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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.
Oct 15, 2014

RT @PaulDoyle1: The history of Hartford and sports venues -- Many years of failed pursuits… via @ArchiveDigger

Oct 13, 2014

RT @AmoreCourant: The Hamilton Brothers Toughened Up the Youngest, Daniel, for His Time At #UConn

Oct 13, 2014

RT @jacobscourant: Rizza gave $3 million a couple of years ago anonymously. Wanted to do same with $5 million this time but convinced to come forward.

Oct 09, 2014

RT @KellyGlistaHC: A memorial fund has been established in honor of FF Kevin Bell:… Donations will benefit Bell's family. #HartfordFire

Oct 09, 2014

RT @MLBcathedrals: Amazing that Great American Ballpark wasn't damaged when they imploded Cinergy Field/Riverfront Stadium. #Reds

Oct 05, 2014

@jacobscourant finished about 35 minutes ago. Amazing time. He's the marathon man ... Took the stairs. ... No elevators. #walkoffaith

Oct 05, 2014

Jacobs on rt 44 in Bolton. Moving along well ... What, no ice cream at shady glen? #walkoffaith

Oct 05, 2014

Saw @jacobscourant in Manchester and joined him for a bit (a small bit) and he was moving well. Walked a bit with his brother in law.

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