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My apologies: Change is coming and it was spurred by Kaepernick

Funny how sports sure feel like they’re not about sports anymore. Once labeled the...

The Lonesome Polecat: ST. JOSEPH TRAILED BY 25 POINTS AND WON

There's other stuff, but, really, you want to read about St. Joseph.

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UCONN

Promising LB Darrian Beavers growing into new position at UConn

UConn coach Randy Edsall is happy with the attitude of freshman linebacker Darrian Beavers, who is talented, but still evolving.

UConn and Providence to play exhibition at Mohegan Sun Arena

UConn and Providence will renew their New England men's basketball rivalry by playing an exhibition game on Oct. 25 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.

UConn women enter season motivated by shocking Final Four loss

UConn women's basketball Geno Auriemma takes in a WNBA game between the Sun and Mercury on August 4 at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

From coach Geno Auriemma's point of view, UConn's stunning upset loss in the Final Four last season was a blessing.

COLLEGES

Midseason checkup: SEC twofer in playoff?

Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino, right, talks with quarterback Lamar Jackson during the second half of an Oct. 14 game against Boston College, in Louisville, Ky. Boston College won 45-42. Toss out automatic wins against Kent State and Murray State and Louisville is 2-3 against Power Five competition, after finishing last season with three straight losses. (Timothy D. Easley/AP Photo)

Midseason checkup: SEC headed toward two teams in the playoff?

For the Pac-12, parity is both a good and a bad thing

California players pose for a celebratory picture after they upset eighth-ranked Washington State, 37-3, on Oct. 13 in Berkeley, Calif. (D. Ross Cameron/AP Photo)

Washington and Washington State both lost Pac-12 games last weekend, leading many to point to the parity across the league

Saban understands Leach's 'pathetic front-runners' comment

Alabama linebacker Rashaan Evans bows in celebration after he sacked Arkansas quarterback Cole Kelley during the second half of an Oct. 14 game in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The top-ranked Crimson Tide thrashed Arkansas, 41-9. (Brynn Anderson/AP Photo)

Alabama coach Nick Saban totally gets where Washington State's Mike Leach was coming from

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: 'Hockey smart' Bears take the ECC title once again

Stonington High School's Sarah Flakus keeps the ball in the offensive zone during the first half against Norwich Free Academy on Tuesday night in Stonington. Stonington captured its ninth straight ECC title with a 4-0 victory over the Wildcats. (Tim Martin/The Day)

Trinity Lennon had two goals and an assist and the Stonington High School field hockey team clinched the Eastern Connecticut Conference championship Tuesday night with a 4-0 victory over Norwich Free Academy.

High school roundup: Vikings close in on ECC Div. I volleyball crown

East Lyme remained unbeaten in Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I play with a 25-11, 25-15, 25-22 win over Ledyard in a volleyball match on Monday.

PROFESSIONAL

Goodell: NFL not changing its national anthem policy

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference on Wednesday at New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

In the face of fan unrest and accusations from the president about the league being unpatriotic, the NFL is not changing its national anthem policy to require players to stand.

Judge HR sparks N.Y.; Yankees beat Astros 6-4 to even ALCS 2-2

Aaron Judge is congratulated by New York Yankees teamate Gary Sanchez on Tuesday after hitting a home run during the seventh inning of Game 4 of the  American League Championship Series. The Yankees beat the Houston Astros 6-4 in New York to tie the series at 2-2. (Kathy Willens/AP Photo)

Aaron Judge ignited a rousing rally with a home run, then doubled during a four-run eighth inning to spur the unflappable New York Yankees over the Houston Astros 6-4 and tie their AL Championship Series 2-2

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Baseball

5 p.m., FS1, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM) — ALCS: Houston Astros at New York Yankees in Game 5.

9 p.m., TBS — NLCS: Los Angeles Dodgers at Washington Chicago Cubs in Game 4.

Basketball

7 p.m., YES — NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Indiana Pacers.

7 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Washington Wizards.

7:30 p.m., CSN — NBA: Milwaukee Bucks at Boston Celtics.

9:30 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at San Antonio Spurs.

Golf

10 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: The CJ Cup from Jeju Island, South Korea.

Hockey

8 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at St. Louis Blues.

10:30 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Los Angeles Kings.

Tennis

6 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Stockholm Open from Sweden.