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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.

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.

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COLUMNS

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.

UCONN

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.

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.

COLLEGES

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 has fired football coach Nick Rolovich for refusing a state mandate that all employees get vaccinated against COVID-19

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

ON THE AIR

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.

Baseball

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

Basketball

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

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

Boxing

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.

Fishing

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

Football

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)

Golf

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.

Hockey

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.

Rugby

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

Soccer

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.

Tennis

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

LOCAL ROUNDUP

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.

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.

Local roundup: Washington tops Ledyard boys' soccer scoring mark in victory

Mitchell College's Eric Leuchner, left, a Fitch High School graduate, dives past Connecticut College's Kjartan Byrne Wednesday's men's soccer game at Mitchell. Conn won the nonconference game between the New London schools 4-0. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Nick Washington scored four goals to break the school career scoring record, leading Ledyard past Windham on Wednesday, 7-0, in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division II boys' soccer game.

PROFESSIONAL

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 Los Angeles Dodgers are eager to embrace a repeat of the storyline from last year's NL Championship Series

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 to help the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Atlanta 11-2, 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 with the chance to extend the Red Sox's season