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Conn College goalie Marcucci selected by Red Bulls in MLS SuperDraft

Connecticut College goalie AJ Marcucci dives on the ball in front of UMass-Boston's Raffi DeSouza (8) during a 2018 match in New London. Marcucci, a two-time All-American, was selected No. 67 overall by the New York Red Bulls in Thursday's MLS SuperDraft. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Connecticut College senior goalkeeper AJ Marcucci (West Chester, Pa.) was selected in the third round of the 2021 Major League Soccer SuperDraft on Thursday when the New York Red Bulls selected him with the 67th overall pick.

Pagan scores 1,000th point for Stony Brook women's basketball team

In this June 26, 2019, file photo, New London's Tai Pagan, left, and her sister, India Pagan, right, pose for a photo with former Stonington great Heather Buck at the conclusion of The Day High School Athlete of the Year Awards banquet at the Port 'N Starboard banquet hall at Ocean Beach Park.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

India Pagan of New London became the 18th 1,000-point scorer in Stony Brook University women's basketball history Sunday in the Seawolves' 64-41 America East Conference victory at New Hampshire.

New London's Lucas watched and learned at Hartford, then grabbed her opportunity

Jada Lucas (3) is a senior on the University of Hartford women's basketball team. Lucas, a New London High School graduate who led the Whalers to two state championships during her career and played in three title games, had to wait a couple seasons to get playing time at Hartford but has thrived as a junior and senior under coach Morgan Valley. (Photo courtesy of Steve McLaughlin Photography)

Former New London High School whiz kid Jada Lucas, a member of The Day's All-Decade Team, is a senior member of the women's basketball team at the University of Hartford and the Hawks' leading scorer.

World Baseball Coaches' Convention moves very successfully online due to COVID-19

Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker of Waterford argues with home plate umpire Alfonso Marquez before being ejected during 11th inning of a 2019 game in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Pete Walker, entering his ninth season as the pitching coach for the Toronto Blue Jays and a part of professional baseball for 30 years, is still learning, he said.

Local roundup: Sun sign forward Mompremier to qualifying offer

The Connecticut Sun announced Monday that Beatrice Mompremier has accepted and signed a qualifying offer and will return to the WNBA franchise in 2021.

COLUMNS

UConn-Tennessee 'not a big deal' anymore? Says who?

History a key to women's basketball's best rivalry.

Villanova finally returns to action and picks up a win

The Wildcats, picked to win the Big East in the league's preseason poll, last played on Dec. 23.

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BASEBALL/SOFTBALLEastern Connecticut Board of Umpires — Looking for new members for the high school and American Legion baseball seasons. Training will begin in February. Contact: Matt McShane,...

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BASEBALL/SOFTBALLEastern Connecticut Board of Umpires — Looking for new members for the high school and American Legion baseball seasons. Training will begin in February. Contact: Matt McShane,...

Stonington coach Paulla Solar: 2020 was a year of life lessons for all of us

Stonington coach Paulla Solar, who still hopes to begin her 29th season this winter, called 2020 a year

This has been a year like none other and the changes to high school athletics is no exception. My heart goes out to all the young athletes, especially the seniors, who are sidelined by this terrible virus.

UCONN

No. 3 UConn women outlast No. 25 Tennessee 67-61

UConn's Aaliyah Edwards (3) attempts to keep a ball in bounds while defended by Tennessee's Kasiyahna Kushkituah (11) during the Huskies' 67-61 win on Thursday night in Knoxville, Tenn. (Saul Young/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, Pool)

UConn, with back-to-back fourth-quarter 3-pointers from Tennessee transfer Evina Westbrook to give the Huskies the lead for good, toppled No. 25 Tennessee 67-61 before 3,553 fans on Rocky Top.

After all this time, it's still UConn-Tennessee

UConn head coach Geno Auriemma talks to his player during a break in the action in the second half of Tuesday's game in Storrs. (David Butler II/Pool Photo via AP)

UConn coach Geno Auriemma has spoken at length about his late Tennessee counterpart Pat Summitt in recent weeks, having passed her career win total, now the Huskies travel to Knoxville to meet the Lady Vols.

