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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.

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


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

New commissioners thrust into conference realignment chaos

Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner Jim Phillips listens to a question during Wednesday's press conference at the ACC media days in Charlotte, N.C. (Nell Redmond/AP Photo)

Conference realignment is returning to college sports at the same time three Power Five leagues are breaking in relatively new commissioners


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.

Puleo drives to SK Lite victory at the Speedbowl

Puleo started 12th in the 19-car field, calmly moved up through the field and roared underneath Buddy Charette with 9 laps to go en route to his first win of the season. Puleo has seven career SK Lite wins, but this was his first since 2018.


Australia's Titmus terminates Ledecky's golden run in Tokyo

Ariarne Titmus, left, of Australia wins the final of the women's 400-meters freestyle ahead of Katie Ledecky, of the United States, at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Katie Ledecky strolled onto the deck first, which meant she was headed to the second spot on the medal podium

Colts head coach Frank Reich tests positive for COVID-19

Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich will miss the start of training camp after testing positive for COVID-19



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

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


7 p.m., ESPN2 — The Basketball Tournament from Peoria, Ill.


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

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

Summer Olympics

4:55 a.m., NBCSN, USA, CNBC — Coverage continues from Tokyo.

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


Ogunbowale, Jonquel Jones lead WNBA All-Stars over U.S. Olympic team 93-85

Team WNBA's Jonquel Jones of the Connecticut Sun drives into Brittney Griner of the U.S. Olympic team during the first half of the WNBA All-Star game Wednesday in Las Vegas. Jones had 18 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, three steals and a blocked shot to help lift the WNBA All-Stars to a 93-85 victory. (John Locher/AP Photo)

Arike Ogunbowale scored 26 points and the WNBA All-Star team beat the U.S. Olympic team 93-85 in the league’s All-Star Game

U.S. Olympic team expects competitive game vs WNBA All-Stars

Jonquel Jones of the Connecticut Sun shoots during practice for the WNBA All-Star team Tuesday in Las Vegas. The All-Stars will take on the U.S. Olympic team on Wednesday at Michelob Ultra Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. (John Locher/AP Photo)

Both the U.S. Olympic team and the WNBA All-Stars expect a competitive game in the league’s showcase