COLUMNS

Will Colchester become next town to use sports as budget-cutting solution?

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UCONN

Three Huskies sign NFL free agent deals

Wide receiver Noel Thomas signed a free agent deal with the Detroit Lions while offensive lineman Andreas Knappe and placekicker Bobby Puyol did the same with the Atlanta Falcons and Baltimore Ravens, respectively.

Raiders take UConn's Melifonwu in second round

UConn safety Obi Melifonwu was selected Friday as the 56th overall pick in the NFL Draft, chosen by the Oakland Raiders.

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.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Coast Guard lax suffers heart-breaking end to season

Coast Guard, on the verge of clinching its first trip to the NEWMAC men's lacrosse tournament, lost a five-goal lead in the second half and fell to Babson 16-15 on Saturday.

Local colleges: Mitchell inches closer to NECC baseball title

Mitchell College moved a big step closer to clinching the New England Collegiate Conference regular-season baseball title with a doubleheader sweep of Southern Vermont.

Local roundup: East Lyme girls' lacrosse team rolls past Bacon

Karlie Rowe scored eight goals as East Lyme rode a fast start to an easy 18-2 girls' lacrosse win over Bacon Academy on Friday night.

PROFESSIONAL

Last pick of draft far from irrelevant: Kelly goes to Denver

The final day of the NFL draft began with an impromptu rendition of "Fly Eagles Fly" by former Philadelphia star safety Brian Dawkins and ended with a player who was far from irrelevant in college being picked last.

NFL team-by-team draft selections

NFL draft picks, team-by-team selections.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

8 a.m., CNBC — Formula One Russian Grand Prix qualifying from Sochi, Russia.

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

10 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity ToyotaCare 250 qualifying from Richmond, Va.

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

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

7:30 p.m., NBCSN — IndyCar Phoenix Grand Prix qualifying from Avondale, Ariz. (taped today)

9 p.m., NBCSN — IndyCar Phoenix Grand Prix from Avondale, Ariz.

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

Baseball

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

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

4 p.m., NESN, FS1, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM)  — MLB: Chicago Cubs at Boston Red Sox.

7 p.m., FS1 — MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers.

10 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Los Angeles Dodgers. (joined in progress)

Boxing

4:15 p.m., Showtime — Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko in a heavyweight bout from London.

10 p.m., FS1 — Beibut Shumenov vs. Yunier Dorticos in a cruiserweight bout from Las Vegas.

Football

Noon, ESPN, NFL Network — NFL Draft from Philadelphia.

Golf

6 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: China Open from Beijing. (taped today)

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

3 p.m., Ch. 3 — PGA: Zurich Classic from Avondale, La.

3 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Texas Shootout from Irving.

Hockey

3 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — NHL playoffs: New York Rangers at Ottawa Senators.

8 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — NHL playoffs: Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals.

Kickboxing

3:30 p.m., ESPN2 — Glory 40 from Copenhagen, Denmark.

Motorcycle Racing

5 p.m., Ch. 61 — Supercross from East Rutherford, N.J.

Soccer

6:55 a.m., FS1 — Scottish Premier: Celtic at Rangers.

10 a.m., CNBC — Premier League: Bournemouth at Sunderland.

10 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Hull City at Southampton.

12:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Premier League: Burnley at Crystal Palace.

12:30 p.m., Ch. 61 — Bundesliga: Bayern Munich at Wolfsburg.

7:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLS: New York City FC at Columbus Crew.

10 p.m., CSN — MLS: New England Revolution at Seattle Sounders.

Softball

8 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Missouri at Louisiana State.

Tennis

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

Track & Field

12:30 p.m., NBCSN — Penn Relays from Philadelphia.

3 p.m., NBCSN — Drake Relays from Des Moines, Iowa.

CT SUN

Hamson standing out in a crowd for the Sun

Jennifer Hamson, a 6-foot-7 center, has been the most surprising player three days into the Connecticut Sun's training camp, according to general manager and head coach Curt Miller.

Hightower ready to go for Sun after two-year absence

Connecticut Sun guard Allison Hightower is taking part in her first training camp since 2014 after missing the past two seasons to knee surgeries.