Barmakian providing a spark for Schooners while preparing for future

Steve Barmakian of the Mystic Schooners, right, talks with manager Phil Orbe in the bottom of the first inning during the opening game of a NECBL doubleheader against the Danbury Westerners on Monday at Fitch High School in Groton. (Gavin Keefe/Day photo)

With the Law School Admission Test approaching in September, Barmakian, who'll be a senior this fall, is preparing for his future. He plans to go to law school.

Twins hit five homers, turn triple play in 8-6 win vs Yankees

Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia reacts after giving up a solo home run to Minnesota's Mitch Garver in the fourth inning of Monday's game in Minneapolis. Minnesota won, 8-6. (Jim Mone/AP Photo)

Mitch Garver hit two of Minnesota's five home runs, and the Twins held on for an 8-6 victory over the New York Yankees after a tone-setting triple play in the first inning of a series opener Monday night.

Martinez lifts Boston 9-4; Rays pitch position player down five

Boston Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts and Rafael Devers celebrate with J.D. Martinez, right, after Martinez hit a three-run home run off Tampa Bay starter Jalen Beeks during the third inning of Monday's game in St. Petersburg, Fla. Boston won, 9-4. (Steve Nesius/AP Photo)

J.D. Martinez homered and drove in four runs, including an RBI double in the ninth inning following Tampa Bay's curious decision to put a position player on the mound, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Rays 9-4 Monday night.

Local roundup: New London/Mystic ousted from Intermediate baseball regionals

The New London/Mystic team was eliminated from the Intermediate League (ages 12-13) Eastern Regional on Monday, falling 16-15 to Montgomery, N.Y.

Out of the shadows of Irish golf, Lowry a major champion

Ireland's Shane Lowry smiles as he sits next to the Claret Jug trophy while he attends a press conference after he won the British Open Golf Championships on Sunday at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

No longer in the shadows of Irish golf, Shane Lowry now has his name etched on the base of the silver claret jug.

NFL camps set to open in sweltering conditions

In this Jan. 30 file photo New England Patriots' Rob Gronkowski speaks during a news conference ahead of the NFL Super Bowl 53 against the Los Angeles Rams in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Until the NFL shortens its preseason, there will be one goal in late July and early August.

UConn's Collier chosen to play in WNBA All-Star Game

Minnesota Lynx rookie forward Napheesa Collier from UConn has been named by WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert to replace injured Las Vegas Aces forward A’ja Wilson at this Saturday’s WNBA All-Star Game.

COLUMNS

Dr. I is back and he's got a lot on his mind

Best Dr. I can tell, former Waterford High great Kevin Johnson began the custom as far back as...

Stiff competition not only obstacle to winning 93rd Norwich Invitational

Beating a highly-competitive field is just one obstacle to winning this weekend's 93rd Norwich...

ON THE AIR

Baseball

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

7 p.m., SNY, WCBS (880-AM) — MLB: San Diego Padres at New York Mets.

7 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — NYP: Staten Island Yankees at Connecticut Tigers.

8 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Minnesota Twins.

Basketball

9:30 p.m., ESPN2 — WNBA All-Star Game Selection Show.

10 p.m., ESPN2 — WNBA: Seattle Storm at Las Vegas Aces.

Cycling

7:30 a.m., NBCSN — Tour de France.

Soccer

6:30 a.m., ESPN2 — Men's exhibition: FC Barcelona vs. Chelsea in Rakuten Cup from Saitama, Japan.

7 p.m., ESPN — International Champions Cup: Real Madrid vs. Arsenal from Landover, Md.

9 p.m., ESPN — International Champions Cup: Guadalajara vs. Atletico Madrid from Arlington, Texas.

11 p.m., ESPN — Leagues Cup: Tijuana at Los Angeles Galaxy in a quarterfinal.

