| Dec 13, 2011
| 12:42 PM
Area high school boys basketball preview capsules of teams which responded to The Courant's request for information:
Last year: 19-6
Coach: Mike Veneziano
Top players: Tom Undercuffler, sr. forward, Bobby Mozzicato, sr. forward; Jeremy...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 7:37 AM
Lovie Smith almost never calls out a player. That’s a big reason his players love him. He always has their back.
So, when the Bears coach called out starting defensive tackle Henry Melton in advance of Monday night’s game in Philadelphia,...
| Sep 11, 2011
| 4:59 PM
The Bears didn't just announce to doubters they're to be taken seriously in the NFC this season. They screamed it.
A 30-12 dismantling of the Falcons in the season opener Sunday at Soldier Field was as much an affirmation as it was a victory. They took...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 1:05 AM
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons had been waiting all season for a complete game.
They finally got it.
Matt Ryan threw three touchdown passes in less than three quarters of work, John Abraham had 3 sacks and the Falcons clinched a fourth straight winning...
| Dec 18, 2011
| 5:44 PM
If any of us wondered if celebrities would still visit Chicago after “The Oprah Winfrey Show” ended in May, we now have our answer.
Chicago is still a popular destination for film projects — which this year included “Man of...
| Dec 26, 2011
| 6:50 AM
Since Virginia Tech entered the ACC in 2004, no football team has beaten the Hokies more than Boston College. Moreover, other than Miami, no opponent has defeated Tech more than BC since the programs began playing in 1993.
But this rivalry, which dates...
| Dec 26, 2011
| 9:07 PM
Drew Brees spent the entire week deflecting questions about the prospect of breaking Dan Marino's iconic single-season passing record of 5,084 yards, which had stood as the NFL's gold standard since 1984.
Then on Monday night against the Atlanta Falcons,...
| Sep 11, 2011
| 1:59 PM
The Bears defense took one look at the new and improved Falcons’ offense, and then destroyed it.
The Bears sized up quarterback Matt Ryan and his new rookie receiver and his established star on the other side, and blew them up.
Blew up all the...
| Sep 19, 2011
ATLANTA — With quarterback Michael Vick knocked out of the game for good near the end of the third quarter, Sunday night's nationally televised epic clash turned into the ultimate test for the Eagles defense, running game and third-team...
| Jan 8, 2012
| 4:25 PM
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Too much polish, too much poise and too much defensive pressure was way too much for the Atlanta Falcons to overcome Sunday, and the New York Giants broke open a tight contest in the second half on their way to a 24-2 playoff...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 4:38 AM
Thanks to Clemson’s Orange Bowl no-show and a 2-6 record this bowl season, ACC football’s image problem – details in this post from last week -- shows no sign of easing. But as the weekend’s four NFL playoff games reminded, the...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 8:28 PM
COSTA MESA — Oscar Reyes found the perfect Father's Day gift for his older brother and it did not cost him a cent. He is certain Ray, who is serving in the Navy, will find a lot of value in the item.
Reyes can thank Costa Mesa High football coach...