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 colleges: UConn upsets No. 15 Quinnipiac in men's hockey

Goalie Rob Nichols made 36 saves as the UConn men’s hockey team upset 15th-ranked Quinnipiac 4-1 on Tuesday night at Webster Bank Arena.

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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.

Turnovers costly as Bears lose at Maine Maritime

Coast Guard Academy contained the nationís top rushing attack in Division III but couldnít stop Maine Maritime, losing 13-7, Saturday in a New England Football Conference game.

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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. 2 Seminoles survive scare from No. 5 Irish, 31-27

No. 2 Florida State bounced back from a seven-point halftime deficit and won its 23rd consecutive game by holding off No. 5 Notre Dame 31-27 on Saturday night.

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Bo Wallace threw two touchdown passes and No. 3 Mississippi had another dominating defensive performance in a 34-3 victory over Tennessee on Saturday.

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.