2018-19 H.S. girls' basketball preview capsules

New London center Tai Pagan (30), an All-Area pick last season, returns to lead the Whalers this season. New London had a perfect 20-0 regular season and won the ECC Divison I tournament a year ago before losing in the Class LL quarterfinals to Enfield. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Following is a team-by-team capsule look at the 2018-19 high school girls' basketball season.

CIAC football championship roundup

AJ Barber had 10 catches for 157 yards and three touchdowns and threw for another as Greenwich routed New Canaan 34-0 Saturday to win the Class LL title and complete a dominant season.

Ex-New London coach Larson happy to bring CREC into ECC fold

Jeff Larson, who spent three seasons (2009-11) as New London’s head football coach, is now the prinicpal at Civic Leadership in Enfield, the host school of the Capital Region Education Council (CREC) cooperative program which will become a football-only member of the Eastern Connecticut Conference next season. The co-op also includes Aerospace of Windsor and Metro Learning of Bloomfield. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The CREC co-op football program is happy to finally have a league it can call home. The three-team cooperative program will join the Eastern Connecticut Conference next season.

ECC football to expand in 2019 with addition of Woodstock, CREC co-op

Killingly's Jackson Lopes (32) runs away from the Norwich Free Academy defense during a 12-6 overtime victory over the Wildcats on Nov. 9. Killingly will move up to challenge NFA in the new Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I football realignment recently approved for 2019. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

The Eastern Connecticut Conference will expand from 13 to 15 football members in 2019 as Woodstock Academy and the CREC cooperative program will be part of the new conference setup.

East Lyme to induct nine into Sports Hall of Fame

East Lyme High School will induct nine new members into its Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday, Dec. 9, at Flanders Fish Market.

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COLUMNS

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UCONN

Another painful, messy loss for UConn men

UConn guard Jalen Adams (4) attempts a shot as Florida State forward Mfiondu Kabengele (25) defends during the first half of a men's college basketball game Saturday in Newark, N.J. (Bill Kostroun/AP Photo)

UConn and Florida State's men's basketball teams combined for 41 turnovers. Fifty-five fouls were called, including two technical and two flagrant fouls on the Huskies. The Seminoles also were whistled for a flagrant foul.

Samuelson leads No. 1 UConn to 99-61 rout of Seton Hall

UConn's Katie Lou Samuelson, left, goes up for a shot and is fouled by Seton Hall's Shadeen Samuels in the second half of Saturday's college women's basketball game in Hartford. Samuelson finished with 26 points and 16 rebounds in UConn's 99-61 victory. (Stephen Dunn/AP Photo)

Katie Lou Samuelson scored 26 points and pulled down 16 rebounds to lead No. 1 UConn to an easy 99-61 win over former Big East rival Seton Hall on Saturday

Turnovers cost UConn men a shot at upset

Turnover trouble contributed to UConn's demise on Saturday, as the Huskies threw away any chance to upset No. 11 Florida State at the Prudential Center.

COLLEGES

Harbaugh says he's staying at Michigan, not returning to NFL

In this Sept. 1 file photo, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh stands on the field before a game against Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Responding to speculation he's returning to the NFL, the former San Francisco 49ers coach told ESPN he is not going anywhere.

Oklahoma's Murray edges Alabama's Tagovailoa for Heisman

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, who won the Heisman Trophy, poses with the award Saturday in New York. (Craig Ruttle/AP Photo)

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray has won the Heisman Trophy, edging Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa and setting up College Football Playoff matchup of Heisman winner and runner-up

No. 22 Army beats Navy for third straight time, with Commander in Chief in attendance

Army's Jordan Asberry, left, is tackled by Navy's Sean Williams during the first half of Saturday's game in Philadelphia. Army won 17-10, its third straight victory in the series. (Matt Slocum/AP Photo)

No. 22 Army beats Navy 17-10 for 3rd straight win in series

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: East Lyme's Putnam honored by CSWA

East Lyme Parks and Recreation Director Dave Putnam will be honored by the CSWA with the John Wentworth Good Sports Award on April 28, 2019. (Photo courtesy of CSWA)

East Lyme's Dave Putnam is one of six people being honored statewide by the Connecticut Sports Writers Alliance, having been selected by the organization to receive the John Wentworth Good Sports Award.

Local roundup: Mitchell hands Coast Guard its first loss

Hasani Williams' three-point play with 2.2 seconds left gave Mitchell College an 84-83 win over Coast Guard Academy in a nonleague men's basketball game Saturday.

PROFESSIONAL

Dolphins stun Pats 34-33 with TD on game's final play

Miami Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake (32) runs for a touchdown on the final play of Sunday's game against the New England Patriots at Miami Gardens, Fla. The Dolphins won 34-33. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Kenyan Drake ran the last 52 yards as the Miami Dolphins scored on a pass and double lateral on the final play Sunday to beat the New England Patriots 34-33.

Barkley, Giants rout Redskins 40-16

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) runs as he is pursued by Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman (24) and others during the first half of Sunday's game at Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Saquon Barkley rushed for 170 yards, including a 78-yard touchdown to surpass 1,000 for the season, Eli Manning threw for three scores and the New York Giants routed the Redskins 40-16 Sunday to effectively end Washington's already-slim playoff...

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Basketball

7:30 p.m., NBCSB, NBA TV — NBA: New Orleans Pelicans at Boston Celtics.

10:30 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Miami Heat at Los Angeles Lakers.

Football

8:15 p.m., ESPN, WFAN (660-AM) — NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks.

Hockey

7:30 p.m., MSG — NHL: New York Rangers at Tampa Bay Lightning.

7:30 p.m., NHL Network — NHL: Los Angeles Kings at Detroit Red Wings.

Rodeo

10 p.m., CBSSN — PRCA National Finals from Las Vegas.

Soccer

2:55 p.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Watford at Everton.