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On The Fly: Home Court No Help For NFL, Goodell

courant.com — 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

courant.com — 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

courant.com — 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

courant.com — 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

courant.com — 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

courant.com — 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

courant.com — 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

courant.com — 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

courant.com — 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.

On The Fly: Can Anybody Hit Marco Estrada?

courant.com — Blue Jays righthander Marco Estrada had a perfect game Wednesday until giving up an infield single with one out in the eighth inning against the Rays . He ended up allowing two hits in 8 2/3 innings and got a no-decision when it took Toronto 12 innings to win, 1-0.
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Sep 01, 2015

UConn Men's Basketball Schedule Complete With Addition Of AAC Games fw.to/oSv8mIC

Sep 01, 2015

RT @UConnHuskies: If you like @UConnWBB and the @Mets, tune into @SNYtv tonight to hear Geno on air in the third inning. #BleedBlue pic.twitter.com/K9zcF32tzT

Sep 01, 2015

High school football preview in Sunday Courant.

Aug 31, 2015

Coming Thursday in Hartford Courant -college football preview special section. UConn opens Thursday night.

Aug 28, 2015

Justin Morneau in New Britain this weekend for rehab. Nice ending for NB fans.

Jul 30, 2015

RT @espn: This is the banner that an airplane was flying over the New England Patriots' practice field today ... pic.twitter.com/HthG3LUTu9


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