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

COLUMNS

Green Monster Theory ... or when New London's finest understand concept of community

This is the story of the new Little League field at Mitchell Woods, no longer in disrepair: Who...

NFA graduate Barrett feels at home at Cedar Ridge

Dan Barrett feels a strong connection to eastern Connecticut.

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NHL teams must consider expansion draft in offseason plans

With Las Vegas coming, NHL teams must consider expansion draft as part of their offseason planning

Lindros could get long-awaited Hall of Fame call

After years of waiting, Eric Lindros could get his call to the Hockey Hall of Fame

NHL Draft: McPhee grows emotional once son picked by Oilers

After playing a role in drafting countless NHL prospects, former Capitals GM George McPhee gets emotional after son selected by Edmonton Oilers

UCONN

Breanna Stewart wins Honda Cup as top college woman athlete

Former UConn star Breanna Stewart was honored as the collegiate woman athlete of the year earning the Honda Cup

Purvis followed his heart back to UConn

Something deep inside pushed Rodney Purvis toward returning to UConn for his final season of eligibility.

COLLEGES

Coastal Carolina wins College World Series

Coastal Carolina capitalized on two errors on the same play for four unearned runs in the sixth inning, and the Chanticleers won their first national championship in any sport with a 4-3 victory over Arizona in Game 3 of the College World Series...

'Slow talker' David Pierce taking reins at Texas baseball

Texas turning program over to David Pierce, a self-described "slow-talking Texan" who doesn't yet have 200 career victories.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Waterford powers past East Lyme to win Babe Ruth 15 title

Waterford scored seven times in the bottom of the fifth inning to invoke the mercy rule and beat East Lyme, 12-2, to win Thursday's District 6 Babe Ruth 15-year-old championship.

Local roundup: Tigers outlast Spinners 5-4

The Connecticut Tigers rode a four-run fourth inning to a 5-4 win over the Lowell Spinners in a New York-Penn League baseball game on Thursday night.

Sutman, Waterford 14s top East Lyme 11-3 to force a deciding game

Payton Sutman pitched a complete game and Waterford scored six runs in the fifth inning on the way to an 11-3 victory over East Lyme in the District 6 Babe Ruth 14-year-old tournament, forcing a winner-take-all game Friday.

PROFESSIONAL

Yankees walk off with a 2-1 win against the Rangers

Chase Headley scored on a passed ball with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, and the Yankees won in their final at-bat for the second straight game to beat the Texas Rangers 2-1 on Thursday afternoon

Mets rally past Cubs in NLCS rematch opener

Yoenis Cespedes socked a colossal home run, Jeurys Familia pitched out of a huge jam in the ninth inning and rookie replacement Brandon Nimmo keyed a three-run rally in the seventh that sent the New York Mets past the Chicago Cubs 4-3.

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WNBA roundup

Aerial Powers scored 19 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 54 seconds left, to help the Dallas Wings beat the Seattle Storm 83-78 on Thursday night

Shorthanded Sun fall to Mercury

Brittney Griner had 19 points, eight rebounds and five blocks as the Phoenix Mercury beat the Connecticut Sun on Wednesday night, 86-75. The Sun were without Chiney Ogwumike (right knee strain).

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

8 a.m., NBCSN — Formula One Austrian Grand Prix practice from Spielberg, Austria.

2 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity Subway Firecracker 250 qualifying from Daytona Beach, Fla.

4 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Sprint Cup Coke Zero 400 qualifying from Daytona Beach, Fla.

7:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity Subway Firecracker 250 from Daytona Beach, Fla.

Baseball

1 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Cleveland Indians at Toronto Blue Jays.

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

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

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

10:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at San Diego Padres.

Football

10 p.m., ESPN2 — CFL: Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Calgary Stampeders.

Golf

6:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: French Open from Paris.

1:30 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Bridgestone Invitational from Akron, Ohio.

6:30 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Barracuda Championship from Reno, Nev.

9 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Portland (Ore.) Classic. (taped today)

Soccer

3 p.m., ESPN2 — Euro 2016: Wales vs. Belgium in a quarterfinal from Lille, France.

Swimming

6 p.m., NBCSN — U.S. Olympic Trials from Omaha, Neb.

8 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — U.S. Olympic Trials from Omaha, Neb.

Tennis

7 a.m., ESPN — Wimbledon from London.

Track & Field

9 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — U.S. Olympic Trials from Eugene, Ore.

Volleyball

11:30 p.m., NBCSN — FIVB: United States vs. Bulgaria from Dallas. (taped today)