Miller is settling in with the Sun


First-year Connecticut Sun head coach has had to deftly multitask - and get to know his new players - since being hired in late December.

Connecticut Sun trade Williams for No. 4 pick in 2016 draft

The Connecticut Sun acquired the fourth overall pick in April's WNBA Draft from the Atlanta Dream in exchange for second-year center Elizabeth Williams.

WNBA changing up its playoff format

The WNBA is switching up its playoffs

Connecticut Sun to open 2016 season May 14 at Chicago

Two visits from Maya Moore, Lindsay Whalen and the defending WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx will highlight the Connecticut Sun’s 2016 schedule under first-year coach Curt Miller, the Sun announced Thursday.

Miller adds Smith to Sun coaching staff

Steve Smith, an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Sparks last season, was named to a similar role with the Connecticut Sun on Saturday night, the WNBA team announced.

COLUMNS

Will Huntington: This 'one of a kind' kid has left us too soon

Maybe this is where you start with Will Huntington. He was The Man. And everybody else at Montville...

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UCONN

UConn's Nurse working her way through offensive woes

There is a self-depreciating part of Kia Nurse's personality when she is off the court that is often in stark contrast to the relentless manner in which she plays basketball. Nurse is known to poke fun at herself in her dealings with the...

UConn rolls past Memphis

Daniel Hamilton had 16 points and 13 rebounds, Shonn Miller scored 12 of his 14 points after halftime as UConn used a second-half burst to defeat Memphis 77-57 on Thursday night.

Stewart helps No. 1 UConn women overwhelm Tulane 96-38

Breanna Stewart made her first seven shots in a 20-point performance and No. 1 UConn easily remained unbeaten with a 96-38 victory over Tulane

COLLEGES

Louisville announces postseason ban for men's basketball

Louisville has announced a postseason ban for its men's basketball team amid ongoing investigations into a sex scandal in which an escort alleged that a former staffer paid her and other dancers to strip and have sex with recruits and players

Top 25 women's basketball roundup

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 30 points, Brionna Jones had 17 points and 17 rebounds, and No. 5 Maryland defeated No. 17 Michigan State 85-7 for its ninth straight victory

Big 12 leaders mum on major issues, including expansion

The chairman of the Big 12 board of directors says there are more similarities than differences among members

HIGH SCHOOL

East Lyme will defend ECC Large Division titles in boys' and girls' indoor track

Norwich Free Academy's Connor Gralton is the top seed in three events for Saturday's Eastern Connecticut Conference Large Division indoor track championship at the Coast Guard Academy.

No. 3 Windham rolls past No. 10 Ledyard wrestlers 44-16

Backed by four pins between the 113 and 145-pound weight classes, the third-ranked Windham High School wrestling team overcame a 7-0 deficit to start the match Wednesday night and remained unbeaten with a 44-16 victory over No. 10 Ledyard.

NFA's Brown, Montville's Murtha sign with FCS schools

J'Von Brown never played football before he arrived at Norwich Free Academy. Heck, Brown struggled do a pushup. "When I started, I could barely do one pushup," Brown said. "I could barely run down the field. It was bad. I had never...

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Donovan thrilled to join front office of Seattle Mariners

Todd Donovan of East Lyme was named last month as the Seattle Mariners' assistant director of player personnel. Always driven to play baseball in the major leagues, Donovan begins his 18th season in professional baseball with a different aspiration:...

Local roundup: Stricklen signs new deal with Sun

Connecticut Sun reserve guard Shekinna Stricklen signed a new two-year contract with the team, the Sun announced Friday.

First-place Black Wolves head to Buffalo for rematch

New England Black Wolves coach Glenn Clark said in a conference call this week that he's pleased with what his players learned about themselves in last week's 15-11 victory over the Buffalo Bandits at Mohegan Sun Arena.

