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New court filings in case of Kevin Ollie vs. UConn call for depositions from Jalen Adams, former coaches
08/16/2019 12:55pm

New filings related to the arbitration process involving UConn and former mens basketball coach Kevin Ollie show that both sides in the case plan to depose of several more people connected to the program including former standout Jalen Adams and his father. The sworn statements are linked to the...

5 UConn football players to watch for in 2019
08/15/2019 11:03am

Beginning with the teams season opener against Wagner, UConn football will look to bounce back from a 1-11 season. Here are five players who could help them do it. Kevin Mensah, junior running back Mensah broke out last fall with 1,045 rushing yards, becoming the first UConn running back since...

Listen up: John “The Iceman” Scully talks boxing and much more in a wide-ranging podcast with Courant columnist Mike Anthony
08/14/2019 5:00am

John Scully is the kind of guy who could sit and chat for an hour about anything, and thats basically what he did during a podcast with sports columnist Mike Anthony that was recorded Tuesday in the Courant newsroom. Want some boxing insight What to hear some great stories from ringside and inside...

Many high school coaches want to work with student-athletes during the summer and offseason; here’s why:
08/13/2019 11:01am

A group of coaches and athletic directors around the state have formally requested that the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference explore its rule on out of season coaching. A change would allow state high school coaches to work with students when the sports season is out of session,...

Freshman Eric Watts settling into pass-rush role, plus other UConn football notes
08/12/2019 5:00am

UConn football might have no greater need entering the 2019 season than in the pass rush. Last years Huskies team tied for the third-fewest sacks of any team in FBS, then watched its team leader in that category Darrian Beavers transfer away, leaving the entire 2019 UConn roster with a total...

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Dolphins WR Says He Will Continue to Kneel During Anthem
08/18/2019 8:47pm

One of the most outspoken players on the Miami Dolphins says he will continue to kneel during the national anthem in an effort to protest issues including police brutality, social injustice and systematic oppression across the country.Wide receiver Kenny Stills posted the message on his Instagram page Sunday night, adding that he will continue to work on educating himself and others on social issues, including mentoring youths across the community as well as being an advocate for mental health. Plane Crashes Into NY Home, Killing Resident, Pilot The post mentioned Roc Nation, a group founded by rapper Jay-Z that recently signed a deal with the NFL that has been met with criticism from some prominent players.There is a great opportunity for this deal to have an impact and thats the goal, Stills wrote. I will say that I dont respect the way either party went about it. We can all work toward social justice without disparaging one another. Notre Dame Cleanup Resumes With Anti-Contamination Measures Stills has been one of the leagues most vocal players on social justice issues for several seasons and made headlines in recent weeks for his criticism of Dolphins owner Stephen Ross following a fundraiser held at the New York home of Ross raising money for the re-election campaign of President Donald Trump.Photo Credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images

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Former Bears RB Cedric Benson Reportedly Killed in Crash
08/18/2019 1:12pm

Cedric Benson, former Bears running back, was killed in a motorcycle accident on Saturday night, according to KXAN, an NBC sister station in Austin, Texas.Police say a mini-van was trying to cross the intersection when it ran into a motorcycle, reported KXAN. Benson and a woman were pronounced dead at the scene. Plane Crashes Into NY Home, Killing Resident, Pilot Benson was drafted 4th overall by the Chicago Bears in 2005.He died at the age of 36. Notre Dame Cleanup Resumes With Anti-Contamination Measures The Bears issued out a statement on Twitter saying, our condolences to the friends and family of former Bears running back Cedric Benson, our 4th overall Draft pick in 2005 and member of the 2006 NFC Champions team.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.

