COLUMNS

The Torre and Zimmer of Waterford, Laffey and Jones, get the kids back to the World Series

We’ve all heard them. Seen them. Youth sports horror stories. Festering rivalries.

Elliott keeps on rolling through golf's peaks and valleys

John Elliott, the former NFA star, divides time living between Westerly and Jupiter, Fla., but his...

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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

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.

Black Wolves assistant coach Kelusky on NLL Hall of Fame ballot

New England Black Wolves assistant coach Tracey Kelusky was named Thursday as one of five finalists for the National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame.

Local roundup: Ryan Ramiz leads offensive explosion for Schooners

Ryan Ramiz (Seton Hall) had three of Mystic's 14 hits as the Schooners defeated the Keene Swamp Bats, 8-1, on Thursday in a New England Collegiate Baseball League game.

PROFESSIONAL

McIlroy can't make a putt and now tries to make the cut

Two holes into the final major of the year, Rory McIlroy was starting to lose patience

Mirim Lee shoots 10-under 62 to tie Women's British Open

Mirim Lee shot a 10-under 62 on Thursday to match the Women's British Open record and open a three-stroke lead at tree-lined Woburn Golf Club

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

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

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

12:30 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Pocono Mountains 150 practice from Long Pond, Pa.

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

3 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Pocono Mountains 150 final practice from Long Pond, Pa.

4 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Sprint Cup Pennsylvania 400 qualifying from Long Pond.

4:30 p.m., FS1 — ARCA ModSpace 150 from Long Pond, Pa.

5:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity U.S. Cellular 250 practice from Newton, Iowa. (taped today)

7 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity U.S. Cellular 250 final practice from Newton, Iowa.

7:30 p.m., FS1 — NHRA Toyoya Nationals qualifying from Sonoma, Calif. (taped today)

Baseball

2 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Seattle Mariners at Chicago Cubs.

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

8 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Kansas City Royals at Texas Rangers. 

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

Basketball

7 p.m., NBA TV — Women's exhibition: United States vs. Canada from Bridgeport.

9 p.m., NBA TV — Men's exhibition: United States vs. Venezuela from Chicago.

Boxing

9 p.m., Spike — Adonis Stevenson vs. Thomas Williams in a light heavyweight bout from Quebec City.

Football

10 p.m., ESPN2 — CFL: British Columbia Lions at Calgary Stampeders.

Golf

4:30 a.m., Golf Channel — Women's British Open from Milton Keynes, England.

1 p.m., TNT — PGA Championship from Springfield, N.J.

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

Tennis

11 a.m., Tennis Channel — Rogers Cup from Montreal and Toronto.

12:30 p.m., ESPN2 — ATP: Rogers Cup from Toronto.

6:30 p.m., ESPN2 — ATP: Rogers Cup from Toronto.

Track & Field

10 p.m., ESPN — Summer Series Championship from Eugene, Ore.

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