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Mike 'Doc' Emrick, beloved voice of hockey in US, retires

FILE - In this Wednesday, May 29, 2019, file photo, NBC hockey broadcaster Mike Emrick poses for a photo while preparing to call Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins, in Boston. Hall of Fame hockey broadcaster Mike Emrick is retiring after a career of almost 50 years behind the microphone, including the past 15 as the voice of the NHL in the United States. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Hall of Fame hockey broadcaster Mike Emrick has announced his retirement after almost 50 years behind the microphone

Lightning Effect: Skilled NHL teams add grit to go for Cup

Tampa Bay's Zach Bogosian holds his son Hunter during an event on Sept. 29 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. The Lightning defeated Dallas the day before to win the Stanley Cup. Toronto signed Bogosian on Oct. 10. (Dirk Shadd/Tampa Bay Times/AP Photo)

The Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning showed other talented, skilled teams around the NHL that adding some physicality and toughness is necessary to win it all

Bruins' Pastrnak, Marchand could miss start of next season

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019 file photo, Boston Bruins' David Pastrnak (88) works against Colorado Avalanche's Nikita Zadorov (16) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston. The Avalanche acquired Brandon Saad in a multiplayer trade with the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. Colorado sent Zadorov and Anton Lindholm to Chicago for Saad and defenseman Dennis Gilbert. The Blackhawks also will retain $1 million of Saad’s $6 million salary for next season. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

The Boston Bruins could be without two-thirds of their top line when the next NHL season starts after David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand each underwent surgery last month


At East Lyme, the band plays on ... despite our new abnormal

Angelica Fadrowski had two options: respond or react. The latter would have been understandable,...



Rangers agree with top pick Lafrenière on rookie contract

Canada's Alexis Lafreniere shoots during the team's practice on Jan. 1 at the World Junior Hockey Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press/AP Photo)

The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with No. 1 draft pick Alexis Lafrenière on a three-year, entry-level contract

NHL teams making moves, not waiting for top free agents

Arizona left wing Taylor Hall is shown during the first period of a Feb. 17 game against the Islanders in Glendale, Ariz. The NHL is embarking on a free agent period like never before in hockey history. Defensemen Alex Pietrangelo and Torey Krug and Hall headline a talented free agent class. (Rick Scuteri/AP Photo)

Several top NHL free agents are still available, but teams aren't waiting around for them

Goalies get shuffled in NHL free agency

Then-Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist makes a save during the third period of the team's Dec. 27, 2019 game against Carolina at Madison Square Garden. Lundqvist signed with Washington when free agency opened Friday. (Kathy Willens/AP Photo)

A flat salary cap had immediate affects on depleting the Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning lineup in free agency


Huskies take first step in climb back into the Big East

UConn freshman Andre Jackson goes up for a dunk during the Huskies' first practice on Friday in Storrs. (Photo courtesy of UConn athletics)

Prior to UConn's first official basketball practice of the 2020-21 season, the Huskies received a brief history lesson.

UConn's Makurat a veteran at the ripe old age of 20

UConn's Anna Makurat (24) takes a shot over Cincinnati's Addaya Moore (14) during the AAC women's final on March 9 at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sarah Gordon / The Day)

Anna Makurat is a 20-year-old sophomore for the UConn women's basketball team. But if the Huskies are to be at their best, the Sierakowice, Poland, native can't play young.


Harbaugh starts season with two years left on deal at Michigan

Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh huddles with his players during a time out in the fourth quarter of a Nov. 16, 2019 game against Michigan State in Ann Arbor, Mich. Harbaugh enters his sixth season as Michigan's coach with just two years left on his contract, adding another layer of interest in the 18th-ranked Wolverines as they kick off the season this week at No. 21 Minnesota. (Tony Ding/AP Photo)

College football coaches at major programs usually have many years on their contract in part to persuade recruits to sign with the school

STAT WATCH: Offense name of game with scoring on record pace

Virginia Tech's Khalil Herbert (25) breaks away from North Carolina's Trey Morrison for a 5-yard gain in the third quarter of an Oct. 10 game in Chapel Hill, N.C. Herbert is the FBS rushing leader with 148 yards per game. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer/AP Photo)

Scoring and other offensive numbers continue to rise through seven weeks of the college football season, and the weekend showed why


Sun's Bonner earns All-WNBA second team honor

Connecticut Sun forward DeWanna Bonner (24) sets up a play during the second half of Game 5 of a WNBA semifinal round playoff series against the Las Vegas Aces, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Connecticut Sun forward DeWanna Bonner earned All-WNBA second team honors as chosen by a national panel of sportswriters and broadcasters, the league announced Sunday.

A look ahead: Sun need more offense in 2021

After spending more than three months in the WNBA bubble at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller is home and happy to take a break before turning his attention to the 2021 season and another run at that elusive WNBA championship. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller is pleased how far his team went in the playoffs after facing so much adversity. They could've gone further with a more consistent offense.



5:25 a.m., ESPN2 — Korean: LG Twins at KT Wiz.

8 p.m., Ch. 61 — World Series: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 from Arlington, Texas.

5:25 a.m. (Wednesday), ESPN2 — Korean: Samsung Lions at KT Wiz.


1 a.m. (Wednesday), NBCSN — Spanish Vuelta stage 1 from Spain. (taped today)


8 p.m., FS2 — CONCACAF: Arcahaie FC vs. Verdes FC from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

8:30 p.m., FS1 — MLS: FC Dallas at Nashville SC.

10 p.m., FS2 — CONCACAF: Arcahaie FAS vs. Managua from San Salvador, El Salvador.


6 a.m., Tennis Channel — WTA Ostrava Open from Czech Republic; ATP European Open from Antwerp, Belgium; ATP Cologne II from Germany.