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Greene is New London's new baseball coach

New London High School baseball coach Matt Greene poses at Sal Amanti Field on Monday.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

New London High School baseball coach Matt Greene, who was set to take over for his first season this year, finds that the longer he's around the game, the more he learns.

CEBA looks to fill the void for Legion baseball

Organizers hope to start the CT Elite Baseball Association LLC. later this month to fill the void left by the Connecticut State American Legion cancelling its season due to COVID-19.

Checking in with ... Caelan Desmond (Williams)

Caelan Desmond, left, a senior at The Williams School, has been sailing since she was 6. She will attend Wesleyan University and major in neuroscience. (Photo courtesy of Caelan Desmond)

Caelan Desmond, a senior at The Williams School, has been sailing since she was 6. She will attend Wesleyan University and major in neuroscience.

MLB owners, players revert to salary squabbles of old

Amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19, baseball fans wear masks as they wait to tour the new Texas Rangers baseball park in Arlington, Texas, Monday, June 1, 2020. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Players proposed to resume the sport in the coronavirus pandemic with a 114-game regular season and full prorated salaries, leaving each player with approximately 70% of what he had been slated to earn.

Gragson wins Xfinity race at Bristol

Noah Gragson (9) drives to victory past Chase Briscoe (98) during NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Bristol Motor Speedway Monday, June 1, 2020, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Gragson also won the season-opening race at Daytona to begin his second year with Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s race team.

Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye dies at 80

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2014, file photo, former NCAA college football coach Pat Dye is shown in Jacksonville, Fla. Former Auburn coach Pat Dye, who took over a downtrodden football program in 1981 and turned it into a Southeastern Conference power, has died. He was 80. Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said Dye passed away Monday, June 1, 2020, at the Compassus Bethany House in Auburn, Ala. (Bruce Lipsky/The Florida Times-Union via AP, File)

In 12 years, he had a 99-39-4 record, Auburn won or shared four conference titles and the Tigers were ranked in The Associated Press' Top 10 five times.

Judge dismisses Dykstra's suit against ex-teammate Darling

FILE - In this March 5, 2012, file photo, former All-Star outfielder Lenny Dykstra is seen during his sentencing for grand theft auto in the San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles. A judge has dismissed Lenny Dykstra’s defamation lawsuit against former New York Mets teammate Ron Darling, Friday, May 29, 2020, ruling the outfielder's reputation already was so tarnished it could not be damaged more.  (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

Dykstra claimed he was defamed when Darling alleged he had made racist remarks toward Boston pitcher Oil Can Boyd during the 1986 World Series.

HIGH SCHOOL

Teammates: Six local H.S. duos receive CIAC Awards in Unified Sports

Old Lyme High School Unified Sports athlete Katie Zbierski, second from right, celebrated her birthday Feb. 19 at the Groton Bowling Center along with several Unified teammates, including Bella Flagge, left. Zbierski and Flagge recently received the CIAC's 2020 Unified Sports Mike Savage Teammate Award, along with duos from five other high schools in southeastern Connecticut. (Photo courtesy of Karen Zbierski)

Said Old Lyme Unified Sports advisor Christine Corah: "They're such a silver lining on your hardest days. You bring together a group of students that might not interact with each other. It gave you a whole different sense of purpose."

Checking in with ... Nicholas Fava (Old Lyme)

Old Lyme senior Nick Fava, right, in a 2019 Class S state tournament boys' soccer game, will major in engineering at Purdue University. Slated to play first doubles this year for the Wildcats' boys' tennis team, Fava is an All-Shoreline Conference first team selection and a CIAC scholar-athlete pick. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Old Lyme senior Nick Fava will major in engineering at Purdue University. Slated to play first doubles this year for the Wildcats' boys' tennis team, Fava is an All-Shoreline Conference first team selection and a CIAC scholar-athlete pick.

Checking in with ... Cassandra Cannon (New London)

New London senior Cassandra Cannon was an All-ECC Division II first team selection last season and the Whalers' all-league scholar-athlete. She will attend Salve Regina and major in nursing. (Photo courtesy of Cassandra Cannon)

New London senior Cassandra Cannon was an All-ECC Division II first team selection last season and the Whalers' all-league scholar-athlete. She will attend Salve Regina and major in nursing.

COLUMNS

Are the Chicken Littles going to win at UConn?

State U is hardly alone nationally in its financial quagmire. But trying to solve it as if there's...

Local golf courses are adjusting to coronavirus rules, and flourishing

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

ON THE AIR

Baseball

5:25 a.m., ESPN — Korean: Lotte Giants at KIA Tigers.

5:25 a.m. (Wednesday), ESPN — Korean: Kiwoom Heroes at Hanwha Eagles.

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7 p.m., ESPN2 — NBA2K League.

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.

