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Analysts, Interviews, Stats All Ready For Super Bowl XLIX — NBC starts its pregame coverage of the Super Bowl at noon before going to game coverage. Kickoff is at 6:30. If you want a break from it, the UConn men's basketball team is on CBS Sports Network at 3 p.m. vs. Houston, and the UConn women are playing Temple on ESPN2 at 2 p.m.

On The Fly: Brad Johnson Tells Tampa Times He Paid To Have Balls Altered — Former Buccaneers quarterback Brad Johnson told the Tampa Bay Times that he paid $7,500 to have the balls used in Super Bowl XXXVII scuffed up. "I paid some guys off to get the balls right," Johnson said. "I went and got all 100 footballs, and they took care of all of them."

On The Fly: Look for UConn's Cyle Larin To Be Top Player Taken In MLS Draft — The MLS SuperDraft is Thursday and the consensus top pick played in Storrs. UConn sophomore Cyle Larin has 52 points on 23 goals and six assists in 39 games for the Huskies. He also has a slew of honors, including AAC rookie of the year in 2013 and offensive player of the year in 2014.

Too Cold To Race At Aqueduct — How cold was it? Cold enough that Aqueduct canceled its racing card Wednesday in deference to jockeys and its "equine athletes," otherwise knows as horses. The same thing could happen Thursday. ... Bayern , California Chrome or Main Sequence will be named Horse of the Year when the Eclipse Awards are announced Jan.

On The Fly: Jim Harbaugh Hired At Michigan — Michigan made the statement it needed to, hiring Jim Harbaugh as coach. The Wolverines get someone who played for them, had a long NFL career as a player and has won as a coach at the college and NFL levels.

On The Fly: Looking Back At Past Christmases — This being Christmas season and all in a year in which The Courant has been celebrating its 250th anniversary, it felt right to look back at some holiday columns by two men who helped make the Sports section, Bill Lee and Owen Canfield .

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.
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Jan 20, 2015

ESPN will use drones to follow action at Winter X Games ... don't get any ideas, Patriots.

Jan 08, 2015

NBA Atlantic Division -- Toronto has 24 wins. Celtics (12), Knicks (5) and 76ers (5) have 22 combined.

Jan 08, 2015

All-Courant section for fall sports in Friday Courant and at

Jan 06, 2015

RT @jaltavilla: #UConnwomen @bre_stewart30 reached 1,500 points in her 89th game at St. John's. Only @MooreMaya (81) and Kerry Bascom (87) faster at @UConn

Jan 02, 2015

RT @AmoreCourant: Kevin Ollie says Daniel Hamilton "bounced right back" in practice. #uconn

Jan 02, 2015

RT @ManthonyCourant: Trevor Gerling stuffs home own rebound, 6th goal of season gives @UConnMHOC 2-0 lead over UMass, 5 min left in 1st.

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