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Mosqueda-Lewis looking forward to new scenery with Sun

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, right, who has been rooming with fellow UConn alum and former Seattle teammate Breanna Stewart in Los Angeles, is looking forward to a fresh start after being traded to the Connecticut Sun in February. Mosqueda-Lewis and Stewart shared this playful hug after the watching UConn play an exhibition game last November in Storrs. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Former UConn standout Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis believes that change will be good after being traded this offseason from the Seattle Storm to the Connecticut Sun.

Sun waive four players, cut roster down to 11

The Connecticut Sun waived four players to cut their roster down to 11 on Monday, including 2020 draft pick Juicy Landrum of Baylor.

Miller, Sun have tough cuts to make

6/16/19 :: SPORTS :: GRIFFEN :: Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller questions point guard Jasmine Thomas about a play against the Seattle Storm in WNBA non-conference action Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Mohegan Sun Arena.   (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

WNBA teams have to cut their rosters down to 12 players by next Tuesday (May 26) so that players can start being paid on June 1.

Sun and Miller will have to make tough cuts

Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller questions point guard Jasmine Thomas about a play against the Seattle Storm in WNBA non-conference action Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Mohegan Sun Arena.   (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

WNBA teams will have to get their rosters down to 12 by May 26 so players can get paid starting June 1, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.

Sun's Plaisance certain she suffered through COVID-19 in December

Connecticut Sun reserve center Theresa Plaisance stands on the sideline in street clothes during a game against the Dallas Wings on Sept. 4, 2019. Plaisance, who played during the offseason in China, fell ill during December and is convinced she was infected with the COVID-19 virus well before the world became more aware of its symptons. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Connecticut Sun post Theresa Plaisance became very sick playing overseas last December in China. "I had every symptom to a T of COVID," she said.

COLUMNS

Are the Chicken Littles going to win at UConn?

State U is hardly alone nationally in its financial quagmire. But trying to solve it as if there's...

Local golf courses are adjusting to coronavirus rules, and flourishing

Golfers, courses, adjusting to new restrictions and safety measures.

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UCONN

UConn women's freshman class forced to play the waiting game, too

UConn head coach Geno Aureimma talks with guard Christyn Williams during a game against California on Nov. 10, 2019 in Storrs. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

On a normal Memorial Day weekend, the incoming freshmen for the UConn women’s basketball team would make their way to Storrs for the university’s first summer school session.

UConn men officially announce signing of Adama Sanogo

Adama Sanogo of The Patrick School in New Jersey officially signed his national letter of intent with the UConn men's basketball program on Thursday. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

Adama Sanogo, a 6-9, 240-pound forward/center from The Patrick School in Hillside, N.J., officially became a member of the UConn basketball program after signing a national letter of intent on Thursday.

UConn football announces future games with FIU, Temple, Wyoming

UConn head coach Randy Edsall works the sidelines during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Houston, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, in East Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

The UConn football team has entered into agreements to play Florida International, Temple and Wyoming in future years, the school announced Wednesday.

COLLEGES

Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye dies at 80

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2014, file photo, former NCAA college football coach Pat Dye is shown in Jacksonville, Fla. Former Auburn coach Pat Dye, who took over a downtrodden football program in 1981 and turned it into a Southeastern Conference power, has died. He was 80. Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said Dye passed away Monday, June 1, 2020, at the Compassus Bethany House in Auburn, Ala. (Bruce Lipsky/The Florida Times-Union via AP, File)

Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye has died at the age of 80

College Football Hall of Fame damaged in Atlanta protests

The Georgia National Guard lines up in front of the of the College Football Hall of Fame in the aftermath of a demonstration against police violence on Saturday in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

The College Football Hall of Fame is boarded up and assessing damage from a destructive night of protests in downtown Atlanta

