Dahlin to Sabres, Svechnikov to Canes to start NHL draft

The top three picks at Friday's NHL draft, from left, Rasmus Dahlin (Buffalo Sabres), Andrei Svechnikov (Carolina Hurricanes), and Jesperi Kotkaniemi (Montreal Canadians) pose for a photo in Dallas. (Michael Ainsworth/AP Photo)

Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin went first overall to the Buffalo Sabres and Russian winger Andrei Svechnikov second to the Carolina Hurricanes in the two most predictable developments of Friday's NHL draft.

NHL draft action likely to begin with Montreal's third pick

NHL Draft prospect Rasmus Dahlin talks to the media Thursday in Dallas. The NHL Draft takes place Friday and Saturday in Dallas. (Michael Ainsworth/AP Photo)

The Montreal Canadiens can make the first real move with the third pick in the NHL draft

Plenty of trade chatter heading into NHL draft

Pittsburgh right wing Phil Kessel skates with the puck during the first period in Game 1 of an NHL Eastern Conference second-round playoff series against the Capitals on April 26 in Washington. With GMs meeting Thursday in Dallas and around each other this weekend at the draft, trade talk is percolating before free agency opens July. Kessel, Ottawa winger Mike Hoffman, Buffalo center Ryan O’Reilly, Montreal captain Max Pacioretty and Washington backup goaltender Philipp Grubauer could all be on the move in the next several days. (Nick Wass/AP Photo)

General managers looking to make moves at the NHL draft found out the salary cap for next season will be $79.5 million, an increase of $4.5 million from last year


Ollie did enough wrong to warrant his firing by UConn

University officials brought him here to clean up Jim Calhoun’s debris, lest we forget that...



Islanders hire Trotz as coach fresh off winning Stanley Cup

Capitals head coach Barry Trotz answers a question during a news conference in Las Vegas on May 29. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

When Barry Trotz left the Washington Capitals fresh off winning the Stanley Cup, the New York Islanders couldn't move fast enough to talk to him.

Devils' Taylor Hall edges MacKinnon, wins NHL MVP award

Taylor Hall of the New Jersey Devils poses on the red carpet before the NHL Awards on Wednesday at Las Vegas. Hall won the Hart Trophy as the league's MVP. (AP Photo/John Locher)

New Jersey's Taylor Hall and the hometown Vegas Golden Knights went home with major honors from the NHL Awards.

Trotz resigns as coach of Stanley Cup-winning Capitals

Capitals head coach Barry Trotz smiles towards Alex Ovechkin, right, after Ovechkin's goal in the second period of a March 12 game against Winnipeg in Washington. Trotz has resigned from the Capitals after leading them to the Stanley Cup. The team announced Trotz’s resignation Monday. (Alex Brandon/AP Photo)

Barry Trotz has resigned as coach of the Washington Capitals after leading them to the Stanley Cup


UConn football camp provides an opportunity for players to get noticed

UConn head football coach Randy Edsall huddles his team before they start spring workout drills on March 2 at the Burton Family Football Complex in Storrs. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Eleven members of this fall's incoming recruiting class, including Khyon Gillespie and Oneil Robinson II of Capital Prep Magnet School in Hartford, previously attended UConn football camp.

UConn: Ollie fired for impermissible contact, workouts

UConn coach Kevin Ollie, right, gestures during a game against Rutgers on March 5, 2014 at Storrs. Assistant coach Glen Miller is at left. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

The University of Connecticut fired men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie after finding NCAA violations that included improper training sessions and improper contact with recruits.


Gators chomped: Arkansas off to CWS finals, tops Florida 5-2

Arkansas' Casey Martin gestures after scoring on an RBI single against Florida in the first inning of Friday's College World Series in Omaha, Neb. The Razorbacks beat top-seeded Florida, 5-2, to both earn a spot in the finals and elimate the defending national champions. (Nati Harnik/AP Photo)

Gators chomped: Arkansas off to College World Series finals with 5-2 win over defending national champions

Oregon State stays alive at College World Series

Oregon State's Brandon Eisert pitches against Mississippi State in the seventh inning of Friday's College World Series in Omaha, Neb. Oregon State won, 12-2. (Nati Harnik/AP Photo)

Oregon State used a five-run second inning to build a big lead and beat Mississippi State 12-2 in the College World Series on Friday to set up a bracket final rematch.


