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García, Alvarez help Astros oust Red Sox, reach World Series

Houston Astros catcher Martin Maldonado and relief pitcher Ryan Pressly celebrate their win against the Boston Red Sox in Game 6 of baseball's American League Championship Series Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, in Houston. The Astros won 5-0, to win the ALCS series in game six. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Rookie Luis García showed the poise of an October ace, Yordan Alvarez stayed hot at the plate and the Astros beat the Boston Red Sox 5-0 Friday night in Game 6 of the ALCS.

New London connects last and upends Waterford 34-28

New London’s Cam’ron Sinvil (10) celebrates after beating Waterford’s Mason Concasia (6) for the winning touchdown in ECC football action Friday, October 22, 2021.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

New London beats Waterford 34-28, scoring the game-winning touchdown with only 38.3 seconds remaining.

Bears stun Colonels with late TD, go-ahead two-point conversion

Stonington scores a touchdown with 24 seconds left, them converts the two-point to stun Ledyard 14-13, handing the Colonels their first defeat.

Turnovers, breakdowns doom Huskies in loss to Middle Tennessee

UConn is running out of realistic chances to add to its win total before the end of the regular season.

Local roundup: St. Bernard boys clinch ECC Division IV soccer title

Jose Pacheco scored a pair of goals as St. Bernard clinched the Eastern Connecticut Conference Division IV boys' soccer championship with a 3-0 victory over Wheeler on Friday.


Week 7 H.S. football final scores

Killingly 47, Montville 13 New London 34 Waterford 28 Fairfield Prep 42, Fitch 0 Windham 30, Griswold/Wheeler 14 Stonington 14, Ledyard 13 Hand 57, East Lyme 35 Shelton 49, NFA 18

Assistant coaches to lead Montville football in Grove's absence

In the absence of head coach Tanner Grove, Montville High School's football team was led Friday night by assistant coaches Jim Cook, Glenn Davis, Logan Smith and Mike Clemons, Montville interim athletic director Rob Alves said.

East Lyme boys win fourth straight title behind individual champ Anthony

East Lyme's Luke Anthony cruises to an easy win in the ECC boys; cross country championship meet on Thursday at Norwich Golf Course.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

East Lyme senior Luke Anthony blazed his way around Norwich Golf Course to win the ECC championship in 16 minutes, 20 seconds, leading the Vikings to a narrow victory over Griswold and Norwich Free Academy with 78 points.



Gambling 101: If it looks too good to be true ...

Lines this week look oh, so tantalizing

The Lonesome Polecat: Morgan's record-setting comeback and other things

The Huskies trailed by 28 points in the third quarter last Saturday and WON.


Auto Racing

1:55 p.m., ESPNews — Formula One United States Grand Prix practice from Austin, Texas.

3 p.m., Ch. 30 — NASCAR Xfinity Kansas Lottery 300 from Kansas City, Kan.

4:55 p.m., ESPNews — Formula One United States Grand Prix qualifying from Austin, Texas.


8 p.m., TBS — NLCS: Los Angeles Dodgers at Atlanta Braves in Game 6.


7 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Miami Heat at Indiana Pacers.

10 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Phoenix Suns at Portland Trail Blazers.


10:30 p.m., ESPN — Jamel Herring vs. Shakur Stevenson in a junior lightweight bout from Atlanta.

Figure Skating

5:30 p.m., NBCSN — Skate America from Las Vegas.

10 p.m., NBCSN — Skate America from Las Vegas.


8 a.m., FS1 — Bassmaster Open from Grove, Okla.


Noon, Ch. 8 — NCAA: Illinois at Penn State.

Noon, Ch. 61 — NCAA: Northwestern at Michigan.

Noon, CBSSN — NCAA: Wake Forest at Army.

Noon, ESPN — NCAA: Oklahoma at Kansas.

Noon, ESPN2 — NCAA: Cincinnati at Navy.

