COLUMNS

They've inspired their players as coaches ... and now those days are gone

In the last 16 months, three of the best high school coaches I've ever known have left coaching for...

UCONN

UConn notes: Brimah to return; women add Kentucky transfer Camara

Storrs — Center Amida Brimah and guard Rodney Purvis have removed their names from the list of underclassmen eligible for the 2016 NBA Draft and will return to UConn for their senior season in 2016-17. Neither Brimah nor Purvis, who...

Long Beach's Cegles named deputy AD at UConn

Vic Cegles, director of athletics at Long Beach State since 2006, has accepted the position of deputy athletic director at UConn, the school announced on Friday.

COLLEGES

Uncertainty leaves Baylor in danger of return to bad ol' days

Enveloped by uncertainty, Baylor football is facing the possibility of a lost season, NCAA sanctions and the program slipping back toward the losing ways that predated Art Briles' tenure as coach

Mississippi self-imposes scholarship cuts in football

Mississippi has self-imposed scholarship reductions in football because of NCAA violations

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Wattely qualifies for four finals at Division II nationals

Southern Connecticut's Shatajah Wattely, a junior from Montville, has qualified for the finals in all four of her events at the NCAA Division II track and field championships in Florida.

Coast Guard captures first women's sailing national championship

Coast Guard Academy maintained a razor sharp focus throughout the Sperry College Sailing Women's National Championship.

Local roundup: UConn baseball wins again at AAC tourney

The UConn baseball team ran its winning streak to 11 with a 9-1 win over No. 7 South Florida in the American Athletic Conference tournament on Thursday.

PROFESSIONAL

James scores 33, Cavaliers reach second straight NBA Finals

James scores 33 as Cavaliers beat Raptors 113-87 in Game 6 to reach second straight Finals

A-Rod, Tanaka lead Yankees past Rays 4-1

Alex Rodriguez homered for the first time since coming off the disabled list, Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven shutout innings and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1 on Friday night

CT SUN

Sun, with little time to rest, head west for Seattle

The Connecticut Sun and Seattle Storm are so similar that they could be twins. They're proud franchises that are used to winning, but have decayed over the past few seasons.

Sparks beat Sun 77-72

The Connecticut Sun played arguably their most consistent game of the young season, but it still wasn't enough as they fell to the unbeaten Los Angeles Sparks 77-72 on Thursday night.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

8 a.m., NBCSN — Formula One Monaco Grand Prix qualifying.

10 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Sprint Cup Coca-Cola 600 practice from Concord, N.C.

11 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity Hisense 4K TV 300 qualifying from Concord, N.C.

1 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Sprint Cup Coca-Cola 600 final practice from Concord, N.C.

2:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity Hisense 4K TV 300 from Concord, N.C.

Baseball

11 a.m., YES — NCAA: Clemson vs. Wake Forest in Atlantic Coast Conference tournament from Durham, N.C.

Noon, SNY — NCAA: Davidson vs. Rhode Island in Atlantic 10 tournament final from New York.

1 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays.

3 p.m., MSG — NCAA: Florida State vs. Miami in Atlantic Coast Conference tournament from Durham, N.C.

3:30 p.m., SNY — NCAA: North Carolina-Wilmington vs. William & Mary in Colonial Athletic Association tournament final from Richmond, Va. 

4 p.m., MyTV9, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays.

6 p.m., Ch. 61, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets.

7 p.m., NESN — NCAA: Virginia vs. Louisville in Atlantic Coast Conference tournament from Durham, N.C.

10 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels. 

Basketball

9 p.m., TNT — NBA playoffs: Golden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder.

10 p.m., WCCT — WNBA: Connecticut Sun at Seattle Storm.

Boxing

10 p.m., FS1 — Felix Diaz vs. Miguel Vazquez in a super lightweight bout from San Antonio.

Golf

7:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: BMW PGA Championship from Surrey, England.

1 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: The Colonial from Fort Worth, Texas.

2:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Champions: Senior PGA Championship from Benton Harbor, Mich.

3 p.m., Ch. 3 — PGA: Dean & DeLuca Invitational from Fort Worth, Texas.

3 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Volvik Championship from Ann Arbor, Mich.

Lacrosse

Noon, ESPN2 — NCAA men: Loyola vs. North Carolina in Division I tournament semifinal from Philadelphia.

2:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Brown vs. Maryland in Division I tournament semifinal from Philadelphia.

Soccer

2:30 p.m., Ch. 61 — UEFA Champions League: Atletico Madrid vs. Real Madrid in final from Milan.

5 p.m., FS1 — Men's exhibition: Mexico vs. Paraguay from Atlanta.

7 p.m., MSG — MLS: Toronto FC at New York Red Bulls.

7:30 p.m., CSN — MLS: Seattle Sounders at New England Revolution.

8 p.m., FS1 — Men's exhibition: United States vs. Bolivia from Kansas City, Kansas.

Softball

Noon, ESPN — NCAA: James Madison vs. LSU in Division I tournament super regional.

3 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Missouri vs. Michigan in Division I tournament super regional.

4:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Florida State vs. Utah in Division I tournament super regional.

5:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Alabama vs. Washington in Division I tournament super regional.

6:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Arizona vs. Auburn Division I tournament super regional.

7:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Utah vs. Florida State in Division I tournament super regional.

8:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Washington vs. Alabama in Division I tournament super regional.

9:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: UCLA vs. Oregon in Division I tournament super regional.

Tennis

Noon, Chs. 10, 30 — French Open from Paris.

Track & Field

3:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Prefontaine Classic from Eugene, Ore.