The Day's All-Area Football Player of the Year: Ledyard's JoJo Shumaker

Ledyard High School's JoJo Shumaker is named The Day's 2014 All-Area Football Player of the Year.

The Day's All-Area Boys' Soccer Player of the Year: Old Lyme's Rowan Hallahan

Old Lyme High School's Rowan Hallahan is named The Day's 2014 All-Area Boys' Soccer Player of the Year.

The Day's All-Area Girls' Soccer Player of the Year: Fitch's Aly Clarke

Fitch High School's Aly Clarke is named The Day's 2014 All-Area Girls' Soccer Player of the Year.

H.S. girls' basketball: Old Lyme remains unbeaten

Abby Stone had 21 points and Hannah Paynter added 14 rebounds as Old Lyme High School beat Westbrook 49-36 in a Shoreline Conference game Monday night.

Waterford finishes third in its Lancer Invitational

Waterford finished third in its Lancer Invitational on Saturday night.


The best seat in the houses

It was happenstance. Complete happenstance. But because of it, I considered giving the Lou Gehrig...

They're missing the phone calls most of all

Paulla Solar, Stonington High School girls’ basketball coach, was in the midst of a...


Onward and upward: UConn men respond to Duke loss with top shooting performance of the year

The UConn men's basketball team had its best shooting game of the season, hitting season highs in field goal percentage (.571), 3-point field goal percentage (.563) and 3-pointers made (nine) while posting a much-needed 80-65 victory.

UConn’s Stewart, Williams honored by ACC

UConn women’s basketball junior forward Breanna Stewart was named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week, while teammate Gabby Williams was selected as the league’s Freshman of the Week, as announced by the conference on Monday.\n

Fun at the Sun

With the first part of their season finished, Geno Auriemma knows his UConn Huskies aren’t as good yet as the teams that won the last two national championships. But they are getting better.


TCU's Patterson honored by the AP again

TCU coach Gary Patterson embraced changed and joined an exclusive club.

Mariota named AP's top player

The only thing left for Marcus Mariota to win at Oregon is the national championship. The Ducks’ star quarterback is The Associated Press college football player of the year, adding yet another honor to his spectacular season.

Top 25 college basketball roundup

Will Cummings scored 19 points, Quenton DeCosey had 18 and Temple stunned No. 10 Kansas with a 77-52 rout Monday night that snapped the Jayhawks' eight-game winning streak.


Local calendar

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Business as usual for Pats

The New England Patriots wore pads as they practiced hard in the rain inside their stadium Wednesday.

Cavaliers’ Varejao out for season with torn tendon

Anderson Varejao’s season has ended, dealing a major blow to the Cavaliers’ NBA title hopes.



Noon, ESPN - NBA: Washington Wizards at New York Knicks.

2:30 p.m., Ch. 8 - NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs.

4 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Ohio University vs. Nebraska in Diamond Head Classic fifth-place game from Honolulu.

5 p.m., Ch. 8 - NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Miami Heat.

6:30 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Colorado vs. Hawaii in Diamond Head Classic third-place game from Honolulu.

8 p.m., TNT - NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Chicago Bulls.

9 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: George Washington vs. Wichita State in Diamond Head Classic final from Honolulu.

10:30 p.m., TNT - NBA: Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers.