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UCONN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

UConn's Aaliyah Edwards relies on Canadian connection

When Aaliyah Edwards was looking for advice on how to make an immediate impact with the UConn women's basketball team upon her arrival in Storrs, she could not have found a better source than Kia Nurse.

Labor Dept: Women basketball coaches at UConn were underpaid

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2014, file photo, Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma shares a light moment with his bench with associate head basketball coach Chris Dailey, left, and assistant coaches Shea Ralph, second from right, and Marisa Moseley during the second half of UConn's 102-41 victory over SMU in an NCAA college basketball game in Storrs, Conn. The University of Connecticut has agreed to pay a total of just under $250,000 to seven women, including four members of Geno Auriemma's 2014 women's basketball coaching staff, after the U.S. Labor Department found they had been underpaid when compared with men in similar positions.  (AP Photo/Fred Beckham, File)

The University of Connecticut has agreed to pay a total of just under $250,000 to seven women, including four members of Geno Auriemma’s 2014 women’s basketball coaching staff, after the U.S. Labor Department found they had been...

UConn's Makurat a veteran at the ripe old age of 20

UConn's Anna Makurat (24) takes a shot over Cincinnati's Addaya Moore (14) during the AAC women's final on March 9 at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sarah Gordon / The Day)

Anna Makurat is a 20-year-old sophomore for the UConn women's basketball team. But if the Huskies are to be at their best, the Sierakowice, Poland, native can't play young.

Dance card still isn't full for UConn women

When the UConn women's basketball team's schedule is put together, coach Geno Auriemma usually has just one thought.Whenever and wherever his Huskies are scheduled to play, they'll be there.

UCONN MEN'S BASKETBALL

Huskies take first step in climb back into the Big East

UConn freshman Andre Jackson goes up for a dunk during the Huskies' first practice on Friday in Storrs. (Photo courtesy of UConn athletics)

Prior to UConn's first official basketball practice of the 2020-21 season, the Huskies received a brief history lesson.

UConn men have tremendous momentum entering Hurley's third season

UConn's Jalen Gaffney, left, James Bouknight, center, and R.J. Cole will play key backcourt roles for the Huskies this season. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Entering his third season, UConn men's basketball coach Dan Hurley is clearly excited about his improved roster, the return to the Big East and just about anything else dealing with the state of the program.

Newcomers are ready to contribute for Huskies

In this Jan. 1 file photo, UConn coach Dan Hurley shouts during the first half of the team's game against Cincinnati in Cincinnati. (Kareem Elgazzar/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)

Andre Jackson, fellow freshmen Adama Sanogo and Javonte Brown, and transfer Tyrese Martin are about to embark on their first season at UConn

COLUMNS

Kids should benefit most from NL community center

At some point, the priority needs to shift to the kids, especially in New London, where lip service...

COLLEGES

Army-Navy game in December moves from Philly to West Point

The Army-Navy football game in December has been moved from Philadelphia to West Point because of attendance limits placed on outdoor events in Pennsylvania

Army purring again under coach Monken

Army quarterback Cade Ballard, right, celebrates a touchdown with teammates Jordyn Law, Noah Knapp (65) and Mike Johnson (59) during an Oct. 17 game against UTSA in San Antonio, Texas. Army won 28-16. (Darren Abate/AP Photo)

Army is thriving again under coach Jeff Monken after going 5-8 in 2019

Coastal Carolina cracks Top 25, poised to keep moving up

Coastal Carolina players celebrate after Massimo Biscardi kicked the go-ahead field goal during the second half of a 30-27 win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Oct. 14 in Lafayette, La. (Paul Kieu/AP Photo)

Coastal Carolina coach Jamey Chadwell told his team before facing No. 21 Louisiana-Lafayette last week that if they won the game, the Chanticleers could count on getting their first-ever national ranking

Touching tribute: BYU's Masen Wake honors late mom after TD

BYU tight end Masen Wake hurdles UTSA safety Antonio Parks in the second half on an Oct. 10 game in Provo, Utah. Wake lost his mom to cancer when he was 8 years old. He honors her by writing

BYU walk-on Masen Wake lost his mom to cancer when he was 8 years old

LOCAL ROUNDUP

One-game season for Coast Guard women's soccer comes against Division I Army

Coast Guard's Sabrina Robertson, left, and Army's Lauren Drysdale (14) go up to head the ball during a women's soccer game Friday in New London. Division I Army topped Division III Coast Guard 3-0 in what was Coast Guard's only game of the season. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Their story is normal in the new abnormal: The college team with a blip of a season, finally getting the opportunity to play. One game, one night, one chance.

More than 30 college teams, including UConn men and women, to play early games at Mohegan

UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma celebrated his 1,000th career victory Dec. 19, 2017 at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Huskies have played at the arena many times in recent seasons, including holding the American Athletic Conference tournament there, and they are scheduled to open the 2020-21 season there, as well. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Mohegan Sun is finalizing plans to host more than 30 college basketball teams as it becomes a modified bubble for several early-season tournaments, including two being moved from New York

Cooper named as Coast Guard's interim head softball coach

Arielle Cooper, who won state championships both as a player and as head coach with the Fitch High School softball team, was named interim head coach of the Coast Guard Academy softball team Thursday, taking over for longtime head coach Donna Koczajowski. Cooper was an assistant under Koczajowski for three seasons. (Photo courtesy of Coast Guard athletics)

Fitch High School graduate Arielle Cooper, who won state softball championships as both a player and a coach for the Falcons, was named interim head coach of the Coast Guard Academy softball team Thursday.

