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The UConn womens basketball team began practice last week, meeting three times to kick off the season. The first practice was a little bit different from past years due to the fact that coach Geno Auriemma made the decision after the end of last season that coaches wouldnt be scheduling workouts...
Rufino Medina Jr. has been sober for eight years. On Saturday, he ran his first marathon. Running was like a lifeline to me, said Medina, of Farmington. It really helped me out. I turned 48 this week. I never imagined Id be running a full marathon. Its just something Im checking off my...
Outstanding high school sports performances are on display every week in Connecticut.To honor those athletes, each week the Hartford Courant sports staff will nominate three boys and three girls from local schools as CT Varsity Athlete of the Week finalists.
David Price went home a winner in a postseason start for the first time in his career. That, he insisted, is all he ever cared about. This is bigger than David Price, he said on Sunday night. This isnt about me. This is about the Boston Red Sox. Price was good enough, the Red Sox relievers...
Stephen Gostkowski hit a 28-yard field goal as time expired, and the New England Patriots beat the Kansas City Chiefs 43-40 on Sunday night after blowing a big halftime lead. Tom Brady passed for 340 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score in his 200th victory as a starting quarterback,...
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The Hartford Yard Goats are set to host the teams second annual G.O.A.T. Brew Fest on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Dunkin Donuts Park.More than 40 breweries and brands have committed to the event including: City Steam Brewery, Hog River Brewing, Stony Creek Brewery, Thimble Islands Brewing Company and Thomas Hooker Brewery.The event will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. with early admission for Very Important Goat VIG purchasers.Tickets are $50 for general admission. A limited number of VIP, or VIG tickets, are $75 and the charge for designated drivers is $20. The day of the event general admission tickets increase to $60.All attendees receive a collectible sampling mug.All guests must be 21 years or older to attend this rain or shine event.You can purchase your tickets now by selecting the G.O.A.T. Brew Fest Tickets button on the teams site or at the Click it or Ticket Box Office at Dunkin Donuts Park.NBC Connecticut is proud to be the exclusive television partner of the Yard Goats and the official media sponsor of the G.O.A.T. Brew Fest.
The Red Sox savored their series-clinching victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night by blasting a classic Frank Sinatra tune in a clear dig aimed at their arch rivals. As the champagne flowed, Red Sox players were seen and heard singing along to New York, New York following the thrilling 4-3 win, which earned the team a spot in the American League Championship Series.Yankees slugger Aaron Judge blared the same song at Fenway Park following New Yorks victory in Game 2. Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Judges musical choice didnt affect him, but it might have provided bulletin-board material for his players. Not with me, but I know they talk about it, Cora said, according to the Boston Globe. When Dustin Pedroia brought it up, I said, Well, they know it happened.I dont know if they took it personal, but its just, I dont know, if we played Dirty Water at Yankee Stadium, and they would have clinched in Fenway, they would have played Dirty Water in their clubhouse.The Red Sox will face off against the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the ALCS Saturday.Photo Credit: Getty Images This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
Coinciding with the 54th anniversary of the opening of the Olympic Games Tokyo 1964, NBC Olympics Wednesday unveiled the logo for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.With a design that honors Japanese traditions, embraces Tokyos modern spirit, and embodies the energy of NBC Olympics distinct presentation, the logo features the word Tokyo prominently displayed between the two iconic logos of the NBC peacock and the Olympic rings, along with the year of the Games, 2020. 2 Years Until the Olympics, Organizers Already Trying to Beat the Heat The 1964 Olympic Games were the first ever held in Asia, and holds a legacy that is still vivid throughout the city. Tokyo 2020 will reuse six venues from Tokyo 1964.Our branding goal was to develop a logo that honored the rich culture of Japan, while also exploring the vibrant union of art, technology, fashion and pop culture that defines Tokyo today, said David Barton, art director for NBC Olympics, in a release. The design of the word Tokyo is bold and fluid, illustrating with each character the dynamic movement of an Olympic athlete with a subtle reference to the distinct line forms of the Japanese written language. SNL Opens With Kanye West WH Visit Meyers Returns as Host A report released earlier this week by the national governments Board of Audit shows Japan is likely to spend upwards of $25 billion to prepare the games.Photo Credit: NBC Olympics
The longtime San Diego Chargers owner Alex Spanos died Tuesday, his family announced. He was 95.The team Spanos bought and ran as a family business for decades relocated to Los Angeles in 2017 under the management of his son, Dean Spanos.From humble beginnings to becoming the top apartment builder across the nation and the owner of an NFL franchise, Alex proved that dreams do come true, according to the familys statement.Funeral arrangements will be announced later this week, the family said.Spanos borrowed less than $1,000 in the early 1950s to buy a used catering truck. The truck was used to sell meals to migrant farm workers in the Central Valley, according to his biography on the Chargers website.His autobiography Sharing the Wealth: My Story describes his early business ventures.Spanos bought an interest in the Chargers in 1980 and acquired the team outright in 1984. Ten years later, he put his son, Dean, in charge of operations and retired.In fact, he built the A.G. Spanos organization and the San Diego Chargers as family-run operations.His uncompromising drive for success one rooted in toughness, resilience and hard work made an indelible mark on the team, the Los Angeles Chargers said in a statement Tuesday.NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell hailed Spanos as an American success story, driven by a tireless work ethic inspired by his humble beginnings.Laura and I send our condolences to the Spanos family on the death of their beloved patriarch, Alex Spanos, former President George W. Bush said in a statement. Alex was one of a kind. ... He was a wonderful citizen and friend, and the Bush family will miss him.In 2008, Spanos announced he was suffering from dementia by publishing a letter in the San Diego Union-Tribune.That same year he was awarded the Medal of the Commander of the Order of Honor by the Greece president.He and his wife, Faye, met when Spanos was stationed with the U.S. Air Force in Tarpon Springs, Florida. They were together for 77 years until her death in August at age 92.He had four children, Dean, Dea Spanos Berberian, Alexis Spanos Ruhl and Michael along with 15 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in the name of Alex Spanos to the following charities: American Legion Karl Ross Post 16, 2020 Plymouth Road, Stockton, CA 95204 The Stockton Scholars Endowment Fund at UOP, University of the Pacific, Attn: University Development/Stockton Scholars, Endowed Fund, 3601 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA 95211 The Discovery ChalleNGe Academy, 2922 Transworld Drive, Stockton, CA 95206 or YMCA of San Joaquin County, 2105 West March Lane, Suite 1, Stockton, CA 95207.Photo Credit: Getty Images/Stephen Dunn This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
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