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UMass beats St. Cloud State 5-0, wins first NCAA title

UMass' Reed Lebster celebrates with teammate Zac Jones after scoring against St. Cloud State during the first period of Saturday night's NCAA Frozen Four national championship game in Pittsburgh. UMass won its first national title with a 5-0 win. (Keith Srakocic/AP Photo)

Filip Lindberg had 25 saves, Aaron Bohlinger scored his first career goal, and Massachusetts beat St. Cloud State 5-0 to win the program’s first NCAA title

Young CGA softball team shows some resolve in split with Wheaton

Coast Guard Academy splits a NEWMAC softball doubleheader with Wheaton College, bouncing back from a tough 2-0 loss in the opener to cruise 9-1 in the second game.

UMass tops two-time defending champion Minn. Duluth in semis

Massachusetts' Garrett Wait celebrates with Josh Lopina and Ty Farmer after scoring in overtime to give their team a 3-2 win over two-time defending national champion Minnesota Duluth in an NCAA Frozen Four semifinal in Pittsburgh on Thursday, April 8, 2021. (Keith Srakocic/AP Photo)

Garrett Wait scored in overtime and short-handed Massachusetts beat two-time defending champion Minnesota Duluth 3-2 in the Frozen Four semifinals

St. Cloud State advances to its first national title game

St. Cloud State's Nolan Walker celebrates after scoring the go-ahead goal with less than a minute left to break a tie against Minnesota State during the third period of an NCAA men's Frozen Four hockey semifinal on Thursday, April 8, 2021 in Pittsburgh. St. Cloud State won 5-4 to advance to Saturday's championship game. (Keith Srakocic/AP Photo)

Nolan Walker scored on a redirection with 53.2 seconds left and St. Cloud State held off Minnesota State 5-4 to advance to the program’s first national championship game

$50M suit alleges retaliation over allegations against coach

Then-LSU head coach Les Miles watches his team warm up before a Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 football game against Florida in Baton Rouge, La. In a $50 million federal racketeering lawsuit, an associate athletic director at LSU accuses university officials of retaliating against her for reporting racist remarks and inappropriate sexual behavior by Miles. (Gerald Herbert/AP Photo)

An associate athletic director at Louisiana State University has filed a $50 million lawsuit accusing university officials of retaliating against her for reporting repeated racist remarks and inappropriate sexual behavior by a former head football...

COLUMNS

What does Waterford have over East Lyme? Try everything

As Waterford thrives, East Lyme's sports facilities don't compare

MORE COLLEGE SPORTS

Guards stayed at Baylor, paving way for Drew's dream title

Baylor guard Jared Butler cuts down the net after the championship game against Gonzaga in the men's Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Monday, April 5, 2021, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Baylor won 86-70. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Scott Drew uttered the far-fetched idea of Baylor being national champion when he was introduced as coach nearly 18 years ago

NCAA may consider single site for part of future tourneys

An NCAA official says the governing body may consider using a single site for later rounds of men’s college basketball tournaments following a successful run in Indianapolis

Baylor rolls past Gonzaga in NCAA men's basketball title game

Baylor head coach Scott Drew gets a hug from guard Mark Vital at the end of the championship game against Gonzaga in the men's Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Monday, April 5, 2021, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Baylor won 86-70. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

The fresh-as-can-be Baylor Bears obliterated wobbly-legged Gonzaga’s march to perfection in an 86-70 runaway in the national title game

Tar Heels turn to assistant Davis as Williams' successor

North Carolina has promoted assistant coach Hubert Davis to take over the storied men’s basketball program

UCONN FOOTBALL

Despite abrupt spring ending, Edsall says UConn football program is ready to go

UConn head coach Randy Edsall talks to quarterback Jack Zergiotis (11) during a 2019 game against Central Florida in Orlando. Zergiotis is battling two others for the starting quarterback job when the Huskies resume play this fall. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Early last August, the Huskies opted out of playing the 2020 fall season due to health and safety concerns involving the COVID-19 pandemic, sending the program into unchartered waters.

UConn football cuts spring season short due to positive COVID tests

UConn announced Monday that its football team will not hold its final three scheduled practices of the spring season due to positive COVID-19 test results among Tier I personnel and subsequent contact tracing protocols.

UCONN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Anna Makurat leaving UConn women's basketball program

UConn's Anna Makurat (24), a sophomore guard from Poland, has announced on Tuesday her intentions to transfer to another school to compete her college career. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn, File)

UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma announced Tuesday that sophomore Anna Makurat has decided to transfer and has entered her name in the NCAA transfer portal.

UConn's Bueckers wins Wooden Award

UConn guard Paige Bueckers looks to pass up court during the first half of Friday's NCAA tournament semifinal against Arizona at the Alamodome in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

UConn women's basketball guard Paige Bueckers was selected as the 2021 Wooden Award recipient, as announced by the Los Angeles Athletic Club Monday.

