COLUMNS

Can't we stop with the self-entitlement and teach the kids?

Sports resonate for many reasons, not the least of which is their metaphorical richness.

UCONN

UConn's new deal with Nike worth $32.45 million through 2023

UConn announced Wednesday that its athletic department has extended an exclusive sponsorship agreement with Nike through the 2022-23 academic year.

Edsall expresses concerns, optimism as UConn football camp opens this week

Coach Randy Edsall gets excited just thinking about bringing his UConn football family together this week. The players report on Thursday and the first practice is Saturday.

COLLEGES

Taggart boldly taking on challenge of rebooting Oregon

Willie Taggart realizes he only has the keys to Oregon's football machine because it broke down last season

USC QB Sam Darnold adjusting to life in the spotlight

Southern California quarterback Sam Darnold was the brightest star at the Pac-12 Conference's two-day countdown to the upcoming season

HIGH SCHOOL

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.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Schoepfer gives back to her hometown and Waterford soccer

Katie Schoepfer stood on Spera Field, the very same place that her love affair with soccer took root years ago, on Thursday.

Black Wolves extend contract of head coach Glenn Clark

The New England Black Wolves announced on Thursday that head coach Glenn Clark has signed a three-year contract extension.

Local roundup: Schooners win their eighth straight

The Mystic Schooners stretched their winning streak to eight games with a 6-4 win over the Winnipesaukee Muskrats on Thursday night.

PROFESSIONAL

Padres knock off Mets 7-5 behind rookies Margot, Coleman

Manuel Margot came within a triple of the cycle and fellow rookie Dusty Coleman hit his first major league home run, leading the San Diego Padres past the New York Mets 7-5

Rangers' Adrian Beltre on the brink of 3,000th career hit

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is on the brink of his 3,000th career hit

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

8 a.m., NBCSN — Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix practice from Budapest, Hungary.

Noon, FS1 — NASCAR Truck Overton's 150 practice from Long Pond, Pa.

2 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Overton's 150 final practice from Long Pond, Pa.

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

6 p.m., FS1 — ARCA ModSpace 150 from Long Pond, Pa.

6:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity U.S. Cellular 250 final practice from Newton, Iowa.

11 p.m., FS1 — NHRA Sonoma (Calif.) Nationals qualifying. 

Baseball

7 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Kansas City Royals at Boston Red Sox.

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

7 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — NYP: Vermont Lake Monsters at Connecticut Tigers.

8 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers. 

10 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at Seattle Mariners.

Basketball

7 p.m., CSN, NBA TV — WNBA: Connecticut Sun at Washington Mystics.

10 p.m., NBA TV — WNBA: Dallas Wings at Seattle Storm.

Football

9:30 p.m., ESPN2 — CFL: British Columbia Lions at Edmonton Eskimos.

Golf

5 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: European Open from Hamburg, Germany.

7 a.m., Golf Channel — Senior British Open Championship from Bridgend, Wales.

9:30 a.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Ladies Scottish Open from North Ayrshire, Scotland.

11:30 a.m., Golf Channel — Senior British Open Championship from Bridgend, Wales.

3 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Canadian Open from Oakville, Ontario.

3 p.m., FS1 — USGA U.S. Girls' Junior Championship from Augusta, Mo.

Swimming

11:30 a.m., NBCSN — World Championships from Budapest, Hungary.

Tennis

5 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: German Championships from Hamburg.