Barmakian providing a spark for Schooners while preparing for future

Steve Barmakian of the Mystic Schooners, right, talks with manager Phil Orbe in the bottom of the first inning during the opening game of a NECBL doubleheader against the Danbury Westerners on Monday at Fitch High School in Groton. (Gavin Keefe/Day photo)

With the Law School Admission Test approaching in September, Barmakian, who'll be a senior this fall, is preparing for his future. He plans to go to law school.

Local roundup: New London/Mystic ousted from Intermediate baseball regionals

The New London/Mystic team was eliminated from the Intermediate League (ages 12-13) Eastern Regional on Monday, falling 16-15 to Montgomery, N.Y.

Harrington holds off Cameron to win his second Norwich Invite title

Nick Harrington captured his second Norwich Invitational title, beating Josh Cameron, 3 and 1, in the final at Norwich Golf Course. He also won in 2016.

Local roundup: Fugere pitches Groton/Mystic 8-10 team to state tournament win

Jillian Fugere pitched a four-hitter with nine strikeouts as Groton/Mystic opened play in the Little League state softball tournament (ages 8-10) with a 4-1 win over Preston/Jewett City on Sunday.

Three former champions in final four field at Norwich Invitational

The final four championship flight golfers still standing at the 93rd Norwich Invitational have some things in common.

COLUMNS

Honoring the life of Dick Donovan leads to reflective moment

Mr. Donovan, Dick — or "Gerry" as some knew him — was a fixture in the bleachers here...

Stiff competition not only obstacle to winning 93rd Norwich Invitational

Beating a highly-competitive field is just one obstacle to winning this weekend's 93rd Norwich...

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Local roundup: Mystic advances to LL baseball final; Groton/Mystic wins LL softball sectional

Liam Joyce pitched a four-hitter with seven strikeouts as Mystic blanked Madison on Saturday, 4-0, to advance to the championship game of the state Little League (10-12) Section 3 tournament.

Local Calendar

BASKETBALLEighth City Wide Basketball Tournament — Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Toby May Field, New London. The free event, organized by Abounding Grace Ministries, will feature 5-on-5 games in three age divisions: Youth...

Local roundup: Mystic shuts out Wethersfield in Section 3 LL opener

Trace Morales and Griffin Pollard combined to pitch a one-hitter Friday, leading Mystic to an 8-0 victory over Wethersfield in the opening game of the state Section 3 tournament.

UCONN

American commissioner Aresco: No plans to replace UConn

UConn football coach Randy Edsall talks to his team during the second half of a game Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in East Hartford. On Tuesday, Edsall was left to answer questions about his team's future, as the Huskies enter their final year in the American Athletic Conference. (Jessica Hill/AP Photo)

American Athletic Commissioner Mike Aresco says league has no plans to add member to replace UConn when school leaves to join Big East

UConn men's basketball team gets probation for NCAA violations under Ollie

In this Feb. 15, 2018, file photo, UConn head coach Kevin Ollie reacts during the second half a game against Tulsa in Hartford. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

UConn's men's basketball program has been placed on probation for two years and former coach Kevin Ollie has been sanctioned individually for violations of NCAA rules during his tenure.

COLLEGES

Mitchell teammates travel 2,000 miles to reunite in Moose Jaw

Five current or former Mitchell College players are teammates again, this time with the Moose Jaw Miller Express of the Western Canadian Baseball League. From left are Eric Marriott, Montville's Dougie DelaCruz, Jeff Nicolosi and Markus Melendez. Missing from photo is New London's Jeremy Santos, who recently joined the team after visiting his friends. (Photo courtesy of Doug DelaCruz)

At first glance, Moose Jaw seems the unlikeliest of places for five teammates from last season's Mitchell College baseball team to spend a summer together.

Ohio State, other Big Ten East powers facing uncertainty

Ohio State head coach Ryan Day, left, talks to reporters during the Big Ten media days on Thursday in Chicago. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP Photo)

The two most important spots on a football team are the coach and the quarterback

CT SUN

Sun have enjoyed some breaks before All-Star break

Connecticut Sun guard Jasmine Thomas gives instructions to her teammates during a timeout against the Atlanta Dream on Friday at Mohegan Sun Arena. The veteran guard and her teammates and had time to rest during a light July schedule and the upcoming WNBA All-Star break. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Downtime is precious for most WNBA players because they play overseas. The Connecticut Sun have benefitted from a lighter schedule in July and host the New York Liberty on Wednesday in their final game before the All-Star break.

Sun move back to top of WNBA Power Poll

The play of all-star center Jonquel Jones is a major reason why the Connecticut Sun have returned to the top of the WNBA power rankings headed into this weekend's all-star break. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Connecticut Sun rises to top of the standings behind solid play from Jonquel Jones and Alyssa Thomas ahead of All-Star break

PROFESSIONAL

Geraint Thomas crashes again as heat wave engulfs Tour de France

Australia's Caleb Ewan, center, celebrates Tuesday as crosses the finish line with Slovakia's Peter Sagan to win the 16th stage of the Tour de France over 117 kilometers (73 miles) with start and finish in Nimes, France. (AP Photo/ Christophe Ena)

Caleb Ewan beat his sprinting rivals in suffocating heat to win Stage 16 of the Tour de France on Tuesday

Katie Ledecky withdraws from 2 events at worlds due to illness

United States' Katie Ledecky reacts Monday after her women's 1500m heat at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Katie Ledecky has withdrawn from the 200-meter freestyle and 1,500 free final at the world swimming championships because of illness

Column: Shane Lowry's British Open win caps off big year in majors

Ireland's Shane Lowry kisses the Claret Jug trophy after winning the British Open Golf Championships on Sunday at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Column: Lowry's victory at British Open symbolizes a solid year in golf's majors

Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman spotted with brace on thumb

Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman seen wearing brace or splint on left thumb at youth camp he organized last weekend, will reportedly be limited for three weeks

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Baseball

7 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays.

7 p.m., SNY, WCBS (880-AM) — MLB: San Diego Padres at New York Mets.

7 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — NYP: Staten Island Yankees at Connecticut Tigers.

8 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Minnesota Twins.

Basketball

9:30 p.m., ESPN2 — WNBA All-Star Game Selection Show.

10 p.m., ESPN2 — WNBA: Seattle Storm at Las Vegas Aces.

Cycling

7:30 a.m., NBCSN — Tour de France.

Soccer

6:30 a.m., ESPN2 — Men's exhibition: FC Barcelona vs. Chelsea in Rakuten Cup from Saitama, Japan.

7 p.m., ESPN — International Champions Cup: Real Madrid vs. Arsenal from Landover, Md.

9 p.m., ESPN — International Champions Cup: Guadalajara vs. Atletico Madrid from Arlington, Texas.

11 p.m., ESPN — Leagues Cup: Tijuana at Los Angeles Galaxy in a quarterfinal.

Swimming

Noon, NBCSN — FINA World Championships from Gwangju, South Korea. (taped today)

7 p.m., NBCSN — FINA World Championships diving from Gwangju, South Korea. (taped today)

Midnight, NBCSN — FINA World Championships from Gwangju, South Korea. (taped today)

Tennis

6 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Hamburg European Open from Germany; ATP Swiss Open from Gstaad, Switzerland; WTA Baltic Open from Jurmala, Latvia; WTA Palermo Open from Italy.

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

7 p.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Atlanta Open.