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  • On The Fly: New Britain's Byron Jones Jumps To Record Books

    On The Fly: New Britain's Byron Jones Jumps To Record Books
    Former UConn cornerback Byron Jones of New Britain, whose senior season was cut short by a shoulder injury, got the full attention of NFL types at the NFL combine Monday, setting a broad jump record (12 feet, 3 inches). His vertical leap: 44.5 inches. Even before he competed an NFL scout told NFL.com: "High-character player with the vision and instincts you want from an NFL cornerback." With this performance, he took a big leap forward. ... Former Courant reporter Jeff Goldberg will be at signing events for his new book "Unrivaled," on the UConn-Tennessee women's basketball rivalry, Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the new UConn Co-op (Storrs Center), 12:15 p.m. at the original Co-op (Hillside Road across from Gampel Pavilion), and Sunday at the Mark Twain House in Hartford at 2 p.m.
  • Orlando Sentinel named among nation's best sports sections

    Orlando Sentinel named among nation's best sports sections
    LAKE BUENA VISTA — The Orlando Sentinel's Sports section — online and in print — was named among the best in America by The Associated Press Sports Editors, winning four national awards Wednesday. The Sentinel’s online sports...

    Letters: It's wait till next year for Kobe Bryant

    Letters: It's wait till next year for Kobe Bryant
    If Mitch Kupchak truly has no regrets about signing Kobe to the $48.5-million contract, then he needs to be removed from his position as general manager. Essentially, he mortgaged two years of the Lakers' future in order to reward an employee for past...

    Letters: College Football Playoff is good, but it could be better

    Letters: College Football Playoff is good, but it could be better
    After watching the semifinal games, plus the Peach, Orange and Cotton bowls, one thing is clear. A four-team playoff is not enough. No one can argue any longer that Ohio State didn't belong in the final four, but Texas Christian, Baylor and Michigan State...

    Donald Sterling scandal: Instant analysis from Plaschke, James, Bresnahan

    Donald Sterling scandal: Instant analysis from Plaschke, James, Bresnahan
    Los Angeles Times Sports columnist Bill Plaschke, Editor Mike James and writer Mike Bresnahan offered their analysis via Twitter as the NBA was handing down its punishment of Clippers owner Donald Sterling. James notes that the punishment was harsher...