Anderson officially joins UConn basketball program

Graduate transfer Antwoine Anderson is officially a member of the UConn basketball team.

Will NFL team come calling for UConn's Melifonwu in first round?

UConn defensive back Obi Melifonwu is expected to go early could here is name called in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday night in Philadelphia.

Butler leaving UConn women to finish career at George Mason

Natalie Butler, a reserve center, is leaving the UConn women's basketball program to pursue a postgraduate degree from George Mason University in her hometown of Fairfax, Va.

Fenway Gridiron Series pits New England rivals BC and UConn

Randy Edsall, a big baseball fan, will be at Fenway Park on Saturday, Nov. 18 to coach his UConn football team against Boston College. he game is part of the Fenway Gridiron Series.

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.

COLUMNS

Sun outlook is brighter ... even without their best player

It's not an easy sell for the Sun to — again — ask their fans for patience. But it's...

UCONN

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.

UConn receives signed letter of intent from Cobb

Junior college transfer Eric Cobb's signed national letter of intent has arrived at UConn, sealing his commitment to the men's basketball program.

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.

XL Center, Rentscher Field to host future NCAA events

Connecticut will have a major college tournament presence in the coming years after the NCAA announced future sites in various sports on Tuesday.

HIGH SCHOOL

H.S. softball roundup: No. 4 Southington hands No. 3 NFA its first loss

Chrissy Marotto scored from second base on a throwing error with one out in the bottom of the seventh as Southington softball edged Norwich Free Academy on Thursday, 2-1, in a non-league matchup between two unbeaten top 10 teams.

H.S. lacrosse roundup: Stonington boys hold on to beat Bacon

Stonington seized the lead and then held off a comeback attempt from Bacon Academy to post an 11-9 victory in Eastern Connecticut Conference Division II boys' lacrosse match on Thursday night.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Old Lyme tops Fitch in boys' tennis

Old Lyme swept singles play en route to a 4-3 win over Fitch in a nonleague boys' tennis match on Thursday.

Local roundup: Old Lyme boys' golf team remains unbeaten

Graham Aird and Mason Swaney each carded a 38 as Old Lyme remained unbeaten with a 155-197 victory over North Branford in a Shoreline Conference boys' golf match at Indian Springs Golf Club on Wednesday.

PROFESSIONAL

Garrett goes first to Browns in NFL Draft

No surprises at the top of the NFL draft: Roger Goodell got booed, then Myles Garrett was picked first overall by the Cleveland Browns.

Tanaka outduels Sale and Yankees beat Red Sox 3-0

Masahiro Tanaka pitched a three-hitter to outduel Chris Sale and earn his first shutout since 2014, and the New York Yankees beat Boston 3-0 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory over the rival Red Sox.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

8 a.m., NBCSN — Formula One Russian Grand Prix practice from Sochi, Russia.

11:30 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup Toyota Owners 400 practice from Richmond, Va.

1 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity ToyotaCare 250 practice from Richmond, Va.

3 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity ToyotaCare 250 final practice from Richmond, Va.

4:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup Toyota Owners 400 qualifying from Richmond, Va.

7 p.m., FS1 — NHRA Four-Wide Nationals qualifying from Concord, N.C. (taped today) 

Baseball

7 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM)  — MLB: Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees.

7 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM)  — MLB: Chicago Cubs at Boston Red Sox.

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

8 p.m., FS1 — NCAA: Texas Christian at Texas Tech.

Basketball

7:30 p.m., ESPNU, NBA TV — NBA playoffs: Washington Wizards at Atlanta Hawks.

8 p.m., CSN, ESPN — NBA playoffs: Boston Celtics at Chicago Bulls.

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

Football

7 p.m., ESPN, NFL Network — NFL Draft from Philadelphia. (ESPN coverage shifts to ESPN2 at 8)

Golf

Noon, Golf Channel — LPGA: Texas Shootout from Irving.

3:30 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Zurich Classic from Avondale, La.

Hockey

8 p.m., NBCSN — NHL playoffs: Nashville Predators at St. Louis Blues.

10:30 p.m., NBCSN — NHL playoffs: Edmonton Oilers at Anaheim Ducks.

Tennis

6:30 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Barcelona Open.

Track & Field

5:30 p.m., NBCSN — Penn Relays from Philadelphia.