2016 ECC awards / boys' lacrosse and girls' tennis

Following are 2016 ECC all-stars and sportsmanship award winners in boys' lacrosse and girls' tennis:

H.S. tennis: New London girls earn state tourney bid

Brynn Doughty won at No. 1 singles and Sandrine Etienne at No. 3 singles as the New London girls’ tennis team edged Norwich Free Academy on Monday, 4-3, to qualify for the CIAC Class S tournament for the second straight season.

Stonington boys, East Lyme girls win state rowing titles

Three boats from two local schools captured state championships during the 17th Connecticut Public School Rowing Championships on Sunday at Lake Waramaug.

H.S. baseball: Whalers use big sixth inning to beat Woodstock

Juan Otanez had three hits and three RBI as New London scored four runs in the sixth inning to pull away from Woodstock Academy on Monday, 6-3, in an Eastern Connecticut Conference interdivision game.

2016 ECC award winners / girls' lacrosse

The following athletes were named 2016 Eastern Connecticut Conference girls' lacrosse all-stars and sportsmanship award winners:

COLUMNS

They've inspired their players as coaches ... and now those days are gone

In the last 16 months, three of the best high school coaches I've ever known have left coaching for...

UCONN

UConn notes: Brimah to return; women add Kentucky transfer Camara

Storrs — Center Amida Brimah and guard Rodney Purvis have removed their names from the list of underclassmen eligible for the 2016 NBA Draft and will return to UConn for their senior season in 2016-17. Neither Brimah nor Purvis, who...

Diaco fires up UConn's New York City base with promise of progress

Bob Diaco was doing his best to get the crowded bar on the East Side of Manhattan fired up about Connecticut football, running down all the reasons to be hopeful about the Huskies taking another step forward

UConn men's basketball adds New York guard Vital to 2016-17 recruiting class

UConn has added a guard from New York City to its highly touted 2016-17 recruiting class.

COLLEGES

Shaky start dooms Mitchell College baseball in NCAA opener

A shaky first inning staggered Mitchell College in its NCAA Division III New England Regional opener on Wednesday.

Small Rhode Island school proving self in big-time baseball

The Bryant Bulldogs are 39-10 after holding preseason practices in the cold on a lacrosse field with snow pushed off to the side and playing 31 of their first 45 games away from home

Penn State settlements covered 1971 Sandusky abuse claim

Penn State says its legal settlements with Jerry Sandusky's accusers cover alleged abuse dating to 1971, 40 years before his arrest

LOCAL ROUNDUP

PC coach receives positive feedback about Dunn's draft status

Kris Dunn is a popular topic of conversation in basketball circles with each passing day leading up to the NBA Draft.

Local roundup: Fitch softball team finishes third straight 20-0 regular season

Caroline Taber pitched a two-hitter with 17 strikeouts and hit two doubles and scored twice as the top-ranked Fitch softball team beat East Granby on Monday, 7-0, to finish the regular season unbeaten for the third year in a row.

Local roundup: Wheeler softball finishes unbeaten in ECC Small Division again

The Wheeler softball completed play in the Eastern Connecticut Conference Small Division unbeaten for the third straight year, beating Tourtellotte 8-2 on Sunday.

PROFESSIONAL

Sharks one win away from first Stanley Cup final

Patrick Marleau has played more than 1,500 games with the San Jose Sharks since joining the NHL as an 18-year-old draft pick but never one quite like the next one.

Cavaliers lose series lead, invincible aura to Raptors

The Cavaliers lost two games, an aura of invincibility and their lead in the Eastern Conference finals during a long weekend visit to Toronto.

ON THE AIR

Baseball

11 a.m., YES — NCAA: Wake Forest vs. Duke in Atlantic Coast Conference tournament from Durham, N.C.

Noon, MLB Network — MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Miami Marlins.

7 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM) — MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees.

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

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

7 p.m., ESPN — MLB: Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals.

10 p.m., ESPN — MLB: San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants.

Basketball

11 a.m., NBA TV — WNBA: Atlanta Dream at New York Liberty.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — WNBA: Los Angeles Sparks at Chicago Sky.

9 p.m., TNT — NBA playoffs: Golden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder.

Golf

1:30 p.m., Golf Channel — NCAA women: Division I team championship quarterfinals from Eugene, Ore.

3 p.m., FS1 — USGA U.S. Amateur Four-Ball from Mamaroneck, N.Y.

6:30 p.m., Golf Channel — NCAA women: Division I team championship semifinals from Eugene, Ore.

Hockey

8 p.m., NBCSN — NHL playoffs: Pittsburgh Penguins at Tampa Bay Lightning.