Keselowski shakes off a bad week to win at Talladega


Brad Keselowski kept his head up and arrived at Talladega Superspeedway determined to shake off a bad week that earned him a $50,000 fine from NASCAR and moved him to the edge of elimination in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Keselowski...

Drivers upset by qualifying system

NASCARís new qualifying format put Brian Vickers on the pole at Talladega Superspeedway but left many drivers angry and confused, and three full-time teams failed to make Sundayís race. Kevin Harvick called the format ďthe dumbest thing Iíve ever...

Johnson says that there's no problem with his crew chief

Six-time and defending NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson dismissed the idea that there is any tension with crew chief Chad Knaus after the two were overheard bickering on their team radio.

COLUMNS

UConn hockey is a thorn that's here to stay

Bridgeport - Rand Pecknold, who coaches hockey quite well at...

MORE AUTO RACING

Harvick can relax a little now

Guaranteed of a spot in the third round of NASCARís playoffs, Kevin Harvick has no reason to race hard Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. If it was up to him, he wouldnít race at all.

Harvick's win overshadowed by melee

Matt Kenseth, usually so calm and composed, lost his cool and attacked Brad Keselowski at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Goodyear warns racing teams about the speeds at Charlotte

Concord, N.C. — Goodyear has warned teams that increased speeds at Charlotte Motor Speedway will put a heavy emphasis on the right front tires in Saturday night's race — a potentially key development for drivers trying to advance in the...

UCONN

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.

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.

COLLEGES

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.

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...

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.

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)