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Virginia staves off elimination for sixth time to reach CWS

Virginia's Nic Kent (4) celebrates his fourth inning home run with Jake Gelof during Monday's NCAA tournament super regional game against Dallas Baptist on Monday in Columbia, S.C. Virginia won, 5-2, to clinch the series. (Sean Rayford/AP Photo)

No team’s road to Omaha was as bumpy as Virginia’s

Stanford, Vanderbilt heading to CWS after super regional sweeps heading to CWS after super regional sweeps

Vanderbilt's Enrique Bradfield Jr. (51) hugs winning pitcher Jack Leiter after Saturday's 4-1 win over East Carolina to sweep its NCAA super regional series in Nashville, Tenn. (Mark Humphrey/AP Photo)

Reigning national champion Vanderbilt and Stanford swept their NCAA super regionals and became the first teams to lock up spots in the College World Series

CFP expansion could increase annual revenue to $2 billion

A new College Football Playoff with triple the number of teams involved could bring in three times as much money to the conferences and schools that share the wealth

Schembechler son, players say Michigan coach knew of abuse

Matt Schembechler, son of former University of Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler, participates in a news conference, Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Novi, Mich. Schembechler described Thursday how he was molested and sexually assaulted by the team's longtime doctor and how his father turned a blind eye when he was told about the abuse. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)

One of legendary University of Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler’s sons and two of his former players have described in detail how they were molested by the team’s longtime doctor and how Schembechler turned a blind eye when they...

College Football Playoff considering expansion to 12 teams

The College Football Playoff is considering an expansion from four to 12 teams

COLUMNS

Of Gerrit Cole, Paul Menhart, spin rate and soft contact

One needn't throw 100 mph to be an effective pitcher

MORE COLLEGE SPORTS

Juarez leads Oklahoma past Florida State for fifth title

Oklahoma's Jayda Coleman, center, celebrates at home plate with teammates Jana Johns, left, and Grace Lyons, right, following her home run against Florida State in the second inning of the final game of the NCAA Women's College World Series softball championship series Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Giselle Juarez threw her second consecutive complete game and Oklahoma won its fifth national championship, beating Florida State 5-1 in the Women’s College World Series

Sooners top Florida State 6-2, force decisive Game 3 at WCWS

Oklahoma's Tiare Jennings, left, celebrates at second base next to Florida State' Josie Muffley after a double in the first inning of the second game of the NCAA Women's College World Series softball championship series Wednesday, June 9, 2021, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Jocelyn Alo’s go-ahead homer in the sixth inning helped Oklahoma beat Florida State 6-2 on Wednesday night and force a decisive Game 3 for the Women’s College World Series title

Lawmakers agree NCAA needs NIL help, but how much and when?

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., chair of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, left, greets Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick, center, and NCAA President Mark Emmert, as her panel holds a hearing Wednesday on student athlete compensation and federal legislative proposals to enable athletes participating in collegiate sports to monetize their name, image, and likeness, at the Capitol. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo)

A federal law governing how college athletes can earn money off their fame seems like a certainty

Knack for clutch hits has Tennessee Vols two wins from CWS

Tennessee celebrates after defeating Wright State 9-8 on a walk-off grand slam in the ninth inning of an NCAA tournament regional game on June 4 in Knoxville, Tenn. (Calvin Mattheis/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

The Tennessee Volunteers have had quite a knack for coming through in the clutch and because of those timely hits they are two wins away from the program’s first College World Series berth in 16 years

UCONN FOOTBALL

UConn, CBS Sports Network set times for all six football home games

All six UConn football home games will be televised on CBS Sports Network this fall, with the national outlet also producing a pair of away games, the UConn athletic department announced on Wednesday.

UCONN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

UConn's Auriemma hopes to blend lessons of the past with Huskies' incoming talent

With UConn women's basketball players set to arrive for the summer session of classes on June 1, coach Geno Auriemma spoke Wednesday of renewal and of, finally, an air of normalcy following a year of COVID-19 protocols.

UConn extends contracts of Auriemma, Cavanaugh

UConn Director of Athletics David Benedict today announced on Friday that the contracts of head women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma and head men's hockey coach Mike Cavanaugh have each been extended for five years.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

East Lyme's Levesque pitching in for the Schooners

Mystic Schooners pitcher Trystan Levesque throws a pitch during a bullpen session before a game at Fitch High School Thursday, June 17, 2021, in Groton.   (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Trystan Levesque takes everything in stride.