PROFESSIONAL

Panthers safety Coleman, ex-teammate overcome tragedy, form bond

There was a time when Carolina Panthers safety Kurt Coleman wasn't sure if he should _ or even could _ play football again

Mike Tolbert is a rare, old-school fullback in today's NFL

Mike Tolbert is the best at a position that's going out of style

Johnny Manziel's father worried quarterback self-destructing

The father of troubled quarterback Johnny Manziel is worried his son is on a self-destructive path

ON THE AIR

Basketball

Noon, ESPN — NCAA men: Kansas at Texas Christian.

Noon, ESPN2 — NCAA men: Cincinnati at Memphis.

Noon, ESPNU — NCAA men: Temple at Central Florida.

Noon, CBSSN — NCAA men: George Washington at Virginia Commonwealth.

Noon, FS1 — NCAA men: Marquette at Xavier.

Noon, NESN, YES — NCAA men: Florida State at Wake Forest.

Noon, WCCT — NCAA men: Virginia at Pittsburgh.

12:30 p.m., NBCSN — NCAA men: Davidson at Duquesne.

1 p.m., SNY, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA women: East Carolina at UConn.

2 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Michigan State at Michigan.

2 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: North Carolina State at Duke.

2 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Iowa State at Oklahoma State.

2 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Rutgers at Nebraska.

2 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Northern Iowa at Drake.

2 p.m., YES — NCAA men: DePaul at Creighton.

2:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Villanova at Providence.

2:30 p.m., NBCSN — NCAA men: Delaware at William & Mary.

4 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Florida at Kentucky.

4 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Purdue at Maryland.

4 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Stanford at California.

4 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: South Carolina at Texas A&M.

4 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: New Mexico at San Diego State.

4 p.m., NESN, YES — NCAA men: Clemson at Virginia Tech.

4:30 p.m., Ch. 61 — NCAA men: Arizona at Washington.

5 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Western Kentucky at Texas-El Paso.

6 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Mississippi State at Louisiana State.

6 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Oklahoma at Kansas State.

6 p.m., SNY — NCAA men: Towson at Elon.

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: North Carolina at Notre Dame.

7:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Philadelphia 76ers.

8 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Baylor at West Virginia.

8 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Vanderbilt at Mississippi.

8 p.m., CSN, SNY — NCAA men: Rhode Island at La Salle.

9 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Golden State Warriors.

9 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Georgetown at Seton Hall.

10 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Wichita State at Illinois State.

10 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Hawaii at Cal Poly.

Midnight, ESPN2 — NCAA men: Gonzaga at Pepperdine.

Football

9 p.m., Ch. 3 — NFL Honors Awards Show from San Francisco.

Golf

4 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Dubai Desert Classic from United Arab Emirates.

1 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Waste Management Phoenix Shot at Glory from Scottsdale, Ariz.

3 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — PGA: Waste Management Phoenix Shot at Glory from Scottsdale, Ariz.

3 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Coates Golf Championship from Ocala, Fla.

5 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Allianz Championship from Boca Raton, Fla.

3:30 a.m. (Sunday), Golf Channel — European PGA: Dubai Desert Classic from United Arab Emirates.

Hockey

1:05 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) — NHL: Washington Capitals at New Jersey Devils.

7 p.m., NESN — NHL: Buffalo Sabres at Boston Bruins.

Mixed Martial Arts

8 p.m., FS1 — UFC 196 preliminaries from Las Vegas.

10 p.m., FS1 — Johny Hendricks vs. Stephen Thompson from Las Vegas.

Skiing

10 p.m., NBCSN — FIS World Cup men's downhill from Jeongseon, South Korea.

Soccer

7:45 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Leicester City at Manchester City.

9:30 a.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund at Hertha Berlin.

10 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Watford at Tottenham.

10 a.m., USA — Premier League: Sunderland at Liverpool.

12:30 p.m., Ch. 61 — Bundesliga: Bayern Munich at Bayer Leverkusen.

12:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Premier League: West Ham at Southampton.