NFA and Griswold will play again for ECC Division I softball championship

NFA's Brooke Gottshall (5, left) celebrates with Julie Vincent, right, Hailee Schrader, obscured, and Alicia Abde (12, back)) after recording the final out of Wednesday's 4-2 win over Stonington in the ECC Division I softball semifinals at Griswold. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Bailey Comeau pitched a two-hitter with 18 strikeouts for top-seeded NFA and the Wildcats advanced to the ECC Division I championship game to meet Griswold with a 4-2 win over No. 4 Stonington.

No. 5 East Lyme joins Ledyard, Waterford and Lyman in ECC baseball semis

Tommy Mason's two-run home run highlighted No. 5 East Lyme's 6-0 win over No. 13 Norwich Free Academy in the Eastern Connecticut Conference baseball tournament quarterfinals.

Old Lyme's Drummond wins medalist honors at Shoreline golf tournament

Old Lyme's Corey Drummond shot a 77 to win medalist honors during Wednesday's Shoreline Conference golf tournament at Stanley Golf Course in New Britain. (Photo courtesy of Gavin Keefe/The Day)

Corey Drummond pays little attention to his overall score during a round. He focuses on each golf shot.

ECC tennis: Hamm, Cote reach girls' final; Power to face Stiger in boys' final

Following a day filled with upsets, the top seeds held true to form on Day 2 of the Eastern Connecticut Conference girls' tennis tournament at Stonington High School on Wednesday.

New London's Davis, Mets stun Nationals in eighth for 6-1 win

The Mets' Rajai Davis smiles while running the bases after hitting a three-run home run during the eighth inning of Wednesday's game against Washington at Citi Field. It was the first at bat of the season for the former New London High School and Avery Point star. The Mets won, 6-1. (Kathy Willens/AP Photo)

Juan Lagares hit a go-ahead, three-run double off Washington closer Sean Doolittle, Rajai Davis capped the six-run eighth inning with a three-run homer in his first at-bat for the Mets and New York rallied to beat the Nationals 6-1 Wednesday night.

Torres hits two of Yankees' five HRs in 7-5 win over Orioles

The Yankees' Gleyber Torres, left, celebrates his home run with third base coach Phil Nevin during the third inning of Wednesday's game against the Orioles in Baltimore. Torres hit two of the Yankees' five home runs in their 7-5 win. (Nick Wass/AP Photo)

Gleyber Torres hit two of New York's five home runs off Baltimore's beleaguered pitching staff, and the New York Yankees survived a shaky outing from CC Sabathia in a 7-5 victory over the Orioles on Wednesday night.

Local colleges: Conn College names Reuben Burk men's soccer coach

Reuben Burk, who joined Connecticut College as an assistant last season, was named head coach of the Camels' men's soccer program on Wednesday.

HIGH SCHOOL

UPDATED: ECC alters today's baseball, softball schedules

The Eastern Connecticut Conference, an attempt to beat Thursday's late afternoon forecast of rain, has altered its baseball and softball schedules.

CIAC announces boys' lacrosse, girls' lacrosse and girls' tennis pairings

The CIAC released its pairings for the 2019 boys' lacrosse, girls' lacrosse and girls' tennis tournaments on Thursday morning.

H.S. roundup: Old Lyme's Danes wins Shoreline boys' singles crown

Old Lyme's George Danes captured the Shoreline Conference boys' tennis singles championship on Tuesday night.

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COLUMNS

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ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

8:55 a.m., ESPN2 — Formula One Monaco Grand Prix practice from Monte Carlo.

3 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup Coca-Cola 600 practice from Charlotte, N.C.

4 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity Alsco 300 practice from Charlotte, N.C.

6 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity Alsco 300 final practice from Charlotte, N.C.

7 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup Coca-Cola 600 qualifying from Charlotte, N.C.

9 p.m., FS1 — ARCA General Tire 150 from Charlotte, N.C.

Baseball

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

12:30 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays.

12:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles.

8 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros.

Basketball

8:30 p.m., TNT — NBA playoffs: Milwaukee Bucks at Toronto Raptors.

Golf

5:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Made in Denmark from Silkeborg.

1 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Senior PGA Championship from Rochester, N.Y.

4 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Charles Schwab Challenge from Fort Worth, Texas.

Lacrosse

5 p.m., theday.com — High school girls: Stonington vs. Woodstock Academy in Eastern Connecticut Conference tournament final from East Lyme.

7:30 p.m., theday.com — High school boys: East Lyme vs. Waterford in Eastern Connecticut Conference tournament final from East Lyme.

Mixed Martial Arts

7 p.m., ESPN2 — Professional Fighters League from Uniondale, N.Y.

Softball

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Florida State vs. Oklahoma State in Division I Super Regional.

9 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Alabama vs. Texas in Division I Super Regional.

