East Lyme football, looking to turn things around, hits the field on opening day


Seniors Andrew Brown and Travis Franco look to bring leadership — and more wins — to the East Lyme High School football team this year.

Ledyard Football Hall of Fame to add six

Ledyard High School will honor the six new members of its football hall of fame during halftime of the Colonels' Thanksgiving Day game against Fitch on Nov. 26 and formally induct them on Jan. 31 at the football team's awards night at Lake of Isles.

Thames River to play home football games at East Lyme

The Thames River Crusaders will call East Lyme High School home this fall for their inaugural football season in the Constitution State Conference.

COLUMNS

Sun's Donovan deserves to be able to see this through

Mohegan — There comes a point when you run out of things to say. The Connecticut Sun...

August is a major month for local golf

August is major month at several area golf courses. Several familiar faces competed for club...

UCONN

UConn football captains ready to lead the way

In a team vote Wednesday, Andreas Knappe, Julian Campenni, Marquise Vann and Andrew Adams were selected as UConn's football captains for the 2015 season.

UConn's Thomas poised for a starring role at wide receiver

"If I was a quarterback, I'd throw the ball to Noel (Thomas)," said coach Bob Diaco, standing on Rentschler Field two weeks before the UConn football team opens the season against Villanova. "He's probably going to catch it."

UConn's Knappe leaves Denmark, becomes American football star

Knappe leaves behind archery, team handball to become American college football player

COLLEGES

Programs run into pitfalls with fining college players

Long before stipends, college coaches found ways to punish players by withholding perks

Looking to future, more NCAA athletes seek own trademarks

Amid debate on athlete pay, more in NCAA pursue legal ownership of their nicknames, slogans

FCS power North Dakota State to provide athlete stipends

FCS power North Dakota St to provide stipends for scholarship athletes in all 16 sports

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Rios honored as NECBL's top pro prospect

Mystic Schooners left-handed pitcher Willie Rios (Maryland) was honored as the New England Collegiate Baseball League's Top Pro Prospect for the 2015 season.

Local roundup: Providence's Kris Dunn named Blue Ribbon Preseason All-American

Providence College junior guard Kris Dunn of New London was named to the 2015-16 Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook Preseason All-America Team, it was announced Thursday.

Coast Guard's Clancy always willing to take one for the team

One trait for which Mike's Clancy's Coast Guard Academy football teammates and coaches have come to know him: unselfishness.

PROFESSIONAL

Murphy leads Mets to sweep of Phillies, 9-5 in 13 innings

Murphy's offense, defense lead Mets to sweep of Phillies, 9-5 in 13 innings

Longtime Saints recall the team's role in Katrina recovery

Longest-tenured Saints gratified to have been part of the first decade of Katrina recovery

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

2:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity The Road America 180 practice from Elkhart Lake, Wis.

Baseball

7 p.m., NESN, SNY, WOR (710-AM), WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) MLB: Boston Red Sox at New York Mets.

7 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — NYP: Lowell Spinners at Connecticut Tigers.

7:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Atlanta Braves.

Football

7:30 p.m., MyTV9, WMOS (102.3-FM) — NFL preseason: New England Patriots at Carolina Panthers.

8 p.m., Ch. 3 — NFL preseason: Detroit Lions at Jacksonville Jaguars.

8 p.m., ESPN — High school: Miami Washington at St. Thomas Aquinas from Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — CFL: Toronto Argonauts at Edmonton Eskimos.

Golf

5 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Czech Masters from Prague, Czech Republic.

11:30 a.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Yokahama Tire Classic from Prattville, Ala.

2 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: The Barclays from Edison, N.J.

6 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Dick's Sporting Goods Open from Endicott, N.Y.

8 p.m., Golf Channel — Web.com: Portland Open from North Plains, Ore.

Soccer

2:30 p.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Schalke at Wolfsburg.

Talk Show

6:05 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — Sports Talk with Bill Donovan.

Tennis

1 p.m., ESPN2 — WTA: Connecticut Open from New Haven.

3 p.m., ESPN2 — ATP: Winston-Salem (N.C.) Open.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — WTA: Connecticut Open from New Haven.