Sun's Jamie Weisner should prove to be one tough rookie


Jamie Weisner's toughness and relentless work ethic may earn the Oregon State rookie a place on the Connecticut Sun this season.

Miller's first objective: Create "family" atmosphere

First-year Connecticut Sun coach Curt Miller wants to keep the lines of communication open with the team and create a "family" atmosphere.

Busy Ogwumike can't wait for return engagement with Sun

Chiney Ogwumike’s accountant must have wigged out when she handed in all her W2s from her (many) off-season jobs.

Sun have assembled some intriguing new pieces

The Connecticut Sun acquired five players during Thursday's WNBA Draft that first-year coach Curt Miller believes bring the talents needed to run his system.

Sun draft Morgan Tuck, Rachel Banham, trade for Jonquel Jones

The Connecticut Sun had a wild WNBA Draft on Thursday night, acquiring three of the top players either by draft or by trade — UConn forward Morgan Tuck, guard Rachel Banham of Minnesota, and forward Jonquel Jones of George Washington.

COLUMNS

Sun's Kelsey Bone uses the floor to speak about Olympic 'slight' of Candace Parker

Kelsey Bone is perturbed over the latest cause celebre within women's basketball: The omission of...

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UCONN

All-ACC pick Stevens leaves Duke for UConn women

The UConn women's basketball program announced Saturday that Azurá Stevens, a 6-foot-6 sophomore center from Duke, has decided to transfer to the Huskies.

STM's Vital commits to UConn

St. Thomas More guard Christian Vital commits to play at UConn next season.

UConn athletics enjoys NCAA APR success

UConn's athletic department had four teams that posted a perfect 1000 multi-year Academic Progress Rate, while nine teams had perfect 1000 APR scores for the 2014-15 academic year.

COLLEGES

Iowa State's Bill Fennelly, sued by ex-star, defends self

Bill Fennelly is defending himself and his coaching style, two weeks after the long-time Iowa State women's basketball coach was sued by a former star player for race discrimination and retaliation.

Jordan Johnson has learned how to channel his fire at Mitchell

Al Jordan Johnson is a fire-breathing dragon on the mound. He scorches the competition. His Mitchell College baseball teammates feed off his energy.

NCAA scraps ban on satellite camps; recruiting under study

The NCAA Division I Board of Directors scrapped a proposed ban on satellite camps Thursday, rebuffing a request from powerhouse conferences in the South and clearing the way for coaches to hold and work at clinics far from their campuses this summer

HIGH SCHOOL

Fitch's Robinson, now healthy, wins shot put at Ledyard Relays

Fitch's Brian Robinson, overcoming an injury he suffered last year, was certainly feeling better Friday afternoon, as he threw a personal-best 48 feet in the shot put to win the 36th Annual Ledyard Relays.

H.S. softball roundup: Taber, Falcons remain perfect

Caroline Taber pitched a two-hit shutout as the second-ranked Fitch High School softball team remained undefeated with a 9-0 win over East Lyme in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Large Division game Friday.

H.S. tennis roundup: Stonington boys top Fitch

Stonington High School swept singles play en route to a 5-2 win over Fitch in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Large Division boys' tennis match Friday.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Avery Point to induct four into Athletic Hall of Fame

Anthony Malhoit (men's basketball), Jess Palanski (baseball), Tyler McIntyre (baseball) and Kyle Cummings (baseball) will be inducted into the UConn Avery Point Athletic Hall of Fame on May 11.

One year after 4-14, Black Wolves are chasing a division title

The New England Black Wolves can win the NLL East Division with a pair of wins this weekend, a sweet success that some of their players have never before tasted.

PROFESSIONAL

Linebackers Jack, Jaylon Smith go early in second round of NFL draft

Injured linebackers Myles Jack and Jaylon Smith were drafted early in the second round of the NFL draft

Cespedes leads Mets to seventh straight win

Yoenis Cespedes and the New York Mets broke loose for a team-record 12 runs in the third inning, rolling to their seventh straight victory with a 13-1 blowout of the San Francisco Giants.

NBA roundup

Dwyane Wade scored 10 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, and the Miami Heat forced their first-round series to a seventh game with a 97-90 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

10:30 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity Sparks Energy 300 qualifying from Talladega, Ala.

12:30 p.m., Ch. 61 — NASCAR Sprint Cup Geico 500 qualifying from Talladega, Ala.

3 p.m., Ch. 61 — NASCAR Xfinity Sparks Energy 300 from Talladega, Ala.

10 p.m., FS1 — NHRA SpringNationals qualifying from Baytown, Texas. (taped today) 

11 p.m., NBCSN — Formula One Russian Grand Prix qualifying from Sochi, Russia. (taped today)    

Baseball

Noon, ESPN2 — NCAA: Louisiana State at Mississippi.

2 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals.

3 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Texas A&M at Arkansas.

4 p.m., SNY, FS1, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: San Francisco Giants at New York Mets.

7 p.m., NESN, MyTV9, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM), WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox.

Basketball

8:30 p.m., TNT — NBA playoffs: Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs.

Boxing

8 p.m., Ch. 61 — Victor Ortiz vs. Andre Berto in a welterweight bout from Carson, Calif.

10 p.m., Showtime — Badou Jack vs. Lucian Bute and James DeGale vs. Rogelio Medina in super middleweight bouts from Washington.

Football

Noon, ESPN, NFL Network — NFL Draft from Chicago.

Golf

6 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: China Open from Beijing.

1 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Zurich Classic from Avondale, La.

3 p.m., Ch. 3 — PGA: Zurich Classic from Avondale, La.

3 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Texas Shootout from Irving.

7 p.m., Golf Channel — Web.com: United Leasing & Finance Championship from Newburgh, Ind. (taped today)

Hockey

3 p.m., Chs. 10, 30, WFAN (660-AM) — NHL playoffs: New York Islanders at Tampa Bay Lightning.

8 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — NHL playoffs: Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals.

Motorcycle Racing

7 p.m., FS1 — AMA Monster Energy Supercross from East Rutherford, N.J.

Soccer

10 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Sunderland at Stoke City.

10 a.m., USA — Premier League: Crystal Palace at Newcastle.

12:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Premier League: Norwich at Arsenal.

12:30 p.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Hertha Berlin at Bayer Leverkusen.

4 p.m., YES, MSG — MLS: Vancouver Whitecaps at New York City FC.

7:30 p.m., CSN — MLS: Orlando City at New England Revolution.

Softball

8 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Auburn at Tennessee.

Track & Field

12:30 p.m., NBCSN — Penn Relays from Philadelphia.

3 p.m., NBCSN — Drake Relays from Des Moines, Iowa.