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H.S. girls’ indoor track & field / 2018-19 preview capsules

Stonington's Megan Detwiler, left, won the 600-meter race at the ECC Division II indoor track and field championship meet last season and returns for her sophomore season. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Following is a team-by-team capsule look at the 2018-19 high school girls’ indoor track & field season:

H.S. boys’ indoor track & field / 2018-19 preview capsules

Norwich Free Academy's Jahiem Spruill won titles in the long jump and high jump at last year's ECC Division I indoor track and field meet and returns for his senior season. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Following is a team-by-team capsule look at the 2018-19 high school boys’ indoor track & field season:

Three local players chosen to CHSCA All-State football team

Jacob Commander of New London and Fitch’s Nick Helbig and Tyler Nelli were all named to the Connecticut High School Coaches’ Association Class L All-State defense, the organization announced Thursday.

Boys’ basketball preview: Big things expected of East Lyme

East Lyme senior Dev Ostrowski, right, a returning all-state player, has the Vikings primed to make a run at ECC and state tournament championships this winter. (Tim Martin/The Day

Following is a team-by-team capsule look at the 2018-19 high school boys’ basketball season:

1

New London girls beat Capital Prep 58-50 in opener

Freshman Joniyah Bland-Fitzpatrick had 27 points in her New London girls’ basketball debut as the No. 3 Whalers went on the road and beat Capital Prep 58-50 Wednesday in a hostile enviroment.

   LOCAL SCHEDULES

COLUMNS

Mike DiMauro

Cactus Jack Foundation continues to spread holiday cheer

There is a certain mystique that belies the simplicity of the phrase: good people doing good…

3

Ned Griffen

The Lonesome Polecat: Hand of doom, so you think you can fix the playoffs, rankings, and other jibber-jabber

Hand and Greenwich were both like a T-Rex in a sloth preserve.

2

LATEST VIDEO

GameDay preview: Notre Dame-West Haven at East Lyme

GameDay preview: Notre Dame-West Haven at East Lyme

Focused on being great

Focused on being great

Highlights: St. Bernard 63, Putnam 36

Highlights: St. Bernard 63, Putnam 36

Notre Dame's Connor Raines is ready for the big moments

Notre Dame’s Connor Raines is ready for the big moments

GameDay ECC Basketball Preview

GameDay ECC Basketball Preview

GameDay's top plays of the fall season

GameDay’s top plays of the fall season

Highlights NFA 40, New London 7

Highlights NFA 40, New London 7

Full replay: East Lyme 21, Waterford 14

Full replay: East Lyme 21, Waterford 14

Highlights: East Lyme 21, Waterford 14

Highlights: East Lyme 21, Waterford 14

Highlights: Haddam-Killingworth 27, Valley/Old Lyme 21

Highlights: Haddam-Killingworth 27, Valley/Old Lyme 21

Full replay: NFA 40, New London 7

Full replay: NFA 40, New London 7

Highlights: Old Lyme 2, Immaculate 1 in Class S final

Highlights: Old Lyme 2, Immaculate 1 in Class S final

SEE MORE VIDEO

PHOTO GALLERIES

Whalers defeat Waterford in 85-37 romp | December 14. 2018 | 24 Photos

Whalers defeat Waterford in 85-37 romp

St. Bernard vs. Putnam | December 13. 2018 | 12 Photos

St. Bernard vs. Putnam

Montville takes on Ledyard in wrestling opener | December 12. 2018 | 13 Photos

Montville takes on Ledyard in wrestling opener

Montville vs St. Bernard girls basketball | December 11. 2018 | 10 Photos

Montville vs St. Bernard girls basketball

Coast Guard Academy vs. Connecticut College | December 6. 2018 | 11 Photos

Coast Guard Academy vs. Connecticut College

UConn rolls over Depaul 99-63 | November 28. 2018 | 19 Photos

UConn rolls over Depaul 99-63

East Lyme football tops Waterford 21-14 in Thanksgiving Eve game | November 21. 2018 | 16 Photos

