Taber's career at Princeton comes to a sudden end

Caroline Taber pitched Fitch High School to the Class L state softball title in 2016. Now, as a senior at Princeton University, her softball career has come to an end after the coronavirus pandemic forced cancellation of the 2020 spring season. (Tim Martin/The Day)

Caroline Taber, a senior pitcher at Princeton, had already decided not to return for her extra year of eligibility afforded recently by the NCAA. Then, the Ivy League took it from her anyway.

Top title games: UConn's '99 win vs. Duke a program changer

In this March 29, 1999, file photo, UConn's Khalid El-Amin celebrates in the final seconds the Huskies' 77-74 victory over Duke in the NCAA championship game in St. Petersburg, Fla. UConn made itself a national power by holding off the favored Blue Devils in one of the greatest championship games in NCAA Tournament history. (AP Photo/Eric Draper, File)

Khalid El-Amin remembers UConn's resolve to win a program-changing national championship.

Pats' McDaniels faces huge challenge prepping Brady's successor

New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels faces a major challenge rebuilding the offense following the departure of quarterback Tom Brady to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Josh McDaniels just might have the toughest job in the NFL this coming season.

Ex-NFL kicker, Saints hero Tom Dempsey dies at 73

In this Nov. 8, 1970, file photo, New Orleans Saints kicker Tom Dempsey (19) moves up to kick a 63-yard field goal as teammate Joe Scarpati holds the ball and Detroit Lions' Alex Karras (71) rushes in while Saints' Bill Cody (66) blocks, in New Orleans. Dempsey, who played in the NFL despite being born without toes on his kicking foot and made a record 63-yard field goal, died late Saturday, April 4, 2020, in New Orleans while struggling with complications from the new coronavirus, his daughter said. He was 73 years old. (AP Photo/File)

Former kicker Tom Dempsey, who played in the NFL despite being born without toes on his kicking foot and made a record 63-yard field goal, died Saturday while struggling with complications from the new coronavirus.

HIGH SCHOOL

The Day's All-Area Boys' Basketball Player of the Year: Old Lyme's Aedan Using

Old Lyme High School senior Aedan Using was a Division V all-state selection this season, averaging 20.5 points and 11.1 rebounds per game in lifting the Wildcats to the Shoreline Conference championship. Using was named The Day's 2020 All-Area Boys' Basketball Player of the Year. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Aedan Using, the centerpiece of Old Lyme High School's Shoreline Conference championship team, is The Day’s 2020 All-Area Player Boys' Basketball of the Year.

Checking in with ... Sophia DiCocco (NFA)

Norwich Free Academy Sophia DiCocco, an All-ECC and All-Area outfielder, came on to pitch in relief in the Class LL state semifinals and championship game in 2019 after starter Bailey Comeau suffered an injury to her pitching hand. This photo shows DiCocco, a lefty, pitching in the title game against Southington. (Photo courtesy of Sophia DiCocco)

(Editor's note: The Day will be publishing a profile of a spring athlete for each day the high school athletic season is suspended.) School: Norwich Free Academy Class:...

The Day's All-Area Girls' Basketball Player of the Year: East Lyme's Sophie Dubreuil

East Lyme High School senior Sophie Dubreuil was named The Day's 2020 All-Area Girls' Basketball Player of the Year. Dubreuil, who led East Lyme to a berth in the Class L state tournament quarterfinals, averaged 20.8 points per game and finished with 61 3-point field goals. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

East Lyme senior Sophie Dubreuil, who will continue her career next season at Division II St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, N.Y., was named The Day's 2020 All-Area Girls' Basketball Player of the Year.

COLUMNS

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PROFESSIONAL

British Open canceled until '21 as golf schedule reworked

The British Open will not be played this year for the first time since 1945, with the R&A choosing to play golf's oldest championship next year at Royal St. George's and move the 150th Open at St. Andrews to 2022.

John Henry's under fire for furloughing some Liverpool FC staff

Red Sox owner John Henry, who also owns Liverpool FC of the English Premier League, is under fire for furloughing LFC employees during coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Red Sox owner John Henry is under fire in England after his Liverpool Football Club announced they'd place some non-playing staff on temporary leave.

