Sun to open 2015 season at home, June 5

The Connecticut Sun will tip off its 13th season with a home game against the Washington Mystics at 7 p.m. Friday, June 5, at Mohegan Sun Arena, the team announced Thursday.

COLUMNS

Duke plays role of villain perfectly

East Rutherford, N.J. It was on this patch of real estate, here off Exit 16W, that...

They're missing the phone calls most of all

Paulla Solar, Stonington High School girls’ basketball coach, was in the midst of a...

UCONN

No. 2 Duke holds off UConn 66-56

UConn possessed the effort, energy and tenacity to secure a signature victory on Thursday. The Huskies lacked the offensive firepower to pull it off.\n

UConn women return from exam break to face DePaul in Bridgeport

Itís been 13 days since UConn played its best game of the young season, knocking off then-No. 2 Notre Dame 76-58 in an early-season matchup of womenís basketball powers.

UConn's 2015 home football schedule includes Navy

With Navy joining the American Athletic Conference next season, the league announced its new scheduling format for the 2015-18 football seasons on Thursday as it AAC moves to a 12-team, two-division format.

COLLEGES

Playoff participants stack AP All-America team

The College Football Playoff participants are well represented on The Associated Press All-America team.

NCAA women's basketball top 25 roundup

Isabelle Harrison scored all 11 of her points in the second half and No. 11 Tennessee used a late run to beat 17th-ranked Rutgers 55-45 on Sunday.

NCAA men's basketball top 25 roundup

Terry Rozier and Montrezl Harrell each scored 19 points and played big roles down the stretch in helping No. 4 Louisville survive for a 68-57 win against UNC Wilmington on Sunday night.

HIGH SCHOOL

High school swimming / 2014-15 preview capsules

A team-by-team look at the 2014-15 high school swimming season.

Montville to begin an Athletic Hall of Fame

Montville High School, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of its first graduating class, has announced the formation of an Athletic Hall of Fame.

Falcs finish what they start in opener

If this happened last year, a 24-point lead trimmed to 13 in the fourth quarter, Fitch coach Alick Furtick said his team would have collapsed.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: T-More beats Naval Prep in OT

Ian Gardener and Christian Vital scored 14 points each as St. Thomas More beat Naval Prep 67-63 in overtime in a men’s basketball game on Thursday.

PROFESSIONAL

NFL notes

News and notes from around the NFL.

Padres trade Hahn to Athletics

Two people with knowledge of the deal say the Oakland Athletics have traded All-Star catcher Derek Norris and minor league right-hander Seth Streich to the San Diego Padres for righties Jesse Hahn, the former Fitch High School star, and R.J. Alvarez...

Celtics, with look toward future, trade Rondo to Mavericks

Boston - The Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, cutting ties with the last remnant of Boston's last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title. The Celtics...

ON THE AIR

Basketball

6:30 p.m., ESPN2 - High school boys: Simeon (Ill.) vs. St. Rita (Ill.) from Chicago.

7 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: St. Mary's at St. John's.

7:30 p.m., SNY, WTIC (1080-AM) - NCAA women: DePaul at UConn from Bridgeport.

7:30 p.m., CSN - NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at Boston Celtics.

7:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) - NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Cleveland Cavaliers.

8 p.m., ESPN - NBA: Portland Trail Blazers at San Antonio Spurs.

9 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: Alabama A&M at Marquette.

10:30 p.m., ESPN - NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Lakers.

11 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: Arizona at Texas-El Paso.

Boxing

9 p.m., Showtime - Artur Beterbiev vs. Jeff Page Jr. in a light heavyweight bout, Kevin Bizier vs. Jo Jo Dan in a welterweight bout, Andre Dirrell vs. Derek Edwards in a super middleweight bout and Adonis Stevenson vs. Dmitriy Sukhotskiy in a light heavyweight bout from Quebec City.

Football

3 p.m., ESPNU - Marian (Ind.) vs. Southern Oregon in NAIA championship from Daytona Beach, Fla.

7 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA: Mount Union vs. Wisconsin-Whitewater in Division III championship from Salem, Va.

8 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA: Sam Houston State at North Dakota State in Football Championship Subdivision semifinal.

Hockey

7:05 p.m., WCBS (880-AM) - NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning at New Jersey Devils.

8 p.m., NESN - NHL: Boston Bruins at Winnipeg Jets.