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...

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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...

Long Beach's Cegles named deputy AD at UConn

Vic Cegles, director of athletics at Long Beach State since 2006, has accepted the position of deputy athletic director at UConn, the school announced on Friday.

COLLEGES

Villanova, Oregon boosted by players turning down NBA Draft

Villanova, Oregon among top school bolstered by players turning down NBA Draft

Texas coach Garrido won't resign, wants another year

Texas coach Augie Garrido won't resign and wants another year to turn things around

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Ledyard advances to ECC baseball semifinals

Anthony Viteritto allowed just two hits in six innings of relief with 13 strikeouts and Nick Smith hit a go-ahead two-run double with two outs and two strikes in the top of the ninth inning as No. 13 Ledyard beat No. 12 Bacon Academy on Wednesday,...

LOCAL CALENDAR

BASEBALL/SOFTBALLSEC 16-18 Babe Ruth baseball — Looking for players for the upcoming season. Any player born before May 1, 2000 and on or before Jan. 1, 1997 is eligible. Season runs from mid-June through end of July. Contact: Rick...

East Lyme, Bacon advance to ECC girls' lacrosse final

Top-seeded East Lyme rolled into the Eastern Connecticut Conference tournament championship game with an 18-8 win over No. 4 Stonington in Tuesday's girls' lacrosse semifinal.

PROFESSIONAL

Sharks head to first Cup final after 5-2 win over Blues

Captain Joe Pavelski scored an early goal, Joel Ward added two of his own and the Sharks advanced to their first Stanley Cup final in franchise history by beating the St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Wednesday night in Game 6 of the Western Conference final

Bradley, Bogaerts extend streaks; Red Sox beat Rockies 10-3

Jackie Bradley Jr. extended his major league-best hitting streak to 29 games, Xander Bogaerts homered to extend his hitting streak to 18 games and the Boston Red Sox beat the Colorado Rockies 10-3 for their fourth straight win

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

8 a.m., NBCSN — Formula One Monaco Grand Prix practice.

2 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Sprint Cup Coca-Cola 600 practice from Concord, N.C.

3:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity Hisense 4K TV 300 practice from Concord, N.C.

5:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity Hisense 4K TV 300 final practice from Concord, N.C.

7 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Sprint Cup Coca-Cola 600 qualifying from Concord, N.C.

Baseball

11 a.m., YES — NCAA: Clemson vs. Virginia in Atlantic Coast Conference tournament from Durham, N.C.

12:30 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Pittsburgh Pirates.

4 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. 

Basketball

7 p.m., wnba.com/sun — WNBA: Los Angeles Sparks at Connecticut Sun.

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

Golf

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

1 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Senior PGA Championship from Benton Harbor, Mich.

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)

Hockey

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

Softball

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Georgia vs. Florida in Division I tournament super regional from Gainesville, Fla.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Oklahoma in Division I tournament super regional from Norman, Okla.

CT SUN

Sun have their work cut out for them

The struggling Connecticut Sun get no reprieve as they play host to the unbeaten Los Angeles Sparks on Thursday.

Sun fail to cash in on chances and fall to Mystics OT

The Connecticut Sun failed to capitalize on numerous chances Saturday night and dropped their home opener to to Washington Mystics in overtime, 84-76.