COLUMNS

Orsillo is part of the Red Sox fans' family and fabric

Baseball’s daily rhythms offer a mystical quality, different than once-a-week football,...

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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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

Coast Guard's Clancy always willing to take one for the team

One trait for which Mike's Clancy's Coast Guard Academy football teammates and coaches have come to know him: unselfishness.

Tackling goes high-tech at Dartmouth with new dummies

In bid to reduce concussions, Dartmouth debuts remote-controlled tackling dummy

LOCAL ROUNDUP

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.

PROFESSIONAL

Colon tosses seven scoreless innings, Mets beat Phillies 9-4

Bartolo Colon tosses 7 scoreless innings, Mets keep up offense in 9-4 win over Phillies

Major League Baseball roundup

Justin Verlander falls 3 outs short of 3rd career no-hitter, Tigers beat Angels 5-0

ON THE AIR

Baseball

4 p.m., ESPN — Little League: Baja California (Mexico) vs. Barquisimento (Venezuela) in World Series from Williamsport, Pa.

7 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies.

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

7 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: San Diego Padres at Washington Nationals.

7 p.m., NESN — IL: Pawtucket Red Sox at Buffalo Bisons.

8 p.m., ESPN — Little League: Bonita (Calif.) vs. Pearland (Texas) in World Series from Williamsport, Pa.

Basketball

7 p.m., MyTV9 — WNBA: Phoenix Mercury at Connecticut Sun.

Football

7:30 p.m., ESPN2 — CFL: Montreal Alouettes at Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Golf

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

11:30 a.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Yokahama Tire Classic from Prattville, Ala.

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

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

CT SUN

Sun could use a little good fortune

The struggling Connecticut Sun won't be catching any breaks from their remaining regular season schedule as almost every opponent is tough, including Thursday's foe, the defending WNBA champion Phoenix Mercury (Mohegan Sun Arena, 7 p.m., WCTX).

Sun go cold in Atlanta

The Connecticut Sun had an abysmal — and record-setting — first half offensively against the Atlanta Dream. It resulted in their fifth straight loss, 71-57, as their playoff hopes continued to fade away.