UConn's punter, Magliozzi is a 23-year-old former plumber from Australia

Not every day your punter is a 23-year-old former plumber from Australia. Meet Luke Magliozzi, the newest addition to the UConn football roster.

Edsall names Pindell UConn's starting quarterback

UConn quarterback David Pindell (5) warms up before Sunday's open practice at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. (Gavin Keefe/The Day)

Junior college transfer David Pindell arrived at UConn as a strong contender for the starting quarterback job.

UConn's Diggs dealing with knee injury

Vontae Diggs shouted words of encouragement from the sideline during UConn football practice on Monday.

COLUMNS

Gov. Malloy's blackmail is criminal ... how about we fight back?

There are no words. None. Zero. No words that accurately portray the latest missive from the...

Sisk joins her mother on the list of Shennecossett club championship winners

A wave of emotion hit Dawn Sisk when she spotted her parents near the end of the Shennecossett Golf...

UCONN

UConn's new deal with Nike worth $32.45 million through 2023

UConn announced Wednesday that its athletic department has extended an exclusive sponsorship agreement with Nike through the 2022-23 academic year.

Edsall expresses concerns, optimism as UConn football camp opens this week

UConn football coach Randy Edsall shares a laugh with former UConn basketball star Ray Allen during last month's Travelers Championships Pro-Am at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell. The summer is over for Edsall, who prepares to welcome his 2017 football team on Thursday. (Mark Mirko/Hartford Courant via AP)

Coach Randy Edsall gets excited just thinking about bringing his UConn football family together this week. The players report on Thursday and the first practice is Saturday.

COLLEGES

Goldcamp ready as the heir to Coast Guard's quarterback position

Coast Guard quarterback Ethan Goldcamp takes a snap from center during a drill at practice in New London on Aug. 7.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Coast Guard Academy junior Ethan Goldcamp has learned a lot in his backup role under former record-setting quarterback Derek Victory. Goldcamp has now inherited the position and will be Coast Guard's starter on Aug. 31 when it opens the season...

Clemson title game hero Hunter Renfrow seeking bigger role

Clemson wide receiver Hunter Renfrow runs with the ball during the Fiesta Bowl against Ohio State on Dec. 31, 2016 at Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

It seems impossible for any Clemson fan to overlook 5-foot-11 Hunter Renfrow after his game-winning catch clinched the Tigers first national title in 35 years.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Oakdale's LaBranche finishes third leg in Grand Slam of Ultrarunning

Steve LaBranche of Oakdale finished the Leadville Trail 100 Sunday morning, nicknamed “The Race Across The Sky,” in 28 hours, 13 minutes, 22 seconds, giving him the first three legs of the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning.

Tigers storm back from five down to win at Vermont, 8-6

Burlington, Vt. — Teddy Hoffman lined a two-out base hit to center field in the ninth inning to score the go-ahead and insurance runs as the Connecticut Tigers stunned a crowd of 3,312 at Centennial Field with an 8-6 victory over the Vermont...

PROFESSIONAL

Red Sox beat Yankees 5-1, move 5 up in A.L. East

Jackie Bradley Jr. of the Red Sox watches the flight of his two-run triple in the second inning of Sunday's game against the Yankees at Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Jackie Bradley Jr. tripled in two runs and singled in another, and Rick Porcello pitched six innings of a combined three-hitter to help the AL East-leading Red Sox beat New York 5-1 on Sunday and extend their lead over the Yankees to five games.

Kyle Busch completes Bristol sweep with 20th win at track

Kyle Busch celebrates in Victory Lane on Saturday night after winning the NASCAR Cup race at Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

Erik Jones really needed to win, and Kyle Busch would have loved to celebrate the first Cup win for the kid he discovered.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

2 p.m., FS1 — NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals from Brainerd, Minn.

2:30 p.m., NBCSN — IndyCar ABC Supply 500 from Long Pond, Pa.

Baseball

10 a.m., ESPN2 — LLWS: White Rock (British Columbia) vs. Maracaibo (Venezuela) from Williamsport, Pa.

11 a.m., ESPN — LLWS: Fairfield vs. Lufkin (Texas) from Williamsport, Pa.

Noon, ESPN2 — Junior League: Kennett Square (Pa.) vs. Chinese Taipei in World Series final from Taylor, Mich.

1 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: Miami Marlins at New York Mets.

1 p.m., Ch. 8 — LLWS: Tokyo (Japan) vs. Seoul (South Korea) from Williamsport, Pa.

1:30 p.m., NESN, YES, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM), WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox.

2 p.m., ESPN — LLWS: Greenville (N.C.) vs. Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) from Williamsport, Pa.

5 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — NYP: Connecticut Tigers at Vermont Lake Monsters.

7 p.m., ESPN — MLB: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates from Williamsport, Pa.

Basketball

3 p.m., CSN — WNBA: Phoenix Mercury at Connecticut Sun.

3 p.m., NBA TV — WNBA: Minnesota Lynx at New York Liberty.

5 p.m., NBA TV — WNBA: Washington Mystics at Indiana Fever.

Football

4 p.m., NFL Network — NFL preseason: Atlanta Falcons at Pittsburgh Steelers.

8 p.m., NFL Network — NFL preseason: New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Chargers.

Golf

7 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Paul Lawrie Match Play from Bad Griesbach, Germany.

10:30 a.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Solheim Cup from Des Moines, Iowa.

3 p.m., Ch. 3 — PGA: Wyndham Championship from Greensboro, N.C.

4 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — LPGA: Solheim Cup from Des Moines, Iowa.

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

4:30 p.m., Ch. 61 — USGA U.S. Amateur Championship final from Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Gymnastics

7 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — P&G Championships women's events from Anaheim, Calif.

Rugby

11 p.m., NBCSN — Women's World Cup: United States vs. England from Dublin. (taped today)

Soccer

8:30 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Newcastle at Huddersfield Town.

9:30 a.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Eintracht Frankfurt at Freiburg.

11 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Chelsea at Tottenham.

Noon, FS1 — Bundesliga: Koln at Borussia Monchengladbach.

6 p.m., CSN, YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLS: New England Revolution at New York City FC.

9:30 p.m., FS1 — MLS: Minnesota United at Seattle Sounders.

Tennis

Noon, Tennis Channel — Western & Southern Open from Mason, Ohio.

2 p.m., ESPN2 — Western & Southern Open from Mason, Ohio.

Track & Field

9 p.m., NBCSN — IAAF Diamond League from Birmingham, England. (taped today)

Volleyball

2:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — AVP: Manhattan Beach (Calif.) Open.