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Celtics oust defending NBA champion Bucks in Game 7

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) drives toward the basket past Milwaukee Bucks guard Pat Connaughton, left, and forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, right, during the second half of Game 7 of an NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinals playoff series, Sunday, May 15, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Boston will face top-seeded Miami beginning Tuesday in a rematch of the 2020 East finals.

Local roundup: Avery Point eliminated from NJCAA regional

The season ended abruptly for the UConn Avery Point baseball team on Sunday.

Panarin lifts Rangers past Penguins 4-3 in OT in Game 7

New York Rangers left wing Artemi Panarin (10) reacts with teammates after scoring the game winning goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during overtime in Game 7 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series Sunday, May 15, 2022, in New York. The Rangers won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Artemi Panarin scored a power-play goal 4:46 into overtime and the New York Rangers beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 Sunday night to advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Cortes pitches Yankees by White Sox 5-1

New York Yankees starting pitcher Nestor Cortes throws against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Sunday, May 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Nestor Cortes pitched a career-high eight innings and the New York Yankees took advantage of Michael Kopech's one wild stretch, beating the Chicago White Sox 5-1 on Sunday.

Rangers beat Red Sox 7-1

Texas Rangers' Kole Calhoun, left, runs the bases and is congratulated by third base coach Tony Beasley after hitting a solo home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, May 15, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Adolis García and Kole Calhoun each hit two home runs, Martin Perez pitched six strong innings and the Texas Rangers beat the Boston Red Sox 7-1 on Sunday.

After playoff exit, Bruins await captain Bergeron's decision

Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (37) celebrates after scoring in the first period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes, Sunday, May 8, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Patrice Bergeron led the Boston Bruins through the end-of-series handshake line, wishing the Carolina Hurricanes luck in the conference semifinals.


H.S. track: NFA, Stonington boys have solid day at Greater Hartford Invite

Norwich Free Academy and Stonington's boys enjoyed productive days during the 90th Greater Hartford Invitational track and field meet on Saturday at East Hartford High School.

Stonington caps impressive week by clinching ECC Division III softball crown

Stonington wins for the second time in less than 24 hours, beating Lyman Memorial 11-2 to win the ECC Division III softball championship.

H.S. baseball: Mitchell helps New London qualify for state tournament

Derrel Mitchell piches a two-hitter while homering and driving in four runs as New London earned its first state tournament bid since 2018 with a 15-0, 5-inning win over Montville.



Asjha Jones: All hail the CT Sun's 'marble pillar'

Asjha Jones rightfully immortalized as a CT Sun great



7 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles.

7 p.m., NESN, WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Houston Astros at Boston Red Sox.

7 p.m., SNY, WCBS (880-AM) — MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets.

11 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers. (joined in progress)


9 a.m., NHL Network — World Championship: Slovakia vs. Canada from Helsinki.

1 p.m., NHL Network — World Championship: Finland vs. United States from Tampere, Finland.


3 p.m., USA — Premier League: Arsenal at Newcastle United.


4 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Lyon Open from France; ATP Geneva Open from Switzerland; WTA Strasbourg International from France; WTA Princess Lalla from Rabat, Morocco; French Open qualifying from Paris.

4 a.m. (Tuesday), Tennis Channel — ATP: Lyon Open from France; ATP Geneva Open from Switzerland; WTA Strasbourg International from France; WTA Princess Lalla from Rabat, Morocco; French Open qualifying from Paris.


Martinez, Driscoll playing vital roles for Mitchell baseball team

New London's Lelo Martinez is having a breakout season for the NCAA tourney-bound Mariners, batting .379 with 53 hits, 34 RBI and 11 stolen bases while playing flawlessly at shortstop. (Photo courtesy of Steve McLaughlin/Mitchell athletics)

Both former Eastern Connecticut Conference players — Martinez from New London and Driscoll from Waterford — played vital roles in the Mariners claiming the program's seventh bid to the NCAA tourney.

Local roundup: Avery Point stays unbeaten in NJCAA baseball regional

The UConn Avery Point baseball team is one win away from the NJCAA Division II World Series.


Castillo fans Alonso with bases full, M's beat Mets 8-7

Seattle Mariners catcher Cal Raleigh and relief pitcher Diego Castillo celebrate after defeating the New York Mets 8-7 during a baseball game, Sunday, May 15, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)

Pete Alonso stood with a sliver of sunlight streaking across home plate, the bases loaded and two outs, hoping to cap the New York Mets' comeback from a three-run, ninth-inning deficit.

Lee holds off Spieth, wins again at low-scoring Byron Nelson

K.H. Lee, of South Korea, hits on the third hole during the fourth round of the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament in McKinney, Texas, on Sunday, May 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Emil Lippe)

Lee's 240-yard shot on the par-5 12th hole stopped less than 5 feet from the pin, and the eagle put him in front for good Sunday on the way to a 9-under 63 and a one-shot victory over Spieth at birdie-besieged TPC Craig Ranch.

Minjee Lee hangs on, wins LPGA Founders Cup over Thompson

Minjee Lee, of Australia, hits off the fourth tee during the fourth round of the LPGA Cognizant Founders Cup golf tournament, Sunday, May 15, 2022, in Clifton, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

LPGA scoring leader Minjee Lee made her only three birdies on the back nine and captured the Cognizant Founders Cup by two shots over Lexi Thompson on Sunday for her first win of the year.

Kurt Busch takes Jordan Brand to victory lane at Kansas

Kurt Busch celebrates in victory lane after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Sunday, May 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

Kurt Busch pinched his way past Kyle Larson for the lead with eight laps to go, then drove his gaudy Jordan Brand-styled car away from the reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion to win Sunday's race at Kansas Speedway.

Djokovic, Swiatek win Italian Open titles

Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning his final match against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Sunday, May 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

A week after his defeat to the 19-year-old Alcaraz in Madrid, Djokovic won the Italian Open without dropping a set on Sunday for his first title of the year.

Hurricanes finally push throught Bruins with 3-2 win in Game 7

Carolina's Vincent Trocheck joins the celebration around goaltender Antti Raanta following their 3-2 win over Boston in Game 7 of an NHL Stanley Cup first-round playoff series on Saturday in Raleigh, N.C. (Karl B DeBlaker/AP Photo)

Midseason acquisition Max Domi scored twice in the second period while Antti Raanta had 27 saves to help Carolina beat Boston 3-2 on Saturday to win their first-round playoff series.

Catching on: Mazeika's home run lifts Mets over Mariners 5-4

The Mets' Patrick Mazeika gestures as he runs the bases after hitting a go-ahead home run during the seventh inning of Saturday's 5-4 win over Seattle at Citi Field. (Frank Franklin II/AP Photo)

Light-hitting Patrick Mazeika launched a tiebreaking homer leading off the seventh inning in his first major league game this season, and the Mets beat sloppy Seattle 5-4 on Saturday night.


Taliek Brown leaving UConn men's basketball staff for Iona

Brown, who spent the last four years as the director of player development in Storrs, has been hired as an assistant on Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino's staff.

Former Putnam Science star Diarra transferring to UConn

Diarra, a 6-foot-2 guard from Queens, N.Y., announced on his Twitter account on Wednesday that he’s transferring to UConn.


Keeping schools out of NIL dealings opened door for boosters

By trying to limit how much schools can help college athletes cashing in on their fame, the NCAA seems to have inadvertently opened the door for boosters to get a foothold in a burgeoning market.