Marchini is much more than a soccer player


Attending UConn next year will be closer for Montville High School senior Rachel Marchini than the frequent trips she makes to Farmington for her premier league soccer practices. But it actually took Marchini a journey to the San Diego area this...

Fitch's Hobert commits to Division I Sacred Heart

Jonell Hobert, the shortstop for the Fitch High School softball team's 27-0 season this spring, gave a verbal commitment this week to play softball for Division I Sacred Heart University in Fairfield.

Fitch's Amar receives Red Sox Service Scholarship

Nalissa Amar, a 2016 graduate of Fitch High School and member of the Falcons' state championship softball team, received one of 22 Connecticut Red Sox Service Scholarships presented to graduating seniors from Connecticut public high schools this...

COLUMNS

Enjoy Sanchez's hot start, but don't anoint him as the next Bench

True sporting greatness — any greatness, really — is measured by one thing: the test...

Ollie relieves stress, enjoys fellowship on the golf course

The UConn coach looked relaxed Monday during his charity golf classic at Lake of Isles in North...

UCONN

Walsh earns the respect of his UConn football teammates and coach Diaco

His UConn football teammates call senior LB and co-captain Matt Walsh a "Mini Diaco."

Diaco gives UConn preseason camp rave reviews

From the first day to the approaching end of summer workouts, UConn football coach Bob Diaco has been pleased with the team's work ethic, effort, attitude and commitment. He also loved the competitive spirit on both sides of the ball.

Ollie brings his successful charity golf classic to Lake of Isles

The Kevin Ollie Charity Golf Classic was hosted by the UConn men's basketball coach Monday at Lake of Isles in North Stonington. About 260 golfers turned out for the fundraiser that supports sports for people with disabilities.

COLLEGES

Six Notre Dame football players arrested in two incidents

Five Notre Dame football players have been arrested after Indiana State Police say a trooper found marijuana and a loaded handgun in their car, and a sixth player was arrested in separate incident and accused of punching a police officer

Bears picked to finish sixth in NEFC

The Coast Guard Academy football team was picked to finish sixth in the New England Football Conference Coaches' Poll for the 2016 season.

Oklahoma going for 10th title in Big 12 still with 10 teams

While the Big 12 could be expanding, defending champion Oklahoma seems to have everything in place to again top the current group of 10 teams

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Tigers snap three-game losing streak

The Connecticut Tigers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-3 win over the Vermont Lake Monsters on Friday night at Dodd Stadium.

LOCAL CALENDAR

BASEBALL/SOFTBALLCT Bombers fall league — At Giddings Park, North Franklin. For grades 5-8 (on Saturdays) and grades 9-12 (Sundays). From Sept. 10-Oct. 30. Instructional clinics will be held the first weekend. Contact: Rich Hiscox,...

Rios enjoying the baseball life in his rookie season

Willie Rios experienced a harsh dose of reality when the left-handed pitcher made his minor league debut late last month.

PROFESSIONAL

Sanchez homers again as Yanks rout Orioles 13-5

Rookie Gary Sanchez kept up his remarkable run, homering for the third straight game as the New York Yankees routed the Baltimore Orioles 13-5 Saturday

Radwanska wins Connecticut Open title

Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska completed a dominating week at the Connecticut Open on Sunday, beating Elina Svitolina 6-1, 7-6 (3) in the final

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

8:30 a.m., CNBC — NASCAR Sprint Cup Pure Michigan 400 practice from Brooklyn, Mich.

9:30 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Careers for Veterans 200 qualifying from Brooklyn, Mich.

11:30 a.m., CNBC — NASCAR Sprint Cup Pure Michigan 400 final practice from Brooklyn, Mich.

1 p.m., NBCSN — Formula One Belgian Grand Prix qualifying from Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. (taped today)

1 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Careers for Veterans 200 from Brooklyn, Mich.

3 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity Road America 180 from Plymouth, Wis.

9:30 p.m., NBCSN — IndyCar Firestone 600 from Fort Worth, Texas.

Baseball

12:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — Little League: Aguadulce (Panama) vs. Seoul (South Korea) in World Series International championship from Williamsport, Pa.

1 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM) — MLB: Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — Little League: Endwell (N.Y.) vs. Goodlettsville (Tenn.) in World Series U.S. championship from Williamsport, Pa.

4 p.m., FS1 — MLB: Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers.

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

7 p.m., WCCT, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets.

7 p.m., FS1 — MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Detroit Tigers.

7 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — NYP: Vermont Lake Monsters at Connecticut Tigers.

10 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Atlanta Braves at San Francisco Giants. (joined in progress)

Basketball

7 p.m., NBA TV — WNBA: Washington Mystics at Indiana Fever.

Boxing

9 p.m., Spike — Robert Guerrero vs. David Peralta in a welterweight bout, Alfredo Angulo vs. Freddy Hernandez in a super middleweight bout, Terrell Gausha vs. Steve Martinez in a junior middleweight bout from Anaheim, Calif.

Football

Noon, ESPN — High School: Pine-Richland (Pa.) at St. Edward (Ohio). 

1 p.m., NFL Network — NFL preseason: Kansas City Chiefs at Chicago Bears.

3:30 p.m., ESPN — High School: Saguaro (Ariz.) at Valor Christian (Colo.).

6 p.m., ESPN2 — High School: IMG Academy (Fla.) at Grayson (Ga.).  

7:30 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) — NFL preseason: New York Giants at New York Jets.

7:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Charleston Southern at North Dakota State.

8 p.m., Ch. 3 — NFL preseason: Tennessee Titans at Oakland Raiders.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — High School: Bishop Gorman (Nev.) at Cedar Hill (Texas).

Golf

7 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Made in Denmark from Farso, Denmark

1 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: The Barclays from Farmingdale, N.Y.

3 p.m., Ch. 3 — PGA: The Barclays from Farmingdale, N.Y.

3 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Canadian Women's Open from Calgary, Alberta.

6 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Boeing Classic from Snoqualmie, Wash.

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

Horse Racing

4:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Travers Stakes and King's Bishop Stakes from Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Mixed Martial Arts

6 p.m., Ch. 61 — UFC Fight Night preliminaries from Vancouver, British Columbia.

8 p.m., Ch. 61 — UFC Fight Night: Carlos Condit vs. Demian Maia from Vancouver, British Columbia.

Motorcycle Racing

6 p.m., NBCSN — Ironman National from Crawfordsville, Ind. (taped today)

Soccer

7:30 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Liverpool at Tottenham.

10 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Burnley at Chelsea.

12:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Premier League: Manchester United at Hull City.

12:30 p.m., Ch. 61 — Bundesliga: Bayer Leverkusen at Borussia Monchengladbach.

Tennis

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

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

Volleyball

3 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Women: World Series of Beach Volleyball semifinal from Long Beach, Calif.

11:30 p.m., NBCSN — Women: World Series of Beach Volleyball semifinal from Long Beach, Calif.