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Faking a three, Megan Walker sidestepped to the left and two dribbles later she was at the rim. For anyone else it mightve felt like any other play, but for a player who has struggled to finish in moments like that, it was significant -- and it was only the beginning. The sophomore, much like...
The confidence and good feel of their game at Cincinnati didnt make it out to Tulsa with the Huskies. The UConn men, instead, were knocked back down, the brakes slammed on any progress. By the midway point of the second half, UConn was hopelessly behind and coach Dan Hurley was in a shouting match...
Follow along for live updates as the UConn men take on Tulsa Wednesday night.
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The hardest part for the UConn men was separating the pride from the pain. This one hurt, said Christian Vital, whose turnover cost the UConn men one last shot in a 74-72 overtime loss at Cincinnati. This one hurt. Everyone fought. Its just tough to end the game like that. Ive just got to...
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David Saville has never put on the pads for Clemson, but he is an integral part of the college football powerhouse.In the same week his Tigers won their second national championship in three years, Saville was in New Haven to accept the Walter Camp Football Foundation American Hero Award. Harvey Weinstein Breaks With His Criminal Defense Lawyer When I was growing up, I always had to work twice as hard as my friends, but I never knew the difference. I knew I could do almost anything, Saville said during his speech Saturday night at the Walter Camp awards dinner at Yale University.Savilles week began at the College Football Playoff National Championship in Santa Clara, California where Clemson dominated Alabama 44-16. Trump Grounds Pelosi After She Imperils His Big Speech Oh man it was so fun, it was so fun, said Saville, the teams longtime equipment manager.Saville celebrated on the confetti-covered field after the game and told NBC Connecticut seeing Coach Dabo Swinney hoist the trophy was one of his favorite moments. US Govt May Have Split Up Thousands More Migrant Families Davids always been positive, he never has a bad day, Davids dad Bob Saville said.Savilles unlimited positive is why he may be the most popular member of the Clemson football team.The team benefits from David being there just like David benefits from them, Bob said.Born with Down syndrome, David Saville is a graduate of ClemsonLIFE, a postsecondary program that provides job training and prepares young men & women with intellectual disabilities to live on their own.He also just finished his eighth season as the football teams equipment manager.When the coaches were down recruiting at his high school, they found David, Bob said.Saville graduated from Norcross High School near Atlanta. In addition to being named Homecoming King in 2008 and participating in Special Olympics, he was twice the Football Manager of the Year.During Walter Camp weekend, Saville met patients at Connecticut Childrens Medical Center in Hartford. It was a special visit for a young man who had heart surgery when he was 11-months old.Hes been very healthy all this time and God has blessed him, Bob said.Saville is the fifth recipient of the Walter Camp American Hero Award.I can tell you Coach Swinney was just ecstatic when he found out David got the honor, and he actually texted him on the way up, told him how proud he was of him, Bob told NBC Connecticut.This is an amazing award, David said. It was so special to me.To accept the award, Saville had to skip the Clemson championship parade.Hell miss that, Bob said, but we think this is worth it to be here.On Saturday night, Saville was wearing his 2016 national championship ring as he posed for pictures with the other award winners next to Archie Manning.Im so happy to be here with you tonight because football has been a big part of my life, Saville said when he took the stage.He stole the show, ending his speech with this message that was met with a standing ovation.Remember what Coach Swinney said, the only disability in life is a bad attitude, Saville said. Go TigersPhoto Credit: Contributed Photo
World Series MVP pitcher John Wetteland is out on bond, accused in North Texas of continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14.Wetteland, 52, who now lives in Trophy Club, was booked into the Denton County Jail Monday and posted a $25,000 bond the same day.In a probable cause affidavit filed Jan. 15, the victim alleged that while between the ages of 4 and 6, from October 2004 to October 2006, three separate assaults took place. NBC 5 has a policy of protecting the identities of sexual assault victims, so the affidavit and further details about the allegations are not included in this article.The former major leaguer has not issued a statement and its not clear if hes obtained an attorney.Wetteland played 12 seasons in the majors for the Rangers, Yankees, Expos and Dodgers before retiring in 2000. After winning a World Series in New York in 1996, where he was named the series MVP, he landed in Arlington where he spent the final four years of his career setting a team record of 150 saves.His final game was on Sept. 20, 2000 at age 33, after his Rangers contract expired during the offseason, he retired from baseball. Wetteland was later inducted into the teams Hall of Fame in 2005.According to a biography published by the Seattle Mariners, Wetteland spent three seasons as a roving pitching coordinator for the Texas Rangers beginning in 2002. In 2006 he worked as a bullpen coach for the Washington Nationals before heading to Seattle for two seasons in 2009 and 2010.Wetteland was hospitalized in 2009 after reportedly considering suicide, though he later said his hospitalization was due to his elevated blood pressure and heart rate and that it had been addressed.In between MLB coaching gigs, Wetteland, a longtime born-again Christian, coached baseball and taught Bible studies at Liberty Christian School, in Argyle, from 2007 to 2008, according to a report in The Dallas Morning News. A vice president with the school told the paper Wetteland has had no association with the school since his departure.Before joining the Rangers as a closer, Wetteland spent two seasons with the New York Yankees and three each with the Expos and Dodgers. The All-Star closed out his career with a record of 48-45, 330 saves, 804 strike-outs and a 2.93 ERA from 1989-2000.Wetteland and his wife divorced in 2015. They have four children.Photo Credit: Denton County Sheriffs Office This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
The AHL All-Star weekend is coming up at the end of January and one of Hartfords top defensemen will be representing for the Wolf Pack.John Gilmour is a three-year pro and now hell be a two-time All-Star. But his introduction to hockey was a little slippery. Harvey Weinstein Breaks With His Criminal Defense Lawyer I didnt like it because I kept falling, said Gilmour. I didnt know how to skate, I mean skatings frustrating if you dont know how to skate rightHard work paid off. Gilmour said his dad kept him in power skating classes until he remembers a time when he never wanted to leave the ice. Trump Grounds Pelosi After She Imperils His Big Speech All these kids I was in elementary school with were better skaters than me so it wasnt until around grade 5 or 6 where I started to feel like I was better than them at skating, said Gilmour. At first it was a struggle.Now, years later, Gilmour is a two-time AHL All-Star. US Govt May Have Split Up Thousands More Migrant Families Its definitely a big honor, said Gilmour about being chosen for a second year in a row. It was a lot of fun last year and Im sure it will be a lot of fun this year.The 2019 AHL All-Star weekend runs January 27-28 in Springfield, Massachusetts.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
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