Diaco encouraged by UConn's progress despite record

UConn is taking the glass half-full approach while preparing for Thursday's nationally-televised game at No. 6 Houston, insisting it is better than its .500 record indicates.

Syracuse uses late 99-yard TD drive to put away UConn 31-24

Amba Etta-Tawo caught 12 passes for a school-record 270 yards and two touchdowns and Syracuse beat UConn 31-24 on Saturday

UConn looking to increase offensive production against Syracuse

The UConn football team is hoping to increase its offensive production and comfort zone starting with Saturday's nonconference game against former Big East foe Syracuse. Kickoff is 1 p.m. at Rentschler Field.

UConn invited to compete in prestigious Phil Knight Invitational

The UConn men's basketball team will be part of an elite 16-team field playing in the 2017 Phil Knight Invitational in Portland, Ore.

COLUMNS

There is still nothing like a game under the Friday night lights

This was last Friday night, many of us immersed in the football game, unaware of what was happening...

UCONN

UConn's Ollie adds another Class of 2017 basketball recruit

Tyler Polley, a 6-foot-7 forward from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., became the third player to commit to the UConn men's basketball program Class of 2017 on Tuesday.

Puyol's game-winning kick caps rally for UConn in 13-10 win over Virginia

It's comforting for the UConn to know during pressure-packed, game-winning moments it can turn to the man with the Golden Leg, placekicker Bobby Puyol.

COLLEGES

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

No. 5 Clemson vs. No. 3 Louisville packed with star power

No. 5 Clemson and quarterback Deshaun Watson are awaiting their latest showdown, this one against No. 3 Louisville that could decide the ACC's Atlantic Division

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Mullaly helps Conn College beat ECSU in volleyball

Junior outside hitter Belinda Mullaly chipped in 10 digs, four kills and three aces to power Connecticut College to a 3-0 sweep of Eastern Connecticut State University in a non-conference volleyball match Tuesday at Luce Field House.

LOCAL CALENDAR

BASEBALL/SOFTBALLBaseball and softball training — Weekly hitting, pitching and catching clinics ending with the week of Oct. 3. At Power in Training in Niantic. Contact: Becky Hall, pithitting@gmail.com or (860)...

Clark, Kirk of the Blackwolves take NLL honors

New England Black Wolves head coach Glenn Clark and goalie Evan Kirk were both honored for their accomplishments during the 2016 season at the National Lacrosse League Awards Ceremony Tuesday night at Oakville, Ontario.

PROFESSIONAL

Yankees beat Red Sox 6-4, ending Boston's win streak at 11

Gary Sanchez, Didi Gregorius and Tyler Austin homered off David Price, and the New York Yankees beat the Red Sox 6-4 to end Boston's 11-game winning streak and delay its AL East title celebration.

Major League Baseball roundup

Josh Donaldson hit a two-run homer, Aaron Sanchez struck out 10 and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 in the opener of their AL wild-card showdown

ON THE AIR

Baseball

2 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros.

7 p.m., NESN, MyTV9, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM), WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees.

7 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins.

7 p.m., ESPN — MLB: Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers.

10 p.m., ESPN — MLB: Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants.

Basketball

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

10 p.m., ESPN2 — WNBA playoffs: Chicago Sky at Los Angeles Sparks.

Golf

1 a.m. (Thursday), Golf Channel — LPGA: Reignwood Classic from Beijing.

Soccer

2:30 p.m., ESPN2 — UEFA Champions League: Bayern Munich at Atletico Madrid.

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

7:30 p.m., FS1 — MLS: Orlando City at Toronto FC.