Sun's Ogwumike gets extension while recovering from surgery

Connecticut Sun sign Chiney Ogwumike to extension while she recovers from Achilles tendon surgery

Sun are hoping top pick Jones will have an immediate impact as rookie

The Connecticut Sun have missed the playoffs a franchise-worst four straight years. They need players from their young roster to evolve in order to end the drought and offset the potential loss of Chiney Ogwumike.

Sun select Maryland's Brionna Jones with eighth pick in WNBA Draft

The Connecticut Sun added some much needed post depth when it selected 6-foot-3 center Brionna Jones of Maryland with the eighth overall pick in Thursday night’s WNBA Draft in New York City.

There are no easy decisions for Sun at WNBA Draft

No one knows for sure who'll be drafted where in Thursday night's WNBA Draft, leaving the Connecticut Sun to wait and see until they make their first pick at eighth overall.


Sorry, but I find nothing humorous about Hernandez's death

A few days have passed. And perhaps predictably, so has much of the moral outrage, crude jokes and...



Good news: UConn spring football game produces plenty of offense

Judging from early reviews, UConn's new uptempo, no-huddle offense is a big hit.

Fans can get an early look and Edsall's Huskies in Friday's spring game

Besides bragging rights going to the victor, the final score means little in UConn football's annual Spring Game on Friday.

UConn receives signed letter of intent from Cobb

Junior college transfer Eric Cobb's signed national letter of intent has arrived at UConn, sealing his commitment to the men's basketball program.


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 college notes

Mariners riding a wave • The Mitchell College men's lacrosse program received two weekly honors from the New England Collegiate Conference. Sophomore Jacob Setzko earned player of the week honors...


Old Lyme edges Canton 11-10 in OT in battle of Class S girls' lacrosse powers

Sydney Cowell scored in double-overtime to give the Old Lyme High School girls' lacrosse team an 11-10 victory over Canton in a rematch of last year's Class S state tournament semifinal won by Canton.

H.S. roundup: Bowdish's 100th career goal highlights Waterford boys' lacrosse win

Logan Bowdish scored five goals, including the 100th of his career, as Waterford remained unbeaten with a 9-6 victory over Stonington in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division II boys' lacrosse game on Saturday.

H.S. roundup: East Lyme girls rout Amity 17-3 in lacrosse

Karlie Rowe had six goals and one assist as East Lyme remained unbeaten with a 17-3 non-league girls' lacrosse victory over Amity on Friday.


Local colleges: Avery Point splits baseball doubleheader with CCRI

Avery Point split a doubleheader with the Community College of Rhode Island on Saturday at Washington Park, edging closer to the NJCAA Region 21 baseball title.

Black Wolves miss chance to clinch playoff spot

Shawn Evans and Kevin Crowley enjoyed milestone moments, but the New England Black Wolves suffered a tough 15-13 loss to the Rochester Knighthawks in a Natonal Lacrosse League game at Blue Cross Arena.

Black Wolves' Evans on verge of NLL milestone (1,000 career points)

NLL star Shawn Evans of the New England Black Wolves needs just four points to surpass 1,000 for his career, as the Wolves try to clinch a playoff berth Saturday in Rochester.


Carter, Yankees jump on Pirates late in 11-5 win

Pinch-hitter Chris Carter drilled a three-run homer in the eighth inning off reliever Felipe Rivero to lift the New York Yankees to an 11-5 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday.

Homers by Mancini, Schoop carry Orioles past Red Sox 4-2

Trey Mancini and Jonathan Schoop homered in succession off knuckleballer Steven Wright, Jayson Aquino won his first big league start and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 4-2 for their fourth straight victory

Mets fall to Nationals 3-1

Gio Gonzalez pitched no-hit ball into the sixth inning to win again at Citi Field and the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 3-1 on a drizzly Saturday for their sixth straight victory.


Auto Racing

2 p.m., Ch. 61 — NASCAR Monster Cup Food City 500 from Bristol, Tenn.

3:30 p.m., NBCSN — IndyCar Grand Prix of Alabama from Birmingham.

6 p.m., FS1 — NHRA Spring Nationals from Houston. (taped today)  


1:30 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles.

1:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Pittsburgh Pirates.

8 p.m., ESPN, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets.


1 p.m., Ch. 8 — NBA playoffs: Cleveland Cavaliers at Indiana Pacers.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — NBA playoffs: Houston Rockets at Oklahoma City Thunder.

6:30 p.m., CSN, TNT — NBA playoffs: Boston Celtics at Chicago Bulls.

9 p.m., TNT — NBA playoffs: Los Angeles Clippers at Utah Jazz.


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

1 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Texas Open from San Antonio.

3 p.m., Ch. 3 — PGA: Texas Open from San Antonio.

3 p.m., Golf Channel — United Leasing & Finance Championship from Newburgh, Ind.

5 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Legends of Golf from Ridgedale, Mo.


3 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — NHL playoffs: Ottawa Senators at Boston Bruins.

7 p.m., NBCSN — NHL playoffs: Washington Capitals at Toronto Maple Leafs.


9:15 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Manchester United at Burnley.

10 a.m., FS1 — FA Cup: Manchester City at Arsenal in a semifinal.

11:30 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Crystal Palace at Liverpool.

1:30 p.m., FS1 — MLS: Orlando City SC at New York City FC.

4 p.m., ESPN — MLS: Seattle Sounders at Los Angeles Galaxy.


1 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Baylor at Oklahoma.

3 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Oregon at Arizona.


5:30 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Rolex Masters from Monte Carlo.

11 a.m., Tennis Channel — Fed Cup: Czech Republic at United States in a semifinal from Tampa, Fla.