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Chris Vincent lands job on Southern Miss. coaching staff

Chris Vincent landed a job at Southern Mississippi where he'll be the video coordinator on head coach Jay Ladner's staff.

Mitchell College faced Heat star Robinson

Miami Heat's Duncan Robinson (55) places his hands on his head after being charged with a foul as Bam Adebayo (13) and Boston Celtics' Robert Williams III (44) look on during the first half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

How could Todd Peretz ever get a chance to coach against a future NBA player?

Local calendar

BASEBALL/SOFTBALLNew London Babe Ruth baseball membership meeting — Thursday, Sept. 24, 6:30 p.m., New London Elks Club. Meeting will be held upstairs and attendees are reminded to wear a mask. Anyone...

Rivals Coast Guard, Merchant Marine to face off in three sports this fall, including football

Coast Guard Academy senior quarterback John Barbera (11) warms up during the Bears' first practice of the year on Aug. 31. On Monday, Coast Guard was set to announce that what was originally thought to be a lost season due to COVID-19, would be a one-game season, with Coast Guard set to take on rival Merchant Marine on Nov. 14. Games between the two schools will also be contested this fall in volleyball (Oct. 24) and men's soccer (Oct. 31) (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

On Monday, Coast Guard athletic director Dan Rose will announce that the football, men's soccer and volleyball teams will play one-game seasons this fall against their biggest rival, the Merchant Marine Academy, The Day has learned.

Jordan wins Potter Memorial at Speedbowl

Tim Jordan, however, was able to make the pass for the lead with less than 10 laps remaining on the way to the biggest wins of his SK Modified career.

COLUMNS

I have sinned against (gulp) ... Yaz

There's a value in staying on the field

Waterford's Petchark uses college experience to enjoy strong summer

With her junior golf days behind her, Caroline Petchark embraced the challenge of playing stiffer...

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Montville-NL advances to Section 3 LL baseball final

PJ Evans and Eddie Torres combined to drive in five runs as Montville-New London beat Guilford 6-1 in the Connecticut Section 3 Little League baseball tournament on Sunday.

Local roundup: Black Wolves finish productive NLL virtual draft

The New England Black Wolves recently completed a productive National Lacrosse League Entry draft, trading for forward Jacob Ruest while selecting five players during the first virtual draft in league history.

Montville-NL strikes first, wins opener in Section 3 Little League tourney

Montville-New London's Edward Torres (6) celebrates after scoring scoring a run and points to teammate Desmond Powers, whose base hit drove in two runs during Saturday's 6-2 win over Rocky Hill in the Connecticut Section 3 Little League baseball tournament at the Gallivan Lane Complex in Montville.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Orlando Gonzalez has a (somewhat) secret strategy when it comes to the coin flip which decides who will be the home or visiting team.

UCONN

UConn's Martin receives waiver from NCAA and can play this season

Transfer Tyrese Martin received a waiver from the NCAA, making him eligible to play this season for the UConn men's basketball team.

Kevin Freeman is happy to be back at UConn

In this Oct. 14, 1999, file photo, President Clinton receives a commemorative jersey presented by University of Connecticut basketball players from left Kevin Freeman, Jake Voskuhl, Ricky Moore and UConn coach Jim Calhoun during a ceremony honoring the team at the White House. UConn beat a heavily favored Duke team to win the NCAA title a few months earlier. (AP Photo/Greg Gibson)

Kevin Freeman knows all the shortcuts driving around Storrs from his days as a player and basketball staff member at UConn.

COLLEGES

Former Georgia player says he experienced racism

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 26, 2019, file photo, Georgia coach Kirby Smart is shown during an NCAA college football spring practice in Athens, Ga. Kirby Smart gives much credit to first-year Arkansas coach Sam Pittman for helping to make No. 4 Georgia an annual contender for the Southeastern Conference championship. Georgia opens its season at Arkansas on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Pittman’s debut as the Razorbacks coach. Pittman was one of Smart’s top assistants as the Bulldogs’ offensive line coach for four seasons. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP, File)

Former Georgia defensive back Otis Reese says he left the school because of racist treatment on campus

Notre Dame-Wake Forest postponed

File-Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book (12) throws a pass during the first half of the Camping World Bowl NCAA college football game against Iowa State Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. Head coach Brian Kelly has seen growth in the 6-foot, 208-pound Book since quarterbacks coach Tom Rees became the team’s new offensive coordinator prior to the team’s Camping World Bow victory over Iowa State. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Notre Dame's game at Wake Forest on Saturday has been postponed after positive COVID-19 tests landed 13 Fighting Irish players in isolation and another 10 in quarantine

CT SUN

Sun will fight on without Alyssa Thomas

Las Vegas Aces forward Angel McCoughtry (35) drives into Connecticut Sun forward DeWanna Bonner (24) during the first half of Game 2 of a WNBA basketball semifinal round playoff game Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

A right shoulder injury will keep Connecticut Sun star forward Alyssa Thomas from playing in Game 3 of the best-of-five WNBA semifinals against the top-seeded Las Vegas Aces on Thursday night.

