COLUMNS

This plan has a familiar, and nice, ring to it

This was Friday morning in the city’s de facto headquarters: The table by the window at...

Could basketball be emerging as the sentimental favorite, after all?

I would be able to identify and analyze an infield fly much easier than I could a matchup zone. Not...

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UCONN

UCLA's Close is a big fan of Auriemma's program

No. 1 UConn meets No. 4 UCLA in the teams' first-ever meeting in the NCAA tournament, scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport.

UConn's Enoch plans to transfer

Promising big man Steven Enoch plans to leave UConn and transfer to another school.

COLLEGES

South Carolina beats Baylor 70-50 to advance to Elite Eight

Sindarius Thornwell scored 24 points and seventh-seeded South Carolina cruised past third-seeded Baylor 70-50 on Friday night in the East Regional semifinals, the Bears' worst NCAA Tournament loss.

Elite 8-bound: Kentucky beats UCLA 86-75 in South semifinal

De'Aaron Fox scored a career-high 39 points as the Kentucky Wildcats beat UCLA 86-75 in a showdown between two of college basketball's goliaths for a spot in the South Regional final

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Susi, Domnarski lead UConn to victory

Zac Susi's two-run double in the top of the eighth inning led UConn to a 2-1 win over Seton Hall in a nonleague baseball game on Friday.

Local colleges: MIT thumps Coast Guard in women's lacrosse

Emily Young had seven goals and an assist as the MIT women’s lacrosse team downed Coast Guard Academy 15-4 in the New England Men’s and Women’s Conference opener for both teams on Thursday.

PROFESSIONAL

A day of dominance and survival at Match Play

Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson had another easy time and advanced to the knockout stage of the Dell Technologies Match Play. Bill Haas delivered another great escape in the longest day at Austin Country Club

NBA roundup

LeBron James had 32 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from their worst defensive outing of the season with a 112-105 win over the Charlotte Hornets

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

11:30 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup Auto Club 400 practice from Fontana, Calif.

12:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity NXS 300 qualifying from Fontana, Calif.

2:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup Auto Club 400 final practice from Fontana, Calif.

4 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity NXS 300 from Fontana, Calif.

12:30 a.m. (Sunday), NBCSN — Formula One Australian Grand Prix from Melbourne.

Baseball

1 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — Exhibition: Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees from Tampa, Fla.

1 p.m., NESN — Exhibition: Philadelphia Phillies at Boston Red Sox from Fort Myers, Fla.

1 p.m., MLB Network — Exhibition: Detroit Tigers at Pittsburgh Pirates from Bradenton, Fla.

3 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Louisiana State at Florida.

4 p.m., MLB Network — Exhibition: Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners from Peoria, Ariz.

8 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Oklahoma State at Texas Christian.

Basketball

11:30 a.m., ESPN — NCAA women: Maryland vs. Oregon in Division I tournament from Bridgeport.

2 p.m., ESPN, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA women: UConn vs. UCLA in Division I tournament from Bridgeport.

3 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Fairmont State vs. Northwest Missouri State in Division II tournament final from Sioux Falls, S.D.

4 p.m., ESPN — NCAA women: Quinnipiac vs. South Carolina in Division I tournament from Stockton, Calif.

6:09 p.m., TBS — NCAA men: Gonzaga vs. Xavier in Division I tournament from San Jose, Calif.

6:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA women: Florida State vs. Oregon State in Division I tournament from Stockton, Calif.

7:30 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Washington Wizards at Cleveland Cavaliers.

8:49 p.m., TBS — NCAA men: Kansas vs. Oregon in Division I tournament from Kansas City, Mo.

8:30 p.m., MSG — NBA: New York Knicks at San Antonio Spurs.

Boxing

6 p.m., Showtime — Jorge Linares vs. Anthony Crolla in a lightweight bout from Manchester, England.

Golf

10 a.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Match Play from Austin, Texas.

2 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — PGA: Match Play from Austin, Texas.

2 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Puerto Rico Open from Rio Grande.

5:30 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Kia Classic from Carlsbad, Calif.

Hockey

7 p.m., NESN — NHL: Boston Bruins at New York Islanders.

7:05 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) — NHL: Carolina Hurricanes at New Jersey Devils.

Horse Racing

10:30 a.m., NBCSN — Dubai World Cup from United Arab Emirates.

Motorcycle Racing

7 p.m., FS1 — AMA Supercross from Detroit.  

Soccer

2 p.m., CSN — MLS: Minnesota United at New England Revolution.

Softball

6 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Auburn at Florida.

Tennis

11 a.m., Tennis Channel — Miami Open from Key Biscayne, Fla.

7 p.m., Tennis Channel — Miami Open from Key Biscayne, Fla.