COLLEGES

No. 3 Villanova edges Seton Hall in return from 27-day break

Seton Hall guard Takal Molson tries to block a shot by Villanova forward Cole Swider during the first half of Tuesday's game in Villanova, Pa. Third-ranked Villanova won, 76-74. (Laurence Kesterson/AP Photo)

Cole Swider hit the winning free throw in the final seconds and Collin Gillespie scored 22 points to help No. 3 Villanova win its first game in 27 days, 76-74 over Seton Hall

Short-handed Florida stuns No. 6 Tennessee 75-49

Florida guard Tre Mann and Tennessee guard Davonte Gaines compete for a rebound during the first half of Tuesday's game in Gainesville, Fla. The Gators stunned sixth-ranked Tennessee, 75-49. (Matt Stamey/AP Photo)

Noah Locke scored 14 points, Tyree Appleby added 13 and short-handed Florida stunned No. 6 Tennessee 75-49

CT SUN

Alyssa Thomas has surgery on torn Achilles tendon

In this Sept. 17, 2020, file photo, Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas (25) drives against Los Angeles Sparks guard Seimone Augustus (33) during the second half of a WNBA playoff game in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Alyssa Thomas' 2021 WNBA season may be in jeopardy after she underwent successful surgery on Tuesday afternoon to repair a torn Achilles tendon. The Connecticut Sun mainstay is an unrestricted free agent.

Miller signs four-year extension with Connecticut Sun

In this Sept. 27, 2020, file photo, Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller questions a foul call against the Las Vegas Aces during Game 4 of a WNBA semifinal round playoff series in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

The Connecticut Sun announced Tuesday that general manager and head Ccach Curt Miller has signed a four-year contract extension through the 2024 WNBA season.

PROFESSIONAL

Islanders deal Devils first loss in regulation, 4-1

The Islanders' Andy Greene (4) is defended by New Jersey's Andreas Johnsson (11) and Nikita Gusev (97) during the third period of Thursday's game in Uniondale, N.Y. The Islanders beat the Devils 4-1. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Jordan Eberle scored twice, Mathew Barzal had a goal and two assists and Semyon Varlamov made 30 saves as the New York Islanders beat the New Jersey Devils 4-1

Gronkowski says Bucs' offense might be best he's played with yet

Talent-wise, Rob Gronkowski believes Tampa's offense might be the best he's played with

AP Sources: Eagles plan to hire Colts OC Nick Sirianni

FILE- In this Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, file photo, Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni speaks during a news conference at the NFL football team's facility in Indianapolis. The Philadelphia Eagles are nearing a deal to hire Nick Sirianni to be their head coach, according to two people familiar with the decision. Both people spoke to The Associated Press Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't officially announced the hiring.  (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

According to two people familiar with the decision the Philadelphia Eagles are nearing a deal to hire Nick Sirianni to be their head coach

Saleh's path to Jets shaped by 9/11: 'I'm supposed to be here'

Robert Saleh was trudging along in his professional life nearly 20 years ago trying to find satisfaction and direction

ON THE AIR

Basketball

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Ball State at Ohio.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: St. Peter's at Siena.

7 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Michigan at Purdue.

7:30 p.m., NBCSB, ESPN — NBA: Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers.

7:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Cleveland Cavaliers.

9 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Fresno State at Boise State.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Cleveland State.

10 p.m., MSG — NBA: New York Knicks at Sacramento Kings.

10 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Denver Nuggets at Phoenix Suns.

11 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: San Diego State at Air Force.

Golf

Noon, Golf Channel — LPGA: Tournament of Champions from Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

3 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Desert Classic from La Quinta, Calif.

7 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Mitsubishi Electric Championship from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

3 a.m. (Saturday), Golf Channel — European PGA: HSBC Championship from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Gymnastics

5:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA women: Minnesota at Michigan.

Hockey

3:30 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: Maine at Boston University.

6:30 p.m., NBCSN — NCAA men: Michigan at Notre Dame.

7 p.m., MSG, NHL Network — NHL: New York Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins.

Horse Racing

1 p.m., FS2 — Live racing from various sites.

Sailing

9 p.m., NBCSN — America's Cup Challenger Series from Auckland, New Zealand.

Soccer

5 p.m., FS2 — CONCACAF League: Arcahaie FC at Deportivo Saprissa in a semifinal.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — Women's exhibition: Colombia at United States from Orlando, Fla.