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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

Penn State's Parsons, Miami's Rousseau, Purdue's Moore opt out

Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons tackles Rutgers tight end Johnathan Lewis in the first quarter of a Nov. 30, 2019 game in State College, Pa. Parsons, an All-American, has opted out of the 2020 season because of concerns about COVID-19. The junior linebacker made his announcement with a social media post Thursday. (Barry Reeger/AP Photo)

Penn State All-American Micah Parsons and two more college stars announced Thursday they are opting out of the coming college football season, which is in doubt because of the coronavirus pandemic, and looking toward the NFL draft

Notre Dame opens ACC play against Duke, won't play Navy

In this Dec. 28, 2019, file photo, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly runs onto the field with his players before the Camping World Bowl against Iowa State in Orlando, Fla. Notre Dame has agreed to play an ACC schedule for one season, but won't be able to continue its series against Navy this fall. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Notre Dame opens its season as an Atlantic Coast Conference football member against visiting Duke on Sept. 12

#WeAreUnited players reach out to California Gov. for help

A group of Pac-12 football players with the #WeAreUnited movement met with officials from the California governor's office to discuss concerns about their schools' COVID-19 protocols and protecting their college eligibility

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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MORE COLLEGE SPORTS

Colorado State investigates athlete claims on COVID reporting

Colorado State president Joyce McConnell says she will launch an investigation into how the athletic department handled COVID-19 safety protocols amid a report that players were told not to reveal symptoms

TCU's Patterson sorry for repeating racial slur to player

TCU coach Gary Patterson watches during the first half of the team's Oct. 19, 2019 game against Kansas State in Manhattan, Kan. (Charlie Riedel/AP Photo)

TCU football coach Gary Patterson has apologized for himself for repeating a racial slur when telling a player to stop using the slur in team meetings

Big 12 to allow teams to play one nonconference football game

Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley hosts the Big 12 Conference championship trophy after defeating Baylor 30-23 in overtime on Dec. 7, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Jeffrey McWhorter/AP Photo)

Big 12 schools have agreed to play one nonconference football game this year to go along with their nine league contests as plans for the pandemic-altered season continued to fall into place

Pac-12 football players urge opt-out amid COVID-19 concerns

Kent State plays Arizona State on Aug. 29, 2019 in Tempe, Ariz. The Pac-12 has set Sept. 26 as the start of its 10-game conference-only football schedule. The Pac-12 announced three weeks ago it would eliminate nonconference games for its 12 member schools. (Ralph Freso/AP Photo)

A group of Pac-12 football players says it won't practice or play until its concerns about playing during the COVID-19 pandemic and other racial and economic issues in college sports are addressed

UCONN FOOTBALL

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.

UConn reports no positives from 150 COVID-19 tests on athletes

UConn reports no positives from 150 COVID-19 tests on athletes

LOCAL ROUNDUP

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.

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

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.