US, Canada preparing for NHL-less Olympics very differently

Former Vancouver head coach Willie Desjardins, who will be Team Canada's head coach for the 2017-2018 season, speaks at a July 25 news conference in Calgary, Alberta. The United States and Canada are taking drastically different approaches in the lead-up to the 2018 Olympics without NHL players. Hockey Canada hired a full-time coach and has already begun playing exhibitions with five tournaments on the docket before February, while USA Hockey picked a college coach with an everyday job and figures less is more with pre-Olympic completion. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

The United States and Canada are preparing for the 2018 Winter Olympics without NHL players very differently

Signings, trades shift balance of power across the NHL

Washington's Karl Alzner skates during the first period of a March 31 game against the Coyotes in Glendale, Ariz. Montreal signed Alzner to a $23.125 million five-year deal on Saturday.  (Ross D. Franklin/AP Photo)

The Capitals could take a step back and the Rangers and Stars improve as signings and trades have shifted the balance of power across the NHL

On Day 11, hockey players break record for longest game

After gathering to celebrate around their own goal, Team White players head to center ice to shake hands with their Blue Team counterparts at Buffalo's downtown HarborCenter on Monday morning after playing for more than 250 hours to set the world record for the longest continuous hockey game. (John Wawrow/AP Photo)

Buffalo's hockey marathoners have overcome injuries, illness, fatigue and countless blisters to unofficially set the record for the longest continuous game

COLUMNS

Sun will learn something from this loss in game with a playoff feel

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

A wave of emotion hit Dawn Sisk when she spotted her parents near the end of the Shennecossett Golf...

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Stars sign Radulov to richest free agent deal of offseason

Alexander Radulov celebrates his overtime goal during Montreal's game against the Tampa Bay on April 1 in Tampa, Fla. Dallas signed Alexander Radulov on Monday to a $31.25 million, five-year deal that's the richest given to an unrestricted free agent this offseason. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

The Stars signed Alexander Radulov to a $31.25 million, five-year deal that's the richest given to an unrestricted free agent this offseason

NHL free agents take high-priced hit in stagnant cap era

Karl Alzner of the Capitals skates during a game against the Coyotes on March 31 at Glendale, Ariz. Alzner signed with the Canadiens on Saturday.  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Aside from defensemen Kevin Shattenkirk and Karl Alzner attracting $20-plus-million contracts, NHL free agency isn't what it used to be. Not in a stagnant salary-cap era.

Buyouts make Panthers, Devils even bigger free agent buyers

Capitals defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk works with the puck during a game against the Bruins on April 8 at Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon was already talking about getting aggressive in the free agent market.Now he has some extra room to do that.

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

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...

Clemson title game hero Hunter Renfrow seeking bigger role

Clemson wide receiver Hunter Renfrow runs with the ball during the Fiesta Bowl against Ohio State on Dec. 31, 2016 at Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

It seems impossible for any Clemson fan to overlook 5-foot-11 Hunter Renfrow after his game-winning catch clinched the Tigers first national title in 35 years.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Retrospective: Living the Impossible Dream first hand as sportswriter for a day

Boston Red Sox great Carl Yastrzemski raises his arms as he is honored with teammates on the 50th anniversary of the 1967

Fifty years after the season known as the Impossible Dream, many of the more senior citizens inhabiting Red Sox Nation can recall highlights from 1967 as if they happened yesterday.

Staten Island wins 10th straight, beats Connecticut 4-0

Juan De Paula allowed just one hit over seven innings, leading the Staten Island Yankees over the Connecticut Tigers in a 4-0 win Thursday.

