Sun fail to cash in on chances and fall to Mystics OT


The Connecticut Sun failed to capitalize on numerous chances Saturday night and dropped their home opener to to Washington Mystics in overtime, 84-76.

Sun host Mystics in home opener Saturday night

The Connecticut Sun, who split their season-opening two-game road trip, play their home opener against the Washington Mystics on Saturday at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Sun finish strong to beat Stars 72-68 for first win

Alyssa Thomas had 12 points, eight rebounds, five assists and four steals as the Connecticut Sun beat the San Antonio Stars on Thursday, 72-68.

Opening loss exposed Sun weaknesses

The Connecticut Sun have potential and promise, however Saturday's 93-70 loss to the Chicago Sky was a reality check.

Slow-starting Sun lose in Miller's debut as coach

A rocky first half was too much for Connecticut to overcome as the Sun began the Curt Miller era with a 93-70 loss to the Chicagy Sky on opening night in the WNBA on Saturday.

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COLLEGES

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HIGH SCHOOL

Old Lyme boys earn another trip to Shoreline title game

Henry Hunt had four goals and four assists as top-seeded Old Lyme routed Haddam-Killingworth in Tuesday's Shoreline Conference semifinal, 19-6, earning a chance to defend its title Thursday.

Old Lyme girls earn another shot at Shoreline lacrosse title

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Waterford (OT), East Lyme earn the right to play for ECC tournament crown in boys' lacrosse

Bray Griffith scored the game-winning goal in overtime in Waterford's 6-5 victory over NFA, while Connor Schofner scored five times to lift East Lyme past Stonington 18-7 in the ECC tournament boys' lacrosse semifinals.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

East Lyme, Bacon advance to ECC girls' lacrosse final

Top-seeded East Lyme rolled into the Eastern Connecticut Conference tournament championship game with an 18-8 win over No. 4 Stonington in Tuesday's girls' lacrosse semifinal.

PC coach receives positive feedback about Dunn's draft status

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Local roundup: Fitch softball team finishes third straight 20-0 regular season

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PROFESSIONAL

Westbrook, Thunder put Warriors on brink of elimination

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Struggling Harvey goes silent after Mets' 7-4 loss to Nationals

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Price, Bradley lead Red Sox to 8-3 win over Rockies

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ON THE AIR

Baseball

11 a.m., YES — NCAA: North Carolina State vs. Florida State in Atlantic Coast Conference tournament from Durham, N.C.

1 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at Washington Nationals.

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

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

Basketball

8:30 p.m., ESPN — NBA playoffs: Toronto Raptors at Cleveland Cavaliers.

Golf

3 p.m., FS1 — USGA U.S. Amateur Four-Ball from Mamaroneck, N.Y.

6 p.m., Golf Channel — NCAA women: Division I team championship final from Eugene, Ore.

Hockey

9 p.m., NBCSN — NHL playoffs: St. Louis Blues at San Jose Sharks.

Soccer

8 p.m., ESPN2 — Men's exhibition: United States vs. Ecuador from Frisco, Texas.