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Cassius Chaney ready for his next boxing challenge

Professional boxer Cassius Chaney of New London, center, who has been training in Miami during the coronavirus pandemic for an upcoming heavyweight bout, poses with two of his Miami sparring partners — Edwin Alvarez, left, and Carlito Negron, the No. 1 heavyweight in Puerto Rico. (Photo courtesy of Cassius Chaney)

With his fight schedule temporarily put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, heavyweight Cassius Chaney is using the extended break to polish his skills and prepare for his next challenge.

Stonington grad Stephen Bailey named Lyman Memorial boys' basketball coach

Stephen Bailey, a 2009 Stonington graduate and an assistant coach under East Lyme's Jeff Bernardi the past four seasons, was named the new boys' basketball coach at Lyman Memorial on Monday.

It's official: CIAC releases plans for delayed fall season starting Sept. 24

Bill Mignault Field and the new Ledyard High School athletic complex is near completion and will be ready to go now that the CIAC has unveiled its plan for an abbreviated fall season. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, the state's governing body for high school athletics, released its fall sports plan Friday, delaying the start of the season until Sept. 24.

Sources: CIAC to release plans for abbreviated fall sports season on Friday

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference is expected release plans to play an abbreviated fall high school sports season on Friday, according to sources.

Sources: CIAC likely to play abbreviated, regionalized fall sports season

Waterford's Aimee Girard, left, and Ledyard's Abby DiRico battle for possession during a girls' soccer game last season at Blonders Field in Ledyard. Sources haved told The Day that the CIAC is likely to play an abbreviated, regionalized fall season starting in late September. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Sources connected to the CIAC revealed several potential fall sports scenarios Tuesday, indicating the most likely outline features an abbreviated season for traditional fall sports beginning in late September.

COLUMNS

Wild journey ends with Lathrop winning ninth Pequot men's title

Jim Lathrop's journey to his ninth Pequot men's club championship title featured numerous twists...

Killingly: the home of true Native American expertise

Maybe the actions of the Washington football team and from the Guilford school system would deliver...

Lee's retirement after all these years reminds us what Coast Guard football is about

Christian Lee, a 1997 Coast Guard graduate and the football team's all-time leading receiver,...

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UCONN

UConn men land Hawkins, a major recruit from Maryland power DeMatha

UConn basically checked off all the boxes for Jordan Hawkins, the latest recruit to commit to the men's basketball program.

UConn cancels its football season

In this Oct. 26, 2019, file photo, UConn head coach Randy Edsall looks on during the first half of a game against UMass in Amherst, Mass. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Risks involved with competing during the COVID-19 pandemic far outweighed the rewards.

Hurley preparing Huskies for all kinds of scenarios

Dan Hurley, who's preparing to enter his third season in charge of the UConn men's basketball program, is just unsure what form it will take, whether that means a later start to the season or only playing a Big East schedule.

COLLEGES

After MAC surrenders to pandemic, will other leagues follow?

In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, Miami of Ohio quarterback Brett Gabbert throws during the second half of the Mid-American Conference championship game against Central Michigan. NCAA college football game against Central Michigan, in Detroit. The MAC became the first league competing at college football’s highest level to cancel its fall season because of COVID-19 concerns on Saturday. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

In many ways, the Mid-American Conference has little in common with Power Five leagues that first come to mind when fans think of major college football.

Clemson's Swinney: "Awesome" to return to field amid virus

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney speaks during a Feb. 5 news conference in Clemson, S.C. Clemson came up short of a national title last January, but are one of the frontrunners to capture the crown in whatever season college football is able to fashion amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Ken Ruinard/The Independent-Mail/AP Photo)

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney was ecstatic to finally watch his players practice after months of uncertainty amid the coronavirus pandemic

Virus precautions, uncertainty mark opening of Ohio St camp

Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields rolls out to throw against Michigan during the first half of Nov. 30, 2019 game in Ann Arbor, Mich. Ohio State opened preseason training camp on Thursday with strict coronavirus protocols in place and under a cloud of uncertainty about whether a revised 10-game season will even be played at all. (Paul Sancya/AP Photo)

Ohio State is opening preseason training camp with strict coronavirus precautions in place and uncertainty about the coming season

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Tides take lead in ECML by sweeping Pirates

The Tides took over sole possession of first place in the Eastern Connecticut Major League by sweeping a doubleheader from the Pirates, 2-0 and 5-3, on Saturday morning at Washington Park.

Beausoleil, Tides roll past Pirates, 9-2

Travis Beausoleil had two hits, three runs and a stolen base as the Tides rolled past the Pirates on Thursday night, 9-2, in an Eastern Connecticut Major League game at Washington Park.

