No. 18 Pirates pull rank on UConn


Shane Carden threw for a season-high 445 yards, Breon Allen ran for two touchdowns and No. 18 East Carolina pulled away to beat UConn 31-21 on Thursday night.

East Lyme’s Nick Ghirardi comes back home to play boys' soccer at East Lyme

Nick Ghirardi, who previously played for the Oakwood Soccer Club during the fall season, is now a junior midfielder at East High School, which heads into the ECC tournament as the defending champion.

Season to celebrate for Conn College women's soccer

A day after one of the biggest wins in program history, the Connecticut College women's soccer team could still sense the excitement from an upset victory celebration over No. 14 Amherst College.

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HIGH SCHOOL

H.S. football: Week 7 preview capsules

A look at Week 7 matchups in local high school football.

ECC boys' and girls' soccer tournament pairings set

East Lyme High School (15-0-1) will be the top seed in the Eastern Connecticut Conference girlsí soccer tournament and meet No. 8 Ledyard in the quarterfinals at 3 p.m. Friday in East Lyme. Bacon Academy (14-0-1) is the top seed in the ECC boysí...

St. Bernard/Norwich Tech football planning move from ECC to CSC

The St. Bernard/Norwich Tech football cooperative is leaving the Eastern Connecticut Conference next season for the Constitution State Conference, composed of mostly state technical schools.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Friday's schedule

FOOTBALLHigh SchoolFitch at New London, 6:30 p.m.

Local roundup: Lightning strikes twice for Wildcats in boys' soccer

Old Lyme High School struck for two goals just 45 seconds part in the second half to rally past Westbrook 2-1 in a Shoreline Conference boys’ soccer game Thursday.

Local calendar

BASEBALL/SOFTBALL

UCONN

For UConn football, it's a time to build

From week to week, the UConn football team sticks to its program-building recipe. Focus on daily improvement and fundamentals and not worry about the opponent. The Huskies take on AAC co-leader East Carolina tonight in a road matchup.

Vann tackling a leadership role for UConn football

In his first full season as a starter, linebacker Marquise Vannís role on the UConn football team is expanding, as he ranks fifth in the American Athletic Conference in tackles and first on the team with 56 for an average of 9.3 per game.

COLLEGES

Coast Guard D-line returns from injury to lead the charge

Coast Guard Academy's three defensive linemen all returned this season from injuries and, since a 56-0 loss Sept. 20 at Hampden-Sydney, ranked 25th in the nation in Division III, the Bears have been locked in on defense, allowing just 11.75 points...

Nine UNC employees fired or disciplined in scandal

More than 3,100 students - nearly half of them athletes - enrolled in classes they didn't have to show up for and received artificially inflated grades in what an investigator called a "shadow curriculum" that lasted nearly two decades at the...

PROFESSIONAL

Bruins lose Chara in tough loss to Islanders

Boston - Former Bruins backup Chad Johnson stopped 30 shots, and Kyle Okposo scored the go-ahead goal in the second period to help the New York Islanders snap a two-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday...

Lakers' Nash will miss season with injury

Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash has been ruled out for the season because of a back injury, putting the two-time NBA MVPís career in doubt.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

Noon, FS1 - NASCAR Sprint Cup Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 practice from Martinsville, Va.

1:30 p.m., FS1 - NASCAR Truck Kroger 200 practice from Martinsville, Va.

3 p.m., FS1 - NASCAR Truck Kroger 200 final practice from Martinsville, Va.

4:30 p.m., FS1 - NASCAR Sprint Cup Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 qualifying from Martinsville, Va.

Baseball

8 p.m., Ch. 61 - World Series: Kansas City Royals at San Franciso Giants in Game 3.

Football

6:20 p.m., WJJF (94.9-FM) - High school: Fitch at New London.

7 p.m., CPTV Sports - High school: Brookfield at Newtown.

7 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA: South Florida at Cincinnati.

7:30 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA: Troy at South Alabama.

7:30 p.m., SNY - FXFL: Omaha Mammoths at Brooklyn Bolts.

9 p.m., ESPN - NCAA: Brigham Young at Boise State.

10 p.m., FS1 - NCAA: Oregon at California.

Golf

9 a.m., Golf Channel - European PGA: Perth International from Australia. (taped today)

2 p.m., Golf Channel - PGA: McGladrey Classic from St. Simons Island, Ga.

5 p.m., Golf Channel - Champions: AT&T Championship from San Antonio. (taped today)

9 p.m., ESPNEWS - Men: Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship from Melbourne, Australia.

11:30 p.m., Golf Channel - LPGA: Blue Bay from Hainan Island, China.

Hockey

7 p.m., NESN - NCAA men: Michigan at Massachusetts-Lowell.

7:05 p.m., WFAN (770-AM) - NHL: Dallas Stars at New Jersey Devils.

Soccer

7 p.m., YES - NCAA men: Wake Forest at Virginia.

7:30 p.m., FS1 - Women: Costa Rica vs. Trinidad and Tobago in World Cup qualifier semifinal from Chester, Pa.

8 p.m., NBCSN - MLS: Houston Dynamo at Chicago Fire.

Tennis

7:30 a.m., Tennis Channel - WTA Championship from Singapore.

11 a.m., Tennis Channel - ATP: Swiss Indoors from Basel, Switzerland; Valencia Open from Spain.

Midnight, Tennis Channel - WTA Championship from Singapore.

Volleyball

8:30 p.m., YES - NCAA women: Syracuse at Georgia Tech. (taped today)