Beaten up Sun beaten up by Mercury 89-72

The Connecticut Sun lost their third straight game in four days late Saturday night, 89-72, to the Phoenix Mercury before 12,497 at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The Sun were without starters Chiney Ogwumike (knee) and Alyssa Thomas (shoulder).

Storm beat Sun, knock them out of first place

The Storm's Breanna Stewart shoots over Connecticut's Jonquel Jones during the second half of Friday's game in Seattle. The Storm won 103-92. (Elaine Thompson/AP Photo)

The Seattle Storm took advantage of the Connecticut Sun at both the free throw and 3-point lines to win Friday's game, 103-92, before 7,094 at KeyArena.

Sun need to clean up their mistakes during weekend's back-to-back road trip

Connecticut Sun center Jonquel Jones, right, wraps up Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne as Chiney Ogwumike (13) helps on defense in the second half of Wednesday night's WNBA game at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Connecticut Sun continue their June road tour against two of the WNBA's best teams this weekend, Seattle (Friday) and Phoenix (Saturday), and they cannot make the same mistakes they did in Wednesday's loss to the Washington.

Sun fight back from 30-point deficit before losing to Mystics 95-91

Sun center Jonquel Jones, right, wraps up Washington forward Elena Delle Donne as Chiney Ogwumike (13) helps on defense during the second half of Wednesday night's WNBA game at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Mystics handed the Sun their first home defeat, holding on for a 95-91 win. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Connecticut rallied from a 30-point, first-half deficit and took the lead multiple times in the fourth quarter before losing to the Washington Mystics 95-91 on Wednesday night.

Anne Donovan, Hall of Famer and ex-Sun coach, dies at 56

Anne Donovan, a Hall of Famer who won a national title at Old Dominion, two Olympic gold medals, coached the U.S. to gold in 2008 and led the Connecticut Sun from 2013-15 died Wednesday of heart failure. She was 56. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day/File)

Anne Donovan, the Basketball Hall of Famer who won a national championship at Old Dominion, two Olympic gold medals in the 1980s and coached the U.S. to gold in 2008, has died of heart failure

COLUMNS

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UCONN

Adams building a strong relationship with Hurley

UConn guard Jalen Adams drives past Auburn guard Bryce Brown during a game last season at Auburn. Adams is returning for his senior season and is developing a strong relationship with new head coach Dan Hurley. (Julie Bennett/AL.com via AP/File)

UConn's new men's basketball coach Dan Hurley has great expecations for star guard Jalen Adams ... and that's just fine with Adams.

Huskies embracing Hurley's tough love approach

UConn coach Dan Hurley gives instructions to his team during Friday's practice in Storrs. (Day photo/Gavin Keefe)

Friday's hour-long workout at the Werth Family UConn Basketball Champions Center provided a snapshot of Dan Hurley's boot camp approach.

Two games vs. defending champ Cincinnati highlight UConn's AAC schedule

The Huskies will play seven opponents twice and four others just once in coach Dan Hurley's first season in Storrs.

COLLEGES

Texas Tech stuns Gators 6-3 in College World Series opener

Texas Tech's Cody Farhat celebrates after scoring against Florida on a base hit by Gabe Holt in the ninth inning of Sunday's College World Series game in Omaha, Neb. Texas Tech stunned the defending national champions and top-seeded Gators, 6-3. (Nati Harnik/AP Photo)

Texas Tech stuns defending national champion Florida with 6-3 win in College World Series

Arkansas rides eight-run inning to 11-5 CWS win over Longhorns

Arkansas' Jared Gates slides back to first base after overshooting it on a single in the fourth inning of Sunday's College World Series game against Texas in Omaha, Neb. Arkansas won, 11-5. (Nati Harnik/AP Photo)

Arkansas rides 8-run inning to an 11-5 win over Longhorns in College World Series

Bulldogs' walk-off win over Huskies in CWS is third in eight games

Mississippi State's Hunter Stovall celebrates as he scores the winning run on a walk-off single by Luke Alexander in the ninth inning, giving the Bulldogs a 1-0 victory over Washington in Omaha, Neb. (Nati Harnik/AP Photo)

Luke Alexander's walk-off RBI single in 9th gives Mississippi State 1-0 win over Washington in College World Series

HIGH SCHOOL

Stonington's Smith wins state decathlon title

Stonington's Shane Smith, shown here competing in the pole vault during the ECC Division II indoor track and field championships on Feb. 3, won the CIAC state decathlon championship on Wednesday at Manchester High School. (Sarah Gordon/The Day/File)

Stonington's Shane Smith captured the CIAC state decathlon championship on Wednesday at Manchester High School.

2018 ECC Award Winners / Track & Field

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Stonington's Dellacono wins State Open singles title with dominating performance

Stonington's Gabby Dellacono celebrates with coach George Crouse after the defeating Staples' Alyssa DiMaio 6-1, 6-1 in the State Open girls' tennis singles championship match on Wednesday at the Connecticut Tennis Center in New Haven. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Top-seeded Gabby Dellacono won one for the Stonington High School history books Wednesday, claiming the State Open singles title over No. 6 Alyssa DiMaio 6-1, 6-1 at the Connecticut Tennis Center.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Tigers fall to the Spinners

The Connecticut Tigers lost to the Lowell Spinners in a New York-Penn League baseball game on Sunday, falling 6-3 at Dodd Stadium.

Local roundup: Tigers off to 2-0 start with 10-3 win over Spinners

The Connecticut Tigers erupted for seven runs over the first two innings and cruised to a 10-3 win over the Lowell Spinners in a New York-Penn League game on Saturday night.

PROFESSIONAL

Koepka joins select group as repeat U.S. Open champ

Brooks Koepka holds up the Golf Champion Trophy after winning the U.S. Open on Sunday at Southampton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

One year after Brooks Koepka overpowered the wide fairways of Erin Hills in a U.S. Open remembered for low scoring, he navigated his way through the brutal conditions of Shinnecock Hills and closed with a 2-under 68 to become the first repeat...

Red Sox hit three homers to rout Mariners 9-3

Xander Bogaerts of the Red Sox hits a two-run home run during the seventh inning of Sunday's game against the Mariners at Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Rafael Devers, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Xander Bogaerts all homered and the Boston Red Sox routed the Seattle Mariners 9-3 on Sunday.

Font, Rays relievers come through in 3-1 win over Yankees

Rays pitcher Wilmer Font delivers the ball to the Yankees during the first inning of Sunday's game at New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Wilmer Font held the high-scoring Yankees in check in the latest Tampa Bay game "started" by a reliever, and the Rays held off New York 3-1 Sunday to avoid a sweep.

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Baseball

2 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Washington vs. Oregon State in College World Series from Omaha, Neb.

5 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Washington Nationals. (completion of suspended game)

7 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Washington Nationals.

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Mississippi State vs. North Carolina in College World Series from Omaha, Neb.

7 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — NYP: Connecticut Tigers at Vermont Lake Monsters.

8:30 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at Colorado Rockies.

10 p.m., ESPN — MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Angels.

Golf

7 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA Professional Championship from Seaside, Calif.

Soccer

8 a.m., FS1 — World Cup: Sweden vs. South Korea from Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

11 a.m., FS1 — World Cup: Belgium vs. Panama from Sochi, Russia.

2 p.m., FS1 — World Cup: Tunisia vs. England from Volgograd, Russia.

Tennis

6 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Gerry Weber Open from Halle, Germany; Queen's Club Championships from London.