COLUMNS

Sun outlook is brighter ... even without their best player

It's not an easy sell for the Sun to — again — ask their fans for patience. But it's...

UCONN

Will NFL team come calling for UConn's Melifonwu in first round?

UConn defensive back Obi Melifonwu is expected to go early could here is name called in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday night in Philadelphia.

Butler leaving UConn women to finish career at George Mason

Natalie Butler, a reserve center, is leaving the UConn women's basketball program to pursue a postgraduate degree from George Mason University in her hometown of Fairfax, Va.

COLLEGES

Local college roundup: Record belongs to Mitchell's Murtha with 15 goals

Ashley Murtha of Mitchell College broke the NCAA Division III record for most goals in a women's lacrosse game with 15 as the Mariners lost to Bay Path 26-16 in a New England Collegiate Conference game Tuesday.

XL Center, Rentscher Field to host future NCAA events

Connecticut will have a major college tournament presence in the coming years after the NCAA announced future sites in various sports on Tuesday.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Old Lyme boys' golf team remains unbeaten

Graham Aird and Mason Swaney each carded a 38 as Old Lyme remained unbeaten with a 155-197 victory over North Branford in a Shoreline Conference boys' golf match at Indian Springs Golf Club on Wednesday.

Local roundup: Bears remain unbeaten in girls' lacrosse

Margit Burgess scored four goals, leading unbeaten Stonington to a 13-9 win over Montville in a high school girls' lacrosse game Tuesday.

PROFESSIONAL

Braves sent struggling Mets to fifth straight loss

Julio Teheran stifled the Mets into the seventh inning, Robert Gsellman staggered through a five-run first and the Atlanta Braves handed New York its fifth straight loss, 8-2

Want to succeed at the NFL draft? Copy the Patriots

The rest of the NFL has been taking a closer look at how Bill Belichick and Co. have constructed the New England Patriots' roster, especially via the draft

ON THE AIR

Baseball

1 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets.

7 p.m., NESN, YES, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM), WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM)  — MLB: New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox.

7:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Louisiana State at Alabama.

Basketball

7 p.m., TNT — NBA playoffs: Toronto Raptors at Milwaukee Bucks.

9:30 p.m., TNT — NBA playoffs: San Antonio Spurs at Memphis Grizzlies.

Football

8 p.m., ESPN, NFL Network — NFL Draft from Philadelphia.

Golf

Noon, Golf Channel — LPGA: Texas Shootout from Irving.

3:30 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Zurich Classic from Avondale, La.

10:30 p.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: China Open from Beijing.

Hockey

7 p.m., CNBC — NHL playoffs: New York Rangers at Ottawa Senators.

7:30 p.m., NBCSN — NHL playoffs: Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals.

Lacrosse

11 a.m., YES — NCAA women: Duke vs. North Carolina in Atlantic Coast Conference tournament from Richmond, Va.

Soccer

3 p.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Manchester United at Manchester City.

8 p.m., FS1 — FIFA Beach World Cup: Switzerland at Bahamas from Nassau.

Tennis

7:30 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Barcelona Open.