Kunitz's double-OT goal sends Penguins back to Stanley Cup


The Pittsburgh Penguins are heading back to the Stanley Cup final

Lamet solid for Padres, Mets lose after pushing back deGrom

Dinelson Lamet overpowered the Mets in his major league debut, New York's Rafael Montero labored on short notice and the San Diego Padres won 4-3 on a rainy Thursday night.

Royals-Yankees game postponed, rescheduled for Sept. 25

The game between the Royals and New York Yankees was postponed by rain Thursday, with the announcement coming on a wet morning in New York City about five hours before the teams were supposed to play.

Harvick wins pole for Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte

Kevin Harvick will start on the pole for the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday, while Cup Series point leader Kyle Larson will begin NASCAR's longest race at the rear of the field

Red Sox win 4th straight, 6-2 over Rangers

Drew Pomeranz pitched six strong innings and tied his career high with 11 strikeouts to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 6-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Thursday night.

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New London schools improve, yet they're still subject to budget cuts

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Lamet solid for Padres, Mets lose after pushing back deGrom

Dinelson Lamet overpowered the Mets in his major league debut, New York's Rafael Montero labored on short notice and the San Diego Padres won 4-3 on a rainy Thursday night.

Royals-Yankees game postponed, rescheduled for Sept. 25

The game between the Royals and New York Yankees was postponed by rain Thursday, with the announcement coming on a wet morning in New York City about five hours before the teams were supposed to play.

Red Sox win 4th straight, 6-2 over Rangers

Drew Pomeranz pitched six strong innings and tied his career high with 11 strikeouts to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 6-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Thursday night.

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Cavs return to NBA Finals with easy 135-102 win over Celtics

LeBron James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan to become the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 to claim their third straight Eastern Conference title

Cavs, with chance to oust Celtics in Game 5, remain humble

On the cusp: Cavs can earn 3rd straight East title, NBA Finals berth with Game 5 win over Celtics

Warriors ready for third straight NBA Finals appearance

Kevin Durant does not need to be told that Golden State should have a muted celebration after winning the Western Conference Finals.

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Kunitz's double-OT goal sends Penguins back to Stanley Cup

The Pittsburgh Penguins are heading back to the Stanley Cup final

Game 7 offers chance at history for Penguins and Senators

Craig Anderson is a realist, the byproduct of 15 years playing the most demanding position in the NHL.

Hoffman's goal helps Senators beat Penguins to force Game 7

Mike Hoffman scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night and force a decisive Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Finals.

CT SUN

Ogwumike on the mend — and happy, of course

Connecticut Sun post Chiney Ogwumike made her first appearance at practice this year as the team prepared for Friday's game against the unbeaten Minnesota Lynx. Ogwumike had season-ending surgery on her left Achilles last November.

Sun visit powerhouse Lynx on Tuesday

The Connecticut Sun play the majority of the first-half schedule on the road. That includes Tuesday's game at the unbeaten Minnesota Lynx on ESPN2 (8 p.m.)

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Golf roundup

Jon Rahm was at Colonial during tournament week each of the past two years to accept the Ben Hogan Award that goes to the nation's top college golfer. This time, he's playing in the PGA Tour event at Hogan's Alley and among the leaders.

Cavs return to NBA Finals with easy 135-102 win over Celtics

LeBron James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan to become the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 to claim their third straight Eastern Conference title

Ellsbury hurt crashing into wall; Yanks beat Royals 3-0

A great first-inning catch that forced center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury from the game with a concussion and sprained neck helped Luis Severino win for the first time in a month as the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 3-0 on Wednesday.

Red Sox score seven in the 7th to beat Rangers 9-4

Dustin Pedroia waved home the tiebreaking run on a wild pitch, then singled in two more during Boston's seven-run seventh inning on Wednesday night and the Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers 9-4 for their third straight victory.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

11 a.m., NBCSN — IndyCar Indianapolis 500 practice.

1:30 p.m., NBCSN — IndyCar Carb Day-Pit Stop competition from Indianapolis.

Baseball

11 a.m., YES — NCAA: Clemson vs. Virginia in Atlantic Coast Conference tournament from Louisville, Ky.

7 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Seattle Mariners at Boston Red Sox.

7 p.m., MyTV9, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM) — MLB: Oakland Athletics at New York Yankees.

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

10 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers.

Basketball

7 p.m., CSN — WNBA: Minnesota Lynx at Connecticut Sun.

Golf

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

1 p.m., Golf Channel — Senior PGA Championship from Potomac Falls, Va.

4 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Dean & DeLuca Invitational from Fort Worth, Texas.

7 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Volvik Championship from Ann Arbor, Mich. (taped today)

Sailing

6 p.m., NBCSN — America's Cup qualifiers from Great Sound, Hamilton, Bermuda. (taped today)

Soccer

6:50 a.m., FS1 — FIFA U-20 World Cup: England vs. South Korea from Suwon, South Korea.

3:50 a.m. (Saturday), FS1 — FIFA U-20 World Cup: Portugal vs. Iran from Incheon, South Korea.

Softball

4 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Oklahoma at Auburn in Super Regional.

5 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Louisiana State at Florida State in Super Regional.

6 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Texas A&M at Tennessee in Super Regional.

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Alabama at Florida in Super Regional.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Kentucky at Oregon in Super Regional.

9 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Baylor at Arizona in Super Regional.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Mississippi at UCLA in Super Regional.

11 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Utah vs. Washington in Super Regional from Seattle.

Tennis

8 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Geneva Open.

Track & Field

11 p.m., NBCSN — Prefontaine Classic from Eugene, Ore.