Ledyard hires head coaches Quibble (wrestling), Strong (boys' track)

Ledyard High School named Allyn Quibble head wrestling coach and Tim Strong boys' outdoor track coach on Tuesday, as announced by athletic director and assistant principal Jim Buonocore.

The Day's All-Area Baseball Player of the Year: Ledyard's Ken Turner

Ledyard High School senior right-handed pitcher Ken Turner was named The Day's 2019 All-Area Baseball Player of the Year after a season in which he finished 5-1 with a 0.73 earned run average. A Class M all-state selection, Turner was drafted in the 20th round by the Texas Rangers. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Everything about Ken Turner’s youth and high school baseball career — the accomplishments, the command of pitches that belies his age — suggests he’s never played another sport. He’s too refined to dabble with...

The Day's All-Area Softball Player of the Year: NFA's Bailey Comeau

Norwich Free Academy senior pitcher Bailey Comeau led the Wildcats to a 21-5 record, Eastern Connecticut Conference regular-season and tournament titles and an appearance in the Class LL state championship game. A Class LL all-state selection, Comeau was named The Day's 2019 All-Area Softball Player of the Year. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

The softball coach at Norwich Free Academy, Bryan Burdick, long defined his all-state pitcher, Bailey Comeau, with a word which outlined her unfaltering composure: equanimity.

The Day's All-Area Boys' Lacrosse Player of the Year: Waterford's Caleb Holdridge

Waterford High School senior Caleb Holdridge was named The Day's 2019 All-Area Boys' Lacrosse Player of the Year. Holdridge, who scored eight goals in the Eastern Connecticut Conference championship game, including the game-winner in overtime, went on to earn Class M all-state and National High School Coaches' Association All-America honors. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Caleb Holdridge, who led Waterford to its first Eastern Connecticut Conference tournament championship, finished his career on Rope Ferry Road with 242 goals and 230 assists, earning Class M all-state and National High School Coaches' Association...

The Day's All-Area Girls' Lacrosse Player of the Year: Stonington's Kate Johnson

Stonington High School senior Kate Johnson established the program's single-season record for points with 128 (84 goals, 44 assists), while also leading the Bears to Eastern Connecticut Conference and Class S state tournament championship berths. A first team Class S all-state selection, Johnson was named The Day's 2019 All-Area Girls' Lacrosse Player of the Year. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

A senior midfielder, Kate Johnson set Stonington's all-time record for points in a season with 128 (84 goals, 44 assists) and earned first team Class S all-state honors.


The underdog (UConn football) has a story to tell

Newport, R.I. — It is most counterintuitive to think such a thing. And yet...




American commissioner Aresco: No plans to replace UConn

UConn football coach Randy Edsall talks to his team during the second half of a game Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in East Hartford. On Tuesday, Edsall was left to answer questions about his team's future, as the Huskies enter their final year in the American Athletic Conference. (Jessica Hill/AP Photo)

American Athletic Commissioner Mike Aresco says league has no plans to add member to replace UConn when school leaves to join Big East

UConn men's basketball team gets probation for NCAA violations under Ollie

In this Feb. 15, 2018, file photo, UConn head coach Kevin Ollie reacts during the second half a game against Tulsa in Hartford. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

UConn's men's basketball program has been placed on probation for two years and former coach Kevin Ollie has been sanctioned individually for violations of NCAA rules during his tenure.

Hurley says recruiting getting a bump from Big East move

UConn men's basketball coach Dan Hurley talks with Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman last week in New York prior to the announcement that the Huskies are re-joining the Big East. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Men's basketball coach Dan Hurley says he's already seen benefits on the recruiting trail from UConn's decision to move back to the Big East


Florida's Mullen hoping for sizable leap in second season

Florida head coach Dan Mullen speaks during Monday's Southeastern Conference Media Days in Hoover, Ala. (Butch Dill/AP Photo)

Dan Mullen made a big leap in his second season at Mississippi State, but his Florida team doesn't have quite so much room to grow

Big 12 opposites: Oklahoma at top, Kansas' Miles returns with ring

Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley speaks on the first day of Big 12 Media Days on Monday in Arlington, Texas. (David Kent/AP Photo)

Oklahoma's streak of four consecutive Big 12 titles coincides with Kansas finishing last each of those years

National champ Vanderbilt set to continue its roll in 2020

Vanderbilt celebrates an 8-2 win over Michigan during the deciding game of the College World Series finals on Wednesday in Omaha, Neb. (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald/AP Photo)

National champion Vanderbilt appears set to continue its roll in 2020 with roster loaded with elite talent


Local roundup: Black Wolves captain Manney to return

The New England Black Wolves signed team captain Brett Manney to a one-year contract, the team announced Tuesday.

Local roundup: Ledyard wins Senior League softball state title

Kevin Shea of Waterford tees off on the second hole during first round of the Connecticut Senior Open on Monday at Shennecossett Golf Course in Groton. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Ledyard rolled to the Senior League (ages 13-16) softball state title with a 15-5 win over Bristol on Sunday night, winning the mercy-rule game in five innings.

Newest Coast Guard Academy Athletic Hall of Fame inductees announced

In this Jan 27, 2010, file photo, Coast Guard's Melissa Martinelli shoots in a game against MIT at New London. (Day file photo)

Coast Guard Academy will add five members to its Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 3 at the annual Hall of Fame Banquet held in the Otto Graham Hall of Athletic Excellence as part of Homecoming Weekend.


Column: British Open returns, but only after 'The Troubles' subside

Northern Irish golfer Darren Clarke speaks during a press conference on Monday  at Royal Portrush Golf Club, Northern Ireland. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Darren Clarke was a teenager working at a bar in his hometown of Dungannon when the call came in.

NBA notes

In this Jan. 13 file photo, Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers reacts after dunking in a game against the New York Knicks in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

The Philadelphia 76ers and All-Star guard Ben Simmons have agreed to a $170 million, five-year contract extension.



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

8 p.m., SNY, WCBS (880-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at Minnesota Twins.


7 p.m., FS1 — PBA Summer League quarterfinals from Portland, Maine.


9 p.m., ESPN2 — International Champions Cup: Fiorentina vs. Guadalajara from Bridgeview, Ill.


6 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Swedish Open from Bastad, Sweden; WTA Bucharest Open from Romania; ATP Croatia Open from Umag.

11 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Hall of Fame Open from Newport, R.I.

7 p.m., CBSSN — WTT: Orlando Storm at Springfield Lasers.