Gray provides Sun with a spark at the point

Watching Sun rookie Chelsea Gray play in Wednesday's 86-65 exhibition win over the Chinese Olympic Team was enough to make longtime observers remember fondly what Lindsay Whalen once brought to the team, and what Gray can bring to it.

Connecticut Sun play preseason home games Wednesday and Thursday

The Connecticut Sun ask fans to bring non-perishable food items to their two home preseason games today and Thursday as well as their season-opener on June 5.

Sun beat Fever 76-68 in WNBA preseason opener

A pair of ex-Duke stars provided a lift as the Connecticut Sun opened their WNBA preseason with a 76-68 victory over the Indiana Fever on Saturday night.

Hightower will start the season on the sideline for the injury-prone Connecticut Sun

The Connecticut Sun begin this year without their three best players and a reserve due to injury, coming off one of the worst years in franchise history (13-21) and their second straight losing season.

Sun trade Jones' rights to Lynx

The Connecticut Sun traded exclusive negotiating rights to forward Asjha Jones to the Minnesota Lynx on Wednesday in exchange for a second round pick in the 2016 WNBA Draft.

COLUMNS

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UCONN

Diarra is UConn men's first commit for 2016

Mamadou Diarra always considered UConn his dream school.

UConn men land Seton Hall transfer Gibbs

UConn picked up its second commitment this spring from a graduate transfer when Sterling Gibbs, a recent graduate of Seton Hall, announced Saturday via Twitter that he would play his final season of eligibility with the Huskies.

NCAA hopes to make women's college game more like pros

NCAA rules committee looks to make women's college hoops more like pros

COLLEGES

Avery Point rallies to remain alive in NJCAA World Series

UConn-Avery Point staged a pair of dramatic comebacks to remain alive in the NJCAA Division II World Series.

UConn scores well in latest APR report

UConn's athletic programs scored high academic marks in the NCAA's latest Academic Progress Rate report.

Avery Point will fight another day at NJCAA World Series

The UConn Avery Point baseball team beat Scottsdale, Ariz., 8-5 in a losers' bracket game at the NJCAA Division II World Series. Avery Point led 7-1 after scoring six runs in the top of the third inning, then held on for its second win of the...

HIGH SCHOOL

Saints' Alex Zuczek beats brother Nick to repeat as ECC tennis champ

Familial and team bonds were the theme of Thursday’s Eastern Connecticut Conference boys’ tennis finals. Alex Zuczek, a St. Bernard School sophomore, defeated older brother Nick, 6-0, 6-2 to win his second straight Eastern Connecticut...

H.S. tennis: Old Lyme's White repeats as Shoreline singles champ

The Old Lyme High School boys’ tennis junior class turned Thursday’s Shoreline Conference championships into their own showcase.

Top seeds Montville and Waterford cruise into ECC baseball tourney final

Top-seeded Montville wins its 16th straight to set up meeting with defending champion Waterford in Friday night's Eastern Connecticut Conference baseball final at Dodd Stadium.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Old Lyme advances to Shoreline baseball tourney final

Cameron Dean-Frazier's bases-clearing triple highlighted a six-run fourth inning that vaulted fourth-seeded Old Lyme High School to a 7-3 victory over top-seeded Morgan in the semifinals of the Shoreline Conference baseball tournament on Thursday.

Local roundup: East Lyme, Stonington advance to ECC boys' lacrosse final

Top-seeded East Lyme erupted for 10 second-half goals to pull away from No. 4 Bacon Academy 16-7 in the semifinals of the Eastern Connecticut Conference boys' lacrosse tournament Wednesday night at Waterford High School.

Thursday's Schedule

Thursday's local college and high school games.

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ON THE AIR

Baseball

8 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at Texas Rangers.

10 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Oakland Athletics.

Golf

11 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Irish Open from Newcastle, Northern Ireland.

4 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Byron Nelson Championship from Irving, Texas.

Softball

Noon, ESPN — NCAA: Florida vs. Tennessee in College World Series from Oklahoma City.

2:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Auburn vs. Louisiana State in College World Series from Oklahoma City.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Michigan vs. Alabama in College World Series from Oklahoma City.

9:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Oregon vs. UCLA in College World Series from Oklahoma City.

Tennis

5 a.m., ESPN2 — French Open from Paris.

10 a.m., Tennis Channel — French Open from Paris.