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Carrington brings her own brand to the Sun

DiJonai Carrington, a rookie from Baylor, hopes to supply the same kind of energy and versatililty the Connecticut Sun will miss with the loss of Alyssa Thomas, who will miss the 2021 WNBA season with an Achilles injury. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The Connecticut Sun could use some extra aggressiveness this WNBA season given that their muscle, Alyssa Thomas, won't play due to injury. Rookie guard DiJonai Carrington may be able to bring that pugnaciousness.

Sun waive four players

The Connecticut Sun waived centers Kai James and Vionise Pierre-Louis, forward Teana Muldrow and guard Sydney Wallace on Wednesday.

Rizzotti ready for new job as Connecticut Sun president

Jennifer Rizzotti speaks during a press conference welcoming her as president of Connecticut Sun on Tuesday at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Former UConn standout Jennifer Rizzotti was officially introduced as president of the Connecticut Sun at a Tuesday afternoon press conference after spending the previous 22 seasons as a college coach.

Sun have few openings, little cap space

Forward DeWanna Bonner, coming off a strong first-season, is back to lead the Connecticut Sun, who open their 2021 WNBA training camp on Sunday. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Connecticut Sun head coach and general manager Curt Miller has a lot of players coming to training camp this week hoping for a job to fill out his bench. The Sun, however, have few openings and little cap room.

Sun set training camp roster

In this Sept. 17, 2020, file photo, Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller talks to an official during a WNBA playoff basketball game against the Los Angeles Sparks in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Connecticut Sun head coach and general manager Curt Miller finalized the team's roster for training camp, which begins Sunday.

COLUMNS

MLB: 1,092 more strikeouts than hits. So let's fire Chili Davis

Baseball has an approach problem. Not a hitting coach problem.

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UCONN

Luke Murray rejoins Hurley as UConn men's basketball assistant

Thirty-six-year-old Luke Murray’s love for the game has served him well in his 13 years coaching college basketball. He’s considered one of the top assistant coaches under 40 years old in the country.

UConn signees DeBerry, Fudd invited to USA U19 World Cup trils

UConn signees Amari DeBerry and Azzi Fudd have accepted invitations to attend the 2021 USA Basketball Women's U19 World Cup Team trials, it was announced on Wednesday.

Luke Murray added to UConn men's basketball coaching staff

Luke Murray, who served under Dan Hurley during his head coaching stops at Wagner and Rhode Island, and was also on the staff of current UConn assistant Tom Moore at Quinnipiac, has been hired as an assistant coach.

COLLEGES

University of Hartford drops sports from Division I to III

University of Hartford men's basketball players celebrate after beating UMass-Lowell in the America East Conference tournament championship in March. Hartford announced Thursday it is dropping its sports teams from Division I to Division III. The discussion to downgrade to Division III has sparked marches on campus led by athletes and a petition from alumni to remain in Division I. (Kassi Jackson/Hartford Courant via AP)

University of Hartford sports are dropping from Division I to Division III

NCAA reaches a key moment as transgender laws multiply

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signs the first state bill in the U.S. this year to ban transgender athletes from competing on female sports teams on March 11 at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. The NCAA has reached a delicate moment: It must decide whether to punish states that have passed laws limiting the participation of transgender athletes by barring them from hosting its softball and baseball tournaments. (Rogelio V. Solis/AP Photo)

The NCAA has reached a delicate moment: It must decide whether to punish states that have passed laws limiting the participation of transgender athletes

Collen 'going to be me' taking over Baylor women's program

Nicki Collen is greeted by Baylor basketball players after being introduced as their new head coach on Wednesday in Waco, Texas. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

Nicki Collen is going to be herself as head coach for three-time women's national champion Baylor

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Mariners advance with an opening round win in NECC baseball tourney

Top-seeded Mitchell opened the New England Collegiate Conference baseball tournament with a 20-0 win over No. 4 Becker. Mitchell plays No. 2 New England College at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, with the winner advancing to Sunday's championship round.

Local colleges: Mitchell's DelaCruz repeats as NECC Baseball Player of the Year

Mitchell College's Dougie DelaCruz (6) celebrates a home run with teammates during Sunday's game against Elm College in New London. DelaCruz, a junior outfielder from New London, was named New England Collegiate Conference Player of the Year on Thursday for the second time. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Junior Dougie DelaCruz of Montville was named NECC Player of the Year for the second time while senior Roland Thivierge was named Pitcher of the Year for the second time and Travis Beausoleil was named Coach of the Year.

