Top-seeded Gonzaga survives for 61-58 win over West Virginia


Jordan Mathews hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with under a minute to play and top-seeded Gonzaga survived a rough shooting night for both teams to beat No. 4 seed West Virginia 61-58 to advance to the West Regional final

NFL owners mull cut of regular-season overtime to 10 minutes

NFL owners will consider proposals next week to cut regular-season overtime from 15 minutes to 10; eliminate players leaping over the line of scrimmage on kick plays; and expansion of the number of coaches' challenges or what can be reviewed by...

Oregon outlasts Michigan 69-68 to reach Elite 8

Tyler Dorsey scored 20 points and made the go-ahead layup with 1:08 left, and third-seeded Oregon ended No. 7 Michigan's dramatic postseason run with a 69-68 victory in a Midwest Regional semifinal

Local colleges: MIT thumps Coast Guard in women's lacrosse

Emily Young had seven goals and an assist as the MIT women’s lacrosse team downed Coast Guard Academy 15-4 in the New England Men’s and Women’s Conference opener for both teams on Thursday.

HIGH SCHOOL

New London is the one in final state poll

The New London girls' basketball team were a unanimous number one in the final GameTimeCT/New Haven Register Top 10 poll, the site announced Tuesday.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Coast Guard downs Maritime in men's lacrosse

Riley McNulty had three goals and two assists as the Coast Guard men’s lacrosse team beat Maritime (N.Y.) on Wednesday night, 14-8, its fourth straight home win.

SCHEDULES

COLUMNS

Unified Sports: Where smiles tell stories words can't

It kept coming back to one word: isolation. Maybe that’s the worst of it. The inability to...

Could basketball be emerging as the sentimental favorite, after all?

I would be able to identify and analyze an infield fly much easier than I could a matchup zone. Not...

BLOGS

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

1:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup Auto Club 400 practice from Fontana, Calif.

3 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity NXS 300 practice from Fontana, Calif.

5 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity NXS 300 final practice from Fontana, Calif.

7 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup Auto Club 400 qualifying from Fontana, Calif.

2 a.m. (Saturday), NBCSN — Formula One Australian Grand Prix qualifying from Melbourne.

Baseball

1 p.m., YES — Exhibition: Philadelphia Phlllies at New York Yankees from Tampa, Fla.

1 p.m., SNY — Exhibition: Houston Astros at New York Mets from Port St. Lucie, Fla.

1 p.m., MLB Network — Exhibition: Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays from Dunedin, Fla.

4 p.m., MLB Network — Exhibition: San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies from Scottsdale, Ariz.

7 p.m., MLB Network — Exhibition: Baltimore Orioles at Minnesota Twins from Fort Myers, Fla.

Basketball

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA women: Notre Dame vs. Ohio State in Division I tournament from Lexington, Ky.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: Mississippi State vs. Washington in Division I tournament from Oklahoma City.

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA women: Ashland vs. Virginia Union in Division II tournament final from Columbus, Ohio.

7 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Washington Wizards.

7:09 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Butler vs. North Carolina in Division I tournament from Memphis, Tenn.

7:29 p.m., TBS — NCAA men: Baylor vs. South Carolina in Division I tournament from New York.

7:30 p.m., CSN — NBA: Phoenix Suns at Boston Celtics.

8 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Atlanta Hawks at Milwaukee Bucks.

9:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA women: Stanford vs. Texas in Division I tournament from Lexington, Ky.

9:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: Baylor vs. Louisville in Division I tournament from Oklahoma City.

9:40 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Kentucky vs. UCLA in Division I tournament from Memphis, Tenn.

10 p.m., TBS — NCAA men: Florida vs. Wisconsin in Division I tournament from New York.

Golf

10:30 a.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Puerto Rico Open from Rio Grande.

2 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Match Play from Austin, Texas.

8:30 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Kia Classic from Carlsbad, Calif. (taped today)

Rugby

2:30 p.m., NBCSN — English Premiership: Gloucester at Bristol.

Soccer

8:30 p.m., FS1 — Men: Costa Rica at Mexico in World Cup qualifier from Mexico City.

10:30 p.m., FS1 — Men: Honduras at United States in World Cup qualifier from San Jose, Calif.

Tennis

11 a.m., Tennis Channel — Miami Open from Key Biscayne, Fla.

7 p.m., Tennis Channel — Miami Open from Key Biscayne, Fla.

PROFESSIONAL

Lillard scores 30, Trail Blazers rout Knicks 110-95

Damian Lillard scored 30 points and the Portland Trail Blazers never trailed in a 110-95 victory over the New York Knicks on Thursday night.

Kucherov scores three, Lightning blitz Bruins 6-3

Nikita Kucherov had his third career hat trick to lead Tampa Bay to a 6-3 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night, snapping the Lightning's three-game losing streak.

NBA roundup

DeMar DeRozan scored 40 points, marking the first time he's had that many in consecutive games, and the Toronto Raptors pulled off their 19th double-digit comeback of the season to beat the Miami Heat 101-84 on Thursday night.

NHL roundup

T.J. Oshie scored the shootout winner as the Washington Capitals overcame a stellar performance from Columbus goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky to beat the Blue Jackets 2-1 Thursday night.

UCONN

UConn football players, especially Melifonwu, showcase their skills on Pro Day

The analyzing eyes of 24 NFL scouts looked on Wednesday as UConn football players participated in Pro Day.

Pro coaches impressed by the way UConn women go about their business

For seven days earlier this month former WNBA coach Dan Hughes had a front-row seat for not only five postseason games played by the four-time defending national champion UConn women’s basketball team, but also practices and shootarounds.

Auriemma, UConn haven't lost consecutive games in 24 years

Geno Auriemma and the UConn Huskies are on an unbelievable run.

COLLEGES

No. 1 seed Kansas routs Purdue 98-66 to reach Elite Eight

Player of the year front-runner Frank Mason III poured in 26 points, Kansas turned on the jets in the second half and the top-seeded Jayhawks soared to a 98-66 blowout of No. 4 seed Purdue on Thursday night in the Midwest Regional semifinals

Texas appeals court overturns ex-Baylor player's conviction

An appeals court has overturned the conviction of a former Baylor football player whose sexual assault case helped ignite a scandal that engulfed the nation's largest Baptist school

Notre Dame looks to move on without injured forward Turner

Top-seeded Notre Dame will try to advance to the Elite Eight without injured forward Brianna Turner when it faces No. 5 Ohio State