Poole named new Sun assistant

Brandi Poole was officially announced Tuesday as the new assistant coach for the Connecticut Sun. Poole, a Texas Tech assistant, was an assistant under Sun head coach Curt Miller for 13 years in the collegiate ranks.


The CIAC got it right in basketball, but there's more work to do

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, the state’s governing body for high...



Summers, Joseph among top performers at UConn's pro day

UConn defensive back Jamar Summers, right, tackles Tulsa running back Shamari Brooks (3) on Oct. 21, 2017 in a game at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

The countless hours of grueling workouts, some here in Connecticut and others in California or Florida, the years of dreaming of playing professional football came down to a couple of pressure-packed hours working out for scouts and coaches from 18...

Waiting game continues as Hurley ponders decision

The waiting game continued into Wednesday night, as the local college basketball world waited for Dan Hurley's decision about his coaching future.

Dan Hurley expected to make a decision on Wednesday

Rhode Island coach Dan Hurley disagrees with a foul called during the first half of Saturday's NCAA tournament game against Duke at Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Will Hurley pick UConn, Pittsburgh, or stay at Rhode Island where he's rebuilt the basketball program over the last six years?


Duke, Kentucky again rely on freshmen in NCAA Tournament

Kentucky guard Hamidou Diallo, left, drives past Buffalo guard CJ Massinburg (5) during the NCAA tournament game on March 17 at Boise, Idaho. Diallo is a former Putnam Science Academy standout. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Duke and Kentucky are viewed as the masters of the one-and-done era, winning championships with extraordinarily young rosters.

Louisville parts ways with Padgett, begins search for coach

Louisville head coach David Padgett watches his team play during a game against Virginia on March 8 in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament at New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Louisville didn't take long to make its first offseason move, parting ways interim men's basketball coach David Padgett less than 24 hours after the Cardinals season ended.

Post players may be key to reaching women's Final Four

UConn's Azura Stevens looks to shoot as Tulane's Harlyn Wyatt defends during the first half of the American Athletic Conference quarterfinals on March 4 at Mohegan Sun Arena. Even as basketball has gone away from tradition position players trending towards more versatile talents, there is a plethora of dominant post players like A'ja Wilson, Teaira McCowan, Kalani Brown and Stevens leaving their mark in the women's NCAA tournament. (Jessica Hill/AP Photo)

Reaching the women's Final Four and winning a national championship may come down to the play in the post


Waterford caps 'Run to the Sun' with 90-67 state championship win over Avon

Waterford's Liam Spellman (10) and Ryan O'Connell (33) join teammates in storming the court after they won the CIAC Division III boys' basketball title on Sunday morning with a 90-67 win over Avon at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Fingerprints of the entire Waterford High School boys' basketball team were all over its CIAC Division III state championship victory on Sunday.

Waterford routs Avon 90-67 in CIAC Division III boys' basketball final

Mohegan — Mikey Buscetto scored 27 points in his final game as second-seeded Waterford cruised to a 90-67 victory over No. 9 Avon in Sunday morning's CIAC Division III boys' basketball tournament championship game at Mohegan Sun...

Eastern CT Eagles win Div. III championship for first state hockey title

Eastern Connecticut Eagles teammates pile on goalie Rylin Fowler after defeating Tri-Town 7-3 in the CIAC Division III hockey final on Saturday at Yale University's Ingalls Rink. It was the first title in program history for the Eagles, a cooperative program of eight local schools. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

As the season progressed, the Eastern Connecticut Eagles started to believe winning the program's first CIAC Division III state title was more possible than improbable.


Local roundup: Conn, Coast Guard swimmers earn honorable mention All-America honors

Coast Guard Academy sophomore Joe Rodriguez earned honorable mention All-America honors and was part of the 200 medley relay which did the same to highlight the first day of the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships on Wednesday.

Local college notes

Two Coast Guard Academy athletes earned weekly honors from the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference.

Local college roundup: UConn tops CCSU in baseball

Thad Phillips' three-run homer capped a four-run top of the 10th inning as UConn beat Central Connecticut State 7-3 in a nonleague baseball game on Tuesday.


NFL competition committee to recommend catch rule changes

Philadelphia's Corey Clement catches a touchdown pass during the second half of Super Bowl 52 against New England on Feb. 4 in Minneapolis. The play was reviewed and called a touchdown. The NFL's catch rule would get less complicated if team owners approve recommendations from the powerful competition committee, when the league's annual meetings begin on Monday in Orlando, Fla. (Matt Slocum/AP Photo)

The NFL's catch rule is about to get less complicated if team owners approve recommendations from the powerful competition committee

Rays' catchers using wristbands amid rotation experiment

Tampa Bay catcher Jesus Sucre pats pitcher Yonny Chirinos on the chest as Chirinos struggles during the fifth inning of an exhibition game against Baltimore on March 7 in Port Charlotte, Fla. The Rays are arming their catchers with quarterback-style wristbands in response to rule changes governing mound visits and the team's plan to shift to a four-man rotation. (Chris O'Meara/AP Photo)

The Tampa Bay Rays are arming their catchers with quarterback-style wristbands in response to rule changes governing mound visits and the team's plan to shift to a four-man rotation

Jets' Bridgewater believes he can again play at high level

Then-Minnesota quarterback Teddy Bridgewater warms up before a Dec. 17, 2017 game against Cincinnati in Minneapolis. Bridgewater believes he can return to the Pro Bowl level he was at with the Vikings before suffering a serious knee injury in August 2016. He signed a one-year deal with the Jets last week and is eager to prove that he can play at a high level. (Bruce Kluckhohn/AP Photo)

Now with Jets, Teddy Bridgewater believes he can return to the Pro Bowl level he was at with the Vikings before suffering a serious knee injury in August 2016



1 p.m., ESPN2 — Spring training: Houston Astros at Washington Nationals from Palm Beach, Fla.

4 p.m., MLB Network — Spring training:  Chicago Cubs at Texas Rangers from Surprise, Ariz.


7 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Toronto Raptors at Cleveland Cavaliers.

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA women: Central Missouri vs. Union (Tenn.) in Division II semifinal from Sioux Falls, S.D.

7:30 p.m., MSG — NBA: New York Knicks at Miami Heat.

7:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — NBA: Charlotte Hornets at Brooklyn Nets.

8 p.m., ESPN2 — NIT: Western Kentucky at Oklahoma State in a quarterfinal.

9:30 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Washington Wizards at San Antonio Spurs.

9:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA women: Ashland vs. Indiana (Pa.) in Division II semifinal from Sioux Falls, S.D.

10 p.m., ESPN2 — NIT: Utah at Saint Mary's in a quarterfinal.


2 p.m., NBCSN — United States vs. China in Women's World Championship from North Bay, Ontario.

Figure Skating

Noon, NBCSN — World Championships women's short program from Milan. (taped today)


2 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Dell Technologies Match Play from Austin, Texas.


8 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Boston Bruins at St. Louis Blues.


11 a.m., Tennis Channel — Miami Open.

7 p.m., Tennis Channel — Miami Open.