We should applaud Dunn for prioritizing 'student' over 'athlete'

Kris Dunn recently decided to stay at Providence for this third basketball and fourth academic...



Former UConn quarterback Casey Cochran pushes for concussion legislation

Former UConn quarterback urges lawmakers to better educate athletes about concussions

UConn women's basketball team honored with ice cream flavor: Triple-Champion Chunk

UConn animal science department honors women's basketball team with special ice cream


Local colleges: Mitchell men lose in NECC lacrosse title game

Mitchell College fell behind early and never recovered, losing to Becker College 12-8 in Saturday's New England Collegiate Conference men's lacrosse tournament final.

Ex-Waterford stars lead ECSU back to NCAA softball tourney

Waterford's Alyssa Hancock and Erin Miller grew up as backyard neighbors and remain nearly inseparable as colleges roomates and softball teams at Eastern Connecticut State University.


Local sports calendar

A look at upcoming events to be held in the region.

Saturday's schedule

Today's local college and high school schedule

Home crowd says farewell to Black Wolves for 2015 season; Harrison steps down as head coach

The New England Black Wolves lost their home finale to the Toronto Rock 10-7 Friday night, followed by the announcement that head coach Blane Harrison will step down following the season for personal reasons.


Favorite American Pharoah rallies to win Kentucky Derby

American Pharoah rallies to win Kentucky Derby; trainer Baffert celebrates 4th victory

Mets are blanked by the Nationals

Gio Gonzalez struck out nine in seven crisp innings on one of his favorite mounds, outpitching Jonathon Niese to lead the Washington Nationals over the New York Mets 1-0 Saturday night.


Auto Racing

1 p.m., Ch. 61 — NASCAR Sprint Cup Geico 500 from Talladega, Ala.

4 p.m., FS1 — United SportsCar Championship Monterey (Calif.) Grand Prix.


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

1 p.m., NESN — IL: Pawtucket Red Sox at Durham Bulls.

4 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Los Angeles Angels at San Francisco Giants.

8 p.m., ESPN, WFAN (660-AM), WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox.


1 p.m., Ch. 8 — NBA playoffs: Washington Wizards at Atlanta Hawks.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — NBA playoffs: Memphis Grizzlies at Golden State Warriors.


9:30 a.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Cadillac Match Play from San Francisco.

2 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — PGA: Cadillac Match Play from San Francisco.

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

5 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Insperity Invitational from The Woodlands, Texas.

7 p.m., Golf Channel — United Leasing Championship from Newburgh, Ind. (taped today)


6 p.m., NBCSN — NHL playoffs: Tampa Bay Lightning at Montreal Canadiens.

8:30 p.m., NBCSN — NHL playoffs: Minnesota Wild at Chicago Blackhawks.

10 p.m., CNBC — NHL playoffs: Calgary Flames at Anaheim Ducks.


1 p.m., CSN — NCAA women: Towson vs. James Madison in Colonial Athletic Association tournament final from Newark, Del.

Motorcycle Racing

7:30 a.m., FS1 — MotoGP World Championship Grand Prix of Spain from Jerez de la Frontera.


2:30 p.m., NBCSN — Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships gold medal game from Buffalo, N.Y.


8:30 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Crystal Palace at Chelsea.

11 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Manchester City at Tottenham.

5 p.m., ESPN2 — MLS: Chicago Fire at Sporting Kansas City.

7 p.m., FS1 — MLS: Seattle Sounders at New York City FC.


1 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Kentucky at Tennessee.

3 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Auburn at Louisiana State.


7 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: BMW Open from Munich Germany; Estoril Open from Oeiras, Portugal.


Douglas calls it a career

Katie Douglas, one of the greatest players in Connecticut Sun history, announced her retirement on Friday due to chronic back issues.

Getting healthy a must for Sun

The Connecticut Sun remain a work in progress as they get closer to training camp for the 2015 season.