Maine Maritime at Coast Guard Academy football preview

When: Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Where: Cadet Memorial Field, New London. Records: Maine Maritime 1-2 overall, 0-1 New England Football Conference; Coast Guard 1-3,...

Coast Guard football team has a family dynamic

Right now the Coast Guard football team has two sets of brothers playing: Hudson and J.D. Dunaway and Chip and Patrick Crowley. On Wednesday they talked about the family dynamic.

UNC player accused of sexual battery says he's not a rapist

A North Carolina football player facing charges of sexual battery and assault on a fellow student says the two had consensual sex and that he neither raped nor drugged her

LSU needs home run hire but competition could be tough

After firing the most successful football coach in the history of the program, LSU needs a home run hire

Surprises spread across the Pac-12 after first month

The Pac-12 was filled with surprises through the first four weeks of the season

SCHEDULES

COLUMNS

The Yankees honoring Ortiz? Mikey D. just doesn't understand

My tombstone is going to read the following: "Here lies Mikey D. He just didn't understand."

MORE COLLEGE SPORTS

Defense might be the Big Ten Conference's football trademark

While No. 2 Ohio State and No. 4 Michigan are among the nation's top five scoring teams, the Big Ten Conference is just as good on defense

Orgeron: Coaching LSU 'a dream,' offense will be 'tweaked'

Ed Orgeron says that as a Louisiana native, it's "a dream" to have the opportunity to be LSU's head coach

Local college notes

Tracking the Bears • A young Coast Guard Academy volleyball team is experiencing a growth spurt. The Bears went 3-0 last week, including sweeping rival Connecticut College, and won four of five overall to improve to...

Bama running game rolling along with Harris, freshmen

Alabama's running game has continued to roll along with considerable help from a running quarterback and a couple of freshmen backs

UCONN FOOTBALL

No. 6 Houston makes quick work of UConn 42-14

Greg Ward Jr. threw for a career-high 389 yards and accounted for five touchdowns in just more than three quarters to help the sixth-ranked Houston Cougars easily handle Connecticut 42-14 on Thursday night

UConn football visits highly motivated, nationally-ranked Houston

The UConn football team is a heavy underdog heading into the nationally-televised American Athletic Conference game (ESPN) that kicks off at 8 p.m. Thursday at TDECU Stadium.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: NFA volleyball beats Waterford in four games

MacKenzie Burke's 26 kills helped Norwich Free Academy beat Waterford 25-13, 25-17, 24-26 and 25-12 in a high school volleyball match on Friday.

Coast Guard Academy unveils Otto Graham Hall of Athletic Excellence

The Coast Guard Academy celebrated the ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday night for the Otto Graham Hall of Athletic Excellence, a $2.4 million dollar project unfurled at the school's existing Billard Hall.

PROFESSIONAL

Bruce, Gsellman move Mets closer to playoff spot, beat Phils

Jay Bruce homered for the third straight game and drove in three runs, Robert Gsellman threw six sharp innings and the New York Mets moved closer to securing a wild-card berth with a 5-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night

Major League Baseball roundup

Madison Bumgarner lined a two-run double to left in the sixth, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-3 to maintain their slim lead for the second NL wild card

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

5 a.m., NBCSN — Formula One Malaysia Grand Prix qualifying from Selangor.

10:30 a.m., CNBC — NASCAR Sprint Cup Citizen Soldier 400 practice from Dover, Del.

11 a.m., FS1 — IMSA Petit Le Mans from Braselton, Ga.

1:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Sprint Cup Citizen Soldier 400 final practice from Dover, Del.

3 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity Drive Sober 200 from Dover, Del.

8:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck DC Solar 350 from Las Vegas.

2 a.m. (Sunday), FS1 — NHRA Keystone Nationals qualifying from Reading, Pa. (taped today)

2:30 a.m. (Sunday), NBCSN — Formula One Malaysia Grand Prix from Selangor.    

Baseball

1 p.m., Ch. 61, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies.

4 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM) — MLB: Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees.

4 p.m., FS1 — MLB: Cleveland Indians at Kansas City Royals.

7 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox.

Basketball

7:30 p.m., NBA TV — NBA preseason: Golden State Warriors vs. Toronto Raptors from Vancouver, British Columbia.

Football

Noon, Ch. 8 — NCAA: Texas at Oklahoma State.

Noon, ESPN — NCAA: Notre Dame vs. Syracuse from East Rutherford, N.J.

Noon, ESPN2 — NCAA: Miami at Georgia Tech.

Noon, ESPNU — NCAA: Northwestern at Iowa.

Noon, ESPNEWS — NCAA: Southern Methodist at Temple.

Noon, CBSSN — NCAA: Central Florida at East Carolina.

Noon, FS1 — NCAA: Baylor at Iowa State.

Noon, SNY — NCAA: Georgia State at Appalachian State.

12:30 p.m., WCCT — NCAA: Virginia at Duke.

1:30 p.m., WXLM (980-AM) — NCAA: Maine Maritime at Coast Guard.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA: Tennessee at Georgia.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — NCAA: Wisconsin at Michigan.

3:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: North Carolina at Florida State.

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

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

3:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Kansas State at West Virginia.

5 p.m., Ch. 61 — NCAA: Oklahoma at Texas Christian.

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Kentucky at Alabama.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Memphis at Mississippi.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: South Florida at Cincinnati.

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA: Western Michigan at Central Michigan.

7:30 p.m., SNY — NCAA: Tulane at Massachusetts. (taped today)

8 p.m., Ch. 8 — NCAA: Louisville at Clemson.

8 p.m., ESPNEWS — NCAA: San Diego State at South Alabama.

8:30 p.m., Ch. 61 — NCAA: Arizona State at Soluthern California.

10:15 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Utah State at Boise State.

10:15 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Wyoming at Colorado State.

10:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Arizona at UCLA.

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

Golf

9 a.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Ryder Cup from Chaska, Minn.

11:30 a.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Reignwood Classic from Beijing. (taped today)

Horse Racing

5:30 p.m., NBCSN — Joe Hirsch Turf Classic and Vosburgh Stakes from Elmont, N.Y.; Awesome Again Stakes, Zenyatta Stakes and FrontRunner Stakes from Arcadia, Calif.

Mixed Martial Arts

9 p.m., FS1 — UFC Fight Night preliminaries from Portland, Ore.

11 p.m., FS1 — UFC Fight Night: John Lineker vs. John Dodson from Portland, Ore.

Rugby

8 p.m., NBCSN — English Premiership: Bath at Gloucester. (taped today)

Soccer

7:30 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Liverpool at Swansea City.

8:55 a.m., FS1 — Women's U17 World Cup: Nigeria vs. Brazil from Amman, Jordan.

10 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Chelsea at Hull City

7:30 p.m., CSN — MLS: Sporting Kansas City at New England Revolution.