H.S. roundup: Stonington boys beat Fitch as Montalto scores three goals

Sophomore Sam Montalto scored all three goals as Stonington remained unbeaten with a 3-0 boys' soccer victory over Fitch on Saturday.

H.S. soccer: Ian Spracklin's hat trick lifts Wheeler boys

Ian Spracklin scored three goals as the Wheeler High School boys' soccer team remained undefeated in the Eastern Connecticut Conference Division IV with a 6-0 win over Putnam on Friday afternoon.

Fitch boys' soccer remains unbeaten in ECC Div. II with 3-1 win over Ledyard

Ledyard goalie Blake McLeod punches the ball away from Fitch's Caleb Robbins (10) and Seamus Greaves during Tuesday's ECC Division II showdown at Colonel Ledyard Park in Ledyard. The first-place Falcons beat the Colonels 3-1. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

When you look around the Fitch gymnasium, there are no boys' soccer banners to be found, which could explain why the Falcons spent several moments high-fiving each other following their 3-1 victory over ECC Division II rival Ledyard.

H.S. cross country: Ledyard boys sweep key ECC Division II meet

Ledyard completed a perfect regular season in Eastern Connecticut Conference Division II boys' cross country by sweeping a tri-meet from host Bacon Academy and Waterford on Tuesday afternoon at Zagray Farm.

St. Joseph changes some voters' minds in The Day's coaches' poll

It takes something pretty big to cause a Top 10 voter to switch his number one vote without their previous No. 1 team losing. St. Joseph’s 58-14 decimation of then-No. 10 New Canaan last Friday more than qualifies as pretty big.

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COLUMNS

If only New London shared the same passion for politics as sports

There are segments of New London that just aren't in the game. It needs to change. Bonnie Raitt...

PODCASTS

UCONN

Tulane makes quick work of UConn 49-7

Tulane running back Amare Jones (11) runs past UConn defensive lineman Lwal Uguak (98) during the Green Wave's 49-7 victory over the Huskies on Saturday afternoon at Yulman Stadium in New Orleans. (A.J. Sisco/The Advocate via AP)

Justin McMillan completed 18 of 24 passes for 231 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 37 yards and another score as Tulane routed UConn 49-7 on Saturday in an American Athletic Conference football game at Yulman Stadium.

Another Saturday, another daunting challenge for the UConn football team

UConn defensive back Diamond Harrell (3) intercepts the pass intended for South Florida wide receiver Xavier Weaver (84) last Saturday's game at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. The Huskies are in New Orleans to play Tulane on Saturday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Five games into the UConn football season, reality is setting in. While the Huskies are making progress in some areas, they're still not as competitive as they need to be to dig out of their massive hole.

Hurley confident his UConn men's basketball program is on the rise

UConn men's basketball coach Dan Hurley stands with players during the national anthem before a game last season, Hurley's first with the Huskies, in Hartford. (Jessica Hill/AP Photo)

After receiving a rousing standing ovation following his introduction, Dan Hurley delivered the first of several memorable lines during his entertaining talk Thursday morning. "You shouldn't stand and clap that long, we went 16-17 last year," Hurley...

COLLEGES

Colletti's block provided highlight material for Coast Guard football's freshman class

Coast Guard Academy freshman Jared Colletti, left, blocks a 38-yard field goal attempt by Catholic's Fabrizio Reilly in double overtime Saturday. Coast Guard went on to win the game 20-14 on a game-winning touchdown by Jon Wagner. (Brad Clift/Coast Guard Academy Athletics)

Jared Colletti helped mark the freshmen's arrival to the 2019 football season at the Coast Guard Academy in a 20-14 double-overtime victory Saturday over Catholic, authoring one of the game's highlights.

Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun accused of sex discrimination

Hall of Fame basketball coach Jim Calhoun has been accused of sexual discrimination by a former associate athletic director at the University of Saint Joseph, the Division III school where Calhoun now works.

