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Ogunbowale, Jonquel Jones lead WNBA All-Stars over U.S. Olympic team 93-85

Team WNBA's Jonquel Jones of the Connecticut Sun drives into Brittney Griner of the U.S. Olympic team during the first half of the WNBA All-Star game Wednesday in Las Vegas. Jones had 18 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, three steals and a blocked shot to help lift the WNBA All-Stars to a 93-85 victory. (John Locher/AP Photo)

Arike Ogunbowale scored 26 points and the WNBA All-Star team beat the U.S. Olympic team 93-85 in the league’s All-Star Game

U.S. Olympic team expects competitive game vs WNBA All-Stars

Jonquel Jones of the Connecticut Sun shoots during practice for the WNBA All-Star team Tuesday in Las Vegas. The All-Stars will take on the U.S. Olympic team on Wednesday at Michelob Ultra Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. (John Locher/AP Photo)

Both the U.S. Olympic team and the WNBA All-Stars expect a competitive game in the league’s showcase

Sun pleased with themselves but not satisfied

In this May 28 file photo, Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones grabs a rebound in a WNBA game against the Washington Mystics at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Connecticut Sun have many reasons to be proud as they're one of the WNBA's top teams as the league goes on its Olympic break. They also know they must get better offensively in order to compete for a championship.

Sun stifle Liberty, 71-54

Jonquel Jones of the Connecticut Sun (35) puts up a shot during the first half of a Sunday's WNBA game against the New York Liberty in New York. (AP Photo/Brittainy Newman)

The Connecticut Sun didn’t give up a point for over seven minutes in the third quarter and pulled away to beat the New York Liberty on Sunday afternoon, 71-54, at Barclays Center.

Sun visit Liberty in New York before going on Olympic break

Connecticut Sun forward DeWanna Bonner glides to the basket ahead of Atlanta Dream defender Elizabeth Williams, left, and in front of teammate Jonquel Jones and Dream defenders Cheyenne Parker and Crystal Bradford during Friday night's WNBA game at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Sun visit the Liberty in New York on Sunday before going on hiatus for a month during an Olympic break. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Connecticut Sun play at the New York Liberty on Sunday afternoon before going on the WNBA's Olympic break.

LATEST VIDEO

UCONN

Transfer RB Burns adds a lot to the UConn program

UConn's Robert Burns, a graduate transfer from the University of Miami, talks to reporters during the Huskies' media day on Thursday in Storrs. (Gavin Keefe/The Day)

Before arriving at UConn, Burns was a reserve running back and played on special teams at the University of Miami.

Hornets take UConn's Bouknight with 11th pick in NBA Draft

James Bouknight, right, poses for a photo with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected 11th overall by the Charlotte Hornets during the NBA Draft on Thursday in New York. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)

James Bouknight became the 14th former Husky player to be drafted in the top 14, as Charlotte selected the former UConn guard with the 11th pick overall at the 2021 NBA Draft

Bouknight ready to play the lottery at NBA Draft

UConn guard James Bouknight drives to the basket during a game against DePaul last season in Storrs. (David Butler II/Pool Photo via AP, File)

When his dream-come-true moment arrives Thursday night, James Bouknight will reflect on the people in his corner throughout his life.

COLLEGES

SEC welcomes Texas, Oklahoma after boards accept invitations

In this Oct. 10, 2020, file photo, The Red River Showdown logo is displayed on the field of the Cotton Bowl, prior to a game between Texas and Oklahoma, in Dallas. Texas and Oklahoma accepted invitations Friday to join the Southeastern Conference in 2025. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)

Regents at Texas and Oklahoma have voted to accept invitations to the Southeastern Conference

SEC invites Oklahoma and Texas to join conference — in 2025

The Red River Showdown logo is displayed on the field of the Cotton Bowl prior to a game between the Texas and Oklahoma on Oct. 10, 2020 in Dallas (Michael Ainsworth/AP Photo)

Southeastern Conference university presidents voted to invite Texas and Oklahoma to join the league and create a 16-team powerhouse on the field and at the bank

Big 12 accuses ESPN of trying to 'destabilize' conference

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby tells The Associated Press that ESPN is pushing other conferences pick apart the league so Texas and Oklahoma can move to the Southeastern Conference without paying a massive buyout

HIGH SCHOOL

Area coaches approve of CIAC's new football playoff point system

NFA head coach Jason Bakoulis greets his defense coming off the field during the Wildcats' 2019 game against rival New London in Norwich. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The CIAC football committee added a new wrinkle to its playoff point system whereby a team will receive five bonus points for each win earned by an opponent “regardless of the outcome of the game played against each opponent.”

