Patriots release Antonio Brown after another accusation

The New England Patriots released wide receiver Antonio Brown on Friday after just one week with the team. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

The New England Patriots have released receiver Antonio Brown after a second woman accused him of sexual misconduct.

Bakken, Sutman lead Waterford to rout of Montville

Waterford's Ryan Bakken has thrown for 10 TDs in two weeks, five more during the Lancers' 62-20 victory over Montville on Friday.

Griswold airs it out against Ledyard in 35-12 win

Griswold/Wheeler quarterback Andrew Koziol (2) gets a pass off just before taking a hit by Ledyard's Jonathan Isgro (28) during Friday's game Ledyard. Koziol threw three touchdown passes as the Wolverines rolled to a 35-12 win. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Andrew Koziol passed for three touchdowns and 270 yards in a 35-12 win over Ledyard on Friday.

Valley/Old Lyme gets best of Cromwell/Portland 21-0

Valley Regional/Old Lyme scored on back-to-back drives against Cromwell on back-to-back plays Friday night, going on to an eventual 21-0 victory over Cromwell in the Pequot Sassacus Division.

Turnovers contribute to Stonington's demise in loss to Bacon

With each mistake and missed opportunity, Friday's football game gradually slipped away from Stonington.

ND transfer Morgan making immediate impact at UConn

UConn head coach Randy Edsall watches the team warm-up beforethe Huskies' season opener against Wagner on Aug. 29. The Huskies play their first road game on Saturday at Indiana. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

D.J. Morgan always knew he could be an impact player on the major college football level.

Yankees fall to Blue Jays 4-3

New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres sits on the ground after slipping while trying to field a ground ball during the fourth inning of Friday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays at New York. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)

Star second baseman Gleyber Torres prompted an audible gasp from the Yankee Stadium crowd when his right leg buckled while fielding a grounder and made an early exit Friday night as New York lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3.

HIGH SCHOOL

H.S. football / Week 2 final scores

Valley/Old Lyme 21, Cromwell/Portland 0 Bacon 35, Stonington 7, final Griswold/Wheeler 35, Ledyard 12, final Waterford 62, Montville 20, final

H.S. football / Week 2 preview capsules

Stonington's Christian Hudson, who scored five touchdowns in the Bears' 49-46 season-opening loss to Montville, will lead Stonington against Bacon Academy on Friday in the ECC Division II opener for both schools. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

A look ahead at the Week 2 matchups involving local high school football teams.

Dubreuil has written her athletic history in East Lyme ... and rewritten it

Sophie Dubreuil (2), who starred playing baseball and football prior to arriving at East Lyme High School, gave up the two boys' sports and has become a two-sport star in volleyball and basketball for the Vikings. Now a senior, Dubreuil has accepted a basketball scholarship at Division II St. Thomas Aquinas outside of New York City. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

There are times Jack Biggs, who coaches baseball and volleyball at East Lyme High School, thinks of asking Sophie Dubreuil, an outside hitter on the volleyball team, if she still has her baseball glove kicking around from her days as a Little League...

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COLUMNS

Polecat AFTER DARK: Hey, Adam Biernat, nice kick

Is this going to be a thing every Saturday? Beats us. We can't focus for more than a few seconds.

Alyssa Thomas: The hardest working woman in show biz

Alyssa Thomas finally came off the floor after 74 straight minutes.

ON THE AIR

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: East Lyme boys beat Woodstock in ECC D-I soccer opener

East Lyme scored the final three goals to rally for a 3-2 victory over Woodstock Academy on Friday in the Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I boys' soccer opener for both schools.

Coast Guard at Norwich football preview capsule

When: Saturday, 2 p.m. Where: Sabine Field, Northfield, Vt. Records: Coast Guard Academy 2-0 overall, 0-0 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference; Norwich 2-0,...

Local roundup: Ledyard girls edge St. Bernard 2-1 in ECC Div. III soccer

Abby DiRico scored the game winning goal as Ledyard defeated St. Bernard 2-1 in an early-season matchup of undefeated Eastern Connecticut Conference Division III girls' soccer teams on Thursday afternoon.

PROFESSIONAL

Defending champ Red Sox eliminated

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora, left, watches from the dugout during the bottom of the eleventh inning of Friday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays at St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

The World Series champion Boston Red Sox were mathematically eliminated in the late innings, then lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 Friday night when Willy Adames had an RBI single in the 11th.

