The CIAC got it right in basketball, but there's more work to do

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Summers, Joseph among top performers at UConn's pro day

UConn defensive back Jamar Summers, right, tackles Tulsa running back Shamari Brooks (3) on Oct. 21, 2017 in a game at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

The countless hours of grueling workouts, the years of dreaming of playing professional football came down to a couple of pressure-packed hours working out for scouts and coaches inside the Shenkman Training Center on Wednesday morning.

Waiting game continues as Hurley ponders decision

Rhode Island's head coach Dan Hurley takes questions during a March 14 news conference for an NCAA tournament first-round game in Pittsburgh. (Keith Srakocic/AP Photo)

The waiting game continued into Wednesday night, as the local college basketball world waited for Dan Hurley's decision about his coaching future.


Bracket-busting South Region: Kentucky & Those Other Guys

Loyola-Chicago guard Clayton Custer (13) shoots over Tennessee's Jordan Bowden (23) and Jordan Bone (0) in the NCAA tournament game on March 17 at Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

With the exception of Kentucky, which knows its way around Atlanta all too well, no one could've expected these teams to need directions to the NCAA's South Regional.

West Region without its top 2 seeds in NCAA Tournament

Florida State's PJ Savoy celebrates after upsetting top-seeded Xavier on Sunday, 75-70, in an NCAA tournament second-round game in Nashville, Tenn. (Mark Humphrey/AP Photo)

Gonzaga, Michigan and Texas A&M are no strangers to the Sweet 16.


Local roundup: Conn, Coast Guard swimmers earn honorable mention All-America honors

Coast Guard Academy sophomore Joe Rodriguez earned honorable mention All-America honors and was part of the 200 medley relay which did the same to highlight the first day of the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships on Wednesday.

Local college notes

Two Coast Guard Academy athletes earned weekly honors from the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference.

Local college roundup: UConn tops CCSU in baseball

Thad Phillips' three-run homer capped a four-run top of the 10th inning as UConn beat Central Connecticut State 7-3 in a nonleague baseball game on Tuesday.


NBA roundup

Toronto's Jakob Poeltl, left, and Pascal Siakam defend against the Cavaliers' LeBron James during the first half of Wednesday's game in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won, 132-129. (Tony Dejak/AP Photo)

LeBron James has 35 points and 17 assists as undermanned Cavs beat Eastern Conference-leading Raptors 132-129

Yanks' Stanton says he's prepared for scrutiny in New York

Giancarlo Stanton of the Yankees glares at Pirates relief pitcher Brett McKinney after he was hit with a pitch during the third inning of a spring training game on March 15 at Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Giancarlo Stanton says he is prepared for the scrutiny he will attract during his first season with the New York Yankees.



1 p.m., ESPN2 — Spring training: New York Yankees at Minnesota Twins from Fort Myers, Fla.

4 p.m., MLB Network — Spring training: Kansas City Royals at Milwaukee Brewers from Phoenix.

6 p.m., SNY — Spring training: Washington Nationals at New York Mets from Port St. Lucie, Fla.


7 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Orlando Magic.

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Ferris State vs. West Texas A&M in Division II semifinal from Sioux Falls, S.D.

7:07 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Loyola-Chicago vs. Nevada in Division I tournament from Atlanta.

7:37 p.m., TBS — NCAA men: Michigan vs. Texas A&M in Division I tournament from Los Angeles.

9:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Queens (N.C.) vs. Northern State in Division II semifinal from Sioux Falls, S.D. (time approximate)

9:37 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Kansas vs. Kentucky in Division I tournament from Atlanta. (time approximate)

10:07 p.m., TBS — NCAA men: Florida State vs. Gonzaga in Division I tournament from Los Angeles. (time approximate)


9 p.m., ESPN2 — Ryan Garcia vs. Fernando Vargas in a junior lightweight bout from Indio, Calif.

Figure Skating

Noon, NBCSN — World Championships men's short program from Milan. (taped today)

3 p.m., NBCSN — World Championships pairs short 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)


7 p.m., MSG — NHL: New York Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers.

7 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) — NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Islanders.

7:30 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Washington Capitals at Detroit Red Wings.

10 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Vegas Golden Knights at San Jose Sharks.


11 a.m., Tennis Channel — Miami Open.

7 p.m., Tennis Channel — Miami Open.