Conn women edge ECSU for first lacrosse win

Tina Balzotti scored three of her game-high five goals in the second half, including one that gave the Conn College women’s lacrosse team their first win of the season Tuesday, 10-9 over Eastern Connecticut.

Local roundup: Prettitore leads Mitchell to a sweep

Francis Prettitore was 6-for-8 and drove in nine runs as Mitchell College swept Albertus Magnus in a nonleague baseball doubleheader on Sunday, winning both games 18-2.

Local roundup: Conn men beat Colby 11-9 in NESCAC lacrosse action

Connecticut College outscored Colby 6-1 in the third quarter and held on for an 11-9 win in a New England Small College Athletic Conference men's lacrosse game on Saturday.

Post matchup could decide Baylor-Mississippi State winner

For one of the rare times in their careers, Mississippi State's Teaira McCowan and Baylor's Kalani Brown will be at eye level with an opponent

Local roundup: Susi, Domnarski lead UConn to victory

Zac Susi's two-run double in the top of the eighth inning led UConn to a 2-1 win over Seton Hall in a nonleague baseball game on Friday.

COLUMNS

For rugby romantics like Benway, the game always hurts so good

Baseball, football and hockey players wear buffers frm scalp to shin. But the rugby guy? Maybe...

MORE LOCAL SPORTS

Black Wolves play at Calgary on Saturday night

The main goal for the New England Black Wolves in Saturday night's game at the Calgary Roughnecks: turn a three-game winning streak into four.

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.

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.

UCONN

Auriemma admires how this UConn team has forged its own identity

Geno Auriemma was asked when, for certain, he knew this would be the UConn women's basketball team which had the capability to head to its 10th straight Final Four.

Fans send UConn off to another Final Four during campus event

A couple hundred fans braved the drizzle and cold to cheer on the University of Connecticut's women's basketball team as it left for the Final Four in Dallas

COLLEGES

NIT roundup

Kenrich Williams scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half to lift Texas Christian to a 68-53 win over Central Florida in a NIT semifinal game

Tar Heels' Maye headlines list of Final Four X-factors

North Carolina's Luke Maye headlines a list of potential X-factors at this weekend's Final Four

PROFESSIONAL

Dempsey, Pulisic star again as U.S. ties 1-1 at Panama

Clint Dempsey scored his 56th international goal, moving within one of Landon Donovan's scoring record, as Christian Pulisic contributed another outstanding assist in a 1-1 tie at Panama in a World Cup qualifier

NBA roundup

Dario Saric scored 23 points, Robert Covington had 21 points and 13 rebounds and the undermanned Philadelphia 76ers beat the Brooklyn Nets 106-101

NHL roundup

Tuukka Rask made 24 saves in his return from a one-game absence and the Boston Bruins beat the Nashville Predators 4-1, boosting their playoff chances

Las Vegas welcomes Raiders with open arms, big hopes

A city famous for its over-the-top persona is eagerly welcoming an NFL franchise that boasts an equally outsized reputation and the promise of big league legitimacy for the desert gambling oasis

ON THE AIR

Baseball

1 p.m., MLB Network — Exhibition: Philadelphia Phillies at Detroit Tigers from Lakeland, Fla.

4 p.m., MLB Network — Exhibition: Los Angeles Dodgers at Seattle Mariners at Peoria, Ariz.

Basketball

5 p.m., ESPN2 — High school girls: McDonald's All-American Game from Chicago.

7 p.m., ESPN — High school boys: McDonald's All-American Game from Chicago.

7 p.m., CBSSN — CIT men: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Maryland-Baltimore County in semifinal.

7 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Orlando Magic.

7:30 p.m., CSN — NBA: Milwaukee Bucks at Boston Celtics.

7:30 p.m., MSG — NBA: Miami Heat at New York Knicks.

9 p.m., CBSSN — CIT men: Furman at St. Peter's in semifinal.

9 p.m., ESPNU — CBI men: Coastal Carolina at Wyoming in Game 2 of finals.

9:30 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs.

Figure Skating

11 a.m., NBCSN — ISU World Championships ladies' short program from Helsinki, Finland. (taped today)

1 p.m., NBCSN — ISU World Championships pairs short program from Helsinki, Finland.

Hockey

8 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Pittsburgh Penguins.

Tennis

1 p.m., ESPN2, Tennis Channel — Miami Open from Key Biscayne, Fla.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — Miami Open from Key Biscayne, Fla.