The Day's All-Area Baseball Player of the Year: Waterford's Connor Podeszwa

Waterford High School senior Connor Podeszwa was named The Day's 2021 All-Area Baseball Player of the Year. Podeszwa was 8-0 with a 0.92 earned run average and batted .343 with 26 RBI for the Lancers to earn distinction as the Gatorade Connecticut Baseball Player of the Year. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The player Waterford High School senior Connor Podeszwa is today: Gatorade Connecticut Player of the Year, The Day’s 2021 Baseball Player of the Year and soon-to-be freshman at Tufts University.

The Day's All-Area Softball Player of the Year: Waterford's Maddie Burrows

Waterford High School junior pitcher Maddie Burrows was 12-1 with a 0.89 earned run average and batted .523 with nine home runs, 29 RBI and 41 runs scored, earning Class L all-state honors while leading the Lancers to a 20-2 record. Burrows was named The Day's 2021 All-Area Softball Player of the Year. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

"She never stops playing at her best no matter whether it's a practice or a game," Waterford softball coach Andy Walker said of junior Maddie Burrows. "Whether it's just shagging a fly ball, she's going full bore, never taking a moment off."

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Jordan wins second straight SK Modified race at Speedbowl

Tim Jordan surged past Mike Christopher Jr. on a lap 10 restart on his way to his second consecutive win Saturday to highlight the action at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl.

Local roundup: Mystic split doubleheader with Danbury

Barry Walsh went 3-for-3, including a double and a home run, with three RBI and two runs as the Mystic Schooners thumped the Danbury Westerners in the second game of a doubleheader Friday, 14-0, in the New England Collegiate Baseball League.

PROFESSIONAL

Schauffele wins gold for U.S. with dramatic win in golf

Xander Schauffele, of the United States, bites his gold medal in the men's golf at the 2020 Summer Olympics on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Kawagoe, Japan. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Xander Schauffele has won the Olympic gold medal in golf in a tense finish

Mets fail to sign Kumar Rocker, 10th overall draft pick

In this June 25 file photo, Vanderbilt starting pitcher Kumar Rocker throws against North Carolina State in the College World Series, at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Rebecca S. Gratz)

The New York Mets have failed to sign their top pick from last month’s amateur draft, Vanderbilt pitcher Kumar Rocker, over concern about his medical scans

Schrock 5 hits, homers filling in for Votto, Reds beat Mets

Cincinnati Reds' Max Schrock (32) celebrates with first base coach Delino DeShields (90) after hitting a single during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)

Rookie Max Schrock went 5 for 5 with a home run while giving All-Star Joey Votto a break, leading fellow newcomer Vladimir Gutierrez and the Cincinnati Reds over the New York Mets 7-1

ON THE AIR

Australian Rules Football

3 a.m., FS2 — AFL: Richmond Tigers at Fremantle Dockers.

Auto Racing

7 a.m., CBSSN — FIA 24 Hours of Spa from Stavelot, Belgium.

8:55 a.m., ESPN — Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix from Mogyoród, Hungary.

3 p.m., CBSSN — FIM Motocross from Lommel, Belgium. (taped today)

4 p.m., Ch. 61 — NHRA Winternationals from Sonoma, Calif.

6:30 p.m., FS1 — MotoAmerica Superbike from Brainerd, Minn. (taped today)

Baseball

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

1 p.m., SNY, WCBS (880-AM) — MLB: Cincinnati Reds at New York Mets.

1 p.m., NESN — Triple-A: Buffalo Bisons at Worcester Red Sox.

2 p.m., TBS — MLB: Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox.

5 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels. (joined in progress)

7 p.m., ESPN, WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at Tampa Rays Rays.

Basketball

Noon, ESPN — The Basketball Tournament semifinals from Dayton, Ohio.

Fitness

2 p.m., Ch. 3 — CrossFit Games from Madison, Wis.

Golf

8:30 a.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Handa World Invitational from Ballymena, Northern Ireland.

2 p.m., Golf Channel — U.S. Senior Women's Open from Fairfield.

Horse Racing

1 p.m., FS2 — Racing from Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

3:30 p.m., FS1 — Racing from Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Lacrosse

11 a.m., FS1 — Athletes Unlimited from Boyds, Md.

Rodeo

1 p.m., Ch. 3 — PBR: Express Ranches Classic from Tulsa, Okla. (taped today)

8 p.m., CBSSN — PBR: Express Ranches Classic from Tulsa, Okla. (taped today)

Rugby

4 p.m., Ch. 3 — MLR playoffs: Rugby ATL at Los Angeles Giltinis in final.

Soccer

7 p.m., FS2 — Liga MX: Cruz Azul at Santos Laguna.

9 p.m., FS1 — Gold Cup: Mexico at United States in final from Las Vegas.

Tennis

5 p.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Atlanta Open.

Summer Olympics

3 a.m., NBCSN, USA, CNBC — Coverage continues from Tokyo.

8:30 a.m., Ch. 30 — Coverage continues from Tokyo.

7 p.m., Ch. 30, NBCSN, USA, CNBC — Coverage resumes from Tokyo.