Sun get back to work on Friday night


It wasn’t long ago that tossing the word “playoffs” around even the most ardent loyalist of the Connecticut Sun would have elicited the echoes of Jim Mora.

Sienko stepping down as Connecticut Sun GM after season

Chris Sienko, vice president and general manager of the Connecticut Sun since the WNBA franchise relocated from Orlando in 2003, will step down at the end of the 2016 season, the team announced Friday.

Jones continues to evolve for Sun

Connecticut Sun post Jonquel Jones has made gradual improvements during her rookie season, highlighted by her first double-double before the Olympic break.

Sun would like to keep their momentum following Olympic break

The Connecticut Sun are enjoying some well-deserved time off after playing their best basketball before the Olympic break.

COLUMNS

It's time to start having fun at UConn football games

Storrs — It’s always been vexing, the alarming number of dismissive waves...

Ollie relieves stress, enjoys fellowship on the golf course

The UConn coach looked relaxed Monday during his charity golf classic at Lake of Isles in North...

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UCONN

Walsh earns the respect of his UConn football teammates and coach Diaco

His UConn football teammates call senior LB and co-captain Matt Walsh a "Mini Diaco."

Diaco gives UConn preseason camp rave reviews

From the first day to the approaching end of summer workouts, UConn football coach Bob Diaco has been pleased with the team's work ethic, effort, attitude and commitment. He also loved the competitive spirit on both sides of the ball.

Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic seeded No. 1 for U.S. Open

Serena Williams is the No. 1 seeded woman for the U.S. Open after barely holding on to the top spot in the rankings, and Novak Djokovic is No. 1 among the men

COLLEGES

Six Notre Dame football players arrested in two incidents

Five Notre Dame football players have been arrested after Indiana State Police say a trooper found marijuana and a loaded handgun in their car, and a sixth player was arrested in separate incident and accused of punching a police officer

Bears picked to finish sixth in NEFC

The Coast Guard Academy football team was picked to finish sixth in the New England Football Conference Coaches' Poll for the 2016 season.

Oklahoma going for 10th title in Big 12 still with 10 teams

While the Big 12 could be expanding, defending champion Oklahoma seems to have everything in place to again top the current group of 10 teams

HIGH SCHOOL

Marchini is much more than a soccer player

Attending UConn next year will be closer for Montville High School senior Rachel Marchini than the frequent trips she makes to Farmington for her premier league soccer practices. But it actually took Marchini a journey to the San Diego area this...

Fitch's Hobert commits to Division I Sacred Heart

Jonell Hobert, the shortstop for the Fitch High School softball team's 27-0 season this spring, gave a verbal commitment this week to play softball for Division I Sacred Heart University in Fairfield.

Fitch's Amar receives Red Sox Service Scholarship

Nalissa Amar, a 2016 graduate of Fitch High School and member of the Falcons' state championship softball team, received one of 22 Connecticut Red Sox Service Scholarships presented to graduating seniors from Connecticut public high schools this...

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Rios enjoying the baseball life in his rookie season

Willie Rios experienced a harsh dose of reality when the left-handed pitcher made his minor league debut late last month.

Local roundup: Rainaud rides strong finish to win his second Connecticut PGA Championship

A strong back nine helped propel Adam Rainaud to his second Connecticut PGA Championship victory.

Local roundup: Tigers fall to Renegades in series opener

Blaise Salter drove in a pair of runs for the Connecticut Tigers, bringing his season total to 42, but the Tigers opened a three-game series with a 6-2 loss to the Hudson Valley Renegades.

PROFESSIONAL

Rio police charge Lochte with false report of robbery

Brazilian police have charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Red Sox fall to the Rays, 2-1

Enny Romero earned his first major league save, relieving with two outs in the ninth inning and fanning Red Sox slugger David Ortiz to give the Tampa Bay Rays a 2-1 win Wednesday and a four-game split with the Red Sox.

Browns trade linebacker Barkevious Mingo to Patriots

The Cleveland Browns traded disappointing linebacker Barkevious Mingo to the New England Patriots for a 2017 fifth-round pick. The Browns selected Mingo with the No. 6 pick in 2013.

ON THE AIR

Baseball

1 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays.

3 p.m., ESPN — Little League: San Nicolas (Mexico) vs. Seoul (South Korea) in World Series from Williamsport, Pa.

7 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals.

7 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — NYP: Connecticut Tigers at Hudson Valley Renegades.

7:30 p.m., ESPN — Little League: Goodlettsville (Tenn.) vs. Bowling Green (Ky.) in World Series from Williamsport, Pa.

11 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers. (joined in progress)

Football

7:30 p.m., ESPN2 — CFL: British Columbia Lions at Ottawa Redblacks.

8 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — NFL preseason: Atlanta Falcons vs. Miami Dolphins from Orlando.

10 p.m., NFL Network — NFL preseason: Dallas Cowboys at Seattle Seahawks.

Golf

5:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Made in Denmark from Farso, Denmark.

Noon, Golf Channel — Web.com: Portland Open from North Plains, Ore.

2 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: The Barclays from Farmingdale, N.Y.

6 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Canadian Women's Open from Calgary, Alberta.