Local roundup: NL freshman Powell-Keyton reaches State Open wrestling semis

New London freshman Naaji Powell-Keyton won a pair of matches on Friday night to advance to the semifinals of the State Open wrestling tournament at the Floyd Little Athletic Center.

Powless to make his debut with Black Wolves against Vancouver

Johnny Powless, acquired this week from the Georgia Swarm, will play in his first game for the New England Black Wolves at 10 p.m. Saturday at Vancouver.

Local roundup: Ostrowski has another record-setting night for East Lyme boys in win over Fitch

East Lyme's Dev Ostrowski scored a school-record 47 points, but the top-seeded Vikings needed a second-half rally to beat No. 8 Fitch, 75-70, in Thursday's Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I boys' basketball quarterfinals.

Local roundup: Old Lyme boys rout Hale-Ray

Jacob Coverdale scored 10 and Ray Doll had six points, six assists and eight rebounds as Old Lyme beat Hale-Ray on Wednesday, 52-28, in a Shoreline Conference boys’ basketball game.

Mitchell men overcome adversity to advance in NECC tournament

Mitchell College's Brayvon Young, center, scrambles for a loose ball with a pair of Elms College defenders during Tuesday's NECC tournament quarterfinal game in New London. The Mariners advanced to the semifinals with a 70-49 win. (Tim Martin/The Day

Third-seeded Mitchell College looked ragged at times but played just well enough during stretches to secure a 70-49 victory over No. 6 Elms College in the quarterfinals of the NECC men's basketball tournament.


Local roundup: Fitch co-op program swims to easy win

John Marcolina and Aaron Reck won two events each as Fitch/Stonington/Ledyard/Norwich Tech beat Windham/RHAM/Coventry 87-58 in an Eastern Connecticut Conference swimming meet on Tuesday.

Local Calendar

BASEBALL/SOFTBALLNiantic Legion baseball tryouts — Saturday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m. For players from East Lyme, Old Lyme and Salem. Tryouts are for the Junior (17U) and Senior (19U) teams. Contact:...

Local roundup: Ledyard boys win fifth straight

Devin Rickerson had 22 points and eight rebounds as Ledyard ended its regular season on a five-game winning streak by defeating Granby 47-36 in a non-conference boys' basketball game on Monday night.


Clark scores 17 as No. 11 Cincy rebounds, beats UConn 77-52

UConn coach Kevin Ollie, right, talks with Christian Vital during the second half of Thursday's men's basketball game against Cincinnati in Highland Heights, Ky.  (Tony Tribble/AP Photo)

Gary Clark scored 10 of his 17 points during Cincinnati's decisive spurt, and the 11th-ranked Bearcats shook off consecutive losses by beating short-handed Connecticut 77-52 for their fifth straight win over the Huskies

Stevens, Collier help No. 1 UConn beat Tulane 91-47

Tulane guard Kolby Morgan, right, loses the ball to UConn forward Gabby Williams during the No. 1 Huskies' 91-47 AAC win on Wednesday night in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld)

Azura Stevens scored 23 points, Napheesa Collier scored 22 and No. 1 Connecticut won its 50th straight road game, 91-47 over Tulane


Former Stonington lacrosse players Grills, Iorio, coach Deon reunited at CGA

Former Stonington boys' lacrosse coach Paul Deon, center, has been reunited with former players Will Iorio, left, and Tyler Grills after accepting a job as defensive coordinator at the Coast Guard Academy this season. (Tim Martin/The Day)

Former Stonington coach Paul Deon is the new defensive coordinator for the Coast Guard Academy men's lacrosse team and joins former Bears Tyler Grills and Will Iorio, who are team members.

Future looks bright for Mitchell College women despite humbling loss in semis

There were some building blocks for the Mitchell College women's basketball team for next season in spite of a humbling 75-50 loss to third-seeded Becker College on Thursday in the NECC tournament.


Poole named new Sun assistant

Brandi Poole was officially announced Tuesday as the new assistant coach for the Connecticut Sun. Poole, a Texas Tech assistant, was an assistant under Sun head coach Curt Miller for 13 years in the collegiate ranks.

Sun open 2018 WNBA season at home against Las Vegas

The Connecticut Sun will play host to the Las Vegas Aces in its 2018 WNBA regular-season opener on Sunday, May 20, and then spend most of the next eight weeks away from Mohegan Sun Arena.


