Gun charge against NFL linebacker Khaseem Greene is dropped

In this June 13, 2016 file photo, Khaseem Greene of the Detroit Lions poses for a photo. An attorney for the former NFL linebacker said a gun charge against his client has been dropped because the man who said he gave him a weapon admitted he lied. NJ.com reported this week the charges against Greene were dismissed by a judge on July 17, 2017, after a request from prosecutors. (AP Photo/File)

His attorney says a gun charge against an NFL linebacker has been dropped because the man who said he gave him a weapon admitted he lied

Giants defense looking to build off excellent season

New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, second from right, works with players during training camp on Aug. 3 in East Rutherford, N.J. Spagnuolo's defense carried the team to an 11-5 record and a playoff berth in Ben McAdoo’s first season as head coach, and there is star power in the starting unit. (Julio Cortez/AP Photo)

New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo has every right to be optimistic about the upcoming season

NFL notes

Josh Gordon's return to the Browns from an NFL suspension remains uncertain.

Add rookie Davis Webb into the fight for Giants backup QB

Giants quarterback Geno Smith (3) looks to pass in an NFL preseason game against the Steelers on Aug. 11 at East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

The fight for the New York Giants' backup quarterback job is taking on a new dimension.

COLUMNS

Sun will learn something from this loss in game with a playoff feel

Mohegan — It has been a feel-good summer around the Connecticut Sun, the franchise...

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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Ageless Brady not slowing down at 40

New England's Tom Brady smiles as he looks to pass while head coach Bill Belichick looks on during a joint practice with Houston on Tuesday, in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. (Chris Jackson/AP Photo)

Tom Brady thinks training camp is easier for him at 40 than it was when he entered the NFL. Brady, who turned 40 on Aug. 3, was asked how camp with the New England Patriots is different for him now that he's one of the older players in the league

NFL notes

Arizona wide receiver John Brown runs drills during an Tuesday's training camp in Glendale, Ariz. (Matt York/AP Photo)

Arizona's John Brown is having trouble again and his health issues are at the heart of the Cardinals' receiving woes

Texans, Pats tune up for preseason game with joint practice

New England wide receiver Chris Hogan leaps up over Houston cornerback Kevin Johnson to catch a pass during Tuesday's joint-team practice in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle/AP Photo)

J.J. Watt relishes competition as Houston Texans and New England Patriots have first of two joint practices before Saturday's preseason games

Jets OC Morton on Hackenberg: 'Basically, he's a rookie'

Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg is sacked by Tennessee outside linebacker Aaron Wallace during the third quarter of an Aug. 12 game at MetLife Stadium. (Julio Cortez/AP Photo)

Christian Hackenberg took the field in a game for the first time in nearly a year last Saturday night in the New York Jets' 7-3 preseason win over Tennessee

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.

PROFESSIONAL

Giants' Manning looking forward to playing against Browns

Giants quarterback Eli Manning throws a pass during training camp on Aug. 3 at East Rutherford, N.J.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

For the past two seasons, Eli Manning has felt a little awkward heading into the New York Giants' preseason opener.

Moreland delivers to help Red Sox beat Yankees 9-6

Andrew Benintendi, right, and Eduardo Nunez of the Boston Red Sox celebrate after scoring on a two-run single by Mitch Moreland during the seventh inning Friday against the New York Yankees. (Michael Dwyer/AP Photo)

Pinch-hitter Mitch Moreland hit a two-run single in Boston's four-run seventh inning and the Red Sox rallied to beat the New York Yankees 9-6

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Auto Racing

1 p.m., NBCSN — IndyCar ABC Supply 500 qualifying from Long Pond, Pa.

7 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — NASCAR Monster Cup NRA Night Race from Bristol, Tenn.

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

Baseball

1 p.m., ESPN — LLWS: Tamaulipas (Mexico) vs. Emilia (Italy) from Williamsport, Pa.

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

3 p.m., Ch. 8 — LLWS: Jackson (N.J.) vs. Grosse Pointe (Mich.) from Williamsport, Pa.

4 p.m., FS1 — MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Detroit Tigers.

6 p.m., ESPN — LLWS: Sydney vs. TBA from Williamsport, Pa.

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

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., WCCT, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: Miami Marlins at New York Mets.

8 p.m., ESPN — LLWS: Walla Walla (Wash.) vs. TBA from Williamsport, Pa.

10 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Washington Nationals at San Diego Padres. (joined in progress)

Basketball

8 p.m., NBA TV — WNBA: Atlanta Dream at Dallas Wings.

Boxing

10 p.m., ESPN — Terence Crawford vs. Julius Indongo in a junior welterweight bout from Lincoln, Neb.

Football

3 p.m., NFL Network — NFL preseason: Carolina Panthers at Tennessee Titans.

7 p.m., NFL Network — NFL preseason: Indianapolis Colts at Dallas Cowboys.

8 p.m., MyTV9, WMOS (102.3-FM) — NFL preseason: New England Patriots at Houston Texans.

10 p.m., NFL Network — NFL preseason: Denver Broncos at San Francisco 49ers.

Golf

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

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

Noon, Ch. 61 — USGA U.S. Amateur Championship semifinals from Pacific Palisades, Calif.

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.

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

Gymnastics

9 p.m., NBCSN — Men: P&G Championships from Anaheim, Calif.

Horse Racing

8 p.m., NBCSN — Pacific Classic from Del Mar, Calif.

Motorcycle Racing

3 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — AMA Budds Creek Nationals from Mechanicsville, Md.

Soccer

7:30 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Manchester United at Swansea City.

9:30 a.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund at Wolfsburg.

10 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Crystal Palace at Liverpool.

12:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Premier League: Arsenal at Stoke City.

12:30 p.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Leipzig at Schalke.

3:30 p.m., Lifetime — NWSL: Washington Spirit at North Carolina Courage.

Tennis

Noon, ESPN2 — Western & Southern Open from Mason, Ohio.

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

CT SUN

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.

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.