Sun lose both Alyssa Thomas to injury and game to Aces

Las Vegas Aces guard Jackie Young (0) and Connecticut Sun forward Theresa Plaisance (55) chase a loose ball during the second half of Game 2 of a WNBA basketball semifinal round playoff game Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

The Connecticut Sun lost star Alyssa Thomas early in Tuesday's WNBA semifinal to a shoulder injury and lost late to the Las Vegas Aces, 83-75, to tie the best-of-five serires at a game apiece.

PROFESSIONAL

Heat top Celtics, move a game from NBA Finals

Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) celebrates a basket against the Boston Celtics late in the second half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball Eastern Conference final, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Tyler Herro — still just 20 years old — scored a Heat rookie-record 37 points, Jimmy Butler had 24 and Miami beat the Boston Celtics 112-109 on Wednesday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals

Red Sox top Orioles 9-1

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi delivers during the first inning of the team'ss baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Boston, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, at Fenway Park. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Nathan Eovaldi struck out eight over six scoreless innings, Rafael Devers hit a three-run double that capped a six-run third and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-1 on Wednesday night in a matchup of the AL East’s worst teams

MLB roundup

The Indians' Jordan Luplow, center, is mobbed by teammates after hitting a walk-off solo home run in the ninth inning that gave them a 3-2 win over the White Sox on Wednesday in Cleveland. (Tony Dejak/AP Photo)

Shane Bieber lowered his ERA to 1.63 in his final regular-season start, the lowest in the American League since Luis Tiant’s 1.60 for Cleveland in 1968, and Jordan Luplow hit a game-ending home run that gave the Indians a 3-2 win over Chicago...

Sayers, Piccolo friendship lives on in 'Brian's Song'

Brian Piccolo, left, and Gale Sayers are shown in this 1970s photo. Sayers died on Wednesday at 77. Sayers was a Hall of Famer who made his mark as one of the NFL’s best all-purpose running backs and was later celebrated for his enduring friendship with Chicago teammate Piccolo. He was 77. Sayers was nicknamed “The Kansas Comet” and considered among the best open-field runners the game has ever seen. (AP Photo/File)

NFL players of different colors didn't share hotel rooms on the road when the Chicago Bears put Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo together in 1967

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

3:55 a.m. (Friday), ESPN2 — Formula One Russian Grand Prix practice from Sochi, Russia.

Baseball

5:25 a.m., ESPN2 — Korean: KIA Tigers at KT Wiz.

1:30 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates.

6 p.m., SNY, WCBS (880-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at Washington Nationals.

6:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays.

7:30 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox.

8 p.m., FS1 — MLB: Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals.

9:30 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Dodgers.

Basketball

7:30 p.m., ESPN2 — WNBA playoffs: Seattle Storm vs. Minnesota Lynx from Bradenton, Fla.

9 p.m., TNT — NBA playoffs: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets from Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

9:30 p.m., ESPN2 — WNBA playoffs: Las Vegas Aces vs. Connecticut Sun from Bradenton, Fla.

Football

7:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Alabama-Birmingham at South Alabama.

8:20 p.m., NFL Network — NFL: Miami Dolphins at Jacksonville Jaguars.

Golf

8 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Irish Open from Ballymena, Northern Ireland.

3 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Puntacana Resort and Club Championship from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Horse Racing

12:30 p.m., FS2 — Live racing from Elmont, N.Y.

Soccer

2:40 p.m., CBSSN — UEFA Super Cup: Bayern Munich vs. Sevilla in final from Budapest, Hungary.

6:50 p.m., FS2 — Copa do Brasil: Atlético Goianiense vs. Fulminense from Goiãnia, Brazil.

Tennis

4 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Hamburg Open from Germany; WTA Strasbourg International from France.

4 a.m. (Friday), Tennis Channel — ATP: Hamburg Open from Germany; WTA Strasbourg International from France.

Volleyball

7:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA women: Texas at Oklahoma.