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Sun get defensive against Dream

Connecticut Sun guard Courtney Williams brings the ball up against the New York Liberty in a WNBA game on June 22 at Mohegan Sun Arena.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Connecticut Sun held the Atlanta Dream to 33.3-percent shooting in a 72-61 win Sunday afternoon before 2,722 at Gateway Center Arena at College Park.

Sun look to jumpstart offense against Dream

The Connecticut Sun’s offense cooled off last week and played a role in them losing twice. They’re looking to get their offense revved up again when they play at the Atlanta Dream on Sunday afternoon (3, Gateway Center Arena, NESN...

Liberty use 3-pointers to outlast Sun 81-77

Liberty center Stefanie Dolson (31) and forward Natasha Howard (6) force a jump ball call on Sun forward DeWanna Bonner (24) during the first half of Wednesday night's WNBA game at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The New York Liberty made 10 3-pointers in the first half to go ahead to stay in their 81-77 win over the Connecticut Sun on Wednesday night.

Sun's Jones selected and Griner chosen as honorary WNBA All-Star starter

Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones (35) was selected to start in her fourth WNBA All-Star Game on Wednesday. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Brittney Griner will have a place at the WNBA All-Star Game

Sun's Clouden adjusting to new job

In this May 1 file photo, Connecticut Sun guard Nia Clouden plays in a WNBA preseason game against the Atlanta Dream at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Connecticut Sun have made a concerted effort to give rookie guard Nia Clouden more minutes of late. She and the Sun host the New York Liberty on Wednesday night.

COLUMNS

How long until we see a gun at a local sporting event?

Make no mistake: There are plenty of guns at local sporting events. We just haven't seen any. Yet.

Local golf: Scott Budner returns to Shenny after a nearly 50-year absence

A 1974 Fitch High School graduate, Scott Budner made the trip back to the area on a free day from...

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UCONN

UConn men land second member of the Class of 2023 in Ross

When Jayden Ross went on a recruiting visit to UConn about two weeks ago, everything just felt right.

UConn's Martin selected No. 51 overall by Warriors in NBA Draft, traded to Atlanta

UConn's Tyrese Martin (4) reacts after making a 3-pointer during the second half of the Huskies' NCAA tournament game against New Mexico State on March 17 in Buffalo, N.Y. Martin was selected by the Atlanta Hawks in the second round (No. 51 overall) of the NBA Draft on Thursday night. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

The Golden State Warriors selected Tyrese Martin, a tough, versatile 6-foot-6, 215 pound guard from Allentown, Pa., in the second round and 51st pick overall, and then traded him to Atlanta.

Thread of Title IX can be traced through Shea Ralph and her mom

Vanderbilt head coach Shea Ralph communicates with players during the first half of a game against South Carolina on Jan. 24 in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

Shea Ralph was born rambunctious, endlessly energetic and with a devilish competitive streak that meant mom put her in as many sports as she could handle.

COLLEGES

Mississippi wins first CWS title, sweeping Oklahoma

Mississippi's Jack Washburn, right, leaps on top of the team pile in celebration of their 4-2 victory over Oklahoma in Game 2 of the NCAA College World Series baseball finals, Sunday, June 26, 2022, in Omaha, Neb. Mississippi defeated Oklahoma 4-2 to win the championship. (AP Photo/Rebecca S. Gratz)

Mississippi scored twice on wild pitches in a three-run eighth inning and the Rebels won their first national baseball title, sweeping Oklahoma in the College World Series finals with a 4-2 victory

Pitching, power lift Ole Miss over OU in CWS finals opener

Mississippi starting pitcher Jack Dougherty throws against Oklahoma in the third inning during the first championship baseball game of the NCAA College World Series Saturday, June 25, 2022, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/John Peterson)

Mississippi is one win away from its first national championship in baseball after beating Oklahoma 10-3 in Game 1 of the College World Series finals

Underdogs Ole Miss, OU set for College World Series finals

Mississippi pitcher Hunter Elliott (26) walks to his teammates and cheering fans after being relieved in the seventh inning against Arkansas during an NCAA College World Series baseball game, Monday, June 20, 2022, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/John Peterson)

Mississippi and Oklahoma are set to meet for the national championship in the College World Series

HIGH SCHOOL

Supreme Court sides with coach who sought to pray after game

The Supreme Court has sided with a football coach from Washington state who sought to kneel and pray on the field after games

2022 ECC award winners / boys' and girls' golf

Following is a list of 2022 Eastern Connecticut Conference boys' and girls' golf award winners:

Stonington's Mooney wins CIAC decathlon

Stonington’s Joshua Mooney, who won the State Open in the 110-meter high hurdles on June 6 at Willow Brook Park in New Britain, won the same race on Wednesday on the way to winning the CIAC decathlon title. Michael Johnson of Lewis Mills, right, who finished second in the Open, also finished second to Mooney in the decathlon. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Junior Josh Mooney did more than survive the CIAC Decathlon championship at Willow Brook Park in New Britain, he thrived, winning the overall title with a school record 6,331 points.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Schooners get a doubleheader split

The Mystic Schooners split a New England Collegiate Baseball League doubleheader, beating the Newport Gulls 2-1 in the first game on Sunday before falling 3-2 in the nightcap.

PROFESSIONAL

Best-in-MLB Yanks top worst-in majors A's 9-5 on late rally

The Yankees' Josh Donaldson hits a go-ahead, two-run double during the seventh inning of Monday night's 9-5 win over Oakland at Yankee Stadium. (Bebeto Matthews/AP Photo)

The Yankees took advantage of two catcher’s interference calls, a hit batter and a walk to spark a bizarre six-run seventh inning, and Josh Donaldson followed with a go-ahead, two-run double that led best-in-the-majors New York over the...

Toronto beats Boston 7-2; Red Sox win streak ends at seven games

The Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr. watches his two-run home run, which also scored Bo Bichette, clear the wall in the third inning of Monday's game against Boston in Toronto. The Blue Jays won, 7-2. (Jon Blacker/The Canadian Press via AP)

Kevin Gausman matched a season high with 10 strikeouts over seven innings, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit one of three Toronto home runs and the Blue Jays halted Boston's seven-game winning streak, beating the Red Sox 7-2

Lawsuit: Texans 'turned a blind eye' to QB Watson's actions

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson takes part in drills at the NFL team's practice facility June 14 in Berea, Ohio. (Ron Schwane/AP Photo)

A lawsuit alleges the Houston Texans had been told that their former quarterback Deshaun Watson was sexually assaulting and harassing women during massage sessions, but instead of trying to stop him, the team provided him with resources to enable...

ON THE AIR

Baseball

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

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

7 p.m., SNY, TBS, WCBS (880-AM) — MLB: Houston Astros at New York Mets.

9:30 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Detroit Tigers at San Francisco Giants.

Basketball

7 p.m., ESPN2 — WNBA: Atlanta Dream at Washington Mystics.

Soccer

6:50 p.m., FS2 — U20 Championship: United States vs. Costa Rica in a quarterfinal from San Pedro Sula, Honduras.  

7 p.m., WCTX — USL: Colorado Springs Switchbacks at Hartford Athletic.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — USL: FC Tulsa at San Antonio FC.

9:50 p.m., FS2 — U20 Championship: Panama at Honduras in a quarterfinal from San Pedro Sula.  

10 p.m., ESPN — Women's exhibition: Colombia at United States from Sandy, Utah.

Tennis

6 a.m., ESPN — Wimbledon from London.

11 a.m., ESPN — Wimbledon from London.