Sun beat Lynx 84-80 in WNBA's return from Olympic break


Alyssa Thomas scored 15 points to lead the Connecticut Sun to an 84-80 victory over the defending champion Minnesota Lynx on Friday night in the WNBA's return from the Olympic break

Brady sharp in preseason debut as Patriots top Panthers 19-17

Tom Brady looked sharp in his preseason debut, throwing a 33-yard touchdown pass to Chris Hogan to help lead the New England Patriots to a 19-17 preseason win over the Carolina Panthers on Friday night

Trio of homers lift Royals to 6-3 win over Red Sox

Eric Hosmer and Alex Gordon homered, and Ian Kennedy allowed one run through five innings as the Kansas City Royals continued their month-long hot streak with a 6-3 win over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night

Sanchez homers again, Yankees rout Orioles 14-4

Rookie Gary Sanchez homered for the eighth time in nine games and drove in four runs as the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 14-4 Friday night in the opener of their weekend series.

Agnieszka Radwanska advances to New Haven final

Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska breezed through her Connecticut Open semifinal Friday, routing two-time defending champion Petra Kvitova 6-1, 6-1

PROFESSIONAL

Mets top Phillies 9-4

Wilmer Flores launched a grand slam, Asdrubal Cabrera homered from both sides of the plate and even Bartolo Colon had two helpful hits while pitching the New York Mets to a 9-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.

Bowman excited to fill in for Earnhardt again

Alex Bowman has never finished in the top 10 in 72 starts at the Sprint Cup level, so this week's chance to race for Hendrick Motorsports in Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s place gives him a rare opportunity to compete under the spotlight.

Logano wins another pole at Michigan

Joey Logano has won the pole for this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway. It's Logano's third pole in 16 Cup races at MIS, and the previous two times he won the pole there, he also went on to win the race.

COLUMNS

It's time to start having fun at UConn football games

Storrs — It’s always been vexing, the alarming number of dismissive waves...

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...

BLOGS

OLYMPICS SCHEDULE

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.

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.

CT SUN

Sun get back to work on Friday night

It wasn’t long ago that tossing the word “playoffs” around even the most ardent loyalist of the Connecticut Sun would have elicited the echoes of Jim Mora.

Sienko stepping down as Connecticut Sun GM after season

Chris Sienko, vice president and general manager of the Connecticut Sun since the WNBA franchise relocated from Orlando in 2003, will step down at the end of the 2016 season, the team announced Friday.

HIGH SCHOOL

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...

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.