Sun's Jamie Weisner should prove to be one tough rookie


Jamie Weisner's toughness and relentless work ethic may earn the Oregon State rookie a place on the Connecticut Sun this season.

Miller's first objective: Create "family" atmosphere

First-year Connecticut Sun coach Curt Miller wants to keep the lines of communication open with the team and create a "family" atmosphere.

Busy Ogwumike can't wait for return engagement with Sun

Chiney Ogwumike’s accountant must have wigged out when she handed in all her W2s from her (many) off-season jobs.

Sun have assembled some intriguing new pieces

The Connecticut Sun acquired five players during Thursday's WNBA Draft that first-year coach Curt Miller believes bring the talents needed to run his system.

Sun draft Morgan Tuck, Rachel Banham, trade for Jonquel Jones

The Connecticut Sun had a wild WNBA Draft on Thursday night, acquiring three of the top players either by draft or by trade — UConn forward Morgan Tuck, guard Rachel Banham of Minnesota, and forward Jonquel Jones of George Washington.

COLUMNS

Sun's Kelsey Bone uses the floor to speak about Olympic 'slight' of Candace Parker

Kelsey Bone is perturbed over the latest cause celebre within women's basketball: The omission of...

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UCONN

All-ACC pick Stevens leaves Duke for UConn women

The UConn women's basketball program announced Saturday that Azurá Stevens, a 6-foot-6 sophomore center from Duke, has decided to transfer to the Huskies.

STM's Vital commits to UConn

St. Thomas More guard Christian Vital commits to play at UConn next season.

UConn athletics enjoys NCAA APR success

UConn's athletic department had four teams that posted a perfect 1000 multi-year Academic Progress Rate, while nine teams had perfect 1000 APR scores for the 2014-15 academic year.

COLLEGES

Iowa State's Bill Fennelly, sued by ex-star, defends self

Bill Fennelly is defending himself and his coaching style, two weeks after the long-time Iowa State women's basketball coach was sued by a former star player for race discrimination and retaliation.

Jordan Johnson has learned how to channel his fire at Mitchell

Al Jordan Johnson is a fire-breathing dragon on the mound. He scorches the competition. His Mitchell College baseball teammates feed off his energy.

NCAA scraps ban on satellite camps; recruiting under study

The NCAA Division I Board of Directors scrapped a proposed ban on satellite camps Thursday, rebuffing a request from powerhouse conferences in the South and clearing the way for coaches to hold and work at clinics far from their campuses this summer

HIGH SCHOOL

H.S. roundup: Wheeler's Houck hits four HRs, drives in 10

Raven Houck hits four home runs and drives in 10 runs to lead the Wheeler softball team to a 13-7 victory over Windham in the Eastern Connecticut Conference Small Division on Saturday.

Fitch's Robinson, now healthy, wins shot put at Ledyard Relays

Fitch's Brian Robinson, overcoming an injury he suffered last year, was certainly feeling better Friday afternoon, as he threw a personal-best 48 feet in the shot put to win the 36th Annual Ledyard Relays.

H.S. softball roundup: Taber, Falcons remain perfect

Caroline Taber pitched a two-hit shutout as the second-ranked Fitch High School softball team remained undefeated with a 9-0 win over East Lyme in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Large Division game Friday.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Hit parade powers Mitchell College into NECC final

Top-seeded Mitchell College advances to the championship round of the New England Collegiate Conference baseball tournament with a 21-7 win over Southern Vermont on Saturday.

Avery Point to induct four into Athletic Hall of Fame

Anthony Malhoit (men's basketball), Jess Palanski (baseball), Tyler McIntyre (baseball) and Kyle Cummings (baseball) will be inducted into the UConn Avery Point Athletic Hall of Fame on May 11.

Local colleges: Freshman Taminger stars for CGA track & field team

Coast Guard Academy freshman Ben Taminger earned Co-Rookie of the Year honors as he won the 800 meters and was part of the winning 4x400 relay team Saturday at the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference Championship for men's track.

PROFESSIONAL

Red Sox ride hot bats to hand Yankees fourth straight loss

Jackie Bradley Jr. and Mookie Betts had three RBIs apiece, David Ortiz homered again and the Boston Red Sox blanked the New York Yankees 8-0. The Red Sox will look to sweep the three-game series Sunday night.

Mets win their eighth straight

Michael Conforto and Wilmer Flores homered and the New York Mets won their eighth in a row, building an early lead for Jacob deGrom and holding off the San Francisco Giants 6-5.

Aldridge has 38 points, Spurs rout Thunder 124-92 in Game 1

LaMarcus Aldridge had 38 points and the San Antonio Spurs dismantled the Oklahoma City Thunder 124-92 on Saturday night, never trailing in Game 1 of the second-round series

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

7:30 a.m., CNBC — Formula One Russian Grand Prix from Sochi, Russia.

1 p.m., Ch. 61 — NASCAR Sprint Cup Geico 500 from Talladega, Ala.

2 p.m., FS1 — IMSA Sportscar Championship from Monterey, Calif.

5 p.m., FS1 — NHRA SpringNationals from Baytown, Texas. (taped today)       

Baseball

1 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: San Francisco Giants at New York Mets.

8 p.m., ESPN, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM), WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox.

Basketball

1 p.m., Ch. 8 — NBA playoffs: Charlotte Hornets at Miami Heat.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — NBA playoffs: Portland Trail Blazers at Golden State Warriors.

8 p.m., TNT — NBA playoffs: Indiana Pacers at Toronto Raptors.

Golf

6 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: China Open from Beijing.

1 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Zurich Classic from Avondale, La.

3 p.m., Ch. 3 — PGA: Zurich Classic from Avondale, La.

3 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Texas Shootout from Irving.

7 p.m., Golf Channel — Web.com: United Leasing & Finance Championship from Newburgh, Ind. (taped today)

Hockey

3 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — NHL playoffs: St. Louis Blues at Dallas Stars.

8 p.m., NBCSN — NHL playoffs: Nashville Predators at San Jose Sharks.

Lacrosse

1 p.m., NESN, YES — NCAA women: Syracuse vs. North Carolina in Atlantic Coast Conference final from Blacksburg, Va.

Soccer

7 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Liverpool at Swansea City.

9:05 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Leicester City at Manchester United.

11:30 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Manchester City at Southampton.

3:30 p.m., ESPN — MLS: FC Toronto at Portland Timbers.

8 p.m., FS1 — MLS: Los Angeles Galaxy at Sporting Kansas City.

Softball

3 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Arizona at Oregon.