Pagan enjoyed her time with Puerto Rican U18 basketball team


New London's India Pagan endured day-long travel and temperatures in the thirties playing for Puerto Rico at this month's 2016 FIBA U18 Americas Championships in Chile. It was totally worth it.

The Day's All-Area Baseball Player of the Year: East Lyme's Matt Spang

East Lyme High School senior Matt Spang led the Vikings' charge to their second straight Class L championship game by giving his heart and soul.

The Day's All-Area Softball Player of the Year: Fitch's Caroline Taber

Fitch High School's Caroline Taber, the two-time Gatorade Connecticut Softball Player of the Year, is The Day's All-Area Player of the Year for the third straight season.

The Day's All-Area Boys' Lacrosse Player of the Year: Old Lyme's Henry Hunt

Old Lyme High School senior Henry Hunt was named The Day's 2016 All-Area Boys' Lacrosse Player of the Year, earning that distinction for the second straight season. He left as the program's all-time leading point scorer.

The Day’s All-Area Girls’ Lacrosse Player of the Year: Old Lyme's Sloane Sweitzer

Old Lyme senior Sloane Sweitzer is driven. She's a high honor student and was one of her school's CIAC Scholar-Athletes of the Year. She was a three-sport captain as a senior. Her ambition helped her become The Day’s 2016 All-Area...

COLUMNS

Pequot celebrates 50th anniversity of Nicklaus exhibition

Fifty years ago Saturday, one of golf's greatest legends walked the same fairways as the Pequot...

The Torre and Zimmer of Waterford, Laffey and Jones, get the kids back to the World Series

We’ve all heard them. Seen them. Youth sports horror stories. Festering rivalries.

UCONN

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.

Highly-motivated Durham on the comeback trail for UConn

Whenever Juwan Durham feels in a funk during his long recovery from his second knee injury, he looks up motivational videos.

Marquee road games highlight UConn men's non-conference schedule

Looking to attend a marquee non-conference matchup involving UConn this upcoming season?

COLLEGES

College football abandons plan to play most of its semifinals on Dec. 31

The College Football Playoff is moving the dates of future semifinals to ensure the games will be played either on a weekend or a holiday

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 headed to Iowa for Babe Ruth 13 World Series

Waterford is headed to the Babe Ruth 13-year-old baseball World Series again, for the second time in three years, following a 10-3 win over Keene, N.H., in Thursday’s New England championship game.

Black Wolves assistant coach Kelusky on NLL Hall of Fame ballot

New England Black Wolves assistant coach Tracey Kelusky was named Thursday as one of five finalists for the National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame.

Local roundup: Ryan Ramiz leads offensive explosion for Schooners

Ryan Ramiz (Seton Hall) had three of Mystic's 14 hits as the Schooners defeated the Keene Swamp Bats, 8-1, on Thursday in a New England Collegiate Baseball League game.

PROFESSIONAL

NY judge: Tony Stewart's insurer off the hook in Ward suit

A federal judge ruled Friday that the insurance carrier for NASCAR driver Tony Stewart does not have to defend or indemnify him in a lawsuit brought by the family of a driver who died after being struck by Stewart's car during a race.

Familia falters again in 2-1 loss to Rockies

Mets steady closer Jeurys Familia stumbled for a second straight game, allowing two runs in the ninth inning as the Colorado Rockies beat New York 2-1 Thursday for their seventh win in eight games

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

8 a.m., NBCSN — Formula One German Grand Prix practice from Hockenheim, Germany.

11 a.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Sprint Cup Pennsylvania 400 practice from Long Pond, Pa.

12:30 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Pocono Mountains 150 practice from Long Pond, Pa.

2 p.m., NBCSN — IndyCar 200 at Mid-Ohio practice from Lexington, Ohio.

3 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Pocono Mountains 150 final practice from Long Pond, Pa.

4 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Sprint Cup Pennsylvania 400 qualifying from Long Pond.

4:30 p.m., FS1 — ARCA ModSpace 150 from Long Pond, Pa.

5:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity U.S. Cellular 250 practice from Newton, Iowa. (taped today)

7 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity U.S. Cellular 250 final practice from Newton, Iowa.

7:30 p.m., FS1 — NHRA Toyoya Nationals qualifying from Sonoma, Calif. (taped today)

Baseball

2 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Seattle Mariners at Chicago Cubs.

7 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays.

7 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.

Basketball

7 p.m., NBA TV — Women's exhibition: United States vs. Canada from Bridgeport.

9 p.m., NBA TV — Men's exhibition: United States vs. Venezuela from Chicago.

Boxing

9 p.m., Spike — Adonis Stevenson vs. Thomas Williams in a light heavyweight bout from Quebec City.

Football

10 p.m., ESPN2 — CFL: British Columbia Lions at Calgary Stampeders.

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) 

Tennis

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

12:30 p.m., ESPN2 — ATP: Rogers Cup from Toronto.

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

Track & Field

10 p.m., ESPN — Summer Series Championship from Eugene, Ore.