Sun refusing to dwell on the losses


The Connecticut Sun are on a six-game losing streak and closing in on their third-straight losing season. They play host to the Eastern Conference-leading New York Liberty on Saturday (Mohegan Sun Arena, 7 p.m.)

Local roundup: Rios honored as NECBL's top pro prospect

Mystic Schooners left-handed pitcher Willie Rios (Maryland) was honored as the New England Collegiate Baseball League's Top Pro Prospect for the 2015 season.

Mitchell, Mercury beat Sun at buzzer

Leilani Mitchell made an off-balance 3-pointer at the buzzer as the Phoenix Mercury rallied to beat the Connecticut Sun on Thursday 81-80, the Sun’s sixth straight loss.

Murphy leads Mets to sweep of Phillies, 9-5 in 13 innings

Murphy's offense, defense lead Mets to sweep of Phillies, 9-5 in 13 innings

Former UConn star Moore fighting for a spot with Raiders

After missing time with injuries, former starting LB Sio Moore fighting for role on Raiders

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PROFESSIONAL

WNBA roundup: Prince, Charles lead New York to 81-68 win over Minnesota

Epiphanny Prince scored 22 points and the New York Liberty clinched their first playoff berth in three seasons with an 81-68 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Friday night.

Being home team can be blessing and curse for Lewisberry

Kaden Peifer and his Lewisberry, Pa., teammates use the same word over and over when describing what it's like to be playing two hours from home in front of 35,000 fans at the Little League World Series. "Crazy."

Watson takes one-shot lead at Barclays as Spieth misses cut

Jordan Spieth lost out on a chance to play the weekend at The Barclays.

Al Arbour, who coached Isles to four Cup titles, dies at 82

Al Arbour, the bespectacled gentleman of a coach who molded a young and talented New York Islanders franchise into an NHL dynasty that won four straight Stanley Cups in the early 1980s, has died. He was 82.

COLUMNS

Sun's Donovan deserves to be able to see this through

Mohegan — There comes a point when you run out of things to say. The Connecticut Sun...

August is a major month for local golf

August is major month at several area golf courses. Several familiar faces competed for club...

BLOGS

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Coast Guard football to play season in memory of Flynn

The Coast Guard Academy football team will pay tribute to a former cadet-athlete and friend of the academy, Bob Flynn, during the 2015 season. Flynn, a member of the Class of 1974, served as the Chairman of the Board of the Coast Guard Foundation...

Local roundup: Providence's Kris Dunn named Blue Ribbon Preseason All-American

Providence College junior guard Kris Dunn of New London was named to the 2015-16 Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook Preseason All-America Team, it was announced Thursday.

Coast Guard's Clancy always willing to take one for the team

One trait for which Mike's Clancy's Coast Guard Academy football teammates and coaches have come to know him: unselfishness.

UCONN

UConn football captains ready to lead the way

In a team vote Wednesday, Andreas Knappe, Julian Campenni, Marquise Vann and Andrew Adams were selected as UConn's football captains for the 2015 season.

COLLEGES

Programs run into pitfalls with fining college players

Long before stipends, college coaches found ways to punish players by withholding perks

Looking to future, more NCAA athletes seek own trademarks

Amid debate on athlete pay, more in NCAA pursue legal ownership of their nicknames, slogans

FCS power North Dakota State to provide athlete stipends

FCS power North Dakota St to provide stipends for scholarship athletes in all 16 sports

CT SUN

Sun could use a little good fortune

The struggling Connecticut Sun won't be catching any breaks from their remaining regular season schedule as almost every opponent is tough, including Thursday's foe, the defending WNBA champion Phoenix Mercury (Mohegan Sun Arena, 7 p.m., WCTX).

Sun go cold in Atlanta

The Connecticut Sun had an abysmal — and record-setting — first half offensively against the Atlanta Dream. It resulted in their fifth straight loss, 71-57, as their playoff hopes continued to fade away.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

2:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity The Road America 180 practice from Elkhart Lake, Wis.

Baseball

7 p.m., NESN, SNY, WOR (710-AM), WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) MLB: Boston Red Sox at New York Mets.

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

7:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Atlanta Braves.

Football

7:30 p.m., MyTV9, WMOS (102.3-FM) — NFL preseason: New England Patriots at Carolina Panthers.

8 p.m., Ch. 3 — NFL preseason: Detroit Lions at Jacksonville Jaguars.

8 p.m., ESPN — High school: Miami Washington at St. Thomas Aquinas from Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — CFL: Toronto Argonauts at Edmonton Eskimos.

Golf

5 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Czech Masters from Prague, Czech Republic.

11:30 a.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Yokahama Tire Classic from Prattville, Ala.

2 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: The Barclays from Edison, N.J.

6 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Dick's Sporting Goods Open from Endicott, N.Y.

8 p.m., Golf Channel — Web.com: Portland Open from North Plains, Ore.

Soccer

2:30 p.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Schalke at Wolfsburg.

Talk Show

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

Tennis

1 p.m., ESPN2 — WTA: Connecticut Open from New Haven.

3 p.m., ESPN2 — ATP: Winston-Salem (N.C.) Open.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — WTA: Connecticut Open from New Haven.