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: 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.

Tigers fall to Lake Monsters in 13

Jesus Lage hit a walk-off single with one out in the 13th inning, as the Vermont Lake Monsters defeated the Connecticut Tigers 6-5 on Sunday.

Oakdale's LaBranche finishes third leg in Grand Slam of Ultrarunning

Steve LaBranche of Oakdale finished the Leadville Trail 100 Sunday morning, nicknamed “The Race Across The Sky,” in 28 hours, 13 minutes, 22 seconds, giving him the first three legs of the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning.

PROFESSIONAL

Report: Celtics acquire Kyrie Irving from Cavs for Thomas, Crowder and draft pick

Cleveland's Kyrie Irving, right, looks to drive against the Celtics' Isaiah Thomas during a game last season. The two players swapped teams on Tuesday when Irving agreed to be traded to Boston for Thomas, forward Jae Crowder and a 2018 first-round draft pick, the Associated Press learned. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

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

Over 50 million could watch Mayweather-McGregor in the U.S. alone

Mayweather-McGregor should smash the all-time pay-per-view record as watch parties push it past 50 million

ON THE AIR

Baseball

11 a.m., ESPN — LLWS: Sioux Falls (S.D.) vs. Sydney (Australia) from Williamsport, Pa.

3 p.m., ESPN — LLWS: Tampaulipas (Mexico) vs. Maracaibo (Venezuela) from Williamsport, Pa.

6 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — NYP: Tri-City ValleyCats at Connecticut Tigers in a doubleheader.

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

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

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

7:30 p.m., ESPN — LLWS: Jackson (N.J.) vs. Fairfield from Williamsport, Pa.

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

Basketball

8 p.m., NBA TV — WNBA: Phoenix Mercury at Minnesota Lynx.

10:30 p.m., NBA TV — WNBA: San Antonio Stars at Los Angeles Sparks.

Boxing

9 p.m., FS1 — Juan Carlos Payano vs. Alexis Santiago in a bantamweight bout from Las Vegas.

Rugby

1 a.m. (Wednesday), NBCSN — Women's World Cup: United States vs. New Zealand in a semifinal from Dublin. (taped today)

Soccer

2:30 p.m., FS1 — Champions League playoffs: Napoil at Nice.

CT SUN

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.

Sun have a need for speed

Shekinna Stricklen of the Connecticut Sun, left, leads a breakaway past Monique Currie of the Phoenix Sun during a game Aug. 4 at Mohegan Sun Arena. Entering Saturday's WNBA schedule, the Sun lead the league with an average of 86.9 points per game. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Tempo is a big part of Curt Miller's offensive system and a perfect fit for the Connecticut Sun. They've become one of the WNBA's most exciting teams and lead the league in scoring.