Rangers sign Kreider to four-year, $18.5M contract


The New York Rangers have signed speedy forward Chris Kreider to a four-year contract that will pay him an average of $4.6 million

Las Vegas NHL expansion team hires George McPhee as GM

George McPhee has been hired as general manager of the NHL's expansion Las Vegas franchise

NHL teams make splashes in opening hour of free agency

NHL teams combined to make a flurry of deals on the first shift of free agency

COLUMNS

Since it's all about the money, UConn is the answer

Separating the truth from the roar over conference expansion in college sports has become headache...

Elliott keeps on rolling through golf's peaks and valleys

John Elliott, the former NFA star, divides time living between Westerly and Jupiter, Fla., but his...

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NHL free agent pool is deep even without Stamkos

Even with Steven Stamkos staying with the Tampa Bay Lightning, the NHL free agent market presents plenty of big-time players from forwards Milan Lucic, Loui Eriksson and Kyle Okposo to defensemen Brian Campbell and Dan Hamhuis

Predators acquire P.K. Subban from Canadiens for Shea Weber

The Nashville Predators pulled off a blockbuster before the start of free agency by acquiring defenseman P.K. Subban from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for captain Shea Weber.

Lindros' wait over as he headlines Hockey Hall of Fame class

Eric Lindros is finally a Hockey Hall of Famer

UCONN

UConn AD preparing pitch and waiting to hear from Big 12

UConn's new athletic director says he's waiting to hear from the Big 12 about its interest level in the school before reaching out for an official pitch to join the conference

UConn looks at Maui Invitational as potential springboard

Few things can make a group of college basketball coaches more giddy about the upcoming season then talking about playing in the Maui Invitational.

COLLEGES

Delany does not see Rose Bowl move to accommodate playoffs

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany does not envision the Rose Bowl moving from its New Year's Day spot in order to accommodate the College Football Playoff semifinals.

Huskers punter Foltz is remembered for tenacity, good humor

Nebraska punter Sam Foltz, who died in a car accident over the weekend, is being remembered for his outgoing personality and athletic ability

LOCAL ROUNDUP

One bad inning eliminates New London Legion

Rocky Hill-Cromwell-Portland score five runs in the third inning and went on to beat New London 6-2, eliminating New London from the Northern Division Super Regionals of the state American Legion baseball tournament.

Old Lyme's Wolfe recovering from his second cycling mishap

Ben Wolfe recently celebrated his 23rd birthday in style. He rode his bike.

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PROFESSIONAL

Mickelson not close to being over runner-up in British Open

If you thought two weeks was enough time for Phil Mickelson to get over his second-place finish in the British Open duel with Henrik Stenson, guess again

Olympic shooters thrust into gun-control debate

Shooting's dilemma: Olympic shooters are becoming larger targets of vitriol because of the instrument they use for their sport

CT SUN

WNBA president on rescinded fines: We needed to move forward

WNBA President Lisa Borders says she hopes that rescinding the fines the league imposed over black warmup shirts worn in solidarity for shooting victims will lead to a fresh start on social activism for the players and their union

WNBA roundup

Nneka Ogwumike had 24 points and 14 rebounds, Candace Parker added 18 points and six assists and the Los Angeles Sparks ended a two-game skid with a 95-75 win over the Washington Mystics on Friday night

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Baseball

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

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

8 p.m., ESPN — MLB: Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs.

8 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Houston Astros.

Basketball

7:30 p.m., NBA TV — Women's exhibition: United States vs. France from Newark, Del.

Soccer

7:30 p.m., ESPN2 — International Champions Cup: Real Madrid vs. Paris St. Germain from Columbus, Ohio.

9:30 p.m., ESPN2 — International Champions Cup: Bayern Munich vs. AC Milan from Chicago.

11:30 p.m., ESPN — International Champions Cup: Chelsea vs. Liverpool from Pasadena, Calif.

Tennis

11 a.m., Tennis Channel — Rogers Cup from Montreal and Toronto.