Diarra is UConn men's first commit for 2016

Mamadou Diarra always considered UConn his dream school.

UConn men land Seton Hall transfer Gibbs

UConn picked up its second commitment this spring from a graduate transfer when Sterling Gibbs, a recent graduate of Seton Hall, announced Saturday via Twitter that he would play his final season of eligibility with the Huskies.

NCAA hopes to make women's college game more like pros

NCAA rules committee looks to make women's college hoops more like pros

NCAA committee calls for switch to 30-second shot clock

NCAA men's basketball rules committee recommends 30-second shot clock to improve scoring

COLUMNS

We've all been having a ball around here, thanks to Etess

It would be an otherwise inconspicuous concrete wall, except for what’s written on it:...

UCONN

Samuel will transfer from UConn men's basketball team

Sophomore guard Terrence Samuel has requested and been granted his release from the UConn men’s basketball program and will transfer at the end of the current semester, the team announced in a press release Thursday.

Former UConn quarterback Casey Cochran pushes for concussion legislation

Former UConn quarterback urges lawmakers to better educate athletes about concussions

COLLEGES

Coast Guard sailing advances to finals

After two long and productive days on the water, the Coast Guard Academy sailing team has qualified for the Sperry Women's National Championship final at Newport, R.I.

Avery Point pulls out 3-2 win in World Series opener

After spending two days working out indoors and watching torrential rain fall from his hotel window, Roger Bidwell was thrilled UConn-Avery Point was finally able to make its debut in the NJCAA Division II World Series on Monday. He was even more...

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Wednesday's Schedule

Wednesday's local college and high school games.

Local roundup: Norwich Tech advances to CSC baseball tournament final

Connor Dulin allowed just two hits after the second inning and struck out eight with no walks as No. 4 Norwich Tech knocked off top-seeded Wilcox Tech on Tuesday, 7-3, in the Constitution State Conference baseball semifinals.

Avery Point wins World Series opener 3-2

Nick Perrelli broke a 2-2 tie with an RBI double in the eighth inning as UConn-Avery Point won its opener in the NJCAA Division II World Series with a 3-2 victory over Madison (Wisc.) on Monday at Allen Memorial Ballpark.

PROFESSIONAL

Vive la France! Good day for Monfils, Tsonga at French Open

Vive la France! With no French Open men's champ since Noah in '83, host country enjoys big day

Swiss police detain soccer officials ahead of FIFA congress

Swiss police arrest 6 soccer officials at request of US authorities ahead of FIFA congress

ON THE AIR

Baseball

12:30 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Miami Marlins at Pittsburgh Pirates.

1 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at Minnesota Twins.

1 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: Kansas City Royals at New York Yankees.

1 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets.

3:30 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Detroit Tigers at Oakland Athletics.

8 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Washington Nationals at Chicago Cubs.

Basketball

9 p.m., ESPN — NBA playoffs: Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors.

Golf

3 p.m., Golf Channel — NCAA women: Division I Championship match play finals from Bradenton, Fla.

3 a.m. (Thursday), Golf Channel — European PGA: Irish Open from Newcastle, Northern Ireland.

Hockey

8 p.m., NBCSN — NHL playoffs: Anaheim Ducks at Chicago Blackhawks.

Soccer

2:30 p.m., FS1 — UEFA Europa League: Dnipro vs. Sevilla in final from Warsaw, Poland.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — Exhibition: Manchester City at Toronto FC.

Tennis

5 a.m., ESPN2 — French Open from Paris.

10 a.m., Tennis Channel — French Open from Paris.