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Solomon Ball is sold on Hurley, as UConn men get another commitment

Solomon Ball became a big Dan Hurley fan after watching UConn on television playing in the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas last November. On Friday, Ball, a four-star guard from Leesburg, Va., committed to Hurley and the Huskies.

UConn's Calhoun, Hamilton headed to college hoops Hall

In this Sept. 13, 2012, file photo, Jim Calhoun listens to opening comments to the press conference announcing his retirement after 26 years as the UConn men's basketball coach at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Roy Williams and Jim Calhoun will join John Beilein and Lon Kruger in a star-studded cast of coaches that will be inducted into the National College Basketball Hall of Fame in November

UConn men land second member of the Class of 2023 in Ross

When Jayden Ross went on a recruiting visit to UConn about two weeks ago, everything just felt right.

UConn's Martin selected No. 51 overall by Warriors in NBA Draft, traded to Atlanta

UConn's Tyrese Martin (4) reacts after making a 3-pointer during the second half of the Huskies' NCAA tournament game against New Mexico State on March 17 in Buffalo, N.Y. Martin was selected by the Atlanta Hawks in the second round (No. 51 overall) of the NBA Draft on Thursday night. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

The Golden State Warriors selected Tyrese Martin, a tough, versatile 6-foot-6, 215 pound guard from Allentown, Pa., in the second round and 51st pick overall, and then traded him to Atlanta.

Thread of Title IX can be traced through Shea Ralph and her mom

Vanderbilt head coach Shea Ralph communicates with players during the first half of a game against South Carolina on Jan. 24 in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

Shea Ralph was born rambunctious, endlessly energetic and with a devilish competitive streak that meant mom put her in as many sports as she could handle.

COLUMNS

Dr. I nearly began this column with a prayer

Never let it be suggested that Dr. I isn't a staunch devotee of the Supreme Court, remember.

Alice Cooper rocked Pequot Golf Course

Legendary shock rocker Alice Cooper has played before sold-out crowds around the world during...

UCONN

Sanogo can't wait for a family reunion in Mali before returning to UConn

UConn's Adama Sanogo drives against New Mexico State's Will McNair Jr. (13) during the first half the Huskies' NCAA tournament opener on March 17 in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

The upcoming trip to see his parents, Awa Traore and Cheickne Sanogo, will be a nice break for UConn center Adama Sanogo, who also has five older sisters and one younger brother.

Newton is excited about joining the Huskies

UConn's Tristen Newton, a transfer from East Carolina, speaks with the media on Wednesday in Storrs. (Gavin Keefe/The Day)

UConn is in its first summer workout session, so Tristen Newton is still getting to know his new teammates and coaching staff.

COLLEGES

Conference realignment makes another seismic shift

UCLA guard Jaime Jaquez Jr. tries to get by Southern California forward Isaiah Mobley during the second half of a March 5 game in Los Angeles. (Mark J. Terrill/AP Photo)

Conference realignment in college sports has been going on since 1984, when the Supreme Court invalidated the NCAA’s national television contract for football

Big Ten votes to add USC, UCLA as members starting in 2024

The Big Ten has voted to add Southern California and UCLA as conference members beginning in 2024

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Waterford Legion sweeps a doubleheader

Waterford improved to 13-3 in Zone 6 play with a sweep of Jewett City in American Legion baseball doubleheader on Saturday.

Local calendar

BASKETBALLColchester Parks and Recreation Basketball Clinic for Girls — July 18-22, 9:30 a.m.-noon at Bacon Academy. Open to girls who will be in grades 6-9. Fee: $60 for residents, $65 for non-residents. Pre-registration is...

UConn grad Ferrer is a hit for the Schooners

Kevin Ferrer of the Mystic Schooners poses for a photo before Thursday night's NECBL game against the Ocean State Waves at Old Mountain Field in South Kingstown, R.I. Ferrer, a graduate of Stonington High School and UConn, homered in the game to help give the Schooners a 6-5 victory. (Gavin Keefe/The Day)

Kevin Ferrer, a recent UConn graduate and former Stonington High School standout, is providing an offensive jolt the Mystic Schooners need to jump-start their struggling attack.

