Newcomer Jasmine Thomas has been crucial to Sun's early success

The Connecticut Sun have benefited from the addition of point guard Jasmine Thomas this season because of her defensive skills and calming influence to a young team.

Yankees stopped by Trout's glove, bat in 4-1 loss to Angels

Slumping Yankees can't get anything past Trout's glove, bat in 4-1 loss to Los Angeles Angels

Buchholz pitches Red Sox past Blue Jays 3-1

Clay Buchholz pitches 8 strong innings to win 3rd straight start, Red Sox beat Blue Jays 3-1

Serena, in pursuit of Grand Slam, wins Wimbledon opener

At Wimbledon, another slow start and _ surprise _ another win for Serena; Venus rolls 6-0, 6-0

Solo has kept a low profile in women's World Cup

Hope Solo has started every match for the U.S. women's national soccer team ahead of Tuesday's World Cup semifinal against Germany at Olympic Stadium. On and off the field, though, there are few signs of her.


Major League Baseball roundup

Chris Carter and Jose Altuve homered to back a solid start by rookie Lance McCullers, and the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Monday night.

Cardinals adding to best record in majors one day at a time

Mike Matheny has zero interest in scanning the daily statistics that show just how efficiently the St. Louis Cardinals are dealing with the opposition.

IndyCar must balance daredevil vs. dangerous racing

NASCAR returns this week to Daytona International Speedway, where 43 drivers are likely to race bumper to bumper for 400 white-knuckle miles.

Boston 2024 Olympics organizers update $4.6B bid

The group trying to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston released the most detailed look yet at its bid for the Summer Games on Monday, unveiling a $4.6 billion plan it says would create thousands of jobs and housing units, expand the city's tax base...


A simple eulogy provided clarity to all of us doubters

So I'm sitting inside the First Baptist Church of Waterford last week, mourning the death of my...

Connecticut's survival skills are just fine

Anne Donovan ... nah. Scratch that. Make that poor Anne Donovan, sat down in the interview room,...



Japan edges Australia 1-0 with goal in 87th minute

Japanese coach Norio Sasaki couldn't resist making a joke at Mana Iwabuchi's expense when explaining his decision to substitute the forward in during the second half against Australia on Saturday.


Local roundup: Tigers beat ValleyCats for second straight win

Chase Edwards scattered three hits over 6.2 strong innings as the Connecticut Tigers won their second straight game with a 7-1 victory over the Tri-City ValleyCats in a New York-Penn League game at Dodd Stadium on Monday night.

Tigers rally to beat ValleyCats

The Connecticut Tigers took the lead with two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning and held on to beat the Tri-City ValleyCats 7-6 in a New York-Penn League game on Sunday.


Sun make it seven straight with overtime victory over Sparks

Alex Bentley had 18 points and four steals and Camille Little added 13 points, six rebounds and three steals as the Connecticut Sun won their seventh straight game on Friday night with an 80-76 overtime victory over the Los Angeles Sparks before...

Surging Sun return home to face Sparks on Friday night

The surprising Connecticut Sun take a six-game winning streak into Friday night’s home game against the Los Angeles Sparks at Mohegan Sun Arena.


A pair of Whalers star in Super 100 All-Star Classic football game

New London's Troy Gray and Jelani Lucas both scored touchdowns as Team Nutmeg clubbed Team Constitution, 44-22, at Saturday's Super 100 All-Star Classic at Rentschler Field.