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John Silva
December 21, 2018 - 12:44 pm
(Storrs, Conn./WTIC) - After a historically bad season, UConn football coach Randy Edsall has shaken up his coaching staff. Out is defensive coordinator Billy Crocker. The Huskies allowed an average of over 50-points per game during a 1-11 2018 campaign. Also let go: defensive backs coach Curome...
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USA Today
December 20, 2018 - 10:35 am
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Patriots receiver Josh Gordon says he is stepping away from football in order to focus on his mental health. In a statement posted on Twitter on Thursday morning, Gordon said his decision was spurred by him feeling recently that he could have a better grasp on things...
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AP
December 16, 2018 - 11:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden Knights needed overtime to earn two points after squandering a third-period lead for the second straight game. Alex Tuch buried a sharp-angled shot just over two minutes into OT, giving the Golden Knights a 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday. "It's great to...
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AP
December 16, 2018 - 10:57 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Jack Eichel fondly remembers sitting with his dad in the TD Garden stands, watching his favorite hockey players. The 22-year-old from nearby North Chelmsford was the star attraction Sunday night, and he didn't disappoint. Eichel had two goals and two assists, including the primary...
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AP
December 16, 2018 - 10:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson watched the Nets let a 21-point lead slip to two and was reminded of the offensive flaws that sent the team spiraling on an eight-game skid a few weeks ago. Needing a spark on the offensive end, Atkinson made sure D'Angelo Russell led the way. Russell...
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AP
December 16, 2018 - 10:51 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Victor Oladipo is getting close. Oladipo had his best outing since returning from a nagging right knee injury that kept him out of the lineup for 11 games, scoring 26 points Sunday as the Indiana Pacers beat the New York Knicks 110-99 for their seventh straight victory. The...
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AP
December 16, 2018 - 10:48 pm
DENVER (AP) — Sue Bird, basketball operations associate for the Denver Nuggets. The title has a nice ring to it. Sue Bird, point guard for the Seattle Storm. Now that's a title she's not quite ready to give up. Bird has spent the last month with the Nuggets, hitting the road to help out with some...
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AP
December 16, 2018 - 10:44 pm
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Alihan Demir scored 15 of his career-high 26 points in the second half to help Drexel overcome a 16-point deficit and beat Quinnipiac 92-83 on Sunday night at the Basketball Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase. Troy Harper scored 19 points — including 13 after halftime — and...
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AP
December 16, 2018 - 10:42 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — George Blagojevic scored 24 points with seven rebounds, five assists and four steals and Hartford beat Oakland 87-82 on Sunday. Karmari Newman's 3-pointer brought Oakland within 74-72 with 5:31 left. Braden Norris made a 3 a minute-and-a-half later and Oakland trailed 77-75...
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AP
December 16, 2018 - 10:38 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — No last-second meltdown. No double-lateral magic by the opponents. No, the New England Patriots couldn't point to anything fluky in a 17-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. Not after a game in which they were penalized 14 times for 106 yards One in which they punted on...
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