Swimming

Noon, NBCSN — FINA World Championships from Gwangju, South Korea. (taped today)

7 p.m., NBCSN — FINA World Championships diving from Gwangju, South Korea. (taped today)

Midnight, NBCSN — FINA World Championships from Gwangju, South Korea. (taped today)

Tennis

6 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Hamburg European Open from Germany; ATP Swiss Open from Gstaad, Switzerland; WTA Baltic Open from Jurmala, Latvia; WTA Palermo Open from Italy.

1:30 p.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Atlanta Open.

7 p.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Atlanta Open.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Harrington holds off Cameron to win his second Norwich Invite title

Nick Harrington captured his second Norwich Invitational title, beating Josh Cameron, 3 and 1, in the final at Norwich Golf Course. He also won in 2016.

Local roundup: Fugere pitches Groton/Mystic 8-10 team to state tournament win

Jillian Fugere pitched a four-hitter with nine strikeouts as Groton/Mystic opened play in the Little League state softball tournament (ages 8-10) with a 4-1 win over Preston/Jewett City on Sunday.

PROFESSIONAL

Major League Baseball roundup

Astros starter Gerrit Cole pitches during the first inning of Monday's game against Oakland in Houston. Cole allowed two hits over seven innings and struck out 11 in Houston's 11-1 win. (Eric Christian Smith/AP Photo)

Gerrit Cole pitched seven strong innings and Aledmys Diaz, Yordan Alvarez and Yuli Gurriel homered as the Houston Astros jumped on Homer Bailey for nine runs early and sailed to an 11-1 win over the Oakland Athletics.

Falcons open camp with questions about hiring of Durkin

Then-Maryland head coach DJ Durkin, center, stands on the sideline in the first half of an Oct. 14, 2017 game against Northwestern in College Park, Md. The Atlanta Falcons have brought Durkin to serve as a guest coach during training camp, drawing immediate scrutiny over the wisdom of taking on someone who was fired from his previous job after a player's death. This is the first coaching stint for Durkin since he was dismissed by the Terrapins last October. (Patrick Semansky/AP Photo)

Atlanta has brought in former Maryland coach DJ Durkin as a guest coach during training camp, drawing immediate scrutiny over the wisdom of taking on someone who was fired from his previous job after the death of a player.

Newgarden takes control of IndyCar title race

Josef Newgarden celebrates after winning Sunday's IndyCar Series race in Newton, Iowa. (Charlie Neibergall/AP Photo)

There are no slouches in the IndyCar Series, which has a tight championship battle entering the season's homestretch. Josef Newgarden dominated at Iowa to cushion his fragile lead in what is essentially a four-driver race.

NFL suspends Seahawks DL Reed for 6 games

In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Jarran Reed watches a game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

The Seattle Seahawks will be without defensive lineman Jarran Reed for the first six games of the season after he was suspended by the NFL on Monday for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

Lowry wins British Open in celebrated return to Emerald Isle

Ireland's Shane Lowry wipes away a tear as he makes a speech holding the Claret Jug trophy after winning the British Open Golf Championships on Sunday at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Shane Lowry made the 68 years between British Opens in Northern Ireland worth the wait.

Yastrzemski homers in 12th to lift Giants over Mets 3-2

Mike Yastrzemski of the San Francisco Giants hits a solo home run against the New York Met sin the 12th inning of Sunday's game at San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Mike Yastrzemski homered with one out in the bottom of the 12th inning to give the San Francisco Giants a 3-2 victory over the New York Mets on Sunday.

WNBA roundup

Elena Delle Donne scored 28 points on 10-of-13 shooting to help the Washington Mystics rout the Atlanta Dream 93-65 on Sunday.

COLLEGES

Ohio State, other Big Ten East powers facing uncertainty

Ohio State head coach Ryan Day, left, talks to reporters during the Big Ten media days on Thursday in Chicago. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP Photo)

Ohio State has questions with its coach and quarterback — never a good way to begin a season. There is also uncertainty at other powers in the Big Ten's East Division.

Former BC coach suffers brain injury in fall

Former Boston College women's basketball coach Cathy Inglese suffered a brain injury when she fell earlier this week, according to a social media post by her sister.