NHL roundup

The Flyers' Travis Konecny reacts after scoring during the second period of Thursday's game against the Rangers in Philadelphia. The Flyers won, 4-3. (Matt Slocum/AP Photo)

Travis Konecny scored twice, Claude Giroux had three assists and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the New York Rangers 4-3 on Thursday night.

Starting goaltenders battling fatigue as playoffs loom

Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy makes a blocker save on a shot by the Rangers during the third period of a March 8 game in Tampa, Fla. The Lightning won, 5-3. (Chris O'Meara/AP Photo)

Starting NHL goaltenders battle physical and mental fatigue late in the season as they make a push for the playoffs

No playoffs for Blackhawks for first time since 2008

The Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews reaches for the puck next to Colorado's Tyson Jost during the second period of Monday's game in Chicago. (David Banks/AP Photo)

No playoffs for Chicago Blackhawks for first time since 2008


Hurley reminds us all that the UConn brand 'transcends the conference'

The rebirth of UConn sports happened Friday with three little words. And it was Danny Hurley, the...



Schwartz scores twice, Blues beat Bruins 2-1 in OT

The Blues' Chris Thorburn checks Boston's Nick Holden during the first period of Wednesday's game in St. Louis. The Blues won in overtime, 2-1. (Bill Boyce/AP Photo)

Jaden Schwartz scored his second goal of the game 30 seconds into overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins

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The Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist is upended by Columbus' Matt Calvert and New York's John Gilmour as they battle for control of the puck during the third period of Tuesday's game at Madison Square Garden. The Blue Jackets won 5-3. (Julie Jacobson/AP Photo)

Artemi Panarin had three goals and an assist, Sergei Bobrovsky made 29 saves and the Columbus Blue Jackets extended their winning streak to nine games with a 5-3 victory over the New York Rangers

Atkinson scores in OT to lift Blue Jackets past Bruins, 5-4

Boston's Tuukka Rask looks back as the winning goal by Columbus' Cam Atkinson goes into the net during overtime in Monday's game at TD Garden. Bruins defenseman Torey Krug looks on. Columbus won, 5-4. (Charles Krupa/AP Photo)

Cam Atkinson scored 2:55 into overtime to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 5-4 victory over Boston for their eighth straight victory, spoiling a splendid NHL debut for Bruins forward Ryan Donato


UConn, Stevens set to meet Duke in NCAA Sweet 16

UConn goes through its warm-up exercises at the start of practice on Friday in Albany, N.Y., where the top-seeded Huskies will play No. 5 Duke in the NCAA Sweet 16 on Saturday. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

No. 1 UConn, Stevens meet No. 5 Duke in NCAA Sweet 16 on Saturday in Albany, N.Y.

Dan Hurley takes over his 'dream job' at UConn

Dan Hurley addresses the crowd after being introduced as the next head coach of the men's basketball program Friday, March 23, 2018 at the Werth Familiy UConn Basketball Champions Center in Storrs.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Hurley was introduced at afternoon press conference at the Werth Familiy UConn Basketball Champions Center.


Noles roll: Florida State beats Gonzaga 75-60 in third NCAA upset

Florida State's Terance Mann shoots against Gonzaga's Johnathan Williams during the second half of Thursday's NCAA tournament regional semifinal in Los Angeles. Florida State won, 75-60. (Alex Gallardo/AP Photo)

Terance Mann scored 18 points and the ninth-seeded Seminoles advanced to the Elite Eight with a 75-60 victory over Gonzaga

Loyola continues improbable NCAA run with 69-68 win over Nevada

Loyola of Chicago guard Marques Townes (5) celebrates after hitting a late 3-pointer to lift the Ramblers to a 69-68 win over Nevada in the South Regional semifinal in Atlanta on Thursday night and a spot in the NCAA tournament's Elite Eight. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Marques Townes scores 18 points, including 3-pointer with 6.3 seconds remaining, to lead Loyola past Nevada 69-68


Local roundup: Cheung officially takes over as Avery Point men's basketball coach

Sam Cheung, who served as "the coach in waiting" during UConn Avery Point's recently concluded men's basketball season, was officially elevated to head coach on Friday, athletic director Roger Bidwell announced.

