Just call him 'David': NFA has a modest, yet talented hurdler in Osagie

05/01/2019 :: Sports :: Fulkerson :: Norwich Free Academy's Osaretin Osagie leads the boys 110m hurdles during a boys track meet on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at East Lyme High School. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Modesty is so much a part of who he is that Norwich Free Academy track and field standout Osaretin "David" Osagie doesn't want to trouble anyone with having to learn to say his first name. It's pronounced O-cy-a-tine - the 'r' is silent.

Stonington girls bounce back and share ECC D-I tennis title with Woodstock

Stonington's girls' tennis team isn't necessarily used to grinding out victories. Then came Saturday.

Local roundup: Stonington boys win ECC Division II tennis crown

Stonington rallied for a pair of three-set wins to defeat Woodstock Academy 5-2 on Saturday morning and win the Eastern Connecticut Conference Division II boys' tennis championship.

Softball is definitely on the map at Old Lyme

Old Lyme's Victoria Gage throws a pitch during the sixth inning of Friday's softball game against Norwich Tech at Old Lyme.  (Tim Cook/The Day)

Freshman Victoria Gage pitched a perfect game through 6.2 innings Friday as the Old Lyme High School softball team topped Norwich Tech 12-2.

H.S. roundup: Burrows helps Waterford softball hold off Fitch

Maddie Burrows came on in relief with the bases loaded and no outs in the top of the sixth inning and got Waterford out of the jam to help it beat Fitch softball on Friday, 5-4.

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Dr. I longs for a time before all these inane stats were used

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UConn men's basketball team officially adds Cole

UConn received a signed athletics aid agreement from student-athlete RJ Cole, who will transfer to the university and join the men’s basketball program with two seasons of eligibility remaining.

UConn men's basketball secures commitment from transfer

Guard RJ Cole, a transfer from Howard University, informed the UConn coaching staff of his decision to join the Huskies this fall. He announced his commitment on Instagram.

UConn women sign 6-foot-1 guard from Poland

UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma announced the signing of Ania Makurat on Wednesday.

COLLEGES

Springfield edges Coast Guard 12-10 to win NEWMAC men's lacrosse title

Coast Guard's Colin Cashin gets the ball and charges down field after winning the face-off against Springfield's Joseph Cameron during the fourth quarter of Saturday's NEWMAC men's lacrosse tournament championship game at Cadet Memorial Field. The top-seeded Bears lost 12-10. (Tim Cook/The Day)

It wasn't the postgame speech Coast Guard Academy men's lacrosse coach Ray LaForte had imagined, with his team on the cusp of going to the program's first NCAA Division III tournament.

NCAA announces 5-year strategy for women's basketball

The NCAA announced a five-year strategy Monday providing guidelines for decision making across all three divisions, the first time the NCAA has come up with a cross-divisional plan for a single sport.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: East Lyme boys' tennis finishes unbeaten again

The East Lyme High School boys' tennis team completed its fourth straight unbeaten season with a 7-0 win over Waterford on Sunday.

Norwich's Vasconcellos wins Mystic Half Marathon

Fred Vasconcellos of Norwich won the Mystic Half Marathon on Sunday morning, completing the 13 miles in 1:01.24.

Local colleges: Fitch's Lewis helps ECSU softball reach Div. III World Series

Eastern Connecticut State University advanced to the NCAA Division III College World Series by defeating Rowan (N.J.) 3-2 on Saturday to sweep its best-of-three sub regional softball series.

PROFESSIONAL

Koepka survives Bethpage Black to win PGA Championship

Brooks Koepka reacts after sinking a putt on the 18th green to win the PGA Championship on Sunday at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Brooks Koepka took his place in PGA Championship history with a victory, minus the style points.

Yankees beat Rays 13-5, move into first in AL East

Gio Urshela of the New York Yankees, right, congratulates Brett Gardner after scoring on Gardner's second-inning, two-run, home run in Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays at New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Brett Gardner homered early, then got two hits during a seven-run burst in the sixth inning fueled by five walks that sent the New York Yankees past the Tampa Bay Rays 13-5 on Sunday.

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1 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays.

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9 p.m., ESPN — NBA playoffs: Golden State Warriors at Portland Trail Blazers.

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4 p.m., Tennis Channel — NCAA National Championships from Orlando, Fla.