| Mar 26, 2015
| 10:04 AM
Lardarius Webb, 29, took inspiration from the Academy Awards and other high-profile shows when he chose the tuxedo he had custom tailored to wear to the Ed Block Courage Awards Banquet this year.
"I saw a lot of guys on the awards shows [like] the...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 3:28 AM
Over the course of the season, The Courant will look back at the coaches and players who were a part of UConn's first national championship team 20 years ago (1994-95 season).
MEDFORD, Mass. — Sometimes when Carla Berube is back at UConn, or maybe...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 7:49 PM
— Democrat Joe Sestak made it official Wednesday morning: He wants a rematch with Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey.
To kick off his second Senate bid, the retired Navy admiral who earned a reputation last time as a tireless campaigner is walking...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 10:00 PM
Walk into any athletic store and you’re going to find the shoe wall: row upon row of sneakers in colors you’ve never even seen, taunting you with endless combination of brands, activities and prices. How are you supposed to stick to that New...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 4:23 PM
TaShonda Pugh noticed something special when her son, Kodye, brought home a drawing he did at pre-school.
A beautiful house was front and center. The grass was lively green. And the sun was shining brightly above. For a 4-year-old, she said, the...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 9:03 AM
Most folks Thursday morning woke up to a cup of coffee and a lot of last-minute food preparation or travel plans to celebrate this year’s Thanksgiving Day. But as the sun came up over Naperville Central High School at 8 a.m., more than 7,000 folks...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 9:47 PM
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones has decided to enter a drug treatment facility after it was announced Tuesday that he tested positive for benzoylecgonine, the main metabolite in cocaine.
Jones, 27, who Saturday night defeated Daniel...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 6:01 PM
Rare championships, rising stardom and strong team and individual efforts highligted a banner 2014 sports season locally.
Although many of the stories deserve recognition, a select few stood out among the others.
Chosen by the News-Press, here is a list...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 10:57 AM
As 2014 winds to an end, we reflect on some enduring advice from the recently retired Answer Angel, Ellen Warren.
Dear Answer Angel Ellen: Help! I am getting ready for a big family vacation in the Mediterranean. It will be pretty hot there. I...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 4:33 PM
A current Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter and two former contenders have filed a class-action lawsuit against the organization, alleging an illegal monopoly that limits fighter earnings.
Cung Le, a middleweight recently embroiled in a disputed...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The entrance to the town that time passed by is marked by brake lights.
The speed limit is 20 mph, about half what it is on the surrounding streets of Phoenix and Tempe. So on weekday evenings the traffic backup can stretch for hundreds of yards —...