PROFESSIONAL

Buehler pitches Dodgers to Game 3 win

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler throws against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning in Game 3 of the baseball World Series Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Walker Buehler set down the Tampa Bay Rays with dominance and ease that brought flashbacks of Orel Hershiser during the Dodgers last title run

NFL notes

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y., Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Sam Darnold will return as the New York Jets’ starting quarterback Sunday against the Buffalo Bills as long as he has no further complications with his injured shoulder

Thomas leads at Zozo Championship

Justin Thomas hits from the bunker to the eighth green during the second round of the Zozo Championship golf tournament Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Justin Thomas went from a fast finish one day to fast start the next

ON THE AIR

Australian Rules Football

4:30 a.m., FS1 — AFL playoffs: Richmond Tigers vs. Geelong Cats in Grand Final from Woolloongabba, Australia.

Auto Racing

5:55 a.m., ESPN — Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix practice from Portimão, Portugal.

8:55 a.m., ESPN2 — Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix qualifying from Portimão, Portugal.

9 a.m., CBSSN — GT Intercontinental Challenge from Spa, Belgium.

4:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 from Fort Worth, Texas.

6 pm., FS2 — MotoAmerica Superbike from Salinas, Calif.

8 p.m., NBCSN — IndyCar Grand Prix of St. Petersburg qualifying from Florida. (taped today)

Baseball

3:55 a.m., ESPN2 — Korean: LG Twins at NC Dinos.

8 p.m., Ch. 61 — World Series: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Tampa Bay Rays in Game 4 from Arlington, Texas.

Boxing

9 p.m., Showtime — Sergey Lipinets vs. Kudratillo Abdukakhorov in a welterweight bout from Mohegan Sun Arena.

Crossfit

1 p.m., Ch. 3 — Reebok CrossFit Games from Aromas, Calif.

Figure Skating

3 p.m., Ch. 30 — ISU Grand Prix Skate America from Las Vegas.

9 p.m., NBCSN — ISU Grand Prix Skate America from Las Vegas.

Football

Noon, Ch. 8 — NCAA: Oklahoma at Texas Christian.

Noon, Ch. 61 — NCAA: Nebraska at Ohio State.

Noon, CBSSN — NCAA: Mercer at Army.

Noon, ESPN — NCAA: North Carolina State at North Carolina.

Noon, ESPNU — NCAA: Georgia Southern at Coastal Carolina.

Noon, FS1 — NCAA: Kansas at Kansas State.

Noon, NESN, YES — NCAA: Florida State at Louisville.

2 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Tulane at Central Florida.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA: Alabama at Tennessee.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — NCAA: Notre Dame at Pittsburgh.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 61 — NCAA: Iowa State at Oklahoma State.

3:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA: Houston at Navy.

3:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Baylor at Texas.

3:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA: Penn State at Indiana.

3:30 p.m., NESN, YES — NCAA: Virginia Tech at Wake Forest.

4 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Georgia State at Troy.

5:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: West Virginia at Texas Tech.

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA: Wyoming at Nevada.

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: South Carolina at Louisiana State.

7 p.m., FS1 — NCAA: Utah State at Boise State.

7:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — NCAA: Michigan at Minnesota.

8 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Louisiana Tech at Texas-San Antonio.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Cincinnati at Southern Methodist.

10:15 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Texas State at Brigham Young.

10:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA: UNLV at San Diego State.

10:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA: Air Force at San Jose State.

Golf

7 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Italian Open from Pozzolengo, Italy.

1 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Drive On Championship from Eatonton, Ga.

5 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Zozo Championship from Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Horse Racing

Noon, FS2 — Live racing from Elmont, N.Y.

Mixed Martial Arts

Noon, ESPN2 — UFC 254 undercard bouts from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Rugby

Noon, NBCSN — Premiership: London Irish vs. Exeter Chiefs in final from Twickenham, England. (taped today)

2 p.m., NBCSN — Six Nations: Italy at Ireland from Dublin. (taped today)

4 a.m. (Sunday), FS2 — NRL playoffs: Penrith Panthers vs. Melbourne Storm in Grand Final from Sydney.

Soccer

8:55 a.m., ESPNews — Serie A: Sampdoria at Atalanta.

9:55 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Crystal Palace at Fulham.

12:30 p.m., Ch. 30 — Premier League: Chelsea at Manchester United.

7:30 p.m., YES — MLS: Montreal Impact at New York City FC.

Tennis

8 a.m., Tennis Channel — WTA Ostrava Open from Czech Republic; ATP European Open from Antwerp, Belgium; ATP Cologne Championship from Germany.

Volleyball

1 p.m., theday.com — High school girls: Lyman Memorial at Waterford.