UCONN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

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.

UCONN MEN'S BASKETBALL

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.

UConn basketball coach Dan Hurley recovering from surgical procedure

UConn basketball coach Dan Hurley is in the hospital recovering from a successful surgical procedure to relieve persistent neck and upper back discomfort.

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.

UCONN FOOTBALL

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 football fights to the finish in close loss to Illinois

UConn quarterback Jack Zergiotis (11) and running back Kevin Mensah (34) look for direction from the coaching staff between plays during the first half of Saturday's game against Illinois at East Hartford. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Pushing a Big Ten football team right to the final minutes is evidence that they are indeed better and more equipped to compete against Football Bowl Subdivision programs.

UConn football faces stiff challenge in Illinois

Kevin Mensah rushed for 144 yards and a touchdown in UConn's 24-21 win over Wagner in last week's season opener. The Huskies host Illinois on Saturday at Rentschler Field in East Hartford at 3:30 p.m. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

UConn will be heavy underdogs on Saturday when hosting Big Ten foe Illinois in a non-conference game at Rentschler Field in East Hartford (3:30 p.m., CBSSN).

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.

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.

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.

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 working way back to health as Jets prepare for Patriots

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)