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...

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.

COLLEGES

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

Basketball royalty meet in Memphis for Sweet 16

Crème de la crème: Hoop royalty meet in Memphis for Sweet 16

LOCAL ROUNDUP

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.

Mitchell baseball batters Coast Guard

Garet Griffin had three hits, including a three-run home run, with five RBI and three runs as Mitchell routed Coast Guard on Tuesday, 16-2, in a non-league baseball game.

PROFESSIONAL

Kucherov scores three, Lightning beat Bruins 6-3

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

Big wind and wild outcomes at Match Play

Soren Kjeldsen and Alex Noren won their groups in the Dell Technologies Match Play, one round before group play is even finished

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

1 a.m. (Friday), NBCSN — Formula One Australian Grand Prix practice from Melbourne.

Baseball

1 p.m., ESPN — Exhibition: New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays from Port Charlotte, Fla.

4 p.m., MLB Network — Exhibition: Cincinnati Reds at Chicago White Sox from Glendale, Ariz.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — Exhibition: Los Angeles Dodgers at Texas Rangers from Surprise, Ariz.

Basketball

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Bellarmine vs. Fairmont State in Division II tournament semifinal from Sioux City, S.D.

7:09 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Michigan vs. Oregon in Division I tournament from Kansas City, Mo.

7:39 p.m., TBS — NCAA men: Gonzaga vs. West Virginia in Division I tournament from San Jose, Calif.

7:30 p.m., YES, WCBS (880-AM) — NBA: Phoenix Suns at Brooklyn Nets.

7:30 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Toronto Raptors at Miami Heat.

9:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Northwest Missouri State vs. Lincoln Memorial in Division II tournament semifinal from Sioux City, S.D.

9:40 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Purdue vs. Kansas in Division I tournament from Kansas City, Mo.

10 p.m., MSG, NBA TV — NBA: New York Knicks at Portland Trail Blazers.

10:10 p.m., TBS — NCAA men: Xavier vs. Arizona in Division I tournament from San Jose, Calif.

Boxing

10 p.m., ESPN2 — Jason Quigley vs. Glen Tapia in a middleweight bout and Randy Caballero vs. Victor Proa in a junior featherweight bout from Indio, Calif.

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)

Hockey

7 p.m., NESN — NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins.

7:35 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) — NHL: New Jersey Devils at Toronto Maple Leafs.

Tennis

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

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