COLUMNS

Kids from two intense rivals show us the way ... again

The children led us again on a baseball field on the other side of the state earlier this week,...

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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

Albany seeks 1st NCAA lacrosse title; plays Yale on Saturday

Coach Scott Marr's Albany Great Danes are in their first lacrosse Final Four, and Native American players have played an integral role in the team's success

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

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: UConn advances to AAC baseball final on Stefanski's game-winning hit

Troy Stefanski, a senior from Wheeler High, singled home the game-winning run in the ninth inning to give UConn a 3-2 win over South Florida in the semifinals of the AAC baseball tournament.

Local roundup: Old Lyme softball enters Shoreline tourney on a high note

Old Lyme ended its regular season with a 12-3 win over Morgan in a Shoreline Conference softball game on Thursday.

PROFESSIONAL

Boston bound: LeBron pushes Cavs to Game 7 vs. Celtics

The Cavaliers' LeBron James reacts after making a 3-pointer against Boston during the second half of Game 6 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals on Friday in Cleveland. James scored 46 to lead the Cavaliers to a 109-99 win, tying the series. (Ron Schwane/AP Photo)

LeBron's 44 points leads Cavs to 109-99 win, forces Game 7

Torres homers in fourth straight game as Yankees top Angels

Angels catcher Martin Maldonado watches as the Yankees' Gleyber Torres, left, follows through on a home run during the seventh inning of Friday's game at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees won, 2-1. (Frank Franklin II/AP Photo)

Gleyber Torres became the youngest AL player to homer in four straight games, Aaron Judge threw out two runners from right field and the Yankees beat the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 in the opener of a series showcasing some of the sport's brightest stars

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

6 a.m., ESPN2 — Formula One Monaco Grand Prix practice from Monte Carlo.

9 a.m., ESPN2 — Formula One Monaco Grand Prix qualifying from Monte Carlo.

9 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup Coca-Cola 600 practice from Concord, N.C.

10 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity Alsco 300 qualifying from Concord, N.C.

11 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup Coca-Cola 600 final practice from Concord, N.C.

1 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity Alsco 300 from Concord, N.C.

Baseball

1 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Atlanta Braves at Boston Red Sox. 

1 p.m., YES — NCAA: Pittsburgh vs. Louisville in an Atlantic Coast Conference tournament semifinal from Durham, N.C.

4 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at Milwaukee Brewers.

4 p.m., FS1 — MLB: Kansas City Royals at Texas Rangers.

5 p.m., YES — NCAA: Clemson vs. Florida State in an Atlantic Coast Conference tournament semifinal from Durham, N.C.

7 p.m., Ch. 61, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: Los Angeles Angels at New York Yankees.

10 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers.

Basketball

7 p.m., sun.wnba.com — WNBA: Indiana Fever at Connecticut Sun.

9 p.m., TNT — NBA playoffs: Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors.

Boxing

9 p.m., FS1 — Eddie Ramirez vs. Argenis Mendez in a junior welterweight bout and Tugstsogt Nyambayar vs. Oscar Escandon in a featherweight bout from Biloxi, Miss.

Football

6 p.m., CBSSN — Arena: Washington Valor at Albany Empire. 

Golf

7:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: BMW Championship from Surrey, England.

1 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Fort Worth Invitational from Texas.

1 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Champions: Senior PGA Championship from Benton Harbor, Mich.

3 p.m., Ch. 3 — PGA: Fort Worth Invitational from Texas.

3 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Volvik Championship from Ann Arbor, Mich.

Lacrosse

Noon, ESPN2 — NCAA men: Yale vs. Albany in Division I tournament semifinal from Foxborough, Mass.

2:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Maryland vs. Duke in Division I tournament semifinal from Foxborough, Mass.

Motorcycle Racing

6 p.m., NBCSN — AMA Glen Helen Classic from San Bernardino, Calif.

Rugby

9:30 a.m., NBCSN — English Premiership: Exeter at Saracens in final.

Soccer

2:30 p.m., Ch. 61 — UEFA Champions League: Liverpool vs. Real Madrid in final from Kiev, Ukraine.

3:30 p.m., Lifetime — NWSL: Orlando Pride at Chicago Red Stars.

5:30 p.m., NBCSB — MLS: New England Revolution at Vancouver Whitecaps.

7 p.m., MSG — MLS: Philadelphia Union at New York Red Bulls.

Softball

1 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Arkansas at Oklahoma in Super Regional.

3 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Tennessee at Georgia in Super Regional.

5 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Texas A&M at Florida in Super Regional.

5 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Louisiana State at Florida State in Super Regional.

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Arizona at UCLA in Super Regional. (if necessary)

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Alabama at Washington in Super Regional.

9 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Kentucky at Oregon in Super Regional. (if necessary)

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: South Carolina at Arizona State in Super Regional.

Tennis

6:30 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Geneva Open.

Track & Field

4 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Prefontaine Classic from Eugene, Ore.

CT SUN

Sun want to accomplish as much as they can before they're gone

The Connecticut Sun wanted to capitalize on starting their season with a three-game homestand before playing 13 of the following 16 games on the road. Their 2-0 and host the winless Indiana Fever on Saturday.

Sun storm back to beat Sparks 102-94

Alyssa Thomas (15 points) was one of six Connecticut players to score in double figures as the Sun rallied to beat the Los Angeles Sparks on Thursday night 102-94.