East Lyme football tops Waterford 21-14 in Thanksgiving Eve game

NFA rolls to 40-7 win over New London | November 21. 2018 | 19 Photos

NFA rolls to 40-7 win over New London

Fitch vs. Ledyard early Thanksgiving game | November 21. 2018 | 12 Photos

Fitch vs. Ledyard early Thanksgiving game

Mya Johnson's two goals lift Lyme/Old Lyme to soccer title | November 18. 2018 | 31 Photos

Mya Johnson’s two goals lift Lyme/Old Lyme to soccer title
SEE MORE GALLERIES

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H.S. wrestling / 2018-19 preview capsules

New London's Naaji Powell-Keyton, left, battles Simsbury's Thomas Finn during their State Open 106-pound semifinal match last winter. Powell-Keyton, who placed in the ECC, Class M and State Open as a freshman, is back to help lead the defending ECC Division I champs. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Following is a team-by-team capsule look at the 2018-19 high school wrestling season:

H.S. hockey / 2018-19 preview capsules

Eastern Connecticut's Evan Tower, left, skates past Tri-Town's Michael Shuman during last season's CIAC Division III championship game at Yale University's Ingalls Rink in New Haven. Tower is back to help lead the Eagles, who won their first state title in 2017-18 by defeating Tri-Town 7-3. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Following is a team-by-team capsule look at the 2018-19 high school hockey season:

Greenwich finishes as unanimous No. 1 in The Day’s coaches’ poll

Greenwich quarterback Gavin Muir runs away from a pair of New Canaan defenders during Saturday's Class LL final at Boyle Stadium in Stamford. The Cardinals, who rolled to a 34-0 win to finish a 13-0 season, were unanimously voted No. 1 in The Day's final high school football coaches' state poll on Monday. (Photo courtesy of John McCreary for Hearst Connecticut Media)

Greenwich finished as the unanimous number one team in The Day’s final Top 10 state high school football coaches’ poll after its CIAC Class LL championship win Saturday.

2018-19 H.S. girls’ basketball preview capsules

New London center Tai Pagan (30), an All-Area pick last season, returns to lead the Whalers this season. New London had a perfect 20-0 regular season and won the ECC Divison I tournament a year ago before losing in the Class LL quarterfinals to Enfield. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Following is a team-by-team capsule look at the 2018-19 high school girls’ basketball season.

PODCASTS

The Lonesome Podcat: Buzz Killington championship preview

Buzz Killington championship preview

The Lonesome Podcat: THIRTY SIX MINUTES of hot CIAC playoff preview goodness

THIRTY SIX MINUTES of hot CIAC playoff preview goodness

High School Football Tweets by @thedayct

Southeastern CT News
@thedaysports

High School Football Tweets by @thedayct

UCONN

UConn men return from exam break eager to return to winning ways

Florida State guard Trent Forrest (3) attempts to split the defense of UConn guards Jalen Adams, left, and Tarin Smith during last Saturday's game against the No. 1 Seminoles in Newark, N.J. The Huskies return from their exam break on Saturday to host Manhattan at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Exams end this weekend for the UConn men’s basketball team, which resumes non-conference play with an 8 p.m. game on Saturday against Manhattan at Gampel Pavilion.

UConn’s Hurley infusing a competitive spirit as part of his rebuilding plan

UConn head coach Dan Hurley reacts from sideline durint the first half of the Huskies' 79-71 loss to Florida State in Saturday's Never Forget Tribute Classic at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Part One of Dan Hurley’s master rebuilding plan is devoted to infusing passion and energy into his basketball program. If accomplishing that plan requires Hurley be a fire-breathing dragon, so be it.

1

Pindell’s MVP honor highlights UConn football team awards night

Senior quarterback David Pindell was honored as the team’s Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year during UConn football’s annual awards night on Sunday.

