COLUMNS

Gov. Malloy's blackmail is criminal ... how about we fight back?

There are no words. None. Zero. No words that accurately portray the latest missive from the...

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

Oakdale's LaBranche finishes third leg in Grand Slam of Ultrarunning

Steve LaBranche of Oakdale finished the Leadville Trail 100 Sunday morning, nicknamed “The Race Across The Sky,” in 28 hours, 13 minutes, 22 seconds, giving him the first three legs of the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning.

Tigers storm back from five down to win at Vermont, 8-6

Burlington, Vt. — Teddy Hoffman lined a two-out base hit to center field in the ninth inning to score the go-ahead and insurance runs as the Connecticut Tigers stunned a crowd of 3,312 at Centennial Field with an 8-6 victory over the Vermont...

PROFESSIONAL

Sabathia strong in return from DL, Yankees beat Red Sox 4-3

New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius tags out Brock Holt of the Boston Red Sox trying to steal second base during the ninth inning of the Yankees' 4-3 Saturday at Fenway Park. Holt, pinch running, was the second out of the inning. (Winslow Townson/AP Photo)

Tyler Austin hit a three-run home run, Todd Frazier added a solo shot and CC Sabathia pitched six strong innings in his return from the disabled list as the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4-3

Brady has TD in preseason debut as Pats fall to Texans 27-23

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady calls a play during the first half of Saturday's preseason game against the Houston Texans. (Eric Christian Smith/AP Photo)

Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass in his first game since winning the Super Bowl on the same field and the New England Patriots fell to the Houston Texans 27-23 in a preseason game

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

2 p.m., FS1 — NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals from Brainerd, Minn.

2:30 p.m., NBCSN — IndyCar ABC Supply 500 from Long Pond, Pa.

Baseball

10 a.m., ESPN2 — LLWS: White Rock (British Columbia) vs. Maracaibo (Venezuela) from Williamsport, Pa.

11 a.m., ESPN — LLWS: Fairfield vs. Lufkin (Texas) from Williamsport, Pa.

Noon, ESPN2 — Junior League: Kennett Square (Pa.) vs. Chinese Taipei in World Series final from Taylor, Mich.

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

1 p.m., Ch. 8 — LLWS: Tokyo (Japan) vs. Seoul (South Korea) from Williamsport, Pa.

1:30 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.

2 p.m., ESPN — LLWS: Greenville (N.C.) vs. Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) from Williamsport, Pa.

5 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — NYP: Connecticut Tigers at Vermont Lake Monsters.

7 p.m., ESPN — MLB: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates from Williamsport, Pa.

Basketball

3 p.m., CSN — WNBA: Phoenix Mercury at Connecticut Sun.

3 p.m., NBA TV — WNBA: Minnesota Lynx at New York Liberty.

5 p.m., NBA TV — WNBA: Washington Mystics at Indiana Fever.

Football

4 p.m., NFL Network — NFL preseason: Atlanta Falcons at Pittsburgh Steelers.

8 p.m., NFL Network — NFL preseason: New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Chargers.

Golf

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

10:30 a.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Solheim Cup from Des Moines, Iowa.

3 p.m., Ch. 3 — PGA: Wyndham Championship from Greensboro, N.C.

4 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — LPGA: Solheim Cup from Des Moines, Iowa.

4 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Dick's Sporting Goods Open from Endicott, N.Y.

4:30 p.m., Ch. 61 — USGA U.S. Amateur Championship final from Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Gymnastics

7 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — P&G Championships women's events from Anaheim, Calif.

Rugby

11 p.m., NBCSN — Women's World Cup: United States vs. England from Dublin. (taped today)

Soccer

8:30 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Newcastle at Huddersfield Town.

9:30 a.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Eintracht Frankfurt at Freiburg.

11 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Chelsea at Tottenham.

Noon, FS1 — Bundesliga: Koln at Borussia Monchengladbach.

6 p.m., CSN, YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLS: New England Revolution at New York City FC.

9:30 p.m., FS1 — MLS: Minnesota United at Seattle Sounders.

Tennis

Noon, Tennis Channel — Western & Southern Open from Mason, Ohio.

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

Track & Field

9 p.m., NBCSN — IAAF Diamond League from Birmingham, England. (taped today)

Volleyball

2:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — AVP: Manhattan Beach (Calif.) Open.

CT SUN

Sun have a need for speed

Shekinna Stricklen of the Connecticut Sun, left, leads a breakaway past Monique Currie of the Phoenix Sun during a game Aug. 4 at Mohegan Sun Arena. Entering Saturday's WNBA schedule, the Sun lead the league with an average of 86.9 points per game. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Tempo is a big part of Curt Miller's offensive system and a perfect fit for the Connecticut Sun. They've become one of the WNBA's most exciting teams and lead the league in scoring.

Liberty snuff out the Sun, end six-game winning streak

Jonquel Jones of the Connecticut Sun shoots in front of Tina Charles of the New York Liberty during Friday's WNBA game at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Liberty won 82-70. (John Shishmanian/The Norwich Bulletin via AP)

Tina Charles had 24 points and seven rebounds as the New York Liberty downed the Connecticut Sun on Friday night 82-70, snapping the Sun's six-game winning streak.