Stonington's Smith wins state decathlon title

Stonington's Shane Smith, shown here competing in the pole vault during the ECC Division II indoor track and field championships on Feb. 3, won the CIAC state decathlon championship on Wednesday at Manchester High School. (Sarah Gordon/The Day/File)

Stonington's Shane Smith captured the CIAC state decathlon championship on Wednesday at Manchester High School.

2018 ECC Award Winners / Track & Field

Following are 2018 Eastern Connecticut Conference track & field all-stars, sportsmanship and scholar-athlete award winners: Boys Division I Long jump, Jahiem Spruill (NFA); triple jump,...

Stonington's Dellacono wins State Open singles title with dominating performance

Stonington's Gabby Dellacono celebrates with coach George Crouse after the defeating Staples' Alyssa DiMaio 6-1, 6-1 in the State Open girls' tennis singles championship match on Wednesday at the Connecticut Tennis Center in New Haven. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Top-seeded Gabby Dellacono won one for the Stonington High School history books Wednesday, claiming the State Open singles title over No. 6 Alyssa DiMaio 6-1, 6-1 at the Connecticut Tennis Center.

Waterford's Burrows drafted by Pirates in 11th round

In this June 2017 file photo, Waterford's Mike Burrows throws a pitch during the Class M quarterfinals at Waterford High School. Burrows was selected in the 11th round of Major League Baseball's annual amateur draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday. The right-handed pitcher was the No. 324 overall pick and must decide whether to sign with the Pirates or attend UConn, where he made a commitment during his junior season in 2017.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Waterford High School's Mike Burrows was selected in the 11th round of Major League Baseball's annual amateur draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates today.

Hand beats Waterford in Class M boys' lax semifinal

Waterford's Kevin Close (12) shares an embraced with a teammate after the Lancers were beaten by Hand 15-5 in Wednesday's Class M boys' lacrosse tourney semifinal at West Haven High School. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

The season ended for the Waterford boys’ lacrosse team just as it had last season — a tournament loss, albeit after they'd taken the program to new places. They lost to Hand on Wednesday, 15-5, in their first CIAC Class M semifinal.

COLUMNS

Ollie did enough wrong to warrant his firing by UConn

University officials brought him here to clean up Jim Calhoun’s debris, lest we forget that...

UCONN

UConn football camp provides an opportunity for players to get noticed

UConn head football coach Randy Edsall huddles his team before they start spring workout drills on March 2 at the Burton Family Football Complex in Storrs. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Eleven members of this fall's incoming recruiting class, including Khyon Gillespie and Oneil Robinson II of Capital Prep Magnet School in Hartford, previously attended UConn football camp.

UConn: Ollie fired for impermissible contact, workouts

UConn coach Kevin Ollie, right, gestures during a game against Rutgers on March 5, 2014 at Storrs. Assistant coach Glen Miller is at left. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

The University of Connecticut fired men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie after finding NCAA violations that included improper training sessions and improper contact with recruits.

Adams building a strong relationship with Hurley

UConn guard Jalen Adams drives past Auburn guard Bryce Brown during a game last season at Auburn. Adams is returning for his senior season and is developing a strong relationship with new head coach Dan Hurley. (Julie Bennett/AL.com via AP/File)

UConn's new men's basketball coach Dan Hurley has great expecations for star guard Jalen Adams ... and that's just fine with Adams.

COLLEGES

Gators chomped: Arkansas off to CWS finals, tops Florida 5-2

Arkansas' Casey Martin gestures after scoring on an RBI single against Florida in the first inning of Friday's College World Series in Omaha, Neb. The Razorbacks beat top-seeded Florida, 5-2, to both earn a spot in the finals and elimate the defending national champions. (Nati Harnik/AP Photo)

Gators chomped: Arkansas off to College World Series finals with 5-2 win over defending national champions

Oregon State stays alive at College World Series

Oregon State's Brandon Eisert pitches against Mississippi State in the seventh inning of Friday's College World Series in Omaha, Neb. Oregon State won, 12-2. (Nati Harnik/AP Photo)

Oregon State used a five-run second inning to build a big lead and beat Mississippi State 12-2 in the College World Series on Friday to set up a bracket final rematch.