Tennis

6 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Geneva Open from Switzerland, ATP Lyon Open from France and WTA Strasbourg International from France.

4 p.m., Tennis Channel — NCAA National Championships from Orlando, Fla.

CT SUN

Sun down Liberty in preseason finale

Jonquel Jones scored 21 as the Connecticut Sun beat the New York Liberty on Sunday, 98-79, to conclude their WNBA preseason at the Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y.

Versatility, experience may help rookie Carleton earn a job with Sun, who win preseason opener

Connecticut Sun rookie Bridget Carleton was described the same way by head coach and general manager Curt Miller and Liberty guard Kia Nurse within minutes of one another Monday — a "Swiss army knife."

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Sadosky's 33 helps Waterford hand Killingly first golf loss

Ryan Sadosky shot a 2-under par 33 on a windy day at Great Neck Country Club as Waterford knocked Killingly from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 5-2 Eastern Connecticut Conference Division II boys' golf match on Tuesday.

PROFESSIONAL

Devers homers for third straight game, Boston tops Jays 6-5 in 13

Boston's Michael Chavis celebrates his go-ahead solo home run against the Blue Jays during the 13th inning of Wednesday's game in Toronto. Boston won 6-5. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press/AP Photo)

Rafael Devers joined an exclusive club of young Red Sox sluggers who have homered in three straight games, Michael Chavis hit a tiebreaking homer in the 13th inning, and Boston beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Wednesday night.

Major League Baseball roundup

Tampa Bay's Austin Meadows scores ahead the throw to the Dodgers' Russell Martin on a single by Brandon Lowe during the seventh inning of Wednesday's game in St. Petersburg, Fla. Tampa Bay won, 8-1. (Chris O'Meara/AP Photo)

Avisail Garcia and Kevin Kiermaier each hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning to power the Tampa Bay Rays past the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-1 on Wednesday night.

A first: Washington Mystics top AP WNBA preseason poll

Washington's Elena Delle Donne shoots against Seattle's Natasha Howard during the second half of Game 3 of the WNBA Finals on Sept. 12, 2018 in Fairfax, Va. Seattle won, 98-82, to sweep the series and win its third world championship. Washington sits atop the preseason Associated Press WNBA poll for the first time. The runner-ups from last season’s WNBA Finals received five first-place votes from the 14-person national media panel. Washington is led by Delle Donne, who was the panel’s preseason player of the year. (Nick Wass/AP Photo)

The Washington Mystics sit atop the preseason Associated Press WNBA poll for the first time. The runner-up from last season's WNBA Finals received five first-place votes from the 14-person national media panel Wednesday.

Bruins, Blues meet in Stanley Cup Final 49 years in making

In this Feb. 23 file photo, Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask makes a save against the Blues' Patrick Maroon during a game in St. Louis. The Bruins and Blues will meet in the Stanley Cup Final, a rematch of the 1970 series that ended with Bobby Orr’s famous goal and leaping celebration. Boston has been in the final three times in the past nine seasons, but this is St. Louis’ first trip in 49 years. (AP Photo/Dilip Vishwanat, File)

Seeing the famous photo of Bobby Orr scoring the 1970 Stanley Cup-winning goal to beat his St. Louis Blues doesn't bring back bad memories for Scotty Bowman.

Bucks need better bench play to regain control vs. Raptors

The Raptors' Serge Ibaka battles for the ball against Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo during the second half of Game 4 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday in Toronto. Ibaka had 17 points and 13 rebounds off the bench as the Raptors won, 120-102, to tie the series. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press)

The Bucks return to Milwaukee, every bit of momentum gone in two losses to Toronto that have left the East final knotted at 2-2. Among the disquieting signs for the Bucks: The Game 4 blowout loss came without much from Raptors star Kawhi Leonard.

NFL committee to decide whether to tweak interference rule

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks to the media during Wednesday's NFL owners meeting in Key Biscayne, Fla. (Brynn Anderson/AP Photo)

NFL owners gave the competition committee the go-ahead Wednesday to decide whether to refine the new rule allowing replay challenges involving pass interference.

Stewart, Gibbs, Labonte elected to NASCAR Hall of Fame

Tony Stewart, right, is congratulated by Jeff Gordon after being named to the NASCAR Hall of Fame class of 2020 during an announcement Wednesday in Charlotte, N.C. (Chuck Burton/AP Photo)

Tony Stewart headlines a Joe Gibbs racing trio elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

UCONN

Hurley still likes where the Huskies are headed

UConn men's basketball coach Dan Hurley chats with fans during Tuesday's UConn Coaches' Road Show in Mystic. (Photo by Gavin Keefe/The Day)

Dan Hurley is in the early stages of Year Two of his rebuilding job in Storrs.

UConn men's basketball team officially adds Cole

UConn received a signed athletics aid agreement from student-athlete RJ Cole, who will transfer to the university and join the men’s basketball program with two seasons of eligibility remaining.