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Napheesa Collier added to WNBA All-Star roster as injury replacement
07/22/2019 6:10pm

The Minnesota Lynxs Napheesa Collier, a rookie out of UConn, has been named to replace injured Las Vegas Aces forward Aja Wilson for the WNBA All-Star Game. Collier is averaging 11 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists. The league announced the move on Monday. Collier joins Minnesota teammates...

Dom Amore: Windsor’s Matt Cleveland maturing in Mets organization
07/22/2019 5:00am

When Matt Cleveland left Windsor, he was a teenager with a fastball, used to dominating. He soon found there were a lot of teenagers out there who could hit his fastball. It was my first game in the minors, Cleveland says, when I was trying to beat guys with fastballs, which was pretty much...

‘I fell in love from the beginning’: For UConn commit Saylor Poffenbarger, picking the Huskies has been a dream realized
07/19/2019 10:27am

Long before Geno Auriemma ever had Saylor Poffenbarger on his radar, the UConn womens basketball coach already had a recruiting pitch in place for her. Poffenbarger, a rising junior at Middletown High in Maryland, and the No. 21 player in ESPNs Class of 2021 rankings, has early memories of watching...

Mike Anthony: As the divorce proceedings continue, UConn and AAC looking to move on with their new respective lives
07/17/2019 5:00am

The scenes of this expensive divorce on Tuesday morning were staged at Gurneys Newport Resort & Marina, a beautiful facility on Goat Island typically reserved for, go figure, expensive weddings. Just before everyone went their separate ways, American Athletic Conference commissioner Mike Aresco...

Capitol Watch Podcast: With the Yard Goats, Athletic and Wolf Pack, is Hartford the ideal minor-league city?
07/16/2019 5:00am

On Saturday, the Hartford Athletic soccer team played its first home game at Dillon Stadium. Across town, the Hartford Yard Goats were beating up on the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in front of a packed house. In the absence of Whalers and Patriots, has Hartford become the ideal minor-league city...

WVIT
WVIT

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West Hartford, CT 06110   Directions

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Connecticut Cape Cod Classic Returns to Dunkin’ Donuts Park
07/23/2019 9:51pm

The Wareham Gatemen defeated the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox 3-2 in the Connecticut Cape Cod Classic Tuesday.Everybody in Connecticut hears about the Cape Cod Baseball League, said Y-D manager Scott Picker. Now if they cant afford or cant get down to the Cape, they get to come to their hometown and watch a ballgame. Many Leads, Little Progress 2 Months After CT Mom Vanished This is an awesome ballpark, said Wareham third baseman Chad Stevens. Thank you to all of the people with the Hartford Yard Goats. It was a lot of fun.Players would come down here every game, added Wareham manager and former Yard Goats manager Jerry Weinstein. Theyd drive two and a half hours to come play here. Florida Lawmaker: Look Into Epstein Work Release From Jail This is the second year that the Cape Cod Baseball League has played a game at Dunkin Donuts Park.

Here Are Olympic Stadiums That Will Be Used in the 2020 Games
07/23/2019 11:29am

With the 2020 Olympics just over a year away, here is a sneak peek at some of the stadiums and the events they will be hosting.

Carlin Isles Fact-Checks His Wikipedia Page
07/23/2019 8:34am

USA Rugby star Carlin Isles checks on the accuracy of his Wikipedia page.

2020 Olympics Bring New Sports as Event Embraces Millennials
07/23/2019 3:07pm

Tokyo 2020 is not going to be your grandparents Olympic Games.When the International Olympic Committee IOC confirmed five new sports were to be included in the Tokyo 2020 Games, it was a clear signal the organization was making a concerted effort to embrace youth culture. To that end skateboarding, surfing, sports climbing and karate, as well as the return of baseball and softball, look to make a grand splash in 2020. Tokyo Olympics: With 1 Year to Go, Costs, Ticket Demand Rising Heres a quick breakdown on what to expect on the high-flying new additions when the Summer Olympics kick off in Tokyo in one years time.SkateboardingThe International Skateboarding Federation President Gary Ream told CNBCthat skateboarding has grown from a fad in the 1960s to the center of mainstream youth culture by the early 2000s, all while maintaining its own culture. Art Neville, Member of Neville Brothers, Meters, Dies at 81 As to why the sport was selected for Tokyo 2020, he added: Skateboarding leads the world in terms of socially connected and technologically savvy young participants.That could meanfans may see prolific snowboarding champ Shaun White competing in Tokyo as he recently adapted his skills to skateboarding. TV Personality Jesse James Offers Reward for Return of Dog White said Tuesday on NBCs Today show that he will compete at world championships in September and see what happens before deciding whether to try to earn a spot on the U.S. team for skateboardings Olympic debut next summer in Tokyo.The three-time Olympic snowboarding champion has won five of his 23 X Games medals on the summer side in skateboarding.Sports climbingThree climbing events have been added: Lead, speed and bouldering. Climbing has enjoyed a growing international profile in recent years, and was a demonstration sport at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.SurfingHows this for a totally rad addition to the Olympic games. According to Tokyo2020.org, the competition will take place on the open ocean, where the condition of the waves, the direction and strength of the wind, and the height of the tides will all be factors.A panel of judges determines the winners, with scoring based on the type and difficulty ofmaneuvers performed, along with speed, power and flowAlun James, a sports sponsorship expert and managing director of consultancy firm Four Communications told CNBC via telephone: Both skateboarding and surfing clearly show the IOCs attempt to appeal to a millennial audience. The sports are lifestyle-oriented, as well as very dramatic and visual, which would have influenced the decision to include them.Baseball/SoftballWhile technically not new additions... baseball and softball are due to return to the Olympic Games in 2020.Each was last played in Beijing in 2008. Team USA won bronze in baseball during those games, finishing behind South Korea and Cuba. Team Japan is the reigning softball gold medallist.

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