Ledyard's tradition-rich wrestling program celebrates 50 years of excellence


Two wrestlers getting ready to have their photos taken Saturday were from the Class of 1970, Bob Catlow and Pete Wagner, who became Ledyard High School's first two individual wrestling champions on the same day. The other two were Mike Sullivan and...

The Day's All-Area Baseball Player of the Year: Waterford's Mike Burrows

Dominant would be one way to describe his season. Really dominant would be another. And that’s why Waterford High School pitcher Mike Burrows has been named The Day’s 2017 All-Area Baseball Player of the Year.

The Day's All-Area Softball Player of the Year: Fitch's Taylor Wolfgang

Fitch High School's Taylor Wolfgang, who began catching to emulate her brother Zach, a member of Fitch’s 2012 state championship baseball team, hit .570 this season with eight home runs and 42 RBI and was named the Connecticut High School...

The Day's All-Area Boys' Lacrosse Player of the Year: East Lyme's Sean Williams

Lacrosse was a big part of Sean Williams’ senior year. He led East Lyme High School to an unbeaten ECC season (all of its losses were nonconference). He scored five goals in the Vikings' 11-9, come-from-behind win over Waterford in the ECC...

The Day's All-Area Girls' Lacrosse Player of the Year: East Lyme's Elena Hynes

Elena Hynes' 60 goals and 71 assists helped the East Lyme High School girls' lacrosse team finish an 18-3 season with Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I and ECC tournament titles, plus a trip to the semifinals of the Class M state tournament.

COLUMNS

Tennis legend Ivan Lendl appreciates the game of golf and other tournament tidbits

Ran into Ivan Lendl in the Shennecossett Golf Course pro shop on Monday after the International...

Today's COTP topic: Helping football widows mount an offense

And now for another installment from Columnist of the People (COTP) a pathetic, Dear Abby knockoff...

UCONN

AAC Media Day: UConn football has nowhere to go but up

Leave it to veteran linebacker Junior Joseph to put UConn's low ranking in the American Athletic Conference preseason media poll in perspective.

Edsall happy to be back and anxious to get started

Randy Edsall has experienced an enjoyable last few days.

Glen Miller still looking for his next stop in coaching

Being on the road in July is nothing new for Glen Miller who's traveled all over the country during prime recruiting season over his long and distinguished college basketball coaching career. This time, his mission is different.

COLLEGES

Freeze resigns as Ole Miss football coach after five seasons

Hugh Freeze resigns as Ole Miss football coach after 5 seasons; assistant Matt Luke named interim coach

Rhule says Baylor committed to correct wrongs of the past

Matt Rhule says Baylor is committed to correcting the wrongs of the past while moving forward after a sexual assault scandal

K-State's Snyder back for another preview and 'doing fine'

Kansas State coach Bill Snyder was back for another preview at Big 12 media days, getting ready for his 26th season after offseason treatment for throat cancer

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Waterford advances in Legion tournament

Robert Silva pitched a four-hitter as Waterford advanced in the American Legion baseball state tournament with a 3-1 win over Tolland on Thursday night.

Local roundup: Tigers beat ValleyCats for second straight road series win

Blake Bortles had three hits, drove in a run and scored another to lead the Connecticut Tigers to a 3-1 victory over the Tri-City ValleyCats in a New York-Penn League baseball game on Wednesday.

PROFESSIONAL

AP sources: Kyrie Irving asks Cavaliers to trade him

Kyrie Irving wants the stage for himself. Cleveland's All-Star point guard has asked the Cavaliers to trade him, two people familiar with the situation told the Associated Press on Friday. Irving made the request last week to owner Dan Gilbert, said...

Stricker keeps cut streak alive, Mickelson not so lucky

Steve Stricker kept a personal streak alive by making the cut in the British Open, the 25th major championship since 2009 that he has played on the weekend.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

8 p.m., FS1 — NHRA Mile-High Nationals qualifying from Denver.

9 p.m., FS1 — ARCA Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 from Brownsburg, Ind.

Baseball

2 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs.

7 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: Oakland Athletics at New York Mets.

7 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Houston Astros at Baltimore Orioles.

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

10 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at Los Angeles Angels.

10 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Seattle Mariners.

Basketball

7 p.m., ESPN2 — Men's exhibition: The Basketball Tournament from New York.

Cycling

8 a.m., NBCSN — Tour de France.

Golf

5 a.m., Golf Channel — British Open from Southport, England.

3 p.m., FS1 — USGA U.S. Junior Amateur Championship from Andover, Kansas.

5 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Barbasol Championship from Auburn, Ala.

8 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Marathon Classic from Sylvania, Ohio. (taped today)

4:30 a.m. (Saturday), Golf Channel — British Open from Southport, England.

Soccer

7 p.m., ESPN — MLS: Atlanta United at Orlando City SC.

Tennis

5 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Swedish Open from Bastad.

1 p.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Hall of Fame Championships from Newport, R.I.

8 p.m., Tennis Channel — WTT: San Diego Aviators at Springfield Lasers.

Track & Field

2 p.m., NBCSN — IAAF Diamond League from Monaco.