Dubreuil has written her athletic history in East Lyme ... and rewritten it

Sophie Dubreuil (2), who starred playing baseball and football prior to arriving at East Lyme High School, gave up the two boys' sports and has become a two-sport star in volleyball and basketball for the Vikings. Now a senior, Dubreuil has accepted a basketball scholarship at Division II St. Thomas Aquinas outside of New York City. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

There are times Jack Biggs, who coaches baseball and volleyball at East Lyme High School, thinks of asking Sophie Dubreuil, an outside hitter on the volleyball team, if she still has her baseball glove kicking around from her days as a Little League...

Coast Guard's Crowley is more than just a defensive back

Coast Guard Academy's Pat Crowley kicks the game-winning extra point in overtime during the Bears' 24-23 win over Nichols last Friday in Dudley, Mass. (Photo courtesy of Brad Clift /CGA Athletics)

Senior defensive back Pat Crowley, who once kicked 106 PATs in a season as a high school senior, converted the extra point in Coast Guard Academy's 24-23 overtime win Friday over Nichols.

Sun can take charge of series with win in Game 2 on Thursday

Sun forward Alyssa Thomas drives to the past during Tuesday's 84-75 win over the Los Angeles Sparks in Game 1 of their WNBA semifinal playoff series at Mohegan Sun Arena. Game 2 is Thursday at 6:30 p.m. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Connecticut Sun need more of their players contributing offensively to start Game 2 of their WNBA semifinal series on Thursday. The Los Angeles Sparks need more of their players contributing offensively period.

Hurley on the road to recovery from spinal surgery

UConn men's basketball coach Dan Hurley has rejoined the program following spinal surgery on Sept. 6 in New York. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

The first few days following spinal surgery were the hardest for Dan Hurley.

Local roundup: East Lyme hands Waterford first volleyball loss

Mitchell College's Quinn Outerbridge (15) trips over Eastern Connecticut goalie Kyle Boutot after Boutot came out to prevent Outerbridge's scoring attempt during Wednesday's men's soccer game in New London. ECSU's Emmanuel Agyemang, right, follows the play. Unbeaten Eastern beat Mitchell 5-1. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Mya Delesdernier had 14 kills and 10 digs as East Lyme handed Waterford its first loss with a 3-1 victory over the Lancers in a high school volleyball match on Wednesday night.

Yankees miss to chance to clinch

Michael Hermosillo of the Los Angeles Angels (21) slides past New York Yankees catcher Kyle Higashioka to score on a throwing error by relief pitcher Adam Ottavino during the sixth inning of Wednesday's game at New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Relief pitcher Adam Ottavino sailed a 30-foot throw home on Albert Pujols' tiebreaking chopper, and the sloppy New York Yankees lost to the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 Wednesday night with a chance to clinch the AL East.

AP sources: One of Brown's accusers has met with NFL

New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown puts on his shoes during Wednesday's practice at Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Two people with knowledge of the investigation into Antonio Brown being accused of sexual assault tell The Associated Press that one of the accusers has met with NFL investigators and that there is no timetable for concluding the probe.

HIGH SCHOOL

Stonington field hockey rebuilding as it defends its ECC title

Fitch's Michaela Ellis, left, and Stonington's Anne Drago fight for possession during the Bears' 2-1 victory over the Falcons in an ECC game on Tuesday at Fitch. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Stonington gets the best of Fitch, 2-1, in an Eastern Connecticut Conference field hockey game on Tuesday in Groton.

H.S. roundup: Ledyard boys rally for 3-1 soccer win over Woodstock

Ledyard erupted for three goals in the final 19 minutes to rally past Woodstock Academy 3-1 in a boys' soccer match on Tuesday.

H.S. XC roundup: Pepin leads Waterford past Stonington

Waterford used its depth to beat Stonington 23-38 in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division II boys' cross country meet on Tuesday.

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COLUMNS

Buscetto, the ECC and Safe Futures show the power of together

This is a wonderful example of how “different” can still produce the concept of...

The Lonesome Polecat: Ansonia gonna' Ansonia, NFA's receivers, Week 1 review, Top 10 polls, etc.

This is my last chance/I will leave my/Thought that you'd never ask/I will leave my head.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

4:25 a.m. (Friday), ESPN2 — Formula One Singapore Grand Prix practice. 

Baseball

Noon, MLB Network — MLB Network — MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves.

1 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: San Francisco Giants at Boston Red Sox.

4 p.m., MLB Network — MLB Network — MLB: San Diego Padres at Milwaukee Brewers.

6:30 p.m., WCCT, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: Los Angeles Angels at New York Yankees.

7 p.m., Ch. 61 — MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs.

Basketball

6:30 p.m., ESPN2 — WNBA playoffs: Los Angeles Sparks at Connecticut Sun.

8:30 p.m., ESPN2 — WNBA playoffs: Las Vegas Aces at Washington Mystics.

Cycling

2 a.m. (Friday), NBCSN — Spanish Vuelta from Spain. (taped today)

Football

8 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Houston at Tulane.

8:20 p.m., NFL Network, WCBS (880-AM) — NFL: Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars. 

Golf

5 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: BMW Championship from Surrey, England.

2 p.m., Golf Channel – PGA: Sanderson Farms Championship from Jackson, Miss.

10 p.m., Golf Channel — Asian Tour: Dongae Open from Incheon, South Korea.

5 a.m. (Friday), Golf Channel — European PGA: BMW Championship from Surrey, England.

Surfing

7 p.m., FS1 — World Surf League from Lemoore, Calif.

Tennis

6 a.m., Tennis Channel — WTA Guangzhou Open from China; WTA Pan Pacific Open from Osaka, Japan; ATP Moselle Open from Metz, France.

