Kurt Busch steals a monster of a win in Daytona 500


Kurt Busch had a monster start to the season with a last-lap pass to win the crash-filled Daytona 500.

Sliding Black Wolves fall to Mammoth, 14-9

The end result was a 14-9 home loss to the Colorado Mammoth, which as New England Black Wolves coach Glenn Clark would later say leaves his team “hovering on the outside looking in.”

UConn looks to cap off unexpected undefeated regular season

UConn Hall of Fame women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma knew his team would play its first and last game of the regular season in the state of Florida, but other than that, he wasn't quite sure what to expect in his 32nd season at the helm.

The ECC, as usual, shined at State Open wrestling

The Fitch High School wrestling team didn’t have the best record among Eastern Connecticut Conference teams this season, but coach Mark Kosman knows being a part of the league prepped his team well for states.

Bruins end road trip with a 6-3 over Stars

Patrice Bergeron and the Boston Bruins kept surging under interim coach Bruce Cassidy, moving up in the race for the playoffs that begin in mid-April.

HIGH SCHOOL

Montville's Morth, NL's Renel Michel place second at State Open

Renel Michel, a senior in his first varsity season at New London, was a State Open finalist at 285 pounds, the first Whalers wrestler to earn that distinction since Eric Murphy in 2004. Michel and Montville's Joel Morth each had runner-up finishes.

Top-seeded Waterford wears down New London in ECC Div. I semis

Top-seeded Waterford defeated New London 71-56 before 1,570 fans, earning a date with No. 2 Ledyard in the ECC Division I boys' basketball tournament final Wednesday at the X (7:30, live on theday.com).

Ledyard overwhelms East Lyme in ECC D-I boys' basketball semis

Isiah McNair (26 points) was among four Ledyard players who scored in double figures as they raced to a 75-55 win over East Lyme in Saturday's Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I semifinals.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Mitchell rolls to victory in baseball

The Mitchell College baseball team finished up play at the Armstrong Invitational with a 19-4 win over Elmira College on Sunday.

Local colleges: Conn women advance to NESCAC hockey semis

Samantha Estes scored three goals as second-seeded Connecticut College rolled to a 5-3 victory over No. 7 Williams College in the quarterfinals of the New England Small College Athletic Conference women's hockey tournament on Saturday at Dayton...

Black Wolves host Mammoth in Sunday matinee at Sun

Sunday's game against the Colorado Mammoth at Mohegan Sun Arena (1 p.m.), marks the halfway point of the National Lacrosse League season for the New England Black Wolves.

SCHEDULES

COLUMNS

St. Bernard caught in spin cycle of ECC's latest dysfunctional mandate

St. Bernard's Mike Nystrom coached a basketball game Wednesday night, likely unaware of the sham...

BLOGS

ON THE AIR

Baseball

1 p.m., MLB Network — Exhibition: New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles from Sarasota, Fla.

1 p.m., SNY — Exhibition: Houston Astros at New York Mets from Port St. Lucie, Fla.  

Basketball

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: North Carolina at Virginia.

7 p.m., ESPN2, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA women: UConn at South Florida.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: West Virginia at Baylor.

7 p.m., TNT — NBA: Milwaukee Bucks at Cleveland Cavaliers.

7 p.m., MSG — NBA: Toronto Raptors at New York Knicks.

7:30 p.m., CSN — NBA: Atlanta Hawks at Boston Celtics.

8 p.m., FS1 — NCAA women: Baylor at Oklahoma.

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

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Miami at Virginia Tech.

9 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Norfolk State at Hampton.

9:30 p.m., TNT — NBA: Indiana Pacers at Houston Rockets.

Hockey

7:05 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) — NHL: Montreal Canadiens at New Jersey Devils.

8 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Los Angeles Kings at Minnesota Wild.

Soccer

3 p.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Liverpool at Leicester City.

Tennis

5 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Dubai Championships from United Arab Emirates.

5 p.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Albierto Mexicano Tercel from Acapulco, Mexico.

PROFESSIONAL

Late 5-point possession lifts Celtics over Pistons 104-98

Jaylen Brown sank a 3-pointer while being fouled with 37.6 seconds remaining, and the Boston Celtics ended up with five points on that possession, taking the lead for good in a 104-98 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night.

Conforto making case to stick with Mets for the whole season

New York Mets manager Terry Collins has to figure out this spring which Michael Conforto he has — the outfielder who was a rookie sensation in 2015 or the one who was demoted in the middle of a terrible slump last year.

Fowler finally makes it easy in Honda Classic victory

Rickie Fowler didn't care about pretty. He cared about winning.

Rangers fall to the Blue Jackets, 5-2

Cam Atkinson and Alexander Wennberg each scored twice to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 5-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday.

UCONN

Samuelson regains shooting touch as UConn extends streak to 103

Katie Lou Samuelson broke out of a shooting slump on Saturday, scoring 29 points to lead top-ranked UConn to a 91-48 win over Memphis, which extended the Huskies record winning streak to 103 games

UConn lose Adams early and falls to No. 17 SMU 69-61

UConn, which lost point guard Jalen Adams to a left ankle injury in the first half, battle No. 17 SMU the entire way before losing 69-61 at the XL Center in Hartford on Saturday.

UConn men hoping to grind out a marquee win vs. No. 17 SMU

The UConn men's basketball team dismisses any suggestion that fatigue is a factor as it enters Saturday's nationally-televised showdown with 17th-ranked Southern Methodist University.

COLLEGES

NCAA top 25 men's basketball roundup

B.J. Taylor scored 27 points and 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall had seven points and four blocked shots to help UCF pull off a 53-49 upset over No. 15 Cincinnati on Sunday.

NCAA top 25 women's basketball roundup

Brianna Turner scored 24 points to lead No. 5 Notre Dame to its fourth straight ACC regular season title with a 79-61 win over No. 8 Florida State on Sunday.

NCAA top 25 men's basketball roundup

Thomas Welsh scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half and No. 5 UCLA dominated the offensive boards to beat No. 4 Arizona 77-72 in a Pac-12 showdown Saturday night.

CT SUN

Sun acquire post Kizer from Fever in three-team trade

The Connecticut Sun acquired 6-foot-4 post Lynetta Kizer and the eighth overall pick in April's WNBA Draft from the Indiana Fever on Tuesday as part of a three-way trade in which the Sun sent forward Camille Little to the Phoenix Mercury.

Faris among three players signed to training camp contracts by Connecticut Sun

The Connecticut Sun announced Tuesday that they had signed Kelly Faris, Kayla Pedersen and Jennifer Hamson to training camp contracts.