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UCONN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Mohegan Sun to host Big East women's tournament for next three seasons

The Big East Conference announced Tuesday that it has signed a three-year deal to play its women's basketball tournament at Mohegan Sun Arena.

UCONN MEN'S BASKETBALL

UConn's Martin receives waiver from NCAA and can play this season

Transfer Tyrese Martin received a waiver from the NCAA, making him eligible to play this season for the UConn men's basketball team.

Kevin Freeman is happy to be back at UConn

In this Oct. 14, 1999, file photo, President Clinton receives a commemorative jersey presented by University of Connecticut basketball players from left Kevin Freeman, Jake Voskuhl, Ricky Moore and UConn coach Jim Calhoun during a ceremony honoring the team at the White House. UConn beat a heavily favored Duke team to win the NCAA title a few months earlier. (AP Photo/Greg Gibson)

Kevin Freeman knows all the shortcuts driving around Storrs from his days as a player and basketball staff member at UConn.

Freeman returning as UConn assistant; Hurley promotes Kimani Young

Kevin Freeman, right, is returning to the UConn bench as an assistant coach after spending the last two seasons at Penn State. (AP file photo)

Former UConn basketball player Kevin Freeman is joining Dan Hurley's staff as an assistant coach after spending the last two seasons as an assistant at Penn State.

Ex-UConn star, top NBA sixth man Cliff Robinson dies at 53

In this Nov. 15, 2004 file photo, Golden State's Clifford Robinson talks with fans during a foul shot in the fourth quarter against the Cavaliers in Cleveland.  Robinson, an early star on UConn’s rise to power and longtime top sixth man in the NBA, has died. He was 53. Robinson’s death was confirmed by UConn on Saturday. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

Cliff Robinson, a former UConn star and longtime top sixth man in the NBA, has died

COLUMNS

A salute to Mo and NL's fighting spirit

The All-Whaler class reunion celebrated New London's finest.

Waterford's Petchark uses college experience to enjoy strong summer

With her junior golf days behind her, Caroline Petchark embraced the challenge of playing stiffer...

COLLEGES

NCAA football roundup

Pittsburgh linebackers John Petrishen (0) and Phil Campbell III (24) tackle Syracuse's Nykeim Johnson (4) on a punt return during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Trevor Lawrence threw for three touchdowns in just nine passing attempts to help No. 1 Clemson beat The Citadel 49-0 on Saturday.

College football whiffs in tackling the coronavirus

Memorial Stadium's north stadium video board projects the news of the return of Big Ten football on Wednesday in Lincoln, Neb. Less than five weeks after pushing fall sports to spring in the name of player safety during the pandemic, the Big Ten conference changed course Wednesday and said it plans to open its football season the weekend of Oct. 23-24. (Francis Gardler/Lincoln Journal Star/AP Photo)

When it came time to confront a global pandemic, we should’ve known that college football would whiff on the tackle

NCAA basketball season set to open day before Thanksgiving

UConn's Olivia Nelson-Ododa, left, drives around South Florida's Tamara Henshaw during the first half last season's AAC tournament at Mohegan Sun Arena. The NCAA announced Wednesday that Divison I men's and women's basketball teams can begin playing games on Nov. 25. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

The NCAA men’s and women’s basketball seasons will begin Nov. 25, the day before Thanksgiving

Big Ten changes course, will play fall football after all

Big Ten is going to give fall football a shot after all

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Black Wolves finish productive NLL virtual draft

The New England Black Wolves recently completed a productive National Lacrosse League Entry draft, trading for forward Jacob Ruest while selecting five players during the first virtual draft in league history.

Montville-NL strikes first, wins opener in Section 3 Little League tourney

Montville-New London's Edward Torres (6) celebrates after scoring scoring a run and points to teammate Desmond Powers, whose base hit drove in two runs during Saturday's 6-2 win over Rocky Hill in the Connecticut Section 3 Little League baseball tournament at the Gallivan Lane Complex in Montville.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Orlando Gonzalez has a (somewhat) secret strategy when it comes to the coin flip which decides who will be the home or visiting team.

