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Jets assistant Knapp dies of injuries from bicycle accident

In this Aug. 4, 2016, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterbacks coach Greg Knapp watches during training camp in Englewood, Colo. Knapp, an assistant coach with the New York Jets, died Thursday of injuries suffered in a bicycle accident near his home in California last Saturday. He was 58. (David Zalubowski/AP File Photo)

New York Jets assistant coach Greg Knapp has died of injuries suffered in a bicycle accident near his home in California

Pats' Gilmore, seven others will start training camp on PUP list

Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore stands along the sideline during the second half of an Oct. 18, 2020 game against Denver in Foxborough, Mass. Gilmore has reported to the team for training camp but will start it on the physically unable to perform list. Gilmore was one of eight Patriots players added to the list ahead of the official start of camp next week (Charles Krupa/AP Photo)

New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore has reported to the team for training camp but will start it on the physically unable to perform list

After lengthy wait, Paul Tagliabue heads to Hall of Fame

NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue delivers his State of the NFL remarks ahead of Super Bowl XL on Feb. 3, 2006 in Detroit. Tagliabue will be enshrined as part of the 2020 class voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (Michael Conroy/AP Photo)

During Paul Tagliabue’s 17-year stint as commissioner, the NFL experienced labor peace, saw skyrocketing television deals, construction of new stadiums across the nation and expansion to the current 32-team makeup

NFL teams face potential forfeits for COVID-19 outbreaks

The NFL has informed teams they could potentially forfeit a game because of a COVID-19 outbreak among nonvaccinated players, and players on both teams wouldn’t get paid that week

COLUMNS

Sports are better around here when New London is good

United NL Babe Ruth team heads to regionals this week.

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Giants RB Barkley going to start camp on PUP list

Giants running back Saquon Barkley is carted to the locker room after being injured during the first half of a Sept. 20, 2020 game against the Bears in Chicago. (Nam Y. Huh/AP Photo)

Running back Saquon Barkley, who is coming off an ACL injury, is going to  start training camp for the New York Giants on the active/physically unable to perform list

Duke Slater, NFL's first Black lineman, is now Hall of Famer

Then-Iowa lineman Frederick

Duke Slater was so good the NFL couldn’t keep him out

Karras cared more about making Hall of Fame than he let on

The Rams try and stop Detroit defensive tackle Alex Karras (71) during a game on an unidentified date in Michigan. For all the acclaim that followed, Karras died at age 77 in 2012 without one of the honors he coveted most: a bust in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Better late than never, Karras will be formally enshrined as part of the Hall's Centennial Class of 2020. (Detroit Lions via AP)

A dozen seasons as one of the most feared pass rushers in the NFL turned out to be just an opening act for Alex Karras

Pats sign Barmore, last member of draft class, to deal

New England defensive lineman Christian Barmore warms up at a June 10 practice in Foxborough. The Patriots signed Barmore to a rookie contract Wednesday and have now reached deals with their entire 2021 draft class. (Steven Senne/AP Photo)

The Patriots have signed defensive lineman Christian Barmore to a rookie contract and have now reached deals with their entire 2021 draft class

UCONN

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

COLLEGES

College coaches working to learn NIL impact on recruiting

North Carolina State quarterback Devin Leary answers a question during Thursday's news conference at the Atlantic Coast Conference media days in Charlotte, N.C. (Nell Redmond/AP Photo)

College coaches are trying to get a handle on the recruiting impact of athletes' ability to profit off their fame

SEC's four new head coaches face different challenges

Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel speaks to reporters during Tuesday's Southeastern Conference Media Days in Hoover, Ala. (Butch Dill/AP Photo)

The Southeastern Conference’s four new head coaches inherit very different situations but sport the standard new regime optimism

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: East Lyme LL baseball (ages 8-10) reaches Section 3 title game

John Roberts was 3-for-3 with a run scored and Colton Glover pitched 4.1 innings of relief as East Lyme defeated Madison 6-1 Thursday in the Connecticut Section 3 Little League tournament for ages 8-10.

Local roundup: East Lyme Little League baseball (ages 8-10) wins sectional opener

Greyson Biggs and Kyle Cellemme each had three hits for East Lyme in a 13-8 victory Wednesday over West Hartford in the opening game of the Connecticut Section 3 Little League tournament (ages 8-10).

PROFESSIONAL

Yanks reliever throws four wild pitches in 10th, Red Sox rally

Boston players surround Hunter Renfroe, top middle, after he drove in the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning of the team's 5-4, come-from-behind win over the Yankees at Fenway Park. (Elise Amendola/AP Photo)

Kiké Hernández hit a two-run double that tied the game with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Boston Red Sox took advantage of a record four wild pitches by Brooks Kriske in the 10th to rally past the rival New York Yankees 5-4 on a...

With muted ceremony and empty stadium, Tokyo Olympics begin

Sue Bird and Eddy Alvares, of the United States of America, carry their country's flag during the opening ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

The Tokyo Games have arrived at last, after a yearlong delay

ON THE AIR

Australian Rules Football

11:30 p.m., FS2 —  AFL: Fremantle Dockers at Sydney Swans.

2:30 a.m. (Saturday), FS1 —  AFL: Greater Western Sydney Giants at Essendon Bombers.

5:30 a.m. (Saturday), FS1 —  AFL: St. Kilda Saints at West Coast Eagles.

Baseball

2 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Chicago Cubs.

7 p.m., Ch. 61, NESN, WFAN (660-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox.

7 p.m., SNY, WCBS (880-AM) — MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at New York Mets.

Basketball

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

Boxing

9 p.m., Showtime — The New Generation from Grand Island, Neb.

Golf

5 a.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Evian Championship from Évian-les-Baines, France.

7 a.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Senior Open Championship from Berkshire, England.

9:30 a.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Evian Championship from Évian-les-Baines, France.

11:30 a.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Senior Open Championship from Berkshire, England.

2:30 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: 3M Open from Blaine, Minn.

3:30 a.m. (Saturday), Golf Channel — European PGA: Wales Open from Newport. (taped today)

5:30 a.m. (Saturday), Golf Channel — LPGA: Evian Championship from Évian-les-Baines, France.

Hockey

8 p.m., ESPN2 — NHL Draft first round from Secaucus, N.J.

Horse Racing

1 p.m., FS2 — Racing from Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Lacrosse

5 p.m., CBSSN — Athletes Unlimited from Boyds, Md.

Rugby

4 a.m., FS2 — NRL: Newcastle Knights at Sydney Roosters.

6 a.m., FS2 — NRL: Melbourne Storm at North Queensland Cowboys.

Tennis

6 a.m., Tennis Channel — WTA Palermo Open from Italy; ATP Croatia Open from Umag; WTA Poland Open from Gdynia; ATP Swiss Open from Gstaad, Switzerland.

9:30 p.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Midel Open form Los Cabos, Mexico.

Summer Olympics

6:55 a.m., Ch. 30 — Opening Ceremony from Tokyo.

7:30 a.m., USA — Rowing from Tokyo.

10 p.m., USA — Men's cycling from Tokyo.

1 a.m. (Saturday), NBCSN — Women's water polo, softball, 3x3 basketball, women's soccer and archery from Tokyo.

4:15 a.m. (Saturday), USA — Women's beach volleyball fom Tokyo.

 

CT SUN

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