Local roundup: Lungarini named executive director of CAS

Pomperaug High School Principal Glenn Lungarini was named executive director of the Connecticut Association of Schools on Friday.

Local roundup: UConn men release non-league schedule

Two former Big East rivals, including defending national champion Villanova, are featured non-conference foes on the UConn men's basketball schedule for the 2018-19 season.


Brian Harman takes lead at Travelers Championship

Bubba Watson tries to coax his putt in for a birdie on the eighth hole during second-round action of the Travelers Championship on Friday at Cromwell. (John Woike/Hartford Courant via AP)

Brian Harman shot a 66 on Friday to move to 10-under par and into first place after the morning rounds at the Travelers Championship.

Bellinger slams sinking Mets; Dodgers win 5-2

The Dodgers' Cody Bellinger flips his bat aside after hitting a grand slam in the sixth inning of Friday's game against the Mets at Citi Field. The Dodgers won, 5-2. (Julie Jacobson/AP Photo)

Cody Bellinger hit a grand slam to break a scoreless tie in the sixth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the sinking New York Mets 5-2 on Friday night behind Alex Wood's effective pitching.


Dream hand Sun their fourth straight loss

The Connecticut Sun shot poorly, turned it over to many times, and were nearly doubled-up on free throw attempts as they lost their fourth straight game on Friday night, 75-70, to the Atlanta Dream.

Injured Sun head back on the road to face infirmed Dream

Chiney Ogwumike of the Sun, left, steals the ball from Elena Delle Donne of the Mystics in the second half of a WNBA game on June 13 at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Connecticut Sun and Atlanta Dream have both been troubled by injuries of late. Sun post Chiney Ogwumike (knee) is probable for Friday's game at Atlanta and forward Alyssa Thomas is doubtful.


Auto Racing

6:55 a.m., ESPN2 — Formula One French Grand Prix practice from Le Castellet, France.

9:55 a.m., ESPN2 — Formula One French Grand Prix qualifying from Le Castellet, France.

1:30 p.m., FS1 — NHRA Summit Racing Equipment Nationals qualifying from Norwalk, Ohio. (taped today)

2:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup Toyota/Save Mart 350 qualifying from Sonoma, Calif.

6:30 p.m., NBCSN — IndyCar Kohler Grand Prix qualifying from Elkhart Lake, Wis.

8:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Eaton 200 from Madison, Ill.


2 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Texas Rangers at Minnesota Twins.

4 p.m., FS1, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays.

6 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — NYP: Brooklyn Cyclones at Connecticut Tigers.

7 p.m., Ch. 61, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Seattle Mariners at Boston Red Sox.

7 p.m., WOR (710-AM) — MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets.

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

8 p.m., MLB NetworkMLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Los Angeles Angels. (joined in progress)


8 p.m., ESPN2 — Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Juan Carlos Salgado in a junior welterweight bout from Los Angeles.


7:30 p.m., CBSSN — Arena: Albany Empire at Baltimore Brigade.


8 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: BMW International Open from Pulheim, Germany.

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

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

3 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: NW Arkansas Championship from Rogers.

5 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: American Family Insurance Championship from Madison, Wis. (taped today)

11 p.m., Golf Channel — Asian Tour: Korea Open from Cheonan, South Korea.

Horse Racing

9 a.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Diamond Jubilee Stakes from Ascot, England.


6 p.m., NBCSB — MLL: New York Lizards at Boston Cannons.

Motorcycle Racing

3 p.m., NBCSN — AMA Tennessee National from Blountville.

5 p.m., NBCSN — American Flat Track OKC Mile from Oklahoma City.


8 a.m., Ch. 61 — World Cup: Belgium vs. Tunisia from Moscow.

11 a.m., Ch. 61 — World Cup: South Korea vs. Mexico from Rostov-on-Don, Russia.

2 p.m., Ch. 61 — World Cup: Germany vs. Sweden from Sochi, Russia.

7 p.m., ESPNews — NWSL: Orlando Pride at Washington Spirit.


5:30 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Gerry Weber Open from Halle, Germany; Queen's Club Championships from London.

Track & Field

4 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — USATF Outdoor Championships from Des Moines, Iowa.