Local roundup: Harvey looks sharp in Las Vegas debut

Mystic's Matt Harvey began his Oakland Athletics' career in fine form, pitching four shutout innings for the Triple-A Las Vegas Aviators in a Pacific Coast League baseball game on Saturday night.

Local roundup: Tigers two-hit by Renegades

The Connecticut Tigers were held to two hits in a 3-1 loss to the Hudson Valley Renegades in a New York-Penn League baseball game Friday night at Dodd Stadium.

NFA graduate Evans thrilled to be coaching at his college alma mater

In this Oct. 13, 2017 file photo, Louisville assistant coach R.J. Evans, left, talks with Quentin Snider during a scrimmage at Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Evans, a Norwich Free Academy graduate, is moving back close home after recently accepting a job as an assistant coach at Holy Cross.

Local roundup: Conn hires Storton as assistant men's soccer coach

Andrew Storton has been named the assistant men's soccer at at Connecticut College, head coach Reuben Burk announced.

Summer a time to shine for former ECC baseball players

One day after being named the New England Collegiate Baseball League's Top Pro Prospect, TT Bowens of the Mystic Schooners was named Most Valuable Player on Wednesday. Bowens, coming off an injury-plagued season at Central Connecticut State University, had 16 homers and 53 RBI in 39 games this season for the Schooners, highlighting a noteworthy local contingent playing summer baseball. (Dana Jensen/Day File Photo)

Montville High School graduate TT Bowens, who had a monster season with the New England Collegiate Baseball League's Mystic Schooners, was rewarded with two major honors, the league's Top Pro Prospect and Most Valuable Player honors.

COLUMNS

Catch the fever for high school football on Thanksgiving Eve Day

Idle Thoughts, while waiting for the first day of school, AJ Dillon to win the Heisman and for Dr.

Montville's Palmer shoots his age at Norwich Golf Course

Mike Palmer shot his age while playing Norwich Golf Course late last month. He's 75.

MORE LOCAL SPORTS

Local roundup: Sun to retire Whalen's jersey on August 23

The Connecticut Sun will celebrate the career of WNBA legend and former Sun player Lindsay Whalen on Aug. 23 when they take on the Las Vegas Aces.

Local roundup: Mystic's Bowens named NECBL's Top Pro Prospect

TT Bowens (24) of the Mystic Schooners, a former Montville High School star, was named Tuesday as the New England Collegiate Baseball League's Top Pro Prospect, the league's top award. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

TT Bowens of the Mystic Schooners, a former Montville High School star and rising junior at Central Connecticut State University, was named the New England Collegiate Baseball League's Top Pro Prospect on Tuesday.

Local roundup: Occhialini named boys' soccer coach at Montville

Former Montville High School soccer standout Anthony Occhialini was hired as the boys' soccer coach at his alma mater, Montville Athletic Director Phil Orbe announced on Monday.

UCONN

UConn football inching closer to opening night

Days are counting down to the UConn football season opener.

Trio of UConn alums giving to the next generation of fans through Husky Ticket Project

From left to right, Jeremy Longobardi, Kevin Kortsep and Kevin Solomon are a trio of UConn alums who formed the Husky Ticket Project, a non-profit organization with the aim of passing on their love of the Huskies to the next generation of fans. (Photo courtesy of Husky Ticket Project)

During their undergraduate years, they witnessed the glory days of UConn athletics. The men's and women's basketball programs captured national championships, the football team won Big East in 2010 and played in the prestigious Fiesta Bowl.

COLLEGES

Oklahoma QB Hurts cramming

Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts throws during a practice on Aug. 5 at Norman, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Jalen Hurts has had all the answers since transferring from Alabama in January.

Arizona's Tate darkhorse contender for Heisman

Arizona quarterback Khalil Tate looks on in the second half during a Nov. 24, 2018 game against Arizona State. (Rick Scuteri/AP Photo)

Analysis: Florida State's Akers, Arizona's Tate, Missouri's Bryant darkhorses for Heisman race

CT SUN

Sun top Wings to clinch WNBA playoff berth

Courtney Williams of the Connecticut Sun, left, puts up a shot during Sunday's WNBA game against the Dallas Wings at Mohegan Sun Arena.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Courtney Williams scored 12 of her game-high 18 in the fourth quarter to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Dallas Wings on Sunday, 78-68, and clinch their third straight WNBA playoff berth.

Playoffs in sight for tired Sun

The Connecticut Sun would clinch their third straight WNBA playoff berth with a home win over the Dallas Wings on Sunday or an Indiana Fever loss at the Washington Mystics, who also play Sunday.

PROFESSIONAL

WNBA roundup

Elena Delle Donne scored 25 points and hit three of Washington's WNBA-record 18 3-pointers in the Mystics' 107-68 victory over the Indiana Fever on Sunday.

Mets' Alonso breaks NL rookie HR record

New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso points to fans after hitting his 40th home run of the season during the ninth inning of Sunday's game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Pete Alonso wasn't even sure he was going to make the New York Mets' opening day roster, so even he never could have imagined the incredible season he's having.

Devers helps Red Sox rally past Orioles

Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers, right, follows through on an RBI double in front of Baltimore Orioles catcher Chance Sisco during the sixth inning of Sunday's game at Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Rafael Devers went 4 for 5 with a homer, two doubles and four RBIs, and the Boston Red Sox rallied from an early six-run deficit for a 13-7 victory Sunday that completed a three-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles.

Thomas holds on to win BMW Championship

Justin Thomas celebrates after making a birdie on the 18th green during the final round at the BMW Championship on Sunday at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Justin Thomas had more stress than he wanted and answered with the shots he needed Sunday at Medinah to win the BMW Championship and claim the No. 1 seed going into the FedEx Cup finale.

ON THE AIR

Baseball

11 a.m., ESPN — LLWS: Bowling Green (Ky.) vs. Sydney (Australia) from Williamsport, Pa.

11 a.m., ESPNU — Legion WS: Shrewsbury (Mass.) vs. Fargo (N.D.) from Shelby, N.C. 

1 p.m., ESPN — LLWS: Wailuku (Hawaii) vs. Elizabeth (N.J.) from Williamsport, Pa.

1 p.m., ESPNU — Legion WS: Randolph County (N.C.) vs. Idaho Falls (Idaho) from Shelby, N.C. 

3 p.m., ESPN — LLWS: Maracaibo (Venezuela) vs. Guadalupe (Mexico) from Williamsport, Pa.

4 p.m., ESPN2 — LLWS: Coquitlam (B.C.) vs. Willemstad (Curacao) from Williamsport, Pa.

4 p.m., ESPNU — Legion WS: Semifinals from Shelby, N.C. 

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

7:30 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals. 

8 p.m., ESPN2 — LLWS: River Ridge (La.) vs. Coon Rapids (Minn.) from Williamsport, Pa.

Football

8 p.m., ESPN — NFL preseason: San Francisco 49ers at Denver Broncos.

Soccer

2:55 p.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Manchester United at Wolverhampton.

Tennis

10 a.m., Tennis Channel — WTA: Bronx Open from New York.

3 p.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Winston-Salem Open from North Carolina.