Redskins TE, New London grad Jordan Reed gets five-year extension

The Washington Redskins have signed tight end Jordan Reed to a five-year contract extension

Manziel ordered to stay away from accuser in violence case

A Dallas judge has ordered former Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel to have no contact with the alleged victim in his domestic violence case

Good deed by Falcons' Freeman makes way to social media

Falcons running back Devonta Freeman offers to help 82-year-old woman with yard work, and soon good deed lands on social media

Sneaky quarterback: RG3, Browns surprise high school team

Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III posed as a mannequin before surprising a high school team with new uniforms and helmets


You'll like the passion of Miller, who's already seeing red

The themes around the Sun this season are “new” and “different.”...



Rookie reform: Dolphins, Jags make changes to newcomer camps

The Jacksonville Jaguars and Miami Dolphins won't need helmets for rookie minicamp

Broncos' Siemian trusts he'll get a shot at starting, too

The Denver Broncos say QB Trevor Siemian will get just as much of a shot at winning the starting job as Mark Sanchez or Paxton Lynch

An inside look at the other draft, as free agents find spots

For college free agents who aren't selected, their draft amps up as the official NFL draft winds down

Forget winners, losers; think NFL draft trends

Figuring out who won or lost in an NFL draft takes years, not hours


UConn women will make 11th trip to White House next week

The national champion University of Connecticut women's basketball team has been invited back to the White House

As Big 12 ponders expansion, American on guard for losses

The Big 12 presidents will consider in the coming weeks whether the league should expand, leaving the American Athletic Conference on guard for the possibility of one or more defections


Convicted child molester Sandusky gets appeals hearing

Convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky is getting a hearing in two weeks when his lawyers will be allowed to try to upend the prosecution case against the former Penn State assistant coach

Ole Miss coach was 'shocked' by Tunsil comments at NFL draft

Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze said he was surprised by former Rebels offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil's statement that he accepted money from a coach while at the school and is trying to stay patient while the university continues its investigation


Local roundup: Sutman's two-hitter enough for Waterford baseball

Walker Sutman pitched a two-hitter and was backed by a 14-hit attack as the Waterford baseball team remained unbeaten with a 14-1 win over Windham on Thursday.

Black Wolves head to the playoffs, but may be without Evans

The New England Black Wolves will meet the Georgia Swarm in the first round of the NLL playoffs at 7 tonight at Mohegan Sun Arena, but they may need to do so without reigning league MVP and leading scorer Shawn Evans, who is injured.

Local roundup: Matson provides the firepower for Williams girls' lacrosse

Audrey Matson had five goals and four assists, powering the Williams School girls' lacrosse team past Marianapolis 17-8 in an SENE matchup.


Pedroia, Ramirez, Bradley homer, Red Sox beat White Sox 7-3

Dustin Pedroia, Hanley Ramirez and Jackie Bradley Jr. homered to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 7-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night

Yankees' offense sputters in 1-0, 10-inning loss to Orioles

Hitting remains very much a problem for the New York Yankees in their effort to climb out of last place in the AL East. New York managed only four hits and lost 1-0 in 10 innings to the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday night.


Auto Racing

11:30 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Sprint Cup 400 practice from Kansas City, Kansas.

1:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Sprint Cup 400 final practice from Kansas City, Kansas.

4:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Toyota Tundra 250 qualifying from Kansas City, Kansas.

6:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Sprint Cup 400 qualifying from Kansas City, Kansas.

8:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Toyota Tundra 250 from Kansas City, Kansas. 


2 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Washington Nationals at Chicago Cubs.

7 p.m., YES, NESN, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM), WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.-7FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees.

10:30 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at San Diego Padres.


7 p.m., ESPN — NBA playoffs: Cleveland Cavaliers at Atlanta Hawks.

9:30 p.m., ESPN — NBA playoffs: San Antonio Spurs at Oklahoma City Thunder.


6:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Trophee Hassan II from Rabat, Morocco.

12:30 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Yokohama Tire Classic from Prattville, Ala.

4 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Wells Fargo Championship from Charlotte, N.C.

7 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Insperity Invitational from The Woodlands, Texas. (taped today)


9 a.m., NBCSN — IIHF World Championship: United States vs. Canada from St. Petersburg, Russia.

7 p.m., NBCSN, WCBS (880-AM) — NHL playoffs: Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Islanders.

Horse Racing

12:30 p.m., NBCSN — Kentucky Derby Oaks from Louisville.


7 p.m., — NLL playoffs: Georgia Swarm at New England Black Wolves.


3 p.m., truTV — NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship from Gulf Shores, Ala.


Sun rookie Jones is a presence on the perimeter, too

It’s only natural to look at Jonquel Jones and wonder what in the blank a 6-foot-6 woman is doing out so far on the perimeter. Or why she’s handling the ball as if she was indulging her inner-Lindsay Whalen.

Sun show off a different look in preseason opener

The Connecticut Sun were four minutes into their preseason when Kelsey Bone had an open look up top and made her first career 3-pointer. Well, that’s different.