Canadian women beat U.S. 2-0 to win inaugural Rivalry Series

The inaugural Rivalry Series was created to give Canada and the United States another opportunity to put the world's best female hockey teams on the ice together.

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New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider (35) shares a moment with goaltender Keith Kinkaid (1) after the Devils defeated the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 on Sunday night at Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Kyle Palmieri had a goal and two assists, and Cory Schneider made 34 saves to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 4-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night.

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Boston's goaltender Jaroslav Halak deflects a shot as Ducks left wing Max Jones falls and Boston defensemen John Moore, back left, and Kevan Miller watch during the second period of Friday's game in Anaheim, Calif. Boston won, 3-0. (Mark J. Terrill/AP Photo)

Halak makes 30 saves as Boston Bruins blank Anaheim Ducks 3-0 for 4th straight win

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The Islanders' Thomas Greiss, left, makes a save as teammate Nick Leddy, right, and the Blue Jackets' Josh Anderson look for the rebound during the second period of Thursday's game in Columbus, Ohio. The Islanders won, 3-0. (Jay LaPrete/AP Photo)

Thomas Greiss stopped 31 shots for his fourth shutout of the season and the New York Islanders beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0

NHL goalies do best to defend the unpredictable at net

Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky makes a save as teammate Ryan Murray, top right, tries to clear the puck away from Washington's Nicklas Backstrom, top left, and Lars Eller during the third period of Tuesday's game in Columbus, Ohio. The Blue Jackets won, 3-0. (Jay LaPrete/AP Photo)

NHL goaltenders prepare for the unpredictable, ready for pucks deflecting off sticks, bodies, feet or divot in the ice

NHL roundup

Penguins goaltender Matt Murray gloves a shot during the third period of Wednesday's game against Edmonton in Pittsburgh. The Penguins won 3-1. (Gene J. Puskar/AP Photo)

Matt Murray robbed Connor McDavid on a penalty shot for one of his 38 saves and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the struggling Edmonton Oilers 3-1

UCONN

Collier leads No. 4 UConn to rout of UCF

UConn forward Napheesa Collier (24) drives around Central Florida forward Masseny Kaba (5) during the second half of Sunday's game at Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)

Naphessa Collier had 18 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and four steals to help No. 4 UConn rout UCF 78-41 on Sunday.

UConn men fight to the finish in loss to No. 9 Houston

UConn's Tarin Smith, center, is pressured by Houston's Corey Davis Jr., left, Galen Robinson Jr., back center, and DeJon Jarreau, right, during the first half Thursday night's 71-63 loss to the No. 9 Cougars at the XL Center in Hartford. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Small victories are taking the place of bigger ones for the UConn basketball program. In their current state, the Huskies can compete with but not beat top 10 ranked teams.

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Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu goes up to shoot against Oregon State's Mikayla Pivec during the second quarter of Friday's game in Eugene, Ore. Ionescu had 29 points and nine assists to lead the No. 3 Ducks past ninth-ranked Oregon State, 77-68. (Chris Pietsch/AP Photo)

Sabrina Ionescu had 29 points and nine assists and No. 3 Oregon beat No. 9 Oregon State 77-68 for its 17th straight win

No. 1 Volunteers visit No. 5 Kentucky to start demanding stretch

Tennessee guard Admiral Schofield shoots as he's defended by South Carolina forward Maik Kotsar, left, and forward Chris Silva, right, during the second half of Wednesday's game in Knoxville, Tenn. Top-ranked Tennessee won, 85-73. (Wade Payne/AP photo)

No. 1 Tennessee has demanding late-season schedule starting with trip to No. 5 Kentucky

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Leonard scores 1,000th point as East Lyme wins ECC D-I title again

Luke Leonard scored his 1,000th career point as East Lyme won its second straight ECC Division I boys' basketball championship with a 66-38 victory over Ledyard on Monday night.

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A weekly look at The Day's local college programs as well as highlights from former local high school athletes who have continued their careers at colleges outside the region.

Career high from Crawford leads Black Wolves to 17-11 win over the (new) Wings

The New England Black Wolves used to be the Philadelphia Wings before moving their home to Mohegan Sun Arena in 2014 and reinventing themselves as part of the southeastern Connecticut landscape.

PROFESSIONAL

Manfred: Slow market may be 'much ado about nothing'

Rob Manfred, commissioner of Major League Baseball, speaks during a news conference on Feb. 8 at owners meetings in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred predicts top free agents will all get deals and the second slow free-agent market won't have lasting significance.

Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe dies at 92

In this Sept. 2, 1949, file photo, Brooklyn Dodgers Dodger catcher Roy Campanella, left, congratulates pitcher Don Newcombe after an 8-0 win against the New York Giants at the Polo Grounds in New York. (AP Photo/Matty Zimmern)

Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died. He was 92.

CT SUN

Sun having a quiet offseason

Connecticut Sun coach Curt Miller goes over strategy with point guard Jasmine Thomas during a game last season at Mohegan Sun Arena. Thomas recently re-signed and Miller, who also serves as general manager, has 12 players under contract. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

It’s been a relatively quiet offseason for the Connecticut Sun by pro sports standards. It resigned point guard Jasmine Thomas last week, giving them 12 players under contract who will comprise their 2019 roster, barring the unforeseen.

Jasmine Thomas re-signs with Sun

Connecticut Sun guard Jasmine Thomas drives to the basket against the Los Angeles Sparks in a WNBA game on Aug. 19, 2018 at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Point guard Jasmine Thomas has resigned with Connecticut Sun, the team announced Thursday. Thomas was named an All-Defensive first-team pick for the second year in a row last season, as chosen by WNBA coaches.

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Basketball

6 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Dayton at Davidson.

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Vanderbilt at Tennessee.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Purdue at Indiana.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Wake Forest at Notre Dame.

7 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Nebraska at Penn State.

7:30 p.m., theday.com — High school girls: New London vs. Bacon Academy in Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I tournament final from Norwich.

8 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Rhode Island at Virginia Commonwealth.

9 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Kentucky at Missouri.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Baylor at Iowa State.

9 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Florida State at Clemson.

10 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: UNLV at Wyoming.

Hockey

7 p.m., MSG — NHL: New York Rangers at Carolina Hurricanes.

7 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) — NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at New Jersey Devils.

8 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs at St. Louis Blues.

Soccer

3 p.m., TNT — Champions League: Bayern Munich at Liverpool.

Tennis

6 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Rio de Janeiro Open; ATP Open 13 from Marseille, France; WTA Duty Free Championships from Dubai; WTA Hungarian Ladies Open from Budapest; ATP Delray Beach Open from Florida.