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Gov. Cuomo gives New York’s pro sports teams the OK to start ‘training camps’

The governor has been adamant about reopening facilities to sports teams for weeks, which is a good sign for the Mets and Yankees as they hope to open the regular season at Citi Field and Yankee Stadium by early July.

Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf arrested in California

Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been arrested in Southern California

NFL QBs holding passing sessions minus bonding activities

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford throws against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)

Some NFL quarterbacks are still finding ways to hold throwing sessions with receivers during the coronavirus pandemic, though things look much different

Jets sign QB Joe Flacco

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco speaks during a news conference following an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis. A person with knowledge of the move tells The Associated Press that the Denver Broncos are waiving Joe Flacco with a failed physical designation, putting another veteran NFL quarterback on the open market. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team didn't announce the decision. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

The New York Jets and quarterback Joe Flacco have agreed to terms on a one-year deal

COLUMNS

Local golf courses are adjusting to coronavirus rules, and flourishing

Golfers, courses, adjusting to new restrictions and safety measures.

Yeomans: from forgotten man to THE man

Yeomans made his last two places better places

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Brady's Super Bowl journeys to be part of 2021 ESPN series

Tom Brady's journey to each of his nine Super Bowls with the New England Patriots will be the subject of an ESPN series released next year.

NFL looks at adding "booth umpire" and tech adviser for refs

The NFL is considering adding a “booth umpire” and a senior technology adviser to the referee to assist the officiating crew

Patriots, Chung strike two-year contract extension

FILE -- In this Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots' Patrick Chung gestures before the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game in Atlanta. Chung has been indicted in New Hampshire on a charge of cocaine possession. A Belknap County grand jury indicted the 32-year-old Chung on Aug. 8, 2019. Authorities said Chung knowingly possessed cocaine on June 25 while in Meredith, N.H. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)

Patriots, Patrick Chung strike two-year contract extension

NFL reinstates Cowboys' Aldon Smith

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2015, file photo, Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith (99) sits on the bench during the second half of the team's NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Oakland, Calif. Smith will be able to take part in team activities with the Dallas Cowboys after the NFL on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, conditionally reinstated the pass rusher from an indefinite suspension for off-field issues. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

The Dallas Cowboys' new pass rusher can start taking part in team activities next week

UCONN

UConn football announces future games with FIU, Temple, Wyoming

UConn head coach Randy Edsall works the sidelines during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Houston, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, in East Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

The UConn football team has entered into agreements to play Florida International, Temple and Wyoming in future years, the school announced Wednesday.

UConn women won't play Louisville next season

It was Louisville coach Jeff Walz who first spoke last November of the possibility his Cardinals would play the UConn women’s basketball team in a neutral-site contest during the 2020-21 season.

COLLEGES

Title IX major factor for colleges looking at sports cuts

FILE - In this May 10, 2019, file photo, Bowling Green's Neil Lambert bats during the team's NCAA college baseball game against Kent Sate in Bowling Green, Ohio. Bowling Green recently announced that it is dropping baseball. Colleges mulling whether to cut sports amid the coronavirus pandemic must ensure they remain compliant with the federal civil-rights law known as Title IX, which requires the equitable treatment of remaining men's and women's programs. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski, File)

Colleges mulling whether to cut sports amid the coronavirus pandemic must ensure they remain compliant with the federal civil-rights law known as Title IX

Chris Dufresne, heralded college football writer, dies at 62

In this Dec. 5, 2015 photo, Los Angeles Times sportswriter, Chris Dufresne poses near the end zone before the Pac-12 championship NCAA college football game in Santa Clara, Calif. Dufresne, an award-winning former sports writer for the Los Angeles Times, died suddenly Monday while dining with his family at home in Chino Hills, 30 miles east of Los Angeles, according to a Times staff memo posted Tuesday, May 26, 2020, on Facebook. He was 62. (Gary Klein/Los Angeles Times via AP)

Chris Dufresne, an award-winning former sports writer for the Los Angeles Times, has died at age 62

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local road races are on hold due to COVID-19

Runners begin the 52nd Annual Ocean Beach/John & Jessie Kelley Road Race at Ocean Beach Park in New London. Mike Conway of West Hartford won the rainy 11.6-mile event on Aug. 3, 2014, prior to it becoming a half-marathon. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

The local road racing scene has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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BASEBALL/SOFTBALLShoreline Sting softball ­­­— Looking for players to add to 18u, 16u and 14u teams. Contact: Ed Hobson (203) 530-3964.Jack Benny Softball League — Looking for players over 45 to play...

Quinn savors winning Patriot League title

Mike Quinn holds a piece of the net after Boston University beat Colgate on March 11 in the Patriot League men's basketball tournament final at Hamilton, N.Y. (Erin Locascio/BU athletics)

It means even more now considering what's transpired since that March night when Quinn, a Montville High School graduate, celebrated Boston University's first Patriot League championship title that earned the program its first NCAA tournament...

PROFESSIONAL

Former Braves C Biff Pocoroba dies at 66

Former Atlanta catcher Biff Pocoroba has died at the age of 66

Report: Basketball Hall delaying enshrinement ceremony

Basketball Hall of Fame chairman Jerry Colangelo told ESPN that this year’s enshrinement ceremony for Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan and five others will be delayed until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic

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Auto Racing

8 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Cup Alsco Uniforms 500 from Concord, N.C.

Baseball

5:25 a.m., ESPN2 — Korean: SK Wyverns at Doosan Bears.

5:25 a.m. (Thursday), ESPN2 — Korean: Samsung Lions at Lotte Giants.

Soccer

12:20 p.m., FS2 — Bundesliga: Hertha Berlin at RB Leipzig.

2:30 p.m., FS2 — Bundesliga: Schalke at Fortuna Düsseldorf.

CT SUN

Sun waive four players, cut roster down to 11

The Connecticut Sun waived four players to cut their roster down to 11 on Monday, including 2020 draft pick Juicy Landrum of Baylor.

Miller, Sun have tough cuts to make

6/16/19 :: SPORTS :: GRIFFEN :: Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller questions point guard Jasmine Thomas about a play against the Seattle Storm in WNBA non-conference action Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Mohegan Sun Arena.   (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

WNBA teams have to cut their rosters down to 12 players by next Tuesday (May 26) so that players can start being paid on June 1.