COLUMNS

How to keep up with those cray, cray kids

Let’s face it: We can all afford to be more hip. Especially those of us who deal with kids.

Could basketball be emerging as the sentimental favorite, after all?

I would be able to identify and analyze an infield fly much easier than I could a matchup zone. Not...

UCONN

UConn football players, especially Melifonwu, showcase their skills on Pro Day

The analyzing eyes of 24 NFL scouts looked on Wednesday as UConn football players participated in Pro Day.

Pro coaches impressed by the way UConn women go about their business

For seven days earlier this month former WNBA coach Dan Hughes had a front-row seat for not only five postseason games played by the four-time defending national champion UConn women’s basketball team, but also practices and shootarounds.

COLLEGES

Kansas, Purdue plan to make for a stylish Sweet 16 matchup

Kansas brings speed and shooting to its Midwest Regional semifinal against Purdue, while the Boilermakers plan to counter with size and strength

Gonzaga, Arizona try to end West Coast Final Four drought

Getting to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament is nothing new for Gonzaga and Arizona

HIGH SCHOOL

New London is the one in final state poll

The New London girls' basketball team were a unanimous number one in the final GameTimeCT/New Haven Register Top 10 poll, the site announced Tuesday.

CIAC basketball roundup

Gabby Egidio had 12 points and six steals as second-seeded Hand used 17 steals to rally and beat top-seeded Holy Cross on Sunday, 50-45, in the CIAC Class L girls' basketball final at Mohegan Sun Arena.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Coast Guard downs Maritime in men's lacrosse

Riley McNulty had three goals and two assists as the Coast Guard men’s lacrosse team beat Maritime (N.Y.) on Wednesday night, 14-8, its fourth straight home win.

Mitchell baseball batters Coast Guard

Garet Griffin had three hits, including a three-run home run, with five RBI and three runs as Mitchell routed Coast Guard on Tuesday, 16-2, in a non-league baseball game.

Basketball fans learn to pronounce Quinnipiac

The first thing folks at Quinnipiac want you to know is how to say the school's name.

PROFESSIONAL

Thomas scores 25 as Celtics stay hot at home

Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points, Avery Bradley had 18 with eight rebounds and the Boston Celtics beat the Indiana Pacers 109-100 on Wednesday night for their fifth win in six games

Ladd gets go-ahead goal in third, Islanders beat Rangers 3-2

Andrew Ladd scored the tiebreaking goal with about 7 1/2 minutes remaining in the third period and the New York Islanders rallied for 3-2 victory over the crosstown-rival Rangers

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

1 a.m. (Friday), NBCSN — Formula One Australian Grand Prix practice from Melbourne.

Baseball

1 p.m., ESPN — Exhibition: New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays from Port Charlotte, Fla.

4 p.m., MLB Network — Exhibition: Cincinnati Reds at Chicago White Sox from Glendale, Ariz.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — Exhibition: Los Angeles Dodgers at Texas Rangers from Surprise, Ariz.

Basketball

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Bellarmine vs. Fairmont State in Division II tournament semifinal from Sioux City, S.D.

7:09 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Michigan vs. Oregon in Division I tournament from Kansas City, Mo.

7:39 p.m., TBS — NCAA men: Gonzaga vs. West Virginia in Division I tournament from San Jose, Calif.

7:30 p.m., YES, WCBS (880-AM) — NBA: Phoenix Suns at Brooklyn Nets.

7:30 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Toronto Raptors at Miami Heat.

9:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Northwest Missouri State vs. Lincoln Memorial in Division II tournament semifinal from Sioux City, S.D.

9:40 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Purdue vs. Kansas in Division I tournament from Kansas City, Mo.

10 p.m., MSG, NBA TV — NBA: New York Knicks at Portland Trail Blazers.

10:10 p.m., TBS — NCAA men: Xavier vs. Arizona in Division I tournament from San Jose, Calif.

Boxing

10 p.m., ESPN2 — Jason Quigley vs. Glen Tapia in a middleweight bout and Randy Caballero vs. Victor Proa in a junior featherweight bout from Indio, Calif.

Golf

10:30 a.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Puerto Rico Open from Rio Grande.

2 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Match Play from Austin, Texas.

8:30 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Kia Classic from Carlsbad, Calif. (taped today)

Hockey

7 p.m., NESN — NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins.

7:35 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) — NHL: New Jersey Devils at Toronto Maple Leafs.

Tennis

11 a.m., Tennis Channel — Miami Open from Key Biscayne, Fla.

7 p.m., Tennis Channel — Miami Open from Key Biscayne, Fla.