Valley/Old Lyme football has painful end to season

Valley Regional/Old Lyme’s Nick Braga tries to avoid Haddam-Killingworth’s Jordan Callahan on this run during Tuesday night’s showdown in Deep River. Haddam-Killingworth beat the Warriors 27-21 to qualify for the Class S state playoffs while denying the Warriors a return trip to the postseason. (Kelley Fryer/Shore Publishing for The Day)

The Valley Regional/Old Lyme football team was plagued by mistakes and penalties as it lost to rival Haddam-Killingworth on Tuesday night, 27-21, and were eliminated from CIAC Class S playoff consideration.

Perimeter-powered UConn wears down Cornell

UConn's Alterique Gilbert (3) splits the defense of Cornell's Thurston McCarty (13) and Cornell's Terrance McBride during the Huskies' 91-74 win on Tuesday night at the XL Center in Hartford. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

There's no secret about the key to UConn's success this season. The perimeter-powered Huskies will go as far as their backcourt carries them in coach Dan Hurley's system.

H.S. football / Thanksgiving Week preview capsules

New London senior Jacob Commander and the Whalers can earn a share of the ECC Division I championship and deny NFA the outright title with a victory in the 157th meeting of the nation's oldest high school football rivalry at Cannamela Field in New London. The game, orignally scheduled to be played on Thanksgiving Day, was moved to Wednesday night at 6 due to weather concerns. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

A capsule look at high school's final week of the regular season:

Pindell a bright spot in gloomy UConn football season

UConn senior quarterback David Pindell has been a bright spot in a dark season for the Huskies. He has 2,977 combined passing and rushing yards this season and accounted for 25 touchdowns as he prepares to play his final game on Saturday against Temple at Rentschler Field. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

Senior David Pindell always looks forward to every moment, every practice and every game as a member of the UConn football team.

Local colleges: Mitchell women win NECC opener

Mitchell College rallied from a 15-point deficit in the first quarter to defeat Dean College 64-58 on Tuesday night in its New England Collegiate Conference women's basketball opener at the Yarnall Athletic Center.


Three Thanksgiving football games moved to Wednesday night

Three annual Thanskgiving Day high school football games will now be played on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Thankgiving Week will be wild as ever for teams ranked in The Day's Top 10 football poll

Last year’s Thanksgiving Week was one of the more chaotic ones in recent memory, including losses by four teams ranked in The Day's Top 10 state coaches’ poll. One can only hope this Thanksgiving Week is just as wild.

Turkey Day rivalries will decide final 11 CIAC playoff spots

A quick primer about the CIAC football playoff races.



I (seriously) can't wait to root for Tom Brady on Sunday

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Noon, ESPN — NCAA men: Florida vs. Oklahoma in Battle 4 Atlantis from Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Noon, NESN — NCAA women: New Hampshire at Northeastern.

2 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Wisconsin vs. Stanford in Battle 4 Atlantis from Paradise Island, Bahamas.

2:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: San Diego State vs. Iowa State in Maui Invitational fifth-place game from Lahaina, Hawaii.

3 p.m., NESN — NCAA women: Rhode Island at Holy Cross.

5 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Duke vs. Arizona-Gonzaga winner in Maui Invitational championship from Lahaina, Hawaii.

5 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Louisville vs. Tennessee in NIT Tip-Off from New York.

5 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Wyoming vs. Richmond in Fort Myers (Fla.) Tip-Off consolation.

7 p.m., ESPNews — NCAA men: Butler vs. Dayton in Battle 4 Atlantis from Paradise Island, Bahamas.

7:30 p.m., NBCSB, MSG — NBA: New York Knicks at Boston Celtics.

7:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Marquette vs. Kansas in NIT Tip-Off from New York.

7:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Boston College vs. Loyola-Chicago in Fort Myers (Fla.) Tip-Off final.

8 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Cleveland Cavaliers.

8:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Dallas Mavericks.

9 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Xavier vs. Illinois in Maui Invitational seventh-place game from Lahaina, Hawaii.

9:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Virginia vs. Middle Tennessee State in Battle 4 Atlantis from Paradise Island, Bahamas.

10:30 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Golden State Warriors.

11:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Auburn vs. Arizona-Gonzaga loser in Maui Invitational third-place game from Lahaina, Hawaii.

11 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Arizona State vs. Utah State in MGM Resorts Main Event final from Las Vegas.


5:30 p.m., WWRX (107.7-FM) — High school: Ledyard at Fitch.

6 p.m.,, WJJF (94.9-FM) — High school: East Lyme at Waterford.

6 p.m., — High school: NFA at New London.


8 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: World Cup of Golf from Melbourne, Australia.

1 a.m. (Thursday), Golf Channel — European PGA: Hong Kong Open.


7:30 p.m., NESN — NHL: Boston Bruins at Detroit Red Wings.

7:30 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Philadelphia Flyers at Buffalo Sabres.



Local college honors

Three players from local colleges were honored with Player of the Week honors.


Kemba stays hot, scores 43 as Hornets upend Celtics 117-112

Gordon Hayward, left, drives past Charlotte's Malik Monk, right, and Dwayne Bacon, center, during the first half of the Celtics' 117-112 loss on Monday night in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Kemba Walker scored 43 points, giving him 103 in his last two games, and the Charlotte Hornets battled back to beat the Boston Celtics 117-112 on Monday night.

Yankees get Paxton from Mariners for Sheffield, two others

The Seattle Mariners traded pitcher James Paxton to the Yankees on Monday for three minor league prospects, including left-handed pitcher Justus Sheffield. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Left-hander James Paxton was acquired by the Yankees from Seattle for a trio of prospects Monday, bolstering the thin starting rotation that contributed to New York's loss to Boston in the AL Division Series.

Will Yankees' Rivera be Hall of Fame's first unanimous inductee?

Could this finally be the year for a unanimous electee? Mariano Rivera’s candidacy will test that premise in the coming weeks, leading up to the January announcement of the 2019 Hall of Fame class.


Cobb's play a pleasant surprise for UConn men's basketball team

UConn forward Eric Cobb (0) reacts after making a 3-pointer during the Huskies' upset win over then-No. 15 Syracuse last Thursday in the 2K Empire Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

UConn's Eric Cobb, a 6-foot-9, 249-pound senior forward from Jacksonville, Fla., acts like big teddy bear off the court. But he's turned into a grizzly bear on the court.

Collier helps No. 2 UConn rout Vanderbilt 80-42

UConn's Megan Walker (3) shoots over Vanderbilt's Laelea Carter (30) and Jordyn Cambridge (3) in the Naismith Hall of Fame Air Force Reserve Tip-Off tournament on Saturday at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Crystal Dangerfield scored 19 points and Napheesa Collier added 15 points and 16 rebounds to help No. 2 UConn rout Vanderbilt 80-42 on Saturday night in the Hall of Fame Showcase.

UConn football team falls to East Carolina 55-21

Holton Ahlers threw four touchdown passes and ran for another score on Saturday night as East Carolina scored the final 41 points to beat UConn 55-21.


Miles signs 5-year contract to coach Kansas

Les Miles, left, is introduced as Kansas football coach by athletic director Jeff Long, right, during a news conference on Sunday at Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Les Miles is headed back to the Big 12 and another massive rebuilding job, this time taking on the downtrodden program at Kansas in a splashy hire aimed at energizing a weary fan base.

Michigan beats PC at Mohegan Sun

Ignas Brazdeikis scored 20 points to lead No. 18 Michigan to a 66-47 victory over Providence and the championship of the Air Force Reserve Tip-Off tournament on Sunday at Mohegan Sun Arena.

NCAA top 25 football roundup

Boston College running back AJ Dillon scores against Florida State in the second half of Saturday's game at Tallahassee, Fla. New London's Dillon rushed for 116 yards. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

Ohio State went to overtime to avoid one of the most stunning upsets of the season, beating Maryland 52-51 on Saturday when the Terrapins failed to convert a 2-point conversion after matching the Buckeyes' touchdown in the first extra period.