COLUMNS

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...

Strong fields expected for two local marquee golf tournaments

Two of the area's marquee events, the 91st Norwich Invitational and the 35th Connecticut Senior...

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

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

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

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.

Waterford rallies to win Connecticut Little League softball title

Milena Walker hit a go-ahead two-run home run as Waterford scored six times with two outs in the fifth inning to rally and beat Westport, 10-3, to win the Connecticut Little League (11-12) softball tournament title at Elm Ridge Park.

John Elliott wins first Connecticut Senior Open title in a playoff

Ex-NFA great John Elliott wins his first Connecticut Senior Open golf championship by defeating good friend Billy Downes on the first hole of a sudden death playoff.

PROFESSIONAL

Reports: Pablo Sandoval in agreement to re-sign with Giants

The prodigal Panda is reportedly coming back to the Giants.

DeGrom wins seventh straight start, Mets top Cardinals 7-3

Staked to an early lead, Jacob deGrom pitched into the seventh inning and won his career-best seventh straight start as the Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-3 on Wednesday.

ON THE AIR

Baseball

Noon, SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets.

1:30 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox.

7 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Texas Rangers at Baltimore Orioles.

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

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

Basketball

3:30 p.m., NBA TV — WNBA: Chicago Sky at Los Angeles Sparks.

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

Cycling

7:30 a.m., NBCSN — Tour de France.

Golf

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

3:30 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)

1:30 a.m. (Friday), Golf Channel — British Open from Southport, England.

Soccer

7:30 p.m., FS1 — Gold Cup: Jamaica vs. Canada in quarterfinal from Glendale, Ariz.

9:30 p.m., ESPN — International Champions Cup: Manchester United vs. Manchester City from Houston.

10:30 p.m., FS1 — Gold Cup: Mexico vs. Honduras in quarterfinal from Glendale, Ariz.

Talk Show

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

Tennis

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