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Bouknight anxious, excited as NBA Draft approaches

Former UConn guard James Bouknight drives past Creighton's Antwann Jones during the first half of a Big East tournament game on March 12 in New York. Bouknight, who left the Huskies after only two seasons, is expected to be a lottery pick in Thursday's NBA Draft. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Former UConn guard James Bouknight is expected to be a lottery pick when the NBA Draft is held on Thursday in Brooklyn.

NCAA informs UConn that men's basketball probationary period is over

Penalties included a reduction in scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year and numerous recruiting restrictions that impacted the 2018-19 and 2019-20 academic years.


With eye on SEC, Oklahoma and Texas move toward leaving Big 12

Oklahoma and Texas took the first formal step toward moving to the Southeastern Conference

SEC takeover: Expansion would just mean more power, wealth

SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey speaks to reporters during the NCAA college football Southeastern Conference Media Days Monday, July 19, 2021, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Barring a dramatic change of direction, Texas and Oklahoma are moving toward taking the Red River Rivalry to the Southeastern Conference in a seismic shift that will have repercussions in college sports from coast to coast


Local roundup: NL to face Braintree (Mass.) in New England Babe Ruth semis

New London will play Braintree (Mass.) in Tuesday's semifinals of New England Babe Ruth 13-15 baseball tournament at Trumbull High School.

Local calendar

BASKETBALLNew London Whalers Basketball Camp — Aug. 9-12 (5:30-8:30 p.m. daily) at Toby May Park, New London. Open to boys and girls entering grades 3-10 from any town. Clinic will help players of all...

Local roundup: New London advances to NE Babe Ruth 15 semis

New London finished unbeaten in pool play at the New England Babe Ruth age 15 baseball tournament, beating Maine champion Skowhegan 11-1 on Sunday.


With Biles out, Russia wins Olympic women's team gymnastics gold

Simone Biles talks to a U.S. trainer during the women's gymnastics team final on Tuesday in Tokyo. (Washington Post photo by Toni L. Sandys)

Reigning Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles is out of the team finals after apparently suffering an injury during the vault

U.S. women beat Nigeria 81-72 for 50th straight Olympic basketball win

United States' Brittney Griner (15), right, celebrates score by teammate A'Ja Wilson (9) during women's basketball preliminary round game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Saitama, Japan. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

A'ja Wilson scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in her debut as the United States beat Nigeria 81-72 on Tuesday in the opener for both teams. It was the 50 straight Olympic win for the Americans.



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

7 p.m., Ch. 61, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays.

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


7 p.m., ESPN — The Basketball Tournament regional semifinals from Columbus, Ohio.


10 p.m., CBSSN — PBR: The Last Cowboy Standing frm Cheyenne, Wyo.


6 p.m., FS2 — Copa do Brasil: Fluminense at Criciûma.


6 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Generali Open from Kitzbuhel, Austria.

1:30 p.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Atlanta Open.

Summer Olympics

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

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