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UConn's Gilbert speaks for first time about season-ending injury

The fierce competitor inside of freshman Alterique Gilbert wanted to play through his shoulder injury, but that wasn't the best decision for his future.

UConn women prepared for tough December stretch

UConn coach Geno Auriemma didn't expect his young Huskies to still be undefeated six games into the season and says has no idea what to expect this month when they face four ranked opponents


NCAA men's basketball top 25 roundup

Jalen Lindsey scored nine of his 13 points in the second half to help Providence beat No. 21 Rhode Island 63-60 on Saturday.

No. 11 UCLA upsets top-ranked Kentucky 97-92

Isaac Hamilton scored 19 points, T.J. Leaf had 17 with 13 rebounds and No. 11 UCLA shot 53 percent to beat No. 1 Kentucky 97-92 on Saturday for its second consecutive upset of the top-ranked Wildcats.


Local roundup: Camels pull away from Bears in All-New London matchup

Tyler Rowe led all scorers with 23 points and Connecticut College used a 13-0 second-half run to beat the Coast Guard Academy men's basketball team 91-80 in a nonconference game between the two New London schools.

Local roundup: Jeff Hedden inducted into Connecticut Golf Hall of Fame

Jeff Hedden, a Waterford High School graduate who went on to enjoy a distinguished amateur career, was inducted into the Connecticut Golf Hall of Fame on Thursday during a ceremony at the Manchester Country Club.

Local sports calendar

BASEBALL/SOFTBALL Hammerheads baseball tryouts — Tuesday, Dec. 6, Wide World of Indoor Sports in Montville. 10U-12U, 5-6:30 p.m.; 13U-18U, 6:30-8 p.m. contact:,...


Pats banged up as Brady chases wins record against Rams

If Tom Brady becomes the NFL's all-time winningest quarterback on Sunday, he will have to do it without the guy who's been on the receiving end of most of his touchdown passes.

Draft classmates Manning & Roethlisberger meet again

Ben Roethlisberger and Eli Manning are inextricably linked. Taken 11 picks apart in the 2004 NFL draft, the two quarterbacks have spent the last dozen years watching each other from afar, using the other's success as a measuring stick of their own...



Noon, NESN — NCAA women: New Jersey Institute of Technology at Harvard.

1:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Elon at Georgetown.

2 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: Baylor at Tennessee.

2 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Marquette at Georgia.

2 p.m., NESN, YES — NCAA men: Radford at North Caorlina.

4 p.m., ESPN, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA women: Texas at UConn in Jimmy V Classic from Mohegan Sun.

4 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Florida State at George Washington.

4 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Southeast Missouri State at Indiana.

7:30 p.m., MSG — NBA: Sacramento Kings at New York Knicks.

8 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Bowling Green at Cincinnati.


1 p.m., Ch. 3 — NFL: Houston Texans at Green Bay Packers.

1 p.m., Ch. 61, WMOS (102.3-FM) — NFL: Los Angeles Rams at New England Patriots.

4:25 p.m., Ch. 61, WFAN (660-AM) — NFL: New York Giants at Pittsburgh Steelers.

8:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30, WFAN (660-AM) — NFL: Carolina Panthers at Seattle Seahawks.


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

11 a.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Hero World Challenge from Albany, Bahamas.

1 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — PGA: Hero World Challenge from Albany, Bahamas.

1 p.m., Golf Channel — Asian Tour: Panasonic Open from Delhi, India. (taped today) 


2:30 p.m., NBCSN — English Premiership: Wasps at Worcester. (taped today)


5 p.m., NBCSN — FIS: Men's giant slalom from Val d'Isere, France. (taped today)    


8:30 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Liverpool at Bournemouth.

9:30 a.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Hamburg at Darmstadt.

11 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Manchester United at Everton.

11:30 a.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Eintracht Frankfurt at Augsburg.

6 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA women: West Virginia vs. Southern California in Division I tournament final from San Jose, Calif.


5 p.m., NBCSN — United States Winter National Championship from Atlanta. (taped today)


Ogwumike has Achilles surgery, could miss season

Connecticut Sun post Chiney Ogwumike underwent successful Achilles surgery Wednesday on her left tendon at Houston Methodist Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. The timetable for recovery from such a procedure is typically six to nine months.