| May 7, 2014
| 8:47 PM
NEW YORK — He barreled in on a 3-on-1 break. The puck stood on its edge and Rick Nash shanked a wrist shot wide of the Pittsburgh net. Ugly.
On a power play that has been 36 shades of destitute, Nash turned the puck over in the neutral zone....
| Apr 26, 2014
| 6:26 PM
BOSTON — Each Stanley Cup playoff game has a pulse of its own. First round to last, each of its games pounds to its own heartbeat. Regular, irregular and sometimes, well, sometimes it races like a mad dog after a cheap cut of beef.
| Mar 25, 2014
| 5:32 PM
Two years ago, UConn's season came crashing to an end in an NCAA Tournament game against Iowa State.
Much was different then. UConn was the defending national champion and Iowa State was relatively unknown on the national stage. The game was in...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 5:07 PM
NEW YORK – Oscar Robertson is one of the great names in basketball history, but he is not a bronze statue, not a hazy figure on a grainy old film.
He's 76, but still solidly built, and can take over a room as surely as he used to take over games....
| Mar 28, 2014
| 8:55 PM
NEW YORK – When Terrence Samuel heard "The Garden," his eyes lit up. He didn't look at the bracket, didn't realize everything that had happened when the Huskies advanced to the Sweet 16.
"I actually didn't know until after we won in Buffalo,"...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 8:43 PM
Among the many things the Philadelphia 76ers had lost since Evan Turner drove for a game-winning layup Jan. 29 against the Boston Celtics: Turner and hope.
All was not lost, however, amid the ensuing 26-game losing streak that spanned exactly two...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"THE COVETOUS man is always in want," said the ancient Roman poet, Horace.
A GREAT big book plopped down on my desk last week. It's titled "The Hiltons: The True Story of an American Dynasty." The author is J. Randy Taraborrelli. Randy has written up...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 4:05 AM
STORRS — UConn was looking for a basketball coach and Tim Tolokan, a member of the search committee, was doing what an old newspaper man does. He was making phone calls, taking notes.
He kept them, too, and he recently re-read the note where...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 8:36 AM
Mickey Mouse looks dang good for an 85-year-old rodent, right? Not a gray hair to be seen. Disney fans mark his birth with the release of "Steamboat Willie," a black-and-white cartoon directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks.
The Central Florida tourism...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 9:02 AM
Check out festivals and events in December across the state.
Featured destination: Key West
Nov. 27 - Dec. 31: Key West 'Bright' Before Christmans. Key West. Live holiday music, games for the kids, free cookies and eggnog, holiday cheer and a chance...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:15 PM
The Lakers didn't do much defensively against the Boston Celtics on Friday night at TD Garden, until the final 3 minutes and 12 seconds when they finally clamped down and rallied for a 107-104 victory.
A Gerald Wallace layup gave the Celtics a 104-96...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 3:10 PM
BOSTON — The Orlando Magic aren't concerned that the soreness in Jameer Nelson's left knee is due to a significant injury, even though Nelson remained in Central Florida during the team's current road trip to Boston and Indianapolis.