Local calendar

BASEBALL/SOFTBALLHat Fengar press box — Waterford Babe Ruth will hold a dedication for the Harold “Hat’’ Fengar press box on Saturday, June 19 at noon. Contact: Rick Beaney,...

PROFESSIONAL

Bucks defeat Nets 104-89 and force Game 7

Brooklyn Nets' James Harden, right, is guarded by Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, center, during the first half of Game 6 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, June 17, 2021, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

Khris Middleton scored 38 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 30 and the Milwaukee Bucks never trailed in a 104-89 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday to force a decisive seventh game in their second-round playoff series

Stanton HR, triple play key Yankees' 8-4 win over Blue Jays

New York Yankees celebrate an 8-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in a baseball game Thursday, June 17, 2021, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Giancarlo Stanton hit a go-ahead homer in a four-run seventh inning and the New York Yankees pulled off a wacky triple play in an 8-4 win over the reeling Toronto Blue Jays

ON THE AIR

Australian Rules Football

2:30 a.m. (Saturday), FS2 — AFL: Brisbane Lions at North Melbourne Kangaroos.

Auto Racing

5:25 a.m., ESPN2 — Formula One French Grand Prix practice from Le Castellet.

8:55 a.m., ESPNU — Formula One French Grand Prix practice from Le Castellet.

11 a.m., FS2 — NASCAR Truck Rackley Roofing 200 practice from Nashville, Tenn.

4 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity Tennessee Lottery 250 practice from Nashville, Tenn.

5 p.m., FS2 — NASCAR Truck Rackley Roofing 200 qualifying from Nashville, Tenn.

8 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Rackley Roofing 200 from Nashville, Tenn.

5:55 a.m. (Saturday), ESPN2 — Formula One French Grand Prix practice from Le Castellet.

Baseball

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

7 p.m., SNY, WCBS (880-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at Washington Nationals.

8 p.m., NESN, WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at Kansas City Royals.

Basketball

7:30 p.m., ESPN — NBA playoffs: Philadelphia 76ers at Atlanta Hawks.

10 p.m., ESPN — NBA playoffs: Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Clippers.

10:30 p.m., CBSSN — WNBA: Phoenix Mercury at Los Angeles Sparks.

Golf

10:30 a.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Meijer Classic from Grand Rapids, Mich.

12:30 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: U.S. Open from La Jolla, Calif.

6 p.m., Ch. 30 — PGA: U.S. Open from La Jolla, Calif.

9 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: U.S. Open from La Jolla, Calif.

Hockey

8 p.m., USA — NHL playoffs: Vegas Golden Knights at Montréal Canadiens.

Horse Racing

8:30 a.m., NBCSN — The Royal Ascot from England.

12:30 p.m., FS2 — Live racing from New York.

Rugby

5:30 a.m., FS2 — NRL: Sydney Roosters at Penrith Panthers.

Soccer

9 a.m., ESPN — UEFA Euro: Sweden vs. Slovakia from St. Petersburg, Russia.

Noon, ESPN — UEFA Euro: Croatia vs. Czech Republic from Glasgow, Scotland.

3 p.m., ESPN — UEFA Euro: Scotland at England from London.

5 p.m., FS1 — Copa América: Chile vs. Bolivia from Cuiabá, Brazil.

8 p.m., FS2 — Copa América: Argentina vs. Uruguay from Brasília, Brazil.

8 p.m., MSG — MLS: Nashville SC at New York Red Bulls.

Surfing

6 p.m., FS2 — WSL: Surf Ranch Pro from Lemoore, Calif.

Swimming

6 p.m., NBCSN — U.S. Olympic Trials qualifying heats from Omaha, Neb. (taped today)

9 p.m., Ch. 30 — U.S. Olympic Trials from Omaha, Neb.

Tennis

6 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Fever-Tree Championships from London; WTA Birmingham Classic from England; ATP Noventi Open from Halle, Germany; Bett1open from Berlin.

Track & Field

7 p.m., NBCSN — U.S. Olympic Trials from Eugene, Ore.

10 p.m., Ch. 30 — U.S. Olympic Trials from Eugene, Ore.