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...

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

Matt Luke tries to pull together shattered Ole Miss program

Luke tries pulling together shattered Ole Miss program

Freeze's fall at Ole Miss partially traced to Nutt's suit

Hugh Freeze replaced Houston Nutt as Mississippi's football coach when he took the job, and now Nutt is at least partially responsible for Freeze's stunning downfall

HIGH SCHOOL

Ledyard's tradition-rich wrestling program celebrates 50 years of excellence

Two wrestlers getting ready to have their photos taken Saturday were from the Class of 1970, Bob Catlow and Pete Wagner, who became Ledyard High School's first two individual wrestling champions on the same day. The other two were Mike Sullivan and...

The Day's All-Area Baseball Player of the Year: Waterford's Mike Burrows

Dominant would be one way to describe his season. Really dominant would be another. And that’s why Waterford High School pitcher Mike Burrows has been named The Day’s 2017 All-Area Baseball Player of the Year.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Mitchell's Griffin growing his game with the Schooners

Garet Griffin embraces any challenge that comes his way.

Local roundup: Waterford advances to LL baseball Section 3 title game

Waterford advanced to the Little League baseball (ages 11-12) state Section 3 title game with a 19-12 win over Cromwell on Friday night.

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.

PROFESSIONAL

Conforto hits two HRs, Blevins helps Mets hold off A's 7-5

Michael Conforto hit a pair of two-run homers and Jerry Blevins rescued the Mets' bullpen with a five-out save as New York held off the Oakland Athletics 7-5 for its third straight victory

Vets of the West vs. youth of the East in WNBA All-Star Game

The WNBA has brought its All-Star Game to Seattle for the first time and it's probably appropriate the event is taking place out West where most of the league's big-name stars play

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

9 a.m., CNBC — NASCAR Monster Cup Brickyard 400 practice from Indianapolis.

11 a.m., CNBC — NASCAR Monster Cup Brickyard 400 final practice from Indianapolis.

12:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity Lilly Diabetes 250 qualifying from Indianapolis.

3:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity Lilly Diabetes 250 from Indianapolis.

6 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Monster Cup Brickyard 400 qualifying from Indianapolis.

12:30 a.m. (Sunday), FS1 — NHRA Mile-High Nationals qualifying from Denver. (taped today)

Baseball

4 p.m., FS1 — MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs.

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

7 p.m., FS1 — MLB: Texas Rangers at Tampa Bay Rays.

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

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

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

Basketball

Noon, ESPN — Men's exhibition: The Basketball Tournament from New York.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — WNBA All-Star Game from Seattle.

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

Cycling

8 a.m., NBCSN — Tour de France.

Football

7 p.m., CBSSN — Arena: Cleveland Gladiators at Tampa Bay Storm.

Golf

7 a.m., Chs. 10, 30 — British Open from Southport, England.

2 p.m., FS1 — USGA U.S. Junior Amateur Championship championship match from Andover, Kansas.

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

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

4 a.m. (Sunday), Golf Channel — British Open from Southport, England.

Mixed Martial Arts

6 p.m., Ch. 61 — UFC Fight Night preliminaries from New York. 

8 p.m., Ch. 61 — UFC Fight Night: Chris Weidman vs. Kelvin Gastelum from New York.

Motorcycle Racing

11 p.m., NBCSN — AMA Spring Creek National from Millville, Minn. (taped today)

Soccer

2 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLS: Chicago Fire at New York City FC.

3:30 p.m., Lifetime — NWSL: Orlando Pride at Chicago Red Stars.

4 p.m., ESPN — MLS: New York Red Bulls at Minnesota United.

6 p.m., ESPN — International Champions Cup: Juventus vs. FC Barcelona from East Rutherford, N.J.

8 p.m., ESPN2 — International Champions Cup: Paris Saint-Germain vs. Tottenham Hotspur from Orlando, Fla.

10 p.m., FS1 — Gold Cup: United States vs. Costa Rica in semifinal from Arlington, Texas.

Tennis

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

12:30 p.m., Tennis Channel — Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony from Newport, R.I.

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