Tributes to “The Boss” coming in

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The tributes are starting to come in about the passing of Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. “We are saddened to learn of the passing of George Steinbrenner. George Steinbrenner’s passion for the game of baseball helped revive one of the game’s most storied franchises, and in the process ushered in the modern era of baseball business […] [Read More]
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The Boss, George Steinbrenner, has died

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He was brash. He was bold. He was arrogant. He was unapologetic. He was fiery. He was temperamental. He was the Boss. George Steinbrenner, who bought a struggling Yankees team in 1973 and over the next 35 years, restored it as major league baseball’s flagship organization, passed away early Tuesday morning at the age of […] [Read More]
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USA Basketball schedule

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Pre World Championship Training Date Time Event Location Sept. 3-9 TBD USA Practice TBD Sept. 10 7:30 p.m. USA vs. Australia XL Center Sept. 11 2 p.m. Australia vs. Spain Chase Arena Sept. 11 TBD USA Practice TBD Sept. 12 TBD USA vs. Spain XL Center 2010 FIBA World Championships Date Time Event Location Sept. […] [Read More]
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USA Women’s National Team to play at XL Center in September

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HARTFORD – It seems like Connecticut is beginning to feel like home for the USA Women’s National Basketball Team. Fresh off a sold-out game Saturday against the WNBA All-Stars at the Mohegan Sun Arena, the National Team will return to the state in mid-September with a pair of exhibition games at the XL Center against […] [Read More]
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Bob Sheppard passes away

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I don’t care if you love or hate the New York Yankees, anyone who even remotely likes baseball has to be saddened over the death of long-time public address announcer Bob Sheppard this morning. Sheppard was 99 years old and started doing the PA for the Yankees in 1951, Mickey Mantle’s rookie season. I will […] [Read More]
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Miklus Foundation fundraiser set for July 11

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The Miklus Foundation will be hosting a Mini-Golf Extravaganza on July 11 at the Trumbull Library from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. to raise funds for the construction of an indoor training center for young golfers at the Tashua Knolls golf course. Adults and children of all ages are welcome to play for just $5 […] [Read More]
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Greg Nero’s back … and feeling great

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I was Fairfield University on Tuesday to speak with baseball coach John Slosar, who is going to be retiring next spring after 35-plus years with the university when I also bumped into a very familiar face. Greg Nero. Yes, Stag Nation, Greg Nero and let me tell you, he looked great. He told me that […] [Read More]
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Memories of Manute

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This past week, a funeral service was held for Manute Bol at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. The former University of Bridgeport standout and NBA player and humanitarian, was honored by more than 100 mourners that included political leaders, NBA officials and Bol’s family. The column I wrote on Manute’s passing touched several nerves, […] [Read More]
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