Valley/Old Lyme routs Gilbert/Northwestern, 49-14

Valley Regional/Old Lyme's Colbe Andrews, right, is tackled by Gilbert/Northwestern's Chase Sanden as he tries to turn the corner during Thursday's game at Deep River.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Colbe Andrews had two interceptoins and scored on a 90-yard kickoff return as Valley Regional/Old Lyme routed Gilbert/Northwestern Regional on Thursday night, 49-14.

Adams' 20 leads UConn over Buffalo, 79-68, at Charleston Classic

Brendan Adams had a career-high 20 points and played steadily in leading UConn to a 79-68 win over Buffalo on Thursday night at the Charleston Classic.

Conn men's soccer ready for the next challenge

Freddy Stokes of Connecticut College, left, goes after a loose ball in a game against Bates on Sept. 14 at New London. (Geoff Bolte/Clarus Studios)

They've already accomplished more than any other team in Connecticut College men's soccer program history.

Local roundup: Kane leads Coast Guard past Mitchell

Justin Kane scored 17 of his career-high 25 points in the first half as Coast Guard beat visiting Mitchell College 90-65 in a nonleague men's basketball game on Thursday night.

Garrett's suspension upheld

Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett walks off the field after he was ejected late in the fourth quarter of the Nov. 14 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

Garrett's indefinite suspension for smashing Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph over the head with a helmet was upheld Thursday by an appeals officer who decided the severe penalty on the Cleveland Browns star defensive end is fair.

Barkley wants to start having fun

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley rushes during the first half of the Nov. 10 game against the New York Jets at East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Steven Ryan)

Saquon Barkley wants to start having fun again playing for the New York Giants.

Bruins beat Sabres 3-2

Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin (26) and Boston Bruins center Sean Kuraly (52) crash along the boards during the first period of Thursday's game at Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Brad Marchand scored twice, David Pastrnak got his NHL-leading 20th goal and the Boston Bruins beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Thursday night.

HIGH SCHOOL

Old Lyme girls earn shot at fifth straight Class S soccer title

Old Lyme's Lydia Tinnerello, center, gets a hug from teammate Stephanie Mauro as Melissa Mauro (13) gets ready to join the celebration after Tinnerello scored the first of her two goals in the eighth minute to lift the Wildcats to a 2-0 win over Northwest Catholic on Wednesday night in the Class S girls' soccer tournament semifinals at Xavier High School in Middletown. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

For the fifth straight season, the Old Lyme High School girls' soccer team will end its season in the Class S state championship game Saturday after a 2-0 shutout Wednesday of No. 13 Northwest Catholic,

H.S. football / Week 11 preview capsules

A capsule look at matchups in Week 11 of the local high school football season:

Stonington boys' soccer avenges loss to Plainville to reach Class M final

Stonington's Tyler Fidrych, left, celebrates the first of his two goals with Billy deCastro (14) and Sam Montalto during the Bears' 4-0 win over defending champion Plainville in Tuesday's CIAC Class M boys' soccer tournament semifinal at West Haven's Strong Stadium. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Tyler Fidrych had two goals and an assist and Sam Montalto scored twice as Stonington thumped Plainville 4-0 in Tuesday's CIAC Class M boys' soccer semifinal,

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COLUMNS

ON THE AIR

Basketball

11:30 a.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Nicholls State vs. North Carolina A&T in Jamaica Classic from Montego Bay.

Noon, ESPN2 — NCAA men: Miami vs. Florida in Charleston (S.C.) Classic semifinal.

Noon, ESPNU — NCAA men: Middle Tennessee State vs. Tulane in Myrtle Beach Invitational from Conway, S.C.

2 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Maryland Baltimore County vs. Eastern Michigan in Jamaica Classic from Montego Bay.

2:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Villanova vs. Mississippi State in Myrtle Beach Invitational semifinal from Conway, S.C.

2:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Missouri State vs. Saint Joseph's in Charleston (S.C.) Classic.

4:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Rhode Island vs. North Texas in Jamaica Classic from Montego Bay.

5 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: California vs. Texas in Empire Classic consolation from New York.

5 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Baylor vs. Coastal Carolina in Myrtle Beach Invitational semifinal from Conway, S.C.

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Louisiana State vs. Utah State in Jamaica Classic from Montego Bay.

7 p.m., ESPNews — NCAA men: Buffalo vs. Townson in Charleston (S.C.) Classic.

7 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Morehead State at Butler.

7:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Duke vs. Georgetown in Empire Classic final from New York.

7:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Ohio vs. Utah in Myrtle Beach Invitational from Conway, S.C.

7:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — NBA: Sacramento Kings at Brooklyn Nets.

8 p.m., ESPN — NBA: San Antonio Spurs at Philadelphia 76ers.

9 p.m., NBCSB — NBA: Boston Celtics at Denver Nuggets.

9 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Cal Poly at Creighton.

9:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: UConn vs. Xavier in Charleston (S.C.) Classic semifinal.

10:30 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Clippers.

Football

6:30 p.m., theday.com — High school: New London at Killingly.

9:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Colorado State at Wyoming.

Golf

Noon, Golf Channel — PGA: RSM Classic from St. Simons, Ga.

