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Should we hate the Devil Rays more than the Yankees?

Any writer worth their [insert metaphor here: salt, poop, ascot, whatever] writes their introduction after they’re finished with the body of their piece. This column ended up being long. The topic is “Should we hate the Devil Rays more than the Yankees?, and that’s enough of a description to let you feel the tenor of my piece before diving in; so this introductory paragraph...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos: 2015 UConn Women’s Basketball Championship Parade

Here is a photo gallery from the 2015 UConn Women’s Basketball Championship Parade held in Hartford, CT on April 12, 2015. According to the Hartford Police Department, an estimated crowd of 20,000 came out to celebrate the 10th overall and third straight UConn women’s basketball title. To see full size picture or slide show, please click on image(mobile/tablet users: to scroll...
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April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos: UConn Huskies On-Court 2015 National Championship Celebration

Here is a photo gallery from the UConn Huskies women’s basketball team celebrating their third straight and 10th overall NCAA Women’s Basketball National Championship after beating Notre Dame at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL. To see full size picture or slide show, please click on image(mobile/tablet users: to scroll through photos, you can swipe left or right; to remove caption...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos: 2015 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship Game

Here is a photo gallery from the UConn women’s basketball National Championship Game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL. The UConn Huskies won the game 63-53 for their third straight and 10th overall National Championship. To see full size picture or slide show, please click on image(mobile/tablet users: to scroll through photos, you can swipe left...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn’s Breanna Stewart Wins 2015 Naismith Trophy

From UConn: TAMPA, Fla. – Hours before tip off at Amalie Arena for the 2015 national championship game, University of Connecticut junior forward Breanna Stewart was tabbed as the winner of the 2015 Naismith Trophy, as announced by the Atlanta Tipoff Club on Tuesday. UConn’s Breanna Stewart wins her second straight Naismith Award to add to her collection. UConn has won more...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: There’s Nothing Else Like The Culture Around UConn Women’s Basketball

One of the perks of playing for the UConn women’s basketball team is the fact that there are so many great alumnae. But what makes it even more special is the fact that they come back to Storrs, CT to practice with the team. Sue Bird, Kalana Greene and Kelly Faris to name just a few have come back to practice. The likes of Rebecca Lobo, Kara Wolters, Meghan Pattyson, Swin Cash...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: KML Has Survived Geno’s Prodding

If you’ve been around UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma, you know he can be quite witty or even sarcastic at times. Whether it be yesterday when he made a joke about Kia Nurse knowing more about the Yukon then UConn as a kid or saying Breanna Stewart wasn’t the best player in the country during the Albany Regional, he does it because he cares. The UConn women’s...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: UConn Women Talk About Facing Notre Dame

Ho hum, just another meaningful game where the UConn women’s basketball team and Notre Dame Fighting Irish are playing. That’s what the casual fan is thinking. Sure it would have been nice if Maryland maybe played South Carolina for the title on Tuesday night or even South Carolina getting another chance at the UConn women’s basketball team. The serious fan though knows that...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: How Is Geno Auriemma Going For His 10th Title at UConn?

The answer to the question of the title of this post is quite simple. UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma gets the best players. He also gets the best out of his players. There’s reasons beyond winning national championships that players want to play for the UConn women’s basketball coach. The UConn women’s basketball coach makes them into the best player they can...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: UConn’s Geno Auriemma on His Junior Class

Let’s take a look at the UConn women’s basketball junior class. You have Breanna Stewart, Moriah Jefferson and Morgan Tuck (redshirt sophomore). In that have you have a consensus first-team All-American, a first time All-American and winner of the Nancy Lieberman Award as a point guard and you have someone who missed last season with a knee injury who should have been an All...
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Video: UConn’s Geno Auriemma Talks About Pregame Speeches

When you tune into the UConn women’s basketball game in the NCAA Championship against Notre Dame on Tuesday night, don’t expect to see Geno Auriemma giving a pregame speech. It’s not that he doesn’t do them. It’s that the UConn women’s basketball coach doesn’t like them to be filmed. Watch and/or listen below as the UConn women’s basketball coach talked on Monday...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: UConn’s Geno Auriemma Has Been In Notre Dame’s Shoes

UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma has been in Muffet McGraw’s shoes before. No, he hasn’t literally been in her shoes. It’s more of a metaphorical thing. When the UConn women’s basketball program started to get really good, all eyes were on Pat Summitt and the Tennessee Volunteers. But as time went on, more attention was paid to the UConn women’s basketball...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Geno Auriemma On Breanna Stewart’s Growth as a Player

UConn’s Breanna Stewart has won National Player of the Year honors two years in a row from some outlets. There’s no doubt she’s a special player. And being as good as she is, it brings attention to her from defenses. When she was younger, Stewart would be fouled hard and not be the same player. But as she has matured as a basketball player, it seems now doing that just fuels...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Five Homers, Buchholz Power Red Sox To 8-0 Opening Day Win

