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LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Old Lyme upsets No. 2 Shepaug Valley in girls' tennis

Meredith Aird and Emily Brault posted straight set singles wins to help No. 15 Old Lyme upset No. 2 Shepaug Valley, 4-3, in a Class S second round girls' tennis match.

PROFESSIONAL

Boston ends skid with 1-0 win over Twins

Buchholz strikes out 8 for Boston in 1-0 shutout of Twins

Kennedy outduels Syndergaard in Padres' 7-2 win over Mets

Kennedy bests rookie Syndergaard to lift Padres to 7-2 win over Mets

ON THE AIR

Baseball

1:30 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) MLB: Minnesota Twins at Boston Red Sox in first game of a doubleheader.

3:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Seattle Mariners.

7 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Minnesota Twins at Boston Red Sox in second game of a doubleheader.

8 p.m., ESPN2 — MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies.

9 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at San Diego Padres.

Golf

3 p.m., Golf Channel — NCAA men: Division I Championship match play final from Bradenton, Fla.

Hockey

8 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — NHL playoffs: Chicago Blackhawks at Tampa Bay Lightning in Stanley Cup Finals Game 1.

Soccer

9 p.m., ESPNEWS — Men's exhibition: Peru vs. Mexico from Lima, Peru.

3 a.m. (Thursday), FS1 — FIFA U20 World Cup: Hungary vs. Brazil from New Plymouth, New Zealand.

Softball

8 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Florida vs. Michigan in College World Series finals Game 3 from Oklahoma City.

Tennis

8 a.m., ESPN2, Tennis Channel — French Open from Paris.

CT SUN

Sun part ways with Hightower, Griffin

The Connecticut Sun suspended guard Allison Hightower and waived forward Kelsey Griffin on Tuesday since neither will play this season due to injury. The moves were done to clear roster space.

Sun forward Griffin out for 2015 season

Connecticut Sun veteran forward Kelsey Griffin will miss the entire 2015 WNBA season after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on her left hip last Friday.