All-America Watch: No. 2 Clemson reloads on D-line

Clemson's Logan Rudolph blocks a pass attempt by Charlotte's Chris Reynolds during the first half of a Sept. 21 game in Clemson, S.C. Clemson won, 52-10. (Richard Shiro/AP Photo)

All-America Watch: No. 2 Clemson reloads on D-line

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local colleges: Conn College edge Bowdoin 2-1 in NESCAC

Connecticut College's Emily Lorry, center, celebrates her goal with Kat Norton, left, and freshman Mya Johnson of Old Lyme, right, during Saturday's NESCAC women's soccer game against Bowdoin at Freeman Field in New London. Johnson scored the game-winning goal as the Camels beat Polar Bears 2-1. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Mya Johnson's goal in the 56th minute snapped a 1-1 tie and lifted Connecticut College a 2-1 victory over Bowdoin in a New England Small College Athletic Conference women's soccer game on Saturday at Freeman Field.

Local roundup: EL boys, girls complete perfect cross country regular seasons

East Lyme completed a perfect regular season in Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I with a 19-44 victory over Woodstock Academy in a boys' cross country meet on Friday at Rocky Neck State Park.

PROFESSIONAL

Yankees top Astros 7-0 in ALCS opener

Gleyber Torres of the New York Yankees hits a home run off Houston Astros starting pitcher Zack Greinke during the sixth inning in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series on Saturday at Houston. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Those Baby Bombers from New York getting another AL Championship Series shot at Astros

NHL roundup

Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins (37) celebrates his goal with Jake DeBrusk (74) as New Jersey Devils' Travis Zajac (19) skates away during the second period of Saturday's game at Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl lead Oilers past Rangers 4-1 for season-opening 5th straight win

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

2 p.m., Ch. 30 — NASCAR Monster Cup 1000Bulbs.com 500 from Talladega, Ala.

2 p.m., FS1 — NHRA Carolina Nationals from Concord, N.C.

Baseball

8 p.m., FS1, WFAN (660-AM) — ALCS: New York Yankees at Houston Astros in Game 2.

Basketball

3 p.m., NBCSB, NBA TV — NBA preseason: Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics.

6 p.m., NBA TV — NBA preseason: Milwaukee Bucks at Washington Wizards.

Football

9:30 a.m., NFL Network, WFAN (660-AM) — NFL: Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers from London.

1 p.m., Ch. 3 — NFL: Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs.

1 p.m., Ch. 61 — NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Minnesota Vikings.

4:25 p.m., Ch. 3 — NFL: Dallas Cowboys at New York Jets.

8:20 p.m., Ch. 30 — NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers at Los Angeles Chargers.

Golf

6 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Italian Open from Rome.

1:30 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: SAS Championship from Wake County, N.C.

4 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Houston Open.

Gymnastics

11 p.m., NBCSN — FIG: World Championship from Stuttgart, Germany. (taped today)

Rodeo

6 p.m., NBCSN — PBR: Greensboro (N.C.) Invitational. (taped today)

Rugby

6:30 a.m., NBCSN — World Cup: Japan vs. Scotland from Yokohama, Japan.

Running

11 a.m., NBCSN — Chicago Marathon.

Soccer

2:30 p.m., ESPN — Euro 2020 qualifier: Croatia at Wales from Cardiff.

3 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Michigan at Indiana.

5 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA women: Texas A&M at Auburn.

Tennis

4:30 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Shanghai Masters from China.

2 p.m., Tennis Channel — USTA Men's Pro Circuit from Fairfield, Calif.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: ITA All-American from Tulsa, Okla.

Volleyball

Noon, NESN, YES — NCAA women: Florida State at North Carolina.

1 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA women: Yale at Princeton.

2 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: Michigan at Nebraska.

2:30 p.m., NESN, YES — NCAA women: Pittsburgh at Boston College.

4 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: UCLA at Colorado.