COLUMNS

The Lonesome Polecat: New London shows its multi-dimensional attack

It would have been difficult for New London High School coach Johnny Burns to hear the coaching...

The rivalry is back ... and better than ever

What a day on the banks of the Thames. Coast Guard and Norwich, rivals again, played a dandy, not...

UCONN

Unbeaten Syracuse topples UConn 51-21

Eric Dungey scores three touchdowns and throws for another, all in the first half, and Syracuse beats UConn 51-21

UConn's Edsall returns home to face unbeaten Syracuse at Carrier Dome

UConn head coach Randy Edsall bumps fists with reserve quarterback Steven Krajewski during warmups prior to last Saturday's 56-49 win over Rhode Island at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. Edsall returns to his alma mater, Syracuse, on Saturday to face the unbeaten Orange at the Carrier Dome. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

UConn's Randy Edsall didn't spend much time reminiscing this week. He's been immersed in preparing his Huskies to play against his alma mater, undefeated Syracuse, in a hostile and loud Carrier Dome on Saturday.

COLLEGES

AP Top 25: Kentucky enters rankings for first time since '07

Old Dominion head coach Bobby Wilder reacts after stunning then-No. 12 Virginia Tech on Saturday, 49-35, in Norfolk, Va. (L. Todd Spencer/The Virginian-Pilot)

After season-high 7 ranked teams lost, back half of AP college football poll gets makeover; Kentucky enters rankings for 1st time since '07

Old Dominion shocks No. 13 Virginia Tech 49-35 behind backup QB

Old Dominion players celebrate a touchdown with Jeremy Cox, second from right, during the second half of Saturday's game against Virginia Tech in Norfolk, Va. Old Dominion stunned the 12th-ranked Hokies, 49-35. (Jason Hirschfeld/AP Photo)

Blake LaRussa came off the bench to throw for 495 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Monarchs to a 49-35 upset of No. 12 Virginia Tech.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Conn College men's soccer remains unbeaten

The Connecticut College men's soccer team remained unbeaten with a 2-0 win over Colby in a New England Small College Athletic Conference game on Sunday.

Owen holds off James for victory at the Speedbowl

Waterford — Kyle James said he only had one chance to pull out an SK Modified victory at New London-Waterford Speedbowl Saturday night — to hope leader Todd Owen made a mistake and then pounce on it. There was one...

Jones scores game-winner with 9 seconds left for Coast Guard football

Coast Guard Academy quarterback Ryan Jones dives into the end zone for the go-ahead touchdown with nine seconds remaining that lifted the Bears to a 38-35 win over Norwich University on Saturday at Cadet Memorial Field in New London. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Ryan Jones scored a stomach-churning game-winning touchdown for the Coast Guard Academy with 9 seconds remaining Saturday in a Parents' Weekend victory over rival Norwich.

PROFESSIONAL

Patriots suffer upset loss to Lions 26-10

Detroit Lions linebacker Eli Harold sacks New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during the second half of Sunday night's game at Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Matt Patricia beat mentor Bill Belichick, seemingly making all the right moves to help the Detroit Lions beat the New England Patriots 26-10 Sunday night.

Tiger Woods caps off amazing comeback with a win at Tour Championship

Tiger Woods and caddie Joe LaCava, right, congratulate each other after winning the Tour Championship on Sunday at Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Woods delivered the perfect ending to his amazing return from four back surgeries on Sunday with a performance that felt like old times. He left the competition feeling hopeless as he built a five-shot lead early and hung on to win the Tour...

ON THE AIR

Baseball

7 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox.

7 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays.

8 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals.

11 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Oakland Athletics at Seattle Mariners. (joined in progress)

Football

8:15 p.m., ESPN, WCBS (880-AM) — NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Hockey

7 p.m., MSG — NHL preseason: New Jersey Devils at New York Rangers.