Salah challenges Ronaldo's supremacy in Champions League

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah kicks a ball Friday during a training session at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine, ahead of the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

For once in a Champions League final, Cristiano Ronaldo will yield the spotlight to another player sweeping up the adulation and personal acclaim: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah.

Hanley Ramirez designated for assignment by Red Sox

The Red Sox designated Hanley Ramirez for assignment Friday to make room for Dustin Pedroia on the 25-man roster as Pedroia returns from the disabled list. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Hanley Ramirez was designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox, who are responsible for the $15.25 remaining on his contract but avoided him triggering a $22 million salary for 2019

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.

Kyle Busch captures pole at Charlotte; Harvick starts last

Kyle Busch, center, signs autographs before practice for the NASCAR Cup race on Thursday at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Kyle Busch will start at the front of the field Sunday in the Coca-Cola 600, and NASCAR Cup Series points leader Kevin Harvick will begin in the rear.

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,...

LATEST VIDEO

PRO BASEBALL

Hanley Ramirez designated for assignment by Red Sox

The Red Sox designated Hanley Ramirez for assignment Friday to make room for Dustin Pedroia on the 25-man roster as Pedroia returns from the disabled list. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Hanley Ramirez was designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox, who are responsible for the $15.25 remaining on his contract but avoided him triggering a $22 million salary for 2019

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.

Red Sox rally in ninth, Price helps three-hit Rays in 4-1 win

Red Sox pitcher David Price throws a pitch in the third inning of Wednesday's game against the Rays at St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

Xander Bogaerts sparked a three-run rally in the ninth inning, David Price pitched the bulk of a three-hitter and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight win.

PRO FOOTBALL

Pro leagues, NCAA weighing options on Supreme Court's gambling ruling

NFL wants Congress to enact framework for legalized sports betting in wake of Supreme Court's ruling

Chuck Knox, former Rams, Seahawks, Bills coach, dies at 86

In this Dec. 31, 1983 file photo Seattle Seahawks coach Chuck Knox listening during a news conference in Miami. Knox died Saturday evening, the Seahawks confirmed on Sunday. He was 86. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, file)

Chuck Knox, the former NFL coach who took the Los Angeles Rams to three straight NFC championship games and also led the Seattle Seahawks and Buffalo Bills, has died. He was 86.

Hubbard's career changed in dodgeball, led him to Bengals

Bengals defensive end Sam Hubbard participates in the team's rookie minicamp on Friday in Cincinnati. Hubbard was playing dodgeball when Ohio State coach Urban Meyer first noticed him. He wound up playing defensive end for the Buckeyes and now he will be suiting up for his hometown Bengals. (John Minchillo/AP Photo)

A visit from Urban Meyer during his high school dodgeball game was the beginning of Sam Hubbard's journey to the NFL

Tessitore, Witten, McFarland, Salters on ESPN 'MNF' crew

In this Sept. 20, 2014, file photo, Joe Namath, left, visits with Joe Tessitore on the set of SEC Nation in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Alabama Media Group, Vasha Hunt)

Joe Tessitore calls his new gig at ESPN a "legacy job."

PRO BASKETBALL

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

Alarmed: LeBron, Cavs facing win-or-else Game 6 vs Celtics

Cavaliers forward LeBron James, left, is pressured by Celtics forward Marcus Morris (13) during Game 5 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday at Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue was answering a question about Boston's defense on LeBron James during a teleconference when he tripped the security system at his home.

Celtics beat Cavs 96-83 in Game 5, lead East finals 3-2

Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) celebrates near the end of Game 5 against the NBA playoff series against the Cavaliers on Wednesday at Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Jayson Tatum scored 24 and Al Horford had 15 points and 12 rebounds to help the Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-83 on Wednesday night and take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals.

PRO HOCKEY

Ovechkin, Capitals headed to Stanley Cup Final vs. Vegas

Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) watches as left wing Alex Ovechkin celebrates while holding the Prince of Wales trophy after the Capitals defeated the Lightning 4-0 in Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday at Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

Alex Ovechkin is thrilled, though hardly satisfied.

Ovechkin, Holtsby shine in Game 7, Caps beat Lightning 4-0

Washington Capitals left wing Andre Burakovsky, center, celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning with Dmitry Orlov, left, and Lars Eller during the second period of Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday at Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

Alex Ovechkin scored early and Andre Burakovsky added two second-period goals to help the Washington Capitals to a 4-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final Wednesday night.

Capitals rough up Lightning to force Game 7 in East final

Tampa Bay's Ondrej Palat gets hit by the Capitals' Devante Smith-Pelly during the second period of Game 6 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals on Monday in Washington. The Capitals won, 3-0, to force a Game 7 on Wednesday. (Alex Brandon/AP Photo)

T.J. Oshie and Devante Smith-Pelly scored, Braden Holtby stopped all 24 shots he faced and the Washington Capitals beat up the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-0 to even the Eastern Conference final and force a deciding Game 7

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.

MORE PRO SPORTS

Alarmed: LeBron, Cavs facing win-or-else Game 6 vs Celtics

Cavaliers forward LeBron James, left, is pressured by Celtics forward Marcus Morris (13) during Game 5 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday at Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue was answering a question about Boston's defense on LeBron James during a teleconference when he tripped the security system at his home.

Ovechkin, Capitals headed to Stanley Cup Final vs. Vegas

Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) watches as left wing Alex Ovechkin celebrates while holding the Prince of Wales trophy after the Capitals defeated the Lightning 4-0 in Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday at Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

Alex Ovechkin is thrilled, though hardly satisfied.

Serena could face Sharapova in 4th round at French Open

Serena Williams holds her trophy after defeating her sister Venus in the women's singles final at the Australian Open on Jan. 28, 2017 at Melbourne. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova could meet in the fourth round of the French Open thanks to the draw on Thursday.

Celtics beat Cavs 96-83 in Game 5, lead East finals 3-2

Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) celebrates near the end of Game 5 against the NBA playoff series against the Cavaliers on Wednesday at Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Jayson Tatum scored 24 and Al Horford had 15 points and 12 rebounds to help the Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-83 on Wednesday night and take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals.

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.