UCONN

Chronic knee issues force Diarra to end UConn playing career

UConn's Mamadou Diarra, right, blocks a shot by Temple's Shizz Alston Jr. in a game on Feb. 28, 2018, in Storrs. (Stephen Dunn/AP Photo)

Mamadou Diarra will serve as a student assistant coach with the UConn's men's basketball program for the 2019-20 season after chronic knee problems forced him to end his college playing career.

Swin Cash accepts front office position with NBA's Pelicans

Swin Cash, right, pulls a rebound away from Connecticut’s Katie Douglas while playing for the Atlanta Dream in 2014. Cash, the ex-UConn All-American, accepted a front office position with the NBA's New Orleans Pelicans on Monday. (AP file photo)

Swin Cash, the former UConn women's basketball All-American, was named vice president of basketball operations/team development by the NBA's New Orleans Pelicans on Monday.

COLLEGES

College World Series roundup

Vanderbilt pitcher Kumar Rockeer works against Mississippi State in the seventh inning of Wednesday's College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Vanderbilt's 6-foot-4, 255-pound freshman star never let the pressure get to him, turning in another strong start and getting plenty of support from Stephen Scott's two home runs and four RBIs in a 6-3 victory over Mississippi State on Wednesday.

Louisville leads Auburn 4-1 in CWS game suspended by rain

Fans sit in their seats during a rain delay in Tuesday's College World Series game between Auburn and Louisville in Omaha, Neb. The game was suspended after four innings because of rain and Louisville ahead, 4-1. The game will resume on Wednesday. (Nati Harnik/AP Photo)

Louisville-Auburn game at College World Series suspended because of rain; Cards lead 4-1 after 4th inning

HIGH SCHOOL

Stonington's Crouse named National H.S. Coach of the Year in girls' tennis

Stonington coach George Crouse watches his team compete against East Lyme during a girls' tennis match on May 10. Crouse was named National Coach of the Year in girls' tennis on Tuesday. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Stonington's George Crouse, who reached a pair of coaching milestones this spring, has been named 2019 National High School Coach of the Year in girls' tennis by the National High School Coaches Association.

Ally Gleason hired as Old Lyme boys' soccer coach

From left, Old Lyme boys' soccer coach Ally Gleason, girls' soccer coach Paul Gleason, senior Mya Johnson and athletic director Hilda Heck attended the Connecticut Sports Writers' Alliance Gold Key dinner earlier this year in support of Johnson, who was named the state's Hank O'Donnell Female Athlete of the Year. Ally Gleason, a former assistant coach on her dad's coaching staff, was recently named Old Lyme's boys' head coach. (Photo courtesy of Ally Gleason)

Ally Gleason, who has been a part of four straight Class S state championships as an assistant coach with the Old Lyme High school girls' soccer team, will serve as Old Lyme's head coach in boys' soccer beginning in the fall.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Chris DeLucia advances at Conn. Amateur

DeLucia, as the 14 seed, defeated Allan Morazes 3 & 2 on Wednesday to move on to Thursday's next round.

Local roundup: Waterford's Holdridge named to All-American lacrosse team

Waterford's Caleb Holdridge, who led the Lancers to their first Eastern Connecticut Conference tournament championship last month, has been named to the National High School Coaches Association All-American boys' lacrosse team.

PROFESSIONAL

Red Sox recover from 17-inning loss, beat Twins

Boston Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez throws to a Minnesota Twins batter the first inning of Wednesday's game at Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

Eduardo Rodríguez picked up Boston's bullpen a night after a 17-inning loss, Brock Holt drove in three runs and the Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 9-4

Yankees sweep Rays, Sabathia wins 250th

New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia throws during the first inning of Wednesday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Gary Sánchez hit a three-run homer to help chase Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell in the first inning, CC Sabathia got his 250th career win and the New York Yankees thumped the Tampa Bay Rays 12-1 Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

4:55 a.m. (Friday), ESPN2 — Formula One French Grand Prix practice from Le Castellet, France.

Baseball

2 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Cleveland Indians at Texas Rangers.

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

7 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — NYP: Connecticut Tigers at Staten Island Yankees.

7 p.m., NESN — IL: Durham Bulls at Pawtucket Red Sox.

8 p.m., SNY, WCBS (880-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at Chicago Cubs.

8 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Louisville vs. Mississippi State in College World Series from Omaha, Neb.

Basketball

7 p.m., ESPN, ESPNU, NBA TV — NBA Draft from New York.

8 p.m., CBSSN — WNBA: Phoenix Mercury at Dallas Wings.

10 p.m., CBSSN — WNBA: Washington Mystics at Las Vegas Aces.

Golf

5:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: BMW International Open from Munich, Germany.

3 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Travelers Championship from Cromwell.

6 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Women's PGA Championship from Chaska, Minn.

Midnight, Golf Channel — Asian Tour: Korea Open from Choongham, South Korea.

Horse Racing

8:30 a.m., NBCSN — Royal Ascot from Ascot, England.

Soccer

Noon, Ch. 61 — Women's World Cup: Netherlands vs. Canada from Reims, France.

Noon, FS1 — Women's World Cup: Cameroon vs. New Zealand from Montpellier, France.

3 p.m., Ch. 61 — Women's World Cup: United States vs. Sweden from Le Havre, France.

3 p.m., FS1 — Women's World Cup: Thailand vs. Chile from Rennes, France.

7 p.m., FS1 — CONCACAF Gold Cup: Nicaragua vs. Haiti from Frisco, Texas.

9:30 p.m., FS1 — CONCACAF Gold Cup: Costa Rica vs. Bermuda from Frisco, Texas.

Tennis

6 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Fever-Tree Championships from London, WTA Mallorca Open from Spain, ATP Noventi Open from Halle, Germany, WTA Nature Valley Classic from Birmingham, England.

Track & Field

2 p.m., NBCSN — IAAF World Challenge from Ostrava, Czech Republic. (taped today)