COLUMNS

Dr. I is ready for his tee time

Idle Thoughts, while waiting for the next episode of “Casey and the Sports Doctor,”...

Pequot celebrates 50th anniversity of Nicklaus exhibition

Fifty years ago Saturday, one of golf's greatest legends walked the same fairways as the Pequot...

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UCONN

UConn AD preparing pitch and waiting to hear from Big 12

UConn's new athletic director says he's waiting to hear from the Big 12 about its interest level in the school before reaching out for an official pitch to join the conference

UConn looks at Maui Invitational as potential springboard

Few things can make a group of college basketball coaches more giddy about the upcoming season then talking about playing in the Maui Invitational.

COLLEGES

East Carolina wants everyone to know it hopes to join Big 12

East Carolina joins other American Athletic Conference schools in expressing interest in joining the Big 12

College football abandons plan to play most of its semifinals on Dec. 31

The College Football Playoff is moving the dates of future semifinals to ensure the games will be played either on a weekend or a holiday

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Tigers snap their eight-game losing streak

The Connecticut Tigers snapped their eight-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over the Tri-City ValleyCats in a New York-Penn League baseball game on Friday night.

LOCAL CALENDAR

BASEBALL/SOFTBALLHolowaty Baseball Camp — July 31-Aug. 4, Pomfret School. Longest running camp in New England. For players ages 9-18 (overnight and day available). For more information and online registration visit...

Waterford headed to Iowa for Babe Ruth 13 World Series

Waterford is headed to the Babe Ruth 13-year-old baseball World Series again, for the second time in three years, following a 10-3 win over Keene, N.H., in Thursday’s New England championship game.

PROFESSIONAL

Kyle Busch hopes he's on track to finally win at Pocono

Kyle Busch has won at every Sprint Cup track except Charlotte Motor Speedway and Pocono Raceway. Busch has only four career top-five finishes in 23 starts at the 2 1/2-mile track.

U.S. women's basketball team overwhelms Canada 83-43

Diana Taurasi scored 14 points and Elena Delle Donne added 12 to help the U.S. women's basketball team beat Canada 83-43 on Friday night in an exhibition game

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

8 a.m., NBCSN — Formula One German Grand Prix qualifying from Hockenheim, Germany.

9 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Pocono Mountains 150 qualifying from Long Pond, Pa.

11 a.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Sprint Cup Pennsylvania 400 final practice from Long Pond.

1 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Pocono Mountains 150 from Long Pond, Pa.

2 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Global Rallycross from Washington, D.C.

2 p.m., NBCSN — IndyCar 200 at Mid-Ohio qualifying from Lexington, Ohio.

4 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity U.S. Cellular 250 qualifying from Newton, Iowa.

8 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity U.S. Cellular 250 from Newton, Iowa.

10 p.m., FS1 — NHRA Toyoya Nationals qualifying from Sonoma, Calif. (taped today)

Baseball

1 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays.

4 p.m., FS1 — MLB: Washington Nationals at San Francisco Giants.

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

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

7 p.m., FS1 — MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at Miami Marlins.

7 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — NYP: Tri-City ValleyCats at Connecticut Tigers.

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

Basketball

5 p.m., ESPN — Amateur: The Basketball Tournament semifinals from New York.

Boxing

9 p.m., Showtime — Leo Santa Cruz vs. Carl Frampton in a featherweight bout and Mikey Garcia vs. Elio Rojas in a junior welterweight bout from New York.

Golf

9 a.m., Golf Channel — Women's British Open from Milton Keynes, England.

11 a.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Women's British Open from Milton Keynes, England.

11 a.m., TNT — PGA Championship from Springfield, N.J.

1:30 p.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Kings Cup from Pattaya, Thailand. (taped today)

2 p.m., Ch. 3 — PGA Championship from Springfield, N.J.

Soccer

1 p.m., ESPN — International Champions Cup: Celtic vs. Barcelona from Dublin, Ireland. 

3 p.m., ESPN — International Champions Cup: Real Madrid vs. Chelsea from Ann Arbor, Mich.

3 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLS: Colorado Rapids at New York City FC.

5 p.m., ESPNEWS — International Champions Cup: Internazionale vs. Bayern Munich from Charlotte, N.C.

10 p.m., ESPN2 — International Champions Cup: Liverpool vs. AC Milan from Santa Clara, Calif.

Midnight, ESPN — International Champions Cup: Paris Saint Germain vs. Leicester City from Carson Calif.     

Tennis

1 p.m., ESPN2 — WTA: Rogers Cup from Montreal.

3 p.m., ESPN2 — ATP: Rogers Cup from Toronto.

6 p.m., ESPN2 — WTA: Rogers Cup from Montreal.

8 p.m., ESPN2 — ATP: Rogers Cup from Toronto.

CT SUN

Sun would like to keep their momentum following Olympic break

The Connecticut Sun are enjoying some well-deserved time off after playing their best basketball before the Olympic break.

WNBA president on rescinded fines: We needed to move forward

WNBA President Lisa Borders says she hopes that rescinding the fines the league imposed over black warmup shirts worn in solidarity for shooting victims will lead to a fresh start on social activism for the players and their union