Alonso, deGrom lead Mets

New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom throws in the second inning of Friday's game against the Cincinnati Reds at Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Pete Alonso hit his major league-leading 50th home run, Jacob deGrom pitched shutout ball for seven innings and the New York Mets beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-1 Friday night.

Major League Baseball roundup

Braves center fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. celebrates as he leaves the field after defeating San Francisco on Friday, 6-0, to clinch the NL East baseball title in Atlanta. (John Bazemore/AP Photo)

The Atlanta Braves clinched their second straight NL East title as Ronald Acuña Jr. hit his 41st homer in a 6-0 win over San Francisco that eliminated the Giants from postseason contention in Bruce Bochy's last year as San Francisco manager.

Is Antonio Brown's NFL career over? Likely for 2019 at least

Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown paces the sidelines Sept. 15 during the first half against the Miami Dolphins in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Patriots released Brown on Friday. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

So many factors went into Antonio Brown's release by the Patriots on Friday. It would be stunning if he draws interest from any other teams as the league's investigation continues.

Kyle Busch looks to rebound as NASCAR playoffs move to Richmond

Kyle Busch prepares for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sept. 15 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nev. (AP Photo/Chase Stevens, File)

The NASCAR playoffs didn't start the way Kyle Busch wanted. An early swipe of the wall at Las Vegas and slow lapped traffic relegated him to a middle-of-the-pack finish that dropped him from first to fourth in the championship race.

Panthers' Cam Newton ruled out for Sunday's game vs. Arizona

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton looks to pass Sept. 8 against the Rams during the first half in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

The Panthers will be counting on second-year quarterback Kyle Allen to help them climb out of an 0-2 hole to start the season.

Giants' Sterling Shepard played after concussion, says wanted to win

The Giants' Sterling Shepard, left, helps clear running room for running back Saquon Barkley as Dallas Cowboys cornerback Byron Jones (31) defends in the second half in Arlington, Texas, Sept. 8. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Speaking on Friday for the first time since sustaining the concussion on Sept. 8, Shepard said he didn't start feeling normal until this week.

UCONN

UConn men to face tough tests to start AAC basketball season

UConn's final men's basketball season in the American Athletic Conference features a challenging start.

UConn releases 2019-20 women's basketball schedule

UConn head coach Geno Auriemma gives instructions during the NCAA Albany Regional final on March 31 in Albany, N.Y. The Huskies released their 2019-20 schedule on Thursday, which includes home games against the three teams that joined them in the 2019 NCAA Final Four: defending champion Baylor, Notre Dame and Oregon. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The UConn women's basketball team will play Baylor, Notre Dame and Oregon — the other three teams to join the Huskies in the 2019 NCAA Final Four — as part of their 2019-20 schedule, which was released on Thursday.

Hurley on the road to recovery from spinal surgery

UConn men's basketball coach Dan Hurley has rejoined the program following spinal surgery on Sept. 6 in New York. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

The first few days following spinal surgery were the hardest for Dan Hurley.

COLLEGES

Backup QB Matt Fink leads USC past No. 10 Utah, 30-23

Southern California wide receiver Tyler Vaughns makes a touchdown catch over Utah defensive back Jaylon Johnson during the first half of Friday's game in Los Angeles. USC upset No. 10 Utah, 30-23. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Photo)

Matt Fink took over on the third play of the game and passed for 351 yards in Southern California's 30-23 victory over No. 10 Utah.

Big second half leads No. 20 Boise State past Air Force 30-19

Boise State wide receiver CT Thomas dives in to the end zone for a touchdown as Air Force defensive back Jeremy Fejedelem tries to bring him down in the first half of Friday's game in Boise, Idaho. No. 20 Boise State won, 30-19. (Steve Conner/AP Photo)

Hank Bachmeier threw for 263 yards and two touchdowns, Robert Mahone rushed for a pair of TDs in the fourth quarter, and No. 20 Boise State pulled away in the second half for a 30-19 win over Air Force.

'Hopalong' Cassady, Ohio State Heisman winner, dies at 85

Ohio State halfback Howard

Cassady also played baseball at Ohio State and was a longtime coach in the New York Yankees organization. It was the late owner and friend George Steinbrenner who was the first to tell Cassady he had won the Heisman.