Dr. I now a fan of the bunt

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



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...

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

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


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...

SEC has four of the top five in latest college football poll

The Southeastern Conference has reached a new milestone in The Associated Press college football poll, becoming the first league to place four teams in the top five, led by No. 1 Mississippi State.


No. 7 Avon hands No. 8 Stonington first field hockey loss 1-0

Seventh-ranked Avon edged No. 8 Stonington 1-0 on Saturday in a battle between two of the state's top field hockey programs.

H.S. roundup: NFA football team routs Fitch 56-20

Quarterback Jawaun Johnson threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more as Norwich Free Academy cruised to a 56-20 football victory over Fitch on Saturday in the Eastern Connecticut Conference Large Division.

New London uses speed and depth to roll past East Lyme

East Lyme coach Rudy Bagos said he harped on it with his players. Know where New London High School's No. 11, Jelani Lucas, was at all times.


Monday's schedule

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


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.

Golf roundup

Ben Martin made a 45-foot eagle putt on the 16th hole that sent him to his first PGA Tour victory Sunday in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.



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


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


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.


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

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