Jets' Claiborne a happy father after newborn's health scare

Jets cornerback Morris Claiborne, left, holds twin daughter Ma’Liah while wife Jennifer holds twin daughter Ma’Kaila at their home on June 14 in Whippany, N.J. Last summer, Claiborne was trying to settle in with his new team, but his mind was on his newborn twins, one of whom was born underweight. (Dennis Waszak Jr./AP Photo)

Jets' Morris Claiborne a happy father after newborn twins' health scare

Ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr pleads not guilty to rape

Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. was jailed without bail Friday after pleading not guilty to multiple counts of kidnapping, rape and other charges.

Jets D-coordinator Rodgers enjoying rare chance to coach son

The Jets' Kacy Rodgers II speaks to the media Thursday at the team's practice facility in Florham Park, N.J. At the training facility, Kacy Rodgers is the Jets' defensive coordinator. Everywhere else, he's Dad to Kacy Rodgers II, a versatile defensive back competing to make the team. (Dennis Waszak/AP Photo)

New York Jets defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers enjoying the rare opportunity to coach his son Kacy II in the NFL

Giants minicamp ends with helmet-swinging scuffle

Giants defensive tackle Damon Harrison talks to reporters during Tuesday's team organized activities in East Rutherford, N.J. (Adam Hunger/AP Photo)

Pat Shurmur's first minicamp with the New York Giants ends with a helmet-swinging scuffle between two linemen

COLUMNS

Ollie did enough wrong to warrant his firing by UConn

University officials brought him here to clean up Jim Calhoun’s debris, lest we forget that...

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Steelers LB Matakevich ready for starting shot

Pittsburgh linebacker Tyler Matakevich runs a drill during a May 22 practice in Pittsburgh. Mike Tomlin gave Matakevich the nickname

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Tyler Matakevich's journey from longshot to starter is nearing an end

Jets' Pryor aims to be healthy for start of training camp

Jets wide receiver Terrelle Pryor attends the team's organized training activities on June 5 in Florham Park, N.J. Pryor, who turns 29 next Wednesday, was unable to practice during organized team activities or minicamp because he had arthroscopic surgery on his right ankle with a different injury from the one that shut him down with the Redskins. He was in a walking boot until Wednesday but still remains uncertain for the start of training camp in late July. (Julio Cortez/AP Photo)

Terrelle Pryor is optimistic about his chances of being ready to practice when training camp starts late next month for the New York Jets

McCown, Bridgewater, Darnold an intriguing QB trio for Jets

Jets quarterbacks Sam Darnold, center, and Josh McCown throw during the team's training camp on Tuesday in Florham Park, N.J. (Mark Lennihan/AP Photo)

The New York Jets' quarterback competition is an intriguing mix of experience, charisma and hype with Josh McCown, Teddy Bridgewater and Sam Darnold all going for the starting job this summer

All Giants, including Beckham, attend Shurmur's mandatory minicamp

Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham take part in a drill during the team's mandatory NFL minicamp Tuesday in East Rutherford, N.J.. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Odell Beckham Jr. has been cleared to practice although the star New York Giants' receiver did little work in team periods at the opening of the first mandatory minicamp under new coach Pat Shurmur

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UConn: Ollie fired for impermissible contact, workouts

UConn coach Kevin Ollie, right, gestures during a game against Rutgers on March 5, 2014 at Storrs. Assistant coach Glen Miller is at left. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

The University of Connecticut fired men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie after finding NCAA violations that included improper training sessions and improper contact with recruits.

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.

COLLEGES

Gators hold off Texas Tech 9-6 at CWS to make bracket final

Florida's JJ Schwarz looks skyward after hitting a two-run home run against Texas Tech during the sixth inning of Thursday's College World Series elimination game in Omaha, Neb. Florida won 9-6. (Nati Harnik/AP Photo)

Gators hold off Texas Tech 9-6 at College World Series to make bracket final

Clemson's Swinney not worried despite several QB transfers

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney not concerned about losing quarterback depth after several of his passers transferred out of the program this offseason

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: UConn men release non-league schedule

Two former Big East rivals, including defending national champion Villanova, are featured non-conference foes on the UConn men's basketball schedule for the 2018-19 season.