Trump meets with US pro sports leaders to discuss virus

President Donald Trump speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House on Saturday in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The NBA, NHL, NFL and Major League Baseball were all represented on the call by their commissioners — Adam Silver, Gary Bettman, Roger Goodell and Rob Manfred, respectively.

McLaughlin wins virtual IndyCar event racing from Australia

In this image taken from video provided by iRacing IndyCar, IndyCar Pato O'Ward, foreground, heads into a turn during opening lap of the American Red Cross Grand Prix virtual IndyCar auto race at Watkins Glen International on March 28. (iRacing IndyCar via AP)

McLaughlin won IndyCar’s virtual race from virtual Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama, the second race in the series’ attempt to create content during the worldwide shutdown of sports.

Fields of green: Mild winter, no games aid ballpark grass

n this aerial photo, Oriole Park at Camden Yards is closed on what would've been Opening Day on Thursday in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Camden Yards was all green and would have been ready for what was going to be Major League Baseball’s earliest start, March 26. Then the season was put on hold indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemi

Premier League players can't agree wage cuts

Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian, bottom, reacts after he fails to save the ball as Atletico Madrid's Marcos Llorente scores his side's second goal during a second leg Champions League match on March 11 at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Sports minister Nigel Huddleston asked the world's richest soccer league on Friday to ensure it “helps the national effort.”

Perriman says late-season breakout was real

In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Breshad Perriman (19) pulls in a 24-yard touchdown reception in front of Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker De'Vondre Campbell (59) during a game in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

Perriman was arguably the NFL's most productive wide receiver during the last month of last season for Tampa Bay.

UCONN

Andre Jackson getting ready for first season at UConn

Andre Jackson of Albany Academy (N.Y.), warms up with teammates prior to a  game against Murry Bergtraum of New York City. Jackson, a 6-foot-7 swingman and UConn commit, has been working out at home on his own during the coronavirus pandemic to prepare for this first season in Storrs. (Photo by Gavin Keefe/The Day)

Andre Jackson is doing whatever he can under challenging circumstances to prepare for his first season at UConn.

Massachusetts guard Ducharme commits to UConn women

Caroline Ducharme, a 6-foot-1 junior guard from Milton, Mass., has made an oral commitment to join the UConn women's basketball program, the Huskies' third member of the Class of 2021.

Wilson leaving UConn men's basketball program

UConn forward Sidney Wilson (15), a redshirt sophomore, announced Friday that he has entered the NCAA transfer portal and is leaving the program. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Reserve forward Sidney Wilson, who's promising career never took off at UConn, is planning to transfer.

COLLEGES

Bentley coach Barbara Stevens inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame

In this Jan. 17, 2018 file photo, Bentley women's basketball coach Barbara Stevens, center, is congratulated during a team photo after winning her 1000th career game after beating Adelphi in Waltham, Mass.  (Christopher Evans/The Boston Herald via AP)

Stevens has since eclipsed the millennial milestone for career wins and Friday she was bestowed the ultimate accolade: a spot in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The induction ceremonies are scheduled to be held in Springfield on Aug.

AP top tourney one-and-done players

In this June 28, 2012, file photo, Kentucky's Anthony Davis, left, is congratulated by former teammate Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, right, after Davis was selected as the No. 1 overall draft pick by the New Orleans Hornets at the NBA Draft in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Davis shot 1 of 10 from the field that night but still was named the most outstanding player of the Final Four because of everything else he did as Kentucky won the national title.

Stonington's Arruda finds her way to Seton Hall softball

Miranda Arruda, a 2019 Stonington High School graduate and three-sport athlete for the Bears, is a freshman this year at Seton Hall. She walked on to the softball team, going from manager to practice player to a fell-fledged member of the team, appearing in 18 games for the Pirates as both pinch runner and outfielder. (Gabe Rhodes/Seton Hall athletics)

Among the things former Stonington High School center fielder Miranda Arruda has learned so far during her freshman year at Seton Hall University: that she's fast, that she's a Division I softball player and how to negotiate an airport security line.