PROFESSIONAL

Moreland delivers to help Red Sox beat Yankees 9-6

Andrew Benintendi, right, and Eduardo Nunez of the Boston Red Sox celebrate after scoring on a two-run single by Mitch Moreland during the seventh inning Friday against the New York Yankees. (Michael Dwyer/AP Photo)

Pinch-hitter Mitch Moreland hit a two-run single in Boston's four-run seventh inning and the Red Sox rallied to beat the New York Yankees 9-6

Marlins win sixth of seven, 3-1 over Mets

Miami relief pitcher Brad Ziegler celebrates with J.T. Realmuto after Friday's 3-1 win over the Mets at Citi Field. Realmuto hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the second inning. (Frank Franklin II/AP Photo)

J.T. Realmuto hit an early two-run homer as the Miami Marlins notched their sixth win in seven games, downing the Mets 3-1 in their series opener to move within two games of .500 for the first time since May 3

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Liberty snuff out the Sun, end six-game winning streak

Jonquel Jones of the Connecticut Sun shoots in front of Tina Charles of the New York Liberty during Friday's WNBA game at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Liberty won 82-70. (John Shishmanian/The Norwich Bulletin via AP)

Tina Charles had 24 points and seven rebounds as the New York Liberty downed the Connecticut Sun on Friday night 82-70, snapping the Sun's six-game winning streak.

Sun plan on taking a stand for unity

Connecticut Sun guard Jasmine Thomas drives the lane against the Chicago Sky last month at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Connecticut Sun plan on taking a moment to honor the victims of the Charlottesville violence and stand against bigotry and racism before Friday's game against the New York Liberty.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

1 p.m., NBCSN — IndyCar ABC Supply 500 qualifying from Long Pond, Pa.

7 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — NASCAR Monster Cup NRA Night Race from Bristol, Tenn.

7 p.m., FS1 — NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals qualifying from Brainerd, Minn. (taped today)

Baseball

1 p.m., ESPN — LLWS: Tamaulipas (Mexico) vs. Emilia (Italy) from Williamsport, Pa.

2 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Chicago Cubs.

3 p.m., Ch. 8 — LLWS: Jackson (N.J.) vs. Grosse Pointe (Mich.) from Williamsport, Pa.

4 p.m., FS1 — MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Detroit Tigers.

6 p.m., ESPN — LLWS: Sydney vs. TBA from Williamsport, Pa.

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

7 p.m., NESN, YES, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM), WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox.

7 p.m., WCCT, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: Miami Marlins at New York Mets.

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

10 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Washington Nationals at San Diego Padres. (joined in progress)

Basketball

8 p.m., NBA TV — WNBA: Atlanta Dream at Dallas Wings.

Boxing

10 p.m., ESPN — Terence Crawford vs. Julius Indongo in a junior welterweight bout from Lincoln, Neb.

Football

3 p.m., NFL Network — NFL preseason: Carolina Panthers at Tennessee Titans.

7 p.m., NFL Network — NFL preseason: Indianapolis Colts at Dallas Cowboys.

8 p.m., MyTV9, WMOS (102.3-FM) — NFL preseason: New England Patriots at Houston Texans.

10 p.m., NFL Network — NFL preseason: Denver Broncos at San Francisco 49ers.

Golf

5 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Paul Lawrie Match Play from Bad Griesbach, Germany.

8 a.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Solheim Cup from Des Moines, Iowa.

Noon, Ch. 61 — USGA U.S. Amateur Championship semifinals from Pacific Palisades, Calif.

3 p.m., Ch. 3 — PGA: Wyndham Championship from Greensboro, N.C.

4 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — LPGA: Solheim Cup from Des Moines, Iowa.

4 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Dick's Sporting Goods Open from Endicott, N.Y.

3 a.m. (Sunday), Golf Channel — European PGA: Fiji International from Natadola. (taped today)

Gymnastics

9 p.m., NBCSN — Men: P&G Championships from Anaheim, Calif.

Horse Racing

8 p.m., NBCSN — Pacific Classic from Del Mar, Calif.

Motorcycle Racing

3 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — AMA Budds Creek Nationals from Mechanicsville, Md.

Soccer

7:30 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Manchester United at Swansea City.

9:30 a.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund at Wolfsburg.

10 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Crystal Palace at Liverpool.

12:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Premier League: Arsenal at Stoke City.

12:30 p.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Leipzig at Schalke.

3:30 p.m., Lifetime — NWSL: Washington Spirit at North Carolina Courage.

Tennis

Noon, ESPN2 — Western & Southern Open from Mason, Ohio.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — Western & Southern Open from Mason, Ohio.