Murphy leads Mets to sweep of Phillies, 9-5 in 13 innings

Murphy's offense, defense lead Mets to sweep of Phillies, 9-5 in 13 innings

Longtime Saints recall the team's role in Katrina recovery

Longest-tenured Saints gratified to have been part of the first decade of Katrina recovery

MMA heavyweight Wren returns from Africa for a new fight

Fighting for family: MMA heavyweight Justin Wren returns from Africa to launch a new quest

Letterman struggling with love of racing

AP Exclusive: David Letterman re-examines his love of auto racing following Wilson's death

Major League Baseball roundup

Gallardo earns 100th victory, DeShields helps Texas end Blue Jays' 5-game winning streak, 4-1


Sun's Donovan deserves to be able to see this through

Mohegan — There comes a point when you run out of things to say. The Connecticut Sun...

August is a major month for local golf

August is major month at several area golf courses. Several familiar faces competed for club...



Texas, Mexico get 2nd chances in LLWS title games

Texas and Mexico get 2nd chances in Little League World Series title games

Colon tosses seven scoreless innings, Mets beat Phillies 9-4

Bartolo Colon tosses 7 scoreless innings, Mets keep up offense in 9-4 win over Phillies

Major League Baseball roundup

Justin Verlander falls 3 outs short of 3rd career no-hitter, Tigers beat Angels 5-0


Patriots look for improvement in third preseason game

Patriots look for improvement in 3rd preseason game against Cam Newton, Panthers

Beckham intends to have fun even if it makes him a target

Odell Beckham not worried about lack of preseason catches, looking to have fun again in 2015

Grand jury indicts former 49er Ray McDonald on rape charge

Santa Clara County grand jury indicts former NFL defensive lineman Ray McDonald on rape charge

Cruz believes he will be ready for Giants opener

While Coughlin concerned that Cruz isn't practicing, receiver expects to be ready for Dallas


Rangers sign Stepan to reported six-year, $39M deal

Derek Stepan and Rangers agree on long-term deal hours before arbitration hearing

Lamoriello leaves Devils take become Maple Leafs' GM

Maple Leafs hire Lou Lamoriello as general manager; veteran executive won 3 titles with Devils


Mitchell, Mercury beat Sun at buzzer

Leilani Mitchell made an off-balance 3-pointer at the buzzer as the Phoenix Mercury rallied to beat the Connecticut Sun on Thursday 81-80, the Sun’s sixth straight loss.

Sun could use a little good fortune

The struggling Connecticut Sun won't be catching any breaks from their remaining regular season schedule as almost every opponent is tough, including Thursday's foe, the defending WNBA champion Phoenix Mercury (Mohegan Sun Arena, 7 p.m., WCTX).


Former UConn star Moore fighting for a spot with Raiders

After missing time with injuries, former starting LB Sio Moore fighting for role on Raiders

Spieth stumbles out of the blocks at Barclays

4-way tie for early lead as Jordan Spieth has a rare stumble at Barclays

Serena could face Sharapova in U.S. Open semifinal

In bid for Grand Slam, Serena Williams could face Sharapova in US Open semifinal

Alex Morgan hopes last injury was the last

Alex Morgan is hoping her injuries are behind her as she looks toward Rio


Auto Racing

2:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity The Road America 180 practice from Elkhart Lake, Wis.


7 p.m., NESN, SNY, WOR (710-AM), WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) MLB: Boston Red Sox at New York Mets.

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

7:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Atlanta Braves.


7:30 p.m., MyTV9, WMOS (102.3-FM) — NFL preseason: New England Patriots at Carolina Panthers.

8 p.m., Ch. 3 — NFL preseason: Detroit Lions at Jacksonville Jaguars.

8 p.m., ESPN — High school: Miami Washington at St. Thomas Aquinas from Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — CFL: Toronto Argonauts at Edmonton Eskimos.


5 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Czech Masters from Prague, Czech Republic.

11:30 a.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Yokahama Tire Classic from Prattville, Ala.

2 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: The Barclays from Edison, N.J.

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

8 p.m., Golf Channel — Portland Open from North Plains, Ore.


2:30 p.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Schalke at Wolfsburg.

Talk Show

6:05 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — Sports Talk with Bill Donovan.


1 p.m., ESPN2 — WTA: Connecticut Open from New Haven.

3 p.m., ESPN2 — ATP: Winston-Salem (N.C.) Open.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — WTA: Connecticut Open from New Haven.