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On The Fly: Bet Against Tom Izzo At Your Own Risk

courant.com — There he is again. Michigan State is in the Sweet 16. Betting against Tom Izzo this time of year is not the smartest thing, yet many of us did in our office pools. ... Writes Pat Forde on Yahoo Sports concerning the NCAA Tournament : "To understand how dead Cinderella is, consider this: the lowest-seeded team in the Sweet 16 is No.

On The Fly: UConn-Bound Enoch Connecticut Player Of Year

courant.com — S teve Enoch of St. Thomas More School has been named Gatorade Connecticut boys basketball player of the year. He averaged 15 points, 11 rebounds, had a 3.27 GPA and is headed to UConn on a basketball scholarship. ... Breanna Stewart of UConn is one of four finalists for the Naismith Trophy as the top women's college basketball player.

On The Fly: Chicagoans Have Good Reason To Cringe At Yard Goats Name

courant.com — You can't blame people from Chicago if they cringed when hearing the name Hartford Yard Goats. The "Curse of the Billy Goat" long has served to explain why the Cubs have not won a World Series since 1908. ...

Ready For UConn Women's Basketball? 10 Things To Ponder

courant.com — While we await the beginning of the NCAA Tournament, 10 things to ponder about the UConn women's basketball team as it goes after its 10th national title: 1. In what ESPN bills as its Presidential Bracket or Barack-etology, there is no huge surprise. President Obama picks UConn to win it all.

On The Fly: True Florida Gators

courant.com — Some people golf when in Florida. Some might do some sightseeing. Now there's one-stop shopping so to speak: The Myakka Pines Golf Club, not far from the Everglades, says on a warm day gators are a guarantee, along with birds and other animals. Bring the kids. ...

Yale's Sherrod Doesn't Regret Swapping Hoops For 'Poofs

courant.com — The Yale basketball team has spent time this week tuning up for its biggest moment in years - a one-game playoff Saturday with Harvard, the winner getting the Ivy League's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Brandon Sherrod has been preparing for another singing performance with the Whiffenpoofs, the Yale a cappella group founded in 1909.

On The Fly: Yanks Lose Chris Capuano At Least A Month

courant.com — Pitching woes already: It looks like Chris Capuano , who was the top candidate to be the Yankees ' fifth starter, will miss at least the first month of the season (quadriceps strain). Meanwhile, if you're a Red Sox fan, " Ortiz , Sandoval homer, Red Sox win" was the headline from the Thursday game.

Hartford Baseball Has Narrowed The List of Possible Team Names To 10

courant.com — Hartford, which is getting a minor league baseball team next season, is closing in on a name. If you're looking for something historical, such as Charter Oaks or Capitals or Nutmeggers, or for names from Hartford's minor league baseball past, such as Laurels, Bees and Chiefs, they are not there.

Hartford Baseball Has Narrowed The List of Possible Team Names To 10

courant.com — Hartford, which is getting a minor league baseball team next season, is closing in on a name. If you're looking for something historical, such as Charter Oaks or Capitals or Nutmeggers, or for names from Hartford's minor league baseball past, such as Laurels, Bees and Chiefs, they apparently are not there.

Former UConn All-American Richard Hamilton Retires From NBA

courant.com — Richard Hamilton, who won an NCAA title with UConn and an NBA title with the Detroit Pistons, officially announced his retirement Thursday. Hamilton has not played since being waived by the Bulls in the summer of 2013. He announced his decision on ESPN's "His And Hers" show.
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Mar 26, 2015

RT @PaulDoyle1: Hello,Yard Goats.Goodbye, Rock Cats. ... Creator of Rocky feels like he's losing a friend fw.to/i3DNnaZ

Mar 20, 2015

RT @josh_conrad: #UConn RT @WojYahooNBA: Phoenix will let go of Seth Curry and sign A.J. Price to a 10-day contract, league source tells Yahoo Sports.

Mar 17, 2015

RT @desmondconner: Auriemma: stopped playing for conf champs 10 yrs ago. We have so many dont know where they r. I no where 9 natl championship trophies are."

Mar 11, 2015

AP says NASCAR has lifted the suspension of driver Kurt Busch.

Mar 11, 2015

RT @KevinRDuffy: Revis Revisited: A look back at the cornerback's lone season with Patriots s.masslive.com/0457szg via @masslivenews

Mar 11, 2015

Amida Brimah of UConn AAC defensive player of the year.

Mar 09, 2015

RT @MAACSports: WBB: @QUAthletics defeats @MaristAthletics 72-61 becoming first team in 10 years other than Marist to be named MAAC Champions #MAACHoops15

Mar 04, 2015

Sign Of Spring: UConn Football Practice Starts Saturday; QB Question Lingers fw.to/My05uz

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