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COLUMNS

At East Lyme, the band plays on ... despite our new abnormal

Angelica Fadrowski had two options: respond or react. The latter would have been understandable,...

MORE PRO BASKETBALL

UCONN

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'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.

COLLEGES

Harbaugh starts season with two years left on deal at Michigan

Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh huddles with his players during a time out in the fourth quarter of a Nov. 16, 2019 game against Michigan State in Ann Arbor, Mich. Harbaugh enters his sixth season as Michigan's coach with just two years left on his contract, adding another layer of interest in the 18th-ranked Wolverines as they kick off the season this week at No. 21 Minnesota. (Tony Ding/AP Photo)

College football coaches at major programs usually have many years on their contract in part to persuade recruits to sign with the school

STAT WATCH: Offense name of game with scoring on record pace

Virginia Tech's Khalil Herbert (25) breaks away from North Carolina's Trey Morrison for a 5-yard gain in the third quarter of an Oct. 10 game in Chapel Hill, N.C. Herbert is the FBS rushing leader with 148 yards per game. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer/AP Photo)

Scoring and other offensive numbers continue to rise through seven weeks of the college football season, and the weekend showed why

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Conway leads Wheeler boys' XC to victory

Wheeler freshman Cameron Conway won the race and depth carried the Lions to a 27-31 win over St. Bernard in an Eastern Connecticut Conference boys' cross country meet on Monday.

PROFESSIONAL

Inside the stable: A primer on the Rays' fearsome bullpen

Tampa Bay pitcher Peter Fairbanks celebrates his team's 4-2 victory over Houston in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series on Oct. 17 in San Diego. (Gregory Bull/AP Photo)

The Tampa Bay Rays' bullpen has no thoroughbreds, no All-Stars, no big-money headliners

Kershaw's latest World Series chance with Dodgers near home

Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw sits in the dugout after leaving the game during the sixth inning in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series against Atlanta on Oct. 15 in Arlington, Texas. (Sue Ogrocki/AP Photo)

Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers have another chance to win a World Series for the first time since 1988

ON THE AIR

Baseball

5:25 a.m., ESPN2 — Korean: LG Twins at KT Wiz.

8 p.m., Ch. 61 — World Series: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 from Arlington, Texas.

5:25 a.m. (Wednesday), ESPN2 — Korean: Samsung Lions at KT Wiz.

Cycling

1 a.m. (Wednesday), NBCSN — Spanish Vuelta stage 1 from Spain. (taped today)

Soccer

8 p.m., FS2 — CONCACAF: Arcahaie FC vs. Verdes FC from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

8:30 p.m., FS1 — MLS: FC Dallas at Nashville SC.

10 p.m., FS2 — CONCACAF: Arcahaie FAS vs. Managua from San Salvador, El Salvador.

Tennis

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

CT SUN

Sun's Bonner earns All-WNBA second team honor

Connecticut Sun forward DeWanna Bonner (24) sets up a play during the second half of Game 5 of a WNBA semifinal round playoff series against the Las Vegas Aces, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Connecticut Sun forward DeWanna Bonner earned All-WNBA second team honors as chosen by a national panel of sportswriters and broadcasters, the league announced Sunday.

A look ahead: Sun need more offense in 2021

After spending more than three months in the WNBA bubble at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller is home and happy to take a break before turning his attention to the 2021 season and another run at that elusive WNBA championship. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller is pleased how far his team went in the playoffs after facing so much adversity. They could've gone further with a more consistent offense.