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.

High school roundup: Stonington baseball team keeps rolling

Billy Keane pitched a complete-game five-hitter and the Stonington High School baseball team posted its fourth straight shutout Thursday afternoon, topping Ledyard 7-0.

Local roundup: Fitch baseball puts together a late rally vs. New London

Hunter Nadeau hit a game-tying two-run home run and Hendrick Khoury scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch as the Fitch High School baseball team rallied with six runs in the top of the seventh inning Wednesday to beat New London 13-9.

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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Local roundup: Mitchell uses six-run seventh to beat CGA at Dodd

Garet Griffin had three hits and drove in three runs as Mitchell College beat Coast Guard 11-5 in a nonleague baseball game at Dodd Stadium on Tuesday.

Local college notes

Tracking the Bears • After a wild and successful weekend, the Coast Guard Academy baseball team is preparing for the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference tournament. The fifth-seeded Bears (16-19, 8-9)...

Coast Guard women win first New England sailing title

The Coast Guard Academy women's sailing team won the New England Championship on Sunday for the first time in program history, clinching a spot in the National Championship semifinals on May 24 in San Diego.

UCONN

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

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.

HIGH SCHOOL

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Sun's Jamie Weisner should prove to be one tough rookie

Jamie Weisner's toughness and relentless work ethic may earn the Oregon State rookie a place on the Connecticut Sun this season.

Miller's first objective: Create "family" atmosphere

First-year Connecticut Sun coach Curt Miller wants to keep the lines of communication open with the team and create a "family" atmosphere.

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.

NBA roundup

Dwyane Wade scored 10 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, and the Miami Heat forced their first-round series to a seventh game with a 97-90 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night

NHL roundup

Radek Faksa scored the tiebreaking goal on a rebound with 4:44 to play and had an assist on the other Dallas goal to help the Stars open the second round of the Western Conference playoffs with a 2-1 victiry over the St. Louis Blues on Friday night

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.