PROFESSIONAL

Peterson fans 10, Mets beat Braves

New York Mets starting pitcher David Peterson throws to an Atlanta Braves batter during the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)

Rookie David Peterson struck out NL batting leader Freddie Freeman three times and fanned a career-high 10 in six sharp innings as the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 7-2

Harvick nabs 9th win of season to roll into second round

Kevin Harvick celebrates in Victory Lane after his win in the NASCAR Cup Series auto race Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Kevin Harvick steamrolled his way into the second round of the playoffs by holding off Kyle Busch on Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway for his series-best ninth victory of the season

Wolff's 5-under 65 moves him to top of U.S. Open leaderboard

Matthew Wolff bumps fists with his caddie after finishing the third round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship on Saturday in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Matthew Wolff didn't follow any of the rules of succeeding in the U.S. Open

ON THE AIR

Australian Rules Football

4 a.m., FS1 — AFL: Western Bulldogs at Fremantle Dockers.

5 a.m. (Monday), FS2 — AFL: Port Adelaide Power at Collingwood Magpies.

Auto Racing

7:30 a.m., NBCSN — MotoGP Misano World Circuit from Santa Monica-Cella, Italy.

2 p.m., CBSSN — GT World Challenge from Austin, Texas.

4 p.m., FS1 — MotoAmerica from Birmingham, Ala.

Baseball

1 p.m., NESN, YES, WTIC (1080-AM), WFAN (101.9-FM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox.

1 p.m., SNY, WCBS (880-AM) — MLB: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets.

4 p.m., ESPN — MLB: San Francisco Giants at Oakland Athletics.

4 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Seattle Mariners at San Diego Padres.

7 p.m., ESPN — MLB: Minnesota Twins at Chicago Cubs.

Basketball

1 p.m., ESPN — WNBA playoffs: Connecticut Sun vs. Las Vegas Aces from Bradenton, Fla.

3 p.m., Ch. 8 — WNBA playoffs: Minnesota Lynx vs. Seattle Storm from Bradenton, Fla.

7:30 p.m., TNT — NBA playoffs: Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers from Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Cycling

9:30 a.m., NBCSN — Tour de France final stage from Paris.

Football

1 p.m., Ch. 3, WFAN (660-AM) — NFL: New York Giants at Chicago Bears.

1 p.m., Ch. 61 — NFL: San Francisco 49ers at New York Jets.

4:25 p.m., Ch. 3, WFAN (660-AM) — NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Chargers.

8:20 p.m., Ch. 30, WFAN (660-AM), WTIC (1080-AM) — NFL: New England Patriots at Seattle Seahawks.

Golf

10 a.m., Golf Channel — PGA: U.S. Open from Mamaroneck, N.Y.

Noon, Ch. 30 — PGA: U.S. Open from Mamaroneck, N.Y.

3 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Pure Insurance Open from Pebble Beach, Calif.

8 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Portland Classic from Oregon. (taped today)

Horse Racing

12:30 p.m., FS1 — Live racing from Elmont, N.Y.

4 p.m., FS2 — Live racing from Elmont, N.Y.

6 p.m., NBCSN — Breeders' Cup Challenge Series Natalma Stakes from Toronto.

Rodeo

4 p.m., CBSSN — PBR: Lucas Oil Invitational from Des Moines, Iowa.

Rugby

4 p.m., NBCSN — Heineken Cup: Ulster at Toulouse in a quarterfinal. (taped today)

Soccer

6:25 a.m., ESPN2 — Serie A: Napoli at Parma.

2 p.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Burnley at Leicester City.

5 p.m., WCTX — USL: Philadelphia Union II at Hartford Athletic.

Softball

1 p.m., ESPN2 — Athletes Unlimited from Rosemont, Ill.

Tennis

6 a.m., Tennis Channel — Italian Open from Rome.

4 a.m. (Monday), Tennis Channel — ATP: European Open from Hamburg, Germany; WTA Strasbourg International from France.