Defense sparks Conn men's soccer to another win

When Connecticut College finally scored a break-through goal about midway through the second half on Tuesday, pressure seemed to lift.

Injured Bosa leaves Ohio State to prep for pro career

Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa plays against Maryland during an Oct. 7, 2017 game in Columbus, Ohio. Bosa’s college football career is over. The injured All-American defensive end intends to withdraw from Ohio State to spend time rehabilitating and training for an NFL career. He is expected to be a first-round draft pick. No. 2 Ohio State made the announcement on Tuesday. (Jay LaPrete/AP Photo)

Injured defensive end Nick Bosa leaving Ohio State to prep for pro career

Alabama hits midway point atop offensive charts

Memphis' Darrell Henderson runs for a first down as he is hit by Central Florida's Eriq Gilyard during the first half of an Oct. 13 game in Memphis, Tenn. Central Florida won, 31-30. (Mark Zaleski/AP Photo)

Alabama leads two of four major offensive categories as the college football season enters its second half

AP Top 25 Heat Check: No style points necessary in second half

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa reacts after throwing a touchdown pass during the first half of an Oct. 13 game against Missouri in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Alabama won, 39-10. (Butch Dill/AP Photo)

AP Top 25 Heat Check: Second half of college football season mean style points don't count for much

Overextended: Why schools rush to extend coach contracts

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn takes the field for the team's Sept. 8 game against Alabama State in Auburn, Ala. Malzahn, who just the season before seemed to be in a precarious position with Auburn, received a $49 million, seven-year contract that makes him the fifth-highest paid coach in college football this season, according to USA Today's salary database. (Vasha Hunt/AP Photo)

Overextended: Why schools rush to extend coach contracts

MORE COLLEGE SPORTS

Coast Guard gets three interceptions from Goldsworthy, shutout in Homecoming celebration

Mike Goldsworthy intercepted three passes and the Coast Guard Academy defense celebrated Homecoming Weekend by shutting out Maine Maritime 15-0 on Saturday.

LSU gives Orgeron his biggest win to date in rout over No. 2 Georgia

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron hugs Clyde Edwards-Helaire in the second half of Saturday's 36-16 rout over No. 2 Georgia in Baton Rouge, La. (Matthew Hinton/AP Photo)

Thirteenth ranked LSU has knocked off No. 2 Georgia 36-16 to capture a signature victory for coach Ed Orgeron

No. 17 Oregon outlasts No. 7 Washington 30-27 in OT

Oregon's C.J. Verdell (34) reaches out to an unidentified fan after scoring the winning touchdown in overtime to beat No. 7 Washington on Saturday, 30-27, in Eugene, Ore. (Thomas Boyd/AP Photo)

C.J. Verdell scored on a 6-yard run in overtime and No. 17 Oregon knocked off No. 7 Washington 30-27

Top 25 college football roundup

Iowa State's David Montgomery runs from West Virginia's Hakeem Bailey (24) during the first half of Saturday's game in Ames, Iowa. Iowa State stunned the sixth-ranked Mountaineers, 30-14. (Charlie Neibergall/AP Photo)

Freshman Brock Purdy threw for 254 yards and three TDs and Iowa State throttled visiting and sixth-ranked West Virginia 30-14 on Saturday night, handing the Mountaineers their first loss

UCONN FOOTBALL

UConn football family rallies around hospitalized teammate

In this Aug. 30 file photo, UConn linebacker Eli Thomas (22) raises his arms to the crowd as the team enters the field for their season-opening game against Central Florida at East Hartford. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

During the bye week, redshirt junior Eli Thomas, a 22-year-old linebacker, suffered a stroke prior to weight-lifting workout on Wednesday and was rushed to the hospital.

UConn falls to Memphis 55-14

Austin Hall of Memphis, right, hits UConn quarterback David Pindell during Saturday night's game at Memphis, Tenn. (Mark Weber/The Commercial Appeal via AP)

Darrell Henderson and Patrick Taylor Jr. ran for three touchdowns apiece and Memphis notched its first American Athletic Conference win, blasting UConn 55-14 on Saturday night.

UCONN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

UConn women's basketball players embrace ownership role

UConn's Geno Auriemma took a new approach during the offseason, handing over ownership of his women's basketball team to the players.

UConn men, women, focus on season, not AAC preseason poll

UConn senior Katie Lou Samuelson meets the media after being selected the American Athletic Conference Preseason Player of the Year during the AAC's annual media day on Monday in Philadelphia. (Photo by Gavin Keefe/The Day)

The UConn women were selected, again, to finish first in the American Athletic Conference preseason poll on Monday while the men, under first-year coach Dan Hurley, were picked fifth.

First Night festivities ring in UConn basketball season

First-year UConn men's basketball coach Dan Hurley waves to the Gampel Pavilion crowd after being introducing prior during First Night on Friday. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

For both the UConn men's and women's programs, First Night festivities focused on the future, not the past.

UConn releases 2018-19 women's basketball schedule

A challenging non-conference schedule, including a December trip to reigning national champion Notre Dame, highlights UConn's 2018-19 women's basketball schedule.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Gathy sparks Waterford past NFA in girls' swimming

Tallah Ryan of Waterford fist bumps coach Brett Arnold after a dive during Tuesday's ECC girls' swimming meet against NFA at Waterford. Ryan won the event with a personal-best score of 199.65 points and Waterford won the meet 98-80.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Elyse Gathy won a pair of events on Tuesday, leading Waterford to a 98-80 win over NFA in an Eastern Connecticut Conference girls' swimming meet.

Local roundup: New London volleyball team wins fourth straight

New London won its fourth straight with a 25-21, 25-7 and 25-19 win over Norwich Tech in a non-conference volleyball match on Monday.

Local roundup: Stonington tops Ledyard in boys' soccer

The Stonington boys' soccer team finished off what it had started 12 days ago, beating Ledyard 1-0 on Sunday night.

PROFESSIONAL

Bradley's slam helps Red Sox beat Astros 8-2 in ALCS

Jackie Bradley Jr. of the Boston Red Sox celebrates after his grand slam against the Houston Astros during the eighth inning in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Tuesday at Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a grand slam, Nathan Eovaldi hushed Houston a day after some social media trash talk and the Boston Red Sox beat the Astros 8-2 on Tuesday to take a 2-1 lead in the AL Championship Series.

Sale back with Red Sox, tells Cora he's 'good enough' to go

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series on Oct. 13 at Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Chris Sale is back with the Boston Red Sox and says he feels well enough to pitch. Whether he'll start Game 5 of the AL Championship Series remains to be seen.

ON THE AIR

Baseball

5 p.m., TBS, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — ALCS: Boston Red Sox at Houston Astros in Game 3.

9 p.m., FS1 — NLCS: Milwaukee Brewers at Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4.

Basketball

8 p.m., TNT — NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Boston Celtics.

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

Hockey

7 p.m., MSG — NHL: Colorado Avalanche at New York Rangers.

8 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Arizona Coyotes at Minnesota Wild.

Soccer

2:30 p.m., ESPNews — Nations League: Czech Republic at Ukraine from Kharkiv.

7:30 p.m., ESPN2 — Men's exhibition: Peru at United States from East Hartford.