Sun down Liberty in preseason finale

Jonquel Jones scored 21 as the Connecticut Sun beat the New York Liberty on Sunday, 98-79, to conclude their WNBA preseason at the Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y.

Brionna Jones will get her chance to shine for Sun

Connecticut Sun center Brionna Jones is fouled by Dallas Wings forward Kaela Davis during Tuesday night's WNBA exhibition game at Mohegan Sun Arena.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Connecticut Sun center Brionna Jones has averaged just 7.8 minutes per-game over her first two WNBA seasons playing behind others. She can earn more minutes this season after Chiney Ogwumike was traded.

Versatility, experience may help rookie Carleton earn a job with Sun, who win preseason opener

Connecticut Sun rookie Bridget Carleton was described the same way by head coach and general manager Curt Miller and Liberty guard Kia Nurse within minutes of one another Monday — a "Swiss army knife."

Experience with Team USA has Tuck excited for new season with Sun

Morgan Tuck, who gained experience playing for Team USA last fall at the FIBA World Cup in Spain, poses with an American Flag during Connecticut Sun Media Day on Wednesday at Mohegan Sun Arena. Tuck, now in her fourth season, looks to have a more prominent role with the Sun this season. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Morgan Tuck helped USA Basketball win its third world championship during the WNBA offseason. She's hoping that experience helps her evolve in her fourth season with the Connecticut Sun.

Well-traveled Cannon hopes to make Connecticut home

Phoenix Mercury forward Emma Cannon, left, defends Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas in WNBA playoffs quarter final action Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Mohegan Sun Arena.  Cannon is trying to make the Sun this spring as a training camp invitee.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Emma Cannon played in five different countries over six seasons before getting her first WNBA job with the Phoenix Mercury in 2017. The free agent is at the Connecticut Sun training camp and hoping to earn a roster spot.

COLUMNS

Dr. I longs for a time before all these inane stats were used

Idle Thoughts, while waiting for more exit velo, Gio Urshela for MVP and for calmer days in New...

LATEST VIDEO

UCONN

UConn men's basketball team officially adds Cole

UConn received a signed athletics aid agreement from student-athlete RJ Cole, who will transfer to the university and join the men’s basketball program with two seasons of eligibility remaining.

UConn men to play Indiana in Jimmy V Classic at MSG

The UConn men's basketball team will play Indiana in the annual Jimmy V Classic on Dec. 10 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Penders achieves coaching milestone in UConn's win over URI

UConn head coach Jim Penders, right, chats with assistant coach Chris Podeszwa after Tuesday's game at Rhode Island. The Huskies beat the Rams 5-4 and Penders tied Andy Baylock as the program's career leader in wins with 556. (Photo by Gavin Keefe/The Day)

UConn squeaked past host Rhode Island 5-4 on a raw, cool Tuesday afternoon, giving Jim Penders his 556th career victory, tying his former coach, Andy Baylock, for most in program history.

COLLEGES

Springfield edges Coast Guard 12-10 to win NEWMAC men's lacrosse title

Coast Guard's Colin Cashin gets the ball and charges down field after winning the face-off against Springfield's Joseph Cameron during the fourth quarter of Saturday's NEWMAC men's lacrosse tournament championship game at Cadet Memorial Field. The top-seeded Bears lost 12-10. (Tim Cook/The Day)

It wasn't the postgame speech Coast Guard Academy men's lacrosse coach Ray LaForte had imagined, with his team on the cusp of going to the program's first NCAA Division III tournament.

NCAA announces 5-year strategy for women's basketball

The NCAA announced a five-year strategy Monday providing guidelines for decision making across all three divisions, the first time the NCAA has come up with a cross-divisional plan for a single sport.

HIGH SCHOOL

Just call him 'David': NFA has a modest, yet talented hurdler in Osagie

05/01/2019 :: Sports :: Fulkerson :: Norwich Free Academy's Osaretin Osagie leads the boys 110m hurdles during a boys track meet on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at East Lyme High School. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Modesty is so much a part of who he is that Norwich Free Academy track and field standout Osaretin "David" Osagie doesn't want to trouble anyone with having to learn to say his first name. It's pronounced O-cy-a-tine - the 'r' is silent.

Stonington girls bounce back and share ECC D-I tennis title with Woodstock

Stonington's girls' tennis team isn't necessarily used to grinding out victories. Then came Saturday.

Local roundup: Stonington boys win ECC Division II tennis crown

Stonington rallied for a pair of three-set wins to defeat Woodstock Academy 5-2 on Saturday morning and win the Eastern Connecticut Conference Division II boys' tennis championship.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: East Lyme boys' tennis finishes unbeaten again

The East Lyme High School boys' tennis team completed its fourth straight unbeaten season with a 7-0 win over Waterford on Sunday.

Norwich's Vasconcellos wins Mystic Half Marathon

Fred Vasconcellos of Norwich won the Mystic Half Marathon on Sunday morning, completing the 13 miles in 1:01.24.

Local colleges: Fitch's Lewis helps ECSU softball reach Div. III World Series

Eastern Connecticut State University advanced to the NCAA Division III College World Series by defeating Rowan (N.J.) 3-2 on Saturday to sweep its best-of-three sub regional softball series.

PROFESSIONAL

Koepka survives Bethpage Black to win PGA Championship

Brooks Koepka reacts after sinking a putt on the 18th green to win the PGA Championship on Sunday at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Brooks Koepka took his place in PGA Championship history with a victory, minus the style points.

Yankees beat Rays 13-5, move into first in AL East

Gio Urshela of the New York Yankees, right, congratulates Brett Gardner after scoring on Gardner's second-inning, two-run, home run in Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays at New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Brett Gardner homered early, then got two hits during a seven-run burst in the sixth inning fueled by five walks that sent the New York Yankees past the Tampa Bay Rays 13-5 on Sunday.

Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in 2 OTs

Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) scores past Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon (13) during the second overtime period of Game 3 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals in Toronto on Sunday. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Kawhi Leonard scored 36 points, including eight in the second overtime, and the Toronto Raptors beat Milwaukee 118-112 on Sunday night to cut the Bucks' lead to 2-1 in the Eastern Conference finals.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

Noon, NBCSN — IndyCar Indianapolis 500 practice.

Baseball

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

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

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

8 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Chicago Cubs.

Basketball

9 p.m., ESPN — NBA playoffs: Golden State Warriors at Portland Trail Blazers.

Golf

4 p.m., Golf Channel — NCAA Women's Individual National Championship from Fayetteville, Ark.

Tennis

6 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Geneva Open from Switzerland, ATP Lyon Open from France and WTA Strasbourg International from France.

4 p.m., Tennis Channel — NCAA National Championships from Orlando, Fla.