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Ty Law #24 of the New England Patriots celebrates during the AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2004 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Patriots defeated the Colts 24-14. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Matt Dwyer
August 01, 2019 - 5:16 pm
By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Ty Law was a wide-eyed youngster with big dreams when he started making summer visits to his Uncle Tony's home in Texas. They fueled his passion for football. And, they guided his journey to greatness. Tony Dorsett was forging his own path...
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UConn Trustees voted to move the school's athletic program from the American Athletic Conference to the Big East. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.
Matt Dwyer
July 26, 2019 - 10:43 am
(WTIC-AM) -- UConn has agreed to pay a $17-million exit fee to get out of the Amercan Athletic Conference. The exit fee had previously been expected to be about $12-million, but UConn agreed to pay a higher fee to get out of the conference early. The deal means the season that starts this fall will...
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July 23, 2019 - 10:34 am
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Three-time Super Bowl champion and cancer survivor Joe Andruzzi can now add college graduate to his list of accomplishments. Andruzzi on Monday received his degree in liberal studies from Southern Connecticut State University President Joe Bertolino, 22 years after he left...
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July 23, 2019 - 12:42 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) _ J.D. Martinez homered and drove in four runs, including an RBI double in the ninth inning following Tampa Bay's curious decision to put a position player on the mound, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Rays 9-4 Monday night. Eduardo Rodriguez (12-4) allowed two hits over...
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Starting pitcher Chris Sale #41 of the Boston Red Sox pitches at the top of the third inning of the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park on July 18, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images)
Matt Dwyer
July 18, 2019 - 4:20 pm
By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — Chris Sale and two relievers combined on a two-hitter, and the Boston Red Sox left-hander struck out 12 in six innings Thursday for his first regular-season win at Fenway Park in more than a year with a 5-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. Sale (4-9...
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UConn football vs. Central Florida
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AP
July 16, 2019 - 9:23 am
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - Central Florida has been picked to win the American Athletic Conference and face Memphis in the championship game for a third straight season. UCF is the top choice among media members to win the East Division and the league when the American released its preseason poll Tuesday...
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Cody Bellinger #25 of the Los Angeles Dodgers runs into Hector Velazquez #76 of the Boston Red Sox in the twelfth inning at Fenway Park on July 15, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images)
Matt Dwyer
July 15, 2019 - 2:10 am
By KEN POWTAK Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Max Muncy drew a bases-loaded walk and Alex Verdugo had an RBI single during a three-run 12th inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 Sunday night in another late-night showdown of last year's pennant winners. After playing 18...
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Mike Tauchman #39 of the New York Yankees reacts after hitting a home run against the Toronto Blue Jays in the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium on July 14, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images)
Matt Dwyer
July 15, 2019 - 1:28 am
By ADRY TORRES Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge was near the batter's box for a pretty good view of Gio Urshela's nifty slide at the plate to give the New York Yankees the go-ahead run in the fifth inning. The Yankees slugger is sure the club wouldn't have one of the best records in the...
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Tremont Waters #51 of the Boston Celtics brings the ball up the court against the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2019 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Matt Dwyer
July 12, 2019 - 1:05 pm
WEST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut say the father of Boston Celtics rookie Tremont Waters has been found dead in a motel room. West Haven police have labeled the death of 49-year-old Ed Waters as "untimely" and are investigating. Police say Waters was found dead at the Super 8 Motel...
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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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