SEE MORE UCONN SPORTS NEWS

COLLEGES

Second chance: FIU’s Anthony Jones reflective after shooting

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, file photo, Florida International wide receiver Anthony Jones (2) sprints toward the end zone while Indiana safety Jonathan Crawford (9) and other Indiana players trail behind during an NCAA college football game in Miami. Jones and a teammate were hurt in a drive-by shooting on Sept. 6, 2018. Jones' wounds have healed and he's playing in the Bahamas Bowl on Friday, Dec. 21, as FIU takes on Toledo. (Daniel A. Verala/Miami Herald via AP, File)

‘A second chance’: FIU’s Anthony Jones speaks out about shooting, and his return to the field

AP All-America team: Tide leads with four of 10 CFP players

Alabama defensive back Deionte Thompson celebrates after Mississippi State place kicker Jace Christmann (47) missed a field goal-attempt during the first half of a Nov. 10 game in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Thompson was named to the 2018 AP All-America NCAA college football team on Monday. (Butch Dill/AP Photo)

Playoff semifinalists place 10 players on The Associated Press All-America first team, including four from No. 1 Alabama

Kansas back to No. 1 in Associated Press men’s hoops poll

Kansas' Mitch Lightfoot celebrates after getting past New Mexico State's Ivan Aurrecoechea for a dunk during the second half of Saturday's game in Kansas City, Mo. Kansas won 63-60. (Charlie Riedel/AP Photo)

Preseason No. 1 Kansas is again the top-ranked team in the AP Top 25 following Gonzaga’s loss to Tennessee

SEE MORE UCONN SPORTS NEWS

MOST READ

1

Local roundup: No. 3 New London girls roll past Waterford

2

On the Air

3

UConn men return from exam break eager to return to winning ways

4

Fitzpatrick stepping down as Coast Guard athletic director

5

Black Wolves open season on Saturday at Georgia

6

Celtics rout Hawks for eighth straight win

7

Saturday’s Schedule

8

Mudiay scores 34 as short-handed Knicks beat Hornets in OT

9

Rivers leads Chargers to last-second comeback win over KC

10

NHL roundup

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: No. 3 New London girls roll past Waterford

New London's Joniyah Bland-Fitzpatrick (24) shoots over Waterford's Liliana Kramer (11) during the firsdt half of Friday night's game at Conway Gym in New London. The No. 3 Whalers rolled to an 85-37 win. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Tai Pagan scored 19 points with eight rebounds, five blocked shots and seven assists as No. 3 New London beat Waterford 85-37 in a girls’ basketball game on Friday night.

Black Wolves open season on Saturday at Georgia

Brett Manney, left, has been named captain of the New England Black Wolves, who open their 2018-19 National Lacrosse League on Saturday night in Atlanta against the Georgia Swarm. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

The New England Black Wolves begin their season with a 7:05 p.m. game Saturday at Georgia, but will be minus leading scorer Kevin Crowley, who has not reported to the team.

Fitzpatrick stepping down as Coast Guard athletic director

Coast Guard Academy athletic director Tim Fitzpatrick is resigning to become president of the New York Youth Baseball Foundation.

SEE MORE LOCAL ROUNDUP

PROFESSIONAL

Mudiay scores 34 as short-handed Knicks beat Hornets in OT

Emmanuel Mudiay had 34 points and eight assists, and the short-handed New York Knicks erased a 21-point deficit to beat the Charlotte Hornets 126-124 in overtime

NHL roundup

New Jersey Devils center Nico Hischier, center, celebrates with teammates after defeating the Vegas Golden Knights 5-4 in overtime on Friday at Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Nico Hischier scored 41 seconds into overtime to cap New Jersey’s comeback from three goals down as the Devils beat the Vegas Golden Knights 5-4 Friday night.

SEE MORE PROFESSIONAL SPORT NEWS

ON THE AIR

Basketball

Noon, ESPN — NCAA men: Villanova at Kansas.

