COLUMNS

Process was flawed, but that doesn't mean Brady is innocent

From the beginning of Brady v. NFL — a melodrama that’s outlasted the length...

Old Lyme CC's Helene Nichols a self-made (six-time) champion

Rob Barbeau remembers giving Helene Nichols her first golf lesson about 21 years...

UCONN

UConn comes alive in second half to beat Villanova 20-15

Granted, it's a small sample size. Still, there were signs of progress in UConn's season-opening 20-15 victory over Villanova Thursday night before 26,113 fans at Rentschler Field.

UConn football ready to take important first step

Thursday night's game is more important than perhaps any season opener in recent years for the UConn football program. "It's everything," coach Bob Diaco said.

COLLEGES

Coast Guard routs Anna Maria 34-6 in opener

Mike Clancy, in his first game as Coast Guard's starting running back, carried the ball 14 times for 106 yards and two touchdowns — 96 yards in the second half — as the Bears topped Anna Maria 34-6 Thursday on opening night.

Victory Lane: Coast Guard quarterback readying for his third season as starter

And so Coast Guard begins the season Thursday with a 7 p.m. game against Anna Maria at Cadet Memorial Field, the Bears' first night game since 1996. Derek Victory, a junior, will be the starting quarterback, the way he has been for the last 17 games.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Tigers win before 5,832 at Dodd Stadium

Patrick Mackenzie was 3-for-4 with a run scored and the Connecticut Tigers scored single runs in four different innings to beat the Brooklyn Cyclones in a New York-Penn League game before 5,832 fans at Dodd Stadium.

PROFESSIONAL

Agent reminds Mets about Matt Harvey’s innings limit

Now, five months into the season, a debate has arisen over how much Mets ace Matt Harvey of Mystic should pitch in the final month. Agent Scott Boras claims the Mets are imperiling Harvey by pitching him over the innings limit set forth by the...

Kelsey Bone makes game-winner; Sun beat Stars 73-72

Kelsey Bone makes go-ahead layup with 1.8 left; Sun hand Stars 8th straight loss, 73-72

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

8 a.m., NBCSN — Formula One Italian Grand Prix qualifying from Monza, Italy.

11:30 a.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity VFW Sports Clips Help a Hero 200 qualifying from Darlington, S.C.

1:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Sprint Cup Bojangles Southern 500 qualifying from Darlington, S.C.

3:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — NASCAR Xfinity VFW Sports Clips Help a Hero 200 from Darlington, S.C.

Baseball

1 p.m., FS1, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM) — MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees.

4 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Boston Red Sox.

4 p.m., FS1 — MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals.

7 p.m., WCCT, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins.

7 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — NYP: Connecticut Tigers at Tri-City ValleyCats.

Football

Noon, ESPN — NCAA: Stanford at Northwestern.

Noon, ESPNEWS — NCAA: Norfolk State at Rutgers.

Noon, ESPNU — NCAA: Richmond at Maryland.

12:30 p.m., WCCT — NCAA: Wofford at Clemson.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA: Louisville at Auburn.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — NCAA: Brigham Young at Nebraska.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 61 — NCAA: Virginia at UCLA.

3:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Penn State at Temple.

3:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Texas-El Paso at Arkansas.

3:30 p.m., SNY — NCAA: Wagner at Rice.

4 p.m., ESPNEWS — NCAA: Southern Illinois at Indiana.

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Arizona State at Texas A&M.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Louisiana-Lafayette at Kentucky.

7:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — NCAA: Texas at Notre Dame.

8 p.m., Ch. 8 — NCAA: Wisconsin vs. Alabama from Arlington, Texas.

8 p.m., ESPNEWS — NCAA: Texas State at Florida State.

10 p.m., FS1 — NCAA: Mississippi State at Southern Mississippi.

Golf

7 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Russian Open from Moscow.

11:30 a.m., Golf Channel — Ladies European PGA: Helsingburg (Sweden) Open.

2:30 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Deutsche Bank Championship from Norton, Mass.

Horse Racing

5 p.m., NBCSN — Woodward Stakes and Forego Stakes from Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Mixed Martial Arts

8 p.m., FS1 — UFC bouts from Las Vegas.

Rugby

7:30 p.m., NBCSN — International Union: United States vs. Australia from Chicago.

Soccer

7:30 p.m., CSN — MLS: Orlando City SC at New England Revolution.

Tennis

11 a.m., ESPN2 — U.S. Open from New York.

5 p.m., ESPN2 — U.S. Open from New York.