Belichick addresses Hernandez issue, Patriots “move forward”

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Bill Belichick did what he needed to do Wednesday. He was sincere and sympathetic. He elaborated (as much as Belichick does) on the Aaron Hernandez situation. A very serious, very heartfelt 22-minute press conference even had a comedic moment: A reporter started a question with “Without being too specific” and Belichick cut him off, quipping, […] [Read More]
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Tracking three Bridgeport JuCos on their paths out of the city

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Jerome Parkins, Jamill Powell and Corey Baldwin were tops in the city not too long ago. But they all went the route of JuCo because none had the grades for a four-year school. In Sunday’s Connecticut Post, I track the paths of the former high school stars, each one facing the typical Bridgeport obstacles of […] [Read More]
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Matt Harvey interviews fans about Matt Harvey

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Well, this is ridiculous. Matt Harvey, the NL’s starting pitcher in the 2013 All-Star game, spent Monday morning interviewing fans about himself for a piece on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The fans, some of whom wear Mets jerseys or hats, don’t recognize Harvey. One guy even tells Harvey that his favorite Met is Lucas […] [Read More]
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WNBA may soon be Griner’s league, but Saturday was all Taurasi

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In 2012, the WNBA averaged just 7,457 fans per game, the lowest since its inception in 1997. The 2013 draft produced three franchise (potentially game-changing) players and personalities: Skylar Diggins, Elena Delle Donne and Brittney Griner, all expected to help revive the league. In a Tim Duncan/David Robinson scenario, Griner landed in Phoenix with Diana […] [Read More]
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Latest Developments in Hernandez Case

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The day after Aaron Hernandez was charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd, reports have surfaced that the former Patriots tight end may be under investigation for a double-homicide in 2012. Here’s a collection of stories detailing the latest developments: *The Boston Globe, citing law enforcement sources, reports that Odin Lloyd may have had information […] [Read More]
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The Duffle Bag: June 24

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As I write this, Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez hasn’t been charged with a crime, although multiple media outlets have reported that an arrest warrant has been prepared on obstruction of justice charges. These days, you can’t believe everything you read. It’s a mad scramble to get the news first and, unfortunately, false reports occasionally […] [Read More]
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Jason Kidd’s quest to become Nets coach

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Less than a week after Jason Kidd announced his retirement, news surfaced of his interest in becoming the next Brooklyn Nets coach. Reports Sunday night said things like Kidd planned on “pitching himself” to Nets GM Billy King. And that got me thinking: What if Kidd had to pitch himself like the average American? I’m […] [Read More]
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Two eras collide at Citi Field, Mets get best of Rivera

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Entering a perfect 18-for-18 in save opportunities, Mariano Rivera was rocked in three at-bats Tuesday night. Trailing just 1-0 thanks to another brilliant Matt Harvey performance, the Mets scored twice in the bottom of the ninth, with Lucas Duda supplying the game-winning RBI single. Here’s my column on two of the game’s most dominant pitchers […] [Read More]
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