Sun waive injured Griffin, sign Buss to training camp contract

The Connecticut Sun waived forward Kelsey Griffin on Tuesday after she informed the team she would not be able to attend training camp because of an injury.

Sun add two post players to training camp

The Connecticut Sun announced today that Nikki Greene and Khadijiah Cave have been signed to training camp contracts.

Sun's Banham is happy, healthy and ready to go

Connecticut Sun guard Rachel Banham smiles while head coach Curt Miller talks about how the players and practice squad members support each other after Saturday's practice at the Mohegan Sun Community Center in Uncasville. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Connecticut Sun guard Rachel Banham said Saturday that she's "finally 100-percent" healthy after injuries that set her back her first two seasons.

Miller's next goal: preparing the Sun to become title contenders

Now that the WNBA Draft is history, Sun general manager/head coach Curt Miller will turn his attention to preparing for the upcoming training camp, where some difficult roster decisions will have to be main in order to make Connecticut a contender to win a WNBA championship in 2018. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The phrases used to describe the Connecticut Sun during ESPN's WNBA Draft broadcast Thursday night were glowing and, at the same time, jarring.

Sun take Duke guard Lexie Brown ninth at WNBA Draft

Duke guard Lexie Brown, right, poses with WNBA president Lisa Borders after being selected No. 9 overall by the Connecticut Sun during Thursday's WNBA Draft in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

The Connecticut Sun drafted Duke guard Lexie Brown with the ninth overall pick in Thursday’s WNBA Draft. Brown, 5-foot-9, averaged a 19.4 points, 4.4 assists and was fifth in the nation in steals (3.7).

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Celebrating New London's bright light, Helen LeBeau

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UConn Coaches' Road Show planned for June

The UConn Huskies Coaches' Road Show will travel to four cities in June, providing Husky fans an up close and personal experience with their favorite coaches.

Edsall optimistic about the future of UConn football

UConn's Matt Peart, left, and quarterback David Pindell race to congratulate Aaron McLean, not pictured, on his touchdown during the Huskies' spring football game Saturday, April 14, at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Nearly every minute of every day is filled on UConn head coach Randy Edsall's busy and detailed schedule. Assistant coaches are scattered around the country on the recruiting trail this week.

Adams plans to return for his senior season at UConn

UConn's Jalen Adams (4) drives past Michigan State's Cassius Winston during a game last season in Portland, Ore. Adams announced Sunday that he will return for his senior year instead of leaving early for the NBA draft. (AP File Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

UConn's Jalen Adams announced in a video titled "Dear UConn Nation" on his twitter account that he will return for his senior season.

COLLEGES

NCAA basketball panel says ban cheats, end 1-and-done

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2016, file photo, former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice speaks during a luncheon at the NCAA Convention in San Antonio. College basketball spent an entire season operating amid a federal corruption investigation that magnified long-simmering problems within the sport, from unethical agent conduct to concerns over the

A panel tasked with reforming college basketball says the NCAA should work to end the one-and-done era and punish coaches and programs that cheat more harshly

Whalen hires Thibault-DuDonis as assistant at Minnesota

Mississippi State assistant coach Carly Thibault-DuDonis calls out a play as the Bulldogs play Louisville in NCAA Final Four national semi final action Friday, March 30, 2018 at the Nationwide Center in Columbus, Ohio. Thibault-DuDonis has just been hired as an assistant to Lindsay Whalen at the University of Minnesota. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Former East Lyme High School girls’ basketball standout Carly Thibault-DuDonis was hired as as a Minnesota women's basketball assistant coach Monday by former Connecticut Sun Lindsay Whalen, recently named the Golden Gophers head coach.

Earle Bruce, Ohio State coach who followed Hayes, dies at 87

Ohio State football coach Earle Bruce, right, talks to quarterback Mike Tomczak during a game on Sept. 15, 1984 at Columbus, Ohio.  (Tim Revell/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

Earle Bruce stepped into his dream job, football coach at Ohio State, under most challenging circumstances, replacing the program's revered longtime leader after a fall from grace.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Coast Guard has no trouble with the offense in men's lacrosse rout

Riley McNulty, Will Iorio and Anthony Wyler scored three goals each as Coast Guard beat Emerson 23-5 in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference men's lacrosse game on Wednesday night.

Local roundup: Montville baseball team upsets No. 3 Holy Cross 5-3

Freshman Griffin Pontbriant went the distance as Montville beat No. 3 Holy Cross 5-3 in a nonleague high school baseball game on Tuesday.

PROFESSIONAL

Bruins score four in the third to beat Maple Leafs 7-4 in Game 7

Boston's David Pastrnak celebrates with fans after his goal off Toronto goaltender Frederik Andersen during the third period of Game 7 of a Stanley Cup first-round playoff series on Wednesday at TD Garden. Boston scored four times in the third period to rally for a 7-4 win to clinch the series. (Charles Krupa/AP Photo)

Jake DeBrusk scored his second goal of the game to break a third-period tie, and the Boston Bruins came from behind to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 7 _ again _ winning 7-4 on to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals

Nobody really knows what to expect at NFL Draft

NFL Draft prospect Southern California quarterback Sam Darnold, right, smiles as he talks with members of the media after a Play Football Clinic on Wednesday at Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Anyone who thinks the draft pundits and even some team general managers have no clue what will happen in Thursday's opening round of the draft should talk to the guys likely to get selected early.

Didi goes deep again, Austin powers Yankees past Twins 7-4

New York Yankees' Didi Gregorius rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Minnesota Twins during the third inning Wednesday in New York. (Julie Jacobson/AP Photo)

Didi Gregorius homered for the fourth straight game and added two RBIs to his major league-leading total, sending the New York Yankees past the Minnesota Twins 7-4 in a hazy fog for their fifth consecutive victory

ON THE AIR

Baseball

1 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: Minnesota Twins at New York Yankees.

1:15 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals.

7 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays.

Basketball

8 p.m., TNT, NBCSB — NBA playoffs: Boston Celtics at Milwaukee Bucks.

Football

8 p.m., Ch. 61, ESPN, NFL Network — NFL Draft from Arlington, Texas.

Golf

11 a.m., Golf Channel — Web.com: United Leasing & Finance Championship from Newburgh, Ind.

2:30 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Zurich Classic from Avondale, La.

6:30 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Mediheal Championship from San Francisco.

2:30 a.m. (Friday), Golf Channel — European PGA: China Open from Beijing.

Lacrosse

11 a.m., NESN — NCAA women: Boston College vs. Louisville in Atlantic Coast Conference tournament quarterfinal from Durham, N.C.

2 p.m., NESN — NCAA women: Notre Dame vs. Virginia in Atlantic Coast Conference tournament quarterfinal from Durham, N.C.

Soccer

3 p.m., FS1 — UEFA Europa League: Atletico Madrid at Arsenal in a semifinal.

Tennis

5 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Barcelona Open.