Local roundup: CGA men hand N.Y. Maritime first lacrosse loss

Waterford basketball coach Bill Bassett waves the net to conclude a net-cutting assembly with the student body on Thursday morning at the Francis X. Sweeney Fieldhouse. The Lancers won the CIAC Division III state title on Sunday morning, but were unable to take the traditional cutting of the net due to additional games being played at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Riley McNulty had three goals and four assists as Coast Guard Academy outlasted New York Maritime 12-8 in a non-conference men's lacrosse game on Thursday night.

Black Wolves play back-to-back games to stay in the playoff race

The New England Black Wolves, meanwhile, lead the National Lacrosse League Eastern Division with a record of 6-5 and still face a grueling finish to their 18-game regular-season schedule if they wish to make their third straight playoff appearance.


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San Francisco Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is hurt for the second straight year, breaking a bone in his pitching hand when hit by a line drive off the bat of Kansas City's Whit Merrifield during a spring training game on Friday.

Reed topples Spieth as top seeds fall in Match Play

Jordan Spieth, left, and opponent Patrick Reed, right, share a laugh after Spieth lost the round in round-robin play at the Dell Technologies Match Play tournament on Friday at Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

In a showdown that turned sloppy, Patrick Reed nearly holed a wedge to seize control and finished off Jordan Spieth with a 40-foot birdie putt from behind the 17th green to advance to the weekend of the Dell Technologies Match Play.


Auto Racing

1 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Alpha Energy Solutions 250 practice from Martinsville, Va.

3 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Alpha Energy Solutions 250 final practice from Martinsville, Va.


1 p.m., ESPN, YES — Spring training: Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees from Tampa, Fla.

1 p.m., SNY — Spring training: St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets from Port St. Lucie, Fla.

4 p.m., MLB Network — Spring training: Cincinnati Reds at Colorado Rockies from Scottsdale, Ariz.

9:30 p.m., MLB Network — Spring training: Texas Rangers at San Diego Padres from Peoria, Ariz.


7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA women: Oregon State vs. Baylor in Division I tournament from Lexington, Ky.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: North Carolina State vs. Mississippi State in Division I tournament from Kansas City, Mo.

7 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Denver Nuggets at Washington Wizards.

7:07 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Clemson vs. Kansas in Division I tournament from Omaha, Neb.

7:27 p.m., TBS — NCAA men: Villanova vs. West Virginia in Division I tournament from Boston.

7:30 p.m., MSG — NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at New York Knicks.

7:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors.

8 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA women: Central Missouri vs. Ashland in Division II final from Sioux Falls, S.D.

9:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA women: Louisville vs. Stanford in Division I tournament from Lexington, Ky. (time approximate)

9:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: UCLA vs. Texas in Division I tournament from Kansas City, Mo. (time approximate)

9:37 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Duke vs. Syracuse in Division I tournament from Omaha, Neb. (time approximate)

9:57 p.m., TBS — NCAA men: Purdue vs. Texas Tech in Division I tournament from Boston. (time approximate)

10 p.m., NBCSB, NBA TV — NBA: Boston Celtics at Portland Trail Blazers.


7 p.m., NBCSN — Canada vs. United States in Women's World Championship from North Bay, Ontario.

Figure Skating

1:30 p.m., NBCSN — World Championships ice dance short program from Milan. (taped today)

3:30 p.m., NBCSN — World Championships women's free program from Milan. (taped today)


10:30 a.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Corales Resort Championship from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

2 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Dell Technologies Match Play from Austin, Texas.

8:30 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Kia Classic from Carlsbad, Calif. (taped today)

10:30 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Rapiscan Systems Classic from Biloxi, Miss. (taped today) 


3 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Michigan Tech vs. Notre Dame in Division I tournament from Bridgeport.

4 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: St. Cloud State vs. Air Force in Division I tournament from Sioux Falls, S.D.

6:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Providence vs. Clarkson in Division I tournament from Bridgeport.

8:30 p.m., NESN — NHL: Boston Bruins at Dallas Stars.


10 p.m., NBCSN — English Permiership: Exeter at Bath. (taped today)


10:25 p.m., FS1 — Men's exhibition: Mexico vs. Iceland from Santa Clara, Calif.


11 a.m., Tennis Channel — Miami Open from Key Biscayne, Fla.

7 p.m., Tennis Channel — Miami Open from Key Biscayne, Fla.