COLUMNS

One of New London's own, Na'Quon Sutton, in need of a kidney transplant

New London — Na’Quon Sutton celebrated his 21st birthday recently, except...

Sisk joins her mother on the list of Shennecossett club championship winners

A wave of emotion hit Dawn Sisk when she spotted her parents near the end of the Shennecossett Golf...

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UCONN

UConn's punter, Magliozzi is a 23-year-old former plumber from Australia

Not every day your punter is a 23-year-old former plumber from Australia. Meet Luke Magliozzi, the newest addition to the UConn football roster.

Edsall names Pindell UConn's starting quarterback

UConn quarterback David Pindell (5) warms up before Sunday's open practice at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. (Gavin Keefe/The Day)

Junior college transfer David Pindell arrived at UConn as a strong contender for the starting quarterback job.

COLLEGES

Rose Bowl stars Darnold, Barkley lead AP All-America team

Southern California quarterback Sam Darnold highlights The Associated Press preseason All-America team released Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang, File)

Southern California quarterback Sam Darnold and Penn State running back Saquon Barkley highlight the first Associated Press preseason All-America team

Army-Navy to play 2021 game in New Jersey

Army athletic director Boo Corrigan, left, Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney, center, and Navy athletic director Chet Gladchuk pose for photographers on Tuesday at Philadelphia's City Hall after the academies announced Tuesday at Philadelphia's City Hall that Lincoln Financial Field, home of the NFL's Eagles, will be the site of the 2018, '19, '20 and '22 Army-Navy games. (Joy Lee/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Army and Navy will be played in Philadelphia four times from 2018-2022, returning to its most frequent host city, and in 2021 in East Rutherford, New Jersey

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Tigers sweep ValleyCats at Dodd

Five Connecticut pitchers combined for 12 shutout innings as the Connecticut Tigers completed a doubleheader sweep of the Tri-City ValleyCats on Tuesday night at Dodd Stadium.

Local roundup: Vermont routs Tigers 9-3

Aaron Arruda homered and had two hits, and Jean Ruiz threw six scoreless innings as the Vermont Lake Monsters beat the Connecticut Tigers 9-3 on Monday in the New York-Penn League.

PROFESSIONAL

Boston bound: Cavs trade Irving to Celtics for Thomas, more

In this Nov. 3, 2016, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving, right, looks to drive against Boston Celtics' Isaiah Thomas during the first half of an NBA game in Cleveland. Irving, who asked Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert to trade him earlier this summer, was traded Tuesday to the Celtics, who swapped him for Thomas. (Ron Schwane/AP File Photo)

A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cleveland Cavaliers have traded Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics for Isaiah Thomas.

WNBA roundup

Maya Moore scores 21 points as Minnesota Lynx rout Phoenix Mercury 105-69

ON THE AIR

Baseball

11 a.m., ESPN — LLWS: Jackson (N.J.) vs. Fairfield from Williamsport, Pa.

3 p.m., ESPN — LLWS: White Rock (British Columbia) vs. Tokyo (Japan) from Williamsport, Pa.

3:30 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at San Francisco Giants.

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

7 p.m., MyTV9, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers.

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

7 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — NYP: Tri-City ValleyCats at Connecticut Tigers.

7:30 p.m., ESPN — LLWS: Lufkin (Texas) vs. Greenville (N.C.) from Williamsport, Pa.

10 p.m., ESPN — MLB: Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels.

Basketball

7 p.m., Twitter, sun.wnba — WNBA: Dallas Wings at Connecticut Sun.

Soccer

2:30 p.m., FS1 — Champions League playoffs: Hoffenheim at Liverpool.

Wrestling

3:30 p.m., NBCSN — World Championships from Paris. (taped today)

CT SUN

Sun rookie Brionna Jones likes getting physical

Connecticut Sun rookie Brionna Jones answers questions from a reporter during the team's media day earlier this year at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The biggest adjustments for WNBA rookies is the difference in the speed and physicality. Connecticut Sun rookie post Brionna Jones doesn't mind the latter.

Sun pull away and beat Mercury 94-66

Jonquel Jones (35) and Alyssa Thomas (25) of the Connecticut Sun grab a defensive rebound against Emma Cannon (10) of the Phoenix Mercury during a WNBA game on Sunday at Mohegan Sun Arena.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

The Connecticut Sun forced six turnovers to start the second half of Sunday's game against the Phoenix Mercury to rip the game open. The Sun won, 94-66, and clinched at least one home playoff game.