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

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

Sandusky scandal still casts shadow at Penn State

Penn State coach James Franklin sees an improved team in Happy Valley and a program that can't escape the shadow cast by the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Waterford Babe Ruth 13s roll on

The Waterford 13-year old Babe Ruth all-star team breezed through pool play this week in the New England Regional tournament.

White pitches two-hitter as New London Legion beats Tolland

Quantique White pitched a two-hitter with seven strikeouts as New London beat Tolland on Monday, 4-0, to stay alive at the Northern Division Super Regionals at South Windsor's Rotary Field.

Brennan, Waterford finish their run at Senior League softball East Regional

Despite finishing 0-4 in the East Regional Senior League softball tournament, Connecticut champion Waterford had a meaningful summer.

PROFESSIONAL

Major League Baseball roundup

Tyler Saladino hit a game-ending RBI single, and the Chicago White Sox put a damper on the Chicago Cubs' trade for Aroldis Chapman with a 5-4 victory

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.

CT SUN

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

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Baseball

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

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

7 p.m., ESPN — MLB: Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox.

7 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — NYP: Connecticut Tigers at Mahoning Valley Scrappers.

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

10 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Dodgers.

Basketball

10 p.m., NBA TV — Men's exhibition: United States vs. China from Oakland, Calif.

Tennis

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