Noon, ESPNU — NCAA: Northern Illinois at Central Michigan.

Noon, FS1 — NCAA: Kansas State at Texas Tech.

Noon, NESN — NCAA: Penn at Yale.

12:30 p.m., YES — NCAA: Syracuse at Virginia Tech.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA: Louisiana State at Mississippi.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — NCAA: Oregon at UCLA.

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

3:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA: Western Michigan at Toledo.

3:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Clemson at Pittsburgh.

3:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Maryland at Minnesota.

3:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA: Brigham Young at Washington State.

4 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: East Carolina at Houston.

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA: San Diego State at Air Force.

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Tennessee at Alabama.

7 p.m., FS2 — NCAA: Nevada at Fresno State.

7:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — NCAA: Ohio State at Indiana.

7:30 p.m., Ch. 30 — NCAA: Southern California at Notre Dame.

7:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: North Carolina State at Miami.

7:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: West Virginia at Texas Christian.

10:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Norfolk State at Howard. (taped today)


7:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Mallorca Open from Balearic Islands, Spain.

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

6 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: BMW Ladies Championship from Busan, South Korea. (taped today)

11:30 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Zozo Championship from Chiba, Japan.


1 p.m., MSG — NHL: New York Rangers at Ottawa Senators.

1 p.m., NHL Network — NHL: Calgary Flames at Washington Capitals.

7 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: Denver at Boston College.

7 p.m., MSG — NHL: Buffalo Sabres at New Jersey Devils.

7 p.m., NHL Network — NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs at Pittsburgh Penguins.

Horse Racing

12:30 p.m., FS2 — Racing from New York.

Mixed Martial Arts

3 p.m., Showtime — Bellator 269: Fedor Emelianenko vs. Timothy Johnson in a heavyweight bout from Moscow.


1 a.m. (Sunday), NBCSN — Premiership: London at Exeter.


7:30 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Norwich City at Chelsea.

7:55 a.m., ESPN2 — La Liga: Mallorca at Valencia.

10 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Wolverhampton at Leeds United.

10 a.m., USA — Premier League: Watford at Everton.

12:30 p.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Manchester City at Brighton & Hove Albion.

7 p.m., YES — MLS: D.C. United at New York City FC.


6 a.m., Tennis Channel — Kremlin Cup from Moscow; ATP European Open from Antwerp, Belgium; WTA Tenerife Ladies Open from Spain.


Local roundup: CGA sweeps Conn College in volleyball

New London — Coast Guard Academy won three competitive games to sweep Connecticut College in a volleyball match on Thursday night.


Dodgers eager to embrace 2020 NLCS storyline against Braves

Los Angeles Dodgers' AJ Pollock is congratulated by Albert Pujols after hitting a three-run home run during the eighth inning against the Atlanta Braves in Game 5 of baseball's National League Championship Series Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

The Atlanta Braves know what happened last October and want to avoid a repeat. The Los Angeles Dodgers plan on an encore.

Taylor hits 3 HRs, Dodgers beat Braves 11-2 to extend NLCS

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Chris Taylor watches his two-run home run in the second inning against the Atlanta Braves in Game 5 of baseball's National League Championship Series Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, in Los Angeles. Taylor homered three times as the Dodgers extended the series with an 11-2 win. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Chris Taylor hit three homers and drove in six runs as the Dodgers broke loose at the plate to beat Atlanta 7-2 on Thursday night, cutting the Braves’ lead in the NL Championship Series to 3-2.

Red Sox rely on Eovaldi in Game 6 with ALCS on the line

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi throws against the Houston Astros during the ninth inning in Game 4 of baseball's American League Championship Series Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Nathan Eovaldi wants the ball, the pressure, the chance to extend Boston's season — all of it.

