Royals are back in the swing of it


Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night to even the World Series at one game...

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.

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...

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HIGH SCHOOL

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 girls’ 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 boys’...

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.

H.S. roundup: Waterford girls extend soccer unbeaten string to 11

Waterford finished its regular season by going 9-0-2 in its last 11 games, including Tuesday night's 1-0 girls' soccer victory over Ledyard in the regular-season finale.

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BASEBALL/SOFTBALL

Local roundup: Camels crack the history books with 1-0 upset of No. 14 Amherst

Annie Higgins scored in the 53rd minute as the Connecticut College women’s soccer team upset 14th-ranked Amherst 1-0 in a New England Small College Athletic Conference game Wednesday.

Wednesday's schedule

SOCCERCollege menNewbury at Mitchell, 3:30 p.m.

UCONN

Vann tackling a leadership role for UConn football

In his first full season as a starter, linebacker Marquise Vann’s 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.

Huskies bring out past, present, future stars

Storrs - UConn celebrated a bit more than usual during its annual First Night event Friday, which traditionally marks the start of the new college basketball season. The school dedicated a new $40 million basketball practice...

COLLEGES

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...

As SEC dominates rankings, calls of #SECBias rise

Duck fans in Oregon and Buckeye backers in Ohio are united. Seminoles in the Florida panhandle and Sooners in the Oklahoma panhandle are rallying around a common cause.

PROFESSIONAL

Another injury puts pressure on Patriots defense

The "next man up" approach will be tested again after another injury to a key defender for the New England Patriots. Maybe this time they'll do better.

Serena not at her best in lopsided defeat at WTA Finals

Serena Williams was routed 6-0, 6-2 by Simona Halep at the WTA Finals in what was arguably the worst performance of the 18-time Grand Slam champion's career.

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Football

7 p.m., ESPNU, WTIC (1080-AM) - NCAA: UConn at East Carolina.

8 p.m., ESPN - NCAA: Miami at Virginia Tech.

8 p.m., ESPN2 - High school: Cedar Hill (Texas) at DeSoto (Texas).

8:25 p.m., Ch. 3, NFL Network, WFAN (660-AM) - NFL: San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos.

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.

11:30 p.m., ESPN2 - 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 - NHL: New York Islanders at Boston Bruins.

Soccer

1 p.m., FS1 - UEFA Europa League: Everton at Lille.

3 p.m., FS1 - UEFA Europa League: Tripoli at Tottenham.

7 p.m., YES - NCAA women: Florida State at North Carolina.

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.

1:30 a.m. (Friday), Tennis Channel - WTA Championship from Singapore.