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Rangers’ Lundqvist back at practice, closer to game ready

Henrik Lundqvist practiced with his Rangers teammates Tuesday for the first time since he was forced from the lineup by a neck injury in February, and could be back in goal by this weekend.

NHL roundup

Anze Kopitar had a goal and two assists, and the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings beat the New Jersey Devils 3-1 on Monday night at the start of a five-game trip.

NHL roundup

Derek Stepan broke out of a long slump with two goals and an assist, and the New York Rangers caught the Western Conference-leading Anaheim Ducks atop the NHL standings with a 7-2 rout Sunday night.


UConn adds another transfer

Larrier commits to the Huskies

Diarra is UConn men's first commit for 2016

Mamadou Diarra always considered UConn his dream school.


Avery Point rallies to remain alive in NJCAA World Series

UConn-Avery Point staged a pair of dramatic comebacks to remain alive in the NJCAA Division II World Series.

Miami-FIU matchup in NCAAs rekindles a coaching feud

Finally: After 7 years of avoiding each other, Miami and FIU set to meet in NCAA Tournament


Friday's schedule

Today's local college and high school schedule.

Local roundup: Old Lyme advances to Shoreline baseball tourney final

Cameron Dean-Frazier's bases-clearing triple highlighted a six-run fourth inning that vaulted fourth-seeded Old Lyme High School to a 7-3 victory over top-seeded Morgan in the semifinals of the Shoreline Conference baseball tournament on Thursday.

Local roundup: East Lyme, Stonington advance to ECC boys' lacrosse final

Top-seeded East Lyme erupted for 10 second-half goals to pull away from No. 4 Bacon Academy 16-7 in the semifinals of the Eastern Connecticut Conference boys' lacrosse tournament Wednesday night at Waterford High School.


Red Sox lefty Rodriguez wins MLB debut, 5-1 at Texas

Rodriguez youngest Red Sox starter to win MLB debut on road since '67, 5-1 over Rangers

Yankees blow lead in 5-4 loss to Athletics

Zobrist's bases-loaded walk helps Athletics overcome early deficit to beat Yankees 5-4


Sun end preseason with loss to Sparks

The Connecticut Sun conclude their WNBA preseason with a 64-57 loss to the Los Angeles Sparks at Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday night

Gray provides Sun with a spark at the point

Watching Sun rookie Chelsea Gray play in Wednesday's 86-65 exhibition win over the Chinese Olympic Team was enough to make longtime observers remember fondly what Lindsay Whalen once brought to the team, and what Gray can bring to it.


Auto Racing

10 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity Buckle Up 200 practice from Dover, Del.

11 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Sprint Cup FedEx 400 practice from Dover, Del.

12:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Lucas Oil 200 qualifying from Dover, Del.

2 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity Buckle Up 200 final practice from Dover, Del.

3:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Sprint Cup FedEx 400 qualifying from Dover, Del.

5:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Lucas Oil 200 from Dover, Del.


7 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: Miami Marlins at New York Mets.

8 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at Texas Rangers.

10 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Oakland Athletics.


9 p.m., Spike — Javier Fortuna vs. Bryan Vasquez in a junior lightweight bout and Amir Khan vs. Chris Algieri in a welterweight bout from New York.


7 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Irish Open from Newcastle, Northern Ireland.

1 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: ShopRite Classic from Galloway, N.J.

4 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Byron Nelson Championship from Irving, Texas.


8 p.m., NBCSN — NHL playoffs: Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Rangers.


9 p.m., FS1 — FIFA U20 World Cup: New Zealand vs. Ukraine from Auckland, New Zealand.

Midnight, FS1 — FIFA U20 World Cup: United States vs. Myanmar from Whangarei, New Zealand.


7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Florida vs. LSU at College World Series from Oklahoma City.

9:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Michigan vs. UCLA at College World Series from Oklahoma City.


5 a.m., ESPN2 — French Open from Paris.

10 a.m., Tennis Channel — French Open from Paris.