Surprising Eagles play Tri-Town for D-III state hockey title on Saturday

The Eagles' Evan Tower, right, skates past Robert Wehmhoff of Staples during Thursday night's CIAC Division III hocke semifinal at Yale's Ingalls Rink in New Haven. Tower and the Eagles will face rival Tri-Town for the state title on Saturday, also at Ingalls, at 10 a.m. (Tim Martin/The Day)

The fifth-seeded Eastern Connecticut Eagles, fresh off an 8-6 upset of No. 1 Staples, will play No. 3 Tri-Town in Saturday's CIAC Division III hockey final at Yale University's Ingalls Rink in New Haven.

Fly, Eagles, Fly: Eastern Connecticut upends top-seeded Staples in state hockey semis

Kevin Close, left, of the Eastern Connecticut Eagles reacts to a third-period goal Thursday in the fifth-seeded Eagles’ 8-6 victory over No. 1 Staples in the CIAC Division III hockey semifinals at Yale University’s Ingalls Rink. The Eagles, 4-17 just a year ago, advanced to Saturday’s championship game for the first time in the history of the program. (Tim Martin/The Day)

Senior Evan Close scored the go-ahead goal with 1 minute, 50 seconds left in Thursday’s CIAC Division III hockey semifinal as the fifth-seeded Eastern Connecticut Eagles found their way past top-seeded Staples 8-6 at Ingalls Rink.

Waterford beats Prince Tech and will play for state title at Mohegan Sun Arena

Waterford's Mikey Buscetto (5) and Omar Rahman (4) celebrate during the final seconds of the Lancers; 77-68 win over Prince Tech in the CIAC Division III boys' basketball tournament semifinals on Wednesday night at North Haven. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Second-seeded Waterford rides a hot start to a 77-68 victory over No. 3 Prince Tech in the semifinals of the CIAC Division II boys' basketball tournament, earning the Lances a trip to the finals at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Waterford boys' hoop, Eagles hockey postponed; CIAC announces hoop finals schedule

Tuesday's Waterford boys' basketball and Eastern Connecticut Eagles hockey tournament games were postponed. Waterford will play on Wednesday, the Eagles on Thursday.

Rocky Hill stuns St. Bernard in OT in Division IV boys' hoop quarterfinals

St. Bernard's Frank Pacheco (1) and Joseph Beltran (3) walk off the court as Rocky Hill players celebrate their overtime win over the Saints  in CIAC Div. IV boys' basketball quarterfinal action Monday, March 12, 2018. 26th seeded Rocky Hill upset the 2nd seeded Saints 70-67 in overtime. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Rocky Hill used a furious fourth-quarter rally to erase a 13-point deficit and stunned second-seeded St. Bernard in overtime on Monday, 70-67, in a CIAC Division IV quarterfinal boys' basketball game.



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Stevens is UConn's not-so-secret weapon

UConn's Azura Stevens drives to the basket around her Tulane defender in an American Athletic Conference tournament game on March 4 at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

UConn sixth player Azurá Stevens gets ready to play in her first NCAA tournament as a Husky, when the team takes on Saint Francis (Pa.) in a first-round game Saturday at Gampel Pavilion.

Red Flash's Ace Harrison remembers playing UConn well

UConn players gather around for a card game as they wait for their practice time on Friday at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. The Huskies open their NCAA tournament against Saint Francis (Pa.) on Saturday morning.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Saint Francis graduate forward Ace Harrison has experience playing against UConn from her days at Maryland.

Auriemma: Could coach UConn men, but no interest at age 63

UConn's women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma protests a call to official Nykeesha Thompson, left, during an AAC tournament game against Tulane on March 4 at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma says he has no doubt he could coach the school's men's basketball team and enjoy it.


NCAA women's basketball roundup

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Providence bows out to Texas A&M in 1st round

Texas A&M's Tyler Davis grabs a rebound Friday against Providence's Rodney Bullock during the first half of a first-round game in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Admon Gilder scored 18 points to help Texas A&M hold off Providence 73-69 in Friday's first round of the NCAA Tournament

No. 16 UMBC stuns No. 1 Virginia 74-54 to make NCAA history

UMBC's Jairus Lyles (10) celebrates with fans after the team's 74-54 win over Virginia in a first-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament on Friday at Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Senior guard Jairus Lyles scored 28 points, and the University of Maryland-Baltimore County pulled off the most shocking upset in NCAA Tournament history, defeating Virginia 75-54 on Friday night to become the first No. 16 seed ever to beat a No. 1...


Pointers fall in NJCAA Division III tournament semifinals

The UConn Avery Point women's basketball team came up short in its bid to win the NJCAA Division III championship, losing to No. 2 Hostos Community College of New York 83-79 on Friday night.

