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Keeping schools out of NIL dealings opened door for boosters

The NCAA seems to have inadvertently opened the door for boosters when it comes to college athletes cashing in on their fame

NCAA clarifies compensation rules but is crackdown likely?

FILE - Ohio State gathers before an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game against Alabama in Miami Gardens, Fla., Jan. 11, 2021. In 2019, California became the first state to pass a law allowing athletes to earn money on endorsements, autograph signings and other activities, and by July 2021, the NCAA lifted its decades-old ban. Football players earn the most, followed by women’s and men’s basketball players, according to Opendorse. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

College sports leaders are trying to send a warning to schools and boosters it believes have crossed a line when it comes to paying athletes for endorsement and sponsorship deals: There are still rules and they will be enforced

As college sports evolve, what will be NCAA president's job?

NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks at a news conference at the Target Center, site of of the Women's Final Four on March 30 in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The NCAA is looking for a new president

NCAA President Mark Emmert stepping down no later than 2023

In this March 30 file photo, NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks at a news conference at the Target Center, site of of the Women's Final Four, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

NCAA President Mark Emmert is stepping down after 12 years on the job

COLUMNS

Asjha Jones: All hail the CT Sun's 'marble pillar'

Asjha Jones rightfully immortalized as a CT Sun great

UCONN FOOTBALL

Ravens select UConn defensive tackle Travis Jones in third round

UConn defensive lineman Travis Jones speaks during a press conference at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis on March. Jones, who graduated from Wilbur Cross in New Haven, was selected by the Baltimore Ravens with the 76th overall pick in the third round of Friday's NFL Draft in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

UConn defensive tackle Travis Jones was selected in the third round of Friday night's NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens.

UConn developing a solid group of wide receivers this spring

UConn will be wrapping up spring workouts on Friday by holding a Blue/White Showcase at 7 p.m. at Morrone Stadium. The practice is open to the public and gates open at 5:30.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Avery Point eliminated from NJCAA regional

The season ended abruptly for the UConn Avery Point baseball team on Sunday.

Martinez, Driscoll playing vital roles for Mitchell baseball team

New London's Lelo Martinez is having a breakout season for the NCAA tourney-bound Mariners, batting .379 with 53 hits, 34 RBI and 11 stolen bases while playing flawlessly at shortstop. (Photo courtesy of Steve McLaughlin/Mitchell athletics)

Both former Eastern Connecticut Conference players — Martinez from New London and Driscoll from Waterford — played vital roles in the Mariners claiming the program's seventh bid to the NCAA tourney.

Local roundup: Avery Point stays unbeaten in NJCAA baseball regional

The UConn Avery Point baseball team is one win away from the NJCAA Division II World Series.

PROFESSIONAL

Celtics oust defending NBA champion Bucks in Game 7

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) drives toward the basket past Milwaukee Bucks guard Pat Connaughton, left, and forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, right, during the second half of Game 7 of an NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinals playoff series, Sunday, May 15, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Grant Williams scored a career-high 27 points and hit seven 3-pointers, Jayson Tatum added 23 and the Boston Celtics set a Game 7 record with 22 3-pointers to eliminate the NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks 109-81 on Sunday in the Eastern Conference...

Panarin lifts Rangers past Penguins 4-3 in OT in Game 7

New York Rangers left wing Artemi Panarin (10) reacts with teammates after scoring the game winning goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during overtime in Game 7 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series Sunday, May 15, 2022, in New York. The Rangers won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Artemi Panarin scored a power-play goal 4:46 into overtime and the New York Rangers beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 to advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs

ON THE AIR

Baseball

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

7 p.m., NESN, WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Houston Astros at Boston Red Sox.

7 p.m., SNY, WCBS (880-AM) — MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets.

11 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers. (joined in progress)

Hockey

9 a.m., NHL Network — World Championship: Slovakia vs. Canada from Helsinki.

1 p.m., NHL Network — World Championship: Finland vs. United States from Tampere, Finland.

Soccer

3 p.m., USA — Premier League: Arsenal at Newcastle United.

Tennis

4 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Lyon Open from France; ATP Geneva Open from Switzerland; WTA Strasbourg International from France; WTA Princess Lalla from Rabat, Morocco; French Open qualifying from Paris.

4 a.m. (Tuesday), Tennis Channel — ATP: Lyon Open from France; ATP Geneva Open from Switzerland; WTA Strasbourg International from France; WTA Princess Lalla from Rabat, Morocco; French Open qualifying from Paris.