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Beausoleil, Tides roll past Pirates, 9-2

Travis Beausoleil had two hits, three runs and a stolen base as the Tides rolled past the Pirates on Thursday night, 9-2, in an Eastern Connecticut Major League game at Washington Park.

Turner's love of the game keeps ECML going

08/03/2020 :: REGION  :: STANDALONE :: John Turner, commissioner of Eastern Connecticut Major League and head coach coach of Pirates, talks to player Tim Jackson before a game on Monday, August 3, 2020 at Washington Park in Groton.  (Sarah Gordon / The Day)

John Turner, Jr., stood in the parking lot at Washington Park after a recent Eastern Connecticut Major League game telling some of his baseball stories.

Local roundup: Black Wolves re-sign Jamieson

Doug Jamieson, the 2020 National Lacrosse League Goaltender of the Year, signed a new three-year contract with the New England Black Wolves on Monday.

Local roundup: UConn women land walk-on guard from Louisiana

The UConn women's basketball program has added walk-on Autumn Chassion to its 2020-21 roster, head coach Geno Auriemma announced Saturday.

Mitchell excited about future despite missing out on fall season

When Todd Peretz looks out his office window, he has a great view of the nearly completed new Mitchell College athletic complex.

COLUMNS

Wild journey ends with Lathrop winning ninth Pequot men's title

Jim Lathrop's journey to his ninth Pequot men's club championship title featured numerous twists...

Killingly: the home of true Native American expertise

Maybe the actions of the Washington football team and from the Guilford school system would deliver...

Lee's retirement after all these years reminds us what Coast Guard football is about

Christian Lee, a 1997 Coast Guard graduate and the football team's all-time leading receiver,...

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Local roundup: Malcom, Clams edge Pirates

Matt Malcom had three hits, including a double, with an RBI as the Clams edged the Pirates on Wednesday night, 3-2, in an Eastern Connecticut Major League game.

Local roundup: Royals make Matt Harvey signing offficial

The Kansas City Royals signed former All-Star Matt Harvey to a minor league contract

Know your pro: Stonington CC's Michael Myszkowski

Mike Myszkowski has spent the last 15 years as the PGA head professional at Stonington Country Club. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

KNOW YOUR PRO Michael Myszkowski Course: Stonington Country Club Years as pro there: He's been at the course for 15 years. Favorite hole:...

UCONN

UConn men land Hawkins, a major recruit from Maryland power DeMatha

UConn basically checked off all the boxes for Jordan Hawkins, the latest recruit to commit to the men's basketball program.

UConn cancels its football season

In this Oct. 26, 2019, file photo, UConn head coach Randy Edsall looks on during the first half of a game against UMass in Amherst, Mass. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Risks involved with competing during the COVID-19 pandemic far outweighed the rewards.

COLLEGES

Clemson's Swinney: "Awesome" to return to field amid virus

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney speaks during a Feb. 5 news conference in Clemson, S.C. Clemson came up short of a national title last January, but are one of the frontrunners to capture the crown in whatever season college football is able to fashion amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Ken Ruinard/The Independent-Mail/AP Photo)

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney was ecstatic to finally watch his players practice after months of uncertainty amid the coronavirus pandemic

Virus precautions, uncertainty mark opening of Ohio St camp

Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields rolls out to throw against Michigan during the first half of Nov. 30, 2019 game in Ann Arbor, Mich. Ohio State opened preseason training camp on Thursday with strict coronavirus protocols in place and under a cloud of uncertainty about whether a revised 10-game season will even be played at all. (Paul Sancya/AP Photo)

Ohio State is opening preseason training camp with strict coronavirus precautions in place and uncertainty about the coming season

CT SUN

Sun look for win No. 2 vs. Sky

Jasmine Thomas, right, had 14 points and nine assists during the Connecticut Sun's 91-68 victory over the Dallas Wings on Friday night in Bradenton, Fla., and was one of four players to reach double figures as Connecticut won its first game of the WNBA season.
(Photo by Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Connecticut Sun play the Chicago Sky on Saturday, two days after routing the Dallas Wings, 91-68, for their first win of the season.

Sun rout Wings for season's first win

Connecticut's Alyssa Thomas shoots against Dallas' Satou Sabally in Thursday night's game at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. Connecticut won, 91-68. (Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Connecticut Sun scored the game's first 13 points and went on to rout the Dallas Wings on Thursday night, 91-68, for their first win of the WNBA season at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.

PROFESSIONAL

MLB roundup

The Athletics' Marcus Semien, second from right, celebrates with teammates after hitting a walk-off RBI single in the 13th inning of Friday's 3-2 win over Houston in Oakland, Calif. (Ben Margot/AP Photo)

Marcus Semien singled home the winning run in the bottom of the 13th in a game that matched the longest this season with baseball’s new extra-innings rule, and the AL West-leading Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 3-2 on Friday night...

