Monthly Archive for August, 2011

: August, 2011

Check this out: Somerset Patriots ballpark under water

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

Rory McIlory running for cancer sesearch

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

Li Na meets her Chinese fans at the New Haven Open

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

Earthquake tremor shakes Connecticut Tennis Center

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

Report: Tennessee coach Pat Summitt has dementia

Gregg Doyel of 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

Chris Drury calls it a career

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

Rangers’ GM Glen Sather on Chris Drury’s retirement

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

No. 5 Li Na and No. 9 Marion Bartoli get NHO at Yale wildcards

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

Blake to face Federer tonight in Cincinnati

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

Family Golf Challenge happening this Sunday at the Wheel

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