Giants ignoring the boos and naysayers after 0-2 start

Detroit' s Ameer Abdullah rushes during the first half of Monday's game against the Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. The Lions won, 24-10. (Julio Cortez/AP Photo)

Halfway through their home opener, the New York Giants left the field to a cascade of boos

Pats look to get healthier as they host Texans

New England's Tom Brady performs field drills during Wednesday's pratcice in Foxborough, Mass. (Steven Senne/AP Photo)

The New England Patriots appear to be getting healthier as they head toward Sunday's home game against the Houston Texans

Jets' acting owner says team 'definitely not' tanking season

Christopher Johnson is shown during a Jets training camp on Aug. 2, 2011 in Florham Park, N.J. Johnson, the Jets acting owner, insists the team is “definitely not” tanking this season, despite outside talk that they might be sacrificing victories for better chances at the No. 1 overall draft pick next year. Johnson spoke to reporters for the first time Wednesday. (Julio Cortez/AP Photo)

New York Jets acting owner Christopher Johnson insists the team is "definitely not" tanking this season

Seferian-Jenkins hopes to help Jets' O with suspension over

Jets tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins runs with the ball as Philadelphia's linebacker Don Cherry chases after him during the first half of a Aug. 31 preseason game in East Rutherford, N.J. Seferian-Jenkins spent the past two Sundays holed up alone in his home while watching his Jets play on TV, eager to be out there again with his teammates. With his two-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy over, the tight end could get that chance against Miami on Sunday. (Bill Kostroun/AP Photo)

Austin Seferian-Jenkins is eager to return to the playing field with the New York Jets after serving a two-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy

COLUMNS

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Chiefs' Kareem Hunt has clear request: 'Stop sleeping on me'

Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt runs past a tackle attempt by Philadelphia safety Malcolm Jenkins uring the first half of Sunday's game in Kansas City, Mo. The Chiefs thought enough of Hunt that they traded up in the third round to get him. Hunt has scored five touchdowns, the most by a rookie in two games since Dutch Sternaman scored six for the 1920 Decatur Staleys, the franchise now known as the Chicago Bears. (Charlie Riedel/AP Photo)

Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt watched every team pass on him in the draft, many of them multiple times, and now wants them to pay

Not much going right for the Giants in first two games

The only thing going right for the New York Giants these days might be the standings after 2 games

NFL notes

Chris Long is not about to "stick to football," not after watching the violence that occurred in his hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia, last month.

Stafford throws pair of TDs as Lions beat Giants

Lions quarterback Matt Stafford (9) rushes away form New York's Nat Berhe (29) during the first half of the Lions' 24-10 win on Monday night in East Rutherford, N.J. (Bill Kostroun/AP Photo)

Stafford throws for 2 TDs as Lions beat Beckham, Giants 24-10

UCONN

True freshmen are already contributing for UConn football

UConn head coach Randy Edsall works the sidelines during the season opener against Holy Cross on Aug. 31 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

When evaluating young players, UConn coach Randy Edsall can tell a lot by looking into their eyes.

Virginia routs UConn 38-18

Virginia linebacker Malcolm Cook tackles UConn quarterback Bryant Shirreffs (4) during the Cavaliers' 38-18 victory over the Huskies on Saturday in Charlottesville, Va. (Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress via AP)

Kurt Benkert passed for a school-record breaking 455 yards and Virginia avenged a heartbreak loss last season with a 38-18 victory over Connecticut on Saturday

COLLEGES

Coast Guard at Norwich football preview capsule

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A lenient NCAA imposes two-year probation on Rutgers

In this Dec. 10, 2013, file photo, Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann, right, and head football coach Kyle Flood, listen during an NCAA college football news conference in New York.  The NCAA on Friday has placed Rutgers on two-year probation and publically reprimanded and censured the university for failing to monitor its football program over a five-year period between 2011 and 2015.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

The NCAA has placed Rutgers on two-year probation and publically reprimanded and censured the Big Ten Conference university for failing to monitor its football program over a five-year period between the 2011-12 academic year and the fall of 2015

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: NFA edges Ledyard in boys' soccer

Nathan Cherenzia assisted on both goals as the Norwich Free Academy boys' soccer team held off Ledyard 2-1 Thursday in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I game.

