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With the playoffs out of reach for both teams, the Connecticut Sun and Dallas Wings will be looking to set the foundation for next season when they meet Friday at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.Both teams are coming off wins over playoff-bound opponents. Dallas Skylar Diggins hit a key layup and two free throws in the final 20 seconds of the Wings 84-81 win over the New York Liberty on Sunday. It was the second straight victory for Dallas following an 11-game losing streak that stretched into September and ended the Wings playoff hopes.The Sun (12-20) never fully recovered from a 2-10 start to the season, but they did play their best basketball in the final two months of the regular season.They are coming off a comeback win over the Indiana Fever. Jasmine Thomas scored 21 points, and Connecticut rallied back from an 11-point deficit in the second half to pull out an 89-87 win over the Fever on Tuesday.The Wings (11-21) have been incredibly balanced on offense, with Odyssey Sims (14.6 points per game) and Diggins (13.4 points per game) leading six Dallas players averaging double figures in scoring. Overall, Dallas is averaging 83.6 points per game, fourth most in the WNBA. They Wings have struggled on defense, though, surrendering 87.8 points to opponents, the most in the league.The Sun also have struggled on the defensive end of the floor, surrendering 84.9 points to opponents, the 10th most among the 12 WNBA teams.Connecticut won the two previous meetings with the Wings this season, including an 89-78 victory on July 20. 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And it may take Antonio Conte longer than estimated to rebuild it.Their frailties laid bare after consecutive losses to Liverpool and Arsenal, Conte and Chelsea try to regroup at KC Stadium on Saturday against a Hull City team desperate to regain some momentum of their own.Chelseas fast start in which they gained the maximum nine points from their first three matches already seems like a distant memory. The cracks in an already questionable back line began to show in a 2-2 draw Sept. 11 at Swansea City, and a 2-1 home loss to Liverpool did not help matters any.But it was last Saturdays stunning 3-0 capitulation at Arsenal that exposed just how threadbare the defence is, alarmingly so without injured 35-year-old John Terry to marshal them. For a team that hadnt scored against Chelsea (3-1-2) in Premier League play for nearly five years, the Gunners made the Blues look like a pub league team -- scoring twice inside the first 14 minutes and adding a third before intermission.Conte turned the second half into an in-match experiment with three in the back, part of his preferred 3-5-2 formation that returned Juventus to glory in Italy.We didnt believe in what we were doing and we were punished. As a team we didnt answer anything the manager asked of us, defender Branislav Ivanovic told Chelseas official website. We have to be honest with ourselves and put more attention on the small details.The back-to-back league losses have created a tense atmosphere at Cobham, where the team trains, and owner Roman Abramovich has made repeated visits to talk shop with his new manager. It has been reported that Conte wants to tear down this team -- less than 15 months removed from their 2015 Premier League title -- and rebuild it in his fashion.Ill watch the game again and I need to find a solution to improve very soon because we played a very bad game, said Conte, who admitted the heavy loss resulted in sleepless nights. When I dont sleep, I reflect. And its important to reflect.Upon his arrival from Italy, Conte was willing to work with what he inherited, acquiring only Leicester Citys NGolo Kante and Michy Batshuayi over the summer before deadline deals added Marcos Alonso as well as David Luiz for a second tour of duty with the London side.The discussions signal Chelsea likely will be a big player in the January transfer window, where they will try to find both a creative playmaking midfielder and a central defender to create the spine to Contes liking. While Abramovich will undoubtedly presennt the needed funds, the bigger issue may be whether the type of talent Conte desires will be there to be offered all that money.ddddddddddddull Citys plight is somewhat similar to Chelsea as the Tigers (2-1-3) also are trying to recover from lopsided losses to Arsenal and Liverpool as part of a four-match winless streak that followed consecutive victories.The last two scorelines suggest that we have played against two decent teams who are going to be challenging for different things to what we are looking to achieve, caretaker manager Mike Phelan told Hull Citys official website, hinting at the relegation battle he seems resigned to fighting. Were having to learn some harsh lessons from the last two games and weve got another difficult one coming up next weekend against Chelsea.Phelan has seen his side play the relegation-threatened role most pundits tipped them to be before the season, shipping nine goals in those two defeats. Liverpool ran riot at Anfield last Saturday in a 5-1 canter, getting three goals before intermission -- two after Ahmed Elmohamady was given a straight red card. Any thoughts of a comeback following a goal by David Meyler in the 51st minute were snuffed out within 60 seconds by Philippe Coutinho before James Milner completed his brace with a second penalty.It was a tough afternoon on Saturday and one that was hard to take, Meyler said. We have to refocus our minds and get ready for Chelsea -- theres nothing we can do about the Liverpool game now, we have to move on.There are things we have to work on … weve got a big home game coming up against Chelsea now before the international break and we have to switch our attention towards that.Injuries continue to plague Hull City as Phelan will not be able to count on Michael Dawson, Moses Odubajo, Allan McGregor, Alex Bruce, Greg Luer and Brian Lenihan continue to recover from injuries. Dawson has resumed practicing with the team and hopes to be available for selection after the international break.Chelsea have won four on the trot against Hull City and are 6-2-0 all-time in Premier League matches between the teams. The Blues emerged with a 3-2 victory in the most recent contest in the 2014-15 season as goals in the first nine minutes by Eden Hazard and Costa were canceled out by Elmohamady and Abel Hernandez before the half-hour mark. Loic Remy, though, saved Chelseas blushes with the match-winner on 77 minutes. ' ' '

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