| May 19, 2014
| 11:19 PM
Her broken ankle. His aching heart. Marques Johnson's ruptured disk. Bill Walton's bum foot. Whatever the affliction, Donald and Shelly Sterling have long favored one particular cure: a lawsuit.
Over the last four decades, the billionaire couple have...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 10:15 PM
V. Stiviano's Instagram feed is full of bling — designer handbags, the interior of a Bentley, glamour shots of herself.
But on Sunday morning, she was uncharacteristically shy, hiding behind the door of her $1.8-million Spanish-style duplex near...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 3:40 PM
College basketball season is over, but some of us are loath to let go. So before gazing ahead to next season and diving into summer recruiting, some numbers and observations from yet another compelling NCAA tournament.
**Rather than marvel at an...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The current golden age of sports documentaries hits a tin-plated patch this week with two flawed if interesting entries: "Bad Boys," ESPN's nostalgic "30 for 30" trip to hoops heaven, devoted to the bruising Detroit Pistons team of the 1980s; and "Arnie,"...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 2:36 PM
LINCOLN, Neb. – BYU coach Jeff Judkins was drafted by the Celtics in the second round of the 1978 NBA draft. You might remember their first-round pick that season: Larry Bird.
And after his NBA playing career ended, he served the Utah men (and Rick...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 6:08 PM
It's hard to pinpoint just when it began.
Was it Larry Bird vs. Magic Johnson in 1979?
Was it Michael Jordan's late jumper beating Georgetown for North Carolina in 1982?
Was it N.C. State stunning Houston at the buzzer in 1983 and Jimmy Valvano...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Most college fans would be hard-pressed to tell you anything about the Eastern Kentucky basketball team.
The school from just south of Lexington has no All-Americans on its roster. The coach isn't famous and the fight song isn't particularly catchy....
| Mar 7, 2014
The basketball courts that I grew up playing on were barebones: netless rims, blacktop asphalt that burbled in summertime, a chain-link fence that hugged the baseline like an extra defender. That didn't matter to me; Riverside Park was a sanctuary.
| Mar 16, 2014
| 4:10 AM
The news arrived to readers of The Courant on the morning of March 8, 1877, seven weeks before the start of the second National League baseball season.
Hartford, a charter member, was deemed unacceptable as a major league market. The city's "base ball"...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 9:24 PM
Finally someone (Steve Coburn) had the guts to say out loud how ridiculous it is to let horses who have not raced in the Derby and the Preakness to run in what is the hardest of the three races. What does it prove except that a well-rested horse has a...
| Jun 18, 2014
The odes began late Sunday night, interrupted only by Monday's grand theater between the U.S. and Ghana. And how richly deserved they were. The San Antonio Spurs' NBA championship, their dominance of the Miami Heat, commitment to team and reversal of last...