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Rivals Coast Guard, Merchant Marine to face off in three sports this fall, including football

Coast Guard Academy senior quarterback John Barbera (11) warms up during the Bears' first practice of the year on Aug. 31. On Monday, Coast Guard was set to announce that what was originally thought to be a lost season due to COVID-19, would be a one-game season, with Coast Guard set to take on rival Merchant Marine on Nov. 14. Games between the two schools will also be contested this fall in volleyball (Oct. 24) and men's soccer (Oct. 31) (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

On Monday, Coast Guard athletic director Dan Rose will announce that the football, men's soccer and volleyball teams will play one-game seasons this fall against their biggest rival, the Merchant Marine Academy, The Day has learned.

Sun know Aces are looking for payback

Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas, center, goes up to shoot between Las Vegas Aces forward Dearica Hamby, left, and guard Sugar Rodgers, right, during the second half of Game 1 of a WNBA semifinal-round playoff game Sunday in Bradenton, Fla. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP Photo)

The Connecticut Sun are fully aware that the Las Vegas Aces will be spitting hellfire from the jump in Game 2 of their WNBA semifinal playoff series on Tuesday. The Sun won Game 1, 87-62.

ECC to begin 'alternative football activities' Friday

The Eastern Connecticut Conference announced Monday that "alternative football activities" will begin later this week, in lieu of the canceled fall season because of COVID-19.

Giants' Barkley has ACL injury to right knee

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) is brought down by Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller (23) during the first half of an NFL game Sunday in Chicago. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP Photo)

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley will miss the rest of the season after tearing his ACL during Sunday's 17-13 loss to the Chicago Bears.

Rookie Kirk has HR, four hits, Jays beat Yankees 11-5

Toronto's Alejandro Kirk (85) is mobbed by teammates Vladimir Guerrero Jr., left, Teoscar Hernández and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. after hitting a solo home run against the Yankees during the seventh inning of Monday's game in Buffalo, N.Y. Toronto won, 11-5. (Adrian Kraus/AP Photo)

Rookie Alejandro Kirk became the first catcher 21 or younger since Johnny Bench with at least four hits and Toronto beat the Yankees 11-5 on Monday night.

Despite close loss, Patriots' Newton sees offensive progress

New England quarterback Cam Newton passes as Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin closes in during the first half of Sunday's game in Seattle. The Seahawks won, 35-30. (Elaine Thompson/AP Photo)

The Patriots left Sunday’s 35-30 loss at Seattle lamenting the yard they didn’t get. But they exited with increased confidence in both the progress they’re making on offense and the versatility of Cam Newton leading it.

Djokovic wins Rome title: 'I moved on' after U.S. Open default

Serbia's Novak Đjoković kisses his trophy after topping Argentina's Diego Sebastián Schwartzman during their final match at the Italian Open tennis tournament Monday in Rome. (Alfredo Falcone/LaPresse via AP)

For four or five days after being defaulted from the U.S. Open, Novak Djokovic did some serious soul searching.

Sun thrash Aces, 87-62

Connecticut forward DeWanna Bonner, above, guard Natisha Hiedeman, center, and forward Theresa Plaisance celebrate after a 3-pointer by guard Jasmine Thomas late in the first half of Game 1 of a WNBA semifinal round playoff game against Las Vegas on Sunday in Bradenton, Fla. Connecticut won, 87-62. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP Photo)

Jasmine Thomas scored a franchise record 22 of her 31 points in the first half as the seventh-seeded Connecticut crushed top-seeded Las Vegas, 87-62, in Game 1 of a WNBA semifinal on Sunday.

Patriots fall short against Seahawks

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton dives with the ball but is stopped near the goal line as the clock expires in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 35-30. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Cam Newton was stopped at the 1-yard line on the final play and the Seattle Seahawks held off the New England Patriots 35-30 on Sunday night.

DeChambeau blasts way to U.S. Open title

Bryson DeChambeau holds up the winner's trophy after winning the U.S. Open on Sunday in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (John Minchillo/AP Photo)

In a breathtaking performance Sunday at Winged Foot, on a course so demanding no one else broke par, Bryson DeChambeau blasted away with his driver and had short irons from the ankle-deep rough on his way to a 3-under 67.


Millsaps settling in as New London girls' basketball coach, conducts Toby May clinic

Coach Tammy Millsaps shows how to pivot while working on footwork with players during the New London Basketball Skillz Clinic at Toby May Park Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in New London.  Millsaps is the new girls´ basketball coach at New London High School. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

It was the coaching debut for Tammy Millsaps in the City of New London and it came Thursday night on the courts at Toby May Park as Millsaps helped conduct a basketball clinic in conjunction with the Kareem Brown Skills Academy.

Camaraderie gives state champion Stonington boys' soccer team an extra level of depth

Stonington High School's Billy deCastro jumps over a teammate in a drill during soccer practice on Tuesday in Stonington. (Sarah Gordon / The Day)

Stonington High School's boys' soccer team has the camaraderie to go with its talent, with the combination making the defending Class M champ tough to beat.


Is there still room on the Sun bandwagon?

The Connecticut Sun are two wins away from a repeat trip to the finals.

Waterford's Petchark uses college experience to enjoy strong summer

With her junior golf days behind her, Caroline Petchark embraced the challenge of playing stiffer...


Australian Rules Football

5 a.m., FS2 — AFL: Port Adelaide Power at Collingwood Magpies.


6:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays.

7 p.m., SNY, WCBS (880-AM) — MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at New York Mets.

9:30 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants.

5:25 a.m. (Tuesday), ESPN2 — Korean: Samsung Lions at NC Dinos.


8:15 p.m., Ch. 8, ESPN, ESPN2 — NFL: New Orleans Saints at Las Vegas Raiders.


