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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.

UCONN MEN'S BASKETBALL

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.

Luke Murray rejoins Hurley as UConn men's basketball assistant

Thirty-six-year-old Luke Murray’s love for the game has served him well in his 13 years coaching college basketball. He’s considered one of the top assistant coaches under 40 years old in the country.

Luke Murray added to UConn men's basketball coaching staff

Luke Murray, who served under Dan Hurley during his head coaching stops at Wagner and Rhode Island, and was also on the staff of current UConn assistant Tom Moore at Quinnipiac, has been hired as an assistant coach.

COLUMNS

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

Sun play with inspiring effort in win over Phoenix

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.

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

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

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local calendar

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

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

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.