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On The Fly: To Us, He's Shabazz; Chris Bosh Has Other Ideas — S habazz Napier played on two national champions and has impressed as a rookie with the Miami Heat. But he is still a rookie, as are some teammates. Last month Chris Bosh said, "They don't have a name. I'm bringing that back. Call me old school.

On The Fly: College Gameday To Feature Harvard-Yale — College Gameday, ESPN 's weekly show from 9 a.m.-noon, heads to Massachusetts and will feature Harvard -Yale football for the first time. If Harvard wins, the Crimson win the Ivy League title at 7-0. A Yale win and a Dartmouth win over Princeton would mean a three-way tie at 6-1.

On The Fly: Alfonso Soriano To Retire — He went from a bearded, long-haired Idiot in Boston to clean-cut, pinstripe-wearing star in New York. Like Babe Ruth before him, Johnny Damon won World Series rings on both sides of the Red Sox - Yankees rivalry. Now retired and looking for a new venue to compete, Damon is spreading his talent to the world of reality TV.

UConn AD Warde Manuel: UConn athletic director Warde Manuel In Michigan Rumors — When news popped up earlier this fall that Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon was in trouble, the speculation began as to who might replace him should he get fired or resign. In that mix was UConn athletic director Warde Manuel, who played football at Michigan under legendary coach Bo Schembechler.

On The Fly: U.S. soccer team lets Landon Donovan captain team in East Harford — L andon Donovan will start, wear the captain's armband and play about 30 minutes in the U.S.-Ecuador soccer game Friday night at Rentschler Field, says U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann . This is Donovan's final appearance with the U.S. National Team, which will arrive in Hartford Thursday afternoon ahead of the game.

WTIC's Scott Gray To Retire — Scott Gray, the longtime broadcaster at WTIC in Hartford, announced his retirement Friday on the station's "Ray Dunaway Show." Gray might be most remembered for his morning commentaries, delivered with passion. The press release from WTIC: Scott joined WTIC Radio in January of 1981 as the sports anchor on the "Bob Steele Show".

NCAA Says Power Five Can Make Own Rules — The NCAA Division I Board of Directors approved a new governance structure by a 16-2 vote, thus allowing more freedom for colleges to provide for their athletes. The NCAA really had no choice since there has been much talk about the Power Five bolting from the NCAA.

Shabazz Napier Accepts Life Without LeBron James — Miami Heat president Pat Riley, left, and Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra, right, pose for a photo with Shabazz Napier, the newest member of the team, at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami on Monday, June 30, 2014. (Hector Gabino/El Nuevo Herald/MCT) (Hector Gabino / MCT / ) A lot has changed rather quickly for former UConn guard Shabazz Napier.

Souza Wins 2014 Kolinsky Scholarship — Cole Souza, who played three sports at Hall High School in West Hartford, is the 2014 winner of the Bo Kolinsky Team Player Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship is given in honor of Kolinsky, the former high school sports editor at The Courant who died in December 2003. Souza's wrestling coach, J.
Dec 11, 2014

RT @CTHSFB: Berlin will have shortest trip to the eight finals that start Friday night: 3 miles from the school to Veteran's Stadium. #cthsfb

Dec 09, 2014

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was involved in a car accident on Tuesday in Charlotte.

Nov 17, 2014

RT @bettinahansen: Powerful, must read. RT @VICESports: Meet the woman who helped change sports writing forever.

Nov 17, 2014

UConn men's soccer does not get NCAA bid, first time since 1997.

Nov 03, 2014

UConn Experiments in 116-25 win over West Chester.

Nov 03, 2014

Southern-UConn: Tylon Smith Gets Another Crack at Huskies

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