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LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Waterford advances in Legion tournament

Robert Silva pitched a four-hitter as Waterford advanced in the American Legion baseball state tournament with a 3-1 win over Tolland on Thursday night.

Local roundup: Tigers beat ValleyCats for second straight road series win

Blake Bortles had three hits, drove in a run and scored another to lead the Connecticut Tigers to a 3-1 victory over the Tri-City ValleyCats in a New York-Penn League baseball game on Wednesday.

PROFESSIONAL

Severino, Gardner lead Yankees to 4-1 win over Mariners

Luis Severino pitched around trouble to throw seven shutout innings, Brett Gardner hit a solo home run off Felix Hernandez and the New York Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners 4-1

An All-American start to the British Open

The wind off the Irish Sea pushed away the rain clouds and bathed Royal Birkdale in sunshine, Stars and Stripes

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

8 p.m., FS1 — NHRA Mile-High Nationals qualifying from Denver.

9 p.m., FS1 — ARCA Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 from Brownsburg, Ind.

Baseball

2 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs.

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

7 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Houston Astros at Baltimore Orioles.

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

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

10 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Seattle Mariners.

Basketball

7 p.m., ESPN2 — Men's exhibition: The Basketball Tournament from New York.

Cycling

8 a.m., NBCSN — Tour de France.

Golf

5 a.m., Golf Channel — British Open from Southport, England.

3 p.m., FS1 — USGA U.S. Junior Amateur Championship from Andover, Kansas.

5 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Barbasol Championship from Auburn, Ala.

8 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Marathon Classic from Sylvania, Ohio. (taped today)

4:30 a.m. (Saturday), Golf Channel — British Open from Southport, England.

Soccer

7 p.m., ESPN — MLS: Atlanta United at Orlando City SC.

Tennis

5 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Swedish Open from Bastad.

1 p.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Hall of Fame Championships from Newport, R.I.

8 p.m., Tennis Channel — WTT: San Diego Aviators at Springfield Lasers.

Track & Field

2 p.m., NBCSN — IAAF Diamond League from Monaco.

CT SUN

Sun look forward to spending time at home

The Connecticut Sun overcame youth, injuries, and more road games than anyone else in the WNBA prior to the All-Star break and are tied for third place in the league standings. They hope to benefit from playing so many games at home after the break.

Sun not themselves in loss to Liberty

The Connecticut Sun were not their usual aggressive selves on Wednesday morning and lost to the New York Liberty, 96-80, at Madison Square Garden.