Dr. I clears out the notebook while waiting for Rajai the MVP

Idle Thoughts, while waiting for World Series MVP Rajai Davis, Jordan Reed’s speedy...


UConn looking to turn its football season around

Don't expect Central Florida, which visits Rentschler Field in East Hartford on Saturday at noon (ESPNNEWS) for an AAC game, to send a sympathy card to UConn (3-4, 1-3).

UConn football players face BB gun, marijuana charges

Two University of Connecticut football players have been suspended from the team after being arrested on drug and weapons charges


Nichols takes early lead over Coast Guard, hangs on for 24-14 victory

Nichols led 21-0 in the first 10 minutes, 4 seconds and picked up its first New England Conference victory since 2012 with a 24-14 win over the Coast Guard Academy football team in a game which featured 10 turnovers.

No. 1 Alabama gets another shot at Texas A&M's Trevor Knight

Trevor Knight has changed teams, proven he's not a one-game wonder and re-emerged with a national title contender


Santiago fires up New London in 39-0 rout of Fitch

New London senior co-captain Efrain Santiago ran 14 times for 144 yards and a touchdown and fired up his team with a monsterous special teams hit as the Whalers blanked Fitch on Saturday 39-0 in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I game.

Winston's four touchdowns spark Ledyard past East Lyme

Ledyard had good reason to celebrate its 32-12 football victory over East Lyme on Saturday as the Colonels scored three times off of turnovers for their second straight win.


Local roundup: Valley/Old Lyme outlasts Prince Tech 35-20

Matt Sapere completed 12 of 17 passes for 238 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 48 yards as Valley Regional/Old Lyme beat Prince Tech on Friday, 35-20, in a non-league football game.

Coast Guard at Nichols football capsule

When: Saturday, noon. Where: Vendetti Field, Dudley, Mass. Records: Coast Guard 3-3 overall, 2-1 New England Football Conference; Nichols 2-4, 0-3. Players...


Without Big Ben, Steeles face daunting task vs. Patriots

Tom Brady wanted the showdown with Ben Roethlisberger, if he's being honest

Gould joins Giants in London to replace Josh Brown

Robbie Gould has become the second placekicker to join the New York Giants on short notice, with Josh Brown again ineligible to play after admitting to abusing his wife


Auto Racing

10:30 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Fred's 250 qualifying from Talladega, Ala.

12:30 p.m., NBCSN — Formula One United States Grand Prix qualifying from Austin, Texas.

1 p.m., Ch. 61 — NASCAR Truck Fred's 250 from Talladega, Ala.

4 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Sprint Cup Hellmann's 500 qualifying from Talladega, Ala.   


8 p.m., FS1 — NLCS: Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs in Game 6.

Figure Skating

4:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Skate America ladies free skate from Chicago.


Noon, ESPNEWS, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA: Central Florida at UConn.

Noon, WXLM (980-AM) — NCAA: Coast Guard at Nichols.

Noon, Ch. 8 — NCAA: North Carolina State at Louisville.

Noon, ESPN — NCAA: Wisconsin at Iowa.

Noon, ESPN2 — NCAA: Texas at Kansas State.

Noon, ESPNU — NCAA: Rutgers at Minnesota.

Noon, CBSSN — NCAA: North Texas at Army.

Noon, FS1 — NCAA: Oklahoma State at Kansas.

Noon, SNY — NCAA: Lehigh at Holy Cross.

12:30 p.m., WCCT — NCAA: Syracuse at Boston College.

3 p.m., NESN, YES — NCAA: Game TBA.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA: Texas A&M at Alabama.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — NCAA: Texas Christian at West Virginia.

3:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Purdue at Nebraska.

3:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA: Memphis at Navy.

3:30 p.m., SNY, CSN — NCAA: New Hampshire at Towson.

3:45 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Tulane at Tulsa.

4 p.m., Ch. 61 — NCAA: Utah at UCLA.

6 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Arkansas at Auburn.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Houston at Southern Methodist.

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA: East Carolina at Cincinnati.

7:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Tennessee State at Vanderbilt.

8 p.m., Ch. 8 — NCAA: Ohio State at Penn State.

8 p.m., Ch. 61 — NCAA: Oklahoma at Texas Tech.

9 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Mississippi at Louisiana State.

10:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA: Fresno State at Utah State.

10:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Wyoming at Nevada.

10:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Bethune-Cookman at Norfolk State. (taped today)


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

11 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: CIMB Classic from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

3 a.m. (Sunday), Golf Channel — LPGA: Blue Bay from Hainan Island, China.


7 p.m., NESN — NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Boston Bruins.

7 p.m., MSG — NHL: New York Rangers at Washington Capitals.

7 p.m., NBCSN — NCAA men: Penn State at Notre Dame.

7:05 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) — NHL: Minnesota Wild at New Jersey Devils.


7:30 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Tottenham at Bournemouth.

10 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Middlesbrough at Arsenal.

10 a.m., CNBC — Premier League: Watford at Swansea City.

12:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Premier League: West Bromwich at Liverpool.


6 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Stockholm Open, WTA Luxembourg Open and ATP-WTA Kremlin Cup from Moscow.