Sun outlook is brighter ... even without their best player

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Raiders take UConn's Melifonwu in second round

UConn safety Obi Melifonwu was selected Friday as the 56th overall pick in the NFL Draft, chosen by the Oakland Raiders.

Anderson officially joins UConn basketball program

Graduate transfer Antwoine Anderson is officially a member of the UConn basketball team.


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 roundup: East Lyme girls' lacrosse team rolls past Bacon

Karlie Rowe scored eight goals as East Lyme rode a fast start to an easy 18-2 girls' lacrosse win over Bacon Academy on Friday night.

Black Wolves earn playoff bid and play for home game on Saturday

New England (8-9) plays its final regular-season game beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, meeting the Vancouver Stealth at Mohegan Sun Arena with a home playoff berth on the line.

Local roundup: Old Lyme tops Fitch in boys' tennis

Old Lyme swept singles play en route to a 4-3 win over Fitch in a nonleague boys' tennis match on Thursday.


Bradley scores 23 as Celtics eliminate Bulls in six games

Avery Bradley scored 23 points, and the hot-shooting Boston Celtics pounded the Chicago Bulls 105-83 to clinch their first-round series 4-2 on Friday night

Washington DBs popular in second round, Mixon to Bengals

Kevin King's extra-long stay at the NFL draft turned out to be a short stint


Auto Racing

8 a.m., CNBC — Formula One Russian Grand Prix qualifying from Sochi, Russia.

9 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup Toyota Owners 400 practice from Richmond, Va.

10 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity ToyotaCare 250 qualifying from Richmond, Va.

11:30 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup Toyota Owners 400 final practice from Richmond, Va.

1 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity ToyotaCare 250 from Richmond, Va.

7:30 p.m., NBCSN — IndyCar Phoenix Grand Prix qualifying from Avondale, Ariz. (taped today)

9 p.m., NBCSN — IndyCar Phoenix Grand Prix from Avondale, Ariz.

Midnight, FS1 — NHRA Four-Wide Nationals qualifying from Concord, N.C. (taped today) 


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

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

4 p.m., NESN, FS1, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM)  — MLB: Chicago Cubs at Boston Red Sox.

7 p.m., FS1 — MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers.

10 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Los Angeles Dodgers. (joined in progress)


4:15 p.m., Showtime — Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko in a heavyweight bout from London.

10 p.m., FS1 — Beibut Shumenov vs. Yunier Dorticos in a cruiserweight bout from Las Vegas.


Noon, ESPN, NFL Network — NFL Draft from Philadelphia.


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

1 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Zurich Classic from Avondale, La.

3 p.m., Ch. 3 — PGA: Zurich Classic from Avondale, La.

3 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Texas Shootout from Irving.


3 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — NHL playoffs: New York Rangers at Ottawa Senators.

8 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — NHL playoffs: Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals.


3:30 p.m., ESPN2 — Glory 40 from Copenhagen, Denmark.

Motorcycle Racing

5 p.m., Ch. 61 — Supercross from East Rutherford, N.J.


6:55 a.m., FS1 — Scottish Premier: Celtic at Rangers.

10 a.m., CNBC — Premier League: Bournemouth at Sunderland.

10 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Hull City at Southampton.

12:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Premier League: Burnley at Crystal Palace.

12:30 p.m., Ch. 61 — Bundesliga: Bayern Munich at Wolfsburg.

7:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLS: New York City FC at Columbus Crew.

10 p.m., CSN — MLS: New England Revolution at Seattle Sounders.


8 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Missouri at Louisiana State.


7:30 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Barcelona Open.

Track & Field

12:30 p.m., NBCSN — Penn Relays from Philadelphia.

3 p.m., NBCSN — Drake Relays from Des Moines, Iowa.


Hamson standing out in a crowd for the Sun

Jennifer Hamson, a 6-foot-7 center, has been the most surprising player three days into the Connecticut Sun's training camp, according to general manager and head coach Curt Miller.

Hightower ready to go for Sun after two-year absence

Connecticut Sun guard Allison Hightower is taking part in her first training camp since 2014 after missing the past two seasons to knee surgeries.