Robinson getting the message in his first season at UConn

UConn head coach Randy Edsall, right, greets quarterback Steven Krajewski (4) and other players prior to last Saturday's game against Rhode Island at East Hartford. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Oneil Robinson, a Class S all-state player out of Capital Prep Magnet School in Hartford, is yet another member of the freshmen class to make his debut this season. An injury in the secondary gave Robinson an opportunity for his first start and to...

UConn men's basketball secures first commitment of fall recruiting season

James Bouknight had a good feeling about UConn when his official visit ended last weekend.A 6-foot-4 guard from the MacDuffie School in Granby, Mass., Bouknight made it official on Tuesday, announcing his commitment to the UConn basketball program.

UConn makes last-second defensive stop in 56-49 shootout win over URI

UConn quarterback David Pindell (5) follows guard Matt Peart into the end zone for a touchdown during the Huskies' 56-49 win over Rhode Island on Saturday at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. Pindell accounted for six touchdowns (four passing, two rushing) and 445 total yards. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Saturday's crazy shootout ended with a game-saving defensive stand from a team that has only stopped a handful of a drives this season.

A healthy Gilbert excited about upcoming UConn basketball season

UConn men's basketball point guard Alterique Gilbert, center, is all smiles as he joins Jalen Adams to sign autographs for fans prior to Saturday's UConn football game at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. (Gavin Keefe/The Day)

Point guard Alterique Gilbert is healthy again and excited about the upcoming UConn men's basketball season.

UConn can't afford to overlook FCS foe Rhode Island

UConn quarterback David Pindell (5) is wrapped up by Boise State’s Matt Locher during last Saturday’s loss in Boise, Idaho. The senior has been the Huskies’ most productive offensive player, although he was held in check by the Broncos. (AP Photo/Steve Conner)

Coming off two lopsided losses, UConn hosts Rhode Island, an improved Football Championship Subdivision program, on Saturday at noon at Rentschler Field in East Hartford.

COLUMNS

The Lonesome Polecat (state variant)

Shelton isn't quick — it's sudden.

We should all be inspired by the gift that is Trevor Hutchins

Ledyard's Trevor Hutchins, whose age belies his deeper sense of obligation to things greater than...

UCONN

Crocker trying to speed up growth process of young UConn defense

UConn defensive coordinator Billy Crocker, a Waterford native, is preaching patience to his young defense, which has struggled in back-to-back losses to nationally-ranked Central Florida and Boise State. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Billy Crocker could bang his head against the wall in frustration. He could flip over a water jug on the sideline or scream until his head explodes. But Crocker has been around far too long to react that way.

Former Australian plumber turned punter finding his comfort zone at UConn

Luke Magliozzi has come light years in his development since leaving Australia last August to join the UConn program.

COLLEGES

Slaying of star golfer from Spain shocks Iowa college town

In this Sept. 7, 2017, photo provided by Iowa State University, golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena poses for a photo. (Luke Lu/Iowa State University via AP)

A star collegiate golfer from Spain was attacked and killed by a homeless stranger while she was playing a round alone near her campus in Iowa, police said Tuesday.

Calhoun officially named head coach at DIII St. Joseph

In this Sept. 28, 2017 file photo, Hall of Fame basketball coach Jim Calhoun speaks after he was introduced at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)

Jim Calhoun has officially been named the head coach at Division III University of Saint Joseph in Connecticut.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Coast Guard volleyball wins 10th straight

Makenna Martin had a match-high 30 assists and Amanda Dake added 10 kills as the Coast Guard women's volleyball team won its 10th straight match on Tuesday, 25-11, 25-22, 25-14 over Mount Holyoke in a New England Women’s and Men’s...

Local roundup: East Lyme volleyball team beats rival Fitch 3-1

Sydney Iannantuono had 17 kills and eight digs as East Lyme outlasted rival Fitch 3-1 in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I volleyball match on Monday.

Local college notes

Around the region • UConn senior quarterback David Pindell, who accounted for six touchdowns in a 56-49 win over Rhode Island Saturday, was named to the American Athletic Conference weekly honor...

PROFESSIONAL

Red Sox celebration put on hold by Yankees' Walker

Neil Walker of the New York Yankees hits a three-run home run during the seventh inning of Tuesday night's game against the Boston Red Sox at New York. The Yankees won 3-2. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Neil Walker hit a three-run homer, Zach Britton started a game-ending double play on New York's third try in the ninth inning and the Yankees kept the Boston Red Sox from a bubbly celebration in the Bronx for at least another night with a 3-2...

Alfaro's HR overshadows Matz's big night; Phillies top Mets

The Phillies' Jorge Alfaro is doused by Wilson Ramos after Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Mets in Philadelphia. (Matt Slocum/AP Photo)

Jorge Alfaro hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the sixth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied past the New York Mets 5-2 to boost their faint playoff hopes

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7 p.m., NESN, WCTX, WFAN (660-AM), WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees. 

7 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies.

7 p.m., NBCSN — Minors: Memphis Redbirds vs. Durham Bulls in Triple-A Championship from Columbus, Ohio.

7:30 p.m., ESPN — MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at Atlanta Braves.

10 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers.

Equestrian

6 p.m., NBCSN — World Equestrian Games from Mill Spring, N.C.

Soccer

12:55 p.m., TNT — UEFA Champions League: Eindhoven at Barcelona.

3 p.m., TNT — UEFA Champions League: Paris Saint-Germain at Liverpool.

Tennis

6 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: St. Petersburg Open from Russia.