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BASEBALL/SOFTBALLThe Chris Potvin Scholarship Fund — Accepting 2021 applications for $1,000 scholarships to deserving student-athletes. Applications are available at http://chrispotvinfund.org or high school...

Gada, Palmer, Cassidy Jr. among winners at the Speedbowl

Joe Gada, working on the outside groove, was able to vapor trail past leader Mike Christopher Jr. late in the race and stay in control to post his first win of the season and the fifth SK race of his career.

Local roundup: Avery Point falls in NJCAA baseball tourney

Host Monroe Community College scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to rally for a 14-13 win over Avery Point and won the NJCAA Subdistrict Division II baseball tournament final on Sunday.

Local roundup: NFA rallies from 11-4 deficit for softball win over Montville

Norwich Free Academy overcame an 11-4 deficit to outlast Montville 16-13 in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I softball game on Saturday.

Local roundup: Avery Point wins opener in regional baseball tourney

Old Lyme's Liam Milewski pitched a one-hitter as UConn Avery Point defeated SUNY-Orange 8-0 in the first round of the NJCAA Division II Subdistrict baseball tournament on Friday at Monroe Community College.

COLUMNS

Sun's 'engagement level' couldn't be higher

Sun play with inspiring effort in win over Phoenix

MORE LOCAL SPORTS

Fitch prepared Wolfgang well for her recently completed career at Bucknell

Bucknell's Taylor Wolfgang fires to first base after fielding a ground ball during a game this season in Lewisburg, Pa. Wolfgang, who helped lead Fitch to a pair of state titles, finished her career on Sunday and will graduate on May 23. (Alli Meehan/Bucknell athletics)

Taylor Wolfgang's college softball career came to an end over the weekend at Bucknell University, but the ex-Fitch High School star already has a job lined up in Ridgefield after she graduates on May 23.

H.S. roundup: Bacon's Vasseur no-hits Stonington

Waterford´s Daniel Driscoll (11) watches the action on the field after crossing home plate to score a run while Fitch catcher Tate Scherer (27) looks on during the Lancers' 12-4 win over the Falcons in an ECC Division I baseball game in Groton on Thursday. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Colton Vasseur pitched a no-hitter as Bacon Academy beat Stonington 4-0 in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I baseball game on Thursday.

Local college notes

A weekly look at the accomplishments of local college athletes and local athletes who have continued their careers at colleges outside the region.

UCONN

Roberts named UConn men's director of sports performance

Gavin Roberts, the head strength and conditioning coach for the Purdue men's basketball program the last three years, was hired as UConn's director of sports performance, men's basketball coach Dan Hurley announced Friday.

Edsall, Huskies add a pair of transfers to 2021 roster

UConn added a pair of transfers to 2021 roster on Tuesday, running back Robert Burns of the University of Miami and offensive tackle Valentin Senn of the University of Colorado.

COLLEGES

Sam Houston wins FCS title with late TD over South Dakota St

Sam Houston players celebrate as they defeat South Dakota State in the NCAA college FCS Football Championship in Frisco, Texas, Sunday, May 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Eric Schmid's third TD pass was a 10-yarder to Ife Adeyi with 16 seconds left as Sam Houston wrapped the longest and most unusual college football season with its first FCS national title

Report on campus doctor raises flags about iconic coach

A report about a doctor accused of sexually assaulting hundreds of young men at the University of Michigan is pointing an unflattering light at one of the school’s iconic figures

CT SUN

Bonner, Sun rally to beat Mercury

Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones looks for help under pressure from Phoenix Mercury guard Syklar Diggins-Smith (4) and Alanna Smith in Sunday's WNBA game at Mohegan Sun Arena.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

DeWanna Bonner made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2 minutes, 27 seconds left in Sunday’s game and scored a game-high 27 to give the Connecticut Sun a 86-78 win over in the Phoenix Mercury in their home opener at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Sun (finally) get to play at home against Mercury

Connecticut fans, though limited to 2,300, will return to Mohegan Sun Arena for first time since Oct. 8, 2019 when the Sun beat the Washington Mystics in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Connecticut Sun play their first home game in 586 days when they host the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday at Mohegan Sun Arena. It is the arena's first WNBA game since it shut down due to the pandemic.

PROFESSIONAL

Knicks beat Celtics to clinch No. 4 seed in East

Boston Celtics guard Romeo Langford (45) deflects the ball away from New York Knicks forward Julius Randle (30) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in New York, Sunday, May 16, 2021. (Vincent Carchietta/Pool Photo via AP)

Julius Randle and the New York Knicks will open the NBA playoffs at home

Liberty downs Fever for first 2-0 start since 2016 season

Betnijah Laney scored 20 points and Sabrina Ionescu scored 12 and New York beat Indiana 73-65

Ohtani's HR in 9th sends Angels over Bosox 6-5

Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani hits a two-run home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, May 16, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Shohei Ohtani hit a two-out, two-run homer in the ninth inning and the Los Angeles Angels rallied past the Boston Red Sox 6-5, ending a four-game losing streak

Nadal's weapon, his forehand, helps him beat Djokovic

Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating Serbia's Novak Djokovic at their final match of the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Sunday, May 16, 2021. Nadal won 7-5, 1-6, 6-3. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Rafael Nadal has beaten Novak Djokovic 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 for a record-extending 10th Italian Open title

ON THE AIR

Baseball

7 p.m., SNY, ESPN, WCBS (880-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves.

8 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Texas Rangers.

10 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers.

Football

7 p.m., FS1 — Spring League: Generals vs. Sea Lions from Houston.

10 p.m., FS1 — Spring League: Jousters vs. Blues from Houston.

Hockey

7:30 p.m., NESN, NBCSN — NHL playoffs: Boston Bruins at Washington Capitals.

8 p.m., CNBC — NHL playoffs: Nashville Predators at Carolina Hurricanes.

10 p.m., NBCSN — NHL playoffs: St. Louis Blues at Colorado Avalanche.

Soccer

5:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: Santa Clara vs. Florida State in Division I tournament final from Cary, N.C.

8 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Marshall vs. Indiana in Division I tournament final from Cary, N.C.

Surfing

7:30 p.m., FS2 — WSL: Rip Curl Rottnest Search from Rottnest Island, Australia.

Tennis

6 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Geneva Open from Switzerland; WTA Belgrade Open from Serbia; WTA Emilia-Romagna Open from Parma, Italy; ATP: Lyon Open from France.