Bowles will announce Jets' starting QB next Monday

Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg gets off a pass during the first half of Saturday's NFL exhibition game against the Detroit Lions. Jets coach Todd Bowles said Monday that he will announce the Jets' starting QB next Monday following an exhibition game against the Giants. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)

New York Jets coach Todd Bowles will announce starting quarterback next Monday

AP source: NFL, Goodell working on 5-year contract extension

The NFL is working on a five-year contract extension with commissioner Roger Goodell, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Monday. The extension would run through the 2024 season. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Person with knowledge of negotiations tells AP: NFL, Goodell working on 5-year extension

Brady has TD in preseason debut as Pats fall to Texans 27-23

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass in the first half of Saturday's NFL preseason game against the Texans at Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass in his first game since winning the Super Bowl on the same field and the New England Patriots fell to the Houston Texans 27-23 in a preseason game on Saturday night.

Redskins activate TE Jordan Reed from PUP list

The Washington Redskins have activated tight end Jordan Reed from the physically-unable-to-perform list.

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Sisk joins her mother on the list of Shennecossett club championship winners

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Brady has TD in preseason debut as Pats fall to Texans 27-23

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady calls a play during the first half of Saturday's preseason game against the Houston Texans. (Eric Christian Smith/AP Photo)

Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass in his first game since winning the Super Bowl on the same field and the New England Patriots fell to the Houston Texans 27-23 in a preseason game

NFL notes

Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg throws a pass in the first half of Saturday night's NFL preseason game against the Lions at Detroit. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)

Seahawks left tackle George Fant suffered a torn ACL in his right knee in Friday night's preseason game against Minnesota and is likely done for the season.

Column: We need Kaepernick more than ever in troubled times

Maybe if we had just followed the lead of Colin Kaepernick, who had hoped the simple, non-violent act of taking a knee during the national anthem would move us to talk more about some of the serious problems plaguing this country.

Gun charge against NFL linebacker Khaseem Greene is dropped

In this June 13, 2016 file photo, Khaseem Greene of the Detroit Lions poses for a photo. An attorney for the former NFL linebacker said a gun charge against his client has been dropped because the man who said he gave him a weapon admitted he lied. NJ.com reported this week the charges against Greene were dismissed by a judge on July 17, 2017, after a request from prosecutors. (AP Photo/File)

His attorney says a gun charge against an NFL linebacker has been dropped because the man who said he gave him a weapon admitted he lied

UCONN

UConn's punter, Magliozzi is a 23-year-old former plumber from Australia

Not every day your punter is a 23-year-old former plumber from Australia. Meet Luke Magliozzi, the newest addition to the UConn football roster.

Edsall names Pindell UConn's starting quarterback

UConn quarterback David Pindell (5) warms up before Sunday's open practice at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. (Gavin Keefe/The Day)

Junior college transfer David Pindell arrived at UConn as a strong contender for the starting quarterback job.

COLLEGES

Alabama starts atop AP poll for 2nd straight year

Coach Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson tied are ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press preseason Top 25 media poll for the second straight year. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Alabama is No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll for the second straight season and third time in five years

Goldcamp ready as the heir to Coast Guard's quarterback position

Coast Guard quarterback Ethan Goldcamp takes a snap from center during a drill at practice in New London on Aug. 7.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Coast Guard Academy junior Ethan Goldcamp has learned a lot in his backup role under former record-setting quarterback Derek Victory. Goldcamp has now inherited the position and will be Coast Guard's starter on Aug. 31 when it opens the season...

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Tigers fall to Lake Monsters in 13

Jesus Lage hit a walk-off single with one out in the 13th inning, as the Vermont Lake Monsters defeated the Connecticut Tigers 6-5 on Sunday.

Oakdale's LaBranche finishes third leg in Grand Slam of Ultrarunning

Steve LaBranche of Oakdale finished the Leadville Trail 100 Sunday morning, nicknamed “The Race Across The Sky,” in 28 hours, 13 minutes, 22 seconds, giving him the first three legs of the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning.

Tigers storm back from five down to win at Vermont, 8-6

Burlington, Vt. — Teddy Hoffman lined a two-out base hit to center field in the ninth inning to score the go-ahead and insurance runs as the Connecticut Tigers stunned a crowd of 3,312 at Centennial Field with an 8-6 victory over the Vermont...

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Sports teams, fans find creative ways to see eclipse

Mexican players put on solar eclipse glasses for a television spot just before Monday's Little League World Series game against Asia-Pacific at Volunteer Stadium in South Williamsport, Pa.. (Mark Pynes/PennLive.com via AP)

Baseball fans in more than half a dozen cities will catch the solar eclipse at the ballpark as teams look to cash in with game-day viewing parties

Red Sox beat Yankees 5-1, move 5 up in A.L. East

Jackie Bradley Jr. of the Red Sox watches the flight of his two-run triple in the second inning of Sunday's game against the Yankees at Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Jackie Bradley Jr. tripled in two runs and singled in another, and Rick Porcello pitched six innings of a combined three-hitter to help the AL East-leading Red Sox beat New York 5-1 on Sunday and extend their lead over the Yankees to five games.

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11 a.m., ESPN — LLWS: Grosse Pointe (Mich.) vs. Emilia (Italy) from Williamsport, Pa.

1 p.m., ESPN — LLWS: Seoul (South Korea) vs. Tamaulipas (Mexico) from Williamsport, Pa.

3 p.m., ESPN — LLWS: Jackson (N.J.) vs. Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) from Williamsport, Pa.

6 p.m., ESPN2 — LLWS: Maracaibo (Venezuela) vs. Santiago (Dominican Republic) from Williamsport, Pa.

7 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at Cleveland Indians.

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

7 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — NYP: Connecticut Tigers at Vermont Lake Monsters.

8 p.m., ESPN2 — LLWS: Fairfield vs. Walla Walla (Wash.) from Williamsport, Pa.

Football

8 p.m., ESPN, WFAN (660-AM) — NFL preseason: New York Giants at Cleveland Browns.

Soccer

3 p.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Everton at Manchester City.

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Sun pull away and beat Mercury 94-66

Jonquel Jones (35) and Alyssa Thomas (25) of the Connecticut Sun grab a defensive rebound against Emma Cannon (10) of the Phoenix Mercury during a WNBA game on Sunday at Mohegan Sun Arena.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

The Connecticut Sun forced six turnovers to start the second half of Sunday's game against the Phoenix Mercury to rip the game open. The Sun won, 94-66, and clinched at least one home playoff game.

Sun have a need for speed

Shekinna Stricklen of the Connecticut Sun, left, leads a breakaway past Monique Currie of the Phoenix Sun during a game Aug. 4 at Mohegan Sun Arena. Entering Saturday's WNBA schedule, the Sun lead the league with an average of 86.9 points per game. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Tempo is a big part of Curt Miller's offensive system and a perfect fit for the Connecticut Sun. They've become one of the WNBA's most exciting teams and lead the league in scoring.