Mitchell, Mercury beat Sun at buzzer


Leilani Mitchell made an off-balance 3-pointer at the buzzer as the Phoenix Mercury rallied to beat the Connecticut Sun on Thursday 81-80, the Sun’s sixth straight loss.

Former UConn star Moore fighting for a spot with Raiders

After missing time with injuries, former starting LB Sio Moore fighting for role on Raiders

Defending champion Kvitova advances in Connecticut Open

Defending champion Petra Kvitova advances to Connecticut Open semifinals

Spieth stumbles out of the blocks at Barclays

4-way tie for early lead as Jordan Spieth has a rare stumble at Barclays

Local roundup: Providence's Kris Dunn named Blue Ribbon Preseason All-American

Providence — Providence College junior guard Kris Dunn of New London was named to the 2015-16 Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook Preseason All-America Team, it was announced Thursday.

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PROFESSIONAL

Alex Morgan hopes last injury was the last

Alex Morgan hopes she's emerging from her last injury layoff for a while.

Johnny Manziel out for rest of preseason with elbow injury

Johnny Manziel's preseason is over, sacked by a stinging elbow.

Giants offensive line gets some good news with Jets on tap

The New York Giants might have their offensive line ready to play in the annual preseason game against the Jets.

Ex-NBA star Darryl Dawkins has died

Darryl Dawkins, whose board-shattering dunks earned him the moniker "Chocolate Thunder" and helped pave the way for breakaway rims, has died. He was 58.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Coast Guard's Clancy always willing to take one for the team

One trait for which Mike's Clancy's Coast Guard Academy football teammates and coaches have come to know him: unselfishness.

Tigers win on a combined three-hitter

Three Connecticut Tigers pitchers combined on a three-hitter in a 3-1 win over Tri-City on Wednesday in a New York-Penn League game played before 4,324 at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy, N.Y.

Local roundup: Tigers fall to the ValleyCats

The Connecticut Tigers squandered a 5-0 lead, losing to the Tri-City ValleyCats 13-6 in a New York-Penn League game on Tuesday night.

UCONN

UConn football captains ready to lead the way

In a team vote Wednesday, Andreas Knappe, Julian Campenni, Marquise Vann and Andrew Adams were selected as UConn's football captains for the 2015 season.

COLLEGES

Tackling goes high-tech at Dartmouth with new dummies

In bid to reduce concussions, Dartmouth debuts remote-controlled tackling dummy

Pick 6: Most intriguing games of the season

Pick 6: Most intriguing games of the season _ and what it'll cost you to see'em live

Big 12 supports prohibiting transfers for violence issues

Big 12 supports prohibiting players from transferring in after being disciplined for violence

CT SUN

Sun could use a little good fortune

The struggling Connecticut Sun won't be catching any breaks from their remaining regular season schedule as almost every opponent is tough, including Thursday's foe, the defending WNBA champion Phoenix Mercury (Mohegan Sun Arena, 7 p.m., WCTX).

Sun go cold in Atlanta

The Connecticut Sun had an abysmal — and record-setting — first half offensively against the Atlanta Dream. It resulted in their fifth straight loss, 71-57, as their playoff hopes continued to fade away.

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Baseball

4 p.m., ESPN — Little League: Baja California (Mexico) vs. Barquisimento (Venezuela) in World Series from Williamsport, Pa.

7 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies.

7 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — NYP: Lowell Spinners at Connecticut Tigers.

7 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: San Diego Padres at Washington Nationals.

7 p.m., NESN — IL: Pawtucket Red Sox at Buffalo Bisons.

8 p.m., ESPN — Little League: Bonita (Calif.) vs. Pearland (Texas) in World Series from Williamsport, Pa.

Basketball

7 p.m., MyTV9 — WNBA: Phoenix Mercury at Connecticut Sun.

Football

7:30 p.m., ESPN2 — CFL: Montreal Alouettes at Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Golf

5 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Czech Masters from Prague, Czech Republic.

11:30 a.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Yokahama Tire Classic from Prattville, Ala.

2 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: The Barclays from Edison, N.J.

6 p.m., Golf Channel — Web.com: Portland Open from North Plains, Ore.