Noon, ESPN2 — NCAA men: Tennessee at Memphis.

Noon, FS1 — NCAA men: Southern Methodist at Georgetown.

Noon, YES — NCAA men: Old Dominion at Syracuse.

1 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: Nicholls State at Boston University.

1:30 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Notre Dame vs. Purdue from Indianapolis.

2 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: North Carolina State vs. Penn State from Atlantic City, N.J.

2 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Rutgers at Seton Hall.

2 p.m., YES — NCAA men: Maryland-Eastern Shore at Pittsburgh.

4 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Butler vs. Indiana from Indianapolis.

4 p.m., NBCSN — NCAA men: College of Charleston at Virginia Commonwealth.

4 p.m., YES — NCAA men: Kent State at Louisville.

5 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Utah at Kentucky.

5 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Utah Jazz vs. Orlando Magic from Mexico City.

5:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Southern Mississippi at Wichita State.

7 p.m., theday.com — High school boys: Notre Dame-West Haven at East Lyme.

7 p.m., NBCSB — NBA: Boston Celtics at Detroit Pistons.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Gonzaga at North Carolina.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Washington vs. Virginia Tech from Atlantic City, N.J.

7:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Auburn at Alabama-Birmingham.

8 p.m., SNY, WXLM (980-AM) — NCAA men: Manhattan at UConn.

8 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Eastern Kentucky at Xavier.

9 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Southern California at Oklahoma.

11 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Baylor at Arizona.

11 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Louisiana State vs. St. Mary’s from Las Vegas.

Football

Noon, Ch. 8 — NCAA: North Carolina A&T vs. Alcorn State in Celebration Bowl from Atlanta.

1:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA: Tulane vs. Louisiana-Lafayette in Cure Bowl from Orlando, Fla.

2 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: North Texas vs. Utah State in New Mexico Bowl from Albuquerque.

2 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Maine at Eastern Washington in FCS semifinal.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — NCAA: Fresno State vs. Arizona State in Las Vegas Bowl.

4 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Valdosta State vs. Ferris State in Division II Championship from McKinney, Texas.

4:30 p.m., NFL Network — NFL: Houston Texans at New York Jets.

5:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Georgia Southern vs. Eastern Michigan in Camellia Bowl from Montgomery, Ala.

8:20 p.m., NFL Network, WFAN (660-AM) — NFL: Cleveland Browns at Denver Broncos.

9 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Tennessee State vs. Appalachian State in New Orleans Bowl.

Golf

4:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Alfred Dunhill Championship from Malelane, South Africa.

10 p.m., Golf Channel — Asian Tour: Indonesian Masters from Jakarta.

4:30 a.m. (Sunday), Golf Channel — European PGA: Alfred Dunhill Championship from Malelane, South Africa.

Hockey

7 p.m., NHL Network — NHL: Los Angeles Kings at Pittsburgh Penguins.

8 p.m., MSG — NHL: New Jersey Devils at Nashville Predators.

Mixed Martial Arts

5 p.m., FS1 — UFC Fight Night preliminaries from Milwaukee.

8 p.m., Ch. 61 — UFC: Kevin Lee vs. Al Iaquinta from Milwaukee.

Rodeo

10 p.m., CBSSN — PRCA National Finals from Las Vegas.

Rugby

12:30 p.m., NBCSN — Champions Cup: Bath at Leinster.

Soccer

7:25 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Everton at Manchester City.

9:30 a.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Bayern Munich at Hannover.

9:55 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Burnley at Tottenham.

12:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Premier League: West Ham at Fulham.

Swimming

9 p.m., NBCSN — FINA World Championships from Hangzhou, China. (taped today)

Volleyball

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: Nebraska vs. Stanford in Division I tournament final from Minneapolis.

