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AP
October 29, 2019 - 11:29 am
ROCKVILLE, Conn. (AP) - The UConn basketball player accused of fleeing from a car accident has applied for a probation program that could leave him without a criminal record. Police say freshman guard James Bouknight smelled of alcohol after he crashed a car into a street sign near campus early in...
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File photo of head coach Geno Auriemma of the Connecticut Huskies. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)
AP
October 28, 2019 - 9:52 am
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Geno Auriemma knows the team he's putting on the floor this season, with no returning All-Americans, isn't the best he's ever had at UConn. But the Hall-of-Fame coach, who is entering his 35th year at the school, says the Huskies still have a goal of winning a 12th national...
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AP
October 27, 2019 - 10:39 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Bill Belichick was 39 years old when he coached the Cleveland Browns to a win over the New England Patriots in 1991 — his first as an NFL coach. As Belichick trotted toward the center of the field Sunday, his trademark cutoff hooded sweatshirt soaked in rain following the...
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AP
October 27, 2019 - 10:21 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The only turnover of the day for Daniel Jones and the New York Giants turned out to be costly. Jones' attempted pass toward the sideline ended up going backward, and the Detroit Lions scored a touchdown on that fumble and went on to a 31-26 win over the Giants on Sunday. New York's...
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AP
October 27, 2019 - 6:44 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The expansion Hartford Athletic soccer club has parted ways with its head coach, a day after completing its first season. The club and coach Jimmy Nielsen announced the move Sunday, hours after Nielsen led the team in a 2-1 loss to Portmore United FC, a Jamaican club, in an...
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Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots drops back to pass during the second half of their game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on October 21, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)
Matt Dwyer
October 25, 2019 - 5:27 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a Rhode Island man visiting the New England Patriots Hall of Fame took a Tom Brady jersey off a display and walked off with it. Zanini Cineus, of Providence, was freed on personal recognizance after a not guilty plea to a larceny charge was entered on his...
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UConn football vs. Central Florida
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John Silva
October 24, 2019 - 10:28 am
(Storrs, Conn./WTIC) - UConn has announced a partial list of opponents and dates for its football team next year, it's first as an FBS independent since 2003. UConn is leaving the American Athletic Conference at year's end. Nine opponents and dates have been scheduled for next year, with three more...
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Oct 21, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi before game seven of the 2017 ALCS playoff baseball series against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports
AP
October 24, 2019 - 10:05 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A person familiar with the deal says the Philadelphia Phillies are hiring former Yankees manager Joe Girardi to replace Gabe Kapler. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the team has not announced the decision. Kapler was fired...
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Dunkin' Donuts Park Will Host 2021 Eastern League All-Star Game
Dave Mager, WTIC News
Dave Mager
October 23, 2019 - 12:21 am
Tough but true: success in the minor league baseball industry is measured in cold, hard numbers. Since the opening of Dunkin' Donuts Park in 2018, attendance numbers for the Hartford Yard Goats have been off the charts, and that success is being recognized. At a "World Series pregame party" for...
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UConn Huskies web site
John Silva
October 22, 2019 - 11:36 am
(Storrs, Conn./WTIC) - A member of the UConn men's basketball team is facing charges connected to what the university is calling an on-campus vehicular incident last month. Freshman James Bouknight is charged. The school says the 19-year-old shooting guard was charged with evading responsibility,...
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