allow the message to resonate

And so once again, the narrative sinks into the morass of rhetoric, shrouding the original message...

Bagos goes back to his past as the Vikings take to the ground

East Lyme had a 99-yard drive to score its first touchdown in Friday's 28-6 win over Stonington.

BLOGS

ON THE AIR

Baseball

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

7 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM) — MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees.

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

8 p.m., ESPN — MLB: Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals.

Basketball

8 p.m., ESPN2 — WNBA Finals: Los Angeles Sparks at Minnesota Lynx in Game 2.

Boxing

9 p.m., FS1 — Eduard Ramirez vs. Leduan Barthelemy in a featherweight bout from Las Vegas.

Golf

5 p.m., Golf Channel — World Golf Hall of Fame induction ceremony from St. Augustine, Fla.

Hockey

7 p.m., MSG — NHL preseason: New York Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers.

Soccer

2:30 p.m., FS1 — UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid at Borussa Dortmund.

PROFESSIONAL

Irving excited about joining revamped Celtics

Gordon Hayward (20), Al Horford (42) and Kyrie Irving (11) walk together during a photo shoot at the Celtics' media day on Monday in Canton, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Gordon Hayward was looking forward to playing with Isaiah Thomas, one of the Celtics players who recruited him to Boston during his whirlwind free agency.

Brady rallies Pats by Texans in the final seconds

Patriots wide receiver Brandin Cooks, right, drags his toes as he makes the game-winning catch in the end zone for a touchdown in front of Texans safety Corey Moore, left, during Sunday's game at Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots won 36-33. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Tom Brady connected with Brandin Cooks for a 25-yard touchdown pass with 23 seconds left, his fifth TD throw of the game, and the New England Patriots rallied to beat the Houston Texans 36-33 on Sunday.

NFL roundup

Jets running back Bilal Powell celebrates after rushing for a touchdown in the second half of Sunday's game against the Dolphins at East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Josh McCown threw a 69-yard touchdown pass to Robby Anderson, Bilal Powell ran for a score, and the Jets' defense frustrated Jay Cutler and the Miami Dolphins in a 20-6 victory Sunday in New York's home opener.

Kyle Busch gets NASCAR playoff win in New Hampshire

Kyle Busch smiles and holds up a giant lobster after winning the NASCAR Cup race on Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Kyle Busch earned a berth in the second round of NASCAR's playoffs with a dominant victory Sunday at New Hampshire Motorspeedway.

UCONN

UConn comes up short against East Carolina 41-38

UConn placekicker Michael Tarbutt, top, and holder Jay Rose react after Tarbutt missed a 35-yard field goal in the final seconds of Sunday's game against East Carolina at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. East Carolina won 41-38. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Thomas Sirk threw for 426 yards and three touchdowns, and East Carolina held off UConn 41-38 on Sunday in the conference opener for both teams.

UConn defense a concern heading into AAC football opener

Fixing the defense wasn't high on the list of major repairs while UConn prepared for the 2017 football season.

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.

COLLEGES

Coast Guard begins play in new conference with comeback win

Ethan Goldcamp threw a game-winning 73-yard touchdown to Cam Cecchini and the defense completed its second straight game without allowing a touchdown, as the Coast Guard Academy football team topped Norwich 13-9.

Coast Guard at Norwich football preview capsule

When: Saturday, 2 p.m. Where: Sabine Field, Northfield, Vt. Records: Coast Guard 2-1 overall, 0-0 NEWMAC; Norwich 0-3 overall, 0-0. Players...

A lenient NCAA imposes two-year probation on Rutgers

In this Dec. 10, 2013, file photo, Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann, right, and head football coach Kyle Flood, listen during an NCAA college football news conference in New York.  The NCAA on Friday has placed Rutgers on two-year probation and publically reprimanded and censured the university for failing to monitor its football program over a five-year period between 2011 and 2015.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

The NCAA has placed Rutgers on two-year probation and publically reprimanded and censured the Big Ten Conference university for failing to monitor its football program over a five-year period between the 2011-12 academic year and the fall of 2015

CT SUN

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.