Windham beats Saints to take ECC Small Division lead


In a high school boys' basketball game between the two teams tied atop the Eastern Connecticut Conference when the night began, each with one loss, Windham went on a 10-3 closing run to hold off St. Bernard 72-62 and take over sole possession of...

NFA girls get even with Bacon and tie for ECC Large lead

Hailey Conley made six 3-pointers and scored 25 points as Norwich Free Academy beat Bacon Academy on Friday night, 57-39, in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Large Division girls' basketball game.

Furtick out as Fitch boys' basketball coach

Fitch High School athletic director Marc Romano confirmed Friday that Alick Furtick is no longer the school's boys' basketball coach.

Andy Walker named Waterford High School softball coach

Andy Walker, brother of former coach Liz Sutman and co-director of the Mohegan Sun World Baseball and Softball Coaches' Convention, was named Friday as head softball coach at Waterford High School.

H.S. girls' basketball: Saints' Dittman scores 1,000th career point in win over Windham

Caitlyn Dittman scored 27 points, including the 1,000th of her career, as St. Bernard beat Windham 40-33 in overtime in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Small Division girls' basketball game Friday night.

PROFESSIONAL

Pearson's overtime goal powers Kings to 5-4 win over Rangers

Tanner Pearson's goal with 1:50 left in overtime powered the Los Angeles Kings to a 5-4 win over the New York Rangers on Friday night.

Curry returns to Toronto at the height of his powers

When the Toronto Raptors signed Dell Curry in 1999 to provide some shooting on the perimeter, they also acquired two young children in the deal that would dart around the back hallways of the Air Canada Center dribbling basketballs and bouncing off...

Rising Stars: LaVine, U.S. beat Wiggins, World 157-154

Zach LaVine had 30 points and seven rebounds and the United States team beat the World team 157-154 in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night to kick off the NBA's All-Star weekend.

Recovered and ready to race, Vickers set for Daytona return

Brian Vickers will drive the No. 14 Chevrolet in the Daytona 500 for Stewart-Haas Racing. Tony Stewart is sidelined with a fractured vertebra. Vickers had been sidelined with blood clots.

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Local college roundup

Payton Ouimette scored 13 points and had 13 rebounds as Connecticut College beat Colby 69-63 in a New England Small College Athletic Conference women's basketball game Friday.

Black Wolves acquire Jordan Hall from Rochester

The New England Wolves acquired Jordan Hall from the Rochester Knighthawks on Friday in exchange for Quinn Powless and Mike Manley. Hall was the first overall pick in the 2007 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft. He made the 2008...

UCONN

UConn's Stewart to participate in U.S. women's training camp

UConn senior Breanna Stewart is taking a break from her season to participate in a three-day training camp for the U.S. women's national basketball team

UConn falls apart late in 63-58 loss to Temple

Quenton DeCosey scored 23 points, including his team's final nine points, and Temple rallied to beat UConn 63-58 Thursday night for its fourth straight win

UConn announces its 2016 football schedule

The UConn football team will play a pair of nationally-televised night games, seven home games and three non-conference games against Atlantic Athletic Conference opponents in 2016.

COLLEGES

Top 25 basketball roundup

Courtney Williams scored 17 of her 22 points in the first half and No. 22 South Florida rolled to a 78-51 win over Cincinnati on Friday night

Kansas concerned about defending hot-shooting Oklahoma

Kansas coach Bill Self expects his Jayhawks to have their hands full dealing with Buddy Hield and Oklahoma's dynamic perimeter shooting game on Saturday

Texas lurking near top of Big 12 as 'havoc' takes hold

'Havoc' is finally taking hold at Texas, where first-year coach Shaka Smart and the Longhorns have shaken off a slow start to join the hunt for the Big 12 title

CT SUN

Miller is settling in with the Sun

First-year Connecticut Sun head coach has had to deftly multitask - and get to know his new players - since being hired in late December.

Connecticut Sun trade Williams for No. 4 pick in 2016 draft

The Connecticut Sun acquired the fourth overall pick in April's WNBA Draft from the Atlanta Dream in exchange for second-year center Elizabeth Williams.

HIGH SCHOOL

H.S. boys' basketball: Peabody scores 31 to lift Lancers to 11th straight victory

Landon Peabody had 31 points and six steals as Waterford won its 11th straight game with a 74-60 victory over Plainfield in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Medium Division boys' basketball game Friday night.

