Struggling Sun play at ascending Wings

The struggling Connecticut Sun have 10 games left in the regular season and no margin for error in order to make the playoffs. They play at the surging Dallas Wings on Sunday.

Sun flounder in loss to Storm

Connecticut's  Alyssa Thomas is fouled by Seattle's Breanna Stewart in the second half of Friday night's WNBA game at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Storm rolled to a 78-65 victory. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Connecticut Sun didn't shoot well and turned it over 22 times in a 78-65 loss Friday night to the WNBA-leading Seattle Storm before 7,908 at Mohegan Sun Arena.

'Hometown Heroes' are close to the heart of Sun's Rachel Banham

Connecticut Sun guard Rachel Banham grew up with parents who are both police officers. On Friday, the Sun will honor the contributions made by military personnel and first responders, a pursuit Banham can fully appreciate, prior to their game against the Seattle Storm at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Connecticut Sun will honor the contributions made by military personnel and first responders as part of Friday's game against the Seattle Storm. The Sun's Rachel Banham can appreciate their sacrifices, having parents who are both police officers.

Delle Donne and Parker choose their teams for WNBA All-Star Game

Minnesota Lynx Maya Moore passes the  ball to a teammate during a WNBA basketball game against the Indiana Fever, Wednesday, July 18, 2018 in Minneapolis. (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP)

The draft is finished and the squads are set for Team Delle Donne vs Team Parker in the WNBA All-Star Game

Sun lose at the buzzer again

Connecticut's Layshia Clarendon (23) battles Atlanta's Angel McCoughtry for a loose ball during the first half of Tuesday's WNBA game at Mohegan Sun Arena. Tiffany Hayes hit a halfcourt shot at the buzzer to give the Dream an 83-83 win. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Tiffany Hayes had a steal with seconds left and made a 3-pointer from behind halfcourt that gave the Atlanta Dream a 86-83 win over the Connecticut Sun on Tuesday.


Sailing teaches lessons of self-sufficiency better than most sports

Ken Shluger is part of the Niantic Bay Sailing Academy, which, among other endeavors, offers...



NCAA announces women's regional hoops sites for 2021, 2022

NCAA announces women's regional hoops sites for 2021, 2022

Jamelle Elliott to lead UConn's National 'C' Club

Former UConn women's basketball standout and assistant coach Jamelle Elliott will lead the school's National "C" Club, the school announced Wednesday.

UConn's Diarra undergoes knee surgery

UConn redshirt sophomore forward Mamadou Diarra underwent surgery Monday morning to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. The surgery was performed at UConn Health in Farmington.


Coast Guard announces 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame class

Former Coast Guard catcher Amanda (Frederick) Montour, will be one of the members of the Coast Guard Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2018,  joining Carl Luxhoj (track and field), Richard Howes (swimming), Jeff Prebeck (men's basketball) and the 1963 football team. (Day File Photo)

The Coast Guard Academy will add five new members to its Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 11 at the annual Hall of Fame banquet held in the Otto Graham Hall of Athletic Excellence in Billard Hall as part of Homecoming Weekend.

Tim Tebow to be inducted into Florida's ring of honor

In this Jan. 8, 2009, file photo, Florida's Tim Tebow celebrates during the fourth quarter of the BCS Championship against Oklahoma in Miami. A two-time national champion and 2007 Heisman Trophy winner, Tim Tebow will be inducted into the team's ring of honor, becoming the sixth player to receive the honor. The school announced Wednesday that Tebow will be recognized during the LSU-Florida game on Oct. 6. (Mark Humphrey/AP File Photo)

Two-time national champion and 2007 Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow will be inducted into Florida's ring of honor

Oregon State wins College World Series, beating Arkansas 5-0

Oregon State pitcher Kevin Abel reacts after he threw a complete game shut out and his team beat Arkansas 5-0 in Game 3 to win the College World Series finals on Thursday at Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Freshman Kevin Abel threw a two-hitter for his record fourth victory in the College World Series, and Oregon State beat Arkansas 5-0 on Thursday night for the national championship.


