COLUMNS

Overhauling Hartford's XL Center an intriguing 'dollars or sense' debate

It is not about whether we pay. It is what we'll pay for. We'll either issue a statewide blessing...

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UCONN

Diarra is UConn men's first commit for 2016

Mamadou Diarra always considered UConn his dream school.

UConn men land Seton Hall transfer Gibbs

UConn picked up its second commitment this spring from a graduate transfer when Sterling Gibbs, a recent graduate of Seton Hall, announced Saturday via Twitter that he would play his final season of eligibility with the Huskies.

COLLEGES

CGA sailing teams prepare for nationals

Sometime soon, their highly-successful sailing season will end. Only then will teammates break up and head off to their summer destinations.

Avery Point's World Series opener rained out

UConn-Avery Point's opening game in the NJCAA Division II World Series was postponed by rain on Saturday.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Avery Point rained out again

The opening game for the UConn-Avery Point baseball team at the NJCAA Division II World Series was rained out on Sunday for the second straight day.

Avery Point's opener in World Series rained out

UConn-Avery Point's opening game in the NJCAA Division II World Series was postponed by rain on Saturday.

Rocco wins twice to become career leader in wins at Speedbowl

Keith Rocco won a pair of features to become the career leader in racing victories at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl on Saturday night.

PROFESSIONAL

Rangers struck by Lightning

Lightning push Rangers to brink of elimination, take Game 2-0 behind Stamkos, Bishop

Montoya beats Power for second Indy 500 win

Juan Pablo Montoya edges Penske Racing teammate Will Power to capture second Indy 500 victory

ON THE AIR

Baseball

1 p.m., YES, ESPN, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: Kansas City Royals at New York Yankees. (ESPN subject to blackout)

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

2 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at Minnesota Twins.

4 p.m., ESPN — MLB: Detroit Tigers at Oakland Athletics.

8 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Atlanta Braves at Los Angeles Dodgers.

Basketball

9 p.m., ESPN — NBA playoffs: Golden State Warriors at Houston Rockets.

Golf

4 p.m., Golf Channel — NCAA women: Division I Championship stroke play final from Bradenton, Fla.

Hockey

9 p.m., NBCSN — NHL playoffs: Chicago Blackhawks at Anaheim Ducks.

Lacrosse

1 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Denver vs. Maryland in Division I tournament final from Philadelphia.

Tennis

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

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

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

CT SUN

Sun beat Fever 76-68 in WNBA preseason opener

A pair of ex-Duke stars provided a lift as the Connecticut Sun opened their WNBA preseason with a 76-68 victory over the Indiana Fever on Saturday night.

Hightower will start the season on the sideline for the injury-prone Connecticut Sun

The Connecticut Sun begin this year without their three best players and a reserve due to injury, coming off one of the worst years in franchise history (13-21) and their second straight losing season.