UConn women, once disconnected on the court, made this fun again in 2021

UConn is expected to return its entire roster next season, including freshman guard Paige Bueckers, who was a consensus first team All-American and won three national player of the year awards. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The players were closer off the court than any team UConn coach Geno Auriemma has had recently, perhaps because of the months they spent together, unable to leave campus due to COVID-19. On the court there was a disconnect.

Postcard from San Antonio: Just wait until next year

I was so close to the court Friday night, I could even see ESPN sideline reporter Holly Rowe. (Vickie Fulkerson/The Day)

Well, it's Sunday and time for me to leave San Antonio after 11 days.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Holdridge lifts CGA men to 19-12 lacrosse win over Clark

Waterford's Caleb Holdridge had six goals and two assists as Coast Guard Academy outlasted Clark 19-12 in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference men's lacrosse game on Saturday.

After a year off, Mystic Schooners will resume play June 3

East Lyme High School graduate Trystan Levesque, now a freshman at the University of Rhode Island, will be a member of the Mystic Schooners' pitching staff this summer in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. The Schooners begin play with a home game on June 3. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

After enduring a summer without Mystic Schooners baseball, general manager Dennis Long can’t wait for the first pitch of the 2021 season.

Local roundup: Conn College volleyball wins in its return

Bronxville, N.Y. — The Connecticut College volleyball team played its first match since Nov. 1, 2019, and came away with a win, beating Sarah Lawrence 3-0 on Friday.

PROFESSIONAL

AL champion Rays beat Yankees 4-0

Tampa Bay Rays' Randy Arozarena celebrates his solo home run off New York Yankees starting pitcher Domingo German with second baseman Brandon Lowe (8) during the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 10, 2021, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Austin Meadows and Randy Arozarena homered off Domingo Germán, helping the Tampa Bay Rays extend their mastery over the New York Yankees with a 4-0 victory

DeGrom Ks 14, but Marlins top Mets 3-0

New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) walks off the field after striking out Miami Marlins' Jesus Aguilar in the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, April 10, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Jazz Chisholm Jr. hit a stunning homer off an otherwise dominant Jacob deGrom, Trevor Rogers beat the two-time Cy Young Award winner for the second time and the Miami Marlins three-hit the New York Mets 3-0

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

Noon, FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity The Cook Out 250 from Martinsville, Va.

4 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Cup Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 from Martinsville, Va.

Baseball

1 p.m., NESN, WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles.

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

1 p.m., SNY, WCBS (880-AM) — MLB: Miami Marlins at New York Mets.

1 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Virginia at Clemson.

4 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Ohio State at Michigan.

4 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Florida State at Louisville.

4 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Washington Nationals at Los Angeles Dodgers.

7 p.m., ESPN — MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves.

Basketball

3 p.m., NBCSB — NBA: Boston Celtics at Denver Nuggets.

8 p.m., MSG — NBA: Toronto Raptors at New York Knicks.

10 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Miami Heat at Portland Trail Blazers.

Bowling

2 p.m., FS1 — PBA: U.S. Open from Reno, Nev.

Curling

6 p.m., NBCSN — Men: World Championship from Calgary, Alberta.

Fishing

8 a.m., FS1 — Bassmaster Elite Series from Orange, Texas.

Golf

2 p.m., Ch. 3 — PGA: The Masters from Augusta, Ga.

Hockey

2 p.m., NHL Network — NHL: Buffalo Sabres at Philadelphia Flyers.

7 p.m., NESN — NHL: Washington Capitals at Boston Bruins.

7 p.m., MSG Plus — NHL: New York Rangers at New York Islanders.

7 p.m., NHL Network — NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at New Jersey Devils.

Horse Racing

1 p.m., FS2 — Live racing from New York.

4 p.m., FS1 — Live racing from New York.

Lacrosse

Noon, ESPNU — NCAA women: Rutgers at Johns Hopkins.

Rodeo

6 p.m., CBSSN — PBR: First Premier Bank Invitational from Sioux Falls, S.D. (taped today)

Rugby

3 p.m., CBSSN — MLR: United New York at Rugby ATL.

12:30 a.m. (Monday), NBCSN — Champions Cup: Racing 92 at Bordeaux Bègles. (taped today)

Soccer

2:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — Serie A: Atalanta at Fiorentina.

10 p.m., FS1 — Liga MX: Mazatlán at Tijuana.

Softball

2 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Louisiana State at Missouri.

Swimming

10 p.m., NBCSN — Pro Swim Series from Mission Viejo, Calif. (taped today)

Tennis

7 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Monte Carlo Masters from Monaco.

10:45 a.m., Tennis Channel — WTA: Volvo Car Open doubles final from Charleston, S.C.

1 p.m., Tennis Channel — WTA: Volvo Car Open singles final from Charleston, S.C.