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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.

Local roundup: Hahn sets two swimming records for East Lyme

Nikki Hahn set a pair of school records as East Lyme remained unbeaten with a 93-81 victory over Norwich Free Academy in an ECC swimming meet on Tuesday.

Local roundup: Bacon wraps up ECC Division III volleyball title

New London goalie Anthony Martinez leaps over Putnam's Aysaiah Chavez (17) and teammate Alexis Vitorino (12) to grab the ball off a Clipper corner kick in ECC boys soccer Monday, October 18, 2021 on Cannamela Field.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Bacon Academy clinched the Eastern Connecticut Conference Division III volleyball championship with a 25-19, 25-15 and 25-16 win over Plainfield on Monday.

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.

MORE LOCAL SPORTS

Local roundup: Thames River stays unbeaten

Thames River remained unbeaten with a 46-12 win over VG Techs in a Connecticut Technical Conference football game on Saturday.

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Local roundup: Conn women win first game at Bowdoin since 1995

Freshmen Clare Mulvihill and Ella Davidyock scored their first career goals as Connecticut College defeated Bowdoin 3-1 in a New England Small College Athletic Conference women's soccer match on Saturday.

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.

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

CT SUN

Sun's Jones earns All-WNBA First Team honors

Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones, the 2021 WNBA MVP, earned her first All-WNBA First Team honor Friday as the only unanimous selection.

Sun's season had jarring end

Connecticut Sun's Natisha Hiedeman, center, is defended by Chicago Sky's Kahleah Copper, left, during the second half of Game 4 of a WNBA basketball playoff semifinal, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, in Chicago. Chicago won 79-69. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

The 2021 Connecticut Sun put together the greatest regular season in franchise history topped off my numerous awards. In eight days, their dreams of that elusive WNBA championship unraveled.

PROFESSIONAL

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.

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

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.