Sabathia strong in return from DL, Yankees beat Red Sox 4-3

New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius tags out Brock Holt of the Boston Red Sox trying to steal second base during the ninth inning of the Yankees' 4-3 Saturday at Fenway Park. Holt, pinch running, was the second out of the inning. (Winslow Townson/AP Photo)

Tyler Austin hit a three-run home run, Todd Frazier added a solo shot and CC Sabathia pitched six strong innings in his return from the disabled list as the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4-3

Sun have a need for speed

Shekinna Stricklen of the Connecticut Sun, left, leads a breakaway past Monique Currie of the Phoenix Sun during a game Aug. 4 at Mohegan Sun Arena. Entering Saturday's WNBA schedule, the Sun lead the league with an average of 86.9 points per game. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Tempo is a big part of Curt Miller's offensive system and a perfect fit for the Connecticut Sun. They've become one of the WNBA's most exciting teams and lead the league in scoring.

Brady has TD in preseason debut as Pats fall to Texans 27-23

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady calls a play during the first half of Saturday's preseason game against the Houston Texans. (Eric Christian Smith/AP Photo)

Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass in his first game since winning the Super Bowl on the same field and the New England Patriots fell to the Houston Texans 27-23 in a preseason game

Montero shuts down Marlins in Mets' 8-1 win

Rafael Montero of the Mets delivers a pitch during the first inning of Saturday's game against the Marlins at New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Rafael Montero pitched six strong innings in his best effort of the season, Wilmer Flores and Kevin Plawecki each hit long two-run homers to help the New York Mets snap a five-game losing streak with an 8-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Saturday...

Girardi: For now, Aroldis Chapman out as Yankees closer

Aroldis Chapman is out as the New York Yankees closer.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Tigers storm back from five down to win at Vermont, 8-6

Burlington, Vt. — Teddy Hoffman lined a two-out base hit to center field in the ninth inning to score the go-ahead and insurance runs as the Connecticut Tigers stunned a crowd of 3,312 at Centennial Field with an 8-6 victory over the Vermont...

COLUMNS

Gov. Malloy's blackmail is criminal ... how about we fight back?

There are no words. None. Zero. No words that accurately portray the latest missive from the...

Sisk joins her mother on the list of Shennecossett club championship winners

A wave of emotion hit Dawn Sisk when she spotted her parents near the end of the Shennecossett Golf...

BLOGS

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

2 p.m., FS1 — NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals from Brainerd, Minn.

2:30 p.m., NBCSN — IndyCar ABC Supply 500 from Long Pond, Pa.

Baseball

10 a.m., ESPN2 — LLWS: White Rock (British Columbia) vs. Maracaibo (Venezuela) from Williamsport, Pa.

11 a.m., ESPN — LLWS: Fairfield vs. Lufkin (Texas) from Williamsport, Pa.

Noon, ESPN2 — Junior League: Kennett Square (Pa.) vs. Chinese Taipei in World Series final from Taylor, Mich.

1 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: Miami Marlins at New York Mets.

1 p.m., Ch. 8 — LLWS: Tokyo (Japan) vs. Seoul (South Korea) from Williamsport, Pa.

1:30 p.m., NESN, YES, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM), WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox.

2 p.m., ESPN — LLWS: Greenville (N.C.) vs. Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) from Williamsport, Pa.

5 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — NYP: Connecticut Tigers at Vermont Lake Monsters.

7 p.m., ESPN — MLB: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates from Williamsport, Pa.

Basketball

3 p.m., CSN — WNBA: Phoenix Mercury at Connecticut Sun.

3 p.m., NBA TV — WNBA: Minnesota Lynx at New York Liberty.

5 p.m., NBA TV — WNBA: Washington Mystics at Indiana Fever.

Football

4 p.m., NFL Network — NFL preseason: Atlanta Falcons at Pittsburgh Steelers.

8 p.m., NFL Network — NFL preseason: New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Chargers.

Golf

7 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Paul Lawrie Match Play from Bad Griesbach, Germany.

10:30 a.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Solheim Cup from Des Moines, Iowa.

