COLUMNS

Overhauling Hartford's XL Center an intriguing 'dollars or sense' debate

It is not about whether we pay. It is what we'll pay for. We'll either issue a statewide blessing...

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UCONN

Diarra is UConn men's first commit for 2016

Mamadou Diarra always considered UConn his dream school.

UConn men land Seton Hall transfer Gibbs

UConn picked up its second commitment this spring from a graduate transfer when Sterling Gibbs, a recent graduate of Seton Hall, announced Saturday via Twitter that he would play his final season of eligibility with the Huskies.

COLLEGES

Avery Point's World Series opener rained out

UConn-Avery Point's opening game in the NJCAA Division II World Series was postponed by rain on Saturday.

North Carolina receives NCAA notice of allegations in academic case

UNC receives notice of allegations from NCAA in probe connected to academic fraud scandal

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Avery Point's opener in World Series rained out

UConn-Avery Point's opening game in the NJCAA Division II World Series was postponed by rain on Saturday.

Rocco wins twice to become career leader in wins at Speedbowl

Keith Rocco won a pair of features to become the career leader in racing victories at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl on Saturday night.

Saturday's schedule

Today's local and college schedule

PROFESSIONAL

Napoli blasts two home runs as Red Sox win

Mike Napoli's 2 HRs, Steven Wright's sharp outing carry Red Sox past Angels 8-3

Curry, Golden State rout Houston 115-80 to take 3-0 lead

Curry scores 40 points, Warriors beat Rockets 115-80 to move a win away from NBA Finals

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

7:30 a.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Formula One Grand Prix of Monaco.

Noon, Ch. 8 — IndyCar Indianapolis 500.

6 p.m., Ch. 61 — NASCAR Sprint Cup Coca-Cola 600 from Concord, N.C.

10 p.m., ESPN2 — NHRA Kansas Nationals from Topeka. (taped today)

Baseball

Noon, ESPNU — NCAA: Houston vs. East Carolina in American Athletic Conference tournament final from Clearwater, Fla.

1 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Florida State vs. North Carolina State in Atlantic Coast Conference tournament final from Durham, N.C.

1 p.m., FS1 — NCAA: Texas vs. Oklahoma State in Big 12 Conference tournament final from Tulsa, Okla.

1:30 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Boston Red Sox.

1:30 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates.

2 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at Kansas City Royals.

4:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Vanderbilt vs. Florida in Southeastern Conference tournament final from Hoover, Ala.

8 p.m., ESPN, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: Texas Rangers at New York Yankees.

Basketball

8:30 p.m., TNT — NBA playoffs: Atlanta Hawks at Cleveland Cavaliers.

Golf

7:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: BMW PGA Championship from Surrey, England.

1 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Crowne Plaza Invitational from Fort Worth, Texas.

2:30 p.m., Golf Channel — Senior PGA Championship from French Lick, Ind.

3 p.m., Ch. 3 — PGA: Crowne Plaza Invitational from Fort Worth, Texas.

3:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Senior PGA Championship from French Lick, Ind.

Hockey

8 p.m., NBCSN — NHL playoffs: Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Rangers.

Soccer

10 a.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Premier League: Manchester United at Hull City.

10 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Sunderland at Chelsea.

10 a.m., CNBC — Premier League: Tottenham at Everton.

10 a.m., MSNBC — Premier League: Southampton at Manchester City.

10 a.m., USA — Premier League: West Ham at Newcastle.

10 a.m., Bravo — Premier League: West Bromwich at Arsenal.

10 a.m., E! — Premier League: Swansea City at Crystal Palace.

10 a.m., Esquire — Premier League: Burnley at Aston Villa.

10 a.m., Oxygen — Premier League: Queens Park Rangers at Leicester City.

10 a.m., Syfy — Premier League: Liverpool at Stoke City.

5 p.m., FS1 — MLS: Philadelphia Union at New York Red Bulls.

7 p.m., FS1 — MLS: Orlando City at San Jose Earthquakes.

Softball

Noon, ESPN — NCAA: Kentucky at Florida in Division I tournament super regional.

3 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Kentucky at Florida in Division I tournament super regional. (if necessary)

5 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Arizona at Louisiana State in Division I tournament super regional.

8 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Arizona at Louisiana State in Division I tournament super regional. (if necessary)

Tennis

5 a.m., ESPN2 — French Open from Paris.

10 a.m., Tennis Channel — French Open from Paris.

1 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — French Open from Paris.

 

 

CT SUN

Sun beat Fever 76-68 in WNBA preseason opener

A pair of ex-Duke stars provided a lift as the Connecticut Sun opened their WNBA preseason with a 76-68 victory over the Indiana Fever on Saturday night.

Hightower will start the season on the sideline for the injury-prone Connecticut Sun

The Connecticut Sun begin this year without their three best players and a reserve due to injury, coming off one of the worst years in franchise history (13-21) and their second straight losing season.