Shorthanded Sun fall to Mercury


Brittney Griner had 19 points, eight rebounds and five blocks as the Phoenix Mercury beat the Connecticut Sun on Wednesday night, 86-75. The Sun were without Chiney Ogwumike (right knee strain).

WNBA roundup

Tamika Catchings scored 26 points a day after the death of her former Tennessee coach, Pat Summitt, and the Indiana Fever beat the Chicago Sky 95-83 on Wednesday

WNBA roundup

Candace Parker's double-double helps Los Angeles Sparks rally for 89-84 win over Dallas Wings

Shorthanded Sun play at Mercury on Wednesday

The death of Pat Summitt and injuries have cast a pall over the Connecticut Sun, who play at the Phoenix Mercury on Wednesday night.

Sun lose to the Sparks 80-73

Nneka Ogwumike made 11 of 16 shots for 27 points, and the Los Angeles Sparks used a third-quarter surge to beat the Connecticut Sun 80-73 on Sunday night.

COLUMNS

NFA graduate Barrett feels at home at Cedar Ridge

Dan Barrett feels a strong connection to eastern Connecticut.

The 'Pat-Geno Embrace' reminded us about real life, not wins and losses

They simply embraced. But in that one act one Saturday four years ago, Pat Summitt and Geno...

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UCONN

Breanna Stewart wins Honda Cup as top college woman athlete

Former UConn star Breanna Stewart was honored as the collegiate woman athlete of the year earning the Honda Cup

Purvis followed his heart back to UConn

Something deep inside pushed Rodney Purvis toward returning to UConn for his final season of eligibility.

UConn's Hamilton lands in Oklahoma City

Daniel Hamilton's gamble of leaving UConn early paid off with him being selected in the NBA Draft late Thursday night.

COLLEGES

Players, coaches make pilgrimage; say goodbye to Pat Summitt

Dozens of Pat Summitt's former Tennessee players and coaches descended on Knoxville over the weekend, making the basketball pilgrimage to say their final goodbyes to the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history

Pat Summitt, winningest coach in D1 history, has died at 64

Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who helped boost the women's game to the big time in a 38-year career at Tennessee, has died at 64

Appreciation: Pat Summitt used the sport to empower women

Appreciation: Pat Summitt used her role and the sport of basketball to empower women

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Former East Lyme softball star Chris Ashburn remembered for her talent, 'gentle spirit'

Former East Lyme High School softball star Chris Ashburn will be remembered for her talent on the field, her grace off it.

LOCAL CALENDAR

BASEBALL/SOFTBALLAll-American Softball Camps — At Veterans Field, Waterford. Pitching/catching: July 11-14 (July 15, rain date) for ages 7-9 and 10-13, 9-10:30 a.m., fee is $75; Hitting: July 11-14 (July 15, rain date) for ages 7-9...

Local roundup: Ledyard wins Junior League Softball title

Ledyard won its first District 10 title, beating Pawcatuck 8-5 in the third and deciding game in the best-of-three Junior League (13-14) softball championship series Wednesday night.

PROFESSIONAL

Slumping Red Sox fall to the Rays 4-0

David Price has always been his own harshest critic. The new Red Sox ace blames himself for Boston's recent struggles, saying Wednesday he hasn't set a tone for the team to be successful by pitching deeper into games.

Murphy, Scherzer help Nationals sweep Mets with 4-2 win

Daniel Murphy homered twice, tormenting his former team yet again, and the Washington Nationals completed a three-game sweep of the New York Mets with 4-2 victory

Major League Baseball roundup

Mark Trumbo hit his major league-leading 23rd homer and drove in four runs for the AL East-leading Baltimore Orioles, who beat the San Diego Padres 12-6 for their seventh straight win

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Auto Racing

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

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

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

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

Baseball

1 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM) — MLB: Texas Rangers at New York Yankees.

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

7 p.m., NESN — IL: Columbus Clippers at Pawtucket Red Sox.

7 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — NYP: Lowell Spinners at Connecticut Tigers.

8 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Arizona vs. Coastal Carolina in College World Series Finals Game 3 from Omaha, Neb.

Basketball

3:30 p.m., NBA TV — WNBA: Atlanta Dream at Los Angeles Sparks.

Football

7 p.m., ESPN2 — CFL: Ottawa Redblacks at Montreal Alouettes.

10 p.m., ESPN2 — CFL: Toronto Argonauts at Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Golf

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

1:30 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Bridgestone Invitational from Akron, Ohio.

6:30 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Barracuda Championship from Reno, Nev.

9 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Portland (Ore.) Classic. (taped today)

Soccer

3 p.m., ESPN2 — Euro 2016: Poland vs. Portugal in a quarterfinal from Marseille, France.

Swimming

6:30 p.m., NBCSN — U.S. Olympic Trials from Omaha, Neb.

8 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — U.S. Olympic Trials from Omaha, Neb.

Tennis

7 a.m., ESPN — Wimbledon from London.