COLUMNS

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UCONN

UConn adds another transfer

Larrier commits to the Huskies

Diarra is UConn men's first commit for 2016

Mamadou Diarra always considered UConn his dream school.

COLLEGES

Avery Point rallies to remain alive in NJCAA World Series

UConn-Avery Point staged a pair of dramatic comebacks to remain alive in the NJCAA Division II World Series.

Miami-FIU matchup in NCAAs rekindles a coaching feud

Finally: After 7 years of avoiding each other, Miami and FIU set to meet in NCAA Tournament

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Friday's schedule

Today's local college and high school schedule.

Local roundup: Old Lyme advances to Shoreline baseball tourney final

Cameron Dean-Frazier's bases-clearing triple highlighted a six-run fourth inning that vaulted fourth-seeded Old Lyme High School to a 7-3 victory over top-seeded Morgan in the semifinals of the Shoreline Conference baseball tournament on Thursday.

Local roundup: East Lyme, Stonington advance to ECC boys' lacrosse final

Top-seeded East Lyme erupted for 10 second-half goals to pull away from No. 4 Bacon Academy 16-7 in the semifinals of the Eastern Connecticut Conference boys' lacrosse tournament Wednesday night at Waterford High School.

PROFESSIONAL

Belichick avoids direct answers on deflated footballs

Questions but no answers: Belichick sheds little light on report on underinflated footballs

Blatter wins re-election despite FIFA corruption scandal

Amid corruption crisis, Sepp Blatter secures another term as head of soccer's world body

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

10 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity Buckle Up 200 practice from Dover, Del.

11 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Sprint Cup FedEx 400 practice from Dover, Del.

12:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Lucas Oil 200 qualifying from Dover, Del.

2 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity Buckle Up 200 final practice from Dover, Del.

3:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Sprint Cup FedEx 400 qualifying from Dover, Del.

5:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Lucas Oil 200 from Dover, Del.

Baseball

7 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: Miami Marlins at New York Mets.

8 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at Texas Rangers.

10 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Oakland Athletics.

Boxing

9 p.m., Spike — Javier Fortuna vs. Bryan Vasquez in a junior lightweight bout and Amir Khan vs. Chris Algieri in a welterweight bout from New York.

Golf

7 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Irish Open from Newcastle, Northern Ireland.

1 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: ShopRite Classic from Galloway, N.J.

4 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Byron Nelson Championship from Irving, Texas.

Hockey

8 p.m., NBCSN — NHL playoffs: Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Rangers.

Soccer

9 p.m., FS1 — FIFA U20 World Cup: New Zealand vs. Ukraine from Auckland, New Zealand.

Midnight, FS1 — FIFA U20 World Cup: United States vs. Myanmar from Whangarei, New Zealand.

Softball

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Florida vs. LSU at College World Series from Oklahoma City.

9:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Michigan vs. UCLA at College World Series from Oklahoma City.

Tennis

5 a.m., ESPN2 — French Open from Paris.

10 a.m., Tennis Channel — French Open from Paris.