For Stonington's Candelet, it's what you'd call a dream

Cory Candelet, a 2013 graduate of Stonington High School, was this year's co-recipient of the Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical, honoring his portrayal of The Mute in

Cory Candelet’s first public singing performance was also the first time his two interests, sports and theater, were juxtaposed against one another.

Waterford's Sutera to accept free agent offer from Phillies

Waterford High School's Thomas Sutera, who was pitching this summer with the Harwich Mariners and was recently selected to play in the Cape Cod Baseball League's All-Star Game, is leaving the Cape early to sign a free agent contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. (Photo courtesy of Emily Reed)

Waterford's Thomas Sutera, less than a week after being named to the Cape Cod League All-Star team, is leaving the Harwich Mariners to sign a free agent contract with the Philadelphia Phillies.

Local roundup: Waterford now 2-0 in New England Babe Ruth tourney

Waterford beat Vermont champ St. Johnsbury 17-0 in five innings to improve to 2-0 at the New England Babe Ruth 15-year-old baseball tournament on Saturday in Augusta, Maine.


Iglesias drives in 4 as Fiers, Tigers blank Red Sox 5-0

Red Sox starting pitcher Brian Johnson throws during the first inning of Saturday's game against the Tigers at Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Jose Iglesias homered and drove in four runs, and Mike Fiers pitched impressively into the seventh inning to lead the Detroit Tigers over the Boston Red Sox 5-0 on Saturday night.

Bell tops New Hampshire field for second straight Xfinity win

Christopher Bell stands next to the trophy after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series Lakes Region 200 on Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. (Elizabeth Frantz/The Concord Monitor via AP)

Christopher Bell held off hard-charging Cup champion Brad Keselowski over the final 18 laps at New Hampshire Motor Speedway to win his second straight Xfinity Series race

Michael Stich, Helena Sukova inducted into tennis hall

Tennis Hall of Fame inductees Helena Sukova of Czech Republic, left, and Michael Stich of Germany, right, react as they are introduced by Stan Smith at a news conference at the International Tennis Hall of Fame on Saturday in Newport, R.I. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Michael Stich, Helena Sukova inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame


Auto Racing

9:05 a.m., ESPN2 — Formula One German Grand Prix from Hockenheim, Germany.

2 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Monster Cup Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 from Loudon, N.H.

3 p.m., Ch. 61 — NHRA Mile-High Nationals from Morrison, Colo.


1 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at Detroit Tigers.

2 p.m., TBS — MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs.

3:30 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — NYP: Connecticut Tigers at Aberdeen IronBirds in a doubleheader.

8 p.m., ESPN, WFAN (660-AM), WOR (710-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at New York Yankees.


Noon, ESPN — The Basketball Tournament from Columbus, Ohio.

3 p.m., NBA TV — WNBA: Seattle Storm at Atlanta Dream.

4 p.m., WCCT — WNBA: Connecticut Sun at Dallas Wings.

4 p.m., ESPN2 — The Basketball Tournament from Columbus, Ohio.

6 p.m., NBA TV — WNBA: Los Angeles Sparks at Chicago Sky.


7:30 a.m., NBCSN — Tour de France.


7 a.m., Chs. 10, 30 — British Open from Carnoustie, Scotland.

4 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Barbasol Championship from Nicholasville, Ky.

Mixed Martial Arts

Noon, FS1 — UFC Fight Night preliminaries followed by Mauricio Rua vs. Anthony Smith from Hamburg, Germany.


2:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — World Cup Sevens from San Francisco.

7 p.m., NBCSN — World Cup Sevens from San Francisco.


2:30 p.m., ESPN2 — ICC Futures Tournament final from Orlando, Fla.

4 p.m., ESPN — Champions Cup: Liverpool vs. Borussia Dortmund from Charlotte, N.C.


6 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Swedish Open from Bastad, Sweden.

3 p.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Hall of Fame Open from Newport, R.I.