3 p.m., Ch. 3 — PGA: Wyndham Championship from Greensboro, N.C.

4 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — LPGA: Solheim Cup from Des Moines, Iowa.

4 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Dick's Sporting Goods Open from Endicott, N.Y.

4:30 p.m., Ch. 61 — USGA U.S. Amateur Championship final from Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Gymnastics

7 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — P&G Championships women's events from Anaheim, Calif.

Rugby

11 p.m., NBCSN — Women's World Cup: United States vs. England from Dublin. (taped today)

Soccer

8:30 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Newcastle at Huddersfield Town.

9:30 a.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Eintracht Frankfurt at Freiburg.

11 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Chelsea at Tottenham.

Noon, FS1 — Bundesliga: Koln at Borussia Monchengladbach.

6 p.m., CSN, YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLS: New England Revolution at New York City FC.

9:30 p.m., FS1 — MLS: Minnesota United at Seattle Sounders.

Tennis

Noon, Tennis Channel — Western & Southern Open from Mason, Ohio.

2 p.m., ESPN2 — Western & Southern Open from Mason, Ohio.

Track & Field

9 p.m., NBCSN — IAAF Diamond League from Birmingham, England. (taped today)

Volleyball

2:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — AVP: Manhattan Beach (Calif.) Open.

PROFESSIONAL

NFL notes

Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg throws a pass in the first half of Saturday night's NFL preseason game against the Lions at Detroit. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)

Seahawks left tackle George Fant suffered a torn ACL in his right knee in Friday night's preseason game against Minnesota and is likely done for the season.

Halep in line for No. 1 after Cincinnati semifinal win

The second-ranked Simona Halep needed just 54 minutes to cruise past Sloane Stephens 6-2, 6-1 on Saturday in the Western & Southern Open semifinals, and can displace Karolina Pliskova as the top of the ranking with a victory over Garbine...

Column: We need Kaepernick more than ever in troubled times

Maybe if we had just followed the lead of Colin Kaepernick, who had hoped the simple, non-violent act of taking a knee during the national anthem would move us to talk more about some of the serious problems plaguing this country.

Stenson takes one-stroke lead after third round at Wyndham

Ollie Schniederjans checks out his second shot on the 15th hole during the third round of the Wyndham Championship on Saturday in Greensboro, N.C. (Chuck Burton/AP Photo)

Henrik Stenson kept his cool when some birdie chances turned into pars. That patience paid off late in his round.

UCONN

UConn's punter, Magliozzi is a 23-year-old former plumber from Australia

Not every day your punter is a 23-year-old former plumber from Australia. Meet Luke Magliozzi, the newest addition to the UConn football roster.

COLLEGES

Goldcamp ready as the heir to Coast Guard's quarterback position

Coast Guard quarterback Ethan Goldcamp takes a snap from center during a drill at practice in New London on Aug. 7.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Coast Guard Academy junior Ethan Goldcamp has learned a lot in his backup role under former record-setting quarterback Derek Victory. Goldcamp has now inherited the position and will be Coast Guard's starter on Aug. 31 when it opens the season...

Clemson title game hero Hunter Renfrow seeking bigger role

Clemson wide receiver Hunter Renfrow runs with the ball during the Fiesta Bowl against Ohio State on Dec. 31, 2016 at Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

It seems impossible for any Clemson fan to overlook 5-foot-11 Hunter Renfrow after his game-winning catch clinched the Tigers first national title in 35 years.

CT SUN

Liberty snuff out the Sun, end six-game winning streak

Jonquel Jones of the Connecticut Sun shoots in front of Tina Charles of the New York Liberty during Friday's WNBA game at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Liberty won 82-70. (John Shishmanian/The Norwich Bulletin via AP)

Tina Charles had 24 points and seven rebounds as the New York Liberty downed the Connecticut Sun on Friday night 82-70, snapping the Sun's six-game winning streak.

Sun plan on taking a stand for unity

Connecticut Sun guard Jasmine Thomas drives the lane against the Chicago Sky last month at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Connecticut Sun plan on taking a moment to honor the victims of the Charlottesville violence and stand against bigotry and racism before Friday's game against the New York Liberty.