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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.

Turner's love of the game keeps ECML going

08/03/2020 :: REGION  :: STANDALONE :: John Turner, commissioner of Eastern Connecticut Major League and head coach coach of Pirates, talks to player Tim Jackson before a game on Monday, August 3, 2020 at Washington Park in Groton.  (Sarah Gordon / The Day)

John Turner, Jr., stood in the parking lot at Washington Park after a recent Eastern Connecticut Major League game telling some of his baseball stories.

Local roundup: Black Wolves re-sign Jamieson

Doug Jamieson, the 2020 National Lacrosse League Goaltender of the Year, signed a new three-year contract with the New England Black Wolves on Monday.

Local roundup: UConn women land walk-on guard from Louisiana

The UConn women's basketball program has added walk-on Autumn Chassion to its 2020-21 roster, head coach Geno Auriemma announced Saturday.

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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Mitchell excited about future despite missing out on fall season

When Todd Peretz looks out his office window, he has a great view of the nearly completed new Mitchell College athletic complex.

Local roundup: Malcom, Clams edge Pirates

Matt Malcom had three hits, including a double, with an RBI as the Clams edged the Pirates on Wednesday night, 3-2, in an Eastern Connecticut Major League game.

Local roundup: Royals make Matt Harvey signing offficial

The Kansas City Royals signed former All-Star Matt Harvey to a minor league contract

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.

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

CT SUN

Sky takes down Sun, 100-93

Connecticut's Brionna Jones, left, reaches back to tie up a rebound with Chicago's Cheyenne Parker during the second half of Saturday's WNBA game in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Allie Quigley scored 22 points as the Chicago Sky never trailed in their 100-93 win over the Connecticut Sun on Saturday in a WNBA game at IMG Academy.

Sun look for win No. 2 vs. Sky

Jasmine Thomas, right, had 14 points and nine assists during the Connecticut Sun's 91-68 victory over the Dallas Wings on Friday night in Bradenton, Fla., and was one of four players to reach double figures as Connecticut won its first game of the WNBA season.
(Photo by Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Connecticut Sun play the Chicago Sky on Saturday, two days after routing the Dallas Wings, 91-68, for their first win of the season.

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

Dustin Johnson emerges from a pack to lead PGA Championship

Dustin Johnson hits from the fairway on the 18th hole during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Dustin Johnson emerged from the pack to get another crack at a major

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

Horse racing roundup

Tiz the Law, with Manny Franco up, center, leads the pack around the final turn on his way to win the Travers Stakes horse race at Saratoga, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (Elsa Lorieul/NYRA via AP)

Belmont winner Tiz the Law won the $1 million Travers Stakes by 5 1/2 lengths at Saratoga, and heads to Kentucky for next month’s Derby as the probable favorite

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.