Local roundup: Ledyard wins Senior League softball state title

Kevin Shea of Waterford tees off on the second hole during first round of the Connecticut Senior Open on Monday at Shennecossett Golf Course in Groton. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Ledyard rolled to the Senior League (ages 13-16) softball state title with a 15-5 win over Bristol on Sunday night, winning the mercy-rule game in five innings.

Newest Coast Guard Academy Athletic Hall of Fame inductees announced

In this Jan 27, 2010, file photo, Coast Guard's Melissa Martinelli shoots in a game against MIT at New London. (Day file photo)

Coast Guard Academy will add five members to its Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 3 at the annual Hall of Fame Banquet held in the Otto Graham Hall of Athletic Excellence as part of Homecoming Weekend.

Mystic gets all the pitching it needs and then some, captures District 10 Little League title

Mystic players including Dylan Joyce, right, celebrate after winning the District 10 Little League 10-12 championship game over East Lyme on Sunday at Calvin Burrows Field in Groton.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Dylan Joyce, throwing darts for fastballs along with a sweeping curve, pitched a three-hitter Sunday as Mystic won the district Little League baseball (ages 10-12) title 7-1 over East Lyme.

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: New London/Mystic wins Intermediate baseball state title

New London/Mystic won the Intermediate League (50-70) baseball state title on Sunday with an 11-0 win over Coventry.

COLUMNS

Strecker's trying to drum up interest in football and dispel some myths

Example: A concussion is inevitable, if one decides to partake of high school football.

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Weaver, LeClair win Sailfest Race titles

Gregory Weaver of West Hartford won the Kelley's Pace Sailfest 5K race on Sunday in New London.

Local roundup: Groton/Mystic/Pawcatuck Junior League stays unbeaten

Sydney Lyon doubled to drive in Sophia Cabral with the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh inning and the Groton/Mystic/Pawcatuck Junior League softball team (ages 13-14) defeated Coginchaug/Killingworth 4-2 Saturday in the winners' bracket of...

Local roundup: Waterford softball keeps winning as it hits the state tournament

Lexi Collins pitched a complete game, striking out 11, as Waterford Little League softball (ages 10-12) won the first game of its state championshiop series — one night after capturing the Section 3 title — with a 3-0 victory over...

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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.

Hurley says recruiting getting a bump from Big East move

UConn men's basketball coach Dan Hurley talks with Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman last week in New York prior to the announcement that the Huskies are re-joining the Big East. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Men's basketball coach Dan Hurley says he's already seen benefits on the recruiting trail from UConn's decision to move back to the Big East

COLLEGES

Florida's Mullen hoping for sizable leap in second season

Florida head coach Dan Mullen speaks during Monday's Southeastern Conference Media Days in Hoover, Ala. (Butch Dill/AP Photo)

Dan Mullen made a big leap in his second season at Mississippi State, but his Florida team doesn't have quite so much room to grow

Big 12 opposites: Oklahoma at top, Kansas' Miles returns with ring

Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley speaks on the first day of Big 12 Media Days on Monday in Arlington, Texas. (David Kent/AP Photo)

Oklahoma's streak of four consecutive Big 12 titles coincides with Kansas finishing last each of those years

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Jones, Thomas of Sun receive honors from WNBA

Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas consults with official Tiara Cruse during a break in the action in a WNBA game against the Phoenix Mercury on July 12 at Mohegan Sun Arena.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Connecticut Sun Alyssa Thomas was chosen to be a reserve for the WNBA All-Star game on Monday, while teammate Jonquel Jones earned her fourth Eastern Conference Player of the Week honor of the season.

Jones leads Sun past Fever

Connecticut Sun center Jonquel Jones is fouled by Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi, back, battling for a rebound in Friday's WNBA game at Mohegan Sun Arena.   (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Jonquel Jones had 26 points, eight rebounds, three blocks and three steals as the Connecticut Sun pulled away in the third quarter for a 76-63 win over the Indiana Fever on Sunday.

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Major League Baseball roundup

The Dodgers' Austin Barnes steals home past Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto during the fourth inning of Monday's game in Philadelphia. The Dodgers won, 16-2. (Matt Slocum/AP Photo)

Cody Bellinger hit his 32nd and 33rd homers, Clayton Kershaw struck out seven in six innings and the major league-leading Los Angeles Dodgers routed the Philadelphia Phillies 16-2 on Monday night

Old Nets think Durant, Irving can succeed where they didn't

Brooklyn's Caris LeVert defends against Golden State's Kevin Durant during the first half of a Oct. 28, 2018  game at Barclays Center. Durant and Kyrie Irving gave the Nets two big victories in one night. In the first hours of free agency, the team added two of the best players available to a young roster that made the playoffs, giving them hope of not only contention for an NBA title, but to be the biggest basketball team in New York. (Frank Franklin II/AP Photo)

Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving gave the Brooklyn Nets two big victories in one night

Molinari returns claret jug, faces long odds getting it back

2018 British Open winner Francesco Molinari talks to the media during a press conference at Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland on Monday. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Fifty-one weeks after he won the British Open and gazed at his name etched on the silver claret jug, he had to return it.

Clarke's double-double leads Grizzlies to Summer League title

Memphis' Brandon Clarke, right, fouls Minnesota's Jordan McLaughlin during the first half of Monday's NBA Summer League championship game in Las Vegas. Memphis won, 95-92. (John Locher/AP Photo)

Brandon Clarke had 15 points and 16 rebounds to lead the eighth-seeded Memphis Grizzlies to a 95-92 victory over the third-seeded Minnesota Timberwolves in the championship game of the NBA Summer League on Monday

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Baseball

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

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

8 p.m., SNY, WCBS (880-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at Minnesota Twins.

Bowling

7 p.m., FS1 — PBA Summer League quarterfinals from Portland, Maine.

Soccer

9 p.m., ESPN2 — International Champions Cup: Fiorentina vs. Guadalajara from Bridgeview, Ill.

Tennis

6 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Swedish Open from Bastad, Sweden; WTA Bucharest Open from Romania; ATP Croatia Open from Umag.

11 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Hall of Fame Open from Newport, R.I.

7 p.m., CBSSN — WTT: Orlando Storm at Springfield Lasers.