Schooners back for another summer with a new look

One hour before first pitch, there's a flurry of activity at the Shipyard, home of the Mystic Schooners.

Southard promoted to CGA's assistant AD for media relations

Coast Guard Academy's Jason Southard has been elevated to assistant athletic director for media relations after completing his 23rd season as the director of athletic media relations.

PROFESSIONAL

Celtics pick Texas A&M's Robert Williams in NBA draft

Celtics coach Brad Stevens speaks during Thursday's news conference in Boston after the team selected Robert Williams of Texas A&M with the 27th pick in the NBA Draft. (Elise Amendola/AP Photo)

The Boston Celtics have selected Texas A&M power forward Robert Williams with the No. 27 pick in the NBA draft

Porcello allows 1 hit through 7; Red Sox beat Twins 9-2

Rick Porcello of the Red Sox throws a pitch in the first inning of Thursday's game against the Twins at Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Rick Porcello allowed one hit in seven innings, Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi homered, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 9-2 Thursday to avoid a series sweep.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

5:55 a.m., ESPNU — Formula One French Grand Prix practice from Le Castellet, France.

2:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup Toyota/Save Mart 350 practice from Sonoma, Calif.

5:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup Toyota/Save Mart 350 final practice from Sonoma, Calif.

Baseball

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

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

7 p.m., WCTX, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays.

7 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets.

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

8 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Arkansas vs. Florida in College World Series from Omaha, Neb.

Basketball

7 p.m., NBCSB — WNBA: Connecticut Sun at Atlanta Dream.

7:30 p.m., FS1 — Big3 from Houston.

10 p.m., ESPN2 — WNBA: New York Liberty at Las Vegas Aces.

Boxing

10 p.m., Showtime — Claressa Shields vs. Hanna Gabriels and Christina Hammer vs. Tori Nelson in women's middleweight bouts from Detroit.

Football

7 p.m., ESPN2 — CFL: Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Montreal Alouettes.

Golf

5:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: BMW International Open from Pulheim, Germany.

12:30 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: American Family Insurance Championship from Madison, Wis.

3:30 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Travelers Championship from Cromwell.

6:30 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: NW Arkansas Championship from Rogers.

11 p.m., Golf Channel — Asian Tour: Korea Open from Cheonan, South Korea.

Hockey

7:30 p.m., NBCSN — NHL Draft from Dallas.

Horse Racing

8:30 a.m., NBCSN — Coronation Stakes and Commonwealth Cup from Ascot, England.

Soccer

8 a.m., FS1 — World Cup: Brazil vs. Costa Rica from St. Petersburg, Russia.

11 a.m., Ch. 61 — World Cup: Nigeria vs. Iceland from Volgograd, Russia.

2 p.m., Ch. 61 — World Cup: Serbia vs. Switzerland from Kaliningrad, Russia.

Talk Show

6:05 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — Sports Talk with Bill Donovan.

Tennis

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

Track & Field

11 p.m., NBCSN — USATF Outdoor Championships from Des Moines, Iowa. (taped today)

CT SUN

Injured Sun head back on the road to face infirmed Dream

Chiney Ogwumike of the Sun, left, steals the ball from Elena Delle Donne of the Mystics in the second half of a WNBA game on June 13 at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Connecticut Sun and Atlanta Dream have both been troubled by injuries of late. Sun post Chiney Ogwumike (knee) is probable for Friday's game at Atlanta and forward Alyssa Thomas is doubtful.

Sun drop from first to fourth in WNBA power poll

Almost every WNBA team this season will go through a challenging road trip because of the FIBA World Cup in September that is compacting the season