PROFESSIONAL

Rays hold off Yankees to earn split of doubleheader

Yankees manager Aaron Boone, right, argues with home plate umpire Vic Carapazza during the fifth inning of the second game of a doubleheader against Tampa Bay on Saturday in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Rays won the second game 5-3 to earn a split of their doubleheader. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Gerrit Cole came within one strike of earning his 20th straight regular-season win before getting pulled, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-4 Saturday in the opener of a seven-inning doubleheader

Austin Cindric wins Xfinity race

Austin Cindric reacts in Victory Lane after winning a NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Road America in Elkhart, Wisc., Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (Gary C. Klein/The Sheboygan Press via AP)

Austin Cindric waited through a lightning delay and won at Road America for his fourth victory in his last five Xfinity Series races

ON THE AIR

Australian Rules Football

1:30 a.m. (Sunday), ESPN2 — AFL: Carlton Blues at West Coast Eagles.

4 a.m. (Sunday), FS1 — AFL: North Melbourne Kangaroos at Melbourne Demons.

Auto Racing

5:55 a.m., ESPN2 — Formula One 70th Anniversary Grand Prix practice from Silverstone, United Kingdom.

8 a.m., FS2 — Formula E Berlin ePrix qualifying from Berlin.

8:55 a.m., ESPN2 — Formula One 70th Anniversary Grand Prix qualifying from Silverstone, United Kingdom.

Noon, NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity The Henry Ford 180 from Lake Elkhart, Wis.

1 p.m., Ch. 61 — Formula E Berlin ePrix from Berlin.

3 p.m., FS1 — AMA Superbikes from Wampum, Pa.

4 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Cup Firekeepers Casino 400 from Brooklyn, Mich.

Baseball

4:55 a.m., ESPN — Korean: KT Wiz at Hanwha Eagles.

1 p.m., NESN — FCBL: Worcester Bravehearts at Brockton Rox.

2 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays in a doubleheader.

4 p.m., FS1 — MLB: Detroit Tigers at Pittsburgh Pirates.

6 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies.

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

7:30 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox.

9 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers.

3:55 a.m. (Sunday), ESPN — Korean: Lotte Giants at Doosan Bears.

Basketball

Noon, ESPN2 — WNBA: Atlanta Dream vs. Dallas Wings from Bradenton, Fla.

1 p.m., TNT — NBA: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Portland Trail Blazers from Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

3 p.m., Ch. 8 — WNBA: Phoenix Mercury vs. Seattle Storm from Bradenton, Fla.

3:30 p.m., TNT — NBA: Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets from Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

5 p.m., NESN Plus — WNBA: Chicago Sky vs. Connecticut Sun from Bradenton, Fla.

6 p.m., TNT — NBA: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Indiana Pacers from Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

8:45 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Dallas Mavericks from Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Boxing

8 p.m., Ch. 61 — Jamal James vs. Thomas Dulorme in a welterweight bout from Los Angeles.

10 p.m., FS1 — Lucas SantaMaria vs. Mykal Fox in a welterweight bout from Los Angeles.

Golf

11 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: The English Championship from Hertfordshire, England.

1 p.m., ESPN — PGA: PGA Championship from San Francisco.

1 p.m., Golf Channel — U.S. Women's Amateur from Rockville, Md.

4 p.m., Ch. 3 — PGA: PGA Championship from San Francisco.

4 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Marathon Classic from Sylvania, Ohio.

6 p.m., Golf Channel — Korn Ferry: Portland Open from North Plains, Ore.

Hockey

3 p.m., Ch. 30 — NHL: Las Vegas Golden Knights vs. Colorado Avalanche from Edmonton.

8 p.m., Ch. 30 — NHL: Philadelphia Flyers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning from Toronto.

Horse Racing

11:30 a.m., FS1 — Live racing from Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

3 p.m., FS2 — Live racing from Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

5 p.m., Ch. 61 — Travers Stakes from Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

6 p.m., CBSSN — Hambletonian Stakes from East Rutherford, N.J.

6:30 p.m., FS2 — Live racing from Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Mixed Martial Arts

4 a.m. (Sunday), ESPN2 — UFC Fight Night preliminaries from Las Vegas. (taped today)

Rodeo

8 p.m., CBSSN — PBR: Dakota Bank & Trust Invitational from Bismarck, N.D.

Rugby

3 a.m., ESPN2 — Super Rugby: Hamilton Chiefs at Wellington Hurricanes.

5:30 a.m., FS1 — NRL: Canberra Raiders at Penrith Panthers.

11:30 p.m., ESPN2 — Super Rugby: Dunedin Highlanders at Christchurch Crusaders.

Midnight, FS2 — NRL: North Queensland Cowboys at Gold Coast Titans.

2 a.m. (Sunday), FS2 — NRL: Parramatta Eels at Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks.

Soccer

2:40 p.m., CBSSN — UEFA Champions League: Napoli at Barcelona.

8 p.m., FS1 — Liga MX: Laguna at Monterrey.

Midnight, CBSSN — UEFA Champions League: Chelsea at Bayern Munich. (taped today)

Tennis

11 a.m., Tennis Channel — WTA: Palermo Ladies Open from Italy.