Local roundup: Veitner leads UConn to NCAA field hockey title

The UConn field hockey team won its third national title in five years, beating Maryland 2-1 on Sunday to finish off an unbeaten (23-0) season.

Local roundup: CGA's Mooney finishes fourth at NCAA cross country championships

Kaitlyn Mooney ran to a fourth-place finish, the best in Coast Guard Academy history, during Saturday's NCAA Division III women's cross country championships.

Local colleges: No. 1 UConn advances to NCAA field hockey final

Top-seeded UConn rode a heroic performance by goalkeeper Nina Klein to defeat North Carolina in a penalty shootout in the semifinals of the NCAA Division I field hockey tournament on Friday.

Local roundup: Stonington rolls past Thames River 49-6

Josh Curtin scored three touchdowns, two on kickoff returns, as Stonington beat Thames River 49-6 in a nonleague high school football game on Thursday night.

Local roundup: Gray's third-place finish helps lift East Lyme swimming to fourth overall in Class M

Taylor Gray finished third in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1 minute, 9.36 seconds to help lift the East Lyme High School girls' swim team to a fourth-place team finish Wednesday night in the Class M state championship at Southern Connecticut State...

COLUMNS

You want Eli Manning replaced? Seriously?

Eli Manning navigated the winds the way he usually does: with durability and dependability, leading...

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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New London's Dillon off to an impressive start for BC football team

Boston College running back AJ Dillon (2) carries the ball against Florida State defensive back Derwin James (3) during the first half of a game Oct. 27 in Boston. Dillon, a freshman from New London, has rushed for 100 yards or more four times and holds the Eagles' freshman record for rushing yards (1,039) and carries (221) in a season. (Michael Dwyer/AP Photo)

When Boston College running back AJ Dillon takes a handoff, he's carrying more than just a football. He's carrying his own hopes and dreams, as well as those of his family and New London community.

Coast Guard basketball / 2017-18 preview

Men's basketball Coast Guard returns nine players, including four who made 14 or more starts from a team that finished 7-17 overall and 3-11 in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference. The Bears open their...

UCONN

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.

Vital emerges from slump, sparks UConn men to comfortable win

Christian Vital of UConn gestures after making a three-point basket during the first half of Sunday's game against Boston University at the XL Center in Hartford. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Christian Vital, a sophomore guard, felt bad about his performance in the first two UConn basketball games. He was disappointed that he failed to live up to his role as a spark off the bench.

COLLEGES

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.

UCLA fires football coach Jim Mora

UCLA fired football coach Jim Mora on Sunday with one regular-season game left in his sixth season.

PROFESSIONAL

Knicks hand Clippers ninth straight loss

The Clippers' Jawun Evans (1) and Kyle O'Quinn (9) of the Knicks fight for control of the ball the Knicks' 107-85 win on Monday night at Madison Square Garden. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Kristaps Porzingis scored 25 points and the New York Knicks extended the Los Angeles Clippers' losing streak to nine games with a 107-85 victory

Ex-NFL receiver Terry Glenn dead after Dallas-area wreck

Former NFL receiver Terry Glenn was killed in a one-vehicle rollover traffic accident near Dallas early Monday morning. He was 43. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Officials say former Cowboys receiver Terry Glenn has died following a one-vehicle rollover traffic accident near Dallas that left his fiancée injured

Giants don't get any time to celebrate second win of season

Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins (20) returns an interception as Kansas City Chiefs' Tyreek Hill (10) pursues during the second half of the Giants' 12-9 overtime win Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

For a change the New York Giants weren't besieged by questions about quitting, lack of effort and the job future of second-year coach Ben McAdoo

Celtics' win streak reaches 16 thanks to Irving's 47 in win over Mavs

Kyrie Irving scored 10 of his season-high 47 points in overtime as the Boston Celtics rallied once again from a double-digit deficit to beat the Dallas Mavericks 110-102 to extend their winning streak to 16 games

ON THE AIR

Basketball

1:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Marquette vs. Wichita State in Maui Invitational semifinal from Hawaii.

3:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Oklahoma State vs. Pittsburgh in Legends Classic third-place game from New York.

4 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Virginia Commonwealth vs. California in Maui Invitational from Hawaii.

6 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: George Mason vs. Louisiana Tech in Cancun Challenge from Mexico.

6 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Texas A&M vs. Penn State in Legends Classic final from New York.

6 p.m., NESN — NCAA women: Boston University at Harvard.

8 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Chaminade vs. Michigan-Louisana State loser in Maui Invitational consolation from Hawaii.

8:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Fresno State vs. Evansville in Cancun Challenge from Mexico.

10 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Creighton vs. Baylor in Hall of Fame Classic final from Kansas City, Mo.

10:30 p.m., ESPNU, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA women: UConn at UCLA.

10:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Notre Dame vs. Michigan-Louisana State winner in Maui Invitational semifinal from Hawaii.

10:30 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Chicago Bulls at Los Angeles Lakers.

Boxing

7:30 p.m., FS1 — Devon Alexander vs. Walter Castillo and Miguel Cruz vs. David Grayton in welterweight bouts from St. Petersburg, Fla.

Football

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Kent State at Akron.

Hockey

8 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Edmonton Oilers at St. Louis Blues.

Soccer

2:30 p.m., FS1 — UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid at APOEL.

8 p.m., ESPN — MLS playoffs: Toronto FC at Columbus Crew.

9:30 p.m., FS1 — MLS playoffs: Seattle Sounders at Houston Dynamo.

Tennis

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

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