H.S. roundup: Windham holds slim lead over Ledyard in ECC wrestling tournament

Defending champion Windham holds the slimmest of leads over Ledyard after Friday's opening night of the Eastern Connecticut Conference wrestling tournament at Killingly High School.

Waterford ends nine-year drought against New London

Even during this recent run of success, Waterford High School's basketball couldn't shed one wart: A nine-year doughnut against New London. Many opportunities, many failures.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

10:30 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Sprint Cup Daytona 500 practice from Daytona Beach, Fla.

1:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Sprint Cup Daytona 500 practice from Daytona Beach, Fla.

4 p.m., FS1 — ARCA Lucas Oil 200 from Daytona Beach, Fla.

8 p.m., Ch. 61 — NASCAR Sprint Cup Sprint Unlimited from Daytona Beach, Fla.

1 a.m. (Sunday), FS1 — NHRA Winternationals qualifying from Sonoma, Calif. (taped today)

Basketball

Noon, Ch. 61 — NCAA men: Georgetown at Providence.

Noon, ESPN — NCAA men: Kentucky at South Carolina.

Noon, ESPN2 — NCAA men: Northern Iowa at Wichita State.

Noon, ESPNU — NCAA men: Texas Christian at West Virginia.

Noon, CBSSN — NCAA men: Belmont at Morehead State.

Noon, YES — NCAA men: Wake Forest at North Carolina State.

1 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Texas A&M at Louisiana State.

1 p.m., ESPNEWS — NCAA men: Kansas State at Oklahoma State.

1 p.m., CSN — NCAA men: Drexel at Northeastern.

2 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Memphis at Tulane.

2 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Purdue at Michigan.

2 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Arkansas at Mississippi.

2 p.m., SNY — NCAA men: Fairfield at Quinnipiac.

2 p.m., YES — NCAA men: Georgia Tech at Clemson.

2:30 p.m., Ch. 61 — NCAA men: Xavier at Butler.

2:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Kansas at Oklahoma.

3 p.m., ESPNEWS — NCAA men: Central Florida at Houston.

3 p.m., NBCSN — NCAA men: James Madison at UNC-Wilmington.

4 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Wyoming at Boise State.

4 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Louisville at Notre Dame.

4 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: East Carolina at Cincinnati.

4 p.m., SNY — NCAA men: Davidson at George Mason.

4:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Virginia at Duke.

5 p.m., NBCSN — NCAA men: Hofstra at Delaware.

6 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Saint Louis at Virginia Commonwealth.

6 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Vanderbilt at Auburn.

6 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Penn State at Nebraska.

6 p.m., SNY — NCAA men: William & Mary at Towson. (taped today)

6:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Wisconsin at Maryland.

7 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: Yale at Harvard.

8 p.m., ESPN2, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA men: Tulsa at UConn.

8 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Texas Tech at Baylor.

8 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: St. John's at Villanova.

8 p.m., SNY — NCAA men: La Salle at St. Joseph's.

8 p.m., YES — NCAA men: Creighton at Marquette.

8 p.m., TNT — NBA: All-Star Skills competition from Toronto.

8:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Texas at Iowa State.

10 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Air Force at San Diego State.

10 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Gonzaga at Southern Methodist.

10 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Colorado State at UNLV. 

Golf

5:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Tshwane Open from Waterkloof, South Africa.

1 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Pebble Beach (Calif.) National Pro-Am.

3 p.m., Ch. 3 — PGA: Pebble Beach (Calif.) National Pro-Am.

3 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Chubb Classic from Naples, Fla.

Hockey

1:05 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) — NHL: New Jersey Devils at Philadelphia Flyers.

2 p.m., NESN — NHL: Boston Bruins at Minnesota Wild.

7 p.m., NBCSN — NCAA men: Maine at Notre Dame.

Motorcycle Racing

9 p.m., FS1 — Monster Energy Supercross from San Diego.

Running

1 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — U.S. Olympic marathon trials from Los Angeles.

Soccer

7:45 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Manchester United at Sunderland.

10 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: West Bromwich at Everton.

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

12:30 p.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Newcastle at Chelsea.

Winter Sports

11:30 p.m., NBCSN — Winter Youth Olympic Games from Lillehammer, Norway. (taped today)