Gators hold off Texas Tech 9-6 at CWS to make bracket final

Florida's JJ Schwarz looks skyward after hitting a two-run home run against Texas Tech during the sixth inning of Thursday's College World Series elimination game in Omaha, Neb. Florida won 9-6. (Nati Harnik/AP Photo)

Gators hold off Texas Tech 9-6 at College World Series to make bracket final

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Lungarini named executive director of CAS

Pomperaug High School Principal Glenn Lungarini was named executive director of the Connecticut Association of Schools on Friday.

Local roundup: UConn men release non-league schedule

Two former Big East rivals, including defending national champion Villanova, are featured non-conference foes on the UConn men's basketball schedule for the 2018-19 season.

PROFESSIONAL

Brian Harman takes lead at Travelers Championship

Bubba Watson tries to coax his putt in for a birdie on the eighth hole during second-round action of the Travelers Championship on Friday at Cromwell. (John Woike/Hartford Courant via AP)

Brian Harman shot a 66 on Friday to move to 10-under par and into first place after the morning rounds at the Travelers Championship.

Dahlin to Sabres, Svechnikov to Canes to start NHL draft

The top three picks at Friday's NHL draft, from left, Rasmus Dahlin (Buffalo Sabres), Andrei Svechnikov (Carolina Hurricanes), and Jesperi Kotkaniemi (Montreal Canadians) pose for a photo in Dallas. (Michael Ainsworth/AP Photo)

Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin went first overall to the Buffalo Sabres and Russian winger Andrei Svechnikov second to the Carolina Hurricanes in the two most predictable developments of Friday's NHL draft.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

6:55 a.m., ESPN2 — Formula One French Grand Prix practice from Le Castellet, France.

9:55 a.m., ESPN2 — Formula One French Grand Prix qualifying from Le Castellet, France.

1:30 p.m., FS1 — NHRA Summit Racing Equipment Nationals qualifying from Norwalk, Ohio. (taped today)

2:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup Toyota/Save Mart 350 qualifying from Sonoma, Calif.

6:30 p.m., NBCSN — IndyCar Kohler Grand Prix qualifying from Elkhart Lake, Wis.

8:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Eaton 200 from Madison, Ill.

Baseball

2 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Texas Rangers at Minnesota Twins.

4 p.m., FS1, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays.

6 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — NYP: Brooklyn Cyclones at Connecticut Tigers.

7 p.m., Ch. 61, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Seattle Mariners at Boston Red Sox.

7 p.m., WOR (710-AM) — MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets.

8 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Mississippi State vs. Oregon in College World Series from Omaha, Neb.

8 p.m., MLB NetworkMLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Los Angeles Angels. (joined in progress)

Boxing

8 p.m., ESPN2 — Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Juan Carlos Salgado in a junior welterweight bout from Los Angeles.

Football

7:30 p.m., CBSSN — Arena: Albany Empire at Baltimore Brigade.

Golf

8 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: BMW International Open from Pulheim, Germany.

1 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Travelers Championship from Cromwell.

3 p.m., Ch. 3 — PGA: Travelers Championship from Cromwell.

3 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: NW Arkansas Championship from Rogers.

5 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: American Family Insurance Championship from Madison, Wis. (taped today)

11 p.m., Golf Channel — Asian Tour: Korea Open from Cheonan, South Korea.

Horse Racing

9 a.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Diamond Jubilee Stakes from Ascot, England.

Lacrosse

6 p.m., NBCSB — MLL: New York Lizards at Boston Cannons.

Motorcycle Racing

3 p.m., NBCSN — AMA Tennessee National from Blountville.

5 p.m., NBCSN — American Flat Track OKC Mile from Oklahoma City.

Soccer

8 a.m., Ch. 61 — World Cup: Belgium vs. Tunisia from Moscow.

11 a.m., Ch. 61 — World Cup: South Korea vs. Mexico from Rostov-on-Don, Russia.

2 p.m., Ch. 61 — World Cup: Germany vs. Sweden from Sochi, Russia.

7 p.m., ESPNews — NWSL: Orlando Pride at Washington Spirit.

Tennis

5:30 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Gerry Weber Open from Halle, Germany; Queen's Club Championships from London.

Track & Field

4 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — USATF Outdoor Championships from Des Moines, Iowa.