| Apr 16, 2014
| 4:13 PM
NEW YORK — Mike Olt didn't send an extended text to George Springer on Wednesday morning when he heard that his former UConn teammate finally had been called up to the Houston Astros. He didn't want a response. He only wanted Springer to enjoy his...
| May 21, 2014
| 4:54 PM
LOWELL, Mass. — They have the sure-fire, first-round draft pick on the pitcher's mound, a precious commodity for any college baseball program. They have a freshman two-sport star — soccer goalie/third baseman — an oddity at any...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 3:26 PM
TOLLAND – As a freshman at UConn, Tom Verdi found himself in the middle of the diamond, surrounded by veteran players with expectations of a run to the NCAA Tournament.
Nick Ahmed, UConn's starting shortstop, was in the hospital, recovering from...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 3:05 AM
Little could John M. Greene, sports editor of The Courant, have known what he was chronicling, or how prophetic his words were as he began his dispatch from Hackensack, N.J., where the local pro team, the Hartford Senators, were playing an exhibition game...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:52 PM
BOSTON -- Mariano Rivera was given the Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award before Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday night at Fenway Park.
Rivera, the legendary New York Yankees closer who retired after the regular season, was honored on the...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 9:17 AM
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Imagine not seeing one of your most beloved family members for six years. Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez didn't have to imagine that, since he had not seen his grandmother, whom he describes as a...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 3:59 PM
Mike Trout might be the best player in baseball. He might even win a most valuable player one of these years.
This was not the year, again. For the second consecutive season, Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera beat the Angels outfielder for the...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 10:58 AM
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- In the end, the UConn baseball team was just up against too much. Too much talent ... too much tradition ... too much South Carolina mojo. But to reach the highest peaks of any endeavor, one must first be tested against the best. The...