Astros' Valdez goes eight, beats Red Sox 9-1 for 3-2 ALCS lead

Rafael Devers of the Boston Red Sox breaks his bat during the second inning in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros on Wednesday in Boston. Houston won 9-1 to take a 3-2 series lead, with the Red Sox suddenly on the brink of elimination. (David J. Phillip/AP Photo)

Houston left-handed pitcher Framber Valdez became the first pitcher this postseason to complete eight innings, leading the Astros over Boston 9-1 on Wednesday for a 3-2 lead in the AL Championship Series.

Eovaldi looks to save Red Sox season after bats go quiet

Boston starting pitcher Chris Sale reacts after giving up a two run double to Houston's Yordan Alvarez during the sixth inning in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series on Wednesday at Fenway Park. Houston won, 9-1, to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. (David J. Phillip/AP Photo)

Following two weak performances at the plate, the Boston Red Sox now turn to Nathan Eovaldi to try to save their season on just two days' rest.

Braves blast four HRs, beat Dodgers 9-2 for 3-1 lead in NLCS

Atlanta's Eddie Rosario, right, is congratulated by teammate Freddie Freeman after hitting a two-run home run in the ninth inning against the Dodgers in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series on Wednesday in Los Angeles. Atlanta won, 9-2, to take a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. (Ashley Landis/AP Photo)

Eddie Rosario homered twice in his second four-hit game of the series and six pitchers combined on a four-hitter, giving Atlanta a 9-2 victory Wednesday night over the Dodgers and a commanding 3-1 lead in the NLCS.

Patriots believe offense is better than it has performed

Patriots quarterback Mac Jones reacts after Sunday's 35-29 overtime loss to Dallas at Gillette Stadium. (Greg M. Cooper/AP Photo)

The New England Patriots head into Sunday’s game with the New York Jets ranked 27th in rushing offense, 26th in total offense, 24th in points per game and 19th in passing offense.


UConn's improved secondary ready for Middle Tennessee challenge

A young, improved UConn secondary is coming off a four-interception game against Yale, something which should give the Huskies confidence as they prepare to host Middle Tennessee on Friday.

These UConn freshmen have 'wall potential'

Samson Johnson and Jordan Hawkins, freshmen for the UConn men's basketball team, have "wall potential," according to coach Dan Hurley, with the potential to be among the program's greats.


AP sources: Six C-USA schools apply for AAC membership

UAB quarterback Tyler Johnston III throws a pass against Southern Mississippi during the second half of an Oct. 16 game in Hattiesburg, Miss. (Dominic Gwinn/Hattiesburg American via AP)

Six schools from Conference USA, including UAB, Texas-San Antonio and Florida Atlantic, have applied for membership to the American Athletic Conference and are expected to be accepted by the end of the week.

Washington State coach Rolovich fired for refusing vaccine

Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich, following the team's game Saturday against Stanford, was reportedly fired Monday for refusing a state mandate that all employees get vaccinated against COVID-19. (Young Kwak/AP Photo)

Washington State fired football coach Nick Rolovich on Monday for refusing a state mandate that all employees get vaccinated against COVID-19, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press.

Brice, Appalachian State upset No. 14 Coastal Carolina 30-27

Appalachian State quarterback Chase Brice throws a pass during the first half of Wednesday night's game against Coastal Carolina in Boone, N.C. The Mountaineers upset 14th-ranked Coastal Carolina, 30-27. (Matt Kelley/AP Photo)

Chandler Staton kicked a 24-yard field goal as time expired and Appalachian State knocked off 14th-ranked Coastal Carolina 30-27 on Wednesday night.

At midseason, No. 1 Georgia a rock amid the upsets

Kentucky quarterback Will Levis is sacked by Georgia defensive lineman Jalen Carter (88) and linebacker Quay Walker during the first half of an Oct. 16 game in Athens, Ga. Top-ranked Georgia won, 30-13. (Butch Dill/AP Photo)

No. 1 Georgia is making a case that defense still does win championships, but this isn’t a trend outside of Athens.