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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

Patrick Sellers named head men's basketball coach at Central Connecticut

Fairfield University assistant coach Patrick Sellers has been hired as the head men's basketball coach at Central Connecticut, his alma mater

University of Hartford drops sports from Division I to III

University of Hartford men's basketball players celebrate after beating UMass-Lowell in the America East Conference tournament championship in March. Hartford announced Thursday it is dropping its sports teams from Division I to Division III. The discussion to downgrade to Division III has sparked marches on campus led by athletes and a petition from alumni to remain in Division I. (Kassi Jackson/Hartford Courant via AP)

University of Hartford sports are dropping from Division I to Division III

NCAA reaches a key moment as transgender laws multiply

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signs the first state bill in the U.S. this year to ban transgender athletes from competing on female sports teams on March 11 at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. The NCAA has reached a delicate moment: It must decide whether to punish states that have passed laws limiting the participation of transgender athletes by barring them from hosting its softball and baseball tournaments. (Rogelio V. Solis/AP Photo)

The NCAA has reached a delicate moment: It must decide whether to punish states that have passed laws limiting the participation of transgender athletes

COLUMNS

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

Sun play with inspiring effort in win over Phoenix

MORE COLLEGE SPORTS

Collen 'going to be me' taking over Baylor women's program

Nicki Collen is greeted by Baylor basketball players after being introduced as their new head coach on Wednesday in Waco, Texas. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

Nicki Collen is going to be herself as head coach for three-time women's national champion Baylor

Nicki Collen leaving WNBA's Dream to take over Baylor

Baylor has found its new women's basketball coach

College roundup: CGA women finish second in NEWMAC track championships

Coast Guard had five athletes win championships at the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference women's track and field championships at home on Saturday.

UCONN FOOTBALL

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.

UCONN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

UConn's Bueckers has ankle surgery

UConn’s Paige Bueckers underwent surgery Friday to repair an osteochondral defect on her right ankle, the school announced Saturday afternoon.

UConn women's basketball player Chassion to transfer

Freshman guard Autumn Chassion has decided to transfer from the UConn women's basketball program, head coach Geno Auriemma announced Monday.

Morgan Valley returning to UConn women's program as assistant coach

In this 2016 Day File Photo, University of Washington women´s basketball assistant coach Morgan Valley listens to head coach Mike Neighbors, not pictured, huddles the team during a timeout against Syracuse in NCAA Final Four semi-final action Sunday, April 3, 2016 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Valley, who has been head women's basketball coach at the University of Hartford for the last two years, will join Geno Auriemma's staff at UConn as an assistant.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Morgan Valley, head coach at the University of Hartford, is leaving that job to become an assistant coach with the UConn women's basketball program.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

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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.

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

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.