Patriots open camp, try to ignore 'Deflategate' noise


Brady, Kraft take field at Patriots training camp to loud cheers despite 'Deflategate'

Pawcatuck/Westerly wins East Region crown

Alex Mitchell had two hits, a run and an RBI and Abigail Flakus had an RBI single and scored as Pawcatuck/Westerly beat Northfield (N.J.) on Thursday morning, 5-0, to win the Little League Junior Softball (13-14) Eastern Regional championship at the...

Brady lawsuit transferred from Minnesota to New York court

Judge orders Brady lawsuit in deflated footballs case transferred to New York court

Sabathia dehydrated after Yankees' 7-6 loss in Texas

Hamilton homers and has game-ending RBI single in Rangers' 7-6 win over Yankees

Local roundup: Waterford advances to 9-10 softball state final

Maddie Burrows pitched a one-hitter and went 3-for-3 as Waterford beat South Windsor 10-0 in the Connecticut Little League Section II softball (ages 9-10) title game on Thursday night.

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Xander Bogaerts, David Ortiz help Red Sox snap White Sox's streak

Xander Bogaerts and David Ortiz each had three hits, and the Boston Red Sox beat Chris Sale and the White Sox 8-2 on Thursday night, snapping Chicago's seven-game winning streak.

Mets lose after Familia gives up three-run homer in ninth

Jeurys Familia gave up three straight hits, including Justin Upton's go-head home run that led the San Diego Padres to an 8-7 victory over the New York Mets on Thursday.

Major League Baseball roundup

Jason Castro hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Houston Astros a 3-0 victory and a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.

John Mara says Giants have not been allowed to examine Jason Pierre-Paul

The New York Giants have no firsthand knowledge about the extent of the hand injuries Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul sustained in a July 4 fireworks accident in Florida.

COLUMNS

Sutera's vision lives on

This was once said of Gene Sutera, in the wake of his death:

Scott settles into his new golf home at Pequot

There's a new face behind the pro shop counter and in charge of the golf at Pequot Golf Club in...

BLOGS

SOCCER

Ex-World Cup winners Spain, Italy to play in 2018 qualifying

Relief for Germany. Apprehension for Spain, Italy, France, and the Netherlands. And England resuming international football's oldest rivalry with Scotland.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Pawcatuck/Westerly captures New England Junior League softball title

There was nothing routine about Pawcatuck/Westerly's New England championship run.

Waterford moves step closer to berth in state Little League baseball title game

Waterford moved a step closer to the Connecticut Little League 11-12-year-old baseball championship with an 11-5 victory over Norwich on Wednesday night in the opening round of the final four double-elimination tournament.

Local roundup: Black Hall's Rainaud finishes ninth in Connecticut Open

Black Hall assistant pro Adam Rainaud finished tied for ninth in the 81st Connecticut Open golf championship on Wednesday at The Patterson Club in Fairfield

CT SUN

Sun host Storm on Friday night

The Connecticut Sun look to snap a four-game home losing streak tonight at Mohegan Sun Arena when they play host to the Seattle Storm on Friday night at 7 p.m.

Catchings lifts Fever past Sun in OT

Tamika Catchings made a step-back jumper with 6.5 seconds left in overtime to give the Indiana Fever a 75-73 win over the Connecticut Sun on Tuesday night.

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11 a.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Sprint Cup Windows 10 400 practice from Long Pond, Pa.

2 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Pocono Mountains 150 final practice from Long Pond, Pa.

4:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Sprint Cup Windows 10 400 qualifying from Long Pond, Pa.

7 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity U.S. Cellular 250 final practice from Newton, Iowa.

Baseball

7 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox.

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7 p.m., MyTV9 — WNBA: Seattle Storm at Connecticut Sun.

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9 p.m., ESPN2 — Saskatchewan Roughriders at Edmonton Eskimos.

Golf

9 a.m., ESPN2 — Women's British Open from Turnberry, Scotland.

9 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Paul Lawrie Matchplay from Aberdeen, Scotland.

Noon, Golf Channel — Champions: 3M Championship from Blaine, Minn.

2:30 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Quicken Loans National from Gainesville, Va.

6:30 p.m., Golf Channel — Web.com: Utah Championship from Lehi.

Special Olympics

7 p.m., ESPN — World Games from Los Angeles.

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