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

NEWMAC honors Coast Guard Academy lacrosse, softball

The Coast Guard Academy was rewarded for a successful spring season with numerous All-New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference selections in lacrosse and softball.

East Lyme's Vurno leads Elms women's lacrosse to its first NCAA tournament berth

East Lyme High School graduate Vanessa Vurno had six goals and three assists Saturday to lead the Elms College women's lacrosse team to its first NECC title and a berth in the upcoming NCAA Division III tournament. Vurno was named MVP of the league tournament. (Photo courtesy of Elms College Athletics)

While preparing for and taking final exams in her demanding nursing major, East Lyme's Vanessa Vurno also is getting ready for Elms College's first ever NCAA tournament appearance in women's lacrosse.

Group: NCAA reforms should go further amid FBI hoops probe

Saint Joseph's head coach Phil Martelli watches his team during a game against George Mason on March 9 in the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics supports recent reform proposals to the NCAA amid a federal corruption investigation into college basketball — but wants the NCAA to do more.

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,...

UCONN FOOTBALL

UConn spring football schedule will no longer include Blue-White Game

UConn football coach Randy Edsall said Thursday that the program’s spring 2019 schedule has been adjusted and the annual spring game will be replaced by a Youth Clinic and Fan Appreciation Function on Saturday, April 6.

Jets select UConn's Fatukasi in sixth round of NFL draft

UConn defensive lineman Foley Fatukasi was selected in the sixth round of the NFL draft by the New York Jets on Saturday.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

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

Rockets beat Warriors 98-94 to take series lead, but Paul injures hamstring

The Rockets' Eric Gordon guards Golden State's Klay Thompson during the first half in Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference finals on Thursday in Houston. Gordon came off the bench to score 24 as the Rockets won, 98-94, to take a 3-2 series lead. (David J. Phillip/AP Photo)

Eric Gordon came off the bench to score 24 points and his steal on Golden State's last possession secured a 98-94 win by the Houston Rockets to put them up 3-2 in the Western Conference finals on Thursday night

Snell goes six scoreless innings, Rays beat Red Sox 6-3

Denard Span of the Rays, left, scores as Red Sox catcher Sandy Leon can't hang onto the ball on a fielder's choice by Wilson Ramos during the first inning of Thursday's game at St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Blake Snell threw six scoreless innings, Wilson Ramos drove in two runs, and the Tampa Bay Rays avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Boston Red Sox 6-3 on Thursday night.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

11 a.m., NBCSN — Indianapolis 500 Carb Day practice.

12:30 p.m., NBCSN — IndyCar Indy Lights Freedom 100 from Indianapolis.

1:30 p.m., NBCSN — IndyCar Indianapolis 500 Carb Day pit stop challenge.

Baseball

11 a.m., YES — NCAA: Louisville vs. Duke in Atlantic Coast Conference tournament from Durham, N.C.

2 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs.

7 p.m., theday.com — High school: Waterford vs. East Lyme in Eastern Connecticut Conference tournament final from Groton.

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

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

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

Basketball

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

Golf

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

1 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Senior PGA Championship from Benton Harbor, Mich.

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

7 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Volvik Championship from Ann Arbor, Mich. (taped today)

Softball

5 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Arkansas at Oklahoma in Super Regional.

5 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Tennessee at Georgia in Super Regional.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Texas A&M at Florida in Super Regional.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Louisiana State at Florida State in Super Regional.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Arizona at UCLA in Super Regional.

9 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Alabama at Washington in Super Regional.

11 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Kentucky at Oregon in Super Regional.

11 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: South Carolina at Arizona State in Super Regional.

Tennis

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

Track & Field

10:30 p.m., NBCSN — Prefontaine Classic from Eugene, Ore.