The Wicke twins traded coasts and became team captains at Coast Guard

Coast Guard Academy's Mark Wicke (32) extends to deflect a pass away from Catholic's Trey Carson (1) during a game at Cadet Memorial Field in New London at Oct. 5. Wicke, a senior captain for the Bears, shares something plenty in with his twin brother Arthur, who is a senior captain of the Coast Guard tennis team. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Although they're twins, Mark and Arthur Wicke have spent more time together in the four years they've attended the Coast Guard Academy than they did growing up 2,900 miles away in San Marino, Calif.

Local roundup: Montville boys tie Lyman on Rose's goal in final minute

Montville's Jacob Rose (11) fights to take control of the ball while Lyman Memorial's Jonah Person (3) has a hold of his arm during Thursday's ECC Division III boys' soccer game at Montville. Rose's goal in the final minute helped the Indians earn a 1-1 tie. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Jacob Rose's goal in the final minute helped Montville earn a 1-1 tie with Lyman Memorial in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division III boys' soccer match on Thursday.

Local roundup: Fitch volleyball team beats East Lyme in ECC Division I match

Nora Ryan had 21 kills, eight digs and four blocks as Fitch beat rival East Lyme 25-13, 25-12, 25-15 in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I volleyball match Wednesday night.

Local roundup: Falcons edge Lancers 86-84 in swim meet

Alyson Lowney, Delaney Reck and Finella Smith each won two individual events to help Fitch/Stonington/New London beat Waterford 86-84 in a high school swim meet Tuesday.

Local roundup: Lynch scores three goals as Fitch girls roll

Madison Lynch scored three goals as Fitch rolled to a 6-2 girls' soccer victory over St. Bernard on Monday.

COLUMNS

UConn leadership has betrayed Edsall yet again

Randy Edsall is not to blame for the disaster that has become UConn football. He was handed a...

MORE LOCAL SPORTS

Local colleges: No. 3 UConn field hockey team beats No. 10 Delaware 3-0

Svea Boker scored her team-leading 12th goal as No. 3 UConn defeated No. 10 Delaware 3-0 on Sunday in a college field hockey game.

Local colleges: Conn College edge Bowdoin 2-1 in NESCAC

Connecticut College's Emily Lorry, center, celebrates her goal with Kat Norton, left, and freshman Mya Johnson of Old Lyme, right, during Saturday's NESCAC women's soccer game against Bowdoin at Freeman Field in New London. Johnson scored the game-winning goal as the Camels beat Polar Bears 2-1. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Mya Johnson's goal in the 56th minute snapped a 1-1 tie and lifted Connecticut College a 2-1 victory over Bowdoin in a New England Small College Athletic Conference women's soccer game on Saturday at Freeman Field.

Local roundup: EL boys, girls complete perfect cross country regular seasons

East Lyme completed a perfect regular season in Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I with a 19-44 victory over Woodstock Academy in a boys' cross country meet on Friday at Rocky Neck State Park.

UCONN

UConn's Donaldson dusts off his kicking leg in his new role

Mason Donaldson, a UConn wide receiver, recently earned the job as the Huskies' kickoff specialist, a role he held in high school but hasn't gotten an opportunity to reprise since then. (Gavin Keefe/The Day)

Mason Donaldson recently decided to dust off his kicking leg. The UConn redshirt junior approached special teams coordinator Eddie Allen about handling kickoff duties.

UConn women, despite being AAC favorites again, face challenges

UConn senior point guard Crystal Dangerfield answers questions during American Athletic Conference media day on Monday in Philadelphia. The Huskies are the preseason favorite to defend their title and Dangerfield is the AAC's preseason co-player of the year with Central Florida's Kay Kay Wright. (Photo by Gavin Keefe/The Day)

Even a program as crazy successful as UConn women's basketball faces its share of challenges.

COLLEGES

Michigan-Penn State, LSU-Auburn key games before Halloween

Utah running back Zack Moss runs for a 91-yard touchdown during the first half of an Oct. 12 game against Oregon State in Corvallis, Ore. Utah won, 52-7. (Amanda Loman/AP Photo)

Michigan-Penn State, LSU-Auburn key games before Halloween

Atlanta businessman spared prison in college hoops scandal

An Atlanta businessman who pleaded guilty in a college basketball scandal that paid bribes to steer top athletes to certain schools and money managers has been spared prison time

CT SUN

After coming so close to a WNBA title, Sun look to reload in offseason

Connecticut's Brionna Jones (42) passes the ball around Washington's Emma Meesseman to teammate Alyssa Thomas to start a fast break off a turnover during Game 5 of the WNBA Finals on Thursday night at Entertainment and  Sports Arena in Washington, D.C. The Sun lost 89-78 and will now use the offseason to tinker with their roster to get over the hump in 2020. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Connecticut Sun were 10 minutes away from a WNBA title. They head into the offseason with eight of their 12 players free agents and need to add depth.

