UCONN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

UConn women to compete at next season's Paradise Jam

The UConn women’s basketball team will compete against Ole Miss, Purdue and St. John’s in the Reef Division in the 2018 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam, the team announced Thursday.

UConn Coaches' Road Show planned for June

The UConn Huskies Coaches' Road Show will travel to four cities in June, providing Husky fans an up close and personal experience with their favorite coaches.

UCONN MEN'S BASKETBALL

Vital decides to return to UConn for junior season

UConn guard Christian Vital, who was exploring his NBA draft chances without using an agent, announced Monday he will return to the Huskies for his junior season and play for new head coach Dan Hurley. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

UConn backcourt veteran Christian Vital has decided to return for his junior season.

Hurley thrilled about latest additions to UConn basketball family

The UConn men's basketball program received signed financial aid agreements from newcomers graduate transfers Tarin Smith and Kassoum Yakwe, and guard Brendan Adams.

COLUMNS

Joe and Nancy Baude personify what turns cities into communities

A ceremony Monday honoring Mr. and Mrs. New London, otherwise known as Joe and Nancy Baude, brought...

UCONN FOOTBALL

UConn spring football schedule will no longer include Blue-White Game

UConn football coach Randy Edsall said Thursday that the program’s spring 2019 schedule has been adjusted and the annual spring game will be replaced by a Youth Clinic and Fan Appreciation Function on Saturday, April 6.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Avery Point baseball falls short in quest to repeat as East District champs

UConn Avery Point's Ryan Bagdasarian, right, comforts teammate Collin Bakken after the Pointers lost the NJCAA Division II East District baseball title game to Monroe (N.Y.) Community College, 4-3 in 10 innings, at Washington Park in Groton on Monday. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Monroe Community Collee rallied for two runs in the bottom of the 10th inning to beat UConn Avery Point 4-3 in the NJCAA Division II East District baseball championship.

Local colleges: CGA freshman Mooney qualifies for national track meet

Coast Guard Academy freshman Kaitlyn Mooney has qualified to take part in the NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships this week in La Crosse, Wisc.

UConn Avery Point advances to East District tourney championship round

Avery Point (30-11-1) advances to the championship round Monday. It will have to beat Monroe Community College (29-18) twice to win the three-team, double-elimination tournament. Baseball action begins at noon at Washington Park.

PROFESSIONAL

Torres homers twice of Colon as Yankees beat Rangers 8-5

The Yankees' Neil Walker (14) greets Gleyber Torres at the plate after the latter a two-run home run against Texas in the second inning of Monday's game in Arlington, Texas. The Yankees won, 10-5. (Richard W. Rodriguez/AP Photo)

Gleyber Torres hit two of the four Yankees homers off Bartolo Colon and New York won 10-5 at Texas

Vargas sharp after being skipped, Mets beat Marlins 2-0

The Mets' Amed Rosario passes third base on his way to home plate to score on a double by Asdrubal Cabrera during the third inning of Monday's game against Miami at Citi Field. The Mets won, 2-0. (Frank Franklin II/AP Photo)

Jason Vargas returned to the rotation with five excellent innings, AJ Ramos pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the sixth and the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins 2-0

Capitals rough up Lightning to force Game 7 in East final

Tampa Bay's Ondrej Palat gets hit by the Capitals' Devante Smith-Pelly during the second period of Game 6 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals on Monday in Washington. The Capitals won, 3-0, to force a Game 7 on Wednesday. (Alex Brandon/AP Photo)

T.J. Oshie and Devante Smith-Pelly scored, Braden Holtby stopped all 24 shots he faced and the Washington Capitals beat up the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-0 to even the Eastern Conference final and force a deciding Game 7

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Basketball

9 p.m., TNT — NBA playoffs: Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors.

Golf

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Tennis

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