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UCONN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

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

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

Trio of former UConn greats leading social justice charge

In this March 9, file photo, Jefferson City, Mo., native and ex-UConn great Maya Moore, right, calls Jonathan Irons as supporters react in Jefferson City after Cole County Judge Dan Green overturned Irons' convictions in a 1997 burglary and assault case. Moore, a family friend, had supported Irons, sharing his story on a national basis. Irons was freed from prison Wednesday after a county prosecutor declined to retry his case, punctuating years of work by Moore and other supporters who argued he was falsely convicted of burglary and assault charges. (Jeff Haldiman/The Jefferson City News-Tribune via AP, File)

Renee Montgomery and Tiffany Hayes appreciated what former UConn teammate Maya Moore was doing when the All-Star forward stepped away from basketball two years ago to focus on criminal justice reform.

Auriemma happy to be back in the Big East, awaits return of players on campus

UConn head coach Geno Auriemma, left, and DePaul head coach Doug Bruno, right, react after receiving their Olympic rings from USA Basketball Women's National Team Director Carol Callan during a 2016 pregame ceremony in Storrs. The two friends will become conference rivals again with UConn's official return to the Big East on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

News from the UConn women's basketball team was nostalgic Wednesday: First, a celebration of the UConn athletic department's reunification with the Big East Conference, then the announcement that Jamelle Elliott has officially rejoined the women's...

Ticket sales soaring for UConn basketball

UConn men's basketball coach Dan Hurley talks with Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman before the announcement that the University of Connecticut is re-joining the Big East Conference, at New York's Madison Square Garden, Thursday, June 27, 2019.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

UConn will officially become a Big East Conference member again on July 1st, much to the delight of Husky fans who've been in a state of euphoria ever since the news was announced about a year ago.

UCONN MEN'S BASKETBALL

Hurley, Huskies glad to be back in the old neighborhood

UConn men’s coach Dan Hurley has great memories of the Big East Conference dating back to his days as a player at Seton Hall. He can’t wait to renew some of the Huskies’ old rivalries, including the Pirates. (AP file photo)

UConn did more than just officially move back to its old Big East neighborhood on Wednesday. The Huskies are also moving in position to challenge to be an elite college basketball program again, according to coach Dan Hurley.

UConn men's basketball team returns to campus, football will follow on July 1

The UConn athletic department announced that its men's basketball student-athletes returned to campus on Friday and that football players will return on July 1.

COLUMNS

Should we have a fall high school sports season?

No high school sports till 2021 seems prudent

Next week, southeastern Connecticut will be tournament-tested

In our local golf world, next week is tournament week.

UCONN FOOTBALL

Big Ten decision leaves UConn football two games short

Indiana running back Stevie Scott III, right, is tackled by UConn linebacker Omar Fortt during the first half of last season's college football game in Bloomington, Ind. This year's matchup between the teams will not take place after the Big Ten announced Thursday that its teams would face only conference opponents this fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Darron Cummings/AP Photo)

UConn has to fill two holes in its football schedule after the Big Ten Conference announced on Thursday it will play only conference games this fall.

COLLEGES

Kara Lawson excited for chance to coach at Duke

Then-Boston assistant coach Kara Lawson passes the ball during a July 1, 2019 practice in Boston. Lawson was officially introduced as Duke's new head women's basketball coach on Monday. (Charles Krupa/AP Photo)

Kara Lawson has always wanted to coach at Duke — a fact the first-time college coach hadn’t shared with many people

Coast Guard football captain John Barbera: 'The greatest honor I have received'

Coast Guard Academy senior co-captain John Barbera (11) celebrates teammate Patrick Crowley's game-winning extra point in the Bears' 24-23 victory over Nichols last season in overtime. Barbera, then a junior, was the holder. Barbera has been the backup quarterback for three seasons at Coast Guard but was voted by his teammates as captain, nonetheless, for his contributions to the Bears. (Photo courtesy of Coast Guard athletics)

Of all the Coast Guard Academy football captains in all of the seasons, it's possible there is no one else with a story similar to John Barbera's.

Duke hires Celtics' Lawson to lead women's basketball team

FILE - In this July 1, 2019, file photo, Boston Celtics assistant coach Kara Lawson passes the ball at the team's training facility in Boston. A person familiar with the situation says Duke is in talks with Boston Celtics assistant coach and former WNBA All-Star Lawson to lead the Blue Devils women’s basketball program. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, July 10, 2020, because the school has not commented publicly on its search. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Duke has hired Boston Celtics assistant coach and former WNBA All-Star Kara Lawson to lead its women's basketball program

AP source: Duke talking with Celtics' Lawson on coaching job

A person familiar with the situation says Duke is in talks with Boston Celtics assistant coach and former WNBA All-Star Kara Lawson to lead the Blue Devils women’s basketball program

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Black Wolves assistant Darryl Gibson watched his son Tyson become NLL Rookie of the Year

New England Black Wolves offensive coordinator Darryl Gibson helped lead the team to a first-place finish in the NLL's East Division, while watching son Tyson earn Rookie of the Year honors for the division opponent New York Riptide. He was conscious of not mixing work and family but, as it turns out, the season worked out well for both of them. (Photo courtesy of the New England Black Wolves)

During the season, this wasn't a conversation New England Black Wolves assistant coach Darryl Gibson wanted to have.

PROFESSIONAL

Washington's NFL team drops 'Redskins' name after 87 years

The Washington NFL franchise announced Monday that it will drop the “Redskins” name and Indian head logo immediately, bowing to decades of criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans. (Nick Wass/AP File Photo)

Washington's NFL team is shedding the “Redskins” name and logo after recent pressure from sponsors and decades of criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans

NFL, Oakley come up with face shields to protect players

This photo provided by Oakley shows its new face shield design. With NFL training camps set to start at the end of the month, the league believes it is closer to one answer when it comes to player safety in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic — face shields for the players' helmets. (Oakley/AP Photo)

With NFL training camps set to start at the end of the month, the league believes it is one step closer to addressing player safety amid the coronavirus pandemic

Cam Newton on the Patriots could be 'terrifying,' says Jets player

Jets offensive lineman Greg Van Roten, a former teammate of Cam Newton with the Carolina Panthers, said that a healthy Newton could be dangerous as New England's new quarterback.

ON THE AIR

Baseball

6 p.m., YES — Exhibition: Yankees Summer Camp from New York.

5:25 a.m. (Tuesday), ESPN2 — Korean: NC Dinos at Kiwoom Heroes.

Soccer

2:55 p.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Southampton at Manchester United.

7 p.m., CBSSN — NWSL: OL Reign vs. Portland Thorns in Challenge Cup from Herriman, Utah. (taped today)

8 p.m., ESPN2 — USL: FC Tulsa at Oklahoma City Energy.

8 p.m., FS1 — MLS: Los Angeles FC vs. Houston Dynamo from Orlando, Fla.

10:30 p.m., FS1 — MLS: Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers from Orlando, Fla.

Tennis

6 a.m., Tennis Channel — Exhibition: GVC Eastern European Championship from Berlin.

1 p.m., ESPN2 — WTT: Vegas Rollers vs. Orlando Storm from White Sulpher Springs, W.Va.

5 p.m., ESPN2 — WTT: Washington Kastles vs. New York Empire from White Sulpher Springs, W.Va.

9 p.m., CBSSN — WTT: Philadelphia Freedoms vs. Orange County Breakers from White Sulpher Springs, W.Va.