Rangers sign Kreider to four-year, $18.5M contract


The New York Rangers have signed speedy forward Chris Kreider to a four-year contract that will pay him an average of $4.6 million

Las Vegas NHL expansion team hires George McPhee as GM

George McPhee has been hired as general manager of the NHL's expansion Las Vegas franchise

NHL teams make splashes in opening hour of free agency

NHL teams combined to make a flurry of deals on the first shift of free agency

COLUMNS

Now is the time for feedback regarding state tournament model in boys' basketball

Precise details are not yet known about the proposed plan to alter the state high school...

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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NHL free agent pool is deep even without Stamkos

Even with Steven Stamkos staying with the Tampa Bay Lightning, the NHL free agent market presents plenty of big-time players from forwards Milan Lucic, Loui Eriksson and Kyle Okposo to defensemen Brian Campbell and Dan Hamhuis

Predators acquire P.K. Subban from Canadiens for Shea Weber

The Nashville Predators pulled off a blockbuster before the start of free agency by acquiring defenseman P.K. Subban from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for captain Shea Weber.

Lindros' wait over as he headlines Hockey Hall of Fame class

Eric Lindros is finally a Hockey Hall of Famer

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

Delany does not see Rose Bowl move to accommodate playoffs

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany does not envision the Rose Bowl moving from its New Year's Day spot in order to accommodate the College Football Playoff semifinals.

Huskers punter Foltz is remembered for tenacity, good humor

Nebraska punter Sam Foltz, who died in a car accident over the weekend, is being remembered for his outgoing personality and athletic ability

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Waterford 13s come within a game of the World Series

Relief pitcher Connor Podeszwa escaped a bases-loaded jam in the fifth inning with the score tied and struck out the game’s last batter with the tying run at third base, giving Waterford a 7-6 win over Taunton, Mass. and a berth in...

Local roundup: Black Hall's Rainaud captures first Connecticut Open

Adam Rainaud staged an impressive comeback to capture his first Connecticut Open Championship.

Cowboys' Teel flourishing with Schooners

Carson Teel, a left-handed reliever, has had a busy summer. He pitched for Oklahoma State at the College World Series and is now closing out games for the Mystic Schooners.

PROFESSIONAL

Jason Day sees Baltusrol for the first time

Jason Day's plan to defend his PGA Championship took a turn he wasn't expecting

Cardinals snap Familia's saves streak, rally past Mets 5-4

Yadier Molina and pinch-hitter Kolten Wong each hit an RBI double in the ninth inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals ended Jeurys Familia's streak of 52 straight saves in rallying past the New York Mets 5-4

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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

WNBA roundup

Nneka Ogwumike had 24 points and 14 rebounds, Candace Parker added 18 points and six assists and the Los Angeles Sparks ended a two-game skid with a 95-75 win over the Washington Mystics on Friday night

ON THE AIR

Baseball

1 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.

Football

9 p.m., ESPN2 — CFL: Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Edmonton Eskimos.

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) 

Soccer

7:30 p.m., ESPN — MLS All-Star Game from San Jose, Calif.

Tennis

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

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

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