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.

Rios is looking forward to his Dodd Stadium homecoming

Former St. Bernard standout Willie Rios pitches in a game earlier this season for the Aberdeen IronBirds. (Kelley Dentry, Aberdeen IronBirds)

Willie Rios will avoid all but the long bus ride when the Aberdeen IronBirds, the New York-Penn League affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, travels to Dodd Stadium for a weekend series with the Connecticut Tigers.

Local roundup: Three Schooners honored by NECBL

A pair of pitchers from the Mystic Schooners were named to the all-New England Collegiate Baseball League first team, it was announced by the league on Tuesday.

Local roundup: Black Wolves trade Powless

The New England Black Wolves traded Johnny Powless to the Calgary Roughnecks as part of a three-team deal, the team announced Monday.

Connecticut Tigers fall to Staten Island Yankees in eight innings

The Staten Island Yankees scored two runs in the top of the eighth inning and held on to beat the Connecticut Tigers 3-2 in the first game of a New York-Penn League doubleheader at Dodd Stadium in Norwich.


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...


Tigers snap losing streak with rain-shortened win

The Connecticut Tigers snapped a five-game losing streak with a 2-1 rain-shortened win over the Staten Island Yankees on Saturday at Dodd Stadium in Norwich.

Local roundup: Waterford's Bonilla commits to play women's basketball for Division I Marist

Waterford's Julianna Bonilla, right, made a verbal commitment Friday to play collegiately for the Division I Marist College women's basketball team. (Dana Jensen/Day File Photo)

Julianna Bonilla, entering her senior year at Waterford High School, has verbally committed to play collegiate women’s basketball at Division I Marist College.

Local roundup: Former UConn men's and women's basketball all-stars ready for a family reunion

The Jim Calhoun Charity All-Star game, otherwise known as the UConn basketball family reunion, will return to the Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday night.


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.


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


Tuck has slowed down, played better for the Sun

Morgan Tuck of the Connecticut Sun, left, fends off Azura Stevens of the Dallas Wings in the first half of Tuesday's WNBA game at Mohegan Sun Arena. Tuck finished with 12 points in the Sun's 96-76 victory. The team plays again Friday at home against the Minnesota Lynx. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Morgan Tuck has played too fast for her own good at times this Connecticut Sun season. She's slowed down more of late and played better for the Sun, who play host to Lindsay Whalen and the Minnesota Lynx on Friday.

Jonquel Jones scores 27 as Sun rout Wings

Connecticut Sun center Jonquel Jones drives to the basket against Dallas Wings defenders Cayla George (22) and Azura Stevens in the second half of Tuesday's WNBA game at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Sun won 96-76. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Jonquel Jones made 10 of her 12 shots for a game-high 27 points with 10 rebounds and two steals as the Connecticut Sun beat the Dallas Wings on Tuesday night, 96-76, before 6,365 at Mohegan Sun Arena.


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

Intentional plunkings come under fire after Urena hits Acuna

Ronald Acuna Jr. of the Braves, right, is tended to by a member of the training staff as Ozzie Albies talks to him after Acuna was hit by Marlins pitcher Jose Urena during the first inning of Wednesday's game at Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Aaron Judge saw Jose Urena's plunking of Ronald Acuna Jr. before the Yankees played a day game Thursday, and he felt Acuna's pain.

Brandt Snedeker shoots 59 at Wyndham, leads by four shots

Brandt Snedeker smiles after making a birdie putt on the ninth hole during the first round of the Wyndham Championship on Thursday at Greensboro, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Brandt Snedeker made a 20-foot putt on his final hole to become the 10th player in tour history to break 60. Jim Furyk set the record with a 58 in the final round of the Travelers Championship in 2016.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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 — Portland Open from North Plains, Ore.


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.


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.