COLUMNS

Anybody else out there want to see baseball and football switch seasons?

What if baseball and football switched seasons? Baseball in the fall; football in the spring.

UCONN

UConn's Vital to test NBA waters, but doesn't hire agent

Christian Vital, the UConn sophomore guard, will declare himself eligible for the 2018 NBA Draft but will not hire an agent, the school announced on Friday.

Lister returns to UConn to join Auriemma's coaching staff

UConn graduate assistant coach Jasmine Lister looks on during a game against Cincinnati on Feb. 17, 2016. She rejoined the staff on Thursday. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Jasmine Lister is returning to UConn to join Geno Auriemma's coaching staff.

COLLEGES

Earle Bruce, Ohio State coach who followed Hayes, dies at 87

Ohio State football coach Earle Bruce, right, talks to quarterback Mike Tomczak during a game on Sept. 15, 1984 at Columbus, Ohio.  (Tim Revell/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

Earle Bruce stepped into his dream job, football coach at Ohio State, under most challenging circumstances, replacing the program's revered longtime leader after a fall from grace.

Virginia hires Tina Thompson as women's basketball coach

Virginia hires Tina Thompson to coach its women's basketball team

HIGH SCHOOL

Waterford topples Stonington in the seventh on a phantom grand slam

Waterford's Taylor Lee, right, approaches home plate where her celebrating teammates and home plate umpire Rick Durham look on during Friday's ECC Division II softball game against Stonington at Veterans Field in Waterford. Lee, who cleared the fence with what should have been a walkoff grand slam in the seventh, instead was awarded a two-run double in a 4-2 win because a runner in front of her stopped running the bases. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Sophomore Taylor Lee had the game-winning hit in the bottom of the seventh inning Friday as the Waterford High School softball team defeated Stonington in a battle of ECC Division II unbeatens.

H.S. softball: NFA's Comeau no-hits Norwalk

Norwich Free Academy's Bailey Comeau pitched a no-hitter with 13 strikeouts and four walks, allowing just one earned run, as the 10th-ranked Wildcats defeated Norwalk 5-1 Friday afternoon.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Black Wolves continue their fight for a playoff spot Saturday at Rochester

There’s no breathing room yet … and there isn’t likely to be for the New England Black Wolves.

Local roundup: Fitch freshman Zavala blanks New London in first varsity start

Freshman Ramiro Zavala pitched a five-hitter in his first varsity start as Fitch beat New London 5-0 in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I baseball game on Friday.

Local roundup: Schofner, McCoy spark Vikings to victory

Connor Schofner had three goals and two assists and James McCoy scored three times as the East Lyme boys’ lacrosse team downed Stonington on Thursday, 15-4.

PROFESSIONAL

Callaway, Mets consider options with struggling Harvey

Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey, the ex-Fitch star, struggled again Thursday night in a 12-6 loss at Atlanta, and first-year manager Mickey Callaway has to decide whether Harvey will remain in the rotation. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Callaway says Mets 'still not exactly sure what route we'll go' with struggling starter Matt Harvey

Blue Jays beat Yankees 8-5 as rookie Gurriel stars in debut

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. made an impressive major league debut with two hits and three RBIs as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 8-5

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