Fever earn playoff bid while eliminating Sun

Fever beat Sun 81-51, reach playoffs for WNBA-record 11th straight year

Sun get back to work on Tuesday at Indiana

Connecticut's WNBA playoff hopes remain on life support, but after ending a five-game losing streak with a comeback win over Chicago on Sunday night, the Sun will try to live for another day on Tuesday when they visit another Eastern Conference...

Sun keep playoff hopes alive

The Connecticut Sun still have a pulse ... even though it remains a bit faint.

Sun stave off elimination with win over Sky

Bone scores 25 points, Sun stave off elimination with 72-68 win over short-handed Chicago Sky

Liberty give Sun their seventh straight loss

Epiphanny Prince had 18 points and four steals as the league-leading New York Liberty beat the Connecticut Sun on Saturday night, 80-66, the Sun's seventh-straight loss.

COLUMNS

Villanova's defense is coached by one of our own: Billy Crocker

Billy Crocker will be awash in stunts and Cover Twos later this week, barking into his headset high...

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UCONN

UConn football ready to take important first step

Thursday night's game is more important than perhaps any season opener in recent years for the UConn football program. "It's everything," coach Bob Diaco said.

UConn women's basketball team loads up nonconference schedule

UConn’s quest to become the first Division I women’s basketball team to win four straight national titles will feature some early-season traveling.

UConn releases schedule, receives commitment

By the end of 2015, UConn will have a pretty good idea where it stands in the college basketball world.

COLLEGES

Victory Lane: Coast Guard quarterback readying for his third season as starter

And so Coast Guard begins the season Thursday with a 7 p.m. game against Anna Maria at Cadet Memorial Field, the Bears' first night game since 1996. Derek Victory, a junior, will be the starting quarterback, the way he has been for the last 17 games.

In all seriousness, Coast Guard football is ready for opener

The Coast Guard Academy football team, with 19 seniors on its roster and 16 returning starters, opens the season at 7 p.m. Thursday at home against Anna Maria, the Bears’ first night game since 1996. Coach Bill George, in his 17th season, has...

Hungry Camels eager to build off their success

The Connecticut College women's soccer team returned to campus last weekend even more determined to keep the program among the New England Small College Athletic Conference elite.

HIGH SCHOOL

ECC's five future Div. I schools considering 'district football model' with SCC

Southern Connecticut Conference commissioner Al Carbone, Hand High School athletic director Craig Semple and East Lyme High School athletic director Steve Hargis are discussing a potential scheduling model — in football only — that...

East Lyme football, looking to turn things around, hits the field on opening day

Seniors Andrew Brown and Travis Franco look to bring leadership — and more wins — to the East Lyme High School football team this year.

Ledyard Football Hall of Fame to add six

Ledyard High School will honor the six new members of its football hall of fame during halftime of the Colonels' Thanksgiving Day game against Fitch on Nov. 26 and formally induct them on Jan. 31 at the football team's awards night at Lake of Isles.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Coast Guard opens volleyball season with win over Mitchell

Coast Guard Academy made a winner of Mike Bynon in his coaching debut as the Bears rolled to a 25-16, 25-10, 25-10 volleyball victory over Mitchell College on Tuesday night in the season opener for both schools.

PROFESSIONAL

Yankees hit 3 HRs in eight-run second inning, beat Red Sox 13-8

Yankees hit 3 HRs in 8-run 2nd inning, beat Red Sox 13-8 and leave Fenway with series victory

NFL notes

Seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker Briggs says he plans to call it a career

Chewing tobacco ban at Fenway, other Boston ballparks OK'd

Ban on chewing tobacco at Fenway, other Boston ballparks gets city council approval

ON THE AIR

Baseball

7 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — NYP: Brooklyn Cyclones at Connecticut Tigers.

8 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals.

Football

6 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: South Carolina vs. North Carolina at Charlotte, N.C.

7 p.m., NFL Network — NFL preseason: Philadelphia Eagles at New York Jets.

7 p.m., WXLM (980-AM) — NCAA: Anna Maria at Coast Guard.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Oklahoma State at Central Michigan.

7:30 p.m., MyTV9, WCCT, WFAN (660-AM), WMOS (102.3-FM) — NFL preseason: New York Giants at New England Patriots.

7:30 p.m., SNY, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA: Villanova at UConn.

7:30 p.m., NESN, YES — NCAA: Alcorn State at Georgia Tech.

8:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA: Michigan at Utah.

9 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Texas Christian at Minnesota.

10 p.m., NFL Network — NFL preseason: San Diego Chargers at San Francisco 49ers.

Golf

9 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Russian Open from Moscow.

Soccer

2:30 p.m., FS1 — European qualifier: Italy vs. Malta from Florence, Italy.

5 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA women: Rutgers at Princeton.

Tennis

1 p.m., ESPN — U.S. Open from New York.

5 p.m., ESPN2 — U.S. Open from New York.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — U.S. Open from New York.