PROFESSIONAL

Pérez wins 7th straight as Rangers beat Mets

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Martin Perez (54) throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Saturday, July 2, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Kole Calhoun homered twice and drove in four runs, Martín Pérez won his seventh straight decision and the Texas Rangers beat the New York Mets 7-3

MLB roundup

The Blue Jays' Kevin Gausman is checked on after being hit by a batted ball off the bat of Tampa Bay's Wander Franco during the second inning of the first game of Saturday's doubleheader in Toronto. Tampa Bay won, 6-2. (Jon Blacker/The Canadian Press via AP)

Blue Jays right-hander Kevin Gausman left Game 1 of Saturday’s doubleheader against Tampa Bay after he was hit in the right foot by a line drive from Rays shortstop Wander Franco

ON THE AIR

Australian Rules Football

5 a.m., FS2 — Premiership: North Melbourne Kangaroos at Geelong Cats.

Midnight, FS2 — Premiership: West Coast Eagles at Richmond Tigers.

Auto Racing

6:55 a.m., ESPN2 — Formula One British Grand Prix practice from Towcester, England.

8:20 a.m., ESPN2 — W Series from Towcester, England.

9:55 a.m., ESPN2 — Formula One British Grand Prix qualifying from Towcester, England.

11:30 a.m., CBSSN — FIA Formula E Marrakesh E-Prix from Morocco.

Noon, USA — NASCAR Cup Kwik Trip 250 qualifying from Elkhart Lake, Wis.

2:30 p.m., USA — NASCAR Xfinity The Henry 180 from Elkhart Lake, Wis.

3 p.m., Ch. 30 — AMA RedBud National from Buchanan, Mich.

8 p.m., Ch. 3 — SRX Series from Stafford Springs.

Baseball

Noon, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Cleveland Guardians.

Noon, MLB Network — MLB: Tampa Rays Rays at Toronto Blue Jays in first game of a doubleheader.

1 p.m., NESN — FCBL: Pittsfield Suns at Nashua Silver Knights.

4 p.m., SNY, WCBS (880-AM) — MLB: Texas Rangers at New York Mets.

4 p.m., FS1 — MLB: Oakland Athletics at Seattle Mariners.

6 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Cleveland Guardians.

7 p.m., Ch. 61, WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at Chicago Cubs.

10 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies.

Basketball

1 p.m., Ch. 3 — BIG3 from Dallas.

1 p.m., ESPN — WNBA: Phoenix Mercury at Chicago Sky.

3 p.m., ESPN — WNBA All-Star Team Selection Show. 

5 p.m., ESPN2 — NBA Summer: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Miami Heat from San Francisco.

7:30 p.m., NBA TV — NBA Summer: Sacramento Kings at Golden State Warriors.

Cycling

8 a.m., USA — Tour de France from Nyborg, Denmark.

1 p.m., Ch. 30 — Tour de France from Nyborg, Denmark. (taped today)

Football

7 p.m., ESPN2 — CFL: Montreal Alouettes at Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Golf

8 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Irish Open from Kilkenny, Ireland.

1 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: John Deere Classic from Silvis, Ill.

3 p.m., Ch. 3 — PGA: John Deere Classic from Silvis, Ill.

Hockey

3 p.m., CBSSN — 3ICE from Grand Rapids, Mich.

Horse Racing

12:30 p.m., FS1 — Racing from New York.

3 p.m., FS2 — Racing from New York.

4 p.m., Ch. 30 — Breeders' Cup Challenge Series John A. Nerud Stakes from San Diego.

Lacrosse

8 p.m., ESPNU — Women's Worlds: Australia at United States from Towson, Md.

Mixed Martial Arts

6 p.m., ESPN — UFC 276 preliminaries from Las Vegas.

8 p.m., Ch. 8, ESPN — UFC 276 preliminaries from Las Vegas.

Tennis

8 a.m., ESPN — Wimbledon from London.

1 p.m., Ch. 8 — Wimbledon from London.

Track & Field

1 p.m., CNBC — Diamond League from Stockholm. (taped today)