Celtics strong out of the break, rout Pistons 110-98

Celtics guard Kyrie Irving is defended by Pistons center Andre Drummond, right, while going to the basket Friday during the first half in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Kyrie Irving scored 18 points and rookie Daniel Theis added a career-high 19 to lift the Boston Celtics to a 110-98 victory over the Detroit Pistons

Alex Cora 'not concerned' Red Sox deal with J.D. Martinez not yet done

In this Sept. 27, 2017 photo, Arizona's J.D. Martinez watches the flight of his home run against San Francisco. The Boston Red Sox have still yet to finalize their contract with prized free agent Martinez. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

The Boston Red Sox have still yet to finalize their contract with prized free agent J.D. Martinez

Yankees' Boone: A new view an a win in spring debut

Yankees manager Aaron Boone stands with bench coach Josh Bard, left, before a his debut on Friday in Tampa, Fla. Boone, managing his first baseball game at any level, watched as the Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers 3-1. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Aaron Boone gets new view, win in spring training debut as Yankees manager


Auto Racing

9 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity Rinnai 250 qualifying from Hampton, Ga.

10:30 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Active Pest Control 200 qualifying from Hampton, Ga.

Noon, FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 final practice from Hampton, Ga.

2 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity Rinnai 250 from Hampton, Ga.

4:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Active Pest Control 200 from Hampton, Ga.

11 p.m., FS1 — NHRA Arizona Nationals qualifying from Chandler. (taped today)


1 p.m., NESN, MLB Network — Spring training: Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox from Fort Myers, Fla.

1 p.m., WCCT — Spring training: St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets from Port St. Lucie, Fla.

1 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) — Spring training: New York Yankees at Pittsburgh Pirates from Bradenton, Fla.


Noon, Ch. 61 — NCAA men: Seton Hall at St. John's.

Noon, CBSSN — NCAA men: Providence at Georgetown.

Noon, ESPN — NCAA men: Michigan at Maryland.

Noon, ESPN2 — NCAA men: Baylor at Texas Christian.

Noon, ESPNU — NCAA men: Tulane at South Florida.

Noon, YES — NCAA men: Marquette at DePaul.

1 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Louisville at Virginia Tech.

2 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Loyola (Md.) at Navy.

2 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Wichita State at Southern Methodist.

2 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Illinois State at Loyola of Chicago.

2 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Louisiana State at Georgia.

2 p.m., YES — NCAA men: Boston College at Miami.

2:30 p.m., Ch. 61 — NCAA men: Villanova at Creighton.

4 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Indiana State at Bradley.

4 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Texas A&M at Vanderbilt.

4 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Virginia at Pittsburgh.

4:15 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Kansas at Texas Tech.

4:30 p.m., theday.com — High school boys: East Lyme vs. Ledyard in Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I tournament semifinal from Waterford.

6 p.m., SNY, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA women: UConn at Southern Methodist.

6 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Bowling Green at Kent State.

6 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Kansas State at Oklahoma.

6 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Iowa State at West Virginia.

6:15 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Syracuse at Duke.

6:30 p.m., theday.com — High school boys: New London at Waterford in Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I tournament semifinal.

7:30 p.m., NBCSB, MSG — NBA: Boston Celtics at New York Knicks.

8 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: St. Bonaventure at Virginia Commonwealth.

8 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Gonzaga at Brigham Young.

8 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Arizona State at Oregon State.

8:15 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Missouri at Kentucky.

8:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Golden State Warriors.

8:30 p.m., SNY — NCAA men: Yale at Columbia.

10 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Long Beach State at Cal State Fullerton.

10 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Wyoming at Fresno State.

10:15 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Arizona at Oregon.


9:30 p.m., HBO — Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs. Juan Francisco Estrada in a junior bantamweight bout, Carlos Cuadras vs. McWilliams Arroyo in a junior bantamweight bout and Donnie Nietes vs. Juan Carlos Reveco in a flyweight bout from Inglewood, Calif.


5 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Qatar Masters from Doha. (taped today)

10:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European LPGA: Australian Classic from Bonville, Australia. (taped today)

Noon, Golf Channel — PGA: Honda Classic from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

3 p.m., Ch. 3 — PGA: Honda Classic from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

1 a.m. (Sunday), Golf Channel — LPGA: Honda Thailand from Chonburi.


7 p.m., NESN — NHL: Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs.

7 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) — NHL: New York Islanders at New Jersey Devils.

Mixed Martial Arts

6 pm., Ch. 61 — UFC Fight Night preliminaries followed by Josh Emmett vs. Jeremy Stephens from Orlando, Fla.

Motorcycle Racing

7 p.m., FS1 — AMA Supercross from Tampa, Fla.


7:30 a.m., CNBC — Premier League: Stoke City at Leicester City.

10 a.m., CNBC — Premier League: West Ham at Liverpool.

12:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Premier League: Everton at Watford.    


1 p.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Rio Open from Rio de Janeiro, Delray Beach (Fla.) Open.

9 p.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Rio Open from Rio de Janeiro, Delray Beach (Fla.) Open.

Winter Olympics

5 a.m., Olympic Channel — From Pyeongchang, South Korea. (Coverage begins on NBCSN at 6:30 a.m., Chs. 10, 30 at 3 p.m. and again at 8 p.m.).