Local roundup: CIAC to honor Ledyard, Old Lyme and Stonington

Ledyard, Old Lyme and Stonington were among 20 schools to be selected as CIAC Michaels Achievement Cup exemplary programs on Tuesday.

Local college notes

A weekly look at highlights from our local colleges and former local athletes continuing their careers at schools outside the region:

Local roundup: Four locals play state semifinal games on Tuesday

Four local schools, including a pair in Class M boys' soccer, will play for berths in Saturday's state championship games when they play in semifinal on Tuesday night.

Local roundup: Conn advances in men's soccer tourney

Augie Djerdjaj scored in the 87th minute as the Connecticut College men's soccer team beat Johns Hopkins 1-0 on Sunday in the second round of the NCAA Division III men's soccer tournament.

Merchant Marine outduels CGA 56-41 in finale for Bears' coach Bill George

Coast Guard head coach Bill George addresses his team one final time following Saturday's 56-41 loss to rival Merchant Marine at Cadet Memorial Field. George announced his retirement earlier this week after 21 seasons. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Merchant Marine coach Mike Toop was in the midst of touting his own wide receiver, senior Joe Vitelli, as one of the best he's seen. Toop stopped himself to include Coast Guard Academy's Justin Moffatt.

MORE LOCAL SPORTS

Local colleges: Conn men beat Catholic 2-1 in NCAA soccer tourney

Connecticut College overcame a slow start to defeat host Catholic University 2-1 in the first round of the NCAA Division III men's soccer tournament on Saturday.

Local roundup: Ledyard (boys' soccer), Waterford (volleyball) reach Class M semis

No. 12 Ledyard navigated its way through a difficult wind and a quality opponent to defeat No. 4 Woodtland 2-1 in the quarterfinals of the CIAC Class M boys' soccer tournament on Friday afternoon.

CGA seniors will play in their 'biggest game,' face Merchant Marine on Saturday

Coast Guard senior defensive back Mike Goldsworthy celebrates with fellow cadets following last year's 26-12 win over rival Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. Goldsworthy will play his final game against MMA on Saturday in New London. (Photo courtesy of CGA athletics)

Ryan Jones spent his freshman football season at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on the sideline wearing a headset that was a decoy.

UCONN

UConn men play Buffalo in opener of Charleston Classic

UConn begins its quest for an in-season tournament title by playing Buffalo on Thursday in the opening round of the Charleston Classic.

UConn women officially announce latest recruiting class

UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma officially announced the signings of five members of the Class or 2024: Paige Bueckers, Aaliyah Edwards, Piath Gabriel, Mir McLean and Nika Muhl.

COLLEGES

Top 25 men's and women's basketball roundup

Vermont forward Anthony Lamb tries to get the ball past Virginia forward Jay Huff during the first half of Tuesday's game in Charlottesville, Va. Lamb scored a game-high 30, but the No. 7 Cavaliers won, 61-55. (Steve Helber/AP Photo)

Mamadi Diakite scored 19 points and No. 7 Virginia withstood a big night by Vermont’s Anthony Lamb in a 61-55 victory

LSU, Ohio State, Clemson, Georgia remain atop CFP rankings

LSU coach Ed Orgeron and players celebrate after an NCAA college football game against Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. No. 1 LSU won 58-37. (AP Photo/Thomas Graning)

The College Football Playoff rankings were unchanged at the top this week, with LSU first followed by Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia

PROFESSIONAL

Andy Murray wins in his return to the Davis Cup

And like he's done so many times in his career, he again came through with a big rally, this time to lead Britain to a victory over the Netherlands in his return to the Davis Cup.

NFL notes

New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell carries the ball in a game against the New York Giants on Nov. 10 at East Rutherford, N.J. (Brad Penner/AP Images for Panini)

The New York Jets running back says Wednesday is upset he has been randomly selected five times this season by the league to take tests for performance-enhancing drugs.

NASCAR champion Johnson to retire after 2020

In this Aug. 31 file photo, Jimmie Johnson holds his daughter Lydia on pit road before qualifying for the NASCAR Cup race at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, S.C. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

The 44-year-old Johnson joins an exodus of popular drivers that began when Gordon retired after the 2015 season.

Harry potential cure for Patriots red zone woes

New England Patriots wide receiver N'Keal Harry looks on during a preseason game against the Detroit Lions on Aug. 8 at Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

N'Keal Harry potential cure for Patriots red zone woes

ON THE AIR

Basketball

7 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Columbia at St. John's.

7 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: Rider at Massachusetts.

7 p.m., MSG — NBA: New York Knicks at Philadelphia 76ers.

7:30 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Golden State Warriors at Dallas Mavericks.

7:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — NBA: Charlotte Hornets at Brooklyn Nets.

10 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Brigham Young at Boise State.

10 p.m., NBCSB, ESPN — NBA: Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Clippers.

11 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Saint Mary's vs. Fresno State from Sacramento, Calif.

Football

7:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Toledo at Buffalo.

7:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Akron at Miami of Ohio.

Golf

2 a.m. (Thursday), Golf Channel — European PGA: DP World Tour Championship from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Hockey

8 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Washington Capitals at New York Rangers.