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...

UConn basketball: A day ... and night ... to celebrate

Storrs - UConn threw one heck of a college basketball season kickoff party on Friday.

COLUMNS

Dr. I now a fan of the bunt

Idle Thoughts, while waiting for college hoops, TBS to stop broadcasting baseball forever and...

UCONN

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.

Huskies return to work

UConn opened practice Wednesday with a lot of new faces, but the same old goal of winning a national title. The two-time defending womenís champions, who lost center Stefanie Dolson and guard Bria Hartley to graduation, have reloaded with the...

COLLEGES

Local college roundup: UConn women's soccer tops No. 18 Central Florida

Senior Julie Hubbard blasted a 25-yard goal in the 66th minute to lead the UConn women’s soccer team to a 1-0 upset over No. 18 University of Central Florida on Sunday afternoon on senior day at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium.

Pick play calls tough to call for officials

The pick play is one of most effective and difficult-to-defend in football. A seemingly obvious case came Saturday night, when an offensive pass interference penalty wiped out what appeared to be a last-second, game-winning touchdown by No. 5 Notre...

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Monday's schedule

SOCCERHigh School boysStonington at Fitch, 3:45 p.m.

PROFESSIONAL

Giants are playing better, but still face a 1-2 mark in NFC East after loss to Dallas

Quarterback Eli Manning and the New York Giants go into their bye week feeling as though they played a better game. They still have consecutive losses to the two teams ahead of them in the NFC East after a 31-21 defeat at the division-leading Dallas...

NHL roundup

Martin St. Louis and Rick Nash scored 4 seconds apart late in the second period, tying a New York Rangers record, and Henrik Lundqvist made 33 saves Sunday in a 4-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks.

ON THE AIR

Basketball

7:30 p.m., YES - NBA preseason: Philadelphia 76ers at Brooklyn Nets.

Football

8:30 p.m., ESPN, WFAN (660-AM) - NFL: Houston Texans at Pittsburgh Steelers.

Soccer

2:55 p.m., NBCSN - Premier League: Manchester United at West Bromwich.

7:30 p.m., FS1 - Women: United States vs. Haiti in World Cup qualifier from Washington, D.C.

Tennis

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

12:30 p.m., Tennis Channel - ATP: Swiss Indoors from Basel, Switzerland.