Winter Sports

7 p.m., NBCSN — World Cup bobsled women’s skeleton from Winterberg, Germany. (taped today)

8 p.m., NBCSN — World Cup skiing men’s downhill from Val Gardena, Italy. (taped today)




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H.S. girls’ indoor track & field / 2018-19 preview capsules

Stonington's Megan Detwiler, left, won the 600-meter race at the ECC Division II indoor track and field championship meet last season and returns for her sophomore season. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Following is a team-by-team capsule look at the 2018-19 high school girls’ indoor track & field season:

H.S. boys’ indoor track & field / 2018-19 preview capsules

Norwich Free Academy's Jahiem Spruill won titles in the long jump and high jump at last year's ECC Division I indoor track and field meet and returns for his senior season. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Following is a team-by-team capsule look at the 2018-19 high school boys’ indoor track & field season:

Three local players chosen to CHSCA All-State football team

Jacob Commander of New London and Fitch’s Nick Helbig and Tyler Nelli were all named to the Connecticut High School Coaches’ Association Class L All-State defense, the organization announced Thursday.

Boys’ basketball preview: Big things expected of East Lyme

East Lyme senior Dev Ostrowski, right, a returning all-state player, has the Vikings primed to make a run at ECC and state tournament championships this winter. (Tim Martin/The Day

Following is a team-by-team capsule look at the 2018-19 high school boys’ basketball season:

1

New London girls beat Capital Prep 58-50 in opener

Freshman Joniyah Bland-Fitzpatrick had 27 points in her New London girls’ basketball debut as the No. 3 Whalers went on the road and beat Capital Prep 58-50 Wednesday in a hostile enviroment.

   LOCAL SCHEDULES

COLUMNS

Mike DiMauro

Cactus Jack Foundation continues to spread holiday cheer

There is a certain mystique that belies the simplicity of the phrase: good people doing good…

3

Ned Griffen

The Lonesome Polecat: Hand of doom, so you think you can fix the playoffs, rankings, and other jibber-jabber

Hand and Greenwich were both like a T-Rex in a sloth preserve.

2

LATEST VIDEO

GameDay preview: Notre Dame-West Haven at East Lyme

GameDay preview: Notre Dame-West Haven at East Lyme

Focused on being great

Focused on being great

Highlights: St. Bernard 63, Putnam 36

Highlights: St. Bernard 63, Putnam 36

Notre Dame's Connor Raines is ready for the big moments

Notre Dame’s Connor Raines is ready for the big moments

GameDay ECC Basketball Preview

GameDay ECC Basketball Preview

GameDay's top plays of the fall season

GameDay’s top plays of the fall season

Highlights NFA 40, New London 7

Highlights NFA 40, New London 7

Full replay: East Lyme 21, Waterford 14

Full replay: East Lyme 21, Waterford 14

Highlights: East Lyme 21, Waterford 14

Highlights: East Lyme 21, Waterford 14

Highlights: Haddam-Killingworth 27, Valley/Old Lyme 21

Highlights: Haddam-Killingworth 27, Valley/Old Lyme 21

Full replay: NFA 40, New London 7

Full replay: NFA 40, New London 7

Highlights: Old Lyme 2, Immaculate 1 in Class S final

Highlights: Old Lyme 2, Immaculate 1 in Class S final

SEE MORE VIDEO

PHOTO GALLERIES

Whalers defeat Waterford in 85-37 romp | December 14. 2018 | 24 Photos

Whalers defeat Waterford in 85-37 romp

St. Bernard vs. Putnam | December 13. 2018 | 12 Photos

St. Bernard vs. Putnam

Montville takes on Ledyard in wrestling opener | December 12. 2018 | 13 Photos

Montville takes on Ledyard in wrestling opener

Montville vs St. Bernard girls basketball | December 11. 2018 | 10 Photos

Montville vs St. Bernard girls basketball

Coast Guard Academy vs. Connecticut College | December 6. 2018 | 11 Photos

Coast Guard Academy vs. Connecticut College

UConn rolls over Depaul 99-63 | November 28. 2018 | 19 Photos

UConn rolls over Depaul 99-63

East Lyme football tops Waterford 21-14 in Thanksgiving Eve game | November 21. 2018 | 16 Photos

