NBA Draft system to remain in place as proposal voted down

NBA owners have voted down proposed changes to the league's draft lottery system, staving off efforts to curb tanking for the time being.

In today’s NBA, 3’s are most definitely wild

The offensive concept of pace-and-space was nearly an unbeatable combination for the Miami Heat, the plan of surrounding LeBron James with multiple shooters good enough to net two straight NBA titles.\nPlenty of teams are having success with the...

Thunder star Durant will miss up to eight weeks with foot injury

Kevin Durant, the NBA’s leading scorer of this decade and the reigning MVP, will likely miss the first six to eight weeks of the season after fracturing a bone in his right foot.

COLUMNS

UConn hockey is a thorn that's here to stay

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

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Bird, U.S. golden again

Sue Bird added another gold medal to her already incredible U.S. basketball resume.

U.S. will play for gold again

Istanbul - Sue Bird has played in enough world championship medal games to know that they are rarely easy. Even though the U.S. had run through its first four games, winning by an average of nearly 48 points a game, Bird was well...

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 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.

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...

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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.

PROFESSIONAL

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...

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.

ON THE AIR

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.