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Sun's Miller earns back-to-back WNBA Coach of the Month honors

Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller was named WNBA Coach of the Month for September on Monday, his second monthly honor in a row and the third of his career.

Sun beat Dream to complete record-breaking regular season

Connecticut Sun center Brionna Jones battles teammate Jonquel Jones, back, and  Atlanta Dream guard Courtney Williams (10) and forward Tianna Hawkins, back, for a rebound in Sunday's WNBA game at Mohegan Sun Arena.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Connecticut Sun beat the Atlanta Dream on Sunday afternoon, 84-64, to complete the most successive regular season in franchise history.

Sun's bench getting stronger with playoffs approaching

The return of all-star forward Alyssa Thomas from Achilles surgery will bolster the Connecticut Sun's bench as the prepare for the upcoming WNBA playoffs after Sunday's regular-season finale against the Atlanta Dream at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The return of veteran forward Alyssa Thomas has given the Connecticut Sun's bench a big boost with the playoffs about to start. They host the Atlanta Dream on Sunday in their regular-season finale.

Sun rout Liberty for franchise-record 13th straight win

Connecticut Sun center Brionna Jones (42) drives to the basket as New York Liberty guard Sabrina Ionescu defends during Wednesday night's WNBA game at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Connecticut Sun used a huge third quarter run to win its franchise-record 13th straight game on Wednesday night, 98-69, over the New York Liberty before 4,012 at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Alyssa Thomas may make season debut for Sun on Wednesday

Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas gives advice to teammates from the sideline during an Aug. 28 game against the Los Angeles Sparks at Mohegan Sun Arena. Thomas, who has missed Connecticut's first 30 games after suffering an Achilles injury while playing overseas in January, could return on Wednesday when the Sun host the New York Liberty. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Alyssa Thomas may play for the Connecticut Sun on Wednesday night against the New York Liberty. The thought was that she'd miss the entire season after tearing her Achilles in January while playing overseas.

COLUMNS

Will anybody in New London help the falsely accused?

"Innocent until proven guilty" has become a stratospheric lie, right up there with "the check's in...

The Lonesome Polecat (state variant): Wethersfield! Wackiness! Words!

Them Wethersfield Eagles are off to a swell start.

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UCONN

Sources: UConn football coaching staff told they won't return in 2022

Sources at the University of Connecticut said Monday that the school administration informed UConn football coaches last week that they will not be returning next season.

UConn offense shows some progress in 52-21 loss at Army

Army beat UConn 52-21 Saturday afternoon at Michie Stadium in West Point, New York, taking a huge lead at halftime and coasting through the second half.

Army's triple option will be a challenge for UConn on Saturday

Army quarterback Christian Anderson runs the option during last Saturday's 35-28 win over West Kentucky in West Point, N.Y. The Black Knights host UConn on Saturday at noon. (AP Photo/Vera Nieuwenhuis)

UConn plays Army and its vaunted triple-option offense on Saturday when the Huskies visit the Black Knights in West Point, N.Y.

COLLEGES

AP Top 25 Reality Check: No. 1 rarely slips after ranked win

Alabama quarterback Bryce Young looks for a receiver during the first half of a Sept. 18 game against Florida in Gainesville, Fla. Top-ranked Alabama won, 31-29. (John Raoux/AP Photo)

Four powerhouse programs looked vulnerable in victory this past weekend

Stat Watch: Spartans' Kenneth Walker top rusher in nation

Virginia quarterback Brennan Armstrong runs the ball against North Carolina during the first half of a Sept. 18 game in Chapel Hill, N.C. Virginia Tech won, 59-39. (/Gerry Broome/AP Photo)

The move to Michigan State has been a career booster for Kenneth Walker III

Commissioners to share feedback on CFP expansion proposal

The College Football Playoff management committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday to discuss the feedback members have received from campuses since a 12-team expansion plan was unveiled in June

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local calendar

BASEBALL/SOFTBALLWaterford Babe Ruth — Annual meeting for election of officers and board members is on Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the field beginning at 7 p.m. If you are interested in serving as an officer or board...

Paul Menhart named to Western Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame

Ex-Fitch great Paul Menhart, the pitching coach for the 2019 World Series champion Washington Nationals, takes part in a 2020 panel discussion during the World Baseball Coaches' Convention at Mohegan Sun. Menhart has been selection for induction into the Western Carolina University Athletic Hall of Fame.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Paul Menhart, the ex-Fitch High School great who went on to become pitching coach for the 2019 World Series champion Washington Nationals, has been selected for induction into the Western Carolina University Athletic Hall of Fame.

Local college notes

A weekly look at the region's local colleges, plus former local athletes continuing their careers at colleges outside the region.

PROFESSIONAL

Handling friction at Ryder Cup a European specialty

Team Europe's Sergio Garcia smiles as he answers questions during a practice day at the Ryder Cup at the Whistling Straits Golf Course Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, in Sheboygan, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

The stories about Ryder Cup teammates not getting along is nothing new

Packers dominate second half, bounce back to beat Lions 35-17

Packers running back Aaron Jones celebrates his touchdown run during the second half of Monday's against Detroit in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers won, 35-17. (Matt Ludtke/AP Photo)

Aaron Jones caught three of Aaron Rodgers’ four touchdown passes and rushed for a fourth score, and the Green Bay Packers had a welcome return to normal after an embarrassing opening-week loss

Defense finds its groove in Patriots' first victory

J.C. Jackson (27) celebrates his interception during the first half of the Patriots' 25-6 win over the Jets on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. (Bill Kostroun/AP Photo)

The New England Patriots struggled on both sides of the ball in their season-opening loss to Miami

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Baseball

7 p.m., NESN, SNY, WCBS (880-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: New York Mets at Boston Red Sox.

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

7 p.m., ESPN — MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays.

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

Soccer

5:30 p.m., FS2 — CONCACAF World Cup: Inter Moengotapoe vs. Olimpia from Paramaribo, Suriname.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Notre Dame at Michigan.

7:30 p.m., FS1 — Women's exhibition: Paraguay at United States from Cincinnati.

8 p.m., FS2 — CONCACAF World Cup: Forge vs. Independiente from Hamilton, Ontario.

10 p.m., FS2 — CONCACAF World Cup: Guastatoya vs. L.D. Alajuelense from Guatemala City.

Tennis

6 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Moselle Open from Metz, France; WTA J&T Bank Open from Ostrava, Czech Republic; ATP Astana Open from Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.