Local roundup: Rainaud rides strong finish to win his second Connecticut PGA Championship

A strong back nine helped propel Adam Rainaud to his second Connecticut PGA Championship victory.

Local roundup: Tigers fall to Renegades in series opener

Blaise Salter drove in a pair of runs for the Connecticut Tigers, bringing his season total to 42, but the Tigers opened a three-game series with a 6-2 loss to the Hudson Valley Renegades.

Injuries forcing Patriots to adjust at running back, O-line

For months the biggest question that trailed the Patriots was whether Tom Brady would be on the field for the start of the 2016 regular season

Tigers take wild-card lead in New York-Penn League playoff chase

The Connecticut Tigers took over the lead in the New York-Penn League wild-card race with a 1-0 victory over the Staten Island Yankees on Monday night before 2,342 at Dodd Stadium.

Local roundup: St. John pitches Tigers to victory

Locke St. John pitched seven strong innings for the win as the Connecticut Tigers beat the Staten Island Yankees 3-1 on Sunday in a New York-Penn League game at Dodd Stadium.

COLUMNS

It's time to start having fun at UConn football games

Storrs — It’s always been vexing, the alarming number of dismissive waves...

Ollie relieves stress, enjoys fellowship on the golf course

The UConn coach looked relaxed Monday during his charity golf classic at Lake of Isles in North...

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BASEBALL/SOFTBALLStealth Fastpitch Softball Tryouts (18U, 16U, 14U) — 18U tryouts will be by appointment only. Contact: ctristealth@yahoo.com to set up a tryout at this age level; 16U Black and 14U will hold tryouts on Thursday,...

Local roundup: Panera Pirates win fourth straight ECML title

The Panera Pirates beat Northeast Nine 6-2 on Wednesday, sweeping the best-of-three series to win their fourth straight Eastern Connecticut Major League title and keep the Chief G'Tinemong Trophy.

Sarasota (Fla.) ousts Waterford from Babe Ruth World Series 5-3

Waterford's dream summer came to an end Tuesday night when Sarasota (Fla.) held on for a 5-3 victory over the New England champions in the first round of elimination play in the Babe Ruth 13-year-old World Series.

UCONN

Walsh earns the respect of his UConn football teammates and coach Diaco

His UConn football teammates call senior LB and co-captain Matt Walsh a "Mini Diaco."

Diaco gives UConn preseason camp rave reviews

From the first day to the approaching end of summer workouts, UConn football coach Bob Diaco has been pleased with the team's work ethic, effort, attitude and commitment. He also loved the competitive spirit on both sides of the ball.

COLLEGES

Six Notre Dame football players arrested in two incidents

Five Notre Dame football players have been arrested after Indiana State Police say a trooper found marijuana and a loaded handgun in their car, and a sixth player was arrested in separate incident and accused of punching a police officer

Bears picked to finish sixth in NEFC

The Coast Guard Academy football team was picked to finish sixth in the New England Football Conference Coaches' Poll for the 2016 season.

CT SUN

Sienko stepping down as Connecticut Sun GM after season

Chris Sienko, vice president and general manager of the Connecticut Sun since the WNBA franchise relocated from Orlando in 2003, will step down at the end of the 2016 season, the team announced Friday.

Jones continues to evolve for Sun

Connecticut Sun post Jonquel Jones has made gradual improvements during her rookie season, highlighted by her first double-double before the Olympic break.

PROFESSIONAL

NFL notes

The San Diego Chargers have withdrawn their contract offer to first-round draft pick Joey Bosa and will restructure a new deal that takes into account his absence from the team.

Little League World Series roundup

Jude Abbadessa was 5 for 5 with six RBIs to lead Endwell, New York past Bowling Green, Kentucky 13-10 on Wednesday night for a place in the U.S. championship game of the Little League World Series.

Kvitova tops Bouchard at Connecticut Open

Defending champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic advanced to the Connecticut Open quarterfinals, beating Canada's Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-2 on Wednesday night.

Redskins acquire center Bryan Stork from Patriots

The Washington Redskins have acquired center Bryan Stork from the New England Patriots for an undisclosed draft pick

ON THE AIR

Baseball

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

3 p.m., ESPN — Little League: San Nicolas (Mexico) vs. Seoul (South Korea) in World Series from Williamsport, Pa.

7 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals.

7 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — NYP: Connecticut Tigers at Hudson Valley Renegades.

7:30 p.m., ESPN — Little League: Goodlettsville (Tenn.) vs. Bowling Green (Ky.) in World Series from Williamsport, Pa.

11 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers. (joined in progress)

Football

7:30 p.m., ESPN2 — CFL: British Columbia Lions at Ottawa Redblacks.

8 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — NFL preseason: Atlanta Falcons vs. Miami Dolphins from Orlando.

10 p.m., NFL Network — NFL preseason: Dallas Cowboys at Seattle Seahawks.

Golf

5:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Made in Denmark from Farso, Denmark.

Noon, Golf Channel — Web.com: Portland Open from North Plains, Ore.

2 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: The Barclays from Farmingdale, N.Y.

6 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Canadian Women's Open from Calgary, Alberta.