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...

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

Coast Guard's Clancy always willing to take one for the team

One trait for which Mike's Clancy's Coast Guard Academy football teammates and coaches have come to know him: unselfishness.

Tackling goes high-tech at Dartmouth with new dummies

In bid to reduce concussions, Dartmouth debuts remote-controlled tackling dummy

LOCAL ROUNDUP

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.

Tigers win on a combined three-hitter

Three Connecticut Tigers pitchers combined on a three-hitter in a 3-1 win over Tri-City on Wednesday in a New York-Penn League game played before 4,324 at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy, N.Y.

PROFESSIONAL

Murphy leads Mets to sweep of Phillies, 9-5 in 13 innings

Murphy's offense, defense lead Mets to sweep of Phillies, 9-5 in 13 innings

Former UConn star Moore fighting for a spot with Raiders

After missing time with injuries, former starting LB Sio Moore fighting for role on Raiders

CT SUN

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.

Sun could use a little good fortune

The struggling Connecticut Sun won't be catching any breaks from their remaining regular season schedule as almost every opponent is tough, including Thursday's foe, the defending WNBA champion Phoenix Mercury (Mohegan Sun Arena, 7 p.m., WCTX).

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

2:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity The Road America 180 practice from Elkhart Lake, Wis.

Baseball

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

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

7:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Atlanta Braves.

Football

7:30 p.m., MyTV9, WMOS (102.3-FM) — NFL preseason: New England Patriots at Carolina Panthers.

8 p.m., Ch. 3 — NFL preseason: Detroit Lions at Jacksonville Jaguars.

8 p.m., ESPN — High school: Miami Washington at St. Thomas Aquinas from Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — CFL: Toronto Argonauts at Edmonton Eskimos.

Golf

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

11:30 a.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Yokahama Tire Classic from Prattville, Ala.

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

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

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

Soccer

2:30 p.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Schalke at Wolfsburg.

Talk Show

6:05 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — Sports Talk with Bill Donovan.

Tennis

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

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

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