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

In Wally's world, it's about more than his 301 wins at East Lyme

Timeís passage often begets lore and legend, taller tales romanticized for effect. Wally...

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

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 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

Local college notes

Tracking the Bears • The Coast Guard Academy women's soccer team is in good position to secure its second straight New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference tournament berth. The Bears returned to postseason play last season...

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.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Tuesday's schedule

SOCCERCollege menEastern Connecticut at Coast Guard, 6 p.m.

PROFESSIONAL

Giants head into bye on two-game skid

East Rutherford, N.J. - Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has a message for anyone ready to give up on the New York Giants as they head into a bye week off disappointing losses to the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys. It's...

World Series begins tonight in Kansas City

Going into Game 1 on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium, both the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants will deal with a familiar issue this deep in the postseason: Does an extended layoff translate into rest or rust?\n

ON THE AIR

Baseball

8 p.m., Ch. 61 - World Series: San Francisco Giants at Kansas City Royals in Game 1.

Basketball

8 p.m., TNT - NBA preseason: Houston Rockets at Miami Heat.

10:30 p.m., TNT - NBA preseason: Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors.

Football

8 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA: Arkansas State at Louisiana-Lafayette.

Hockey

7 p.m., NESN - NHL: San Jose Sharks at Boston Bruins.

7:05 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) - NHL: New York Rangers at New Jersey Devils.

8:30 p.m., NBCSN - NHL: Philadelphia Flyers at Chicago Blackhawks

Soccer

Noon, FS1 - UEFA Champions League: Manchester City at CSKA Moskva.

2:30 p.m., FS1 - UEFA Champions League: Ajax at Barcelona.

7:30 p.m., FS1 - Women: Mexico vs. Jamaica in World Cup qualifier from Washington, D.C.

Tennis

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

11:30 a.m., Tennis Channel - ATP: Swiss Indoors from Basel, Switzerland.

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