Check this out: Somerset Patriots ballpark under water

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I received this e-mail the other day from John Dederer in Stratford, who’s daughter, Allison Romano, lives in Somerset, N.J. Check out his photo of the Patriots ballpark after Hurricane Irene came through … [Read More]
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Rory McIlory running for cancer sesearch

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U.S. Open golf champion Rory McIlory made his girlfriend, Caroline Wozniacki, very happy by running a mile and a half on the pink Cybex treadmill here at the New Haven Open at Yale for breast cancer research. Here’s some video … Rory McIlory on the treadmill [Read More]
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Li Na meets her Chinese fans at the New Haven Open

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French Open champ Li Na held a meet and greet after her match against Maria Kirilenko with members of Yale’s Chinese Scholars Group (and others) on the Grandstand court. Here’s some video … Li Na [Read More]
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Earthquake tremor shakes Connecticut Tennis Center

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The tremors from the 5.8-magnitude earthquake that was centered in Northern Virginia were felt all the way in Connecticut, especially at the Connecticut Tennis Center, where play was suspended and the building evacuated for close to two hours as firemen and engineers checked the facility. [Read More]
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Report: Tennessee coach Pat Summitt has dementia

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Gregg Doyel of CBSsports.com is reporting that Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt has been diagnosed with dementia, but will attempt to coach this season. Here’s the release: Former women’s basketball players at Tennessee are getting calls Tuesday that Volunteers coach Pat Summitt, 59, has been diagnosed with dementia. An announcement is expected later in […] [Read More]
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Chris Drury calls it a career

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Here’s my column for Saturday on the retirement of Trumbull’s Chris Drury … still hoping that he’ll call me. It was time. There wasn’t going to be a big press conference scheduled. No gathering of the masses to announce that the end had come. That’s not Chris Drury’s style. Never has been. Never will be. […] [Read More]
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Rangers’ GM Glen Sather on Chris Drury’s retirement

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This just came from the New York Rangers PR department … STATEMENT FROM RANGERS PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER GLEN SATHER ON THE RETIREMENT OF CHRIS DRURY New York, August 19, 2011 – The following is a statement from Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather on the retirement of Chris Drury: “Throughout his career, Chris […] [Read More]
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No. 5 Li Na and No. 9 Marion Bartoli get NHO at Yale wildcards

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By Chris Elsberry Staff Writer If you can’t get Venus or Serena, then landing two players in the Top 10 is probably the next best thing. New Haven Open at Yale tournament director Anne Worcester handed out her last two wildcards Thursday afternoon, giving them to French Open champion Li Na, ranked No. 5 in […] [Read More]
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Blake to face Federer tonight in Cincinnati

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Tonight in Cincinnati, we will get a chance to see just how far along James Blake has come in his comeback journey as the No. 84 player in the world and former Fairfield resident will face No. 3 Roger Federer on Stadium Court. Blake, who received a wildcard into the tournament, has already defeated Marcos […] [Read More]
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Family Golf Challenge happening this Sunday at the Wheel

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The Family Golf Challenge that was originally rained out on August 7 has been rescheduled for this Sunday at the Fairchild Wheeler Golf Club. The event will take place between noon and 7 p.m. The Family Golf Challenge is an amateur skills competition, featuring a putting and long-drive competition, designed to introduce more women and […] [Read More]
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