COLUMNS

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UCONN

Three Huskies sign NFL free agent deals

Wide receiver Noel Thomas signed a free agent deal with the Detroit Lions while offensive lineman Andreas Knappe and placekicker Bobby Puyol did the same with the Atlanta Falcons and Baltimore Ravens, respectively.

Raiders take UConn's Melifonwu in second round

UConn safety Obi Melifonwu was selected Friday as the 56th overall pick in the NFL Draft, chosen by the Oakland Raiders.

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

Black Wolves lose in OT and will hit the road for NLL playoffs

The Vancouver Stealth defeated the New England Black Wolves 17-16 in overtime Saturday at Mohegan Sun, snatching a potential home playoff game away from the Wolves.

Coast Guard lax suffers heart-breaking end to season

Coast Guard, on the verge of clinching its first trip to the NEWMAC men's lacrosse tournament, lost a five-goal lead in the second half and fell to Babson 16-15 on Saturday.

Local colleges: Mitchell inches closer to NECC baseball title

Mitchell College moved a big step closer to clinching the New England Collegiate Conference regular-season baseball title with a doubleheader sweep of Southern Vermont.

PROFESSIONAL

NHL roundup

New Jersey won the lottery, vaulting four teams including the last-place Colorado Avalanche and expansion Vegas Golden Knights for the right to the first pick in the draft.

Last pick of draft far from irrelevant: Kelly goes to Denver

The final day of the NFL draft began with an impromptu rendition of "Fly Eagles Fly" by former Philadelphia star safety Brian Dawkins and ended with a player who was far from irrelevant in college being picked last.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

7:30 a.m., NBCSN — Formula One Russian Grand Prix from Sochi, Russia.

1 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Global Rallycross from Memphis, Tenn.

2 p.m., Ch. 61 — NASCAR Monster Cup Toyota Owners 400 from Richmond, Va.

5:30 p.m., FS1 — NHRA Four-Wide Nationals from Concord, N.C. (taped today) 

Baseball

1 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM)  — MLB: Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees.

1:30 p.m., WCCT, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at Washington Nationals.

3 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Texas Christian at Texas Tech.

8 p.m., ESPN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM)  — MLB: Chicago Cubs at Boston Red Sox.

Basketball

1 p.m., Ch. 8 — NBA playoffs: Washington Wizards at Boston Celtics.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — NBA playoffs: Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Clippers.

Golf

6 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: China Open from Beijing. (taped today)

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

3 p.m., Ch. 3 — PGA: Zurich Classic from Avondale, La.

3 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Texas Shootout from Irving.

Hockey

3 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — NHL playoffs: St. Louis Blues at Nashville Predators.

7 p.m., NBCSN — NHL playoffs: Anaheim Ducks at Edmonton Oilers.

Lacrosse

1 p.m., NESN — NCAA women: Syracuse vs. North Caorlina in Atlantic Coast Conference tournament final from Richmond, Va.

Rugby

2:30 p.m., NBCSN — English Premiership: Gloucester at Bath.

Soccer

7 a.m., CNBC — Premier League: Swansea City at Manchester United.

9:05 a.m., CNBC — Premier League: Chelsea at Everton.

9:30 a.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Hamburg at Augsburg.

11:30 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Arsenal at Tottenham.

3 p.m., FS1 — MLS: D.C. United at Atlanta United.

Softball

1 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Florida at Tennessee.

Tennis

11:30 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Barcelona Open.

CT SUN

Hamson standing out in a crowd for the Sun

Jennifer Hamson, a 6-foot-7 center, has been the most surprising player three days into the Connecticut Sun's training camp, according to general manager and head coach Curt Miller.

Hightower ready to go for Sun after two-year absence

Connecticut Sun guard Allison Hightower is taking part in her first training camp since 2014 after missing the past two seasons to knee surgeries.