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Dillon Stadium under renovation in fall of 2018. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.
Matt Dwyer
July 12, 2019 - 1:00 pm
By PAT EATON-ROBB AP Sports Writer HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hartford's Dillon Stadium is set to reopen, even though workers have not quite finished the $14 million in mostly taxpayer-funded renovations needed to turn what was a crumbling eyesore into the home of Connecticut's new professional soccer...
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AP
July 11, 2019 - 9:47 am
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. (AP) - Jim Bouton, the former New York Yankees pitcher who shocked and angered the conservative baseball world with the tell-all book ``Ball Four,'' has died. He was 80. Bouton's family said he died Wednesday at the Great Barrington home he shared with wife Paula Kurman. He...
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Stroke survivor Tedy Bruschi speaks at the David Yurman In-Store event to celebrate the launch of the Albion Collection to benefit the American Stroke Association on April 9, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images for David Yurman)
Matt Dwyer
July 08, 2019 - 9:23 am
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — Former New England Patriots linebacker and ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi says he's doing "much better" after suffering a second stroke. In an Instagram post on Monday, Bruschi says he knew what was happening immediately last Thursday when he lost use of his left arm, began...
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Jul 7, 2019; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier (39) steals second base in front of New York Yankees second baseman Breyvic Valera (36) during the seventh inning at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports
AP
July 07, 2019 - 6:39 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Charlie Morton came up big again for the Tampa Bay Rays. He struck out 10 in 5 2/3 innings to help the Rays split a four-game series with the AL East-leading New Yok Yankees, 2-1 on Sunday. Morton (10-2) allowed one run, five hits and one walk in lowering his AL-best ERA...
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Jul 7, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Bryce Harper (3) is tagged out at second base by New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (1) in the second inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports
AP
July 07, 2019 - 6:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) - Aaron Nola, Jay Bruce and the Philadelphia Phillies see plenty of reasons why they can play even better after the All-Star Game. The Mets? Well, they say there's always hope. Nola held the Mets hitless into the sixth inning, Bruce homered twice and the Phillies quieted New York with...
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Jul 7, 2019; Detroit, MI, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price (10) pitches during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
AP
July 07, 2019 - 5:49 pm
DETROIT (AP) - David Price pitched one-run ball over five innings, Christian Vazquez and Xander Bogaerts each drove in two runs, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 6-3 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep. Boston has won four straight and 15 of 22 entering the All-Star break. Price...
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File photo of baseballs. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Matt Dwyer
July 04, 2019 - 4:11 pm
NAUGATUCK, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut Little League field is a finalist in a Major League Baseball contest with some big prizes. The Peter J. Foley Little League Stadium in Naugatuck is among six fields from across the country chosen for the Little Field Big Experience competition, which is...
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Head coach Kevin Ollie of the Connecticut Huskies reacts during the first half of the college basketball game against the Arizona Wildcats at McKale Center on December 21, 2017 in Tucson, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Matt Dwyer
July 02, 2019 - 12:22 pm
(WTIC-AM) -- An NCAA investigation released today confirmed rules violations during the tenure of former UConn men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie. The Committee on Infractions found that Ollie knowingly provided false or misleading information to NCAA investigators, and failed to monitor his staff...
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AP
June 29, 2019 - 9:20 pm
BOSTON (AP) -- The last time Kemba Walker was playing for a team in New England, he delivered a championship. Boston fans can only hope that repeats itself. A person with knowledge of the situation said Saturday that Walker has told the Charlotte Hornets of his intention to sign with the Boston...
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Matt Dwyer
June 27, 2019 - 5:12 pm
By PAT EATON-ROBB AP Sports Writer STORRS, Conn. (AP) — American Athletic Conference commissioner Mike Aresco said Thursday there is no chance the conference will keep the University of Connecticut as a football-only member. UConn this week agreed to rejoin the Big East Conference for basketball...
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