PROFESSIONAL

Nats rout Yankees 11-4 on late homers and 3 errors

Washington Nationals' Josh Harrison (5) celebrates with third base coach Bob Henley after hitting a three-run home run during the eighth inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Yankees on Friday, May 7, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Washington burst ahead in a six-run eighth inning that included three errors and Josh Harrison’s three-run homer, and the National beat the New York Yankees 11-4 to stop a three-game skid

Reds' Miley pitches season's 4th no-hitter against Indians

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Wade Miley, right, is congratulated by catcher Tucker Barnhart after pitching a no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians in a baseball game, Friday, May 7, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Wade Miley pitched baseball’s second no-hitter in three days — and fourth already this season — leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-0 win over the Cleveland Indians, who were no-hit for the second time in a month

Lindor's homer lifts Mets after dugout exchange with McNeil

New York Mets' Pete Alonso celebrates after scoring the game-winning run against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 10th inning of a baseball game Friday, May 7, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Francisco Lindor hit a tying, two-run homer in the seventh inning after an apparently heated exchange with teammate Jeff McNeil in the dugout tunnel, and the New York Mets rallied to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4

ON THE AIR

Australian Rules Football

5:30 a.m., FS2 — AFL: Adelaide Crows at Port Adelaide Power.

2:30 a.m. (Sunday), FS2 — AFL: Brisbane Lions at Fremantle Dockers.

Auto Racing

5:25 a.m., ESPN2 — Formula One Spanish Grand Prix practice from Barcelona, Spain.

8:55 a.m., ESPN2 — Formula One Spanish Grand Prix qualifying from Barcelona, Spain.

9:30 a.m., CBSSN — Formula E from Monaco.

1 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity Steakhouse Elite 200 from Darlington, S.C.

Baseball

Noon, ESPNU — NCAA: Mississippi at Texas A&M.

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

3 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Texas at Texas Christian.

4 p.m., FS1 — MLB: San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants.

7 p.m., NESN, WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles.

7 p.m., SNY, WCBS (880-AM) — MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at New York Mets.

7 p.m., FS1 — MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves.

10 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Los Angeles Angels. (joined in progress)

10 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: UC Irvine at UC Santa Barbara.

Basketball

7 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Washington Wizards at Indiana Pacers.

10 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Denver Nuggets.

Fishing

8 a.m., FS1 — Bassmaster Elite Series from Gadsden, Ala.

Football

Noon, ESPN — NCAA: Delaware at South Dakota State in Football Championship Subdivision semifinal.

2:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — NCAA: James Madison at Sam Houston State in Football Championship Subdivision semifinal.

3 p.m., Ch. 61 — Spring League: Generals vs. Jousters from Houston.

Golf

6:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Canary Island Championship from Las Palmas, Spain.

11 a.m., Golf Channel — USGA: Walker Cup from Juno Beach, Fla.

1 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Wells Fargo Championship from Charlotte, N.C.

3 p.m., Ch. 3 — PGA: Wells Fargo Championship from Charlotte, N.C.

3 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Regions Tradition from Birmingham, Ala.

5:30 p.m., Golf Channel — USGA: Walker Cup from Juno Beach, Fla.

11:30 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Honda Thailand from Chonburi.

Hockey

3 p.m., Ch. 30, MSG, NESN — NHL: New York Rangers at Boston Bruins.

7 p.m., MSG — NHL: New Jersey Devils at New York Islanders.

7 p.m., NHL Network — NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Toronto Maple Leafs.

10 p.m., NHL Network — NHL: Vancouver Canucks at Edmonton Oilers.

Horse Racing

2 p.m., FS2 — Live racing from various sites.

Lacrosse

10 a.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Albany vs. Vermont in America East Conference tournament final from Catonsville, Md.

Noon, FS2 — NCAA women: UConn vs. Denver in Big East Conference tournament final from Washington.

12:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA women: Lehigh at Loyola (Md.) in Patriot League tournament final.

3 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Georgetown vs. Denver in Big East Conference tournament final from Providence.

Mixed Martial Arts

8 p.m., ESPN — UFC: Michelle Waterson vs. Marina Rodriguez in a flyweight bout from Las Vegas.

Rugby

10 p.m., FS2 — MLR: Old Glory DC at Utah Warriors.

11 p.m., NBCSN — Premiership: Bristol Bears at Bath Rugby. (taped today)

Soccer

7:30 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur at Leeds United.

9 a.m., ESPN — Bundesliga: RB Leipzig at Borussia Dortmund.

10 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Crystal Palace at Sheffield United.

12:30 p.m., Ch. 30 — Premier League: Chelsea at Manchester City.

1 p.m., Ch. 3 — NWSL: Gotham FC at Portland Thorns in Challenge Cup final.

6 p.m., ESPN — MLS: New York City FC at Orlando City SC.

7:30 p.m., WCTX — USL: Hartford Athletic at Miami FC.

8 p.m., Ch. 61 — MLS: Los Angeles FC at Los Angeles Galaxy.

11 p.m., FS1 — Liga MX: Querétaro at Santos Laguna. (taped today)

Softball

4 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Oklahoma at Oklahoma State.

Tennis

7:30 a.m., Tennis Channel — Madrid Masters from Spain.

Volleyball

2 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA Women's Beach Volleyball tournament from Gulf Shores, Ala.

8 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Brigham Young vs. Hawaii in Division I tournament final from Columbus, Ohio.