| Oct 29, 2013
| 8:35 AM
John Skok seemed poised to take a plea deal, accepting a year in jail for his part in a scheme that bilked a Montville woman out of her life savings, when the prosecutor brought the proceedings to a halt to accuse the defendant of being drunk in court....
| Jan 31, 2015
| 12:45 PM
Cheating, getting an edge, pushing the boundaries, skirting the intent of a rule ... it only seems like the Patriots invented the art form. But it has been going on for years. Here's how in various sports, with contributions from Courant staff writers...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 1:00 PM
Omar Minaya is switching sides.
The former New York Mets general manager left his job as senior vice president of the San Diego Padres on Thursday to become a special adviser to Major League Baseball Players Association head Tony Clark.
Born in the...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 1:11 PM
Baseball player Jon Jay is no stranger to giving back. The big-hearted outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals is hosting a bowling challenge fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade from 6-9 p.m. Jan. 31 at Splitsville Lanes, 5701 Sunset...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 3:19 PM
An increasing number of Americans believe marijuana should be decriminalized, but on Tuesday came a sobering reminder that testing positive for the drug can still have significant consequences.
In the case of left-hander Robert Carson, it will cost...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 8:42 AM
The death of Ernie Banks last Friday touched fans all across the world, including an old friend of his, former Cubs pitcher Ken Holtzman.
The two were Cubs teammates from 1965 through 1971, before Banks retired and Holtzman was traded to the A’s....
| Jan 24, 2015
| 4:13 PM
If you're feeling a cold wind blow through a hole in Chicago's heart, you know why: Ernie Banks, "Mr. Cub," is dead at age 83.
The eternal optimist is gone.
"The Cubs are due in '62," he'd say. But that didn't happen. That same year, Banks announced...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 8:04 PM
•Abie's Irish Rose, Hunterdon Hills Dinner Theatre, April 8. $75. The Fox on the Fairway, June 10. $75. Twist & Shout Aug. 19. $80. Inspire, American Music Theater, includes lunch at Shady Maple. April 29. $75. Giselle, American Ballet...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 3:25 PM
The Chicago Cubs are the latest team for reliever Gonzalez German, who was claimed off waivers Friday from the Texas Rangers.
Germen, 27, pitched the past two seasons for the New York Mets, posting a 1-2 record and 4.31 ERA in 54 appearances. Germen has...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 11:52 AM
The deferred compensation agreement included in Darryl Strawberry's 1985-90 contact with the New York Mets has been auctioned for $1.3 million by the Internal Revenue Service.
The buyer, only identified as a man, was among 31 bidders during the sale...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 7:33 PM
Before the Philadelphia Phillies' shortstops of past and future were no longer part of the same organization, J.P. Crawford had a couple of opportunities to chat with Jimmy Rollins. Crawford twice visited Citizens Bank Park, first after he was drafted...