Gators hold off Texas Tech 9-6 at CWS to make bracket final

Florida's JJ Schwarz looks skyward after hitting a two-run home run against Texas Tech during the sixth inning of Thursday's College World Series elimination game in Omaha, Neb. Florida won 9-6. (Nati Harnik/AP Photo)

Gators hold off Texas Tech 9-6 at College World Series to make bracket final

Clemson's Swinney not worried despite several QB transfers

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney not concerned about losing quarterback depth after several of his passers transferred out of the program this offseason

Fletcher's bat helps Arkansas beat Red Raiders 7-4 at CWS

Casey Martin of Arkansas, rear, scores behind Texas Tech catcher Braxton Fulford on a single by Dominic Fletcher in the eighth inning of Wednesday's game at the College World Series in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Dominic Fletcher went 4 for 4 with a homer and four RBIs and Arkansas pitchers struck out 14 in a 7-4 victory over Texas Tech in the College World Series on Wednesday.

Oregon State rallies after delay to beat Huskies 14-5 at CWS

Oregon State's Tyler Malone, right, is greeted by Kyle Nobach (28) and Cadyn Grenier (2) after he hit a solo home run against Washington in the eighth inning of Monday's College World Series elimination game in Omaha, Neb. Oregon State won 14-5. (Nati Harnik/AP Photo)

Oregon State overcomes early deficit, pours on offense after long delay in 14-5 College World Series win over Huskies

Texas Tech stuns Gators 6-3 in College World Series opener

Texas Tech's Cody Farhat celebrates after scoring against Florida on a base hit by Gabe Holt in the ninth inning of Sunday's College World Series game in Omaha, Neb. Texas Tech stunned the defending national champions and top-seeded Gators, 6-3. (Nati Harnik/AP Photo)

Texas Tech stuns defending national champion Florida with 6-3 win in College World Series

COLUMNS

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...

MORE COLLEGE SPORTS

Arkansas rides eight-run inning to 11-5 CWS win over Longhorns

Arkansas' Jared Gates slides back to first base after overshooting it on a single in the fourth inning of Sunday's College World Series game against Texas in Omaha, Neb. Arkansas won, 11-5. (Nati Harnik/AP Photo)

Arkansas rides 8-run inning to an 11-5 win over Longhorns in College World Series

Bulldogs' walk-off win over Huskies in CWS is third in eight games

Mississippi State's Hunter Stovall celebrates as he scores the winning run on a walk-off single by Luke Alexander in the ninth inning, giving the Bulldogs a 1-0 victory over Washington in Omaha, Neb. (Nati Harnik/AP Photo)

Luke Alexander's walk-off RBI single in 9th gives Mississippi State 1-0 win over Washington in College World Series

Tar Heels knock out Heimlich early, beat Beavers 8-6 in CWS

North Carolina's Michael Buschis greeted by Brandon Riley after scoring on a fly ball by Riley in the third inning of Saturday's College World Series game against Oregon State in Omaha, Neb. North Carolina won, 8-6. (Nati Harnik/AP Photo)

North Carolina knocks Heimlich out early, beats Beavers 8-6 in College World Series opener

Florida's Brady Singer named winner of Dick Howser Trophy

Florida pitcher Brady Singer throws during practice on Friday at Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Florida pitcher Brady Singer has been honored with the Dick Howser Trophy as college baseball's player of the year.

UCONN FOOTBALL

UConn Coaches Road Show brings out passionate fans, starts new tradition

From left, UConn coaches Randy Edsall (football), Danny Hurley (men's basketball), Geno Auriemma (women's basketball) and Jim Penders (baseball) speak with broadcaster Bob Joyce during Thursday night's UConn Coaches Road Show in Stamford. (Gavin Keefe/The Day)

Dan Hurley knew UConn fans were passionate from his playing days at Seton Hall University.

UConn coaches enjoy taking their show on the road

Baseball coach Jim Penders received a standing ovation before speaking to a big crowd in Glastonbury at the kick-off event of the UConn Huskies Coaches Road Show,

LOCAL ROUNDUP

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.

Schooners back for another summer with a new look

One hour before first pitch, there's a flurry of activity at the Shipyard, home of the Mystic Schooners.

Southard promoted to CGA's assistant AD for media relations

Coast Guard Academy's Jason Southard has been elevated to assistant athletic director for media relations after completing his 23rd season as the director of athletic media relations.

PROFESSIONAL

Celtics pick Texas A&M's Robert Williams in NBA draft

Celtics coach Brad Stevens speaks during Thursday's news conference in Boston after the team selected Robert Williams of Texas A&M with the 27th pick in the NBA Draft. (Elise Amendola/AP Photo)

The Boston Celtics have selected Texas A&M power forward Robert Williams with the No. 27 pick in the NBA draft

Porcello allows 1 hit through 7; Red Sox beat Twins 9-2

Rick Porcello of the Red Sox throws a pitch in the first inning of Thursday's game against the Twins at Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Rick Porcello allowed one hit in seven innings, Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi homered, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 9-2 Thursday to avoid a series sweep.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

5:55 a.m., ESPNU — Formula One French Grand Prix practice from Le Castellet, France.

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

5:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup Toyota/Save Mart 350 final practice from Sonoma, Calif.

Baseball

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

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

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

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

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

8 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Arkansas vs. Florida in College World Series from Omaha, Neb.

Basketball

7 p.m., NBCSB — WNBA: Connecticut Sun at Atlanta Dream.

7:30 p.m., FS1 — Big3 from Houston.

10 p.m., ESPN2 — WNBA: New York Liberty at Las Vegas Aces.

Boxing

10 p.m., Showtime — Claressa Shields vs. Hanna Gabriels and Christina Hammer vs. Tori Nelson in women's middleweight bouts from Detroit.

Football

7 p.m., ESPN2 — CFL: Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Montreal Alouettes.

Golf

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

12:30 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: American Family Insurance Championship from Madison, Wis.

3:30 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Travelers Championship from Cromwell.

6:30 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: NW Arkansas Championship from Rogers.

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

Hockey

7:30 p.m., NBCSN — NHL Draft from Dallas.

Horse Racing

8:30 a.m., NBCSN — Coronation Stakes and Commonwealth Cup from Ascot, England.

Soccer

8 a.m., FS1 — World Cup: Brazil vs. Costa Rica from St. Petersburg, Russia.

11 a.m., Ch. 61 — World Cup: Nigeria vs. Iceland from Volgograd, Russia.

2 p.m., Ch. 61 — World Cup: Serbia vs. Switzerland from Kaliningrad, Russia.

Talk Show

6:05 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — Sports Talk with Bill Donovan.

Tennis

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

Track & Field

11 p.m., NBCSN — USATF Outdoor Championships from Des Moines, Iowa. (taped today)