COLUMNS

Sun's Donovan deserves to be able to see this through

Mohegan — There comes a point when you run out of things to say. The Connecticut Sun...

August is a major month for local golf

August is major month at several area golf courses. Several familiar faces competed for club...

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UCONN

UConn football captains ready to lead the way

In a team vote Wednesday, Andreas Knappe, Julian Campenni, Marquise Vann and Andrew Adams were selected as UConn's football captains for the 2015 season.

UConn's Thomas poised for a starring role at wide receiver

"If I was a quarterback, I'd throw the ball to Noel (Thomas)," said coach Bob Diaco, standing on Rentschler Field two weeks before the UConn football team opens the season against Villanova. "He's probably going to catch it."

COLLEGES

Illinois fires coach Beckman one week before season opener

Illinois fires Tim Beckman 1 week before opener amid probe into player mistreatment claims

Huskers' Lewis goes from jail in 2014 to team captain in '15

From jail to team captain: Nebraska's Alex Lewis primed for big finish to his college career

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Coast Guard football to play season in memory of Flynn

The Coast Guard Academy football team will pay tribute to a former cadet-athlete and friend of the academy, Bob Flynn, during the 2015 season. Flynn, a member of the Class of 1974, served as the Chairman of the Board of the Coast Guard Foundation...

Local roundup: Rios honored as NECBL's top pro prospect

Mystic Schooners left-handed pitcher Willie Rios (Maryland) was honored as the New England Collegiate Baseball League's Top Pro Prospect for the 2015 season.

Local roundup: Providence's Kris Dunn named Blue Ribbon Preseason All-American

Providence College junior guard Kris Dunn of New London was named to the 2015-16 Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook Preseason All-America Team, it was announced Thursday.

PROFESSIONAL

Swihart hits inside-the-park HR in 10th, Sox end Mets' run

Swihart hits inside-the-park HR in 10th, Red Sox end Mets' 7-game winning streak, 6-4

Gregorius has six RBI, Yankees roll to 15-4 win over Braves

Gregorius has 6 RBIs, McCann hits 3-run HR as Yankees end scoring slump, beat Braves 15-4

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

9:30 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Chevrolet Silverado 250 practice from Bowmanville, Ontario.

12:15 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity The Road America 180 qualifying from Elkhart Lake, Wis.

1:30 p.m., NBCSN — IndyCar GoPro Grand Prix practice from Sonoma, Calif.

3 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity The Road America 180 from Elkhart Lake, Wis.

6:30 p.m., NBCSN — IndyCar GoPro Grand Prix practice from Sonoma, Calif.

Baseball

12:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — Little League: Tokyo (Japan) vs. Baja California (Mexico) in World Series International final from Williamsport, Pa.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — Little League: Lewisberry (Pa.) vs. Pearland (Texas) in World Series United States final from Williamsport, Pa.

4 p.m., NESN, WCCT, WOR (710-AM), WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at New York Mets.

7 p.m., FS1, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Atlanta Braves.

7 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — NYP: Lowell Spinners at Connecticut Tigers.

10 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers.

Basketball

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

Boxing

10 p.m., ESPN — Leo Santa Cruz vs. Abner Mares in a featherweight bout from Los Angeles.

Football

Noon, ESPN — High school: Miami Central vs. Dematha from Hyattsville, Md.

3:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: North Dakota State at Montana.

4 p.m., NFL Network — NFL preseason: Pittsburgh Steelers at Buffalo Bills.

4 p.m., ESPNU — High school: Benedictine vs. Central Catholic from Toledo, Ohio.

5 p.m., ESPN2 — High school: Arlington Martin vs. DeSoto from Mansfield, Texas.

7 p.m., Ch. 61, WCBS (880-AM) — NFL preseason: New York Jets at New York Giants.

7 p.m., ESPN — Arena playoffs: Jacksonville Sharks vs. San Jose SaberCats in ArenaBowl from Stockton, Calif.

8 p.m., Ch. 3 — NFL preseason: Seattle Seahawks at San Didego Chargers.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — High school: De La Salle vs. Euless Trinity from Mansfield, Texas.

Golf

7 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Czech Masters from Prague, Czech Republic.

1 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: The Barclays from Edison, N.J.

3 p.m., Ch. 3 — PGA: The Barclays from Edison, N.J.

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

5 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Yokahama Tire Classic from Prattville, Ala.

7 p.m., Golf Channel — Web.com: Portland Open from North Plains, Ore.

Horse Racing

4 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Travers Stakes from Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Soccer

7:40 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Arsenal at Newcastle.

9:55 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Watford at Manchester City.

12:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Premier League: Everton at Tottenham.

1 p.m., USA — Premier League: Crystal Palace at Chelsea.

4 p.m., YES — MLS: Columbus Crew at New York City FC.

7 p.m., CSN — MLS: New England Revolution at Philadelphia Union.

Tennis

1 p.m., ESPN2 — ATP: Winston-Salem (N.C.) Open.

3 p.m., ESPN2 — WTA: Connecticut Open from New Haven.

Track & Field

3 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — IAAF World Championships from Beijing.

CT SUN

Sun refusing to dwell on the losses

The Connecticut Sun are on a six-game losing streak and closing in on their third-straight losing season. They play host to the Eastern Conference-leading New York Liberty on Saturday (Mohegan Sun Arena, 7 p.m.)

Mitchell, Mercury beat Sun at buzzer

Leilani Mitchell made an off-balance 3-pointer at the buzzer as the Phoenix Mercury rallied to beat the Connecticut Sun on Thursday 81-80, the Sun’s sixth straight loss.