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

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...

Coast Guard sailing advances to finals

After two long and productive days on the water, the Coast Guard Academy sailing team has qualified for the Sperry Women's National Championship final at Newport, R.I.

HIGH SCHOOL

Grand Sam: Ognisty takes ECC golf title, leads Stonington to runner-up finish

Stonington's Sam Ognisty captured his first Eastern Connecticut Conference golf title, winning by three strokes and finishing with an impressive 3-over par 75 on a windy day at Mohegan Sun Country Club at Pautipaug.

Waterford gets best of old rival Stonington in ECC girls' lacrosse semis

The Waterford High School girls' lacrosse team huddled in a circle in front of its bench, arms linked, rocking back and forth in unison moments before taking the field for the Eastern Connecticut Conference tournament semifinals Wednesday night.

H.S. softball roundup: No. 7 Bears reach the semifinals in ECC softball tournament

Abby Blanchard’s two-run single led to a three-run third inning as the seventh-seeded Stonington High School softball team topped No. 2 Wheeler 5-1 in the quarterfinals of the Eastern Connecticut Conference tournament at Griswold High School.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

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.

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Wednesday's local college and high school games.

Local roundup: Norwich Tech advances to CSC baseball tournament final

Connor Dulin allowed just two hits after the second inning and struck out eight with no walks as No. 4 Norwich Tech knocked off top-seeded Wilcox Tech on Tuesday, 7-3, in the Constitution State Conference baseball semifinals.

PROFESSIONAL

Blackhawks beat Ducks 5-2 to force Game 7 in West finals

Keith helps Blackhawks beat Ducks 5-2 to force Game 7 in Western Conference finals

Pedroia's power not enough for Red Sox in 6-4 loss to Twins

Dustin Pedroia hits pair of 2-run homers for Red Sox in 6-4 loss to Twins

FIFA's powerful world is shaken by US indictments, arrests

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