Local Calendar

BASEBALL/SOFTBALLWaterford Babe Ruth annual board meeting — Thursday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m., Babe Ruth Field. Accepting nominations and elections will be held for board or directors. Contact: Joe Mariani via email at...

Local roundup: Steele leads Conn past Coast Guard

Valerie Hines (11) of Coast Guard and Zoe Stublarec of Connecticut College, right,  both go up to head the ball during Wednesday's women's soccer game at Conn's Silfen Field at New London. Conn won 1-0.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Lauren Steele scored in the 59th minute as host Connecticut College remained unbeaten with a 1-0 win over Coast Guard in a nonleague women's soccer match on Wednesday.

Local roundup: Mitchell men earn double overtime win

Andrew Storton scored his second goal at 106 minutes, 17 seconds to give the Mitchell men’s soccer team a 2-1 double overtime win over Albertus Magnus on Tuesday.

Black Wolves select Watkins with first of three NLL first round draft picks

The New England Black Wolves selected Colton Watkinson with the seventh overall pick, one of their three first round selections in the 2017 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft on Monday night at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre.

Local college notes

Tracking the Bears • The annual Whale Cup women's soccer game between Coast Guard Academy and Connecticut College will take place on Wednesday afternoon (4:30) at Connecticut College. Conn College has dominated the...

COLUMNS

Meet and greet our latest creation: The BosConn College .500s

Yes. The time has come for warring factions UConn and Boston College to form a football co-op.

Lonesome Polecat: South Windsor rising, a bajillion game notes, and, adios, Brain

Dave Hodge knows how to rebuild a program. He quickly took Weaver from the basement to two state...

MORE LOCAL SPORTS

Local roundup: Conn College wins in women's soccer

Connecticut College scored twice in the second half to break a 1-1 tie and beat Colby 3-1 in a New England Small College Athletic Conference women's soccer game on Sunday.

Coast Guard defense dominates in 13-0 win over Nichols

Coast Guard Academy's Ryan Robertson (7) jars the ball free from Nichols receiver Michael Nolan to force an incomplete pass during the Bears' 13-0 victory on Saturday in New London. (Tim Martin/The DAy)

While the Coast Guard Academy offense stumbled somewhat, turning it over six times despite gaining 384 yards in all, the defense featured six sacks, two by 6-foot-4, 230-pound junior tackle Jack Brandt, in Saturday's 13-0 victory over Nichols.

Local colleges: Mitchell's David Still wins own Invite and breaks course record

Mitchell College David Still set a course record to win individual honors at Saturday's Mitchell Cross Country Invitational.

UCONN

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.

Virginia routs UConn 38-18

Virginia linebacker Malcolm Cook tackles UConn quarterback Bryant Shirreffs (4) during the Cavaliers' 38-18 victory over the Huskies on Saturday in Charlottesville, Va. (Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress via AP)

Kurt Benkert passed for a school-record breaking 455 yards and Virginia avenged a heartbreak loss last season with a 38-18 victory over Connecticut on Saturday

COLLEGES

Coast Guard defensive backs Goldsworthy, Coco learned well on the fly

Coast Guard Academy sophomore Mike Goldsworthy, right, starting his first career game, intercepts a pass Saturday against Nichols, one of three interceptions for the Bears in a 13-0 victory. (Tim Martin/The Day)

Despite being newcomers to the lineup, Michael Goldsworthy and Colby Coco each had interceptions last week as the Coast Guard Academy football team blanked Nichols.

FBS sees huge spike in targeting penalty enforcement so far

Hawaii wide receiver Kalakaua Timoteo drops the ball and gets leveled by UCLA linebacker Josh Woods and hit from behind by defensive back Mossi Johnson during the second half of a Sept. 9 game in Pasadena, Calif. Woods was penalized for targeting and ejected. College football’s Bowl Subdivision has seen a 73-percent increase in the number of targeting penalties enforced through the first three weeks of the season compared with the same point in 2016. (Alex Gallardo/AP Photo)

Football Bowl Subdivision sees 73-percent increase in targeting penalties enforced through comparable point in 2016

HIGH SCHOOL

H.S. soccer: Robbie Negahban's late goal wins it for Waterford

Robbie Negahban's goal in the 84th minute broke a 1-all tie and lifted Waterford to a 2-1 win over Montville in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division II game Friday night.

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.

PROFESSIONAL

Girl hit by foul ball at Yankees game gets game's attention

A young girl is carried out of the seating area after being hit by a line drive during the fifth inning of Wednesday's game between the Yankees and Twins at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

It might be the shot heard around the baseball world: the rocket-like foul ball that hit a young girl at a New York Yankees game.

Young girl hospitalized by 105 mph foul at Yankee Stadium

Yankees third base coach Joe Espada reacts after a young girl was hit by a line drive during the fifth inning of Wednesday's game against the Twins at New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

A young girl at Yankee Stadium was injured by a 105 mph foul ball off the bat of Todd Frazier during Wednesday's game against Minnesota, leading some players to call for protective netting to be extended.

Giants ignoring the boos and naysayers after 0-2 start

Detroit' s Ameer Abdullah rushes during the first half of Monday's game against the Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. The Lions won, 24-10. (Julio Cortez/AP Photo)

Halfway through their home opener, the New York Giants left the field to a cascade of boos

Pats look to get healthier as they host Texans

New England's Tom Brady performs field drills during Wednesday's pratcice in Foxborough, Mass. (Steven Senne/AP Photo)

The New England Patriots appear to be getting healthier as they head toward Sunday's home game against the Houston Texans

ON THE AIR

Baseball

1 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Philadelphia Phillies.

4 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Cleveland Indians at Los Angeles Angels.

7 p.m., FS1 — MLB: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers.

8 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers.

Football

7:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Temple at South Florida.

7:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: South Carolina State at North Carolina Central.

8:25 p.m., NFL Network, WFAN (660-AM) — NFL: Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers.

Golf

6:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Portugal Masters from Vilamoura.

11 a.m., Golf Channel — Web.com: DAP Championship from Beachwood, Ohio.

1 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA Tour Championship from Atlanta.   

Hockey

7:30 a.m., NBCSN — NHL preseason: Vancouver Canucks vs. Los Angeles Kings from Shanghai.

7 p.m., NESN — NHL preseason: Philadelphia Flyers at Boston Bruins.

Soccer

7 p.m., YES — NCAA women: Florida State at Louisville.

Tennis

6 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: St. Petersburg Open from Russia, Moselle Open from Metz, France.