East Lyme football tops Waterford 21-14 in Thanksgiving Eve game

NFA rolls to 40-7 win over New London | November 21. 2018 | 19 Photos

NFA rolls to 40-7 win over New London

Fitch vs. Ledyard early Thanksgiving game | November 21. 2018 | 12 Photos

Fitch vs. Ledyard early Thanksgiving game

Mya Johnson's two goals lift Lyme/Old Lyme to soccer title | November 18. 2018 | 31 Photos

Mya Johnson’s two goals lift Lyme/Old Lyme to soccer title
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H.S. wrestling / 2018-19 preview capsules

New London's Naaji Powell-Keyton, left, battles Simsbury's Thomas Finn during their State Open 106-pound semifinal match last winter. Powell-Keyton, who placed in the ECC, Class M and State Open as a freshman, is back to help lead the defending ECC Division I champs. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Following is a team-by-team capsule look at the 2018-19 high school wrestling season:

H.S. hockey / 2018-19 preview capsules

Eastern Connecticut's Evan Tower, left, skates past Tri-Town's Michael Shuman during last season's CIAC Division III championship game at Yale University's Ingalls Rink in New Haven. Tower is back to help lead the Eagles, who won their first state title in 2017-18 by defeating Tri-Town 7-3. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Following is a team-by-team capsule look at the 2018-19 high school hockey season:

Greenwich finishes as unanimous No. 1 in The Day’s coaches’ poll

Greenwich quarterback Gavin Muir runs away from a pair of New Canaan defenders during Saturday's Class LL final at Boyle Stadium in Stamford. The Cardinals, who rolled to a 34-0 win to finish a 13-0 season, were unanimously voted No. 1 in The Day's final high school football coaches' state poll on Monday. (Photo courtesy of John McCreary for Hearst Connecticut Media)

Greenwich finished as the unanimous number one team in The Day’s final Top 10 state high school football coaches’ poll after its CIAC Class LL championship win Saturday.

2018-19 H.S. girls’ basketball preview capsules

New London center Tai Pagan (30), an All-Area pick last season, returns to lead the Whalers this season. New London had a perfect 20-0 regular season and won the ECC Divison I tournament a year ago before losing in the Class LL quarterfinals to Enfield. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Following is a team-by-team capsule look at the 2018-19 high school girls’ basketball season.

PODCASTS

The Lonesome Podcat: Buzz Killington championship preview

Buzz Killington championship preview

The Lonesome Podcat: THIRTY SIX MINUTES of hot CIAC playoff preview goodness

THIRTY SIX MINUTES of hot CIAC playoff preview goodness

High School Football Tweets by @thedayct

Southeastern CT News
@thedaysports

High School Football Tweets by @thedayct

UCONN

UConn men return from exam break eager to return to winning ways

Florida State guard Trent Forrest (3) attempts to split the defense of UConn guards Jalen Adams, left, and Tarin Smith during last Saturday's game against the No. 1 Seminoles in Newark, N.J. The Huskies return from their exam break on Saturday to host Manhattan at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Exams end this weekend for the UConn men’s basketball team, which resumes non-conference play with an 8 p.m. game on Saturday against Manhattan at Gampel Pavilion.

UConn’s Hurley infusing a competitive spirit as part of his rebuilding plan

UConn head coach Dan Hurley reacts from sideline durint the first half of the Huskies' 79-71 loss to Florida State in Saturday's Never Forget Tribute Classic at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Part One of Dan Hurley’s master rebuilding plan is devoted to infusing passion and energy into his basketball program. If accomplishing that plan requires Hurley be a fire-breathing dragon, so be it.

1

Pindell’s MVP honor highlights UConn football team awards night

Senior quarterback David Pindell was honored as the team’s Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year during UConn football’s annual awards night on Sunday.