Heartbreak for Connecticut Sun in Game 5 loss to Mystics in WNBA Finals

Connecticut’s Jonquel Jones reacts following Thursday night’s Game 5 loss to Washington in the WNBA Finals. Washington came from down nine points in the third quarter for an 89-78 victory and a WNBA title, denying the Sun their first WNBA crown in franchise history. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

MVP Emma Meesseman scored 11 of her team-high 22 points during a third-quarter comeback and the Washington Mystics pulled away from the Connecticut Sun late to win Game 5 and the WNBA Finals 89-78 Thursday.

PROFESSIONAL

Astros overpower Yankees and take commanding 3-1 lead

Houston's George Springer, right, the ex-UConn great, celebrates after his three-run home run off Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka during the third inning in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium. The Astros took a commanding 3-1 series lead with an 8-3 victory. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Astros manager AJ Hinch is blowing his own whistle on sign stealing and pitch tipping: He's had enough of allegations about Houston hitters going out of bounds to decipher what's coming at the plate

Sabathia, Yanks come apart as Astros push them to brink

Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka walks to the dugout during the fourth inning in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series against Houston at Yankee Stadium. Houston won, 8-3, to take a 3-1 series lead. (Matt Slocum/AP Photo)

CC Sabathia threw a cutter to George Springer and grimaced, then covered his face with his glove as he walked to the dugout after what was likely the final pitch of his career

Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes injures right knee against Broncos

Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes is helped by trainers after getting injured against the Broncos during the first half of Thursday's game in Denver. (Jack Dempsey/AP Photo)

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes injured his right knee injury on a sneak against the Denver Broncos

Stamkos scores in shootout, Lightning beat Bruins 4-3

Tampa Bay goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) makes a save against Boston Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk (48) in overtime on Thursday night in Boston. The Lightning won 4-3 in a shootout. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Steven Stamkos scored the lone goal in the shootout and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Boston Bruins 4-3

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

3 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity Kansas Lottery 300 practice from Kansas City, Kan.

4 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Monster Cup Hollywood Casino 400 practice from Kansas City, Kan.

5 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity Kansas Lottery 300 final practice from Kansas City, Kan.

6 p.m., FS1 — NHRA FallNationals qualifying from Dallas.

7 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Monster Cup Hollywood Casino 400 final practice from Kansas City, Kan.

Baseball

7 p.m., FS1, WFAN (660-AM) — ALCS: Houston Astros at New York Yankees in Game 5.

Basketball

7:30 p.m., YES — NBA preseason: Toronto Raptors at Brooklyn Nets.

8 p.m., TNT — NBA preseason: New Orleans Pelicans at New York Knicks.

10:30 p.m., NBA TV — NBA preseason: Los Angeles Lakers at Golden State Warriors.

Boxing

10 p.m., ESPN — Artur Beterbiev vs. Oleksandr Gvozdyk in a light-heavyweight bout from Philadelphia.

Figure Skating

Midnight, NBCSN — ISU Grand Prix from Turin, Italy.

Football

6:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA: Marshall at Florida Atlantic.

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Pittsburgh at Syracuse.

7 p.m., ESPNews — CFL: Toronto Argonauts at Montreal Alouettes.

7 p.m., ESPNU — High school: Mandarin (Fla.) at Sandalwood (Fla.).

10 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA: UNLV at Fresno State.

Golf

6 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: French Open from Paris.

1 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Dominion Energy Charity Classic from Richmond, Va. 

10 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: CJ Cup at Nine Bridges from Jeju Island, South Korea.

2 a.m. (Saturday), Golf Channel — LPGA: Buick LPGA from Shanghai.

Hockey

7 p.m., MSG — NHL: New York Rangers at Washington Capitals.

7 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: Union at Massachusetts.

Mixed Martial Arts

6 p.m., ESPN2 — UFC Fight Night preliminaries followed by Dominick Reyes vs. Chris Weidman from Boston.

Rugby

3 a.m. (Saturday), NBCSN — World Cup: England vs. Australia in a quarterfinal from Oita, Japan.

Soccer

5 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Cornell at Yale.

Tennis

6 a.m., Tennis Channel — Kremlin Cup from Moscow, WTA Luxembourg Open, ATP Stockholm Open from Sweden, ATP European Cup from Antwerp, Belgium.