11 p.m., Tennis Channel — WTA: Guangzhou Open from China; Korea Open from Seoul; Pan Pacific Open from Osaka, Japan.

Volleyball

9 p.m., FS1 — NCAA women: Washington at Wisconsin.

Wrestling

Midnight, NBCSN — World Championship from Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. (taped today)

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Black Wolves choose Kew, Goodrich with first two picks of NLL Draft

The New England Black Wolves dipped into the college ranks with their first two picks of the National Lacrosse League Draft on Tuesday night.

Local colleges: No. 15 Conn men rout Trinity in NESCAC

Steve Yeonas had three goals and two assists as No. 15 Connecticut College remained unbeaten with an 8-2 victory over Trinity College in a New England Small College Athletic Conference men's soccer game on Tuesday.

Angeli delivers game-winner for Conn College in Whale Cup double OT thriller

Senor Emily Angeli scored her first career goal on a penalty kick in overtime to lift Connecticut College to a 4-3 women's soccer victory over rival Coast Guard Academy on Tuesday afternoon.

PROFESSIONAL

Manning knew he might lose Giants job

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning speaks to the media on Wednesday at East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Tom Canavan)

Eli Manning said Wednesday he has accepted his new role as the backup quarterback and he intends to support Jones and do everything he can to help the Giants (0-2) start winning games.

Pats defense has been cohesive, dominant through two games

New England linebackers Jamie Collins, left, and Dont'a Hightower, right, speak during Wednesday's practice in Foxborough, Mass. As dominant as the Patriots' offense has been through two games, their defense has been just as impressive. (Steven Senne/AP Photo)

Solid play at linebacker, stout secondary leading Patriots defense.

Darnold working way back to health as Jets prepare for Pats

Jets quarterback Sam Darnold throws a pass during the first half of a Sept. 8 game against Buffalo at MetLife Stadium. Buffalo won, 17-16. (Bill Kostroun/AP Photo)

Sam Darnold is back at the New York Jets facility, feeling healthier by the day. Patience and caution are the two key plays in his game plan right now, but the second-year quarterback is looking forward to when he can get back under center.

Giants rout Red Sox 11-3

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy tips his cap after the Giants defeated the Boston Red Sox 11-3 in Wednesday's game at Boston for his 2,000th career win. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Stephen Vogt hit a two-run homer and the Giants beat the Red Sox 11-3 on Wednesday night, giving Bruce Bochy his 2,000th career victory as a manager in the majors.

Mets rally to beat Rockies

New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso follows the flight of his solo home run off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jeff Hoffman in the sixth inning of Wednesday's game at Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

The Mets began the day tied with Philadelphia, four games behind the Cubs and Milwaukee for the second NL wild-card spot.

Major League Baseball roundup

Tampa Bay's Austin Meadows hits a solo home run off Dodgers relief pitcher Josh Sborz to lead off the 11th inning of Wednesday's game in Los Angeles. Tampa Bay won 8-7. (Mark J. Terrill/AP Photo)

Austin Meadows homered leading off the 11th inning, sending Tampa Bay to an 8-7 victory over the Dodgers that helped the Rays keep pace in the AL wild-card race and prevented the New York Yankees from clinching the AL East title.

Police: Pirates' Vázquez attempted to have sex with minor

Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez takes a break during a Feb. 20 spring baseball workout at Pirate City in Bradenton, Fla. Vázquez was arrested Tuesday on multiple felony charges, including soliciting a child, statutory sexual assault and pornography and was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball. (Matt Freed/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/AP Photo)

Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Vázquez is being held in a Pennsylvania jail on multiple felony charges after allegedly telling investigators he attempted to have sex with an underage girl during a meeting at her house in 2017.

UCONN

Southington's Rose blossoming into a productive tight end at UConn

During his Southington High School glory days, Jay Rose looked and played the part of star quarterback.

UConn's Nelson-Ododa, Williams invited to USA training camp

UConn women’s basketball sophomores Olivia Nelson-Ododa and Christyn Williams are two of six collegiate players invited to participate in the USA Basketball Women’s National Team training camp.

COLLEGES

SEC building some of the top defenses in college football

Kentucky running back Asim Rose, front right, is hit by Florida linebacker David Reese II during the second half of a Sept. 14 game in Lexington, Ky. Florida won, 29-21. (Timothy D. Easley/AP Photo)

Georgia, LSU, Florida and Alabama have familiar places among the nation's top 40 defenses. But the Crimson Tide are 40th — for now — in a group of eight led by surprising Missouri at No. 4.

Penalty trouble puts FSU, Miami, Syracuse in early ACC hole

Florida State coach Willie Taggart reacts to a call during the second half of a Sept. 14 game against Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. Virginia won, 31-24. (Andrew Shurtleff/AP Photo)

The penalties have piled up for Florida State, Miami and Syracuse to put the three Atlantic Coast Conference teams in an early hole. All three rank among the worst teams in the Bowl Subdivision ranks when it comes to avoiding penalties.

Pitino settles with Louisville, ready for 'new chapter'

Former Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino talks to reporters during a Feb. 21, 2018 news conference in New York. The University of Louisville Athletic Association and Pitino have agreed to settle a federal lawsuit, with the former Cardinals men's basketball coach's changing his termination to a resignation. The settlement unanimously approved Wednesday by the ULAA states that Pitino has received compensation and the school agrees not to pursue further legal action. (Seth Wenig/AP Photo)

The University of Louisville Athletic Association and Rick Pitino have settled lawsuits stemming from his departure from the school. The former men's basketball coach's personnel file has changed his termination to a resignation.