Playoff-bound Schooners show no signs of letting up

This is the time of year when New England Collegiate Baseball League players fight fatigue and battle a growing desire to return home.

Local roundup: New London's Marceau, Niantic's Sheffield share Zone 6 MVP honors

Justin Marceau of New London and Niantic’s Hunter Sheffield were selected as the American Legion baseball Zone 6 co-Most Valuable Players.

Local roundup: Tigers snap their eight-game losing streak

The Connecticut Tigers snapped their eight-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over the Tri-City ValleyCats in a New York-Penn League baseball game on Friday night.

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BASEBALL/SOFTBALLHolowaty Baseball Camp — July 31-Aug. 4, Pomfret School. Longest running camp in New England. For players ages 9-18 (overnight and day available). For more information and online registration visit...

Waterford headed to Iowa for Babe Ruth 13 World Series

Waterford is headed to the Babe Ruth 13-year-old baseball World Series again, for the second time in three years, following a 10-3 win over Keene, N.H., in Thursday’s New England championship game.

COLUMNS

Dr. I is ready for his tee time

Idle Thoughts, while waiting for the next episode of “Casey and the Sports Doctor,”...

Pequot celebrates 50th anniversity of Nicklaus exhibition

Fifty years ago Saturday, one of golf's greatest legends walked the same fairways as the Pequot...

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Black Wolves assistant coach Kelusky on NLL Hall of Fame ballot

New England Black Wolves assistant coach Tracey Kelusky was named Thursday as one of five finalists for the National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame.

Local roundup: Ryan Ramiz leads offensive explosion for Schooners

Ryan Ramiz (Seton Hall) had three of Mystic's 14 hits as the Schooners defeated the Keene Swamp Bats, 8-1, on Thursday in a New England Collegiate Baseball League game.

Waterford 13s come within a game of the World Series

Relief pitcher Connor Podeszwa escaped a bases-loaded jam in the fifth inning with the score tied and struck out the game’s last batter with the tying run at third base, giving Waterford a 7-6 win over Taunton, Mass. and a berth in...

UCONN

UConn looks at Maui Invitational as potential springboard

Few things can make a group of college basketball coaches more giddy about the upcoming season then talking about playing in the Maui Invitational.

Highly-motivated Durham on the comeback trail for UConn

Whenever Juwan Durham feels in a funk during his long recovery from his second knee injury, he looks up motivational videos.

COLLEGES

College football abandons plan to play most of its semifinals on Dec. 31

The College Football Playoff is moving the dates of future semifinals to ensure the games will be played either on a weekend or a holiday

Delany does not see Rose Bowl move to accommodate playoffs

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany does not envision the Rose Bowl moving from its New Year's Day spot in order to accommodate the College Football Playoff semifinals.

CT SUN

Sun would like to keep their momentum following Olympic break

The Connecticut Sun are enjoying some well-deserved time off after playing their best basketball before the Olympic break.

WNBA president on rescinded fines: We needed to move forward

WNBA President Lisa Borders says she hopes that rescinding the fines the league imposed over black warmup shirts worn in solidarity for shooting victims will lead to a fresh start on social activism for the players and their union

PROFESSIONAL

Storms interrupt PGA Championship at Baltusrol

Thunderstorms shut down the PGA Championship on Saturday before 10 players could even hit a shot, setting up what could be a long, wet and wild conclusion to the final major of the year — whenever it ends.

Hall of Famer Mike Piazza has his No. 31 retired by Mets

Hall of Fame catcher Mike Piazza has gotten his No. 31 retired by the New York Mets in a pregame ceremony at Citi Field.

Major League Baseball roundup

J.A. Happ won his eighth straight decision, Devon Travis homered and the Toronto Blue Jays used a seven-run fifth inning to beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-1 Saturday and take sole possession of the AL East lead for the first time since early April

Yankees fall to the Rays, 6-3

Drew Smyly struck out Alex Rodriguez three times en route to stopping an 11-start winless streak, and the Tampa Bay Rays sent the New York Yankees to their third straight loss, 6-3 Saturday night. New York had won eight of 10 before the skid.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

7:30 a.m., NBCSN — Formula One German Grand Prix from Hockenheim, Germany.

1:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Sprint Cup Pennsylvania 400 from Long Pond.

2 p.m., CNBC — IndyCar 200 at Mid-Ohio from Lexington, Ohio.

4 p.m., Ch. 61 — NHRA Toyoya Nationals from Sonoma, Calif.

Baseball

1 p.m., MyTV9, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays.

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

1 p.m., TBS — MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at Miami Marlins.

3:30 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at Los Angeles Angels.

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

8 p.m., ESPN — MLB: Seattle Mariners at Chicago Cubs.

Basketball

4 p.m., NBA TV — Women's exhibition: United States vs. Australia from New York.

Football

7:30 p.m., ESPN2 — CFL: Toronto Argonauts at Ottawa Redblacks.

Golf

9 a.m., Golf Channel — Women's British Open from Milton Keynes, England.

11 a.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Women's British Open from Milton Keynes, England.

11 a.m., TNT — PGA Championship from Springfield, N.J.

1:30 p.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Kings Cup from Pattaya, Thailand. (taped today)

2 p.m., Ch. 3 — PGA Championship from Springfield, N.J.

Horse Racing

5 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Haskell Invitational from Oceanport, N.J.

Soccer

2 p.m., Ch. 61 — MLS: Portland Timbers at Sporting Kansas City.

4 p.m., ESPN — MLS: Los Angeles Galaxy at Seattle Sounders.

7:30 p.m., CSN — MLS: New England Revolution at Orlando City.

8:55 p.m., FS1 — Men's exhibition: Arsenal vs. Chivas de Guadalajara from Carson, Calif.

Tennis

1 p.m., ESPN2 — WTA: Rogers Cup from Montreal.

4 p.m., ESPN2 — ATP: Rogers Cup from Toronto.