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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

So far, so very good for Federer at the French Open

Tennis as art in Roger Federer's smooth progression at French Open; Sharapova gets job done

Hamlin wins the pole at Dover International Speedway

Hamlin tops Truex to win the pole at Dover International Speedway

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.

CT SUN

Hip surgery to sideline Sun's Griffin indefinitely

Connecticut Sun forward Kelsey Griffin underwent arthroscopic surgery on her left hip on Friday morning and will be sideline indefinitely.

Sun end preseason with loss to Sparks

The Connecticut Sun conclude their WNBA preseason with a 64-57 loss to the Los Angeles Sparks at Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday night