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Passionate performance by Alyssa Thomas was uplifting

In 16 years covering the Connecticut Sun, I have never seen another player try as hard as Alyssa...

Elmridge champ Stefanski making a comeback from health scare

Ask Pete Stefanski him how many Elmridge Golf Course men's club championships he's won, and he has...

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UCONN

Edsall's message to his UConn football team: Be ready

Head coach Randy Edsall said Sunday he envisions playing an expansive list of players when UConn opens its 2019 season on Thursday night against Wagner at Rentschler Field in East Harford. (AP File Photo)

Randy Edsall, who's in year three of his second stint as head coach, plans to go deep into his roster, starting with Thursday's regular-season opener against Wagner at Rentschler Field in East Hartford (7 p.m.).

Attack mode: UConn's Giufre adjusts to role as offensive coordinator

UConn offensive coordinator Frank Giufre is still adjusting to his new coaching position. His previous experience — 11 seasons in college, six in the professional ranks — is primarily working with the offensive line.

COLLEGES

Inconsistent Franks, No. 8 Florida rally to beat Miami 24-20

Florida's Lamical Perine gets past the Miami defense and scores on an 8-yard reception during the second half of Saturday's game in Orlando, Fla. Eighth-ranked Florida won, 24-20. (John Raoux/AP Photo)

Feleipe Franks rallies No. 8 Florida past Miami 24-20 in college football opener

Byrd's four TD night leads Hawaii past Arizona 45-38

Hawaii's Cedric Byrd II pulls in a pass next to Arizona's Christian Young during the first quarter of Saturday's game in Honolulu. Byrd had 14 receptions for 224 yards and four touchdowns in Hawaii's 45-38 win. (Marco Garcia/AP Photo)

Cedric Byrd hauled in four touchdown passes to help Hawaii escape with a 45-38 win over Arizona

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PROFESSIONAL

Yankees hit three homers off Kershaw in 5-1 win over Dodgers

Aaron Judge hits a solo home run off Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw during the third inning of the Yankees' 5-1 win on Sunday night in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

DJ LeMahieu, Aaron Judge and Mike Ford homered, Domingo Germán outdueled Clayton Kershaw for his major league-leading 17th win, and the New York Yankees defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1

McIlroy ends season with a $15 million bang at East Lake

Rory McIlroy hugs his caddy after winning the Tour Championship and the $15 million FedEx Cup Sundayon Sunday at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Rory McIlroy gets his own big moment at East Lake and wins FedEx Cup for $15 million prize

ON THE AIR

Baseball

7 p.m., ESPN — MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers.

7 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — NYP: Connecticut Tigers at Hudson Valley Renegades.

10 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Seattle Mariners.

Basketball

5:30 a.m., NBA TV — Men's exhibition: United States va. Canada from Sydney, Australia.

Tennis

Noon, ESPN — U.S. Open from New York.

6 p.m., ESPN2 — U.S. Open from New York.

CT SUN

Sparks use big third quarter to down Sun 84-72

Nneka Ogwumike had 16 points, eight rebounds and four steals as the Los Angeles Sparks used a late third-quarter run to beat the Connecticut Sun on Sunday, 84-72, to clinch the regular-season series before 17,076 at Staples Center.

Sun have a quick turnaround with road game at Los Angeles

Sun center Jonquel Jones blocks a shot attempt by Las Vegas guard Jackie Young during Connecticut's 89-85 win over Friday night at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Sun visit the Sparks in Los Angeles on Sunday at 5 p.m. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Connecticut Sun had little time to celebrate their most important win of the season.