Whalen hires Thibault-DuDonis as assistant at Minnesota

Former East Lyme High School girls’ basketball standout Carly Thibault-DuDonis was hired as as a Minnesota women's basketball assistant coach Monday by former Connecticut Sun Lindsay Whalen, recently named the Golden Gophers head coach.

Earle Bruce, Ohio State coach who followed Hayes, dies at 87

Ohio State football coach Earle Bruce, right, talks to quarterback Mike Tomczak during a game on Sept. 15, 1984 at Columbus, Ohio.  (Tim Revell/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

Earle Bruce stepped into his dream job, football coach at Ohio State, under most challenging circumstances, replacing the program's revered longtime leader after a fall from grace.

Virginia hires Tina Thompson as women's basketball coach

Virginia hires Tina Thompson to coach its women's basketball team

Former Lady Vols star Daedra Charles-Furlow dies at 49

Women's Basketball Hall of Famer and former Lady Vols star Daedra Charles-Furlow dies at 49

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Alex Petchark of Waterford is one of the top run producers for the UConn Avery Point baseball team. He's second in RBI with 20, just one behind team leader Mike Chiovitti.

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Minnesota Duluth beats Notre Dame 2-1 for NCAA hockey title

Minnesota Duluth defenseman Justin Wade accepts the NCAA Frozen Four championship trophy after Saturday's 2-1 win over Notre Dame in St. Paul, Minn. (Andy Clayton-King/AP Photo)

Karson Kuhlman leads Minnesota Duluth past Notre Dame 2-1 for NCAA hockey title

New London's Osborne commits to Division I Fairleigh Dickinson women's basketball team

Charee Osborne of New London, pictured in her team photo at Roxbury Community College. (photo courtesy of Roxbury CC athletics)

New London High School graduate Charee Osborne, who spent the last two seasons playing basketball team at Roxbury Community College, has verbally committed to Division I Fairleigh Dickinson.

URI promotes assistant Cox as successor to Dan Hurley

Rhode Island associate head basketball coach David Cox, left, sits on the bench during a Jan. 30 game in Amherst, Mass. Rhode Island announced Wednesday that it promoted Cox to be the head coach. He served as associate head coach for the last four years under Dan Hurley, who left in March to become head coach at UConn. (Jessica Hill/AP Photo)

The University of Rhode Island has promoted David Cox to men's basketball coach

Getting tough: Frost wants Huskers' practices to be physical

Nebraska head coach Scott Frost, right, and offensive line coach Greg Austin, left, shout instructions during spring practice Tuesday in Lincoln, Neb. Unlike the trend in the sport of less contact in practices instead of more, coach Frost wants Huskers' practices to be physical to toughen up his team. (Nati Harnik/AP Photo)

Scott Frost wants to toughen up Huskers with physical practices this spring

UCONN FOOTBALL

UConn kicker Tarbutt finishes spring on a confident note

UConn quarterback David Pindell (5) breaks through the line of scrimmage for a big game during Saturday's annual spring game at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

UConn coach Randy Edsall did his best to replicate real game conditions during Saturday's annual spring football game, including trying to ice placekicker Michael Tarbutt just before halftime.

Hopkins winning willpower battle, making gains for UConn football

UConn running back Nate Hopkins, right, scores in a game against Holy Cross on Aug. 31, 2017, at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

Nate Hopkins, a redshirt sophomore running back from Flower Mound, Texas, had to walk away from some of his favorite foods to be able to run away from defenders on the football field for UConn.

UCONN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Lister returns to UConn to join Auriemma's coaching staff

UConn graduate assistant coach Jasmine Lister looks on during a game against Cincinnati on Feb. 17, 2016. She rejoined the staff on Thursday. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Jasmine Lister is returning to UConn to join Geno Auriemma's coaching staff.

UConn's Moseley named women's basketball coach at BU

UConn assistant coach Marisa Moseley, left, has some advice for Azura Stevens coming out of a time out during a regular-season game against Notre Dame on Dec. 3, 2017. Moseley is leaving UConn to become head coach at her alma mater, Boston University. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Marisa Moseley, an assistant at UConn for nine seasons, was named head coach of the Boston University women's basketball program, her alma mater, on Monday.

Three ex-Huskies are among Top 10 picks in WNBA Draft

UConn's Kia Nurse, right, talks with WNBA oresident Lisa Borders after being selected No. 10 overall by the New York Liberty during Thursday's WNBA Draft in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Three former UConn teammates got to spend some quality time together on Wednesday night, but the one topic never brought up was how their lives would change in about 24 hours later during the 2018 WNBA Draft.

UConn's Stevens skipping final year to enter WNBA draft

UConn's Azura Stevens looks for her shot between a pair of Duke defenders during the Albany Regional semifinals on March 28 in Albany, N.Y. The 6-foot-6 Stevens, who played just one season for the Huskies after transferring from Duke, announced Monday that she was going to give up her final year of eligibility at UConn and enter the WNBA draft on April 12. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

UConn star Azura Stevens giving up last year of eligibility to enter WNBA draft

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Local roundup: CGA baseball team beats Mitchell 8-2

Senior Alex Murdoch's three-run double highlighted a six-run seventh inning as host Coast Guard Academy beat Mitchell 8-2 in a baseball game between the two city rivals.

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Salah leads Liverpool to 5-2 win over Roma in Champions League

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring his second goal during a 5-3 win over Roma in the first leg of Europe's Champions League semifinal Tuesday at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, England. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Mohamed Salah produced two world-class finishes and set up goals for Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino to lead Liverpool to a 5-2 win over former club Roma on Tuesday.

Maple Leafs hope for new ending in Game 7 against Bruins

Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask makes a save on a Maple Leafs shot during Game 4 of the Stanley Cup playoffs series on April 19 at Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

After beating the Bruins in back-to-back elimination games to force their first-round playoff series to the limit — just like they did in 2013 — the Maple Leafs are hoping to finish the job on Wednesday in Game 7 in Boston.

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