Cooley shows the love

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Providence’s Ed Cooley was one happy man Tuesday night after his Friars rallied from a 14-point second half deficit and defeated UConn 72-70 at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. He even sent out a special “thank you” to a member of the media that “made the drive all the way from Bridgeport.” Check out Mike DiMauro’s […] [Read More]
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Needham done for the season

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Just got a text message from Fairfield coach Sydney Johnson. Junior point guard Derek Needham has a fractured bone in his left foot. He’s done for the season. Needham injured the foot with 11:57 to play in the first half Friday night at Iona. He went to the basket and landed hard on the foot. […] [Read More]
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Upon additional review…

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The other day I wrote that the Fairfield women’s basketball team wasn’t getting any respect in the Top 25 Mid-Major poll. Despite a 20-7 record, the Stags received just two votes last week’s poll (hey, they got eight this week!) and I commented, saying: “No offense, Pioneer fans, but the Northeast Conference isn’t exactly as […] [Read More]
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Big final weekend in the MAAC for Fairfield

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If the basketball gods touch the foreheads of the Fairfield Stags this weekend and allow them good fortune against Iona Friday night (9 p.m. ESPN U) and let that momentum carry over to a Sunday regular-season ending win over Rider, it looks like a coin flip would determine the top seed in the Metro Atlantic […] [Read More]
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LIU’s “home cooking” hard for Pioneers to swallow

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Wow. I just took a good look at Thursday night’s Sacred Heart at Long Island University men’s BB box score. Pioneers lost 103-91 in overtime. To say that the Pioneers were victims of some “home cooking” would be an understatement. Bet it tasted terrible. For the game, Long Island went to the free throw line […] [Read More]
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Mike Davies inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame

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By Chris Elsberry NEW HAVEN – After being the CEO for the Women’s Tennis Association for four years and watching the sport grow by leaps and bounds into a world-wide phenomenon, Anne Worcester decided it was time for a change. She said goodbye to the WTA and its 60-plus tournaments and decided to work for […] [Read More]
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State’s media deserves Calhoun comments, too

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Jim Calhoun said on Tuesday that he plans to return to coach the UConn Huskies this season as soon as he can get some treatment on his condition, spinal stenosis, which has been causing serious pain in his lower back. That’s good news. The problem I have is … why did he only tell Andy […] [Read More]
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UB hoop teams host “Donate Life” games this Saturday

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This Saturday, the University of Bridgeport is hosting its second “Donate Life” basketball doubleheader at the Harvey Hubbell Gym as the UB men and women take on Queens College. All proceeds from the day (all tickets sales and a variety of raffles) will be donated to the Donate Life Connecticut organization to help raise awareness […] [Read More]
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Super Bowl recap (or why did I eat so many Chicken wings?)

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Have to admit I loved “Fumble” in Puppy Bowl VIII. That dog rules!! Super Bowl XLVI. Giants 21, Patriots 17 What a game, huh? What a spread … at the Elsberry house were platters of Pigs in a blanket, sliders (both burger and chicken), chips and salsa, chicken wings and oatmeal/chocolate chip/walnut cookies (made by […] [Read More]
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