Cyclones top Tigers to open doubleheader

The Brooklyn Cyclones topped the Connecticut Tigers 7-1 in the first game of a New York-Penn League doubleheader at Dodd Stadium Wednesday night, as playoff hopes continued to dwindle for the Tigers (32-35).

Local roundup: Coast Guard opens volleyball season with win over Mitchell

Coast Guard Academy made a winner of Mike Bynon in his coaching debut as the Bears rolled to a 25-16, 25-10, 25-10 volleyball victory over Mitchell College on Tuesday night in the season opener for both schools.

Local roundup: Staten Island rolls past Tigers 6-2

The Staten Island Yankees continued their dominance of the Connecticut Tigers with a 6-2 victory on Monday night in a New York-Penn League game at Richmond County Bank Ballpark.

Local roundup: Staten Island routs Tigers 10-2

Shortstop Danienger Perez, making his New York-Penn League debut, went 3-for-4 with a double, triple and three RBI as the Staten Island Yankees routed the Connecticut Tigers 10-2 on Sunday afternoon at Dodd Stadium.

Tigers fall just short in the 10th

Tied 1-1, the Lowell Spinners scored three times in the top of the inning to lead 4-1. The Connecticut Tigers, however, scored two in the bottom of the 10th to pull within 4-3 before hitting into a game-ending double play.

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Local roundup: Rios honored as NECBL's top pro prospect

Mystic Schooners left-handed pitcher Willie Rios (Maryland) was honored as the New England Collegiate Baseball League's Top Pro Prospect for the 2015 season.

Local roundup: Providence's Kris Dunn named Blue Ribbon Preseason All-American

Providence College junior guard Kris Dunn of New London was named to the 2015-16 Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook Preseason All-America Team, it was announced Thursday.

Tigers win on a combined three-hitter

Three Connecticut Tigers pitchers combined on a three-hitter in a 3-1 win over Tri-City on Wednesday in a New York-Penn League game played before 4,324 at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy, N.Y.

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UConn football ready to take important first step

Thursday night's game is more important than perhaps any season opener in recent years for the UConn football program. "It's everything," coach Bob Diaco said.

UConn women's basketball team loads up nonconference schedule

UConn’s quest to become the first Division I women’s basketball team to win four straight national titles will feature some early-season traveling.

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Victory Lane: Coast Guard quarterback readying for his third season as starter

And so Coast Guard begins the season Thursday with a 7 p.m. game against Anna Maria at Cadet Memorial Field, the Bears' first night game since 1996. Derek Victory, a junior, will be the starting quarterback, the way he has been for the last 17 games.

In all seriousness, Coast Guard football is ready for opener

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Fever earn playoff bid while eliminating Sun

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Sun get back to work on Tuesday at Indiana

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Yankees hit 3 HRs in eight-run second inning, beat Red Sox 13-8

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Chewing tobacco ban at Fenway, other Boston ballparks OK'd

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Dupree, Griner help Mercury rout Mystics 73-53

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ON THE AIR

Baseball

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

8 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals.

Football

6 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: South Carolina vs. North Carolina at Charlotte, N.C.

7 p.m., NFL Network — NFL preseason: Philadelphia Eagles at New York Jets.

7 p.m., WXLM (980-AM) — NCAA: Anna Maria at Coast Guard.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Oklahoma State at Central Michigan.

7:30 p.m., MyTV9, WCCT, WFAN (660-AM), WMOS (102.3-FM) — NFL preseason: New York Giants at New England Patriots.

7:30 p.m., SNY, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA: Villanova at UConn.

7:30 p.m., NESN, YES — NCAA: Alcorn State at Georgia Tech.

8:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA: Michigan at Utah.

9 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Texas Christian at Minnesota.

10 p.m., NFL Network — NFL preseason: San Diego Chargers at San Francisco 49ers.

Golf

9 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Russian Open from Moscow.

Soccer

2:30 p.m., FS1 — European qualifier: Italy vs. Malta from Florence, Italy.

5 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA women: Rutgers at Princeton.

Tennis

1 p.m., ESPN — U.S. Open from New York.

5 p.m., ESPN2 — U.S. Open from New York.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — U.S. Open from New York.