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UCONN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

UConn men to face Auburn, women will play Minnesota in Bahamas tournament

The matchups have been set for both UConn's participation in both the men's and women's Battle 4 Atlantis basketball tournaments at the Imperial Arena on Paradise Island in the Bahamas.

UConn hires firm to help athletes navigate endorsements

The University of Connecticut has hired an outside firm to help its athletes navigate endorsements and other opportunities that will help them make money from their names, images and likenesses

Bueckers and Fudd bring friendship, competitiveness to UConn

UConn basketball players Paige Bueckers, left, and Azzi Fudd, right, speak to the media outside the the school's Werth basketball practice facility in Storrs on Tuesday. Bueckers, last season's national player of the year, helped recruit her friend Fudd, the nation's top high school prospect.. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)

UConn star Paige Bueckers spent a lot of last year in the ear of her good friend Azzi Fudd, pushing last year’s top high school prospect to join her at Connecticut

UCONN MEN'S BASKETBALL

UConn men land another recruit, top 50 player Alex Karaban

UConn scored another significant men's basketball recruiting victory when top 50 player Alex Karaban announced on his Twitter account Monday that he committed to the Huskies.

Hornets take UConn's Bouknight with 11th pick in NBA Draft

James Bouknight, right, poses for a photo with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected 11th overall by the Charlotte Hornets during the NBA Draft on Thursday in New York. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)

James Bouknight became the 14th former Husky player to be drafted in the top 14, as Charlotte selected the former UConn guard with the 11th pick overall at the 2021 NBA Draft

Bouknight ready to play the lottery at NBA Draft

UConn guard James Bouknight drives to the basket during a game against DePaul last season in Storrs. (David Butler II/Pool Photo via AP, File)

When his dream-come-true moment arrives Thursday night, James Bouknight will reflect on the people in his corner throughout his life.

Hurley looking to replace Bouknight's talent with team depth

In this Feb. 16 file photo, UConn head coach Dan Hurley reacts during the first half of a game against Providence in Storrs. (David Butler II/Pool Photo via AP)

It's difficult to accurately measure James Bouknight's impact on the UConn basketball program.

COLUMNS

Who is brave enough to make vaccines mandatory to return to high school?

Somebody's got to be brave enough to stand up for the segment of society that has tried to do the...

UCONN FOOTBALL

Transfer RB Burns adds a lot to the UConn program

UConn's Robert Burns, a graduate transfer from the University of Miami, talks to reporters during the Huskies' media day on Thursday in Storrs. (Gavin Keefe/The Day)

Before arriving at UConn, Burns was a reserve running back and played on special teams at the University of Miami.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Magical season by Cumming comes to an end as Schooners lose in NECBL playoffs

Mystic's Brendan Cumming, who set a franchise single-season record by batting .398 during the regular season, takes a swing during the Schooners' 9-2 loss to the Ocean State Wave in an NECBL wild-card game on Tuesday night at at Fitch High School. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Brendan Cumming, a lead-off batter and all-star selection, set a Mystic Schooner franchise season record with a .398 batting average this summer.

Ledyard's Turner enjoying Cape experience before starting new journey at Bryant

Ex-Ledyard High great Ken Turner, left, walks off the field with catcher John Garcia of Grambling between innings of a Cape Cod Baseball League game between Bourne and Wareham on Sunday night. Turner is enjoying his first experience in the prestigious league before he transfers from Hartford to Bryant in the fall. (Gavin Keefe/The Day)

Ken Turner, a two-time all-state pitcher during his Ledyard High School days, is soaking in the summer baseball experience in his first stint pitching in the Cape Cod Baseball League,

Local roundup: East Lyme advances to state 8-10 baseball championship round

East Lyme advanced to the championship round of the state Little League ages 8-10 baseball tournament, beating Shelton 9-7 in the losers' bracket final on Sunday.

PROFESSIONAL

Jackson first MLB HR, Neidert first win as Marlins edge Mets 5-4

The Mets' Javier Baez (23) is restrained on the field by Pete Alonso after flying out during the eighth inning of the team's 5-4 loss to the Marlins on Tuesday in Miami. (Lynne Sladky/AP Photo)

Newly acquired Alex Jackson hit his first career home run, Nick Neidert earned his first big league win and the Miami Marlins beat the NL East-leading New York Mets 5-4

Olympic format of stroke play is dull, but it works

Xander Schauffele of the United States bites his gold medal after winning men's golf Sunday at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Kawagoe, Japan. (Andy Wong/AP Photo)

Everyone seemed to have a solution for how to make the Olympics better until they couldn't stop watching the finish

Opinion: NHL quickly responds to Kane betting allegations

San Jose left wing Evander Kane moves the puck during the team's March 26 game against the Arizona in Glendale, Ariz. The NHL says it will investigate an allegation made by Kane’s wife that he bets on his own games and has intentionally tried to lose for gambling profit. (Rick Scuteri/AP Photo)

The NHL was so alarmed by allegations made by San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane's wife that he bet on his own games that the league immediately launched an investigation into them

ON THE AIR

Baseball

7 p.m., NESN, WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at Detroit Tigers.

7 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees.

7 p.m., SNY, WCBS (880-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins.

Basketball

7 p.m., NBA TV — NBA Summer League: Memphis Grizzlies at Utah Jazz Blue.

8 p.m., ESPN2 — NBA Summer League: Miami Heat vs. Los Angeles Lakers from Sacramento, Calif.

9 p.m., ESPN — The Basketball Tournament final from Dayton, Ohio.

9 p.m., NBA TV — NBA Summer League: San Antonio Spurs at Utah Jazz White.

11 p.m., ESPN2 — NBA Summer League: Golden State Warriors at Sacramento Kings.

Soccer

8 p.m., FS2 — CONCACAF League: FC Santa Lucia vs. Metropolitan FA from Guatemala City, Guatemala.

10 p.m., FS2 — CONCACAF League: Diriangén FC vs. C.D. Marathón from Managua, Nicaragua. 

Tennis

1 p.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Citi Open from Washington; WTA Silicon Valley Classic from San Jose, Calif.

Summer Olympics

4 a.m., NBCSN, USA, CNBC — Coverage continues from Tokyo.

6:30 p.m., Golf Channel — Coverage from Tokyo.

8 p.m., Ch. 30, NBCSN, USA, CNBC — Coverage resumes from Tokyo.