Jasmine has evolved into a star


Connecticut Sun point guard Jasmine Thomas had never been a 3-point shooter or an All-Star in her previous six WNBA seasons. Her hard work has made her one of the most accurate 3-point shooters this season and earned a starting spot in Saturday's...

Mitchell's Griffin growing his game with the Schooners

Garet Griffin embraces any challenge that comes his way.

Sale blanks Angels for six innings in Boston's 6-2 win

The Boston Red Sox scored five runs in the first inning and ace Chris Sale did the rest with another dominating performance in a 6-2 victory Friday over the Los Angeles Angels

Judge nearly leaves yard in Yankees' 5-1 win over Mariners

Aaron Judge hit a colossal three-run homer that nearly soared out of Safeco Field, and CC Sabathia won on his 37th birthday as the New York Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners 5-1

Local roundup: Waterford advances to LL baseball Section 3 title game

Waterford advanced to the Little League baseball (ages 11-12) state Section 3 title game with a 19-12 win over Cromwell on Friday night.

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.

COLUMNS

Tennis legend Ivan Lendl appreciates the game of golf and other tournament tidbits

Ran into Ivan Lendl in the Shennecossett Golf Course pro shop on Monday after the International...

Today's COTP topic: Helping football widows mount an offense

And now for another installment from Columnist of the People (COTP) a pathetic, Dear Abby knockoff...

BLOGS

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

9 a.m., CNBC — NASCAR Monster Cup Brickyard 400 practice from Indianapolis.

11 a.m., CNBC — NASCAR Monster Cup Brickyard 400 final practice from Indianapolis.

12:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity Lilly Diabetes 250 qualifying from Indianapolis.

3:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity Lilly Diabetes 250 from Indianapolis.

6 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Monster Cup Brickyard 400 qualifying from Indianapolis.

12:30 a.m. (Sunday), FS1 — NHRA Mile-High Nationals qualifying from Denver. (taped today)

Baseball

4 p.m., FS1 — MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs.

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

7 p.m., FS1 — MLB: Texas Rangers at Tampa Bay Rays.

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

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

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

Basketball

Noon, ESPN — Men's exhibition: The Basketball Tournament from New York.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — WNBA All-Star Game from Seattle.

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

Cycling

8 a.m., NBCSN — Tour de France.

Football

7 p.m., CBSSN — Arena: Cleveland Gladiators at Tampa Bay Storm.

Golf

7 a.m., Chs. 10, 30 — British Open from Southport, England.

2 p.m., FS1 — USGA U.S. Junior Amateur Championship championship match from Andover, Kansas.

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

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

4 a.m. (Sunday), Golf Channel — British Open from Southport, England.

Mixed Martial Arts

6 p.m., Ch. 61 — UFC Fight Night preliminaries from New York. 

8 p.m., Ch. 61 — UFC Fight Night: Chris Weidman vs. Kelvin Gastelum from New York.

Motorcycle Racing

11 p.m., NBCSN — AMA Spring Creek National from Millville, Minn. (taped today)

Soccer

2 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLS: Chicago Fire at New York City FC.

3:30 p.m., Lifetime — NWSL: Orlando Pride at Chicago Red Stars.

4 p.m., ESPN — MLS: New York Red Bulls at Minnesota United.

6 p.m., ESPN — International Champions Cup: Juventus vs. FC Barcelona from East Rutherford, N.J.

8 p.m., ESPN2 — International Champions Cup: Paris Saint-Germain vs. Tottenham Hotspur from Orlando, Fla.

10 p.m., FS1 — Gold Cup: United States vs. Costa Rica in semifinal from Arlington, Texas.

Tennis

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

12:30 p.m., Tennis Channel — Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony from Newport, R.I.

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

PROFESSIONAL

Conforto hits two HRs, Blevins helps Mets hold off A's 7-5

Michael Conforto hit a pair of two-run homers and Jerry Blevins rescued the Mets' bullpen with a five-out save as New York held off the Oakland Athletics 7-5 on Friday night for its third straight victory.

Vets of the West vs. youth of the East in WNBA All-Star Game

The WNBA has brought its All-Star Game to Seattle for the first time and it's probably appropriate the event is taking place out West where most of the league's big-name stars play.

Dempsey at home one goal from record; U.S. team in Gold Cup semi

Clint Dempsey is back in his home state of Texas, one goal away from a national scoring record for the United States team that is one win from playing in another CONCACAF Gold Cup final.

Spieth turns in a beauty on a nasty day at British Open

The flight of Jordan Spieth's 3-wood from the light rough looked about as ugly as the weather at the British Open. The outcome was about as bright as his chances of getting his name on another major championship trophy.

UCONN

AAC Media Day: UConn football has nowhere to go but up

Leave it to veteran linebacker Junior Joseph to put UConn's low ranking in the American Athletic Conference preseason media poll in perspective.

Edsall happy to be back and anxious to get started

Randy Edsall has experienced an enjoyable last few days.

COLLEGES

Matt Luke tries to pull together shattered Ole Miss program

Luke tries pulling together shattered Ole Miss program

Freeze's fall at Ole Miss partially traced to Nutt's suit

Hugh Freeze replaced Houston Nutt as Mississippi's football coach when he took the job, and now Nutt is at least partially responsible for Freeze's stunning downfall

Tennessee's Bob Shoop: Lawsuit won't be a distraction

Tennessee defensive coordinator Bob Shoop says lawsuit surrounding his departure from Penn State won't distract him as Vols' defense seeks to bounce back

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.