COLUMNS

Green Monster Theory ... or when New London's finest understand concept of community

This is the story of the new Little League field at Mitchell Woods, no longer in disrepair: Who...

NFA graduate Barrett feels at home at Cedar Ridge

Dan Barrett feels a strong connection to eastern Connecticut.

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UCONN

Breanna Stewart wins Honda Cup as top college woman athlete

Former UConn star Breanna Stewart was honored as the collegiate woman athlete of the year earning the Honda Cup

Purvis followed his heart back to UConn

Something deep inside pushed Rodney Purvis toward returning to UConn for his final season of eligibility.

COLLEGES

Coastal Carolina wins College World Series

Coastal Carolina capitalized on two errors on the same play for four unearned runs in the sixth inning, and the Chanticleers won their first national championship in any sport with a 4-3 victory over Arizona in Game 3 of the College World Series...

Players, coaches make pilgrimage; say goodbye to Pat Summitt

Dozens of Pat Summitt's former Tennessee players and coaches descended on Knoxville over the weekend, making the basketball pilgrimage to say their final goodbyes to the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Former East Lyme softball star Chris Ashburn remembered for her talent, 'gentle spirit'

Former East Lyme High School softball star Chris Ashburn will be remembered for her talent on the field, her grace off it.

LOCAL CALENDAR

BASEBALL/SOFTBALLAll-American Softball Camps — At Veterans Field, Waterford. Pitching/catching: July 11-14 (July 15, rain date) for ages 7-9 and 10-13, 9-10:30 a.m., fee is $75; Hitting: July 11-14 (July 15, rain date) for ages 7-9...

Local roundup: Ledyard wins Junior League Softball title

Ledyard won its first District 10 title, beating Pawcatuck 8-5 in the third and deciding game in the best-of-three Junior League (13-14) softball championship series Wednesday night.

PROFESSIONAL

Portugal advances to Euro 16 semis on PKs

Ricardo Quaresma was Portugal's penalty shootout hero as his team beat Poland 5-3 on penalties

All eyes on Durant as NBA free agency nears

Kevin Durant, Hassan Whiteside and more are ready to finally decide their NBA futures, as free agency is just hours away.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

2 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity Subway Firecracker 250 practice from Daytona Beach, Fla.

3 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Sprint Cup Coke Zero 400 practice from Daytona Beach, Fla.

4 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity Subway Firecracker 250 final practice from Daytona Beach, Fla.

5 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Sprint Cup Coke Zero 400 final practice from Daytona Beach, Fla.

Baseball

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

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

7 p.m., NESN — IL: Columbus Clippers at Pawtucket Red Sox.

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

8 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Arizona vs. Coastal Carolina in College World Series Finals Game 3 from Omaha, Neb.

Basketball

3:30 p.m., NBA TV — WNBA: Atlanta Dream at Los Angeles Sparks.

Football

7 p.m., ESPN2 — CFL: Ottawa Redblacks at Montreal Alouettes.

10 p.m., ESPN2 — CFL: Toronto Argonauts at Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Golf

4:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: French Open from Paris.

1:30 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Bridgestone Invitational from Akron, Ohio.

6:30 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Barracuda Championship from Reno, Nev.

9 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Portland (Ore.) Classic. (taped today)

Soccer

3 p.m., ESPN2 — Euro 2016: Poland vs. Portugal in a quarterfinal from Marseille, France.

Swimming

6:30 p.m., NBCSN — U.S. Olympic Trials from Omaha, Neb.

8 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — U.S. Olympic Trials from Omaha, Neb.

Tennis

7 a.m., ESPN — Wimbledon from London.

CT SUN

Shorthanded Sun fall to Mercury

Brittney Griner had 19 points, eight rebounds and five blocks as the Phoenix Mercury beat the Connecticut Sun on Wednesday night, 86-75. The Sun were without Chiney Ogwumike (right knee strain).

WNBA roundup

Tamika Catchings scored 26 points a day after the death of her former Tennessee coach, Pat Summitt, and the Indiana Fever beat the Chicago Sky 95-83 on Wednesday