COLUMNS

For rugby romantics like Benway, the game always hurts so good

Baseball, football and hockey players wear buffers frm scalp to shin. But the rugby guy? Maybe...

MORE PRO TENNIS

UCONN

Auriemma admires how this UConn team has forged its own identity

“It's such a feat to accomplish in so many ways,” UConn coach Geno Auriemma said of the Huskies achieving their 10th straight Final Four appearance. “It only takes one loss. So in all those 10 years, all it took was one loss at...

Fans send UConn off to another Final Four during campus event

A couple hundred fans braved the drizzle and cold to cheer on the University of Connecticut's women's basketball team as it left for the Final Four in Dallas

COLLEGES

Frank Mason of Kansas unanimous pick for AP All-America team

Frank Mason III of Kansas has been unanimously selected to the 2016-17 AP All-America team

Local college notes

Coast Guard Academy athletes captured four New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference weekly honors.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Conn women edge ECSU for first lacrosse win

Tina Balzotti scored three of her game-high five goals in the second half, including one that gave the Conn College women’s lacrosse team their first win of the season Tuesday, 10-9 over Eastern Connecticut.

Local roundup: Prettitore leads Mitchell to a sweep

Francis Prettitore was 6-for-8 and drove in nine runs as Mitchell College swept Albertus Magnus in a nonleague baseball doubleheader on Sunday, winning both games 18-2.

PROFESSIONAL

NHL roundup

Tuukka Rask made 24 saves in his return from a one-game absence and the Boston Bruins beat the Nashville Predators 4-1, boosting their playoff chances

NFL owners revamp video replay for officiating

NFL owners passed several rules changes and adopting resolutions Tuesday they believe will speed up the game and enhance player safety

ON THE AIR

Baseball

1 p.m., SNY, ESPN — Exhibition: St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets from Port St. Lucie, Fla.

4 p.m., MLB Network — Exhibition: San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs from Mesa, Ariz.

6 p.m., NESN Plus — Exhibition: Boston Red Sox at Pittsburgh Pirates from Bradenton, Fla.

Basketball

7 p.m., ESPN — NIT men: Georgia Tech vs. Cal State Bakersfield in semifinal from New York.

7:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Brooklyn Nets.

8 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Golden State Warriors at Houston Rockets.

9:30 p.m., ESPN — NIT men: Texas Christian vs. Central Florida in semifinal from New York.

10:30 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Washington Wizards at Los Angeles Lakers.

Boxing

9 p.m., FS1 — Leduan Barthelemy vs. Reynaldo Blanco in a junior lightweight bout and Marcos Hernandez vs. Kyrone Davis in a junior middleweight bout from Nice, Calif.

Hockey

7 p.m., NESN — NHL: Nashville Predators at Boston Bruins.

10:30 p.m., MSG — NHL: New York Rangers at San Jose Sharks.

Soccer

2:55 p.m., ESPN2 — Men's exhibition: Spain at France from Saint-Denis.

Tennis

11 a.m., Tennis Channel — Miami Open from Key Biscayne, Fla.

7 p.m., Tennis Channel — Miami Open from Key Biscayne, Fla.