Fitch's Robinson, now healthy, wins shot put at Ledyard Relays


Fitch's Brian Robinson, overcoming an injury he suffered last year, was certainly feeling better Friday afternoon, as he threw a personal-best 48 feet in the shot put to win the 36th Annual Ledyard Relays.

H.S. softball roundup: Taber, Falcons remain perfect

Caroline Taber pitched a two-hit shutout as the second-ranked Fitch High School softball team remained undefeated with a 9-0 win over East Lyme in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Large Division game Friday.

H.S. tennis roundup: Stonington boys top Fitch

Stonington High School swept singles play en route to a 5-2 win over Fitch in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Large Division boys' tennis match Friday.

Where have the multi-sport high school athletes gone?

The multi-sport high school athlete is fading away as specialization takes hold despite concerns about increased injury risk

Waterford's Kazi Walker headed to play softball at Stonehill

Kazi Walker, Waterford's senior pitcher, received a phone call from the Stonehill softball coaching staff on the bus ride to a game at Norwich Free Academy, offering her a partial scholarship. Then the Lancers topped 10th-ranked NFA 10-6 in eight...

COLUMNS

Sun's Kelsey Bone uses the floor to speak about Olympic 'slight' of Candace Parker

Kelsey Bone is perturbed over the latest cause celebre within women's basketball: The omission of...

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Former Syracuse star Pearl Washington dies at 52

Dwayne "Pearl" Washington, who went from New York City playground wonder to Big East star for Jim Boeheim at Syracuse, has died

UConn coach Geno Auriemma released from the hospital

UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma has been released from the hospital, where he was admitted Saturday with an undisclosed ailment

UConn coach Auriemma hospitalized with undisclosed illness

UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma hospitalized with undisclosed illness

COLLEGES

Iowa State's Bill Fennelly, sued by ex-star, defends self

Bill Fennelly is defending himself and his coaching style, two weeks after the long-time Iowa State women's basketball coach was sued by a former star player for race discrimination and retaliation.

Jordan Johnson has learned how to channel his fire at Mitchell

Al Jordan Johnson is a fire-breathing dragon on the mound. He scorches the competition. His Mitchell College baseball teammates feed off his energy.

NCAA scraps ban on satellite camps; recruiting under study

The NCAA Division I Board of Directors scrapped a proposed ban on satellite camps Thursday, rebuffing a request from powerhouse conferences in the South and clearing the way for coaches to hold and work at clinics far from their campuses this summer

LOCAL ROUNDUP

One year after 4-14, Black Wolves are chasing a division title

The New England Black Wolves can win the NLL East Division with a pair of wins this weekend, a sweet success that some of their players have never before tasted.

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MISCELLANEOUSChris Potvin Scholarship Fund — For high school student-athletes who wish to apply for $1,000 scholarships (20 will be awarded). Visit http://chrispotvinfund.com for application or contact Wayne Potvin, (860)...

Local roundup: Mitchell baseball remains in the winners' bracket

Kyle Hartenstein went 4-for-4 with five runs and two RBI as the top-seeded Mitchell baseball team downed No. 4 Lesley 10-5 Friday in the first round of the New England Collegiate Conference double-elimination tournament.

PROFESSIONAL

Linebackers Jack, Jaylon Smith go early in second round of NFL draft

Injured linebackers Myles Jack and Jaylon Smith were drafted early in the second round of the NFL draft

Cespedes leads Mets to seventh straight win

Yoenis Cespedes and the New York Mets broke loose for a team-record 12 runs in the third inning, rolling to their seventh straight victory with a 13-1 blowout of the San Francisco Giants.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

10:30 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity Sparks Energy 300 qualifying from Talladega, Ala.

12:30 p.m., Ch. 61 — NASCAR Sprint Cup Geico 500 qualifying from Talladega, Ala.

3 p.m., Ch. 61 — NASCAR Xfinity Sparks Energy 300 from Talladega, Ala.

10 p.m., FS1 — NHRA SpringNationals qualifying from Baytown, Texas. (taped today) 

11 p.m., NBCSN — Formula One Russian Grand Prix qualifying from Sochi, Russia. (taped today)    

Baseball

Noon, ESPN2 — NCAA: Louisiana State at Mississippi.

2 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals.

3 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Texas A&M at Arkansas.

4 p.m., SNY, FS1, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: San Francisco Giants at New York Mets.

7 p.m., NESN, MyTV9, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM), WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox.

Basketball

8:30 p.m., TNT — NBA playoffs: Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs.

Boxing

8 p.m., Ch. 61 — Victor Ortiz vs. Andre Berto in a welterweight bout from Carson, Calif.

10 p.m., Showtime — Badou Jack vs. Lucian Bute and James DeGale vs. Rogelio Medina in super middleweight bouts from Washington.

Football

Noon, ESPN, NFL Network — NFL Draft from Chicago.

Golf

6 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: China Open from Beijing.

1 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Zurich Classic from Avondale, La.

3 p.m., Ch. 3 — PGA: Zurich Classic from Avondale, La.

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

7 p.m., Golf Channel — Web.com: United Leasing & Finance Championship from Newburgh, Ind. (taped today)

Hockey

3 p.m., Chs. 10, 30, WFAN (660-AM) — NHL playoffs: New York Islanders at Tampa Bay Lightning.

8 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — NHL playoffs: Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals.

Motorcycle Racing

7 p.m., FS1 — AMA Monster Energy Supercross from East Rutherford, N.J.

Soccer

10 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Sunderland at Stoke City.

10 a.m., USA — Premier League: Crystal Palace at Newcastle.

12:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Premier League: Norwich at Arsenal.

12:30 p.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Hertha Berlin at Bayer Leverkusen.

4 p.m., YES, MSG — MLS: Vancouver Whitecaps at New York City FC.

7:30 p.m., CSN — MLS: Orlando City at New England Revolution.

Softball

8 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Auburn at Tennessee.

Track & Field

12:30 p.m., NBCSN — Penn Relays from Philadelphia.

3 p.m., NBCSN — Drake Relays from Des Moines, Iowa.