8 p.m., NBCSN — NHL playoffs: Dallas Stars vs. Tampa Bay Lightning in Stanley Cup Final Game 2 from Edmonton.


8 p.m., CBSSN — Athletes Unlimited from Rosemont, Ill.


4 a.m., Tennis Channel — Italian Open from Rome; ATP: European Open from Hamburg, Germany; WTA Strasbourg International from France.

4 a.m. (Tuesday), Tennis Channel — ATP: European Open from Hamburg, Germany; WTA Strasbourg International from France.



Jordan wins Potter Memorial at Speedbowl

Tim Jordan, however, was able to make the pass for the lead with less than 10 laps remaining on the way to the biggest wins of his SK Modified career.

Montville-NL advances to Section 3 LL baseball final

PJ Evans and Eddie Torres combined to drive in five runs as Montville-New London beat Guilford 6-1 in the Connecticut Section 3 Little League baseball tournament on Sunday.

Local roundup: Black Wolves finish productive NLL virtual draft

The New England Black Wolves recently completed a productive National Lacrosse League Entry draft, trading for forward Jacob Ruest while selecting five players during the first virtual draft in league history.


Lightning beat Stars 3-2 in Game 2, get even in Stanley Cup

Tampa Bay's Pat Maroon crashes into Dallas goalie Anton Khudobin during the second period of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup on Monday in Edmonton, Alberta. Tampa Bay won, 3-2, to tie the best-of-seven series. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press/AP Photo)

Nikita Kucherov had the primary assists on goals by Brayden Point and Ondrej Palat in the first period before Kevin Shattenkirk scored and the Lightning held on for a 3-2 victory over Dallas on Monday night.

Back to work: Celtics, Heat start getting ready for Game 4

Boston's Marcus Smart gestures to teammates late in the second half of Game 3 of the NBA Western Conference finals against Miami on Sept. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Boston won,  117-106, to cut its series deficit to 2-1. (Mark J. Terrill/AP Photo)

Boston has won two-thirds of the quarters in the Eastern Conference finals. Miami has won two-thirds of the games. That stat alone shows how peculiar the first three games have been. Game 4 is Wednesday.

NASCAR's dizzying silly season will change landscape

Denny Hamlin celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Daytona 500 on Feb. 21, 2016 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Hamlin is on the verge of announcing some sort of ownership group as the three-time Daytona 500 winner prepares for his future. (Chuck Burton/AP Photo)

NASCAR drivers are scrambling for seats. Bubba Wallace and Denny Hamlin appear to be working on a partnership. Hendrick Motorsports is looking to replace seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson.

On Football: Week 2 not for the weak as injuries hit NFL

San Francisco defensive end Nick Bosa is helped off the field after being injured during the first half of Sunday's game against the Jets at MetLife Stadium. Bosa, the 2019 Defensive Rookie of the Year, tore his ACL and will miss the rest of the season. (Bill Kostroun/AP Photo)

The NFL has been careful about preventing an outbreak of the coronavirus within the league. One thing it can’t control is on-field injuries. And that’s what it got Sunday.

DeChambeau charts path with new methods, hard work

Bryson DeChambeau holds up the winner's trophy after winning the U.S. Open on Sunday in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (John Minchillo/AP Photo)

Bryson DeChambeau showed there are different ways to win at golf, even a U.S. Open. But it takes a plan, a lot of belief and plenty of hard work.

Davis shows he has what it takes for biggest stage of career

The Lakers' Anthony Davis celebrates after making a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer to beat Denver, 105-103, in Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference finals on Sunday in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mark J. Terrill/AP Photo)

Anthony Davis is proving he is more than ready for his deepest postseason run. He has helped send the Lakers to two straight wins over Denver in the Western Conference final, with Game 3 Tuesday.

Gase: Struggling Jets need to go on 'hyperdrive' to improve

San Francisco running back Raheem Mostert runs for a touchdown past Jets free safety Marcus Maye during Sunday's game at MetLife Stadium. San Francisco won, 31-13. (Adam Hunger/AP Photo)

Adam Gase knows exactly where it all went wrong for the New York Jets. Offense. Defense. And special teams. “Overall, we’ve got to put everything in hyperdrive,” the coach said Monday.


UConn's Martin receives waiver from NCAA and can play this season

Transfer Tyrese Martin received a waiver from the NCAA, making him eligible to play this season for the UConn men's basketball team.


AP Top 25: No. 12 Miami rises; Marshall jumps into rankings

Marshall linebacker Brian Cavicante celebrates after a stop against Appalachian State during Saturday's game in Huntington, W.Va. Marshall won, 17-7. (Sholten Singer/The Herald-Dispatch/AP Photo)

A week before Big Ten teams become eligible for inclusion in The Associated Press college football poll, the latest Top 25 features little movement after another light schedule.

NCAA football roundup

Pittsburgh linebackers John Petrishen (0) and Phil Campbell III (24) tackle Syracuse's Nykeim Johnson (4) on a punt return during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Trevor Lawrence threw for three touchdowns in just nine passing attempts to help No. 1 Clemson beat The Citadel 49-0 on Saturday.

College football whiffs in tackling the coronavirus

Memorial Stadium's north stadium video board projects the news of the return of Big Ten football on Wednesday in Lincoln, Neb. Less than five weeks after pushing fall sports to spring in the name of player safety during the pandemic, the Big Ten conference changed course Wednesday and said it plans to open its football season the weekend of Oct. 23-24. (Francis Gardler/Lincoln Journal Star/AP Photo)

LSU coach Ed Orgeron conceded nonchalantly that most of his national championship team has contracted COVID-19. Games being cancelled all across the country as the coronavirus spreads from campus to campus. This is utter madness.