4 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: CME Group Championship from Naples, Fla. (taped today)

2 a.m. (Saturday), Golf Channel — European PGA: DP World Tour Championship from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Hockey

7 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: Merrimack at Massachusetts.

7:30 p.m., MSG — NHL: New York Rangers at Ottawa Senators.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Sites, times finalized for CIAC soccer title games

The CIAC has released the sites and times for Saturday's state championship boys' and girls' soccer matches.

PROFESSIONAL

Hopkins has two TDs, Texans beat Colts 20-17 to top AFC South

Texans wide receiver Will Fuller pulls in a catch in front of Indianapolis cornerback Pierre Desir during the first half of Thursday's game in Houston. The Texans won, 20-17. (David J. Phillip/AP Photo)

Deshaun Watson threw two touchdown passes to DeAndre Hopkins and finished with 298 yards to help the Houston Texans beat the Indianapolis Colts 20-17 to take the AFC South lead.

Clowney trying to focus on present with Seahawks, not future

San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, left, avoids being sacked by Seattle defensive end Jadeveon Clowney during the second half of a Nov. 11 game in Santa Clara, Calif. Clowney had five quarterback hits, a sack, and scored on a 10-yard fumble return in Seattle's 27-24 overtime win. (Tony Avelar/AP Photo)

Jadeveon Clowney is making a point not to think about his future. If the defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks has more games like his last one, the price for his services after this season is only going to rise.

Islanders beat Penguins in OT

Scott Mayfield of the New York Islanders (24) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the first period of Thursday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Brock Nelson scored his second goal of the game at 4:16 of overtime, lifting the New York Islanders to a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night.

NHL roundup

Stars goaltender Ben Bishop uses his gloves to deflect a shot by Winnipeg in the second period of Thursday's game in Dallas. Bishop made 23 saves in the Stars 5-3 win. (Tony Gutierrez/AP Photo)

Jamie Benn backhanded a tiebreaking goal with 4:21 left and the rolling Dallas Stars beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-3 after blowing a three-goal lead.

NBA roundup

The Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo shoots over Portland's Carmelo Anthony during the first half of Thursday's game in Milwaukee. The Bucks won, 137-129. (Morry Gash/AP Photo)

Giannis Antetokounmpo had his second triple-double of the season and the Milwaukee Bucks beat Carmelo Anthony and the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers 137-129.

Johnson ready to end NASCAR grind and move on with life

Jimmie Johnson answers a reporter's question during his retirement announcement from NASCAR at Thursday's news conference near Charlotte, N.C. (Bob Leverone/AP Photo)

His losing streak at 95 races and spanning more than two seasons, Jimmie Johnson will make 2020 his final bid for a NASCAR-record eighth championship. He discusses his decision to retire after next season.

MLB probing Astros back to '17

Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred speaks to the media on Thursday at the owners meeting in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Major League Baseball has widened its investigation of alleged sign stealing by the Houston Astros and will probe activity by the team over the past three seasons.

UCONN

UConn men play Buffalo in opener of Charleston Classic

UConn begins its quest for an in-season tournament title by playing Buffalo on Thursday in the opening round of the Charleston Classic.

UConn women officially announce latest recruiting class

UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma officially announced the signings of five members of the Class or 2024: Paige Bueckers, Aaliyah Edwards, Piath Gabriel, Mir McLean and Nika Muhl.

No. 4 UConn routs Virginia for 96th straight home win

UConn's Megan Walker (3) shoots over Virginia's Dominique Toussaint during the No. 4 Huskies' 83-44 win over Tuesday night at the XL Center in Hartford. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Megan Walker scored 15 of her 19 points in the first half and No. 4 UConn blew out Virginia 83-44 on Tuesday night.

COLLEGES

Big 12 has chance for two more first-year coaches in bowl games

Texas Tech head coach Matt Wells speaks to his team during the third quarter of their Nov. 9 game against West Virginia in Morgantown, W.Va. Texas Tech won, 38-17. (Chris Jackson/AP Photo)

The Big 12 already has six bowl-eligible teams and could get up to nine, with Kansas State, Texas Tech and West Virginia trying to get there but with little room for error.

No. 4 Georgia continues playoff chase with another big test

Georgia defenders, including linebacker Monty Rice (32), lineman Devonte Wyatt (95), defensive back Eric Stokes (27) and linebacker Tae Crowder (30) swarm Auburn wide receiver Shedrick Jackson during a Nov. 16 game in Auburn, Ala. Fourth-ranked Georgia won, 21-14. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/AP Photo)

Fourth-ranked Georgia already has clinched a berth in the SEC championship game and is seeking to keep its playoff hopes alive. It hosts No. 24 Texas A&M on Saturday afternoon.

Top 25 men's and women's basketball roundup

Georgetown center Qudus Wahab, left, and and guard Jagan Mosely try to grab the ball from Texas forward Gerald Liddell during the second half of Thursday's first round of the 2K Empire Classic at Madison Square Garden. Georgetown upset No. 22 Texas, 82-66. (Kathy Willens/AP Photo)

Mac McClung scored 19 points to help give coach Patrick Ewing another signature moment at Madison Square Garden, leading Georgetown to an 82-66 victory over No. 22 Texas on Thursday night.