COLUMNS

LeBron's words resonate, but his actions speak volumes

It seems that LeBron James' audacity to talk politics publicly last week prompted another...

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UCONN

No. 1 Huskies visit Tulane on Wednesday with chance to clinch share of AAC title

Top-ranked UConn can clinch at least a share of the American Athletic Conference regular-season title with a victory over Tulane on Wednesday night in New Orleans.

Stonington's Chapman now a UConn football grad assistant

Randy Edsall has made three additions to his UConn football coaching staff, including Stonington School graduate and former walk-on Ben Chapman.

COLLEGES

Louisville must vacate basketball title, NCAA denies appeal

University of Louisville interim President Dr. Greg Postel, left, listens to a question during a press conference on Tuesday at Louisville, Ky. At right is University of Louisville interim Athletic Director Vince Tyra. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Louisville officials are not happy with the NCAA's decision that mandates the school vacate its 2013 men's basketball championship in the wake of an embarrassing sex scandal and interim President Greg Postel did not hide his disappointment.

No. 19 Wichita State upends No. 5 Cincinnati 76-72

Cincinnati's Cane Broome, left, and Wichita State's Darral Willis Jr. collide while going for the ball during the first half of Sunday's game in Highland Heights, Ky. Wichita State won, 76-72. (Gary Landers/AP Photo)

Landry Shamut scored 19 points, and No. 19 Wichita State ended the nation's longest home-court winning streak, beating No. 5 Cincinnati 76-72 to leave the American Athletic Conference race wide-open

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Mitchell men overcome adversity to advance in NECC tournament

Mitchell College's Brayvon Young, center, scrambles for a loose ball with a pair of Elms College defenders during Tuesday's NECC tournament quarterfinal game in New London. The Mariners advanced to the semifinals with a 70-49 win. (Tim Martin/The Day

Third-seeded Mitchell College looked ragged at times but played just well enough during stretches to secure a 70-49 victory over No. 6 Elms College in the quarterfinals of the NECC men's basketball tournament.

Local roundup: Fitch co-op program swims to easy win

John Marcolina and Aaron Reck won two events each as Fitch/Stonington/Ledyard/Norwich Tech beat Windham/RHAM/Coventry 87-58 in an Eastern Connecticut Conference swimming meet on Tuesday.

Local roundup: Ledyard boys win fifth straight

Devin Rickerson had 22 points and eight rebounds as Ledyard ended its regular season on a five-game winning streak by defeating Granby 47-36 in a non-conference boys' basketball game on Monday night.

PROFESSIONAL

Welcome, JD: Red Sox not worried about making room in lineup

Diamondbacks right fielder J.D. Martinez smiles as he talks with another player during practice on Oct. 2, 2017, at Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The Boston Red Sox didn't commit $110 million for J.D. Martinez to be a part-timer.

Yankees get Drury in three-team trade

Diamondbacks second baseman Brandon Drury waits to hit prior to the National League wild-card playoff game against the Rockies in Phoenix on Oct. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The Arizona Diamondbacks have sent infielder Brandon Drury to the New York Yankees and received outfielder Steven Souza Jr. from the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-team trade that includes five players.

ON THE AIR

Basketball

6:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Xavier at Georgetown.

6:30 p.m., YES — NCAA men: Seton Hall at Providence.

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: North Carolina at Syracuse.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Georgia Tech at Virginia.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Texas Tech at Oklahoma State.

7 p.m., ESPNews — NCAA men: Southern Methodist at East Carolina.

7 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: Clemson at Virginia Tech.

7:30 p.m., theday.com — High school girls: New London vs. Norwich Free Academy in Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I tournament final from Plainfield.

7:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Tulane at Wichita State.

8 p.m., SNY, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA women: UConn at Tulane.

8:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: DePaul at Villanova.

8:30 p.m., YES — NCAA men: St. John's at Marquette.

9 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Louisville at Duke.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Florida at Tennessee.

9 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Texas at Kansas State.

9 p.m., ESPNews — NCAA men: Central Florida at Tulsa.

9 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: Wake Forest at Pittsburgh.

9:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: San Diego State at Air Force.

10:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Southern California at Colorado.

Golf

1 a.m. (Thursday), Golf Channel — LPGA: Honda Thailand from Chonburi.

Soccer

2:30 p.m., FS1 — UEFA Europa League: Manchester United at Sevilla.

Tennis

12:30 p.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Rio Open from Rio de Janeiro, Delray Beach (Fla.) Open.

8:30 p.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Rio Open from Rio de Janeiro, Delray Beach (Fla.) Open.

Winter Olympics

5 a.m., NBCSN, Olympic Channel, USA — From Pyeongchang, South Korea. (Coverage begins on Chs. 10, 30 at 3 p.m. and again at 8 p.m.; CNBC at 5 p.m.).

CT SUN

Poole named new Sun assistant

Brandi Poole was officially announced Tuesday as the new assistant coach for the Connecticut Sun. Poole, a Texas Tech assistant, was an assistant under Sun head coach Curt Miller for 13 years in the collegiate ranks.

Sun open 2018 WNBA season at home against Las Vegas

The Connecticut Sun will play host to the Las Vegas Aces in its 2018 WNBA regular-season opener on Sunday, May 20, and then spend most of the next eight weeks away from Mohegan Sun Arena.