PROFESSIONAL

Ryan Goins' hidden-ball trick, slam lead Blue Jays over Yanks

Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka reacts Friday after giving up a grand slam to Blue Jays shortstop Ryan Goins, rounding the bases, during the sixth inning in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Ryan Goins successfully pulled off a hidden ball trick and hit his second career grand slam, leading the Toronto Blue Jays over Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees 8-1 and ensuring New York had to wait at least one more day to clinch a playoff berth

Red Sox rally for 5-4 win over Reds, extend AL East lead

Boston's Rafael Devers hits a three-run homer Friday off the Reds' Sal Romano during the fourth inning in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Rafael Devers hit a three-run homer, and the Boston Red Sox extended their AL East lead to four games by overcoming Scooter Gennett's fourth grand slam of the season for a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

9 a.m., CNBC — NASCAR Monster Cup ISM Connect 300 practice from Loudon, N.H.

10 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck UNOH 175 qualifying from Loudon, N.H.

1 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck UNOH 175 from Loudon, N.H.

5:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 qualifying from Sparta, Ky.

8 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 from Sparta, Ky.

1:30 a.m. (Sunday), FS1 — NHRA Dodge Nationals qualifying from St. Louis. (taped today) 

Baseball

1 p.m., Ch. 61 — MLB: Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers.

1 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays.

4 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at Cincinnati Reds.

7 p.m., WCCT, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets.

7 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers.

10 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers. (joined in progress)

Boxing

10 p.m., HBO — Jorge Linares vs. Luke Campbell in a lightweight bout from Inglewood, Calif.

Football

Noon, Ch. 8 — NCAA: North Carolina State at Florida State.

Noon, ESPN — NCAA: Arkansas vs. Texas A&M from Arlington, Texas.

Noon, ESPN2 — NCAA: Texas Tech at Houston.

Noon, ESPNU — NCAA: West Virginia at Kansas.

Noon, CBSSN — NCAA: Army at Tulane.

Noon, NESN — NCAA: Harvard at Brown.

1 p.m., SNY — NCAA: Georgetown at Columbia.

2 p.m., WXLM (980-AM) — NCAA: Coast Guard at Norwich University.

3 p.m., FS1 — NCAA: Central Florida at Maryland.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA: Alabama at Vanderbilt.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — NCAA: Southern California at California.

3:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Texas Christian at Oklahoma State.

3:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Boston College at Clemson.

3:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Duke at North Carolina.

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

4 p.m., Ch. 61 — NCAA: Michigan at Purdue.

6 p.m., SNY — NCAA: Elon at Richmond.

6:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA: Oklahoma at Baylor.

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Mississippi State at Georgia.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Syracuse at Louisiana State.

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA: San Diego State at Air Force.

7:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — NCAA: Penn State at Iowa.

7:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Auburn at Missouri.

8 p.m., Ch. 61 — NCAA: Notre Dame at Michigan State.

10 p.m., FS1 — NCAA: Washington at Colorado.

10:15 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Hawaii at Wyoming.

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

Golf

8 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Portugal Masters from Vilamoura.

12:30 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA Tour Championship from Atlanta.

2:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — PGA Tour Championship from Atlanta.

2:30 p.m., Golf Channel — Web.com: DAP Championship from Beachwood, Ohio.

5:30 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Pure Insurance Championship from Pebble Beach, Calif.   

Hockey

7 p.m., MSG — NHL preseason: New York Rangers at New Jersey Devils.

Running

3 a.m. (Sunday), NBCSN — Berlin Marathon.

Soccer

7:30 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Tottenham at West Ham.

10 a.m., CNBC — Premier League: Chelsea at Stoke City.

10 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Crystal City at Manchester City.

12:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Premier League: Liverpool at Leicester City.

3:30 p.m., Lifetime — NWSL: Portland Thorns at Orlando Pride

5 p.m., CSN — MLS: Toronto FC at New England Revolution.

Tennis

7 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Laver Cup from Prague, Czech Republic.

CT SUN

Sun extend Miller's coaching, GM contract through 2021

Curt Miller, who guided the Connecticut Sun to their first WNBA playoff berth since 2012, was awarded a contract extension by the franchise on Tuesday as head coach and general manager through 2021. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Connecticut Sun announced Tuesday that head coach and general manager Curt Miller has been signed to a contract extension through the 2021 season.

The Sun began to shine a year early

Connecticut Sun coach and general manager Curt Miller, who expected his young team to turn the corner in 2018, was pleasantly surprised by the Sun’s playoff run in 2017. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Connecticut Sun occupy a more comfortable seat this year, certainly more cushy compared to this time in 2016.