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.

COLUMNS

This was a win UConn desperately needed ... and deserved

You want art? Go to the Louvre. This is football. This was a victory.

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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.

UCONN

UConn comes alive in second half to beat Villanova 20-15

Granted, it's a small sample size. Still, there were signs of progress in UConn's season-opening 20-15 victory over Villanova Thursday night before 26,113 fans at Rentschler Field.

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.

COLLEGES

Coast Guard routs Anna Maria 34-6 in opener

Mike Clancy, in his first game as Coast Guard's starting running back, carried the ball 14 times for 106 yards and two touchdowns — 96 yards in the second half — as the Bears topped Anna Maria 34-6 Thursday on opening night.

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.

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CT SUN

Sun visit San Antonio tonight

Two of the four teams vying for the No. 1 pick in the 2016s WNBA Draft play each other on Friday when the Connecticut Sun visit the San Antonio Stars (8 p.m., no TV).

Fever earn playoff bid while eliminating Sun

Fever beat Sun 81-51, reach playoffs for WNBA-record 11th straight year

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Brady sits out after court victory, Giants top Patriots 12-9

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ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

8 a.m., NBCSN — Formula One Italian Grand Prix practice from Monza, Italy.

11 a.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Sprint Cup Bojangles Southern 500 practice from Darlington, S.C.

1 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 practice from Darlington, S.C.

4:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Sprint Cup Bojangles Southern 500 practice from Darlington, S.C.

Baseball

2 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Chicago Cubs.

7 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Boston Red Sox.

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

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

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

8 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals.

Basketball

8 p.m., wnba.com/sun — WNBA: Connecticut Sun at San Antonio Stars.

Football

3:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Charlotte at Georgia State.

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Baylor at Southern Methodist.

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

10:15 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Washington at Boise State.

Golf

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

2:30 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Deutsche Bank Championship from Norton, Mass.

Soccer

2:30 p.m., FS1 — European qualifier: Germany vs. Poland from Frankfurt, Germany.

7:30 p.m., FS1 — Men's exhibition: United States vs. Peru from Washington, D.C.

Talk Show

6:05 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — Sports Talk with Bill Donovan.

Tennis

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

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