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

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...

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 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.

Local roundup: Rainaud rides strong finish to win his second Connecticut PGA Championship

A strong back nine helped propel Adam Rainaud to his second Connecticut PGA Championship victory.

PROFESSIONAL

Mets hold off Cardinals

Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright lost his glove trying to tag out Yoenis Cespedes and lost the game, too, when Alejandro De Aza homered and drove in five runs to send the New York Mets over St. Louis 10-6 Thursday night. Seth Lugo (1-2) pitched...

Defending champ Kvitova, Radwanska advance in New Haven

Defending champion Petra Kvitova needed just an hour Thursday to beat Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-1 and move into the Connecticut Open semifinals. She will play top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska, a 6-1, 6-4 winner over lucky loser Kirstin Flipkens.

ON THE AIR

Baseball

1 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays.

3 p.m., ESPN — Little League: San Nicolas (Mexico) vs. Seoul (South Korea) in World Series from Williamsport, Pa.

7 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals.

7 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — NYP: Connecticut Tigers at Hudson Valley Renegades.

7:30 p.m., ESPN — Little League: Goodlettsville (Tenn.) vs. Bowling Green (Ky.) in World Series from Williamsport, Pa.

11 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers. (joined in progress)

Football

7:30 p.m., ESPN2 — CFL: British Columbia Lions at Ottawa Redblacks.

8 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — NFL preseason: Atlanta Falcons vs. Miami Dolphins from Orlando.

10 p.m., NFL Network — NFL preseason: Dallas Cowboys at Seattle Seahawks.

Golf

5:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Made in Denmark from Farso, Denmark.

Noon, Golf Channel — Web.com: Portland Open from North Plains, Ore.

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

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