Local colleges notes

Around the region • Ledyard High School graduate Quinn Duwelius is enjoyed a successful sophomore season as a member of the Temple University fencing team. Duwelius earned a spot on the Philadelphia...

Local roundup: Mitchell baseball completes sweep of Lesley

Mitchell College completed a three-game sweep of Lesley with a 12-8 win in a New England Collegiate Conference baseball game on Sunday.

Local colleges: Avery Point splits baseball doubleheader with CCRI

Avery Point split a doubleheader with the Community College of Rhode Island on Saturday at Washington Park, edging closer to the NJCAA Region 21 baseball title.

Black Wolves miss chance to clinch playoff spot

Shawn Evans and Kevin Crowley enjoyed milestone moments, but the New England Black Wolves suffered a tough 15-13 loss to the Rochester Knighthawks in a Natonal Lacrosse League game at Blue Cross Arena.

Black Wolves' Evans on verge of NLL milestone (1,000 career points)

NLL star Shawn Evans of the New England Black Wolves needs just four points to surpass 1,000 for his career, as the Wolves try to clinch a playoff berth Saturday in Rochester.

COLUMNS

The lessons learned from my first 5K have inspired and will endure

There comes an exasperating moment, especially for us provocative, analytical, instigating souls,...

MORE LOCAL SPORTS

Local roundup: Ognisty leads Stonington golfers past NFA

Led by medalist Jack Ognisty, Stonington beat Norwich Free Academy 5-2 in a boys' golf match on Thursday.

Local college roundup: Prettitore powers Mitchell to victory

Senior Francis Prettitore belted two home runs and drove in three runs, powering Mitchell College baseball past Nichols College, 6-4, Wednesday in non-conference action.

Burfoot headlines field of local finishers at Boston Marathon

Age certainly wasn't a barrier for local runners competing in the prestigious Boston Marathon on Monday.

UCONN

Good news: UConn spring football game produces plenty of offense

Judging from early reviews, UConn's new uptempo, no-huddle offense is a big hit.

Fans can get an early look and Edsall's Huskies in Friday's spring game

Besides bragging rights going to the victor, the final score means little in UConn football's annual Spring Game on Friday.

COLLEGES

Local college roundup: Record belongs to Mitchell's Murtha with 15 goals

Ashley Murtha of Mitchell College broke the NCAA Division III record for most goals in a women's lacrosse game with 15 as the Mariners lost to Bay Path 26-16 in a New England Collegiate Conference game Tuesday.

Local college notes

Mariners riding a wave • The Mitchell College men's lacrosse program received two weekly honors from the New England Collegiate Conference. Sophomore Jacob Setzko earned player of the week honors...

CT SUN

Sun's Ogwumike gets extension while recovering from surgery

Connecticut Sun sign Chiney Ogwumike to extension while she recovers from Achilles tendon surgery

Sun are hoping top pick Jones will have an immediate impact as rookie

The Connecticut Sun have missed the playoffs a franchise-worst four straight years. They need players from their young roster to evolve in order to end the drought and offset the potential loss of Chiney Ogwumike.

PROFESSIONAL

Elliott affect, deep class fuel running back resurgence

Ezekiel Elliott's immediate impact last season, along with one of the strongest classes in years, have made running backs popular again heading into this week's NFL draft

College stars bolster draft stock through special teams

College stars are bolstering their NFL draft stock by playing special teams

Jimmie Johnson grabs rare Bristol win after Larson mishap

Jimmie Johnson has won consecutive races for the 11th time in his career with a rare victory at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee

Nova beats former team, pitches Pirates over Yankees 2-1

Ivan Nova spent more than six years with the New York Yankees, fluctuating between good and not-so good as they waited for him to develop consistency to go with his occasionally top-end-of-the-rotation stuff.

ON THE AIR

Baseball

7 p.m., NESN, YES, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM), WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM)  — MLB: New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox.

7 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets.

Basketball

8 p.m., TNT — NBA playoffs: Oklahoma City Thunder at Houston Rockets.

9 p.m., NBA TV — NBA playoffs: Memphis Grizzlies at San Antonio Spurs.

10:30 p.m., TNT — NBA playoffs: Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Clippers.

Boxing

9 p.m., FS1 — Mario Barrios vs. Nelson Lara in a junior welterweight bout and Oscar Molina vs. Levan Ghvamichava in a junior middleweight bout from Tunica, Miss.

Soccer

2:40 p.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Southampton at Chelsea.

Tennis

7:30 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Barcelona Open.