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Hatajik becomes "Barstool Athlete" while finishing football career at Georgtown

East Lyme's Dylan Hatajik, now a senior at Georgetown University, has seized an opportunity offered through the name, image and likeness rule (NIL) recently adopted by the NCAA, contracting with the digital media company Barstool Sports to become a

A 2018 East Lyme High School graduate, Dylan Hatajik is a senior wide receiver on the Georgetown University football team, which competes in the Patriot League at the FCS level. That makes him eligible, according to an NCAA policy enacted this...

Local roundup: New London boys roll to 5-1 ECC soccer win over Lyman

New London´s Dooby Robert (11) fights for control of the ball against Lyman Memorial´s Gregory Toussaint (3) and goalie Joshua Person during Thursday's ECC Division III boys' soccer game at New London. The Whalers won 5-1. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Jose Hernandez and Moise Sanchez-Melgar scored goals two minutes apart in the first half and New London used the quick burst as a springboard to Thursday's 5-1 victory over Lyman Memorial in an ECC Div. III boys' soccer match.

Local roundup: Ledyard knocks off Lyman in girls' soccer

St. Bernard’s Angelica Tompkins, center, celebrates her goal against New London with teammates Siena Sferrazza, left, Elizabeth Hannaford, right, and Alyssa Lazarou, back, in Wednesday's ECC girls' soccer game at Cannamela Field in New London. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Jess English had a goal and an assist as Ledyard knocked off unbeaten Lyman Memorial on Wednesday, 3-0, in a girls' soccer game.

Coast Guard men's soccer team off to a strong start

Coast Guard's Mike Daunt controls the ball during during a men's soccer game earlier this season. (Coast Guard athletics photo)

Seven games into the season, the Bears have proven they're a strong team. They're unbeaten, going 6-0-1 for their best start since 2014 when they went 13-3-3 and earned an NCAA tournament bid for the first time since 1981.

Local calendar

BASEBALL/SOFTBALLWaterford Babe Ruth — Annual meeting for election of officers and board members is on Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the field beginning at 7 p.m. If you are interested in serving as an officer or board...


Local roundup: Fitch rolls to 6-1 field hockey win over NFA

Bridget O'Leary three goals as Fitch rolled to a 6-1 Eastern Connecticut Conference field hockey victory over Norwich Free Academy on Tuesday.

Paul Menhart named to Western Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame

Ex-Fitch great Paul Menhart, the pitching coach for the 2019 World Series champion Washington Nationals, takes part in a 2020 panel discussion during the World Baseball Coaches' Convention at Mohegan Sun. Menhart has been selection for induction into the Western Carolina University Athletic Hall of Fame.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Paul Menhart, the ex-Fitch High School great who went on to become pitching coach for the 2019 World Series champion Washington Nationals, has been selected for induction into the Western Carolina University Athletic Hall of Fame.

Local roundup: Conn College blanks Colby in women's soccer

The Connecticut College women's soccer team beat Colby 2-0 in a NESCAC game on Sunday


UConn announces 2021-22 Big East men's basketball schedule

UConn will be tested early and often during the 2021-22 Big East men's basketball season.

Phommachanh earns right to lead UConn offense for second straight Saturday

True freshman quarterback Tyler Phommachanh will make his second straight start for UConn when the Huskies host Wyoming on Saturday at Rentschler Field.


College Football Playoff expansion enters negotiation stage

Alabama running back Jase McClellan returns a blocked punt for a touchdown against Mercer during the first half of a Sept. 11 game in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Vasha Hunt/AP Photo)

College Football Playoff expansion has entered the negotiation stage

CFP expansion stalls as commissioners sort through issues

In this Jan. 7 file photo, the trophy for the College Football Playoff championship game is displayed along Ocean Drive, in Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

A plan to expand the College Football Playoff has stalled


Darnold, defense lead Panthers past Texans; McCaffrey hurt

Carolina quarterback Sam Darnold scrambles out of the pocket against the Texans during the first half of Thursday's game in Houston. Carolina won, 24-9. (Eric Christian Smith/AP Photo)

Sam Darnold threw for 304 yards and ran for two touchdowns, and the Carolina Panthers eased past the Houston Texans 24-9 despite losing Christian McCaffrey to a hamstring injury early in the second quarter

MLB roundup

Minnesota's Nick Gordon hits a three-run home run off Toronto pitcher Julian Merryweather in the fifth inning of Thursday's game in Minneapolis. Minnesota won, 7-2. (Jim Mone/AP Photo)

The Minnesota Twins beat Toronto 7-2 to bump the Blue Jays back in the AL wild-card race

WNBA roundup

Mercury guard Sophie Cunningham reacts after scoring during the second half of Thursday's WNBA first-round playoff game against New York. Mercury won, 83-82. (Rick Scuteri/AP Photo)

Brianna Turner made the winning free throw with less than a second to play, giving the Phoenix Mercury an 83-82 win over the New York Liberty in a first-round WNBA playoff game

NHL training camps open with several big-name stars missing

Pittsburgh goalie Alex D'Orio attempts to block a shot by Jason Zucker during Thursday's practice in Cranberry, Pa. (Gene J. Puskar/AP Photo)

Some of the NHL's stars are not on the ice for the start of training camps


Australian Rules Football

5 a.m. (Saturday), FS2 — AFL playoffs: Melbourne Demons vs. Western Bulldogs in Grand Final from Burswood, Australia.

Auto Racing

4:25 a.m., ESPN2 — Formula One Russian Grand Prix practice from Krasnodar Krai, Russia.

7:55 a.m., ESPNU — Formula One Russian Grand Prix practice from Krasnodar Krai, Russia.

7 p.m., FS1 — NHRA Midwest Nationals qualifying from Madison, Ill.

9 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Victoria's Voice Foundation 200 from Las Vegas.

4:55 a.m. (Saturday), ESPN2 — Formula One Russian Grand Prix practice from Krasnodar Krai, Russia. 


2 p.m., ESPN — MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs.

7 p.m., Ch. 61, NESN, ESPN, WFAN (660-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Red Sox.

8 p.m., SNY, WCBS (880-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at Milwaukee Brewers. 

10 p.m., ESPN — MLB: Atlanta Braves at San Diego Padres.


10:35 p.m., Showtime — Jarico O'Quinn vs. Saul Sanchez in a super flyweight bout from Broken Arrow, Okla.


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

6:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA: Middle Tennessee at Charlotte.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Wake Forest at Virginia.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Brown at Harvard.

10 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA: UNLV at Fresno State.

10:30 p.m., ESPN2 — CFL: Saskatchewan Roughriders at British Columbia Lions.


8 a.m., Golf Channel — Ryder Cup from Kohler, Wis.

9 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: NW Arkansas Championship from Rogers. (taped today)

11 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Pure Insurance Championship from Pebble Beach, Calif. (taped today)

Horse Racing

12:30 p.m., FS2 — Racing from New York.


5:30 a.m., FS2 — NRL playoffs: South Sydney Rabbitohs vs. Mangy-Warringah Sea Eagles from Milton, Australia.


2 p.m., CBSSN — International Swimming League from Naples, Italy.


6 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Moselle Open from Metz, France; WTA J&T Bank Open from Ostrava, Czech Republic; ATP Astana Open from Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.