Local roundup: Aaron Rodgers, Chris Paul to host celebrity golf event

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul will host a celebrity golf tournament on June 27-28 at Mohegan Sun Golf Club in Sprague.

Local roundup: Tigers fall to the Spinners

The Connecticut Tigers lost to the Lowell Spinners in a New York-Penn League baseball game on Sunday, falling 6-3 at Dodd Stadium.

Local roundup: Tigers off to 2-0 start with 10-3 win over Spinners

The Connecticut Tigers erupted for seven runs over the first two innings and cruised to a 10-3 win over the Lowell Spinners in a New York-Penn League game on Saturday night.

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Local roundup: Tigers win their opener at Dodd

Connecticut Tigers manager Gary Cathcart, right, talks to a player between innings during their New York-Penn League baseball game against the Lowell Spinners on Friday night at Dodd Stadium in Norwich.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

The Connecticut Tigers opened their season with a 3-2 win over the Lowell Spinners in a New York-Penn League game on Friday night at Dodd Stadium.

COLUMNS

Dan Boucher's life was short, but his legacy inspires others to follow his lead

Dan Boucher's time with us, dying at 38, fell woefully short. But the wonderful irony in all this...

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Local roundup: Schooners top SteepleCats 6-2

UConn's Chris Winkel hit a two-run homer to help lead the Mystic Schooners to a 6-2 win over the North Adams SteepleCats in a New England Collegiate Baseball League game on Thursday night.

Connecticut Tigers open their season Friday night at Dodd Stadium

Right-hander Carson Lance will begin his second season with the Connecticut Tigers on Friday, pitching against the Lowell Spinners, a Boston Red Sox affiliate, in a New York-Penn League opener at Dodd Stadium.

Local roundup: OL's Funaro, Waterford's Sutman earn pair of state baseball honors

Old Lyme's Jace Funaro and Waterford's Walker Sutman earned a pair of state baseball honors by the Connecticut High School Coaches Association.

UCONN

Adams building a strong relationship with Hurley

UConn guard Jalen Adams drives past Auburn guard Bryce Brown during a game last season at Auburn. Adams is returning for his senior season and is developing a strong relationship with new head coach Dan Hurley. (Julie Bennett/AL.com via AP/File)

UConn's new men's basketball coach Dan Hurley has great expecations for star guard Jalen Adams ... and that's just fine with Adams.

Huskies embracing Hurley's tough love approach

UConn coach Dan Hurley gives instructions to his team during Friday's practice in Storrs. (Day photo/Gavin Keefe)

Friday's hour-long workout at the Werth Family UConn Basketball Champions Center provided a snapshot of Dan Hurley's boot camp approach.

COLLEGES

Texas Tech stuns Gators 6-3 in College World Series opener

Texas Tech's Cody Farhat celebrates after scoring against Florida on a base hit by Gabe Holt in the ninth inning of Sunday's College World Series game in Omaha, Neb. Texas Tech stunned the defending national champions and top-seeded Gators, 6-3. (Nati Harnik/AP Photo)

Texas Tech stuns defending national champion Florida with 6-3 win in College World Series

Arkansas rides eight-run inning to 11-5 CWS win over Longhorns

Arkansas' Jared Gates slides back to first base after overshooting it on a single in the fourth inning of Sunday's College World Series game against Texas in Omaha, Neb. Arkansas won, 11-5. (Nati Harnik/AP Photo)

Arkansas rides 8-run inning to an 11-5 win over Longhorns in College World Series

CT SUN

Sun's Alyssa Thomas, Ogwumike dealing with injuries

Connecticut Sun forward Alysssa Thomas puts up a shot over a pair of Washington defenders during last Wednesday's game at Mohegan Sun Arena. Thomas suffered a shoulder injury later in the game, missed a pair of West Coast losses, and her status is questionable for Friday's game at Atlanta. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Connecticut Sun starting forwards Alyssa Thomas (shoulder) and Chiney Ogwumike (knee) were injured in successive games last week as the team lost three games in a row and fell out of first place in the overall WNBA standings.

Beaten up Sun beaten up by Mercury 89-72

The Connecticut Sun lost their third straight game in four days late Saturday night, 89-72, to the Phoenix Mercury before 12,497 at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The Sun were without starters Chiney Ogwumike (knee) and Alyssa Thomas (shoulder).

PROFESSIONAL

Hicks' HR helps Yanks top Nats 4-2 for split on odd day

Aaron Hicks, right, celebrates his two-run home run with Sonny Gray (55) during the fifth inning of the Yankees' 4-2 win over Washington in the second game of a doubleheader on Monday night in Washingt. The Nationals won the opener 5-3 in the completion of a suspended game. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Aaron Hicks' go-ahead two-run homer sparked chants of "Let's go, Yankees!" on the road and helped New York beat Washington 4-2 in the second game of an unusual semi-doubleheader

Trotz resigns as coach of Stanley Cup-winning Capitals

Capitals head coach Barry Trotz smiles towards Alex Ovechkin, right, after Ovechkin's goal in the second period of a March 12 game against Winnipeg in Washington. Trotz has resigned from the Capitals after leading them to the Stanley Cup. The team announced Trotz’s resignation Monday. (Alex Brandon/AP Photo)

Barry Trotz has resigned as coach of the Washington Capitals after leading them to the Stanley Cup

FIBA changes way women's hoops teams qualify for Olympics

FIBA is changing the way women's basketball teams qualify for the Olympics and world cup

Koepka could use more wins, but his trophies are big

Brooks Koepka holds up the championship trophy after winning his second-straight U.S. Open on Sunday in Southampton, N.Y. (Seth Wenig/AP Photo)

Column: Koepka a major force and now needs more victories of different varieties

ON THE AIR

Baseball

2 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Washington vs. Oregon State in College World Series from Omaha, Neb.

5 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Washington Nationals. (completion of suspended game)

7 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Washington Nationals.

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Mississippi State vs. North Carolina in College World Series from Omaha, Neb.

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

8:30 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at Colorado Rockies.

10 p.m., ESPN — MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Angels.

Golf

7 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA Professional Championship from Seaside, Calif.

Soccer

8 a.m., FS1 — World Cup: Sweden vs. South Korea from Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

11 a.m., FS1 — World Cup: Belgium vs. Panama from Sochi, Russia.

2 p.m., FS1 — World Cup: Tunisia vs. England from Volgograd, Russia.

Tennis

6 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Gerry Weber Open from Halle, Germany; Queen's Club Championships from London.