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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Scott Brothers (or Bubblewrap Bros) help Denver to Final Four

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If you’re familiar with area lacrosse, I assume you know of Colin and Aidan Scott. Colin, a 2009 graduate of Ridgefield High, was an All-American who scored 85 points as a senior (once upon a time, I ranked him as the No. 14 athlete of the decade). Aidan, younger by two grades, led the Tigers […] [Read More]
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AAC needs multiple sites for men’s tournament

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The American Athletic Conference spring meetings concluded Wednesday, and Memphis emerged as a favorite to host the 2014 men’s tournament, according to The Hartford Courant. A decision for the 2014 site is expected within 2-3 weeks. If it turns out to be Memphis, that’s fine. The Tigers do have the largest fanbase in the AAC. […] [Read More]
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Purvis, Hamilton two big steps for Huskies

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Ever since Jim Calhoun retired, ever since the conference situation went from “this could be trouble” to “well, that happened fast,” the most pressing question for UConn has been clear: Can Kevin Ollie recruit elite talent in spite of the Huskies’ league affiliation? The addition of Rodney Purvis and a verbal commitment from 2014 wing […] [Read More]
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