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

Judge's order reopens questions about what Paterno knew when

New document reopens questions about what Paterno knew about claims against Sandusky, and when

Texas A&M sheds some swagger and tries to change trajectory

The 5-star QBs are gone, replaced by a graduate transfer looking for a second chance to become a starter

COLUMNS

Taber's ultimate makeover has come from sacrifice ... and hard work

Caroline Taber has gone through a makeover that's resulted in more stamina, strikeouts and strength...

MORE COLLEGE SPORTS

Convicted child molester Sandusky gets appeals hearing

Convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky is getting a hearing in two weeks when his lawyers will be allowed to try to upend the prosecution case against the former Penn State assistant coach

Ole Miss coach was 'shocked' by Tunsil comments at NFL draft

Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze said he was surprised by former Rebels offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil's statement that he accepted money from a coach while at the school and is trying to stay patient while the university continues its investigation

Texas A&M coach apologizes for tweets on player's reversal

Texas A&M assistant coach Aaron Moorehead has apologized for a series of tweets about loyalty and accountability that he posted soon after a highly touted quarterback recruit announced he was breaking his verbal commitment to the Aggies

Sidelined: LGBT laws, NCAA policy could keep teams at home

Teams could pull out of scheduled NCAA events this spring because of new state laws in North Carolina, Mississippi and Tennessee

UCONN FOOTBALL

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

Diaco agrees to two-year contract extension at UConn

UConn says football coach Bob Diaco has agreed to a two-year contract extension designed to keep him in Storrs through the 2020 football season

UCONN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

UConn women to play Texas in Jimmy V Classic at Mohegan Sun

UConn will play Texas in the 2016 Jimmy V Women's Classic on Sunday, Dec. 4, at Mohegan Sun Arena, the schools announced on Tuesday.

UConn women will make 11th trip to White House next week

The national champion University of Connecticut women's basketball team has been invited back to the White House

As Big 12 ponders expansion, American on guard for losses

The Big 12 presidents will consider in the coming weeks whether the league should expand, leaving the American Athletic Conference on guard for the possibility of one or more defections

All-ACC pick Stevens leaves Duke for UConn women

The UConn women's basketball program announced Saturday that Azurá Stevens, a 6-foot-6 sophomore center from Duke, has decided to transfer to the Huskies.

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

Lowry, DeRozan lead Raptors to 105-99 win over Cavaliers

Kyle Lowry scored 35 points, including a driving layup in the final minute, and DeMar DeRozan had 32 as the Toronto Raptors evened the Eastern Conference Finals 2-all by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-99 on Monday night

Draymond, Westbrook swap barbs over fouls, kicks

Draymond Green says his kick to the groin of Thunder center Steven Adams is just part of the acting that goes on in the NBA

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.