NFA boys, girls hold off Stonington to sweep ECC track titles

Norwich Free Academy's Allyson Lewis, the reigning State Open indoor champion in the high jump, tied a meet record by claring 5 feet, 8 inches to win the ECC title and lift the Wildcats to the team championship on Wednesday at East Lyme. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

For the second straight season, NFA swept the Eastern Connecticut Conference track and field championships, with both the boys' and girls' teams edging Stonington on Wednesday.

H.S. baseball: The top seed falls as Ledyard defeats Bacon in ECC baseball quarters

Ledyard High School scored two runs in the top of the ninth inning and held on to beat top-seeded Bacon Academy 4-2 in the quarterfinals of the Eastern Connecticut Conference baseball tournament Wednesday night.

H.S. roundup: Chambers paces Vikings to first-round win in ECC softball tourney

Alex Chambers doubled and homered as No. 6 East Lyme High School beat No. 11 St. Bernard 10-3 in the first round of the Eastern Connecticut Conference softball tournament Wednesday.

Burrows flirts with another no-hitter as Waterford edges Stonington in ECC tourney

Waterford's Mike Burrows loses a no-hitter with two outs in the seventh, but the Lancers hold on to beat Stonington 1-0 in an ECC baseball tournament quarterfinal game.

ECC tennis: No. 1 McCracken of Ledyard opens boys' play with two wins

Top-seeded Nate McCracken of Ledyard cruised to a pair of victories on the opening day of the Eastern Connecticut Conference boys' tennis tournament Wednesday.

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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,...

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Vital decides to return to UConn for junior season

UConn guard Christian Vital, who was exploring his NBA draft chances without using an agent, announced Monday he will return to the Huskies for his junior season and play for new head coach Dan Hurley. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

UConn backcourt veteran Christian Vital has decided to return for his junior season.

UConn women to compete at next season's Paradise Jam

The UConn women’s basketball team will compete against Ole Miss, Purdue and St. John’s in the Reef Division in the 2018 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam, the team announced Thursday.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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Auto Racing

9 a.m., ESPNews — Formula One Monaco Grand Prix practice from Monte Carlo.

2:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup Coca-Cola 600 practice from Concord, N.C.

4 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity Alsco 300 practice from Concord, N.C.

6 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity Alsco 300 final practice from Concord, N.C.

7 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup Coca-Cola 600 qualifying from Concord, N.C.

9 p.m., FS1 — ARCA General Tire 150 from Concord, N.C.

Baseball

12:30 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds.

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

7 p.m., YES — NCAA: Miami vs. Clemson in Atlantic Coast Conference tournament from Durham, N.C.

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

Basketball

7 p.m., ESPN2 — WNBA: Los Angeles Sparks at Connecticut Sun.

9 p.m., TNT — NBA playoffs: Golden State Warriors at Houston Rockets.

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)

Lacrosse

5 p.m., theday.com — High school boys: Waterford at East Lyme in Eastern Connecticut Conference tournament final.

7 p.m., theday.com — High school girls: Stonington at East Lyme in Eastern Connecticut Conference tournament final. (time approximate)

Softball

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

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

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

Tennis

7:15 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Geneva Open.