Fleming has a record-setting day for NFA as Wildcats, Falcons advance to play for ECC softball title


No. 1 Fitch and No. 2 NFA advanced to play for the ECC tournament softball championship at 7 p.m. Thursday at Griswold High School.

Montville advances to ECC baseball semis

A year ago this week, Tommy McDonald, then a junior at Montville High, offered an opinion about an ongoing debate among his elders as to the meaning – if any – of the Eastern Connecticut Conference Baseball Tournament.

H.S. lacrosse finals on the line on Thursday

Four local high school lacrosse tournament titles will be on the line Thursday. The Eastern Connecticut Conference titles will be decided in a doubleheader at East Lyme High School and the Shoreline Conference is having its doubleheader at...

Grant pitches NFA to upset of East Lyme

Senior Andy Grant was asked his secret to beating East Lyme, something that he did Wednesday for the second time this season.

H.S. tennis roundup: Fitch's Cote advances to ECC quarters

Samantha Cote of Fitch, the No. 22 seed, picked up a pair of victories at the Eastern Connecticut Conference girls' tennis tournament on Wednesday, advancing to the quarterfinals.

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Local roundup: Ledyard advances to ECC baseball semifinals

Anthony Viteritto allowed just two hits in six innings of relief with 13 strikeouts and Nick Smith hit a go-ahead two-run double with two outs and two strikes in the top of the ninth inning as No. 13 Ledyard beat No. 12 Bacon Academy on Wednesday,...

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East Lyme, Bacon advance to ECC girls' lacrosse final

Top-seeded East Lyme rolled into the Eastern Connecticut Conference tournament championship game with an 18-8 win over No. 4 Stonington in Tuesday's girls' lacrosse semifinal.

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Major League Baseball roundup

Jake Arrieta remained unbeaten on the season despite allowing as many as four runs for the first time in nearly a year and the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-8 on Wednesday

LeBron, Love power Cavaliers to 116-78 romp over Raptors

The Cavaliers regained control of the Eastern Conference finals with a 116-78 romp over Toronto in Game 5

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

8 a.m., NBCSN — Formula One Monaco Grand Prix practice.

2 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Sprint Cup Coca-Cola 600 practice from Concord, N.C.

3:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity Hisense 4K TV 300 practice from Concord, N.C.

5:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity Hisense 4K TV 300 final practice from Concord, N.C.

7 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Sprint Cup Coca-Cola 600 qualifying from Concord, N.C.

Baseball

11 a.m., YES — NCAA: Clemson vs. Virginia in Atlantic Coast Conference tournament from Durham, N.C.

12:30 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Pittsburgh Pirates.

4 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM) — MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees.

7 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Colorado Rockies at Boston Red Sox. 

Basketball

7 p.m., wnba.com/sun — WNBA: Los Angeles Sparks at Connecticut Sun.

9 p.m., TNT — NBA playoffs: Oklahoma City Thunder at Golden State Warriors.

Golf

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

1 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Senior PGA Championship from Benton Harbor, Mich.

4 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Dean & DeLuca Invitational from Fort Worth, Texas.

7 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Volvik Championship from Ann Arbor, Mich. (taped today)

Hockey

8 p.m., NBCSN — NHL playoffs: Tampa Bay Lightning at Pittsburgh Penguins.

Softball

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Georgia vs. Florida in Division I tournament super regional from Gainesville, Fla.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Oklahoma in Division I tournament super regional from Norman, Okla.