Storm can relate to growing pains suffered by Sun


If there’s one WNBA team the Connecticut Sun can relate to, it’s the Seattle Storm ... and vice-versa. The two play at Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday (8 p.m., ESPN2) as the Sun celebrate their 15th season in Connecticut.

Local roundup: Waterford beats East Lyme to win District 6 Babe Ruth (13) tourney

Waterford captured the District 6 Babe Ruth 13-year-old baseball championship on Wednesday night with a 10-0 victory over East Lyme at Veterans Field.

Knicks, Jackson part ways after dismal three-year run

Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks are parting ways after he oversaw one of the worst eras in team history and feuded with Carmelo Anthony

Matz pitches 7 innings and Mets beat Marlins 8-0

Steven Matz pitched seven innings and two relievers completed a seven-hitter to help the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins 8-0 on Wednesday night.

Twins bounce back to beat Red Sox 4-1

Adalberto Mejia pitched 5 2/3 innings in his second straight scoreless start, Max Kepler hit a two-run homer and the Minnesota Twins rebounded from two consecutive losses against Boston to beat the Red Sox 4-1

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Waterford comes alive late to clinch District 10 Little League softball title

Waterford swept the best-of-three District 10 Little League softball series with a 2-0 shutout of Groton/Mystic at Rotary Field on Tuesday.

Local roundup: Waterford wins District 6 Babe Ruth (14) tournament

Waterford captured the District 6 Babe Ruth 14-year-old baseball championship Tuesday with an 11-1 victory over Pawcatuck.

COLUMNS

Tuesday night kickball ... everyone can do it, but bring your sense of humor

On Tuesday nights at Caulkins Park, giggles often graduate to abject laughter in an adult Kickball...

BLOGS

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

2 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity Firecracker 250 practice from Daytona Beach, Fla.

3 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Monster Cup Coke Zero 400 practice from Daytona Beach, Fla.

4 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity Firecracker 250 final practice from Daytona Beach, Fla.

5 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Monster Cup Coke Zero 400 final practice from Daytona Beach, Fla.

Baseball

2 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Oakland Athletics at Houston Astros.

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

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

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

8 p.m., MyTV9, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Chicago White Sox.

10 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Los Angeles Angels.

Basketball

8 p.m., ESPN2 — WNBA: Seattle Storm at Connecticut Sun.

Golf

4:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: French Open from Paris.

12:30 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Women's PGA Championship from Olympia Fields, Ill.

2 p.m., FS1 — U.S. Senior Open Championship from Peabody, Mass.

3:30 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Quicken Loans National from Potomac, Md.

4:30 a.m. (Friday), Golf Channel — European PGA: French Open from Paris.

Soccer

7:30 p.m., YES — MLS: Minnesota United at New York City FC. 

Talk Show

6:05 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — Sports Talk with Bill Donovan.

PROFESSIONAL

Rockets acquire Chris Paul from Clippers in 8-player deal

Chris Paul is heading to Houston to join James Harden, and the Rockets will soon have two All-Stars in the backcourt to lead their chase for a championship.

Gsellman hurts hamstring as Mets lose to Marlins 6-3

Robert Gsellman left the game with a strained left hamstring after he tried unsuccessfully to beat out a grounder, and the bullpen gave up three runs in the seventh as the New York Mets lost Tuesday night to the Miami Marlins 6-3.

Travelers had atmosphere the US Open was lacking

A sure sign that the USGA needs to take a closer look at how it sets up the U.S. Open is when it draws comparisons with the Travelers Championship a week later.

Jon Rahm has instant success and scheduling conflicts

One year and one week ago, Jon Rahm made his professional debut at the Quicken Loans National. He opened with a 64 at Congressional and tied for third, earning a spot in the British Open.

COLLEGES

Florida beats LSU 6-1 at CWS for first national championship

Florida scored four runs in the eighth inning to pull away from LSU and beat its Southeastern Conference rival 6-1 to complete a two-game sweep in the College World Series finals for the Gators' first national title in baseball

Singer's 12 Ks help Gators beat LSU 4-3 in CWS finals opener

Brady Singer struck out a career-high 12 in seven innings, Jonathan India doubled in two runs, and Florida beat LSU 4-3 in Game 1 of the College World Series finals

LSU beats Oregon State 6-1 to reach CWS finals

Nothing LSU encounters in the College World Series championship series will be any more daunting than the task the Tigers had to complete to get there.

CT SUN

Sun miss the mark in loss to Sparks

The Connecticut Sun shot poorly on Tuesday night, as evidenced by their 19 missed layups in an 87-79 loss to the WNBA world champion Los Angeles Sparks before 6,899 at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Sun's viral videos have been infectiously funny

The Connecticut Sun have used viral marketing to promote their players for WNBA All-Star Game voting, dressing some of them up like old women for videos. The campaign has been a hit.