Surprising Marlins win again, top Mets 4-3 for sixth straight

Miami's Francisco Cervelli celebrates with teammates after hitting a three-run home run during the second inning of the Marlilns' 4-3 win over the Mets on Friday night at Citi Field in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Francisco Cervelli hit a three-run homer, Humberto Mejia impressed in his abbreviated major league debut and the Miami Marlins kept up their surprising surge by beating the New York Mets 4-3

So far in MLB, West is best at avoiding COVID-19 disruption

FILE  - In this Monday, July 27, 2020, file photo, Oakland Athletics' Matt Olson (28) wears a mask as Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout, left, also wears one while taking a lead off first base during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif. Baseball's Western Divisions have so far avoided any COVID-related schedule disruptions and they're trying to keep it that way. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

The West has been the best at avoiding COVID-19 disruptions so far in Major League Baseball

Fleetwood in major striking distance at PGA Championship

Tom Fleetwood hits from the bunker on the 10th hole during the second round of the PGA Championship on Friday at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. (Jeff Chiu/AP Photo)

Tommy Fleetwood finished his second round of the PGA Championship at Harding Park in second place

ON THE AIR

Australian Rules Football

1:30 a.m. (Sunday), ESPN2 — AFL: Carlton Blues at West Coast Eagles.

4 a.m. (Sunday), FS1 — AFL: North Melbourne Kangaroos at Melbourne Demons.

Auto Racing

5:55 a.m., ESPN2 — Formula One 70th Anniversary Grand Prix practice from Silverstone, United Kingdom.

8 a.m., FS2 — Formula E Berlin ePrix qualifying from Berlin.

8:55 a.m., ESPN2 — Formula One 70th Anniversary Grand Prix qualifying from Silverstone, United Kingdom.

Noon, NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity The Henry Ford 180 from Lake Elkhart, Wis.

1 p.m., Ch. 61 — Formula E Berlin ePrix from Berlin.

3 p.m., FS1 — AMA Superbikes from Wampum, Pa.

4 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Cup Firekeepers Casino 400 from Brooklyn, Mich.

Baseball

4:55 a.m., ESPN — Korean: KT Wiz at Hanwha Eagles.

1 p.m., NESN — FCBL: Worcester Bravehearts at Brockton Rox.

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

4 p.m., FS1 — MLB: Detroit Tigers at Pittsburgh Pirates.

6 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies.

7 p.m., SNY, WCBS (880-AM) — MLB: Miami Marlins at New York Mets.

7:30 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox.

9 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers.

3:55 a.m. (Sunday), ESPN — Korean: Lotte Giants at Doosan Bears.

Basketball

Noon, ESPN2 — WNBA: Atlanta Dream vs. Dallas Wings from Bradenton, Fla.

1 p.m., TNT — NBA: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Portland Trail Blazers from Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

3 p.m., Ch. 8 — WNBA: Phoenix Mercury vs. Seattle Storm from Bradenton, Fla.

3:30 p.m., TNT — NBA: Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets from Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

5 p.m., NESN Plus — WNBA: Chicago Sky vs. Connecticut Sun from Bradenton, Fla.

6 p.m., TNT — NBA: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Indiana Pacers from Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

8:45 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Dallas Mavericks from Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Boxing

8 p.m., Ch. 61 — Jamal James vs. Thomas Dulorme in a welterweight bout from Los Angeles.

10 p.m., FS1 — Lucas SantaMaria vs. Mykal Fox in a welterweight bout from Los Angeles.

Golf

11 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: The English Championship from Hertfordshire, England.

1 p.m., ESPN — PGA: PGA Championship from San Francisco.

1 p.m., Golf Channel — U.S. Women's Amateur from Rockville, Md.

4 p.m., Ch. 3 — PGA: PGA Championship from San Francisco.

4 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Marathon Classic from Sylvania, Ohio.

6 p.m., Golf Channel — Korn Ferry: Portland Open from North Plains, Ore.

Hockey

3 p.m., Ch. 30 — NHL: Las Vegas Golden Knights vs. Colorado Avalanche from Edmonton.

8 p.m., Ch. 30 — NHL: Philadelphia Flyers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning from Toronto.

Horse Racing

11:30 a.m., FS1 — Live racing from Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

3 p.m., FS2 — Live racing from Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

5 p.m., Ch. 61 — Travers Stakes from Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

6 p.m., CBSSN — Hambletonian Stakes from East Rutherford, N.J.

6:30 p.m., FS2 — Live racing from Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Mixed Martial Arts

4 a.m. (Sunday), ESPN2 — UFC Fight Night preliminaries from Las Vegas. (taped today)

Rodeo

8 p.m., CBSSN — PBR: Dakota Bank & Trust Invitational from Bismarck, N.D.

Rugby

3 a.m., ESPN2 — Super Rugby: Hamilton Chiefs at Wellington Hurricanes.

5:30 a.m., FS1 — NRL: Canberra Raiders at Penrith Panthers.

11:30 p.m., ESPN2 — Super Rugby: Dunedin Highlanders at Christchurch Crusaders.

Midnight, FS2 — NRL: North Queensland Cowboys at Gold Coast Titans.

2 a.m. (Sunday), FS2 — NRL: Parramatta Eels at Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks.

Soccer

2:40 p.m., CBSSN — UEFA Champions League: Napoli at Barcelona.

8 p.m., FS1 — Liga MX: Laguna at Monterrey.

Midnight, CBSSN — UEFA Champions League: Chelsea at Bayern Munich. (taped today)

Tennis

11 a.m., Tennis Channel — WTA: Palermo Ladies Open from Italy.