COLUMNS

We've all been having a ball around here, thanks to Etess

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UCONN

Diarra is UConn men's first commit for 2016

Mamadou Diarra always considered UConn his dream school.

UConn men land Seton Hall transfer Gibbs

UConn picked up its second commitment this spring from a graduate transfer when Sterling Gibbs, a recent graduate of Seton Hall, announced Saturday via Twitter that he would play his final season of eligibility with the Huskies.

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.

UConn scores well in latest APR report

UConn's athletic programs scored high academic marks in the NCAA's latest Academic Progress Rate report.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

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.

Thursday's Schedule

Thursday's local college and high school games.

PROFESSIONAL

New French Open challenges await Williams, Djokovic, Murray

Some red dirt gets in the machine for Williams, Djokovic, Murray, but all win at French Open

Lightning face Rangers with trip to Cup finals on the line

Game 7 of Eastern Conference Finals: Lightning need to find a way to beat Lundqvist

ON THE AIR

Baseball

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.

Golf

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

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

Softball

Noon, ESPN — NCAA: Florida vs. Tennessee in College World Series from Oklahoma City.

2:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Auburn vs. Louisiana State in College World Series from Oklahoma City.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Michigan vs. Alabama in College World Series from Oklahoma City.

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

Tennis

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

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