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.

Thames River to play home football games at East Lyme

The Thames River Crusaders will call East Lyme High School home this fall for their inaugural football season in the Constitution State Conference.

COLUMNS

A Connecticut-New York rivalry is something to look forward to ... someday

Mohegan — Chiney Ogwumike was the first to notice, wandering to press row and...

August is a major month for local golf

August is major month at several area golf courses. Several familiar faces competed for club...

UCONN

UConn football captains ready to lead the way

In a team vote Wednesday, Andreas Knappe, Julian Campenni, Marquise Vann and Andrew Adams were selected as UConn's football captains for the 2015 season.

UConn's Thomas poised for a starring role at wide receiver

"If I was a quarterback, I'd throw the ball to Noel (Thomas)," said coach Bob Diaco, standing on Rentschler Field two weeks before the UConn football team opens the season against Villanova. "He's probably going to catch it."

UConn's Knappe leaves Denmark, becomes American football star

Knappe leaves behind archery, team handball to become American college football player

COLLEGES

Cubit tries to focus on football amid Illinois uncertainty

Interim Illini coach says football will be his focus, but surrounded by campus uncertainty

QB Dobbs has No. 25 Tennessee's hopes soaring

QB Joshua Dobbs goes from helping test aircraft engines to running No. 25 Vols' air attack

Fall previews / Coast Guard Academy

Following are previews of the Coast Guard Academy men's soccer, women's soccer and volleyball teams:

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Coast Guard football to play season in memory of Flynn

The Coast Guard Academy football team will pay tribute to a former cadet-athlete and friend of the academy, Bob Flynn, during the 2015 season. Flynn, a member of the Class of 1974, served as the Chairman of the Board of the Coast Guard Foundation...

Local roundup: Rios honored as NECBL's top pro prospect

Mystic Schooners left-handed pitcher Willie Rios (Maryland) was honored as the New England Collegiate Baseball League's Top Pro Prospect for the 2015 season.

PROFESSIONAL

Fitzpatrick leads Jets past the Giants

Jets beat the Giants in preseason; Fitzpatrick throws 2 TDs, Cromartie scores on interception

Major League Baseball roundup

Encarnacion hits 3 HRs, ties team record with 9 RBIs as Blue Jays rout reeling Tigers 15-1

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

9 a.m., FS1 — FIA World Endurance Championship from Nurburg, Germany.

1:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Chevrolet Silverado 250 from Bowmanville, Ontario.

4 p.m., NBCSN — IndyCar GoPro Grand Prix from Sonoma, Calif.

Baseball

10 a.m., ESPN — Little League: Pearland (Texas) vs. Mexicali Baja California (Mexico) in World Series third-place game from Williamsport, Pa.

1 p.m., NESN, SNY, WOR (710-AM), WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at New York Mets.

1:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Atlanta Braves.

3 p.m., Ch. 8 — Little League: Lewisberry (Pa.) vs. Tokyo (Japan) in World Series championship game from Williamsport, Pa.

4 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — NYP: Connecticut Tigers at Staten Island Yankees.

8 p.m., ESPN — MLB: Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers.

Basketball

7 p.m., wnba.com/sun — WNBA: Connecticut Sun at Chicago Sky.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — WNBA: Phoenix Mercury at Minnesota Lynx.

Football

4 p.m., ESPN2 — CFL: Saskatchewan Roughriders at Ottawa Redblacks.

4 p.m., Ch. 61 — NFL preseason: Houston Texans at New Orleans Saints.

8 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — NFL preseason: Arizona Cardinals at Oakland Raiders.

Golf

6:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Czech Masters from Prague, Czech Republic.

Noon, Golf Channel — PGA: The Barclays from Edison, N.J.

2 p.m., Ch. 3 — PGA: The Barclays from Edison, N.J.

2 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Dick's Sporting Goods Open from Endicott, N.Y.

5 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Yokahama Tire Classic from Prattville, Ala.

7 p.m., Golf Channel — Web.com: Portland Open from North Plains, Ore.

Motorcycle Racing

7:30 a.m., FS1 — MotoGP Grand Prix of Great Britain from Silverstone, England.

Soccer

8:25 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Norwich City at Southampton.

10:55 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Manchester United at Swansea City.

4:30 p.m., ESPN — MLS: Portland Timbers at Seattle Sounders.

7 p.m., FS1 — MLS: D.C. United at New York.

9:30 p.m., FS1 — NWSL: Washington Spirit at Portland Thorns.

Track & Field

2 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — IAAF World Championships from Beijing.

Volleyball

4:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — AVP: Chicago Open.