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Sun's Bonner earns All-WNBA second team honor

Connecticut Sun forward DeWanna Bonner (24) sets up a play during the second half of Game 5 of a WNBA semifinal round playoff series against the Las Vegas Aces, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Connecticut Sun forward DeWanna Bonner earned All-WNBA second team honors as chosen by a national panel of sportswriters and broadcasters, the league announced Sunday.

A look ahead: Sun need more offense in 2021

After spending more than three months in the WNBA bubble at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller is home and happy to take a break before turning his attention to the 2021 season and another run at that elusive WNBA championship. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller is pleased how far his team went in the playoffs after facing so much adversity. They could've gone further with a more consistent offense.

Aces edge Sun to win WNBA semifinal series

Las Vegas Aces center A'ja Wilson, left, grabs a rebound away from Connecticut Sun forward DeWanna Bonner during the second half of Game 5 of a WNBA semifinal playoff series on Tuesday in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

The Connecticut Sun's offense went cold in the second half and were beaten by the top-seeded Las Vegas Aces on Tuesday night, 66-63, to win their WNBA semifinal series.

Sun need to bring fight to Aces again

Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller questions a foul call against the Las Vegas Aces during the first half of Game 4 of their WNBA semifinal playoff series on Sunday in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

The seventh-seeded Connecticut Sun play the top-seeded Las Vegas Aces in the fifth and final game of their WNBA semifinal playoff series on Tuesday night.

McCoughtry, Aces down Sun to force Game 5

Connecticut Sun center Brionna Jones (42) goes up for a shot while being guarded by Las Vegas Aces forward Angel McCoughtry and center Carolyn Swords during the second half of Game 4 of a WNBA semifinal playoff series on Sunday in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Angel McCoughtry scored 16 of her game-high 29 in a decisive third quarter to propel the Las Vegas Aces past the Connecticut Sun on Sunday afternoon, 84-75, in Game 4 of a best-of-five WNBA semifinal series.

COLUMNS

Kids should benefit most from NL community center

At some point, the priority needs to shift to the kids, especially in New London, where lip service...

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UCONN

UConn's Aaliyah Edwards relies on Canadian connection

When Aaliyah Edwards was looking for advice on how to make an immediate impact with the UConn women's basketball team upon her arrival in Storrs, she could not have found a better source than Kia Nurse.

Labor Dept: Women basketball coaches at UConn were underpaid

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2014, file photo, Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma shares a light moment with his bench with associate head basketball coach Chris Dailey, left, and assistant coaches Shea Ralph, second from right, and Marisa Moseley during the second half of UConn's 102-41 victory over SMU in an NCAA college basketball game in Storrs, Conn. The University of Connecticut has agreed to pay a total of just under $250,000 to seven women, including four members of Geno Auriemma's 2014 women's basketball coaching staff, after the U.S. Labor Department found they had been underpaid when compared with men in similar positions.  (AP Photo/Fred Beckham, File)

The University of Connecticut has agreed to pay a total of just under $250,000 to seven women, including four members of Geno Auriemma’s 2014 women’s basketball coaching staff, after the U.S. Labor Department found they had been...

Huskies take first step in climb back into the Big East

UConn freshman Andre Jackson goes up for a dunk during the Huskies' first practice on Friday in Storrs. (Photo courtesy of UConn athletics)

Prior to UConn's first official basketball practice of the 2020-21 season, the Huskies received a brief history lesson.

COLLEGES

One-game season for Coast Guard women's soccer comes against Division I Army

Coast Guard's Sabrina Robertson, left, and Army's Lauren Drysdale (14) go up to head the ball during a women's soccer game Friday in New London. Division I Army topped Division III Coast Guard 3-0 in what was Coast Guard's only game of the season. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Their story is normal in the new abnormal: The college team with a blip of a season, finally getting the opportunity to play. One game, one night, one chance.

Army-Navy game in December moves from Philly to West Point

The Army-Navy football game in December has been moved from Philadelphia to West Point because of attendance limits placed on outdoor events in Pennsylvania

More than 30 college teams, including UConn men and women, to play early games at Mohegan

UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma celebrated his 1,000th career victory Dec. 19, 2017 at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Huskies have played at the arena many times in recent seasons, including holding the American Athletic Conference tournament there, and they are scheduled to open the 2020-21 season there, as well. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Mohegan Sun is finalizing plans to host more than 30 college basketball teams as it becomes a modified bubble for several early-season tournaments, including two being moved from New York

HIGH SCHOOL

Three local teams to compete in 11-on-11 Independent Football League

Valley Regional/Old Lyme's Anthony Rosario, left, runs the ball with the help of a block by teammate Jeremy Rand (62) during a football game last season against Gilbert/Northwestern. Valley/Old Lyme, going by the name the War Cats, will compete in the Connecticut High School Independent Football League beginning Saturday at Falcon Field in Meriden. Because the state did not allow football at the high school level this fall, the team will not be affiliated with either school. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Independent high school football leagues are popping up across Connecticut after the CIAC canceled the fall season at the urging of the state Department of Health, including three local participants.

Local roundup: East Lyme volleyball resumes play, remains unbeaten

Skylar Bell had 13 digs and three aces as the East Lyme High School volleyball team resumed play following a layoff due to COVID-19 with a 25-22, 20-25, 25-19, 25-12 victory over Ledyard in the Eastern Connecticut Conference.

