Local roundup: Rios honored as NECBL's top pro prospect

Mystic Schooners left-handed pitcher Willie Rios (Maryland) was honored as the New England Collegiate Baseball League's Top Pro Prospect for the 2015 season.

Local roundup: Providence's Kris Dunn named Blue Ribbon Preseason All-American

Providence College junior guard Kris Dunn of New London was named to the 2015-16 Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook Preseason All-America Team, it was announced Thursday.

Tigers win on a combined three-hitter

Three Connecticut Tigers pitchers combined on a three-hitter in a 3-1 win over Tri-City on Wednesday in a New York-Penn League game played before 4,324 at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy, N.Y.

Local roundup: Tigers fall to the ValleyCats

The Connecticut Tigers squandered a 5-0 lead, losing to the Tri-City ValleyCats 13-6 in a New York-Penn League game on Tuesday night.

Mitchell's Fulmer Garfield ready to go

Dana Fulmer Garfield appreciates the value of collegiate athletics.

COLUMNS

Sun's Donovan deserves to be able to see this through

Mohegan — There comes a point when you run out of things to say. The Connecticut Sun...

August is a major month for local golf

August is major month at several area golf courses. Several familiar faces competed for club...

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Rainaud wins fifth straight Connecticut PGA Assistants Championship

They were just two co-workers and roommates competing for bragging rights on the golf course.

Putting has been the key to Chevalier's recent success

More than any club, golfers often point to their putter as the difference between a satisfying and miserable round.

Tigers fall to the ValleyCats, 7-6

The Tri-City ValleyCats broke a 6-6 tie with a run in the bottom of the ninth inning, beating the Connecticut Tigers 7-6 in a New York-Penn League game on Monday night.

UCONN

UConn football captains ready to lead the way

In a team vote Wednesday, Andreas Knappe, Julian Campenni, Marquise Vann and Andrew Adams were selected as UConn's football captains for the 2015 season.

UConn's Thomas poised for a starring role at wide receiver

"If I was a quarterback, I'd throw the ball to Noel (Thomas)," said coach Bob Diaco, standing on Rentschler Field two weeks before the UConn football team opens the season against Villanova. "He's probably going to catch it."

COLLEGES

Fall previews / Coast Guard Academy

Following are previews of the Coast Guard Academy men's soccer, women's soccer and volleyball teams:

Illinois fires coach Beckman one week before season opener

Illinois fires Tim Beckman 1 week before opener amid probe into player mistreatment claims

HIGH SCHOOL

CT SUN

Sun refusing to dwell on the losses

The Connecticut Sun are on a six-game losing streak and closing in on their third-straight losing season. They play host to the Eastern Conference-leading New York Liberty on Saturday (Mohegan Sun Arena, 7 p.m.)

Mitchell, Mercury beat Sun at buzzer

Leilani Mitchell made an off-balance 3-pointer at the buzzer as the Phoenix Mercury rallied to beat the Connecticut Sun on Thursday 81-80, the Sun’s sixth straight loss.

PROFESSIONAL

Encarnacion powers Blue Jays to victory

Encarnacion hits 3 HRs, ties team record with 9 RBIs as Blue Jays rout reeling Tigers 15-1

Vin Scully to return for record 67th year with Dodgers

Vin Scully to return to broadcast booth for record 67th season with Dodgers in 2016

Swihart hits inside-the-park HR in 10th, Sox end Mets' run

Swihart hits inside-the-park HR in 10th, Red Sox end Mets' 7-game winning streak, 6-4

Gregorius has six RBI, Yankees roll to 15-4 win over Braves

Gregorius has 6 RBIs, McCann hits 3-run HR as Yankees end scoring slump, beat Braves 15-4

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

9:30 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Chevrolet Silverado 250 practice from Bowmanville, Ontario.

12:15 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity The Road America 180 qualifying from Elkhart Lake, Wis.

1:30 p.m., NBCSN — IndyCar GoPro Grand Prix practice from Sonoma, Calif.

3 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity The Road America 180 from Elkhart Lake, Wis.

6:30 p.m., NBCSN — IndyCar GoPro Grand Prix practice from Sonoma, Calif.

Baseball

12:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — Little League: Tokyo (Japan) vs. Baja California (Mexico) in World Series International final from Williamsport, Pa.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — Little League: Lewisberry (Pa.) vs. Pearland (Texas) in World Series United States final from Williamsport, Pa.

4 p.m., NESN, WCCT, WOR (710-AM), WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at New York Mets.

7 p.m., FS1, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Atlanta Braves.

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

10 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers.

Basketball

7 p.m., wnba.com/sun — WNBA: New York Liberty at Connecticut Sun.

Boxing

10 p.m., ESPN — Leo Santa Cruz vs. Abner Mares in a featherweight bout from Los Angeles.

Football

Noon, ESPN — High school: Miami Central vs. Dematha from Hyattsville, Md.

3:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: North Dakota State at Montana.

4 p.m., NFL Network — NFL preseason: Pittsburgh Steelers at Buffalo Bills.

4 p.m., ESPNU — High school: Benedictine vs. Central Catholic from Toledo, Ohio.

5 p.m., ESPN2 — High school: Arlington Martin vs. DeSoto from Mansfield, Texas.

7 p.m., Ch. 61, WCBS (880-AM) — NFL preseason: New York Jets at New York Giants.

7 p.m., ESPN — Arena playoffs: Jacksonville Sharks vs. San Jose SaberCats in ArenaBowl from Stockton, Calif.

8 p.m., Ch. 3 — NFL preseason: Seattle Seahawks at San Didego Chargers.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — High school: De La Salle vs. Euless Trinity from Mansfield, Texas.

Golf

7 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Czech Masters from Prague, Czech Republic.

1 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: The Barclays from Edison, N.J.

3 p.m., Ch. 3 — PGA: The Barclays from Edison, N.J.

3 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Dick's Sporting Goods Open from Endicott, N.Y.

5 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Yokahama Tire Classic from Prattville, Ala.

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

Horse Racing

4 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Travers Stakes from Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Soccer

7:40 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Arsenal at Newcastle.

9:55 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Watford at Manchester City.

12:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Premier League: Everton at Tottenham.

1 p.m., USA — Premier League: Crystal Palace at Chelsea.

4 p.m., YES — MLS: Columbus Crew at New York City FC.

7 p.m., CSN — MLS: New England Revolution at Philadelphia Union.

Tennis

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

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

Track & Field

3 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — IAAF World Championships from Beijing.