Jones, Thomas of Sun receive honors from WNBA

Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas consults with official Tiara Cruse during a break in the action in a WNBA game against the Phoenix Mercury on July 12 at Mohegan Sun Arena.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Connecticut Sun Alyssa Thomas was chosen to be a reserve for the WNBA All-Star game on Monday, while teammate Jonquel Jones earned her fourth Eastern Conference Player of the Week honor of the season.

Jones leads Sun past Fever

Connecticut Sun center Jonquel Jones is fouled by Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi, back, battling for a rebound in Friday's WNBA game at Mohegan Sun Arena.   (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Jonquel Jones had 26 points, eight rebounds, three blocks and three steals as the Connecticut Sun pulled away in the third quarter for a 76-63 win over the Indiana Fever on Sunday.

Thomas propels Sun past Mercury

Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas puts up a shot as Phoenix Mercury forward Dewanna Bonner  defends in Friday's WNBA game at Mohegan Sun Arena.   (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Alyssa Thomas played almost the entire second half and scored 16 of her team-high 20 during that stretch as the Connecticut Sun beat the Pheonix Mercury on Friday night, 79-64, to snap a five-game losing streak.

Sun's Clarendon using her voice to help others in the LGBTQ community

Connecticut Sun guard Layshia Clarendon, middle, drives into the lane as Los Angeles Sparks defenders Marina Mabrey, obscured, Ashley Walker (22) and Nneka Ogwumike (30) close in during the first half of a WNBA game June 6 at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Connecticut Sun guard Layshia Clarendon has dealt with homophobia, even within her own family growing up. She's been open about her life story, hoping that it helps others feel that they're not alone.

Sun's Jonquel Jones to start in WNBA All-Star Game

Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones, left, was named a starter for the upcoming WNBA All-Star Game on Thursday. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones was named a starter for the 2019 WNBA All-Star Game on Thursday.

COLUMNS

Strecker's trying to drum up interest in football and dispel some myths

Example: A concussion is inevitable, if one decides to partake of high school football.

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UCONN

UConn baseball to participate in MLB4 tourney next season

The UConn baseball team will join College World Series champion Vanderbilt, runnerup Michigan and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in the second annual MLB4 tournament.

UConn men's basketball team gets probation for NCAA violations under Ollie

In this Feb. 15, 2018, file photo, UConn head coach Kevin Ollie reacts during the second half a game against Tulsa in Hartford. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

UConn's men's basketball program has been placed on probation for two years and former coach Kevin Ollie has been sanctioned individually for violations of NCAA rules during his tenure.

Hurley says recruiting getting a bump from Big East move

UConn men's basketball coach Dan Hurley talks with Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman last week in New York prior to the announcement that the Huskies are re-joining the Big East. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Men's basketball coach Dan Hurley says he's already seen benefits on the recruiting trail from UConn's decision to move back to the Big East

COLLEGES

National champ Vanderbilt set to continue its roll in 2020

Vanderbilt celebrates an 8-2 win over Michigan during the deciding game of the College World Series finals on Wednesday in Omaha, Neb. (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald/AP Photo)

National champion Vanderbilt appears set to continue its roll in 2020 with roster loaded with elite talent

Vanderbilt wins 2nd College World Series title

Vanderbilt players celebrate after defeating Michigan to win Game 3 of the College World Series baseball finals on Wednesday at Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Mason Hickman and Jake Eder combined for 14 strikeouts, Vanderbilt knocked out Michigan ace Karl Kauffmann in the fourth inning, and the Commodores won the College World Series with an 8-2 victory in Game 3 of the finals Wednesday night.

Vandy rides Rocker to 4-1 win, forces a Game 3 vs. Michigan

Vanderbilt Kumar Rockeer pitches against Michigan in the first inning of Game 2 of the College World Series finals on Tuesday in Omaha, Neb. Vanderbilt won, 4-1, to tie the best-of-three series. Game 3 is Wednesday. (John Peterson/AP Photo)

Vanderbilt rides Kumar Rocker to 4-1 win, forces a Game 3 against Michigan in College World Series finals

HIGH SCHOOL

The Day's All-Area Baseball Player of the Year: Ledyard's Ken Turner

Ledyard High School senior right-handed pitcher Ken Turner was named The Day's 2019 All-Area Baseball Player of the Year after a season in which he finished 5-1 with a 0.73 earned run average. A Class M all-state selection, Turner was drafted in the 20th round by the Texas Rangers. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Everything about Ken Turner’s youth and high school baseball career — the accomplishments, the command of pitches that belies his age — suggests he’s never played another sport. He’s too refined to dabble with...

The Day's All-Area Softball Player of the Year: NFA's Bailey Comeau

Norwich Free Academy senior pitcher Bailey Comeau led the Wildcats to a 21-5 record, Eastern Connecticut Conference regular-season and tournament titles and an appearance in the Class LL state championship game. A Class LL all-state selection, Comeau was named The Day's 2019 All-Area Softball Player of the Year. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

The softball coach at Norwich Free Academy, Bryan Burdick, long defined his all-state pitcher, Bailey Comeau, with a word which outlined her unfaltering composure: equanimity.

The Day's All-Area Boys' Lacrosse Player of the Year: Waterford's Caleb Holdridge

Waterford High School senior Caleb Holdridge was named The Day's 2019 All-Area Boys' Lacrosse Player of the Year. Holdridge, who scored eight goals in the Eastern Connecticut Conference championship game, including the game-winner in overtime, went on to earn Class M all-state and National High School Coaches' Association All-America honors. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Caleb Holdridge, who led Waterford to its first Eastern Connecticut Conference tournament championship, finished his career on Rope Ferry Road with 242 goals and 230 assists, earning Class M all-state and National High School Coaches' Association...

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Newest Coast Guard Academy Athletic Hall of Fame inductees announced

In this Jan 27, 2010, file photo, Coast Guard's Melissa Martinelli shoots in a game against MIT at New London. (Day file photo)

New London — The Coast Guard Academy will add five members to its Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 3 at the annual Hall of Fame Banquet held in the Otto Graham Hall of Athletic Excellence in Billard Hall as part of Homecoming...

Mystic gets all the pitching it needs and then some, captures District 10 Little League title

Mystic players including Dylan Joyce, right, celebrate after winning the District 10 Little League 10-12 championship game over East Lyme on Sunday at Calvin Burrows Field in Groton.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Dylan Joyce, throwing darts for fastballs along with a sweeping curve, pitched a three-hitter Sunday as Mystic won the district Little League baseball (ages 10-12) title 7-1 over East Lyme.

Local roundup: New London/Mystic wins Intermediate baseball state title

New London/Mystic won the Intermediate League (50-70) baseball state title on Sunday with an 11-0 win over Coventry.

PROFESSIONAL

Molinari returns claret jug, faces long odds getting it back

2018 British Open winner Francesco Molinari talks to the media during a press conference at Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland on Monday. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Fifty-one weeks after he won the British Open and gazed at his name etched on the silver claret jug, he had to return it.

Thomas blowing in the wind at Tour de France

Wout Van Aert celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the tenth stage of the Tour de France on Monday with the start in Saint-Flour and finish in Albi, France. (AP Photo/ Thibault Camus)

Geraint Thomas and his teammates don't need a mountain to deliver a hammer blow on their rivals at the Tour de France.

Djokovic beats Federer in 5th-set tiebreaker at Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic celebrates defeating Roger Federer in the men's singles final of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships on Sunday at London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

For nearly five tight, tense and terrific hours, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer traded the lead, playing on and on and on until an unprecedented fifth-set tiebreaker was required to settle their memorable Wimbledon final.

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