PROFESSIONAL

Column: NASCAR is back and fans may be right behind

Brad Keselowski (2) drives to victory lane after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Bristol Motor Speedway Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Brad Keselowski lucked into a pair of wins, new favorite son Chase Elliott lost three races (but won one) and Kyle Busch ticked off his haters simply by being himself.

FIFA signals support for in-game Floyd solidarity messages

Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund celebrates scoring his teams second goal of the game with a 'Justice for George Floyd' shirt during the German Bundesliga soccer match between SC Paderborn 07 and Borussia Dortmund at Benteler Arena in Paderborn, Germany, Sunday, May 31, 2020. Because of the coronavirus outbreak all soccer matches of the German Bundesliga take place without spectators. (Lars Baron/Pool via AP)

The recognition by FIFA of the “depth of sentiment” over Floyd’s death came in a rare statement telling the global game to show flexibility and not enforce laws of soccer it helps to set.

Another win falls into Keselowski's lap in final moments

Brad Keselowski (2) celebrates after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Supermarket Heroes 500 on Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Brad Keselowski has a new crew and is fighting for a new contract at Team Penske. His confidence is still intact and he's convinced he can compete for a championship this year.

NHL plans to test players for COVID-19 daily if games resume

In this May 16 file photo, Tina Nguyen, left, a nurse at the International Community Health Services clinic in Seattle, takes a nose swab sample from David Carroll during testing for the coronavirus. At a cost of $120-130 per test and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman’s estimate the league will need 25,000-35,000 in total to get through the playoffs, the price tag he concedes is “millions of dollars.” But regular testing is something players insisted on in the name of feeling safe to compete. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Nick Foligno watches Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s coronavirus briefings and appreciates the value of the information. It is part of the reason the Columbus captain supports NHL players undergoing daily testing if the season resumes.

Stenhouse heads to Bristol buoyed by good run at Charlotte

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020, file photo, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. walks along pit road before qualifying for the NASCAR auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Stenhouse Jr. returned from NASCAR’s 10-week shutdown and crashed on the first lap of the first race. His next two races weren’t much better but Stenhouse finally got a break with a fourth-place finish Thursday night. Now he goes to Bristol Motor Speedway, where he has had strong runs before. The Cup Series races for the fifth time in 14 days on Sunday. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)

Stenhouse finally snapped out of it Thursday night in a second visit to Charlotte Motor Speedway with a fourth-place finish for his new JTG-Daugherty Racing team.

Celtics reopen Auerbach Center to players on Monday

Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens, left, talks with Grant Williams in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

The Boston area's severe COVID-19 status considered, the Celtics will be among the last NBA teams to reopen their workout facility.

Premier League gets government approval to pursue restart

FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, April 9, 2020, gates stand locked outside the closed English Premier League soccer Manchester City Etihad Stadium, in Manchester, northern England.  Guidance for sports bodies was published by the government on Saturday May 30, 2020, as COVID-19 lockdown restrictions are being eased further, allowing Sports events to resume in England from upcoming Monday, without any spectators and providing they comply with the government's coronavirus protocols. (AP Photo/Jon Super, FILE)

The season was suspended in March but training has resumed in the last two weeks and the government is now willing to allow games without fans if coronavirus prevention protocols are followed by those in stadiums.

UCONN

UConn men officially announce signing of Adama Sanogo

Adama Sanogo of The Patrick School in New Jersey officially signed his national letter of intent with the UConn men's basketball program on Thursday. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

Adama Sanogo, a 6-9, 240-pound forward/center from The Patrick School in Hillside, N.J., officially became a member of the UConn basketball program after signing a national letter of intent on Thursday.

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.

COLLEGES

College Football Hall of Fame damaged in Atlanta protests

The Georgia National Guard lines up in front of the of the College Football Hall of Fame in the aftermath of a demonstration against police violence on Saturday in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

The College Football Hall of Fame is boarded up and assessing damage from a destructive night of protests in downtown Atlanta.

Number of eliminated college sports programs nearing 100

In this April 28, 2016 file photo, University of Idaho President Chuck Staben, center, athletic director Rob Spear, left, and head football coach Paul Petrino answer questions during a news conference in Moscow, Idaho. Four-year colleges facing budget shortfalls stemming from the coronavirus outbreak have eliminated a total of nearly 100 sports programs since March. “College presidents are just not thinking this through,” Staben said. “I cannot believe they are making all these probably bad financial decisions for their university when what we need them to do in the face of this pandemic and pending budget cuts from tuition shortfalls and state funding shortfalls is to make good financial decisions that benefit students.” (Geoff Crimmins/The Moscow-Pullman Daily News via AP, file)

Four-year colleges facing budget shortfalls stemming from the pandemic are approaching an unwelcome milestone: In coming days, the number of eliminated sports programs will almost surely pass 100.

NCAA offers guidance for bringing athletes back to campus

The NCAA released a long and detailed plan Friday to help schools bring back athletes to campus during a pandemic.