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Tuck has taken on a new role with the Sun

In this August 23, 2019, file photo, Connecticut Sun forward Morgan Tuck brings the ball up the floor in a WNBA game against the Las Vegas Aces at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Former UConn standout Morgan Tuck, once a Connecticut Sun player, is now the team's new Director of Franchise Development.

Sun rally to beat Wings, 80-70, snap losing streak

Dallas Wings forward Satou Sabally (0) commits an offensive foul on Connecticut Sun forward DeWanna Bonner in the second half of WNBA action on Tuesday at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Sun broke their three-game losing streak with the 80-70 win. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

DeWanna Bonner and Brionna Jones combined rally the Connecticut Sun back from a 14-point, third quarter deficit and an 80-70 win over the Dallas Wings on Tuesday night, snapping a three-game losing streak.

Sun look to get back to winning ways

Connecticut Sun coach Curt Miller gives instruction to his team in the huddle during a timeout against the Seattle Storm in a WNBA game on June 13 at Mohegan Sun Arena.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Connecticut Sun are on a three-game losing streak, some of which can be attributed to the absence of star post Jonquel Jones. They play host to the Dallas Wings on Tuesday night (7, NESN Plus).

Sun come unhinged late in loss to Chicago

Chicago Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot (22) grabs a rebound from Connecticut Sun forward Brionna Jones (42) during Saturday's WNBA game in Chicago, where the Sky added the Sun their third straight defeat, 91-81. (AP Photo/Eileen T. Meslar)

The Connecticut Sun’s offense went out of whack in the final minutes of Saturday’s game at Chicago as they lost their third straight game, 91-81, before 1,293 at Wintrust Arena.

Connecticut Sun wing Kaila Charles heating up in second season

Connecticut Sun guard Kaila Charles, center, shoots over Seattle Storm defender Stephanie Talbot (7) as Sue Bird follows the play during Sunday's game at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Sun have lost two straight games, but Charles has played the best basketball of her WNBA career during that time. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)

The Connecticut Sun have lost consecutive games for the first time this WNBA season, but second-year wing Kaila Charles has played two of her best games in those losses.

COLUMNS

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UCONN

Jim Calhoun Celebrity Classic canceled again

The Jim Calhoun Celebrity Classic, which has featured a biennial all-star basketball game featuring many former UConn greats, as well as a pair of annual celebrity golf events at Avon Golf Club and the Mohegan Sun Golf Club, is once again canceled.

UConn grads Dolson, Samuelson will play on Olympic 3x3 basketball team

UConn graduate and Chicago Sky center Stefanie Dolson, left, tries to get past Connecticut Sun forward Brionna Jones during a WNBA game June 19 in Chicago. (Eileen T. Meslar/AP Photo)

Kelsey Plum, Stefanie Dolson, Allisha Gray and Katie Lou Samuelson will represent the United States in the inaugural Olympic 3x3 competition in women's basketball

Former UConn strength coach says refusal to violate protocols led to ouster

A former strength coach for UConn’s men’s basketball team has sued the school, claiming his contract wasn’t renewed after he refused demands from coach Dan Hurley that he violate NCAA guidelines and school COVID-19 protocols

COLLEGES

Vandy scores on wild pitch in ninth, beats Stanford 6-5 at CWS

Vanderbilt players celebrate after Spencer Jones scored from third on a wild pitch with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat Stanford on Wednesday night, 6-5, at the College World Series in Omaha, Neb. (Rebecca S. Gratz/AP Photo)

Spencer Jones scored on Brendan Beck’s wild pitch with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to keep Vanderbilt alive in the College World Series with a 6-5 walk-off victory over Stanford

Clark, Mississippi State rally for 6-5 CWS win over Virginia

Mississippi State celebrates a go-ahead three-run homer by Tanner Allen (5) in the eighth inning against Virginia during Tuesday's College World Series game in Omaha, Neb. Mississippi State won, 6-5. (John Peterson/AP Photo)

Kellum Clark’s eighth-inning home run ended Griff McGarry’s bid for a no-hitter and Logan Tanner went deep three batters later to lead Mississippi State past Virginia 6-5 at the College World Series

Texas extends CWS stay, knocks out Volunteers with 8-4 win

Texas outfielder Douglas Hodo (7) slides into home against Tennessee catcher Connor Pavolony (17) to score in the fourth inning of an NCAA college baseball game in the College World Series Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/John Peterson)

Freshman Tanner Witt pitched 5 2/3 innings of shutout relief and Silas Ardoin hit a tie-breaking, two-run single as Texas eliminated Tennessee from the College World Series with an 8-4 victory

HIGH SCHOOL

Williams School's Delaurentis, Yost named US Lacrosse All-Americans

JD Delaurentis and Jack Yost, who recently completed their senior seasons at Williams School, were named to the US Lacrosse All-American team.