Patriots Rookies Keep Progressing in Preseason Win vs. Titans
08/18/2019 8:18am

If your goal this preseason has been to find some Patriots rookies to latch on to for the future, consider yourself in luck.Even with first rounder NKeal Harry sidelined for Saturdays Week 2 contest vs. the Tennessee Titans due to injury, the story continues to be the play of New Englands 2019 draft class -- including one player who wasnt even drafted at all. Planned Book by Mark Halperin Faces Widespread Criticism Wide receiver Jakobi Meyers, defensive end Chase Winovich, cornerback Joejuan Williams, running back Damien Harris and quarterback Jarrett Stidham all had moments in New Englands 22-17 win in Nashville which bode well for not only the future, but the present as well.While the story of this weekend for New England is unquestionably the reinstatement of wide receiver Josh Gordon, heres how the next generation of Patriots fared vs. the Titans after a week of joint practices: 9 Hurt After Tree Struck by Lightning Falls on Tent in Pa. Does the reinstatement of Gordon turn up the heat on several players on New Englands depth chart at wide receiver Absolutely. But Meyers aint one of them. For the second week in a row, Meyers looked the part of an NFL receiver despite going undrafted in April. He finished with six catches on six targets for 82 yards, plus a reception on a two-point conversion in the first quarter. He also showed proficiency in working out of the slot for the Patriots on Saturday. Meyers is making this team.Donning the same number once worn in New England by the opposing coach on Saturday, Mike Vrabel, Winovich looked the part of what No. 50 has represented for the Patriots under Bill Belichick dont forget about Rob Ninkovich, either. Winovich had a sack and two tackles for a loss, in addition to drawing a holding penalty. The third-round pick may not have been as criminally underdrafted out of Michigan as one of his teammates, but Winovich is beginning to look like a steal for the Patriots.After a quiet Week 1 marred by drawing an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, Williams flashed his coverage skills on Saturday with a pair of passes defended.In his first action of the preseason, Harris showed some burst out of the backfield with 80 yards on 14 carries, including a long run of 20 yards. Given the caution New England needs to take with Sony Michels knees, anything Harris can give to the Patriots will be helpful.Stidham got better as his night went on, finishing 14-for-19 for 193 yards and a touchdown. The most telling moment for Stidham was an 11-play, 99-yard scoring drive in the fourth quarter, which he capped off with a 23-yard touchdown pass to Damoun Patterson to give the Patriots the lead. Stidham boasted his legs at one point as well, scrambling for an 11-yard gain on a third-and-11 for New England in the third quarter. Though the Titans dropped a few would-be interceptions, its hard not to be impressed with Stidham through two games. This isnt Kevin OConnell or Ryan Mallett.Defensive tackle Byron Cowart, a fifth-round pick last April, had a sack on the first defensive series of the game for the Patriots.In what has to be the most encouraging sign yet for Isaiah Wynn, he drew the start at left tackle, his first game action since last preseason, when he tore his Achilles and went on to miss the entire 2018 season.Tom Brady didnt play for the second week in a row, just the third time in his career hes sat out the first two exhibitions for New England. He didnt play at all in the preseason in 2008, and sat out the first two games in 2016 with his four-game suspension for his role in DeflateGate looming.Stephen Gostkowski missed a field goal for the second week in a row, this time from 40 yards out. For what its worth, this miss came with rookie punter Jake Bailey on the hold rather than the incumbent, Ryan Allen.Allen and Bailey split punting duties this week, with Allen on the field for the first two before Bailey finished the night.Photo Credit: Getty Images

Puerto Rican Pride on Display at Dillon Stadium in Hartford
08/18/2019 8:41am

The Hartford Athletic hosted the Puerto Rican National Soccer Team on Saturday.A portion of the ticket proceeds will help with hurricane relief on the island. Plane Crashes Into NY Home, Killing Resident, Pilot At last check, that amount is still being tallied.While the home team won 5 to 1, the international friendly was more than just the goals. Notre Dame Cleanup Resumes With Anti-Contamination Measures The Puerto Rican community in the Hartford area embraced celebrating their culture and supporting the island.Many local families we spoke to still have loved ones living there. Planned Book by Mark Halperin Faces Widespread Criticism Its actually something coming from the heart. You know its going to go there. Puerto Rico needs it you know, said Anthony Murray Conde of Hartford.Everyone is enthusiastic about the game and its just really fun to be here, said 12-year-old Olivia of Mansfield.Half and half scarves sold out in less than an hour.The game held an extra layer of meaning for one Hartford family.Jacob Conde, a Bloomfield High School grad and now Hartford resident, laced up for the Puerto Rican National team.My family grew up just right over this all raised, his father too, and now hes performing right here What story do you write like that better than this, said his cousin Murray Conde.Hes been playing since he was young, so not only does it mean a lot to him, but also to the family because hes playing for the island, said cousin Elijah Hilliman.The Hartford Athletic had said they hope to continue international friendlies like this in the future.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut

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