Hamson standing out in a crowd for the Sun


Jennifer Hamson, a 6-foot-7 center, has been the most surprising player three days into the Connecticut Sun's training camp, according to general manager and head coach Curt Miller.

Hightower ready to go for Sun after two-year absence

Connecticut Sun guard Allison Hightower is taking part in her first training camp since 2014 after missing the past two seasons to knee surgeries.

Sun's Ogwumike gets extension while recovering from surgery

Connecticut Sun sign Chiney Ogwumike to extension while she recovers from Achilles tendon surgery

Sun are hoping top pick Jones will have an immediate impact as rookie

The Connecticut Sun have missed the playoffs a franchise-worst four straight years. They need players from their young roster to evolve in order to end the drought and offset the potential loss of Chiney Ogwumike.

Sun select Maryland's Brionna Jones with eighth pick in WNBA Draft

The Connecticut Sun added some much needed post depth when it selected 6-foot-3 center Brionna Jones of Maryland with the eighth overall pick in Thursday night’s WNBA Draft in New York City.

COLUMNS

Sun outlook is brighter ... even without their best player

It's not an easy sell for the Sun to — again — ask their fans for patience. But it's...

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UCONN

Anderson officially joins UConn basketball program

Graduate transfer Antwoine Anderson is officially a member of the UConn basketball team.

Will NFL team come calling for UConn's Melifonwu in first round?

UConn defensive back Obi Melifonwu is expected to go early could here is name called in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday night in Philadelphia.

Butler leaving UConn women to finish career at George Mason

Natalie Butler, a reserve center, is leaving the UConn women's basketball program to pursue a postgraduate degree from George Mason University in her hometown of Fairfax, Va.

COLLEGES

Local college roundup: Record belongs to Mitchell's Murtha with 15 goals

Ashley Murtha of Mitchell College broke the NCAA Division III record for most goals in a women's lacrosse game with 15 as the Mariners lost to Bay Path 26-16 in a New England Collegiate Conference game Tuesday.

XL Center, Rentscher Field to host future NCAA events

Connecticut will have a major college tournament presence in the coming years after the NCAA announced future sites in various sports on Tuesday.

Local college notes

Mariners riding a wave • The Mitchell College men's lacrosse program received two weekly honors from the New England Collegiate Conference. Sophomore Jacob Setzko earned player of the week honors...

HIGH SCHOOL

H.S. softball roundup: No. 4 Southington hands No. 3 NFA its first loss

Chrissy Marotto scored from second base on a throwing error with one out in the bottom of the seventh as Southington softball edged Norwich Free Academy on Thursday, 2-1, in a non-league matchup between two unbeaten top 10 teams.

H.S. lacrosse roundup: Stonington boys hold on to beat Bacon

Stonington seized the lead and then held off a comeback attempt from Bacon Academy to post an 11-9 victory in Eastern Connecticut Conference Division II boys' lacrosse match on Thursday night.

NFA stays within and hires Jason Bakoulis as its football coach

Jason Bakoulis, 30, a 2004 NFA graduate and a physical education teacher at his alma mater, was named the Wildcats' head coach Wednesday, taking over for Jemal Davis.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Old Lyme tops Fitch in boys' tennis

Old Lyme swept singles play en route to a 4-3 win over Fitch in a nonleague boys' tennis match on Thursday.

Local roundup: Old Lyme boys' golf team remains unbeaten

Graham Aird and Mason Swaney each carded a 38 as Old Lyme remained unbeaten with a 155-197 victory over North Branford in a Shoreline Conference boys' golf match at Indian Springs Golf Club on Wednesday.

PROFESSIONAL

Garrett goes first to Browns in NFL Draft

No surprises at the top of the NFL draft: Roger Goodell got booed, then Myles Garrett was picked first overall by the Cleveland Browns.

Tanaka outduels Sale and Yankees beat Red Sox 3-0

Masahiro Tanaka pitched a three-hitter to outduel Chris Sale and earn his first shutout since 2014, and the New York Yankees beat Boston 3-0 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory over the rival Red Sox.

Second-day draft steals? Cook, Lamp could go early; Mixon, too

The last two players to be selected with the first pick of the second round of the NFL draft were New York Giants star safety Landon Collins in 2015 and Cleveland Browns promising pass rusher Emmanuel Ogbah last year

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

8 a.m., NBCSN — Formula One Russian Grand Prix practice from Sochi, Russia.

11:30 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup Toyota Owners 400 practice from Richmond, Va.

1 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity ToyotaCare 250 practice from Richmond, Va.

3 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity ToyotaCare 250 final practice from Richmond, Va.

4:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup Toyota Owners 400 qualifying from Richmond, Va.

7 p.m., FS1 — NHRA Four-Wide Nationals qualifying from Concord, N.C. (taped today) 

Baseball

7 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM)  — MLB: Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees.

7 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM)  — MLB: Chicago Cubs at Boston Red Sox.

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

8 p.m., FS1 — NCAA: Texas Christian at Texas Tech.

Basketball

7:30 p.m., ESPNU, NBA TV — NBA playoffs: Washington Wizards at Atlanta Hawks.

8 p.m., CSN, ESPN — NBA playoffs: Boston Celtics at Chicago Bulls.

10:30 p.m., ESPN — NBA playoffs: Los Angeles Clippers at Utah Jazz.

Football

7 p.m., ESPN, NFL Network — NFL Draft from Philadelphia. (ESPN coverage shifts to ESPN2 at 8)

Golf

Noon, Golf Channel — LPGA: Texas Shootout from Irving.

3:30 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Zurich Classic from Avondale, La.

Hockey

8 p.m., NBCSN — NHL playoffs: Nashville Predators at St. Louis Blues.

10:30 p.m., NBCSN — NHL playoffs: Edmonton Oilers at Anaheim Ducks.

Tennis

6:30 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Barcelona Open.

Track & Field

5:30 p.m., NBCSN — Penn Relays from Philadelphia.