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.

NCAA hopes to make women's college game more like pros

NCAA rules committee looks to make women's college hoops more like pros

NCAA committee calls for switch to 30-second shot clock

NCAA men's basketball rules committee recommends 30-second shot clock to improve scoring

COLUMNS

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

It would be an otherwise inconspicuous concrete wall, except for what’s written on it:...

UCONN

Samuel will transfer from UConn men's basketball team

Sophomore guard Terrence Samuel has requested and been granted his release from the UConn men’s basketball program and will transfer at the end of the current semester, the team announced in a press release Thursday.

Former UConn quarterback Casey Cochran pushes for concussion legislation

Former UConn quarterback urges lawmakers to better educate athletes about concussions

COLLEGES

UConn scores well in latest APR report

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

Avery Point will fight another day at NJCAA World Series

The UConn Avery Point baseball team beat Scottsdale, Ariz., 8-5 in a losers' bracket game at the NJCAA Division II World Series. Avery Point led 7-1 after scoring six runs in the top of the third inning, then held on for its second win of the...

LOCAL ROUNDUP

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.

Wednesday's Schedule

Wednesday's local college and high school games.

PROFESSIONAL

Warriors eliminate Rockets, end 40-year NBA Finals drought

Warriors beat Rockets 104-90 in Game 5, advance to NBA Finals for 1st time since 1975

Blackhawks beat Ducks 5-2 to force Game 7 in West finals

Keith helps Blackhawks beat Ducks 5-2 to force Game 7 in Western Conference finals

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.