• American Pharoah with Victor Espinoza, second from right, leads the field into the first turn during the Travers Stakes horse race at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (Will Waldron/The Albany Times Union via AP)  TROY, SCHENECTADY; SARATOGA SPRINGS; ALBANY OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    3.4 million saw Travers Stakes finish; American Pharoah 2nd

    STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The second-place finish of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah at the Travers Stakes was watched by 3.4 million viewers on NBC.

  • Petra Kvitova, of the Czech Republic, hits a backhand against Lucie Safarova, also of the Czech Republic, during the finals of the Connecticut Open tennis tournament in New Haven, Conn., on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

    Petra Kvitova wins 2nd straight New Haven final

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Second-seeded Petra Kvitova won her second straight Connecticut Open title Saturday, beating fourth-seeded Lucie Safarova 6-7 (6), 6-2, 6-2 in the all-Czech Republic final.

  • Petra Kvitova, of the Czech Republic, reaches for a forehand shot during a semifinal against Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, at the Connecticut Open tennis tournament in New Haven, Conn., on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

    Petra Kvitova Lucie Safarova advance to New Haven final

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Second-seeded Petra Kvitova beat third-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 7-5, 6-1 on Friday night to reach the Connecticut Open final for the fourth consecutive year.

  • Lesia Tsurenko, of Ukraine, reacts during her 6-2, 6-2 victory over Karolina Pliskova, of the Czech Republic, during the quarterfinal round of the Connecticut Open tennis tournament in New Haven, Conn., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

    Defending champion Kvitova advances in Connecticut Open

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Second-seeded defending champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic beat seventh-seeded Agnieska Radwanska of Poland 7-5, 6-4 on Thurday night to reach the Connecticut Open semifinals.

  • Phoenix Mercury coach Sandy Brondello reacts during the first half of a WNBA basketball game against the Connecticut Sun, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

    Mitchell hits 3-pointer at buzzer, Mercury rally past Sun

    UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Leilani Mitchell hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Phoenix Mercury an 81-80 victory over Connecticut on Thursday night, extending the Sun’s losing streak to six games.

  • In this June 2, 2015, file photo, Kevin Bacon arrives at the LA Premiere Of "Love & Mercy" in Beverly Hills, Calif. Bacon will star in a stage adaptation of the story that inspired Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 classic film "Rear Window." Hartford Stage in Connecticut said Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, that the movie star will headline the haunting tale of a wheelchair-bound witness to a possible murder. It’s been adapted for the stage by Keith Reddin and will run from Oct. 22-Nov. 15. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)

    Kevin Bacon to perform on stage in ‘Rear Window’ this fall

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Bacon will star in a stage adaptation of the story that inspired Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 classic film “Rear Window.”