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U.S. loses to France in men's basketball, 25-game Olympic win streak ends

France's Evan Fournier (10) drives to the basket past the United States' Bam Adebayo, right, during a men's basketball preliminary round game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Saitama, Japan. France won 83-76. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

A 25-game Olympic winning streak for the U.S. is over, ending Sunday when France closed the game on a 16-2 run to beat the Americans 83-76 in the Tokyo Games.

Local roundup: New London advances to NE Babe Ruth 15 semis

New London finished unbeaten in pool play at the New England Babe Ruth age 15 baseball tournament, beating Maine champion Skowhegan 11-1 on Sunday.

Improbable rally lifts Red Sox past Yankees, 5-4

Boston Red Sox's Enrique Hernandez, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring on a sacrifice fly by Xander Bogaerts in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Held hitless into the eighth inning by Domingo Germán and looking feeble, Alex Verdugo and the Boston Red Sox suddenly erupted for five runs to shake Fenway Park and storm past the New York Yankees 5-4 Sunday.

Cameron Champ fends off heat to win 3M Open by 2 strokes

Cameron Champ celebrates after sinking a putt on the 18th hole to win the 3M Open golf tournament in Blaine, Minn., Sunday, July 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

Cameron Champ fended off dehydration and crisply putted his way to a 5-under 66 on Sunday, winning the 3M Open by two strokes for his third career victory.

Puleo drives to SK Lite victory at the Speedbowl

Puleo started 12th in the 19-car field, calmly moved up through the field and roared underneath Buddy Charette with 9 laps to go en route to his first win of the season. Puleo has seven career SK Lite wins, but this was his first since 2018.

SEC takeover: Expansion would just mean more power, wealth

SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey speaks to reporters during the NCAA college football Southeastern Conference Media Days Monday, July 19, 2021, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

According to multiple reports, the first and very significant formal step of the process could come as soon as Monday with the two schools informing the Big 12 they will not renew the contractual agreement that binds conference members until 2025.

OLYMPICS

DeChambeau, Rahm out of Olympics after positive COVID tests

Spain's Jon Rahm plays his tee shot on the 3rd tee during the final round of the British Open Golf Championship at Royal St George's golf course Sandwich, England, Sunday, July 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Ian Walton)

The past two U.S. Open champions became the best-known athletes to drop out of the Tokyo Games on Sunday after testing positive for COVID-19.

U.S. loses to France in men's basketball, 25-game Olympic win streak ends

France's Evan Fournier (10) drives to the basket past the United States' Bam Adebayo, right, during a men's basketball preliminary round game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Saitama, Japan. France won 83-76. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

A 25-game Olympic winning streak for the U.S. is over, ending Sunday when France closed the game on a 16-2 run to beat the Americans 83-76 in the Tokyo Games.

U.S. women's soccer rebounds from opening loss

United States' Lindsey Horan, second from right, celebrates after scoring a goal during a women's soccer match against New Zealand at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Saitama, Japan. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

The Americans cruised to a 6-1 rout of New Zealand in front of First Lady Jill Biden at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.

Mind the gap: The basketball world is catching up to the U.S. men

United States head coach Gregg Popovich looks on during a men's basketball practice at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, in Saitama, Japan, Thursday, July 22, 2021. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

When the Dream Team era started in 1992, most of the NBA players in the Olympics represented the United States.

Coaching tree: Hughes' impact includes Olympic staff, others

United States assistant coach Dan Hughes looks on during a women's basketball practice at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Saitama, Japan. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

U.S. assistant Dan Hughes is not the face of the Olympic women’s basketball team and he couldn’t be happier in his supporting role.

With muted ceremony and empty stadium, Tokyo Olympics begin

Sue Bird and Eddy Alvares, of the United States of America, carry their country's flag during the opening ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

As their opening played out, devoid of the usual crowd energy, the Olympics convened amid simmering anger and disbelief in much of the host country.

COLUMNS

ON THE AIR

Baseball

5 p.m., SNY, WCBS (880-AM) — MLB: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets in a doubleheader.

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

Basketball

7 p.m., ESPN2 — The Basketball Tournament from Peoria, Ill.

Tennis

6 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Generali Open from Kitzbuhel, Austria.

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

Summer Olympics

4:55 a.m., NBCSN, USA, CNBC — Coverage continues from Tokyo.

8 p.m., Ch. 30, NBCSN, USA, CNBC — Coverage resumes from Tokyo.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local calendar

BASKETBALLNew London Whalers Basketball Camp — Aug. 9-12 (5:30-8:30 p.m. daily) at Toby May Park, New London. Open to boys and girls entering grades 3-10 from any town. Clinic will help players of all...

