COLUMNS

Strecker's trying to drum up interest in football and dispel some myths

Example: A concussion is inevitable, if one decides to partake of high school football.

UCONN

UConn baseball to participate in MLB4 tourney next season

The UConn baseball team will join College World Series champion Vanderbilt, runnerup Michigan and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in the second annual MLB4 tournament.

UConn men's basketball team gets probation for NCAA violations under Ollie

In this Feb. 15, 2018, file photo, UConn head coach Kevin Ollie reacts during the second half a game against Tulsa in Hartford. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

UConn's men's basketball program has been placed on probation for two years and former coach Kevin Ollie has been sanctioned individually for violations of NCAA rules during his tenure.

COLLEGES

Florida's Mullen hoping for sizable leap in second season

Florida head coach Dan Mullen speaks during Monday's Southeastern Conference Media Days in Hoover, Ala. (Butch Dill/AP Photo)

Dan Mullen made a big leap in his second season at Mississippi State, but his Florida team doesn't have quite so much room to grow

Big 12 opposites: Oklahoma at top, Kansas' Miles returns with ring

Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley speaks on the first day of Big 12 Media Days on Monday in Arlington, Texas. (David Kent/AP Photo)

Oklahoma's streak of four consecutive Big 12 titles coincides with Kansas finishing last each of those years

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Ledyard wins Senior League softball state title

Kevin Shea of Waterford tees off on the second hole during first round of the Connecticut Senior Open on Monday at Shennecossett Golf Course in Groton. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Ledyard rolled to the Senior League (ages 13-16) softball state title with a 15-5 win over Bristol on Sunday night, winning the mercy-rule game in five innings.

Newest Coast Guard Academy Athletic Hall of Fame inductees announced

In this Jan 27, 2010, file photo, Coast Guard's Melissa Martinelli shoots in a game against MIT at New London. (Day file photo)

Coast Guard Academy will add five members to its Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 3 at the annual Hall of Fame Banquet held in the Otto Graham Hall of Athletic Excellence as part of Homecoming Weekend.

Mystic gets all the pitching it needs and then some, captures District 10 Little League title

Mystic players including Dylan Joyce, right, celebrate after winning the District 10 Little League 10-12 championship game over East Lyme on Sunday at Calvin Burrows Field in Groton.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Dylan Joyce, throwing darts for fastballs along with a sweeping curve, pitched a three-hitter Sunday as Mystic won the district Little League baseball (ages 10-12) title 7-1 over East Lyme.

PROFESSIONAL

Major League Baseball roundup

The Dodgers' Austin Barnes steals home past Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto during the fourth inning of Monday's game in Philadelphia. The Dodgers won, 16-2. (Matt Slocum/AP Photo)

Cody Bellinger hit his 32nd and 33rd homers, Clayton Kershaw struck out seven in six innings and the major league-leading Los Angeles Dodgers routed the Philadelphia Phillies 16-2 on Monday night

Old Nets think Durant, Irving can succeed where they didn't

Brooklyn's Caris LeVert defends against Golden State's Kevin Durant during the first half of a Oct. 28, 2018  game at Barclays Center. Durant and Kyrie Irving gave the Nets two big victories in one night. In the first hours of free agency, the team added two of the best players available to a young roster that made the playoffs, giving them hope of not only contention for an NBA title, but to be the biggest basketball team in New York. (Frank Franklin II/AP Photo)

Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving gave the Brooklyn Nets two big victories in one night

ON THE AIR

Baseball

7 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox.

7 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees.

8 p.m., SNY, WCBS (880-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at Minnesota Twins.

Bowling

7 p.m., FS1 — PBA Summer League quarterfinals from Portland, Maine.

Soccer

9 p.m., ESPN2 — International Champions Cup: Fiorentina vs. Guadalajara from Bridgeview, Ill.

Tennis

6 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Swedish Open from Bastad, Sweden; WTA Bucharest Open from Romania; ATP Croatia Open from Umag.

11 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Hall of Fame Open from Newport, R.I.

7 p.m., CBSSN — WTT: Orlando Storm at Springfield Lasers.