Number of eliminated college sports programs nearing 100

In this April 28, 2016 file photo, University of Idaho President Chuck Staben, center, athletic director Rob Spear, left, and head football coach Paul Petrino answer questions during a news conference in Moscow, Idaho. Four-year colleges facing budget shortfalls stemming from the coronavirus outbreak have eliminated a total of nearly 100 sports programs since March. “College presidents are just not thinking this through,” Staben said. “I cannot believe they are making all these probably bad financial decisions for their university when what we need them to do in the face of this pandemic and pending budget cuts from tuition shortfalls and state funding shortfalls is to make good financial decisions that benefit students.” (Geoff Crimmins/The Moscow-Pullman Daily News via AP, file)

Four-year colleges facing budget shortfalls because of the coronavirus outbreak have eliminated nearly 100 sports programs

HIGH SCHOOL

Greene is New London's new baseball coach

New London High School baseball coach Matt Greene poses at Sal Amanti Field on Monday.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

New London High School baseball coach Matt Greene, who was set to take over for his first season this year, finds that the longer he's around the game, the more he learns.

Checking in with ... Caelan Desmond (Williams)

Caelan Desmond, left, a senior at The Williams School, has been sailing since she was 6. She will attend Wesleyan University and major in neuroscience. (Photo courtesy of Caelan Desmond)

Caelan Desmond, a senior at The Williams School, has been sailing since she was 6. She will attend Wesleyan University and major in neuroscience.

Teammates: Six local H.S. duos receive CIAC Awards in Unified Sports

Old Lyme High School Unified Sports athlete Katie Zbierski, second from right, celebrated her birthday Feb. 19 at the Groton Bowling Center along with several Unified teammates, including Bella Flagge, left. Zbierski and Flagge recently received the CIAC's 2020 Unified Sports Mike Savage Teammate Award, along with duos from five other high schools in southeastern Connecticut. (Photo courtesy of Karen Zbierski)

Said Old Lyme Unified Sports advisor Christine Corah: "They're such a silver lining on your hardest days. You bring together a group of students that might not interact with each other. It gave you a whole different sense of purpose."

LOCAL ROUNDUP

CEBA looks to fill the void for Legion baseball

Organizers hope to start the CT Elite Baseball Association LLC. later this month to fill the void left by the Connecticut State American Legion cancelling its season due to COVID-19.

Where are they now? Lynn Valentine has settled into golf teaching role in Florida

Lynn Valentine, a former St. Bernard School and University of Hartford golfer and the 2008 Connecticut Women's Open champion, is now the LPGA teaching professional at Bear Lakes Country Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., where she has worked for 22 years. (Photo courtesy of Lynn Valentine)

Lynn Valentine's condominium is on the top floor overlooking the 13th tee and the 16th fairway at Bear Lakes Country Club in West Palm Beach, Fla. It's fitting, as for the past 22 years Valentine has called Bear Lakes home.

PROFESSIONAL

Column: NASCAR is back and fans may be right behind

Brad Keselowski (2) drives to victory lane after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Bristol Motor Speedway Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NASCAR is beginning to hear calls for fans to come back after two successful weeks of racing

FIFA signals support for in-game Floyd solidarity messages

Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund celebrates scoring his teams second goal of the game with a 'Justice for George Floyd' shirt during the German Bundesliga soccer match between SC Paderborn 07 and Borussia Dortmund at Benteler Arena in Paderborn, Germany, Sunday, May 31, 2020. Because of the coronavirus outbreak all soccer matches of the German Bundesliga take place without spectators. (Lars Baron/Pool via AP)

FIFA has urged soccer competition organizers to apply “common sense” and consider not sanctioning players over in-game expressions of solidarity with George Floyd

MLB owners, players revert to salary squabbles of old

Amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19, baseball fans wear masks as they wait to tour the new Texas Rangers baseball park in Arlington, Texas, Monday, June 1, 2020. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Baseball owners and players have reverted to the form they displayed during eight work stoppages dating back a half-century filled with salary squabbles

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Auto Racing

7 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity Cheddar's 300 from Bristol, Tenn. 

Baseball

5:25 a.m. (Tuesday), ESPN2 — Korean: Lotte Giants at KIA Tigers.

Soccer

2:20 p.m., FS2 — Bundesliga: RB Leipzig at Köln.