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  • The Stan Simpson Show: UConn Women, UConn UConn And MLB Spring Training

    Courant sportswriters John Altavilla and Dom Amore join Stan to talk about the UConn women and men's basketball teams. WTIC AM sportscaster Scott Gray gives a rundown of where the Yankees, Red Sox and Mets stand heading into spring training. For...
  • Live Tweets From MLB's Spring Training

    Live Tweets From MLB's Spring Training
    Follow live updates from MLB's Spring Training with the Hartford Courant's baseball writer Dome Amore:
  • No perfect bullpen strategy, but depth, flexibility help

    When the Detroit Tigers signed Joe Nathan before the 2014 season, they expected baseball's active saves leader to simply keep rolling. After a few too many bad outings, they traded for a backup plan in Joakim Soria, widely considered the top reliever on...
  • LEADING OFF: Wainwright gets MRI, Russell ready for Wrigley

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ___ ADAM'S TEST Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright likely will find out how long he'll be sidelined amid speculation he's done for the year because of an injured Achilles and left ankle. He's...
  • NL teams experimenting with pitchers hitting 8th

    Amid a testy start to the season — looking at you, Bryan Price; also you, Royals, White Sox and Athletics — comes a bit of managerial creativity sure to put a smile on the face of any innovative Strat-O-Matic player. More National League...
  • A-Rod hits No. 659, Yanks beat Mets 6-4 to win Subway Series

    Alex Rodriguez is one big swing from matching Willie Mays. Whether the New York Yankees would celebrate that achievement — or pay for it, for that matter — remains to be seen. Rodriguez hit his 659th home run to move within one of Mays for...
  • Jimmy Paredes continues his hot hitting

    Jimmy Paredes continues his hot hitting
    During spring training, several Orioles told me privately that there was no way they could envision infielder Jimmy Paredes being left off the 25-man roster. The 26-year-old was out of options, so the only way the club could send him to the minors was...
  • Orioles get 20 hits in 18-7 rout of Red Sox

    The Baltimore Orioles circled the bases more often than ever before under Buck Showalter, twice scoring six runs in an inning and pounding out 20 hits without even batting in the ninth. After the infield dirt had finally settled, however, Showalter was...
  • Cards ace Wainwright on 15-day DL, could be out much longer

    Adam Wainwright tried his best to hide the stress of the situation. The St. Louis Cardinals ace is out at least 15 days because of an injury to his Achilles and left ankle. It could be longer, much longer — possibly even for the whole season....
  • Baker's seven innings not enough; Dodgers lose to Padres, 3-1

    Baker's seven innings not enough; Dodgers lose to Padres, 3-1
    ROSTER MOVES: Yasiel Puig was healthy enough to hit in a batting cage but not healthy enough to play Sunday, prompting the Dodgers to place him on the disabled list for the first time in his career. Right-hander Joel Peralta was also placed on the DL with...
  • On The Fly: Cavaliers Sweep Celtics With Costly Win

    On The Fly: Cavaliers Sweep Celtics With Costly Win
    Had the Boston Celtics defeated Cleveland in their first-round playoff series, the world would have reacted with great surprise, perhaps even some enthusiasm because the underdog is ultimately the coolest guy in town. It didn't happen. It didn't even come...