UConn AD preparing pitch and waiting to hear from Big 12


UConn's new athletic director says he's waiting to hear from the Big 12 about its interest level in the school before reaching out for an official pitch to join the conference

UConn looks at Maui Invitational as potential springboard

Few things can make a group of college basketball coaches more giddy about the upcoming season then talking about playing in the Maui Invitational.

Highly-motivated Durham on the comeback trail for UConn

Whenever Juwan Durham feels in a funk during his long recovery from his second knee injury, he looks up motivational videos.

Marquee road games highlight UConn men's non-conference schedule

Looking to attend a marquee non-conference matchup involving UConn this upcoming season?

Ollie sees similarities between heralded recruiting class and his UConn playing days

UConn men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie sees similarities between this upcoming season's group of talented freshmen and the one that he belonged to as a player in 1991.

COLUMNS

Elliott keeps on rolling through golf's peaks and valleys

John Elliott, the former NFA star, divides time living between Westerly and Jupiter, Fla., but his...

We have another fight ... this time with 3-year-old Meadow Cavanna

The communities of East Lyme and Waterford, neighbors and sports rivals, became brethren during...

UCONN

UConn's nationally-ranked recruiting class has its own championship dreams

They happily posed for a few group photos on Thursday, already looking like a tight band of basketball brothers despite all being on campus together for just a short few weeks.

UConn men stay in AAC neighborhood to fill assistant's job

UConn went outside its basketball family but stayed inside its American Athletic Conference neighborhood to fill its coaching vacancy.

COLLEGES

Oklahoma State officials: Coger died after 40-minute outdoor workout

Officials say Oklahoma State basketball player Tyrek Coger died from an enlarged heart after a 40-minute team workout on the football stadium stairs in hot weather

Clemson, Florida State keeping firm control of ACC's Atlantic Division

Clemson, Florida State in control of ACC's Atlantic Division entering 2016 season

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: New London beats Tolland 6-2 in Legion tournament

New London won its opener in the Northern Division Super Regionals at the American Legion baseball state tournament, beating Tolland 6-2 on Saturday.

Waterford beats Keene (N.H.) 4-0 in New England Babe Ruth (13) opener

Waterford turned to its ace on opening day of the New England Babe Ruth 13-year-old baseball tournament and he delivered.

Mystic ousted in state Section 3 Little League baseball final

Mystic's impressive run ended Friday night at the hands of Coginchaug in the Connecticut Section 3 Little League (11-12) baseball final.

PROFESSIONAL

Giants end losing streak by edging Yankees 2-1 in 12

Mac Williamson homered in the fifth inning and hit a tiebreaking single in the 12th, lifting San Francisco over the New York Yankees 2-1 for the Giants' first victory since the All-Star break

Major League Baseball roundup

Mark Trumbo hit his major league-leading 30th home run, Kevin Gausman pitched seven shutout innings and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2 Saturday night in a duel between first-place teams

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

7 a.m., FS1 — FIA Six Hours of Nurburgring from Nurburg, Germany.

7:30 a.m., NBCSN — Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix from Budapest, Hungary.

3 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Sprint Cup Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at The Brickyard from Indianapolis.

3 p.m., Ch. 61 — NHRA Mile-High Nationals from Denver.

Baseball

Noon, MLB Network — National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony from Cooperstown, N.Y.

1 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM) — MLB: San Francisco Giants at New York Yankees.

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

1:30 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Minnesota Twins at Boston Red Sox.

4 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — NYP: Connecticut Tigers at Mahoning Valley Scrappers.

8 p.m., ESPN — MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at St. Louis Cardinals.

Basketball

8 p.m., NBA TV — Men's exhibition: China vs. United States from Los Angeles.

Cycling

10:30 a.m., NBCSN — Tour de France final stage from Paris.

Football

9 p.m., ESPN2 — Arena: Cleveland Gladiators at Arizona Rattlers.

Golf

8:30 a.m., Golf Channel — Senior British Open from Carnoustie, Scotland.

Noon, Chs. 10, 30 — LPGA: International Crown from Gurnee, Ill.

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

2 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: International Crown from Gurnee, Ill.

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

3 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — American Century Championship from Lake Tahoe, Nev.

6 p.m., Golf Channel — Web.com: Utah Championship from Lehi.

Soccer

1 p.m., Ch. 61 — MLS: New York City FC at New York Red Bulls.

3 p.m., ESPN — MLS: Seattle Sounders at Sporting Kansas City.

5 p.m., ESPN — International Champions Cup: Internazionale vs. Paris Saint Germain from Eugene, Ore.

Tennis

12:30 p.m., Tennis Channel — Citi Open from Washington, D.C.

5 p.m., ESPN2 — WTA: Bank of the West Open from Stanford, Calif.