New London proud: India Pagan playing for Puerto Rican Olympic women's basketball team

Former New London High School girls' basketball star India Pagan is in Tokyo as a member of the Puerto Rican Olympic women's basketball team. Puerto Rico will play its first game in preliminary-round competition Tuesday against Group C opponent China. Pagan, 22, is a graduate student at Stony Brook University, where she led the Sea Wolves to their first NCAA tournament bid last season and on July 7 was named to the Puerto Rican Olympic team, also making its debut. (Photo courtesy of the Puerto Rican Basketball Federation)

All the obstacles were a memory Friday night when 22-year-old New London native India Pagan walked into Olympic Stadium in Tokyo as a member of the Puerto Rican Olympic women's basketball team, clad in a red dress with a blue and white belt looped...

Sheehan connects twice, pitches three-hitter as Waterford takes Section 3 title

Colby Sheehan homered twice and pitched a complete-game three-hitter for Waterford in an 8-0 win over Clinton for the Section 3 Little League baseball tournament title (ages 10-12).

PROFESSIONAL

Dodgers put star OF Mookie Betts on IL with hip inflammation

Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts watches his double off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Mychal Givens during the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

The Los Angeles Dodgers placed All-Star right fielder Mookie Betts on the 10-day injured list Sunday with right hip inflammation.

Lee wins her 1st major after beating Lee6 in playoff

Minjee Lee, of Australia hits a shot during the last round of the Evian Championship women's golf tournament in Evian, eastern France, Sunday, July 25, 2021. (AP Photo)

Australian golfer Minjee Lee won a sudden-death playoff against overnight leader Jeongeun Lee6 to clinch the Evian Championship on Sunday for her first major title.

Hernández hits 2 of Toronto's 5 homers in 10-3 win over Mets

New York Mets starting pitcher Taijuan Walker walks off the field after being removed following a three-run home run by the Toronto Blue Jays during the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 24, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

All-Star Teoscar Hernández hit two of Toronto’s five home runs and the Blue Jays beat New York Mets 10-3 Saturday night to stop a three-game losing streak.

Flyers trade Voracek to Blue Jackets on busy Day 2 of draft

In this May 8 file photo, Philadelphia Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek warms up before a game against the Washington Capitals in Washington.  (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

The Flyers sent Jakub Voracek to the Blue Jackets for Atkinson on Saturday, the first major trade on the second day of the NHL draft. The moves are expected to keep on coming during a busy offseason.

Yankees rally to end Boston's four-game win streak

Boston Red Sox's Enrique Hernandez, right, reacts next to New York Yankees' Rob Brantly after striking out swinging to end the baseball game Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Boston. The Yankees won 4-3. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Rougned Odor’s two-run double highlighted a four-run rally in the eighth inning after his two errors helped Boston build an early lead, and the New York Yankees beat the Red Sox 4-3 on Saturday.

Jeongeun Lee6 extends lead at Evian Championship to 5 shots

The day after making golfing history, Jeongeun Lee6 extended her Evian Championship lead to five strokes after a 3-under-par 68 in the third round on Saturday.

Tringale shoots 66 to top crowded 3M Open leaderboard

Cameron Tringale acknowledges the crowd after finishing the third round in the lead at 12 under par in the 3M Open golf tournament in Blaine, Minn., Saturday, July 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

Cameron Tringale made a short par putt on the treacherous par-5 18th hole at the 3M Open for a 5-under 66 and a one-stroke lead Saturday over Gary Woodland and Maverick McNealy.

UCONN

NCAA informs UConn that men's basketball probationary period is over

Penalties included a reduction in scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year and numerous recruiting restrictions that impacted the 2018-19 and 2019-20 academic years.

COLLEGES

New commissioners thrust into conference realignment chaos

Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner Jim Phillips listens to a question during Wednesday's press conference at the ACC media days in Charlotte, N.C. (Nell Redmond/AP Photo)

Conference realignment is back on the table in college sports just as three Power Five conferences are breaking in relatively new commissioners.

Big Ten embraces College Football Playoff expansion

Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald speaks during Thursday's news conference at the Big Ten Conference media days in Indianapolis. (Doug McSchooler/AP Photo)

The Big Ten is mostly embracing the notion of College Football Playoff expansion. Coaches seem to like the idea, including the one current Big Ten coach who has been there.

Chasing Buckeyes: Who can dethrone Ohio State in Big Ten?

Ohio State defensive end Zach Harrison talks to reporters during Friday's news conference at the Big Ten Conference media days in Indianapolis. (Michael ConroyAP Photo)

There aren't many revelations to be learned about Ohio State’s recent dominance in the Big Ten. It has won the last four conference championships.