COLUMNS

Joe and Nancy Baude personify what turns cities into communities

A ceremony Monday honoring Mr. and Mrs. New London, otherwise known as Joe and Nancy Baude, brought...

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UCONN

Vital decides to return to UConn for junior season

UConn guard Christian Vital, who was exploring his NBA draft chances without using an agent, announced Monday he will return to the Huskies for his junior season and play for new head coach Dan Hurley. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

UConn backcourt veteran Christian Vital has decided to return for his junior season.

No. 22 UConn splits with No. 9 East Carolina to win three-games series

UConn completed its regular season by splitting an AAC baseball doubleheader with No. 9 East Carolina on Friday, losing the opener 6-3 before winning the second game 4-2.

COLLEGES

Calhoun says he expects to coach DIII Saint Joseph

Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun says he expects to be on the bench at the tiny Division III University of Saint Joseph in the fall, but still has some contractual issues with UConn to work out before that can be possible

Albany coach Scott Marr: NCAA lacrosse tourney a crapshoot

Maryland players cut the net to celebrate their 9-6 win over Ohio State in the Division I men's lacrosse final on May 29, 2017 at Gillette Stadium. Maryland is the top seed in this year's tournament, which starts its first round on Saturday. (Elise Amendola/AP Photo)

Reigning champion Maryland is the top seed as the NCAA men's lacrosse tournament begins

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Avery Point baseball falls short in quest to repeat as East District champs

UConn Avery Point's Ryan Bagdasarian, right, comforts teammate Collin Bakken after the Pointers lost the NJCAA Division II East District baseball title game to Monroe (N.Y.) Community College, 4-3 in 10 innings, at Washington Park in Groton on Monday. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Monroe Community Collee rallied for two runs in the bottom of the 10th inning to beat UConn Avery Point 4-3 in the NJCAA Division II East District baseball championship.

UConn Avery Point advances to East District tourney championship round

Avery Point (30-11-1) advances to the championship round Monday. It will have to beat Monroe Community College (29-18) twice to win the three-team, double-elimination tournament. Baseball action begins at noon at Washington Park.

Local roundup: Silva, Porazzi lead Waterford past Lyman in baseball

Bobby Silva pitched five innings for the win and was 3-for-3 as Waterford beat Lyman Memorial 7-0 in a high school baseball game on Sunday.

PROFESSIONAL

Stanley Cup-bound Vegas turning impossible into possible

Vegas' Erik Haula and Jonathan Marchessault celebrate after beating the Jets on Sunday, 2-1, to win Game 5 of the NHL Western Conference Finals and the series Sunday in Winnipeg. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press/AP Photo)

The Vegas Golden Knights are headed to the Stanley Cup Final after beating the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 to win the Western Conference final series in five games

French Open organizers won't give Serena Williams a seeding

Serena Williams returns to Naomi Osaka during the Miami Open on March 21 in Key Biscayne, Fla. Several of Williams' biggest rivals believe that the 23-time Grand Slam champion deserves more than just a guaranteed spot in the French Open draw. Williams, who is expected to play her first major since returning from maternity leave, should also receive a top seed that befits the No. 1 ranking she held when she left the tour, the players say. (Lynne Sladky/AP Photo)

French Open organizers will not give Serena Williams a seeding

ON THE AIR

Baseball

6 p.m., NESN — IL: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders at Pawtucket Red Sox. 

7 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: Miami Marlins at New York Mets.

8 p.m., WCTX, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Texas Rangers.

11 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers. (joined in progress)

Basketball

8:30 p.m., ESPN — NBA playoffs: Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers.

Golf

4 p.m., Golf Channel — NCAA women: Division I Championships individual play from Stillwater, Okla.

Hockey

8 p.m., NBCSN — NHL playoffs: Tampa Bay Lightning at Washington Capitals.

Soccer

2:30 p.m., FS1 — Bundesliga playoffs: Wolfsburg at Holstein Kiel.

Tennis

6 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Geneva Open.

CT SUN

Sun rout Aces in record fashion, 101-65

Connecticut Sun forward Chiney Ogwumike celebrates the basket after being fouled by Las Vegas Aces forward Tamera Young (1) in the first half of Sunday's WNBA game at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Sun won 101-65.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Alyssa Thomas had 13 points, six assists and a career-high 17 rebounds as the Connecticut Sun set a WNBA record Sunday for the largest margin of victory in a season-opener with a 101-65 rout of the Las Vegas Aces.

Sun begin their 16th WNBA season on Sunday with great expectations

Coach Curt Miller and the Connecticut Sun begin their 2018 WNBA season on Sunday against the Las Vegas Aces at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Connecticut Sun Chiney Ogwumike calls the team "a band of misfits" because they doesn't have a superstar. They're nonetheless talented, deep, and, for the first time in years, expected to contend for a WNBA title.