Local roundup: UConn men release non-league schedule

Two former Big East rivals, including defending national champion Villanova, are featured non-conference foes on the UConn men's basketball schedule for the 2018-19 season.

Schooners back for another summer with a new look

One hour before first pitch, there's a flurry of activity at the Shipyard, home of the Mystic Schooners.

Southard promoted to CGA's assistant AD for media relations

Coast Guard Academy's Jason Southard has been elevated to assistant athletic director for media relations after completing his 23rd season as the director of athletic media relations.

Local roundup: UConn women release non-conference schedule

The UConn women's basketball team announced its non-conference schedule, which begins with the season opener at home against Ohio State on Saturday, Nov. 17.

Local roundup: Vermont beats Tigers 5-4 in first of two

Jesus Lage walked with two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth to give the Vermont Lake Monsters a 5-4 victory over the Connecticut Tigers on Tuesday night.

COLUMNS

Ollie did enough wrong to warrant his firing by UConn

University officials brought him here to clean up Jim Calhoun’s debris, lest we forget that...

MORE LOCAL SPORTS

Local roundup: Aaron Rodgers, Chris Paul to host celebrity golf event

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul will host a celebrity golf tournament on June 27-28 at Mohegan Sun Golf Club in Sprague.

Local roundup: Tigers fall to the Spinners

The Connecticut Tigers lost to the Lowell Spinners in a New York-Penn League baseball game on Sunday, falling 6-3 at Dodd Stadium.

Local roundup: Tigers off to 2-0 start with 10-3 win over Spinners

The Connecticut Tigers erupted for seven runs over the first two innings and cruised to a 10-3 win over the Lowell Spinners in a New York-Penn League game on Saturday night.

UCONN

UConn: Ollie fired for impermissible contact, workouts

UConn coach Kevin Ollie, right, gestures during a game against Rutgers on March 5, 2014 at Storrs. Assistant coach Glen Miller is at left. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

The University of Connecticut fired men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie after finding NCAA violations that included improper training sessions and improper contact with recruits by Ollie and former UConn star Ray Allen, according to documents...

Adams building a strong relationship with Hurley

UConn guard Jalen Adams drives past Auburn guard Bryce Brown during a game last season at Auburn. Adams is returning for his senior season and is developing a strong relationship with new head coach Dan Hurley. (Julie Bennett/AL.com via AP/File)

UConn's new men's basketball coach Dan Hurley has great expecations for star guard Jalen Adams ... and that's just fine with Adams.

COLLEGES

Fletcher's bat helps Arkansas beat Red Raiders 7-4 at CWS

Casey Martin of Arkansas, rear, scores behind Texas Tech catcher Braxton Fulford on a single by Dominic Fletcher in the eighth inning of Wednesday's game at the College World Series in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Dominic Fletcher went 4 for 4 with a homer and four RBIs and Arkansas pitchers struck out 14 in a 7-4 victory over Texas Tech in the College World Series on Wednesday.

Oregon State rallies after delay to beat Huskies 14-5 at CWS

Oregon State's Tyler Malone, right, is greeted by Kyle Nobach (28) and Cadyn Grenier (2) after he hit a solo home run against Washington in the eighth inning of Monday's College World Series elimination game in Omaha, Neb. Oregon State won 14-5. (Nati Harnik/AP Photo)

Oregon State overcomes early deficit, pours on offense after long delay in 14-5 College World Series win over Huskies

CT SUN

Injured Sun head back on the road to face infirmed Dream

Chiney Ogwumike of the Sun, left, steals the ball from Elena Delle Donne of the Mystics in the second half of a WNBA game on June 13 at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Connecticut Sun and Atlanta Dream have both been troubled by injuries of late. Sun post Chiney Ogwumike (knee) is probable for Friday's game at Atlanta and forward Alyssa Thomas is doubtful. Atlanta guards Tiffany Hayes (left ankle) and Brittney...

Sun drop from first to fourth in WNBA power poll

Almost every WNBA team this season will go through a challenging road trip because of the FIBA World Cup in September that is compacting the season

PROFESSIONAL

Islanders hire Trotz as coach fresh off winning Stanley Cup

Capitals head coach Barry Trotz answers a question during a news conference in Las Vegas on May 29. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

When Barry Trotz left the Washington Capitals fresh off winning the Stanley Cup, the New York Islanders couldn't move fast enough to talk to him.

Jordan Spieth, Zach Johnson tied for early lead at Travelers

Jordan Spieth tees off the 18th hole during the first round of the Travelers Championship on Thursday at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell. (Brad Horrigan/Hartford Courant via AP)

The defending champion led after every round last year in his first visit to TPC River Highlands, and a shot a 7-under 63 on Thursday to match Zach Johnson for the first-round lead.

Phoenix takes Deandre Ayton first in NBA draft

Arizona's Deandre Ayton, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked first overall by the Phoenix Suns during the NBA Draft on Thursday at New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

The Phoenix Suns made Deandre Ayton the first No. 1 pick in franchise history Thursday night, and his former high school teammate Marvin Bagley III followed.

World Cup roundup: Croatia advances with 3-0 win over Argentina

Croatia's Luka Modric, right, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the World Cup on Thursday at Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

Lionel Messi and his Argentina teammates are on the verge of World Cup elimination. Croatia is moving on.

ON THE AIR

Baseball

1 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at Minnesota Twins.

1 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: Seattle Mariners at New York Yankees.

3 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at Colorado Rockies.

6 p.m., NESN — IL: Buffalo Bisons at Pawtucket Red Sox.

7 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati Reds.

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

8 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Texas Tech vs. Florida in College World Series from Omaha, Neb.

10 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Los Angeles Angels.

Basketball

7 p.m., ESPN, NBA TV — NBA Draft from New York.

Golf

5:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: BMW International Open from Pulheim, Germany.

3:30 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Travelers Championship from Cromwell.

Midnight, Golf Channel — Asian Tour: Korea Open from Cheonan, South Korea.

Horse Racing

8:30 a.m., NBCSN — Royal Ascot, Norfolk Stakes and Gold Cup from Ascot, England.

Mixed Martial Arts

9 p.m., NBCSN — Professional Fighters League from Chicago.

Soccer

8 a.m., FS1 — World Cup: Denmark vs. Australia from Samara, Russia.

11 a.m., Ch. 61 — World Cup: France vs. Peru from Ekaterinburg, Russia.

2 p.m., Ch. 61 — World Cup: Argentina vs. Croatia from Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

Tennis

6 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Gerry Weber Open from Halle, Germany; Queen's Club Championships from London.