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LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Tigers beat ValleyCats for second straight road series win

Blake Bortles had three hits, drove in a run and scored another to lead the Connecticut Tigers to a 3-1 victory over the Tri-City ValleyCats in a New York-Penn League baseball game on Wednesday.

Waterford rallies to win Connecticut Little League softball title

Milena Walker hit a go-ahead two-run home run as Waterford scored six times with two outs in the fifth inning to rally and beat Westport, 10-3, to win the Connecticut Little League (11-12) softball tournament title at Elm Ridge Park.

John Elliott wins first Connecticut Senior Open title in a playoff

Ex-NFA great John Elliott wins his first Connecticut Senior Open golf championship by defeating good friend Billy Downes on the first hole of a sudden death playoff.

PROFESSIONAL

An All-American start to the British Open

The wind off the Irish Sea pushed away the rain clouds and bathed Royal Birkdale in sunshine, Stars and Stripes

Dolson hits late 3, Sky hand Sparks 1st home loss

Stefanie Dolson hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 13 seconds left and scored 15 points to help the Chicago Sky beat Los Angeles 82-80 for the Sparks' first home loss of the season

ON THE AIR

Baseball

Noon, SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets.

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

7 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Texas Rangers at Baltimore Orioles.

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

10 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Seattle Mariners.

Basketball

3:30 p.m., NBA TV — WNBA: Chicago Sky at Los Angeles Sparks.

5 p.m., ESPN2 — Men's exhibition: The Basketball Tournament from New York.

Cycling

7:30 a.m., NBCSN — Tour de France.

Golf

5 a.m., Golf Channel — British Open from Southport, England.

3:30 p.m., FS1 — USGA U.S. Junior Amateur Championship from Andover, Kansas.

5 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Barbasol Championship from Auburn, Ala.

8 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Marathon Classic from Sylvania, Ohio. (taped today)

1:30 a.m. (Friday), Golf Channel — British Open from Southport, England.

Soccer

7:30 p.m., FS1 — Gold Cup: Jamaica vs. Canada in quarterfinal from Glendale, Ariz.

9:30 p.m., ESPN — International Champions Cup: Manchester United vs. Manchester City from Houston.

10:30 p.m., FS1 — Gold Cup: Mexico vs. Honduras in quarterfinal from Glendale, Ariz.

Talk Show

6:05 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — Sports Talk with Bill Donovan.

Tennis

5 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Swedish Open from Bastad.

CT SUN

Sun not themselves in loss to Liberty

The Connecticut Sun were not their usual aggressive selves on Wednesday morning and lost to the New York Liberty, 96-80, at Madison Square Garden.

Sun's Miller, assistants Collen, Smith to coach East at WNBA All-Star Game

The WNBA announced Wednesday morning that Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller and assistants Nicki Collen and Steve Smith will coach the Eastern Conference at Saturday's All-Star Game.