SEE MORE UCONN SPORTS NEWS

COLLEGES

Second chance: FIU’s Anthony Jones reflective after shooting

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, file photo, Florida International wide receiver Anthony Jones (2) sprints toward the end zone while Indiana safety Jonathan Crawford (9) and other Indiana players trail behind during an NCAA college football game in Miami. Jones and a teammate were hurt in a drive-by shooting on Sept. 6, 2018. Jones' wounds have healed and he's playing in the Bahamas Bowl on Friday, Dec. 21, as FIU takes on Toledo. (Daniel A. Verala/Miami Herald via AP, File)

‘A second chance’: FIU’s Anthony Jones speaks out about shooting, and his return to the field

AP All-America team: Tide leads with four of 10 CFP players

Alabama defensive back Deionte Thompson celebrates after Mississippi State place kicker Jace Christmann (47) missed a field goal-attempt during the first half of a Nov. 10 game in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Thompson was named to the 2018 AP All-America NCAA college football team on Monday. (Butch Dill/AP Photo)

Playoff semifinalists place 10 players on The Associated Press All-America first team, including four from No. 1 Alabama

Kansas back to No. 1 in Associated Press men’s hoops poll

Kansas' Mitch Lightfoot celebrates after getting past New Mexico State's Ivan Aurrecoechea for a dunk during the second half of Saturday's game in Kansas City, Mo. Kansas won 63-60. (Charlie Riedel/AP Photo)

Preseason No. 1 Kansas is again the top-ranked team in the AP Top 25 following Gonzaga’s loss to Tennessee

SEE MORE UCONN SPORTS NEWS

MOST READ

1

Local roundup: No. 3 New London girls roll past Waterford

2

On the Air

3

UConn men return from exam break eager to return to winning ways

4

Fitzpatrick stepping down as Coast Guard athletic director

5

Black Wolves open season on Saturday at Georgia

6

Celtics rout Hawks for eighth straight win

7

Saturday’s Schedule

8

Mudiay scores 34 as short-handed Knicks beat Hornets in OT

9

Rivers leads Chargers to last-second comeback win over KC

10

NHL roundup

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: No. 3 New London girls roll past Waterford

New London's Joniyah Bland-Fitzpatrick (24) shoots over Waterford's Liliana Kramer (11) during the firsdt half of Friday night's game at Conway Gym in New London. The No. 3 Whalers rolled to an 85-37 win. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Tai Pagan scored 19 points with eight rebounds, five blocked shots and seven assists as No. 3 New London beat Waterford 85-37 in a girls’ basketball game on Friday night.

Black Wolves open season on Saturday at Georgia

Brett Manney, left, has been named captain of the New England Black Wolves, who open their 2018-19 National Lacrosse League on Saturday night in Atlanta against the Georgia Swarm. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

The New England Black Wolves begin their season with a 7:05 p.m. game Saturday at Georgia, but will be minus leading scorer Kevin Crowley, who has not reported to the team.

Fitzpatrick stepping down as Coast Guard athletic director

Coast Guard Academy athletic director Tim Fitzpatrick is resigning to become president of the New York Youth Baseball Foundation.

SEE MORE LOCAL ROUNDUP

PROFESSIONAL

Mudiay scores 34 as short-handed Knicks beat Hornets in OT

Emmanuel Mudiay had 34 points and eight assists, and the short-handed New York Knicks erased a 21-point deficit to beat the Charlotte Hornets 126-124 in overtime

NHL roundup

New Jersey Devils center Nico Hischier, center, celebrates with teammates after defeating the Vegas Golden Knights 5-4 in overtime on Friday at Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Nico Hischier scored 41 seconds into overtime to cap New Jersey’s comeback from three goals down as the Devils beat the Vegas Golden Knights 5-4 Friday night.

SEE MORE PROFESSIONAL SPORT NEWS

ON THE AIR

Basketball

Noon, ESPN — NCAA men: Villanova at Kansas.

Noon, ESPN2 — NCAA men: Tennessee at Memphis.

