Local roundup: Norwich Tech boys qualify for state tournament

Jared Neal had 18 points and nine rebounds as Norwich Tech qualified for the Class M boys' basketball tournament with a 64-41 victory over Ellis Tech in a Constitution State Conference East Division game Tuesday.

Local roundup: Spellman, Vital lead T-More to victory

Omari Spellman scored 24 points as St. Thomas More beat GB Academy from the Czech Republic 77-59 Sunday at the National Prep School Invitational.

Black Wolves fall to Bandits, 12-10

The New England Black Wolves rattled off five consecutive goals, including four in a span of 7:13 in the fourth quarter, but it was not enough as the host Buffalo Bandits came out on top, 12-10, on Saturday night.

Local colleges: Mitchell women roll past Southern Vermont

New London — Mitchell College took an 18-1 lead after one quarter and went on to beat Southern Vermont 68-54 in a New England Collegiate Conference game women's basketball game on Saturday. Chelsea Newman had 13 points, 10 rebounds...

Donovan thrilled to join front office of Seattle Mariners

Todd Donovan of East Lyme was named last month as the Seattle Mariners' assistant director of player personnel. Always driven to play baseball in the major leagues, Donovan begins his 18th season in professional baseball with a different aspiration:...

COLUMNS

Thanks, Geno, for leading me to a chance meeting with an alligator 20 years ago

With the full acknowledgment that time’s passage is relentless, it’s still hard to...

MORE LOCAL SPORTS

Local roundup: Stricklen signs new deal with Sun

Connecticut Sun reserve guard Shekinna Stricklen signed a new two-year contract with the team, the Sun announced Friday.

First-place Black Wolves head to Buffalo for rematch

New England Black Wolves coach Glenn Clark said in a conference call this week that he's pleased with what his players learned about themselves in last week's 15-11 victory over the Buffalo Bandits at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Mitchell College names Tricinelli as softball coach

Keri Tricinelli has been named head coach of the Mitchell College softball team, as announced by interim Director of Athletics Dana Fulmer Garfield on Thursday.

UCONN

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.

Stewart lifts No. 1 UConn to easy 66-54 win over No. 2 South Carolina

Breanna Stewart had 25 points and 10 rebounds as No. 1 UConn again proved who rules the women's game, running past No. 2 South Carolina 66-54 on Monday night.

COLLEGES

Top 25 basketball roundup

Madison Cable scored five straight points in the fourth period, including a big 3-pointer with two minutes remaining, as No. 3 Notre Dame rallied past No. 13 Louisville 66-61 for its 16th straight victory

What's new? Rivals BU, BC meet again for Beanpot

Boston College and Boston University both faced stiffer challenges to make it the Beanpot championship game this year

HIGH SCHOOL

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.

PROFESSIONAL

NBA roundup

John Wall had 28 points and 17 assists, Bradley Beal scored 26 points, and the Washington Wizards beat New York 111-108 in the Knicks' first game under Kurt Rambis. Wall made four free throws in the final 6.6 seconds and the Wizards held on when...

NFL notes

The Browns are defending their handling of Johnny Manziel's late-season concussion.

Devils retire Brodeur's No. 30

The New Jersey Devils have retired Martin Brodeur's No. 30 jersey during a pregame ceremony. After serenading the NHL's winningest goalie with chants of "Mar-ty, Mar-ty, Mar-ty" and "Marty is better," the sellout crowd at the Prudential Center gave...

U.S. women begin quest for fourth straight Olympic gold medal

The United States starts its pursuit of a fourth straight gold medal in women's Olympic soccer over the next two weeks at the CONCACAF qualifying tournament in Texas. Coming off their first World Cup title since 1999, the American face Costa Rica on...

ON THE AIR

Basketball

6:15 p.m., ESPNEWS — NCAA men: Tulane at East Carolina.

6:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Butler at Seton Hall.

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Providence at Marquette.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Louisiana State at South Carolina.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Memphis at Houston.

7 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: Wake Forest at Georgia Tech.

7 p.m., SNY — NCAA men: St. Joseph's at George Washington.

7:30 p.m., CSN — NBA: Los Angeles Clippers at Boston Celtics.

7:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — NBA: Memphis Grizzlies at Brooklyn Nets.

8 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Cleveland Cavaliers.

8:15 p.m., ESPNEWS — NCAA men: Baylor at Kansas State.

9 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Tulsa at Southern Methodist.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Washington at Utah.

9 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Iowa State at Texas Tech.

10:30 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Houston Rockets at Portland Trail Blazers.

11 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: San Diego State at Fresno State.

Golf

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

Hockey

8 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: New York Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins.

Soccer

2:30 p.m., FS1 — FA Cup: West Bromwich at Peterborough United.

8:30 p.m., FS1 — Men's exhibition: Mexico vs. Senegal from Miami.