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

Josh Tiven's story just keeps getting better and better

This is no longer the local-guy-makes-good story. Josh Tiven is a veritable veteran now, six years...

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

Oklahoma State officials: Coger died after 40-minute outdoor workout

Officials say Oklahoma State basketball player Tyrek Coger died from an enlarged heart after a 40-minute team workout on the football stadium stairs in hot weather

Clemson, Florida State keeping firm control of ACC's Atlantic Division

Clemson, Florida State in control of ACC's Atlantic Division entering 2016 season

LOCAL ROUNDUP

New London Legion falls 1-0 in eight innings at state tourney

Noah Budzik's RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning lifted Rocky Hill-Cromwell-Portland to a 1-0 win over New London on Sunday in the Northern Division Super Regionals of the state American Legion baseball tournament.

Local roundup: Waterford wins to clinch spot in N.E. Babe Ruth tourney semis

Waterford took all the drama out of its game early at the New England Babe Ruth 13-year-old baseball tournament on Sunday.

Local roundup: New London beats Tolland 6-2 in Legion tournament

New London won its opener in the Northern Division Super Regionals at the American Legion baseball state tournament, beating Tolland 6-2 on Saturday.

PROFESSIONAL

Yankees trade closer Chapman to the Cubs

The Chicago Cubs have acquired hard-throwing reliever Aroldis Chapman in a trade with the New York Yankees, giving the NL Central leaders a boost as they try for their first World Series title in more than a century.

Yankees beat Giants, discussing deal to send Chapman to Cubs

The New York Yankees are discussing a trade that would send Aroldis Chapman to the Chicago Cubs as part of a swap that would bring 19-year-old shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres to the Yankees.

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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

Sun beat Sky in final game before Olympic break

The Connecticut Sun end the pre-Olympic portion part of their WNBA schedule with an impressive 94-89 road win over the Chicago Sky on Friday night.

ON THE AIR

Baseball

6 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — NYP: Connecticut Tigers at Mahoning Valley Scrappers in a doubleheader.

7 p.m., NESN, ESPN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox.

7 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets.

8 p.m., MyTV9, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Houston Astros.

Basketball

10 p.m., NBA TV — Women's exhibition: United States vs. USA Select Team from Los Angeles.

Football

7:30 p.m., ESPN2 — CFL: Montreal Alouettes at Toronto Argonauts.

Soccer

7:30 a.m., ESPN2 — International Champions Cup: Manchester City vs. Manchester United from Beijing.

Tennis

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