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: 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 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

Clemson's Swinney not worried despite several QB transfers

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney not concerned about losing quarterback depth after several of his passers transferred out of the program this offseason

LOCAL ROUNDUP

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.

Schooners back for another summer with a new look

One hour before first pitch, there's a flurry of activity at the Shipyard, home of the Mystic Schooners.

Southard promoted to CGA's assistant AD for media relations

Coast Guard Academy's Jason Southard has been elevated to assistant athletic director for media relations after completing his 23rd season as the director of athletic media relations.

PROFESSIONAL

Celtics pick Texas A&M's Robert Williams in NBA draft

Celtics coach Brad Stevens speaks during Thursday's news conference in Boston after the team selected Robert Williams of Texas A&M with the 27th pick in the NBA Draft. (Elise Amendola/AP Photo)

The Boston Celtics have selected Texas A&M power forward Robert Williams with the No. 27 pick in the NBA draft

Porcello allows 1 hit through 7; Red Sox beat Twins 9-2

Rick Porcello of the Red Sox throws a pitch in the first inning of Thursday's game against the Twins at Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Rick Porcello allowed one hit in seven innings, Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi homered, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 9-2 Thursday to avoid a series sweep.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

5:55 a.m., ESPNU — Formula One French Grand Prix practice from Le Castellet, France.

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

5:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup Toyota/Save Mart 350 final practice from Sonoma, Calif.

Baseball

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

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

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

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

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

8 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Arkansas vs. Florida in College World Series from Omaha, Neb.

Basketball

7 p.m., NBCSB — WNBA: Connecticut Sun at Atlanta Dream.

7:30 p.m., FS1 — Big3 from Houston.

10 p.m., ESPN2 — WNBA: New York Liberty at Las Vegas Aces.

Boxing

10 p.m., Showtime — Claressa Shields vs. Hanna Gabriels and Christina Hammer vs. Tori Nelson in women's middleweight bouts from Detroit.

Football

7 p.m., ESPN2 — CFL: Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Montreal Alouettes.

Golf

5:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: BMW International Open from Pulheim, Germany.

12:30 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: American Family Insurance Championship from Madison, Wis.

3:30 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Travelers Championship from Cromwell.

6:30 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: NW Arkansas Championship from Rogers.

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

Hockey

7:30 p.m., NBCSN — NHL Draft from Dallas.

Horse Racing

8:30 a.m., NBCSN — Coronation Stakes and Commonwealth Cup from Ascot, England.

Soccer

8 a.m., FS1 — World Cup: Brazil vs. Costa Rica from St. Petersburg, Russia.

11 a.m., Ch. 61 — World Cup: Nigeria vs. Iceland from Volgograd, Russia.

2 p.m., Ch. 61 — World Cup: Serbia vs. Switzerland from Kaliningrad, Russia.

Talk Show

6:05 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — Sports Talk with Bill Donovan.

Tennis

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

Track & Field

11 p.m., NBCSN — USATF Outdoor Championships from Des Moines, Iowa. (taped today)