COLUMNS

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

Kelsey Bone, who began her discourse on Twitter Wednesday night and continued Thursday at Sun media...

UCONN

UConn athletics enjoys NCAA APR success

UConn's athletic department had four teams that posted a perfect 1000 multi-year Academic Progress Rate, while nine teams had perfect 1000 APR scores for the 2014-15 academic year.

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

COLLEGES

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

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.

Coast Guard baseball season ends with loss in NEWMAC quarterfinal

Coast Guard Academy failed to solve Babson pitcher Teddy Carey, ending the season with a 9-2 loss in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference baseball tournament quarterfinal action.

Coast Guard names Heneberry as women's lacrosse coach

Coast Guard Academy named former Washington & Lee University assistant coach Mary Heneberry as head coach of the women’s lacrosse team Thursday.

PROFESSIONAL

Buchholz, Red Sox struggle in 5-3 loss to Braves

The Atlanta Braves ended an eight-game losing streak, beating the Boston Red Sox 5-3 Thursday night as Nick Markakis had three singles, a double and three RBIs

Oshie has hat trick, Capitals beat Penguins 4-3 in overtime

T.J. Oshie completed a hat trick in overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night in a classic start to the highly anticipated second-round playoff series between Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby

CT SUN

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.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

7 a.m., NBCSN — Formula One Russian Grand Prix practice from Sochi, Russia.

11:30 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity Sparks Energy 300 practice from Talladega, Ala.

1:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity Sparks Energy 300 final practice from Talladega, Ala.

2:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Sprint Cup Geico 500 practice from Talladega, Ala.

4:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Sprint Cup Geico 500 final practice from Talladega, Ala.

6 p.m., FS1 — ARCA General Tire 200 from Talladega, Ala.

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

Baseball

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

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

9 p.m., FS1 — NCAA: Texas Tech at Texas Christian.

Basketball

7:30 p.m., ESPNEWS, NBA TV — NBA playoffs: Toronto Raptors at Indiana Pacers.

8 p.m., ESPN — NBA playoffs: Miami Heat at Charlotte Hornets.

10:30 p.m., ESPN — NBA playoffs: Los Angeles Clippers at Portland Trail Blazers.

Boxing

9 p.m., Spike — Anthony Dirrell vs. Caleb Truax and Andre Dirrell vs. Blake Caparello in super middleweight bouts from Atlantic City, N.J.

Football

7 p.m., ESPN, NFL Network — NFL Draft from Chicago. (ESPN coverage shifts to ESPN2 at 8 p.m.)

Golf

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

Noon, Golf Channel — LPGA: Texas Shootout from Irving.

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

6:30 p.m., Golf Channel — Web.com: United Leasing & Finance Championship from Newburgh, Ind. (taped today)

Hockey

8 p.m., NBCSN — NHL playoffs: St. Louis Blues at Dallas Stars.

10:30 p.m., NBCSN — NHL playoffs: Nashville Predators at San Jose Sharks.