Black Wolves falter late in loss to Toronto

Kevin Crowley recorded his seventh hat trick of the season and extended his scoring streak to 30 games, but the Toronto Rock used a late scoring flurry to pull away for a 14-9 victory over the New England Black Wolves before 5,832 at Mohegan Sun...

CGA, Mitchell College programs dealing with weather disruptions

After playing in ideal conditions in warm, dry Florida for a week, Mitchell College and Coast Guard Academy returned home to cold weather and snow-covered fields, wondering when the next game will be.


Henrik Stenson, Bryson DeChambeau tied for Bay Hill lead with Woods 7 back

Tiger Woods tees off on the second hole Friday during the second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational tournament in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Henrik Stenson has another chance to win at Bay Hill and makes it a little bit tougher on Tiger Woods

AP source: Altuve, Astros agree to add $151M from 2020-2024

A person familiar with the negotiations says AL MVP Jose Altuve and the World Series champion Houston Astros have agreed to a contract that guarantees him an additional $151 million over five seasons from 2020-24.


Auto Racing

10:30 a.m., FS1 — IMSA 12 Hours of Sebring (Fla.) race start.

12:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup Auto Club 400 practice from Fontana, Calif.

1:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity NXS 300 qualifying from Fontana, Calif.

3:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup Auto Club 400 final practice from Fontana, Calif.

5 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity NXS 300 from Fontana, Calif.

11 p.m., FS1 — NHRA Gatornationals qualifying from Gainesville, Fla. (taped today)


1 p.m., NESN — Spring training: Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox from Fort Myers, Fla.

1 p.m., MLB Network, WFAN (660-AM) — Spring training: New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers from Lakeland, Fla.

4 p.m., MLB Network — Spring training: Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago White Sox from Glendale, Ariz.

7 p.m., MLB Network — Spring training: Oakland Athletics at San Francisco Giants from Scottsdale, Ariz.


11 a.m., ESPN2, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA women: St. Francis (Pa.) at UConn in Division I tournament. (network may leave game)

Noon, ESPN — NIT men: Penn State at Notre Dame.

12:10 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Villanova vs. Alabama in Division I tournament from Pittsburgh.

1:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: Division I tournament coverage.

2:40 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Duke vs. Rhode Island in Division I tournament from Pittsburgh. (time approximate)

3:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: Division I tournament coverage.

5:15 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Kentucky vs. Buffalo in Division I tournament from Boise, Idaho.

6 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: Division I tournament coverage.

6 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Ramapo-Wisconsin-Oshkosh winner vs. Nebraska Wesleyan-Springfield winner in Division III final from Salem, Va.

6:10 p.m., TNT — NCAA men: Tennessee vs. Loyola-Chicago in Division I tournament from Dallas.

7:10 p.m., TBS — NCAA men: Kansas vs. Seton Hall in Division I tournament from Wichita, Kansas.

7:30 p.m., MSG — NBA: Charlotte Hornets at New York Knicks.

7:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — NBA: Dallas Mavericks at Brooklyn Nets.

7:45 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Gonzaga vs. Ohio State in Division I tournament from Boise, Idaho. (time approximate)

8:30 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at San Antonio Spurs.

8:40 p.m., TNT — NCAA men: Texas Tech vs. Florida in Division I tournament from Dallas. (time approximate)

9:40 p.m., TBS — NCAA men: Michigan vs. Houston in Division I tournament from Wichita, Kansas. (time approximate)


8 p.m., ESPN — Jose Ramirez vs. Amir Imam in a super lightweight bout from New York.


12:30 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Arnold Palmer Invitational from Orlando, Fla.

2:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — PGA: Arnold Palmer Invitational from Orlando, Fla.

6 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Founders Cup from Phoenix.  


7 p.m., NESN — NHL: Boston Bruins at Tampa Bay Lightning.

7 p.m., NESN Plus — NCAA men: Boston University-Boston College winner vs. Providence-Northeastern winner in Hockey East final from Boston.

Motorcycle Racing

8 p.m., FS1 — AMA Supercross from St. Louis.


8:30 a.m., NBCSN — Scotland at Italy in Six Nations Championship from Rome. (taped today)

Noon, Chs. 10, 30 — Ireland at England in Six Nations Championship from London.  

1 p.m., CNBC — France at Wales in Six Nations Championship from Cardiff. (taped today)


6:30 p.m., NBCSN — FIS World Cup from Are, Sweden. (taped today)   


8 a.m., FS1 — FA Cup: Tottenham at Swansea.

11 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Crystal Palace at Huddersfield.

1:30 p.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Watford at Liverpool.


2 p.m., ESPN — BNP Paribas Open from Indian Wells, Calif.

8 p.m., Tennis Channel — BNP Paribas Open from Indian Wells, Calif.

Winter Sports

8:30 p.m., NBCSN — Winter Paralympics from Pyeongchang, South Korea.


8 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA Tournament finals from Cleveland.