Saluting our dads: Nidhi and Nitya Somineni and father Sudheer

Sudheer Somineni and his wife Tanuja pose with daughters Nitya, second from right, and Nidhi, right during Senior Day ceremonies with the Waterford High School tennis team this spring. (Photo courtesy of Somineni family)

Sudheer Somineni is more than just a loving father to Nidhi and Nitya Somineni, who combined to play No. 2 doubles for the Waterford High School tennis team this spring.

Saluting our dads: Rudy Bagos and father Rodolfo

Rodolfo Bagos, father of East Lyme football and boys' golf coach Rudy Bagos, grew up in the Philippines and later spent 20 years in the United States Navy. (Photo courtesy of Bagos family)

Rodolfo Bagos made a big impression on his son, East Lyme football and boys' golf coach Rudy Bagos, whether it was the value of hard work or as a calming influence.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local calendar

BASKETBALLSt. Thomas More Camp — June 28-July 2 and July 12-16. For ages 7-17 (coed), from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Pre-register at camp website due to space availability and for COVID protocols. Contact: Jere Quinn,...

Waterford's Burrows takes an even-keeled approach to learning with Schooners

Waterford High School's Jared Burrows, right, celebrates the final out of the 2019 Class L state championship game, a 1-0 win over Berlin. Burrows, who recently completed his freshman year as a member of the University of Hartford baseball team, is playing this summer for the Mystic Schooners of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. (Sean D. Elliot/Day File Photo)

Don’t ever expect to see Jared Burrows throw his glove in disgust after a rough outing or curse his way from the pitching mound to the dugout.

Local roundup: Jerome, Waterford beat Willimantic

Benjamin Jerome had two hits, a run and an RBI as Waterford edged Willimantic on Wednesday night, 3-2, in a Zone 6 American Legion game.

PROFESSIONAL

Mickelson needs to make move at Travelers

Phil Mickelson watches his shot off the 11th tee during the first round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament at TPC River Highlands, Thursday, June 24, 2021, in Cromwell, Conn. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Satoshi Kodaira and Kramer Hickok each shot a PGA Tour career-best 7-under 63 to share the first-round lead Thursday in the Travelers Championship

Expansion Seattle Kraken hire Dave Hakstol as first coach

In this April 11, 2016, file photo, Philadelphia Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol speaks with members of the media during a news conference in Voorhees, N.J.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The expansion Seattle Kraken have hired Dave Hakstol as the franchise's first coach

Carlisle takes over Pacers for 2nd time after leaving Mavs

In this May 22, 2021, file photo, Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle gestures during the second half in Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The Indiana Pacers have hired Rick Carlisle as their new coach, marking his second stint in charge of the team

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

5:25 a.m. (Friday), ESPN2 — Formula One Styrian Grand Prix practice from Spielberg, Austria.

Baseball

1 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: Kansas City Royals at New York Yankees.

7 p.m., NESN, WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Texas vs. Virginia in College World Series from Omaha, Neb.

7 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Atlanta Braves at Cincinnati Reds.

10 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers.

Basketball

3 p.m., ESPN2 — NBA Draft Combine from Chicago.

7 p.m., YES — WNBA: Chicago Sky at New York Liberty.

7 p.m., CBSSN — WNBA: Dallas Wings at Indiana Fever.

9 p.m., ESPN — NBA playoffs: Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Clippers.

Golf

6:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: BMW International Open from Munich.

11 a.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Women's PGA Championship from Johns Creek, Georgia.

3 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Travelers Championship from Cromwell.

Gymnastics

6:30 p.m., NBCSN — U.S. Olympic Trials from St. Louis.

Hockey

8 p.m., USA — NHL playoffs: Vegas Golden Knights at Montréal Canadiens.

Lacrosse

7 p.m., ESPNU — High school girls: STX National Showcase final from Columbia, Md.

8 p.m., ESPNU — High school boys: STX National Showcase from Columbia, Md.

Horse Racing

3 p.m., FS2 — Live racing from New York.

Rugby

5:30 a.m. (Friday), FS2 — Women: New South Wales at Queensland in State of Origin. 

Soccer

5 p.m., FS1 — Copa América: Bolivia vs. Uruguay from Cuiabá, Brazil.

8 p.m., FS1 — Copa América: Chile vs. Paraguay from Brasília. Brazil.

Tennis

6 a.m., Tennis Channel — Viking International from Eastbourne, Great Britain; WTA Bad Homburg Open from Hamburg, Germany; ATP Mallorca Championships from Spain.

Track & Field

9 p.m., NBCSN — U.S. Olympic Trials from Eugene, Ore.