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CIAC's new baseball rule is pitch perfect

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, the state’s governing body for high...

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UConn's Stewart to participate in U.S. women's training camp

UConn senior Breanna Stewart is taking a break from her season to participate in a three-day training camp for the U.S. women's national basketball team

UConn announces its 2016 football schedule

The UConn football team will play a pair of nationally-televised night games, seven home games and three non-conference games against Atlantic Athletic Conference opponents in 2016.

COLLEGES

Top 25 basketball roundup

Zach Smith hit two free throws with 18 seconds remaining in overtime to lead Texas Tech past No. 14 Iowa State 85-82 on Wednesday night

Banham got Kobe's attention with 60-point game for Minnesota

Rachel Banham was two days removed from her 60-point performance for Minnesota when the real highlight happened, a congratulatory tweet from her idol, Kobe Bryant

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Former Coast Guard crew coach Stowe remembered for his lessons, love of the sport

William A. Stowe, 75, a member of the Coast Guard Academy Athletic Hall of Fame who began the school's rowing program in 1971 — as well as an Olympic gold medalist at the 1964 Games in Tokyo — died suddenly Monday at his home in Lake...

Dunn, Friars fall to Marquette in 2 OT

Jajuan Johnson scored 16 points and hit a key 3-pointer with 1:16 left in double overtime, and Marquette outlasted No. 20 Providence for a 96-91 victory on Wednesday night.

LOCAL CALENDAR

BASEBALL/SOFTBALLGrand Slam Softball President’s Day Clinic — Monday, Feb. 15, 9:30 a.m,-12:30 p.m. For ages 9-13. Cost: $50 per player. Contact: grandslam.ct@gmail.com or (860) 908-6566.Montville Babe Ruth Baseball...

PROFESSIONAL

Union head Clark wants to see changes

With spring training approaching and dozens of players still seeking jobs, Tony Clark concluded baseball's current system needs change. Among those still on the free-agent market are pitcher Yovani Gallardo, shortstop Ian Desmond and outfielder...

NASCAR opens the season without two of its biggest stars

Neither Jeff Gordon nor Tony Stewart will be in a car for the season-opening Daytona 500. Gordon retired at the end of last year and will be a Fox analyst. Stewart is sidelined with a broken back. Without two of its biggest stars, the 2016 season...

CT SUN

Miller is settling in with the Sun

First-year Connecticut Sun head coach has had to deftly multitask - and get to know his new players - since being hired in late December.

Connecticut Sun trade Williams for No. 4 pick in 2016 draft

The Connecticut Sun acquired the fourth overall pick in April's WNBA Draft from the Atlanta Dream in exchange for second-year center Elizabeth Williams.

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Basketball

5 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: St. Francis (Pa.) at Robert Morris.

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Florida State at Syracuse.

7 p.m., ESPN2, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA men: UConn at Temple.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Virginia Commonwealth at Massachusetts.

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Eastern Kentucky at Morehead State.

7 p.m., YES — NCAA women: Syracuse at Virginia.

8 p.m., TNT — NBA: New Orleans Pelicans at Oklahoma City Thunder.

9 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Iowa at Indiana.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Oregon at California.

9 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Radford at UNC-Asheville.

9 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Illinois State at Evansville.

11 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Gonzaga at Portland.

11 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Oregon State at Stanford.

Golf

7:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Tshwane Open from Waterkloof, South Africa.

3 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Pebble Beach (Calif.) National Pro-Am.

3:30 a.m. (Friday), Golf Channel — European PGA: Tshwane Open from Waterkloof, South Africa.

Hockey

8 p.m., NESN — NHL: Boston Bruins at Winnipeg Jets.

Winter Sports

8:30 p.m., NBCSN — USSA U.S. Grand Prix Big Air at Fenway from Boston.