Jackpot! Las Vegas wins WNBA draft lottery

Las Vegas won the WNBA draft lottery and will have the No. 1 pick

Sun assistant Nicki Collen named head coach of Atlanta Dream

Nicki Collen, an assistant coach with the Connecticut Sun the past two seasons, is leaving to become head coach of the WNBA's Atlanta Dream. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Former Connecticut Sun assistant coach Nicki Collen named coach of Atlanta Dream

COLUMNS

We present the Second Annual Non-Football Fans' Guide To Surviving Thanksgiving

What if you are sitting in a room with people watching football on Thanksgiving and have no idea...

Ouellette's story resonates ... the way so many others have, too

Maddie Ouellette played with a broken left wrist, suffered in Tuesday's semifinal game, and still...

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UCONN

No. 1 UConn routs No. 5 UCLA 78-60 for 39th road win in row

UConn forward Napheesa Collier (24) past UCLA guard Chantel Horvat during Tuesday night's game in Los Angeles. The top-ranked Huskies routed the No. 5 Bruins 78-60. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Napheesa Collier scored 23 points and No. 1 UConn routed fifth-ranked UCLA 78-60, snapping the Bruins' 32-game home winning streak

Van Demark growing into his role on UConn football team

True freshman Ryan Van Demark regularly lines up against stronger and more experienced football players.

Point guard battle highlights UConn-UCLA matchup

UConn head coach Geno Auremma gives advice to point guard Crystal Dangerfield Sunday's 97-72 win over Maryland in Hartford. The No. 1 Huskies begin a west coast road trip on Tuesday night against No. 5 UCLA in Los Angeles. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

No. 1 UConn begins a long west coast road trip at UCLA on Tuesday night in a game that features an intriguing point guard matchup in the Huskies' Crystal Dangerfield and the Bruins' Jordin Canada.

COLLEGES

Louisville: Freshman Brian Bowen will not play for Cardinals

Louisville says freshman forward Brian Bowen will not play for the school. The 6-foot-7 Bowen signed with the Cardinals in June but has been held out of practice and games since the school announced it was being investigated in a federal corruption probe of bribery in college basketball. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)

Louisville says freshman Brian Bowen will not play, have parted ways with assistant Kenny Johnson in wake of corruption probe

Miami gets bump to No. 2 behind Alabama in playoff rankings

Miami head coach Mark Richt walks off the field following a 44-28 win over Virginia on Saturday. The Hurricanes moved past ACC rival Clemson and into second place in the latest College Football Playoff rankings released Tuesday. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Miami moved up to No. 2 behind Alabama in the College Football Playoff rankings, with Clemson slipping one spot to three and Oklahoma holding at four

Texas Tech wins tourney title at Mohegan Sun

Keenan Evans scored 25 points to lead Texas Tech over No. 20 Northwestern 85-49 on Sunday in the championship game of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament.

HIGH SCHOOL

H.S. football / Week 12 preview capsules

Pedro Mojica (44) and the Fitch Falcons can complete a perfect regular season and take home the Colonel Ledyard Sword for the second straight year with a victory over Ledyard on Thanksgiving morning at at Bill Mignault Field. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Wednesday's Game Montville at Windham, 6:30 p.m. Records: Montville (4-5); Windham (2-7) Last week: Montville was idle; Windham lost to Fitch...

ECC likely to have only two teams in state football playoffs

Fitch's Pedro Monica (44) fights for extra yardage during the Falcons' 42-6 win over Windham last Thursday. The Falcons, who have already qualified for the Class L state playoffs, can put the finishing touches on a perfect regular season and enhance their chances of earning a quarterfinal home game with a win over rival Ledyard on Thanksgiving Day at Ledyard. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Fitch and Killingly have qualified for the CIAC playoffs. They should also be the Eastern Connecticut Conference's only representatives, the lowest for the league since the CIAC expanded to a 32-team field in 2010.

No. 8 Middletown at No. 5 Windsor highlights H.S. football's holiday feast

Some of the best football games in the biggest week of the regular season will involve teams ranked in The Day's Top 10 state coaches' poll, among them No. 8 Middletown playing at No. 5 Windsor on Wednesday night.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Hynes leads Conn women to easy hoop win

Mairead Hynes scored a season-high 29 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Connecticut College to an 84-59 victory over FDU-Florham in a women's basketball game on Thursday night.

PROFESSIONAL

Redskins, Giants in Thanksgiving game between 2 losing teams

Giants head coach Ben McAdoo reacts during the first half of Sunday's game against the Chiefs in East Rutherford, N.J.  (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

With their losing records and their shaky defenses and their injury-depleted rosters, the Washington Redskins and New York Giants are not exactly ready for prime time, let alone for a national audience tuning in on Thanksgiving night.

Olympic gymnastics ex-doctor pleads guilty to sex charges

A former doctor accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple charges of sexual assault and will face at least 25 years in prison.

Giants' offensive line changing again heading to Washington

Change has been a constant for the New York Giants' offensive line this season, and it seemingly is happening again

ON THE AIR

Basketball

Noon, ESPN2 — NCAA men: Tennessee vs. Purdue in Battle 4 Atlantis from Paradise Island, Bahamas.

2:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Villanova vs. Western Kentucky in Battle 4 Atlantis from Paradise Island, Bahamas.

2:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: California vs. Chaminade in Maui Invitational seventh-place game from Hawaii.

5 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Virginia Commonwealth vs. Michigan in Maui Invitational fifth-place game from Hawaii.

6 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: George Mason vs. Fresno State in Cancun Challenge third-place game from Mexico.

7 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Belmont at Providence.

7 p.m., YES, WCBS (880-AM) — NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Cleveland Cavaliers.

7:30 p.m., NBCSB — NBA: Boston Celtics at Miami Heat.

7:30 p.m., MSG — NBA: Toronto Raptors at New York Knicks.

8 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Golden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder.

8 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Marquette vs. Louisiana State in Maui Invitational third-place game from Hawaii.

8:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Louisiana Tech vs. Evansville in Cancun Challenge final from Mexico.

10 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Rice vs. Mississippi in MGM Grand Main Event third-place game from Las Vegas.

10:30 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Sacramento Kings.

10:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Wichita State vs. Notre Dame winner in Maui Invitational final from Hawaii.

12:30 a.m. (Thursday), ESPN2 — NCAA men: UNLV vs. Utah in MGM Grand Main Event final from Las Vegas.

Golf

8 p.m., Golf Channel — Australasia PGA: Australian Open from Sydney.

1 a.m. (Thursday), Golf Channel — European PGA: Hong Kong Open from Fanling.

Hockey

7 p.m., NESN, WFAN (660-AM) — NHL: Boston Bruins at New Jersey Devils.

7:30 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Tampa Bay Lightning.

Soccer

2:30 p.m., FS1 — UEFA Champions League: Barcelona at Juventus.

Tennis

3 p.m., Tennis Channel — WTA: Hawaii Open from Honolulu.

11 p.m., Tennis Channel — WTA: Hawaii Open from Honolulu.