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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)

Barring a dramatic change of direction, Texas and Oklahoma are moving toward taking the Red River Rivalry to the Southeastern Conference in a seismic shift that will have repercussions in college sports from coast to coast

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 returning to college sports at the same time three Power Five leagues 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 idea of a College Football Playoff expansion

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)

Ohio State has won four consecutive Big Ten championships

College coaches working to learn NIL impact on recruiting

North Carolina State quarterback Devin Leary answers a question during Thursday's news conference at the Atlantic Coast Conference media days in Charlotte, N.C. (Nell Redmond/AP Photo)

College coaches are trying to get a handle on the recruiting impact of athletes' ability to profit off their fame

MORE COLLEGE SPORTS

SEC's four new head coaches face different challenges

Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel speaks to reporters during Tuesday's Southeastern Conference Media Days in Hoover, Ala. (Butch Dill/AP Photo)

The Southeastern Conference’s four new head coaches inherit very different situations but sport the standard new regime optimism

Frost, Harbaugh resolute about resurrecting programs

Nebraska head coach Scott Frost is shown during during Thursday's news conference at the Big Ten Conference media days in Indianapolis. (Doug McSchoolerAP Photo)

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and Nebraska coach Scott Frost appear to be at a similar crossroads

Could potential Texas/Oklahoma move tip realignment dominos?

SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey speaks to reporters during the Southeastern Conference Media Days on July 22 in Hoover, Ala. (Butch Dill/AP Photo)

Word that Texas and Oklahoma are talking about leaving the Big 12 for the SEC is having ripple effects

Oklahoma, Texas reportedly reach out to SEC about joining

Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian walks on stage behind mannequins wearing Texas and Oklahoma uniforms during Big 12 media days on July 15 in Arlington, Texas. (LM Otero/AP Photo)

Texas and Okahoma have reportedly expressed interest in leaving the Big 12 to join the Southeastern Conference

UCONN FOOTBALL

UConn hires firm to help athletes navigate endorsements

The University of Connecticut has hired an outside firm to help its athletes navigate endorsements and other opportunities that will help them make money from their names, images and likenesses

UConn board of trustees approves plan allowing athletes to sign endorsement deals

UConn’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously Wednesday to approve a plan that would let the school’s athletes sign endorsement deals and hire a sports agent or attorney beginning July 12.

UCONN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Bueckers and Fudd bring friendship, competitiveness to UConn

UConn basketball players Paige Bueckers, left, and Azzi Fudd, right, speak to the media outside the the school's Werth basketball practice facility in Storrs on Tuesday. Bueckers, last season's national player of the year, helped recruit her friend Fudd, the nation's top high school prospect.. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)

UConn star Paige Bueckers spent a lot of last year in the ear of her good friend Azzi Fudd, pushing last year’s top high school prospect to join her at Connecticut

Auriemma: Huskies have a competitive vibe

It's been since the Breanna Stewart era of four national championships, UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma was saying Thursday, that the Huskies have had this much of a competitive vibe.

Edwards, Nurse Named to Canadian Olympic Team

UConn women's basketball sophomore Aaliyah Edwards and alumna Kia Nurse were named to the Canada women's basketball roster for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Tuesday.

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...

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.

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.

PROFESSIONAL

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

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 have put All-Star right fielder Mookie Betts on the 10-day injured list with right hip inflammation

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.