COLUMNS

Using the locker room as an example, we could all unite

Dismissive waves would come in, well, waves at adopting the following notion: That our country,...

Sisk joins her mother on the list of Shennecossett club championship winners

A wave of emotion hit Dawn Sisk when she spotted her parents near the end of the Shennecossett Golf...

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UCONN

UConn's punter, Magliozzi is a 23-year-old former plumber from Australia

Not every day your punter is a 23-year-old former plumber from Australia. Meet Luke Magliozzi, the newest addition to the UConn football roster.

Edsall names Pindell UConn's starting quarterback

UConn quarterback David Pindell (5) warms up before Sunday's open practice at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. (Gavin Keefe/The Day)

Junior college transfer David Pindell arrived at UConn as a strong contender for the starting quarterback job.

COLLEGES

Goldcamp ready as the heir to Coast Guard's quarterback position

Coast Guard quarterback Ethan Goldcamp takes a snap from center during a drill at practice in New London on Aug. 7.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Coast Guard Academy junior Ethan Goldcamp has learned a lot in his backup role under former record-setting quarterback Derek Victory. Goldcamp has now inherited the position and will be Coast Guard's starter on Aug. 31 when it opens the season...

Clemson title game hero Hunter Renfrow seeking bigger role

Clemson wide receiver Hunter Renfrow runs with the ball during the Fiesta Bowl against Ohio State on Dec. 31, 2016 at Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

It seems impossible for any Clemson fan to overlook 5-foot-11 Hunter Renfrow after his game-winning catch clinched the Tigers first national title in 35 years.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Retrospective: Living the Impossible Dream first hand as sportswriter for a day

Boston Red Sox great Carl Yastrzemski raises his arms as he is honored with teammates on the 50th anniversary of the 1967

Fifty years after the season known as the Impossible Dream, many of the more senior citizens inhabiting Red Sox Nation can recall highlights from 1967 as if they happened yesterday.

Staten Island wins 10th straight, beats Connecticut 4-0

Juan De Paula allowed just one hit over seven innings, leading the Staten Island Yankees over the Connecticut Tigers in a 4-0 win Thursday.

Ride for Rising Sun: East Lyme's Mirecki, now cancer free, giving back to camp which helped shape him

Jay Mirecki, 19, an East Lyme High graduate and rising sophomore at Tufts University, will ride 160 kilometers Sunday to give back to Camp Rising Sun in Colebrook, which he attended as a child. A cancer survivor, Mirecki built off the number 16, aiming to raise $16,000, too. As of Wednesday, Mirecki has raised $21, 584. He will begin his ride from Boats Inc., in Niantic, which sponsored his fundrasing endeavor. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Jay Mirecki, 19, an East Lyme High School graduate, was diagnosed 16 years ago with cancer. He will focus on that number Sunday as, cancer free, he rides 160 kilometers to Camp Rising Sun in Colebrook to donate $16,000 (and more) to the place that...

PROFESSIONAL

Sanchez powers Yankees past Mets 7-5 for Subway Series sweep

Luis Severino of the New York Yankees delivers a pitch during the first inning of Thursday's game against the New York Mets. (Frank Franklin II/AP Photo)

Gary Sanchez homered and matched a career high with five RBIs, Luis Severino got right back on track and the New York Yankees made it a four-game sweep in the Subway Series with a 7-5 victory over the Mets

Rested Dream forward Angel McCoughtry eyes return to hoops

Angel McCoughtry of the Atlanta Dream, sitting out this WNBA season, stands next to a photo of herself inside her recently opened ice cream shop,

Angel McCoughtry has her sights on returning to the court in Russia in the next couple of months after taking this WNBA season off

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

12:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Monster Cup NRA Night Race final practice from Bristol, Tenn.

3:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity Food City 300 qualifying from Bristol, Tenn.

5:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Monster Cup NRA Night Race qualifying from Bristol, Tenn.

7:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity Food City 300 from Bristol, Tenn.

9 p.m., FS1 — NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals qualifying from Brainerd, Minn. (taped today)

Baseball

2 p.m., ESPN — LLWS: Tokyo (Japan) vs. Sydney (Australia) from Williamsport, Pa.

2 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Chicago Cubs.

4 p.m., ESPN — LLWS: Walla Walla (Wash.) vs. Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) from Williamsport, Pa.

6 p.m., ESPN — LLWS: Santiago (Dominican Republic) vs. Seoul (South Korea) from Williamsport, Pa.

7 p.m., NESN, YES, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM), WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox.

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

7 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — NYP: Connecticut Tigers at Staten Island Yankees.

8 p.m., ESPN — LLWS: Sioux Falls (S.D.) vs. Greenville (N.C.) from Williamsport, Pa.

Basketball

7 p.m., sun.wnba — WNBA: New York Liberty at Connecticut Sun.

7 p.m., NBA TV — WNBA: Phoenix Mercury at Washington Mystics.

10 p.m., NBA TV — WNBA: San Antonio Stars at Seattle Storm.

Boxing

11 p.m., ESPN — Alberto Machado vs. Carlos Morales in a junior lightweight bout from Ponce, Puerto Rico. (taped today)

Football

10 p.m., NFL Network — NFL preseason: Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks.

Golf

6 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Paul Lawrie Match Play from Bad Griesbach, Germany.

9 a.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Solheim Cup from Des Moines, Iowa.

2 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Wyndham Championship from Greensboro, N.C.

4 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Solheim Cup from Des Moines, Iowa.

6 p.m., FS1 — USGA U.S. Amateur Championship from Pacific Palisades, Calif.

7:30 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Dick's Sporting Goods Open from Endicott, N.Y. (taped today)

3 a.m. (Saturday), Golf Channel — European PGA: Fiji International from Natadola. (taped today)

Gymnastics

11 p.m., NBCSN — Women: P&G Championships from Anaheim, Calif.

Soccer

2:30 p.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Bayer Leverkusen at Bayern Munich.

10 p.m., FS1 — MLS: New York Red Bulls at Portland Timbers.

Tennis

11 a.m., Tennis Channel — Western & Southern Open from Mason, Ohio.

1 p.m., ESPN2 — Western & Southern Open from Mason, Ohio.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — Western & Southern Open from Mason, Ohio.

CT SUN

Sun plan on taking a stand for unity

Connecticut Sun guard Jasmine Thomas drives the lane against the Chicago Sky last month at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Connecticut Sun plan on taking a moment to honor the victims of the Charlottesville violence and stand against bigotry and racism before Friday's game against the New York Liberty.

Sun, Mercury to hold food drives involving Jones, Griner

The Connecticut Sun and Phoenix Mercury are holding matching food drives featuring a dunk challenge between Connecticut’s Jonquel Jones and Brittney Griner of the Mercury.