As expected, NFA and New London are last two standing


No. 1 NFA (21-1) will try to hold off No. 2-seeded New London (20-2) in tonight’s ECC girls' basketball tournament championship game at 7 p.m. at NFA. The teams are both ranked among the top 10 in the state.

Friendly ECC wrestling rivals made good on their promise

Following the Eastern Connecticut Conference wrestling tournament, the first-, second- and third-place finishers in the 220-pound weight class all posed for a picture together.

ECC's future in doubt again

The future of the 18-school Eastern Connecticut Conference might be in jeopardy again, less than a month after its members put up a united front and voted to stay together.

State Open wrestling pairings

Following is a list of pairings for the State Open wrestling tournament, which begins today at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven.

Whalers find a way

Perhaps it’s because New London and Stonington are such frequent opponents, both members of the Eastern Connecticut Conference Medium Division during the regular season, that their games become breathless, with five lead changes in the fourth...

COLUMNS

The ultimate teacher is back in the game

It has been suggested that the greatest teachers endure through inspiration, evidenced by what one...

UCONN

Ex-Husky Hamilton retires after 14 NBA seasons

Richard “Rip” Hamilton, one of a select number of basketball players to win both an NCAA and NBA championship, announced his retirement on Thursday.

Huskies hold off the Pirates

Ryan Boatright scored 16 points and freshman Daniel Hamilton grabbed a season-high 17 rebounds to lead UConn to a 60-49 victory over East Carolina on Wednesday night.

Well-traveled UConn makes its way to East Carolina

UConn has experienced its share of road trip woes this season.

COLLEGES

College basketball roundup

Tiffany Mitchell scored 16 points and No. 2 South Carolina beat No. 11 Mississippi State 69-50 on Thursday night to clinch a share of its second straight Southeastern Conference regular-season title.

College basketball roundup

Top-ranked Kentucky fought off a slow start to cruise to a 74-56 victory over Mississippi State on Wednesday night to keep its undefeated season on track.

CGA women win their 12th straight

Not too long ago, Coast Guard Academy looked nothing like the inspired and unselfish basketball team that cruised to a convincing New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference quarterfinals victory on Wednesday night.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: St. Bernard boys win ECC tourney opener in OT

John Vogt banked home a short jumper with five seconds left in overtime to give seventh-seeded St. Bernard School a 61-60 victory over No. 10 Plainfield in the playdown round of the Eastern Connecticut Conference boys’ basketball tournament...

PROFESSIONAL

Stempniak, Kreider score two each in Rangers' 4-3 win

The New York Rangers and Arizona Coyotes both scored a pair of power-play goals. However, when the Rangers roared back from a two-goal deficit to earn a 4-3 victory Thursday night, it was a power play the Coyotes didn't receive that had the...

NBA roundup

LeBron James scored a season-high 42 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors 110-99 on Thursday night for their 18th victory in 20 games.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

10 a.m., FS1 - NASCAR Xfinity Hisense 250 practice from Hampton, Ga.

11:30 a.m., FS1 - NASCAR Xfinity Hisense 250 final practice from Hampton, Ga.

1 p.m., FS1 - NASCAR Sprint Cup QuickTrip 500 practice from Hampton, Ga.

2:30 p.m., FS1 - NASCAR Truck Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 final practice from Hampton, Ga.

5:30 p.m., FS1 - NASCAR Sprint Cup QuickTrip 500 qualifying from Hampton, Ga.

Basketball

6 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Siena at Quinnipiac.

6:45 p.m., www.theday.com - High school girls: New London at Norwich Free Academy in Eastern Connecticut Conference tournament final.

7 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Manhattan at Iona.

7:30 p.m., CSN - NBA: Charlotte Hornets at Boston Celtics.

8 p.m., ESPN - NBA: Miami Heat at New Orleans Pelicans.

8 p.m., YES, WCBS (880-AM) - NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Houston Rockets.

8 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Ohio at Akron.

8 p.m., SNY - NCAA men: Pennsylvania at Brown.

8 p.m., FS1 - NCAA women: Providence at Villanova.

10 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Valparaiso at Cleveland State.

10:30 p.m., ESPN - NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Portland Trail Blazers.

Boxing

9 p.m., ESPN2 - Johnny Garcia vs. Cletus Seldin in a junior welterweight bout from Huntington, N.Y.

10:30 p.m., FS1 - Diego De La Hoya vs. Manuel Roman in a super bantamweight bout and Randy Caballero vs. Alberto Guevara in a bantamweight bout from Indio, Calif.

Golf

5 a.m., Golf Channel - European PGA: Joburg Open from Johannesburg, South Africa. (taped today)

2 p.m., Golf Channel - PGA: Honda Classic from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

1 a.m. (Saturday), Golf Channel - LPGA Thailand from Chonburi.

Hockey

7 p.m., NESN, WFAN (660-AM) - NHL: Boston Bruins at New Jersey Devils.

Tennis

8 a.m., Tennis Channel - ATP: Dubai Championship from United Arab Emirates; WTA: Qatar Total Open from Doha; ATP: Argentina Open from Buenos Aires.

7 p.m., Tennis Channel - ATP: Abierto Mexicano Telcel from Acapulco, Mexico.