COLUMNS

James Stack matches his father with second Pequot men's club championship

A determined James Stack carried some extra motivation into the Pequot Golf Club men's...

Time's passage has reshaped the narrative for Tiger

Waterford — The articles of my faith are tethered to the principles of time. It...

UCONN

O'Reilly suffers heartbreaking injury to end his season for UConn

UConn's Donevin O'Reilly looks for running room during the Huskies' spring football game April 14 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Kevin Mensah tried to console a distraught Donevin O'Reilly on Monday. But there was little he could do for his UConn backfield teammate and roommate.

UConn, Lady Vols to renew rivalry in 2019-20, 2020-21

UConn head coach Geno Auriemma gives instructions to point guard Crystal Dangerfield during a game against Central Florida on January 9 at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

UConn and Tennessee plan to face each other in women's basketball during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons, renewing a rivalry that has been dormant since 2007.

New London's Cespedes is a contender on UConn's offensive line

UConn offensive lineman Brian Cespedes, right, on the first day of practice this fall, has a chance to start for the Huskies as long as he continues to work hard. Cespedes said he took some advice from a couple former teammates -

Some former UConn football teammates gave Brian Cespedes some words of wisdom to carry with him into this season.

COLLEGES

Coast Guard sophomores set for a reemergence

Coast Guard Academy running back Chris Gardner, left, takes a handoff from fellow sophomore John Barbera during the team's first day of practice last week at Cadet Memorial Field. Gardner is slated to start for the Bears at running back when the season begins on Aug. 30. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Here was the running back of the future a year ago, then-freshman Chris Gardner. Coast Guard's coaches loved his ability. He carried the ball 10 times for 46 yards in a Sept. 23 victory at Norwich.

Clemson, USC QBs among freshmen who could make impacts

Nebraska running back Maurice Washington (28) carries the ball during practice earlier this month in Lincoln, Neb. Washington qualified academically just a few days before the start of preseason practice, but has performed well enough already that Nebraska coach Scott Frost has said “he’s going to be a pretty special player.

Clemson, Southern California QBs among true freshmen who could make impact this season

After McNair death, Maryland focuses on safety at practice

In this April 22, 2017, file photo, then-LSU offensive coordinator Matt Canada coaches in the team's spring game in Baton Rouge, La. Placing a priority on player safety after the death of Jordan McNair, Canada, Maryland's interim coach, has taken significant steps to ensure that the Terrapins are poised to deal with the heat of summer. (Hilary Scheinuk/The Advocate via AP, File)

Placing a priority on player safety after the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair, Maryland interim coach Matt Canada has taken significant steps to ensure that the Terrapins are poised to deal with the heat of summer

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Guzman leads Connecticut to 2-1 win over Tri-City

Carlos Guzman tossed six scoreless innings, leading the Connecticut Tigers over the Tri-City ValleyCats in a 2-1 win on Thursday.

PROFESSIONAL

Brady, Patriots beat Eagles 37-20 in Super Bowl rematch

New England quarterback Tom Brady calls signals at the line of scrimmage during the first half of a preseason game against Philadelphia on Thursday in Foxborough, Mass. New England won, 37-20. (Charles Krupa/AP Photo)

Tom Brady moved the New England Patriots with ease in their Super Bowl rematch against penalty-prone Eagles

Major League Baseball roundup

Colorado's David Dahl follows through on a go-ahead two-out, two-run single in the ninth inning that give the Rockies a 5-3 victory over the Braves on Thursday in Atlanta. (John Bazemore/AP Photo)

Colorado snapped Ronald Acuna Jr.'s home run streak and Atlanta's five-game winning streak, rallying for three unearned runs in the ninth inning to beat the Braves 5-3

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

10:30 a.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Monster Cup Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race practice from Bristol, Tenn.

12:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Monster Cup Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race final practice from Bristol, Tenn.

3:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity Food City 300 qualifying from Bristol, Tenn.

5:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Monster Cup Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race qualifying from Bristol, Tenn.

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

7:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity Food City 300 from Bristol, Tenn.

Baseball

2 p.m., ESPN — LLWS: Barcelona (Spain) vs. Kawaguchi (Japan) from Williamsport, Pa.

4 p.m., ESPN — LLWS: Grosse Point Woods (Mich.) vs. Coeur d'Alene (Idaho) from Williamsport, Pa.

6 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies.

6 p.m., ESPN — LLWS: Arraijan (Panama) vs. Surrey (British Columbia) from Williamsport, Pa.

7 p.m., WCTX, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees.

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

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

7 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals.

8 p.m., ESPN — LLWS: Peachtree City (Ga.) vs. Honolulu (Hawaii) from Williamsport, Pa.

10 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Houston Astros at Oakland Athletics.

Basketball

7 p.m., NBCSB — WNBA: Minnesota Lynx at Connecticut Sun.

7 p.m., NBA TV — WNBA: Los Angeles Sparks at Washington Mystics.

8 p.m., Ch. 61 — Big3 playoffs from Dallas.

10 p.m., NBA TV — WNBA: New York Liberty at Seattle Storm.

Boxing

11 p.m., ESPN — Andrew Cancio vs. Dardan Zenunaj in a junior lightweight bout from Indio, Calif.

Football

7 p.m., WCCT, WCBS (880-AM) — NFL preseason: New York Giants at Detroit Lions.

7:30 p.m., NFL Network — NFL preseason: Buffalo Bills at Cleveland Browns.

Golf

5 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Nordea Masters from Gothenburg, Sweden.

Noon, Golf Channel — LPGA: Women in Tech Championship from Indianapolis.

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

6 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Dick's Sporting Goods Open from Endicott, N.Y. (taped today)

7 p.m., FS1 — USGA U.S. Amateur Championship from Pebble Beach, Calif.

8 p.m., Golf Channel — Web.com: Portland Open from North Plains, Ore.

Gymnastics

11 p.m., NBCSN — U.S. Championships women's events from Boston. (taped today)

Talk Show

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

Tennis

11 a.m., Tennis Channel — Western & Southern Open from Mason, Ohio.

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

7 p.m., ESPN2, Tennis Channel — Western & Southern Open from Mason, Ohio.