PHILADELPHIA, PA – APRIL 06: Carlos Ruiz #51 of the Philadelphia Phillies kneels as Hanley Ramirez #13 of the Boston Red Sox gets congratulated by teammates Mike Napoli #12, Mookie Betts #50 and Allen Craig #5, after hitting a grand slam against the Philadelphia Phillies during Opening Day at Citizens Bank Park on April 6, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Red Sox won 8-0...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Geno Auriemma Talks UConn’s Slow Start Against Maryland

Don’t be surprised if the UConn women’s basketball team gets off to a slow start on Tuesday night against Notre Dame like they did against Maryland on Sunday. After all, it is only the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship game. UConn women’s basketball head coach Geno Auriemma attributed the slow start against the Terrapins to nerves. And he was okay with it because he wanted...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn’s Moriah Jefferson Wins 2015 Nancy Lieberman Award

From UConn: TAMPA, Fla. — A day after leading her team to its third-straight NCAA National Championship game, University of Connecticut junior guard Moriah Jefferson (Glenn Heights, Texas) was selected as the winner of the 2015 Nancy Lieberman Award, as announced by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame selection committee on Monday. UConn’s Moriah Jefferson (4) drives...
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Sign Rick Porcello To 4 Year, $82.5 Million Extension

Rick Porcello hasn’t pitched in a game for the Boston Red Sox yet. He’ll do that on Wednesday. FORT MYERS, FL – MARCH 01: Rick Porcello #22 of the Boston Red Sox poses for a portrait on March 1, 2015 at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) But even without doing so, the Red Sox and Porcello have agreed on a four-year, $82.5 million extension....
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

NCAA WBB: NCAA Championship Media Day – 4/6/15

Here is a photo gallery from the UConn Huskies portion of the 2015 NCAA Women’s Basketball National Championship media sessions held at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL. To see full size picture or slide show, please click on image(mobile/tablet users: to scroll through photos, you can swipe left or right; to remove caption, tap photo.) ...
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2015 Red Sox Opening Day Delight

After a rough 2014 season, the Boston Red Sox look to rebound as they open up the 2015 season against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. First pitch is scheduled for 3:05 p.m. The game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Cardinals television market, you can catch the game on NBC 10. And if you can’t catch...
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Did UConn’s Morgan Tuck Play With a Chip On Her Shoulder?

UConn women’s basketball player Morgan Tuck certainly played like an All-American this season after sitting out last year with a knee injury. But when the All-American teams came out over this past week, Tuck’s name was no where to be found except as an honorable mention All-America from the AP. While it is hard to be recognized when you play with the likes of Kaleena Mosqueda...
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos – NCAA WBB: UConn Huskies vs Maryland Terrapins – 4/5/15

Here is a photo gallery from the game between the UConn Huskies and Maryland Terrapins the 2015 Women’s Final Four in Tampa, FL. The UConn women’s basketball team won the game 81-58. To see full size picture or slide show, please click on image(mobile/tablet users: to scroll through photos, you can swipe left or right; to remove caption, tap photo.) ...
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2015 Red Sox Opening Day Roster

From the Boston Red Sox: BOSTON, MA-The Boston Red Sox set their 2015 Opening Day 25-man roster by making the following moves: Right-handed pitcher Koji Uehara was placed on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to March 27) with a left hamstring strain, and left-handed pitcher Edwin Escobar was placed on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to March 29) with left elbow inflammation...
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April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox @ Philadelphia Phillies Pitching Matchups: 4/6-4/9

Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change Monday April 6 @ 3:05 PM Clay Buchholz, RHP vs Cole Hamels, LHP TV: NESN, MLB.tv Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio Wednesday, April 8 @ 7:05 PM Rick Porcello, RHP vs Aaron Harang, RHP TV: NESN, ESPN2, WatchESPN, MLB.tv Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio Thursday, April 9 @ 7:05 PM Justin Masterson, RHP vs TBA...
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April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn’s Breanna Stewart Named USBWA National Player of the Year

From UConn: TAMPA, Fla. – University of Connecticut women’s basketball junior standout Breanna Stewart, winner of the 2015 Associated Press Player of the Year and 2015 Wade Trophy, added another honor to her rapidly-growing awards list when she was selected as the winner of the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award, as announced by the United States Basketball Writers Association on Sunday...
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April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: UConn Women Preview Tonight’s Final Four Game Against Maryland

In just four and half hours or so, the UConn women’s basketball team will take on the Maryland Terrapins in the second game at the Final Four at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL. The UConn women’s basketball team last faced the Terps in the Sweet 16 in 2013 and are 3-0 overall against them. For the UConn women’s basketball team, they’ll be looking to go for a third straight title...
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April 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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