THE DAY’S SPORTS BLOGS


THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Outdoor adventures.

At Nayaug Canoe And Kayak Race, A Win Is A Win Is A Win — Sort Of

Race starts are notoriously adventurous — jackrabbits at the line itching to shove and elbow their way into the lead; clueless slowpokes poised for pileups; nerve-jangled competitors, fueled by surging adrenaline, chattering...

Rocks In My Head, Part 37,482

Descending New Hampshire’s Mount Washington in a blizzard some time ago, a friend and I briefly strayed from the ice-encrusted Lion Head Trail – not all that surprising considering wind-whipped snow reduced our visibility to...



SIDELINE RANTS (AND RAVES)

Vickie blogs about high school sports.

There's nothing quite like the starting line (and the hot dogs) at Wickham Park

Shawn Towne, the Fitch High School girls’ cross country coach, jokes that one of the top reasons to take his team to last Saturday’s Wickham Park Invitational in Manchester is the hot dogs from nearby Augie & Ray’s...

Coast Guard's George has a date to keep at the Ithaca Hall of Fame

Coast Guard Academy football coach Bill George, being inducted into the Ithaca College Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday night as a member of the Bombers 1979 Division III national championship team, figured out how he was going to handle...



YAWKEY WAY

Rich Cooke blogs about the Red Sox. His blog runs during baseball season.

Red Sox Roundup: Friday, October 3rd

Well, the season is over. It’s been over for a while, but it’s officially over now. There are plenty of topics to get to when looking at what went wrong, but I just wanted to touch on a few late-season headlines.

Derek Jeter: Costing you money; the Yankees October; and me my sanity

I have nothing but respect (not R2SPECT) for Jeter. He was the central figure on one of the most dominant baseball franchises for a long time. He's a model citizen off the field. He played the game the right way. He hustles, he produces, he always...



THE LONESOME POLECAT

Sports writer Ned Griffen blogs about high school football.

Danbury HATTERS, The Streak, and the usual other 1,738 words

Howdy,Something different and good is happening with Danbury this season — it’s winning with regularity.

Weekend wrap: Nighthawks attack, Ansonia, and 1,600 other words

Howdy,There were times last week that Newtown coach Steve George watched Ansonia on tape and was wowed by its speed.



UCONN MEN'S BASKETBALL

Gavin's blog runs during basketball season.

A Champions Center dedication and celebration

Before First Night festivities started today, UConn dedicated its $39 million basketball facility located next to Gampel Pavilion.

Calhoun talks about his documentary, ESPN contract, etc.

Jim Calhoun may be retired from coaching.But he'll never entirely leave the spotlight.



THE REAL MISTER FANTASY

Clint L. Bramlett writes about Fantasy football.

Back From My Own Bye Week and Ready to Roll!

The Real Mr. Fantasy (RMF) is back from vacation in Texas. I’m refreshed and showing no signs of Ebola, so life is good. The week 6 injury bug bit several...

The Real Mister Fantasy Prognosticates From the Lone Star State!

The Real Mr. Fantasy (RMF) is on his way to Texas for business and pleasure, so this week's blog presents a high-level look -- from the plane at 36,000 feet. For Week 5, here are some Fantasy Football menu suggestions for...