Local roundup: Montville baseball team upsets No. 3 Holy Cross 5-3

Freshman Griffin Pontbriant went the distance as Montville beat No. 3 Holy Cross 5-3 in a nonleague high school baseball game on Tuesday.

Local roundup: CGA baseball team beats Mitchell 8-2

Senior Alex Murdoch's three-run double highlighted a six-run seventh inning as host Coast Guard Academy beat Mitchell 8-2 in a baseball game between the two city rivals.

Black Wolves continue their playoff push, top Knighthawks 11-6

Aaron Bold had a career-high 59 saves as the New England Black Wolves pickedup their third consecutive win by defeating the Rochester Knighthawks 11-6 on Saturday night at Blue Cross Arena.

Local Calendar

BASEBALL/SOFTBALLWaterford/Montville Babe Ruth baseball — Online registration is open for travel and regular season teams. Players from both towns are eligible. Regular season runs from mid-April through June 22 . For fees and to...

Local college roundup: Avery Point sweeps past CCRI

Braydon Cooney went a combined 3-for-6 with five runs scored as UConn Avery Point swept a Region 21 baseball doubleheader with the Community College of Rhode Island, 11-9 and 7-6.

COLUMNS

Let these men tell you how tough the women's game is

It would be convenient to pigeonhole this into something merely endemic to Connecticut, home of the...

LATEST VIDEO

MORE LOCAL SPORTS

Black Wolves continue their fight for a playoff spot Saturday at Rochester

There’s no breathing room yet … and there isn’t likely to be for the New England Black Wolves.

Local roundup: Fitch freshman Zavala blanks New London in first varsity start

Freshman Ramiro Zavala pitched a five-hitter in his first varsity start as Fitch beat New London 5-0 in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I baseball game on Friday.

Local Calendar

BASEBALL/SOFTBALLWaterford/Montville Babe Ruth baseball — Online registration is open for travel and regular season teams. Players from both towns are eligible. Regular season runs from mid-April through June 22 . For fees and to...

UCONN

Adams plans to return for his senior season at UConn

UConn's Jalen Adams (4) drives past Michigan State's Cassius Winston during a game last season in Portland, Ore. Adams announced Sunday that he will return for his senior year instead of leaving early for the NBA draft. (AP File Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

UConn's Jalen Adams announced in a video titled "Dear UConn Nation" on his twitter account that he will return for his senior season.

UConn's Vital to test NBA waters, but doesn't hire agent

Christian Vital, the UConn sophomore guard, will declare himself eligible for the 2018 NBA Draft but will not hire an agent, the school announced on Friday.

COLLEGES

Whalen hires Thibault-DuDonis as assistant at Minnesota

Mississippi State assistant coach Carly Thibault-DuDonis calls out a play as the Bulldogs play Louisville in NCAA Final Four national semi final action Friday, March 30, 2018 at the Nationwide Center in Columbus, Ohio. Thibault-DuDonis has just been hired as an assistant to Lindsay Whalen at the University of Minnesota. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Former East Lyme High School girls’ basketball standout Carly Thibault-DuDonis was hired as as a Minnesota women's basketball assistant coach Monday by former Connecticut Sun Lindsay Whalen, recently named the Golden Gophers head coach.

Earle Bruce, Ohio State coach who followed Hayes, dies at 87

Ohio State football coach Earle Bruce, right, talks to quarterback Mike Tomczak during a game on Sept. 15, 1984 at Columbus, Ohio.  (Tim Revell/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

Earle Bruce stepped into his dream job, football coach at Ohio State, under most challenging circumstances, replacing the program's revered longtime leader after a fall from grace.

CT SUN

Sun waive injured Griffin, sign Buss to training camp contract

The Connecticut Sun waived forward Kelsey Griffin on Tuesday after she informed the team she would not be able to attend training camp because of an injury.

Sun add two post players to training camp

The Connecticut Sun announced today that Nikki Greene and Khadijiah Cave have been signed to training camp contracts.

PROFESSIONAL

Horford, Smart lift Celtics over Bucks 92-87 for 3-2 lead

Celtics forward Al Horford hangs from the rim after dunking against Milwaukee during Boston's 92-87 win over the Bucks in Game 5 of their NBA playoff series on Tuesday night in Boston. The Celtics lead the series 3-2. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Al Horford had 22 points and 14 rebounds, Marcus Smart made an impact in his first game since mid-March and the Boston Celtics beat the Milwaukee Bucks 92-87 for a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series

Granderson's homer in 10th gives Blue Jays win over Red Sox

Toronto's Curtis Granderson, right, is welcomed by teammates after hitting a walk-off home run in the 10th inning to give the Blue Jays a 4-3 win over the Red Sox on Tuesday night in Toronto. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)

Curtis Granderson hit a walk-off home run in the 10th inning to give the Toronto Blue Jays a 4-3 win over Boston and hand the Red Sox their season-worst third straight defeat

NBA playoffs roundup

Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons shined again in front of rapper Meek Mill, and the dominant duo ushered the nightmares-into-dreams Process of the Philadelphia 76ers into the second round with a 104-91 win over the Miami Heat on Tuesday night.

Gregorius, Sanchez, Yanks top Twins 8-3 for 4th straight win

Didi Gregorius of the Yankees motions to the dugout after hitting a single in the seventh inning of Tuesday night's game against the Twins at New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Didi Gregorius had another big game at Yankee Stadium with a two-run homer and three RBIs, and Gary Sanchez homered twice to help CC Sabathia and New York romp past the Minnesota Twins yet again, 8-3 on Tuesday night.

ON THE AIR

Baseball

2 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Seattle Mariners at Chicago White Sox.

6:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: Minnesota Twins at New York Yankees.

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

7 p.m., ESPN — MLB: Chicago Cubs at Cleveland Indians.

8:15 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals.

10 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers.

Basketball

7 p.m., TNT — NBA playoffs: Indiana Pacers at Cleveland Cavaliers.

7 p.m., NBA TV — NBA playoffs: Washington Wizards at Toronto Raptors.

9:30 p.m., TNT — NBA playoffs: Minnesota Timberwolves at Houston Rockets.

9:30 p.m., NBA TV — NBA playoffs: Utah Jazz at Oklahoma City Thunder.

Golf

10:30 p.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: China Open from Beijing.

Hockey

7:30 p.m., NESN, NBCSN — NHL playoffs: Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins.

Soccer

2:30 p.m., FS1 — UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid at Bayern Munich in a semifinal.

Tennis

5 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Barcelona Open.