Noon, FS1 — NCAA men: Southern Methodist at Georgetown.

Noon, YES — NCAA men: Old Dominion at Syracuse.

1 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: Nicholls State at Boston University.

1:30 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Notre Dame vs. Purdue from Indianapolis.

2 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: North Carolina State vs. Penn State from Atlantic City, N.J.

2 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Rutgers at Seton Hall.

2 p.m., YES — NCAA men: Maryland-Eastern Shore at Pittsburgh.

4 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Butler vs. Indiana from Indianapolis.

4 p.m., NBCSN — NCAA men: College of Charleston at Virginia Commonwealth.

4 p.m., YES — NCAA men: Kent State at Louisville.

5 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Utah at Kentucky.

5 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Utah Jazz vs. Orlando Magic from Mexico City.

5:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Southern Mississippi at Wichita State.

7 p.m., theday.com — High school boys: Notre Dame-West Haven at East Lyme.

7 p.m., NBCSB — NBA: Boston Celtics at Detroit Pistons.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Gonzaga at North Carolina.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Washington vs. Virginia Tech from Atlantic City, N.J.

7:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Auburn at Alabama-Birmingham.

8 p.m., SNY, WXLM (980-AM) — NCAA men: Manhattan at UConn.

8 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Eastern Kentucky at Xavier.

9 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Southern California at Oklahoma.

11 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Baylor at Arizona.

11 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Louisiana State vs. St. Mary’s from Las Vegas.

Football

Noon, Ch. 8 — NCAA: North Carolina A&T vs. Alcorn State in Celebration Bowl from Atlanta.

1:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA: Tulane vs. Louisiana-Lafayette in Cure Bowl from Orlando, Fla.

2 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: North Texas vs. Utah State in New Mexico Bowl from Albuquerque.

2 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Maine at Eastern Washington in FCS semifinal.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — NCAA: Fresno State vs. Arizona State in Las Vegas Bowl.

4 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Valdosta State vs. Ferris State in Division II Championship from McKinney, Texas.

4:30 p.m., NFL Network — NFL: Houston Texans at New York Jets.

5:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Georgia Southern vs. Eastern Michigan in Camellia Bowl from Montgomery, Ala.

8:20 p.m., NFL Network, WFAN (660-AM) — NFL: Cleveland Browns at Denver Broncos.

9 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Tennessee State vs. Appalachian State in New Orleans Bowl.

Golf

4:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Alfred Dunhill Championship from Malelane, South Africa.

10 p.m., Golf Channel — Asian Tour: Indonesian Masters from Jakarta.

4:30 a.m. (Sunday), Golf Channel — European PGA: Alfred Dunhill Championship from Malelane, South Africa.

Hockey

7 p.m., NHL Network — NHL: Los Angeles Kings at Pittsburgh Penguins.

8 p.m., MSG — NHL: New Jersey Devils at Nashville Predators.

Mixed Martial Arts

5 p.m., FS1 — UFC Fight Night preliminaries from Milwaukee.

8 p.m., Ch. 61 — UFC: Kevin Lee vs. Al Iaquinta from Milwaukee.

Rodeo

10 p.m., CBSSN — PRCA National Finals from Las Vegas.

Rugby

12:30 p.m., NBCSN — Champions Cup: Bath at Leinster.

Soccer

7:25 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Everton at Manchester City.

9:30 a.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Bayern Munich at Hannover.

9:55 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Burnley at Tottenham.

12:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Premier League: West Ham at Fulham.

Swimming

9 p.m., NBCSN — FINA World Championships from Hangzhou, China. (taped today)

Volleyball

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: Nebraska vs. Stanford in Division I tournament final from Minneapolis.

Winter Sports

7 p.m., NBCSN — World Cup bobsled women’s skeleton from Winterberg, Germany. (taped today)

8 p.m., NBCSN — World Cup skiing men’s downhill from Val Gardena, Italy. (taped today)




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