All-state boys' soccer, volleyball teams announced

Madison Bell of East Lyme was the only local player to be a first-team selection on the Connecticut High School Coaches Association all-state volleyball team.

Whalers come undone early and never recover in 44-7 loss to Notre Dame-West Haven

The first time New London touched the football, disaster struck.

Missed opportunities hurt NFA in 35-22 loss to Southington

NFA can't cash in on its chances and comes up short against Southington 35-22 in the Class LL football playoff quarterfnials

Valley/Old Lyme routs Berlin 30-12 in Class M football playoffs

Quarterback Matt Sapere rushed for a 60-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage and No. 1 Valley Regional/Old Lyme topped No. 8 Berlin 30-12 Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the Class M state tournament.

CIAC football playoffs / final scores

CLASS LL No. 1 Darien 29, No. 8 Greenwich 3 No. 4 Southington 35, No. 5 NFA 22 No. 7 Ridgefield 28, No. 2 West Haven 21 No. 6 Shelton 55, No. 3 Newtown 21 CLASS...

COLUMNS

Pennella, the Wizard of Whalerville, was one of the greats

He referred to Mike Pennella, among the greatest coaches in the history of New London High.

UCONN

UConn turns the tables on DePaul, win 91-46

Kia Nurse had a career-best 33 points Thursday and No. 2 UConn flipped the script on usually high-scoring DePaul, ranked 15th, as the Huskies won their 81st straight game 91-46 at Gampel Pavilion.

No. 2 Huskies begin challenging part of schedule against No. 15 DePaul

UConn's second-ranked women's basketball team begins its most difficult stretch of the season on Thursday nighht when No. 15 DePaul visits the Huskies at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs.

No. 2 UConn routs Chattanooga 80-43 for 80th straight win

Napheesa Collier scored 23 points to lead No. 2 UConn to its 80th consecutive win, an 80-43 rout of Chattanooga on Tuesday. Katie Lou Samuelson added 19 points for the Huskies, who have won 127 of their last 128 games and 52 straight at home.

COLLEGES

NCAA top 25 men's basketball roundup

Kris Jenkins hit six 3s and scored 22 points and Josh Hart had 12 points and nine rebounds to lead No. 2 Villanova past Penn 82-57 on Tuesday night.

Alabama's Nick Saban: 'It's never OK to lose a game'

Nick Saban doesn't want to hear that maybe Alabama can lose in the Southeastern Conference championship game and still get into the playoffs

Top 25 college basketball roundup

Freshman De'Aaron Fox posted the second triple-double in school history with 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to lead a dominating effort by No. 1 Kentucky in Monday night's 115-69 win over Arizona State

LOCAL ROUNDUP

LOCAL CALENDAR

BASEBALL/SOFTBALLHammerheads baseball — Tryouts Dec. 6 at Wide World of Indoor Sports in Montville. 10U-12U, 5-6:30 p.m.; 13U-18U, 6:30-8 p.m. contact: shorelinebaseballacademy@yahoo.com, (860) 888-2901.Mitchell College...

Local roundup: Tigers promote Southworth to assistant GM

Brent Southworth has been promoted to Assistant General Manager of the Connecticut Tigers, it was announced on Thursday.

Local colleges: CGA men pull away from Mitchell in second half

Coast Guard Academy pulled away in the second half for an 80-68 win over host Mitchell College in a nonleague men's basketball on Wednesday night.

PROFESSIONAL

Patriots' Gronkowski to undergo back surgery

Rob Gronkowski's season is likely over.

Bruins top Hurricanes 2-1 in shootout

Ryan Spooner and David Pastrnak scored in a shootout, lifting the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

9 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Show from Las Vegas. 

Basketball

7:30 p.m., CSN — NBA: Sacramento Kings at Boston Celtics.

7:30 p.m., MSG — NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at New York Knicks.

8 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Chicago Bulls.

8 p.m., ESPNEWS — NCAA men: St. John's at Tulane.

9:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Alabama at Texas.

10:30 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Houston Rockets at Denver Nuggets.

Football

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Ohio vs. Western Michigan in Mid-American Conference championship game from Detroit.

9 p.m., Ch. 61 — NCAA: Washington vs. Colorado in Pacific-12 Conference championship game from Santa Clara, Calif.

Golf

7:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Alfred Dunhill Championship from Malelane, South Africa.

1 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Hero World Challenge from Albany, Bahamas.  

8:30 p.m., Golf Channel — Australasia PGA: Australian Championship from Gold Coast.

Hockey

6 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: Notre Dame at Massachusetts.

7:15 p.m., WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA men: UConn at UMass Lowell.

Rugby

2:30 p.m., NBCSN — English Premiership: Exeter at Sale.

Skiing

1 p.m., NBCSN — FIS World Cup: Men's Super G from Val d'Isere, France.

Soccer

2:30 p.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Bayern Munich at Mainz.

5 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA women: North Carolina vs. West Virginia in Division I tournament semifinal from San Jose, Calif.

7:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA women: Georgetown vs. Southern California in Division I tournament semifinal from San Jose, Calif.

12:55 a.m. (Saturday), FS1 — Women's U20 World Cup: United States vs. Japan in consolation from Port Moresby, Papau New Guinea.

4:25 a.m. (Saturday), FS1 — Women's U20 World Cup: North Korea vs. France in final from Port Moresby, Papau New Guinea.

Swimming

Midnight, NBCSN — United States Winter Nationals from Atlanta. (taped today)