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Former UConn All-American Richard Hamilton Retires From NBA — 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.

WNBA All-Star Game Will Be In Connecticut — The WNBA All-Star Game is coming back to Connecticut. The league and the Mohegan Sun will have a press conference Wednesday; the expected announcement is that the game is returning this summer to where it was last played in 2013. The Mohegan Sun is accustomed to hosting such games.

UConn To Honor 1995 Perfection With Ceremony Saturday — At halftime of the 4 p.m. game against Tulane Saturday at Gampel Pavilion, there will be a celebration of that first title. Players expected to be there are Kim Better, Jill Gelfenbien, Kelley Hunt, Rebecca Lobo, Kara Wolters, Jen Rizzotti, Sarah Northway, Missy Rose, Pam Webber and Brenda Marquis.

On The Fly: Brady Giving MVP Award To Malcolm Butler — Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he wants to give the red 2015 Chevy Colorado truck he won as MVP of the Super Bowl to Malcolm Butler , who made the interception that sealed the deal for the Patriots. ...

Seahawks Decision to Pass: Weighing In On Painful Super Bowl Decision — The Patriots were one Marshawn Lynch run away from a devastating Super Bowl loss. Or so most people thought. But the Seahawks, with the ball at the 1-yard-line, instead passed the ball, the Patriots intercepted and won the game. Just like that.

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.
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Feb 26, 2015

Rip Hamilton officially announces retirement. Ah, the '99 UConn title doesn't seem that long ago.

Feb 24, 2015

WNBA All-Star Game expected to return to Mohegan Sun this summer. Press conference tomorrow.

Feb 23, 2015

RT @nfl: When he wasn't destroying broad jump records (12'3"). Byron Jones was defying gravity. 44.5":

Feb 13, 2015

The 1995 UConn women's champs will be honored Saturday at Gampel

Feb 06, 2015

RT @NESCAC: Connecticut College men's ice hockey to host 4th annual Green Dot Game on Saturday

Feb 03, 2015

Patriots fans: The Super Bowl re-airs tonight at 8 on the NFL Network. And again at midnight.

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