Bears, Lancers meet for the fourth time this season in field hockey

Stonington´s Ellie Korinek (15) celebrates a goal with teammates during the Bears' 6-0 field hockey win over Waterford on Thursday, the fourth time the teams have played this year due to scheduling issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  (Sarah Gordon / The Day)

If the joke is that every day during the COVID-19 pandemic feels like Groundhog Day, another day working from home at the kitchen table, the Waterford and Stonington high school field hockey teams can relate.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Cooper named as Coast Guard's interim head softball coach

Arielle Cooper, who won state championships both as a player and as head coach with the Fitch High School softball team, was named interim head coach of the Coast Guard Academy softball team Thursday, taking over for longtime head coach Donna Koczajowski. Cooper was an assistant under Koczajowski for three seasons. (Photo courtesy of Coast Guard athletics)

Fitch High School graduate Arielle Cooper, who won state softball championships as both a player and a coach for the Falcons, was named interim head coach of the Coast Guard Academy softball team Thursday.

PROFESSIONAL

Buehler pitches Dodgers to Game 3 win

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler throws against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning in Game 3 of the baseball World Series Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Walker Buehler set down the Tampa Bay Rays with dominance and ease that brought flashbacks of Orel Hershiser during the Dodgers last title run

NFL notes

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y., Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Sam Darnold will return as the New York Jets’ starting quarterback Sunday against the Buffalo Bills as long as he has no further complications with his injured shoulder

Thomas leads at Zozo Championship

Justin Thomas hits from the bunker to the eighth green during the second round of the Zozo Championship golf tournament Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Justin Thomas went from a fast finish one day to fast start the next

ON THE AIR

Australian Rules Football

4:30 a.m., FS1 — AFL playoffs: Richmond Tigers vs. Geelong Cats in Grand Final from Woolloongabba, Australia.

Auto Racing

5:55 a.m., ESPN — Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix practice from Portimão, Portugal.

8:55 a.m., ESPN2 — Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix qualifying from Portimão, Portugal.

9 a.m., CBSSN — GT Intercontinental Challenge from Spa, Belgium.

4:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 from Fort Worth, Texas.

6 pm., FS2 — MotoAmerica Superbike from Salinas, Calif.

8 p.m., NBCSN — IndyCar Grand Prix of St. Petersburg qualifying from Florida. (taped today)

Baseball

3:55 a.m., ESPN2 — Korean: LG Twins at NC Dinos.

8 p.m., Ch. 61 — World Series: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Tampa Bay Rays in Game 4 from Arlington, Texas.

Boxing

9 p.m., Showtime — Sergey Lipinets vs. Kudratillo Abdukakhorov in a welterweight bout from Mohegan Sun Arena.

Crossfit

1 p.m., Ch. 3 — Reebok CrossFit Games from Aromas, Calif.

Figure Skating

3 p.m., Ch. 30 — ISU Grand Prix Skate America from Las Vegas.

9 p.m., NBCSN — ISU Grand Prix Skate America from Las Vegas.

Football

Noon, Ch. 8 — NCAA: Oklahoma at Texas Christian.

Noon, Ch. 61 — NCAA: Nebraska at Ohio State.

Noon, CBSSN — NCAA: Mercer at Army.

Noon, ESPN — NCAA: North Carolina State at North Carolina.

Noon, ESPNU — NCAA: Georgia Southern at Coastal Carolina.

Noon, FS1 — NCAA: Kansas at Kansas State.

Noon, NESN, YES — NCAA: Florida State at Louisville.

2 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Tulane at Central Florida.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA: Alabama at Tennessee.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — NCAA: Notre Dame at Pittsburgh.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 61 — NCAA: Iowa State at Oklahoma State.

3:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA: Houston at Navy.

3:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Baylor at Texas.

3:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA: Penn State at Indiana.

3:30 p.m., NESN, YES — NCAA: Virginia Tech at Wake Forest.

4 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Georgia State at Troy.

5:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: West Virginia at Texas Tech.

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA: Wyoming at Nevada.

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: South Carolina at Louisiana State.

7 p.m., FS1 — NCAA: Utah State at Boise State.

7:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — NCAA: Michigan at Minnesota.

8 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Louisiana Tech at Texas-San Antonio.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Cincinnati at Southern Methodist.

10:15 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Texas State at Brigham Young.

10:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA: UNLV at San Diego State.

10:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA: Air Force at San Jose State.

Golf

7 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Italian Open from Pozzolengo, Italy.

1 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Drive On Championship from Eatonton, Ga.

5 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Zozo Championship from Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Horse Racing

Noon, FS2 — Live racing from Elmont, N.Y.

Mixed Martial Arts

Noon, ESPN2 — UFC 254 undercard bouts from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Rugby

Noon, NBCSN — Premiership: London Irish vs. Exeter Chiefs in final from Twickenham, England. (taped today)

2 p.m., NBCSN — Six Nations: Italy at Ireland from Dublin. (taped today)

4 a.m. (Sunday), FS2 — NRL playoffs: Penrith Panthers vs. Melbourne Storm in Grand Final from Sydney.

Soccer

8:55 a.m., ESPNews — Serie A: Sampdoria at Atalanta.

9:55 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Crystal Palace at Fulham.

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

7:30 p.m., YES — MLS: Montreal Impact at New York City FC.

Tennis

8 a.m., Tennis Channel — WTA Ostrava Open from Czech Republic; ATP European Open from Antwerp, Belgium; ATP Cologne Championship from Germany.

Volleyball

1 p.m., theday.com — High school girls: Lyman Memorial at Waterford.