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On The Fly: Some Top High School Cross Country Runners Have Connecticut Ties — Two of the top high school girls cross country runners in the country have Connecticut ties. Hannah DeBalsi of Staples is ranked fifth in the nation by No. 19 is Judy Pendergast of Naperville North High outside of Chicago. Pendergast has the nation's fastest 3-mile time (16:18).

On The Fly: Home Court No Help For NFL, Goodell — This tweet from @KenTremendous sums up the Roger Goodell - Tom Brady case: "Goodell gave himself a huge amount of power, ruled how he wanted, heard his own appeal, hand-picked his own federal court ... and still lost." Of course, as Yogi Berra once said, it ain't over till it's over.

On The Fly: Sun To Honor Three Special Women — The Connecticut Sun will honor its 2015 Women of Inspiration at halftime Saturday: Marcy MacDonald , Sarah Gallardo and Suzy Whaley , who will receive the Margo Dydek Award, named after the former Sun player who died in 2011 at 37.

On The Fly: Orsillo, And His Golden Voice, Will Be Missed By Red Sox Fans — Don Orsillo has a smooth delivery, a great voice, a sense of timing and a sense of humor as the Red Sox play-by-play announcer on NESN. The brother-in-law of Rock Cats announcer Jeff Dooley will not be back after this season, according to multiple reports. He will be missed.

On The Fly: Tom Brady Has A New Veteran Target — Tom Brady will have a new target this season. Former Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne reportedly will sign with the Patriots . He's at the end of his career, but Brady to Wayne could be a catch phrase this season. Wayne will be 37 in November. ...

On The Fly: Assaiante's Squash Teams Bring Home 12 Medals From Pan Am Games — No surprise here, considering what he has accomplished at Trinity, but Paul Assaiante was in charge of men's and women's squash at the Pan Am Games and the teams brought home 12 medals. He coached the U.S. women to the team gold medal, the singles gold medal, and the doubles gold medal.

Connecticut Athletes Part Of Historic Maccabi Games In Germany — They were stepping into places where the thought of doing so in years past was unimaginable, and to some unthinkable even today. Thousands of Jewish athletes have gathered for the European Maccabi Games in Germany, competing at a site built by the Nazis when the 1936 Olympics were held in Berlin.

On The Fly: Fenway Amenities Show Red Sox Are Progressive Club — Free WiFi at Fenway Park started Friday night. Add that to the rooftop garden that provides some veggies for concessions, nursing rooms for moms, updated kids' meals and a way to upgrade seats once you're inside, and the Red Sox are showing they're a progressive club.

Another Contest: Name The Yard Goats Mascot — Name the team: check. Create a logo and color scheme: check. Name the mascot: that will be checked off soon. The Hartford Yard Goats are giving fans the chance to name the team mascot in a contest that will end July 21.

Karmanos, Man Who Moved Whalers To N.C., Going In Hall Of Fame — The NHL Hall of Fame announced its Hall of Fame selections Monday, and it was blast from the Whalers past. Peter Karmanos, who bought the Hartford Whalers in 1994 and moved them to Raleigh, N.C., in 1997, was selected in the builders category, which is defined as someone who has contributed to the game of hockey and moved it forward.
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Sep 29, 2015

UConn Basketball First Night Set For Oct. 16 At Gampel Pavilion

Sep 28, 2015

Keenan Reynolds of Navy is the AAC offensive player of week (four TDs vs. UConn Saturday).

Sep 22, 2015

RT @CTHSSports: East Catholic coach Luke Reilly says guard Mark Carbone (18 ppg) has verbally committed to the University of San Diego. #ctbb

Sep 21, 2015

RT @Brynn4NY: James Blake just wrapped up a meeting with Mayor Deblasio and PC Bratton. Will make comments shortly.

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