Spieth turns in a beauty on a nasty day at British Open


The flight of Jordan Spieth's 3-wood from the light rough looked about as ugly as the weather at the British Open. The outcome was about as bright as his chances of getting his name on another major championship trophy.

Ahead of last Tour fight, Boasson Hagen's homework pays off

Edvald Boasson Hagen showed that brawn and speed don't guarantee victory at the Tour de France. Winners do their homework, too.

Sun look forward to spending time at home

The Connecticut Sun overcame youth, injuries, and more road games than anyone else in the WNBA prior to the All-Star break and are tied for third place in the league standings. They hope to benefit from playing so many games at home after the break.

Waterford's Buscetto accepts full scholarship offer to Southern New Hampshire

Mikey Buscetto, among the most accomplished basketball players in the history of Waterford High School, accepted a full scholarship offer Thursday to Division II Southern New Hampshire.

Severino, Gardner lead Yankees to 4-1 win over Mariners

Luis Severino pitched around trouble to throw seven shutout innings, Brett Gardner hit a solo home run off Felix Hernandez and the New York Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners 4-1

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Waterford advances in Legion tournament

Robert Silva pitched a four-hitter as Waterford advanced in the American Legion baseball state tournament with a 3-1 win over Tolland on Thursday night.

Local roundup: Tigers beat ValleyCats for second straight road series win

Blake Bortles had three hits, drove in a run and scored another to lead the Connecticut Tigers to a 3-1 victory over the Tri-City ValleyCats in a New York-Penn League baseball game on Wednesday.

COLUMNS

Tennis legend Ivan Lendl appreciates the game of golf and other tournament tidbits

Ran into Ivan Lendl in the Shennecossett Golf Course pro shop on Monday after the International...

Today's COTP topic: Helping football widows mount an offense

And now for another installment from Columnist of the People (COTP) a pathetic, Dear Abby knockoff...

BLOGS

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

8 p.m., FS1 — NHRA Mile-High Nationals qualifying from Denver.

9 p.m., FS1 — ARCA Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 from Brownsburg, Ind.

Baseball

2 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs.

7 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: Oakland Athletics at New York Mets.

7 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Houston Astros at Baltimore Orioles.

7 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — NYP: Brooklyn Cyclones at Connecticut Tigers.

10 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at Los Angeles Angels.

10 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Seattle Mariners.

Basketball

7 p.m., ESPN2 — Men's exhibition: The Basketball Tournament from New York.

Cycling

8 a.m., NBCSN — Tour de France.

Golf

5 a.m., Golf Channel — British Open from Southport, England.

3 p.m., FS1 — USGA U.S. Junior Amateur Championship from Andover, Kansas.

5 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Barbasol Championship from Auburn, Ala.

8 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Marathon Classic from Sylvania, Ohio. (taped today)

4:30 a.m. (Saturday), Golf Channel — British Open from Southport, England.

Soccer

7 p.m., ESPN — MLS: Atlanta United at Orlando City SC.

Tennis

5 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Swedish Open from Bastad.

1 p.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Hall of Fame Championships from Newport, R.I.

8 p.m., Tennis Channel — WTT: San Diego Aviators at Springfield Lasers.

Track & Field

2 p.m., NBCSN — IAAF Diamond League from Monaco.

PROFESSIONAL

Orlovsky Signs With Rams

Dan Orlovsky is headed to Los Angeles to tutor another young quarterback.

An All-American start to the British Open

On an All-American start to the British Open, U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth and Matt Kuchar were atop the leaderboard at Royal Birkdale at 5-under 65. Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson again have some catching up to do.

Rahm escapes a 2-shot penalty at British Open

Jon Rahm thought he was moving a loose twig, didn't realize he had violated a rule and eventually was cleared of a penalty in the opening round of the British Open.

Rosenthal late, Reyes hit in ninth lifts Mets over Cards 3-2

Cardinals pitcher Trevor Rosenthal was late covering first base on a two-out grounder by Jose Reyes that turned into a game-winning single in the ninth inning, lifting the New York Mets over St. Louis 3-2

UCONN

AAC Media Day: UConn football has nowhere to go but up

Leave it to veteran linebacker Junior Joseph to put UConn's low ranking in the American Athletic Conference preseason media poll in perspective.

Edsall happy to be back and anxious to get started

Randy Edsall has experienced an enjoyable last few days.

COLLEGES

Freeze resigns as Ole Miss football coach after five seasons

Hugh Freeze resigns as Ole Miss football coach after 5 seasons; assistant Matt Luke named interim coach

Rhule says Baylor committed to correct wrongs of the past

Matt Rhule says Baylor is committed to correcting the wrongs of the past while moving forward after a sexual assault scandal

K-State's Snyder back for another preview and 'doing fine'

Kansas State coach Bill Snyder was back for another preview at Big 12 media days, getting ready for his 26th season after offseason treatment for throat cancer

CT SUN

Sun not themselves in loss to Liberty

The Connecticut Sun were not their usual aggressive selves on Wednesday morning and lost to the New York Liberty, 96-80, at Madison Square Garden.

Sun's Miller, assistants Collen, Smith to coach East at WNBA All-Star Game

The WNBA announced Wednesday morning that Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller and assistants Nicki Collen and Steve Smith will coach the Eastern Conference at Saturday's All-Star Game.