| Mar 27, 2015
| 4:00 AM
The cleansing process began several days in advance, right after a pro wrestling show cleared out of Staples Center.
The arena needed a thorough scrubbing, and not just with brooms and mops.
Armed with yards of black cloth, workers covered every...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 5:29 PM
STORRS — Geno Auriemma is coach of the defending national college basketball champions. He remains coach of the Olympic gold medalists.
Auriemma is also a Connecticut resident. And as the NCAA Division I women's tournament starts this weekend at...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 9:27 PM
As kids in Barcelona, Pau Gasol would routinely beat Marc in games of one-on-one. This was to be expected: Pau is more than four years older, and Marc was just 16 when Pau was selected third overall in the 2001 draft. But the Grizzlies' star center swears...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 4:38 PM
Two weeks after announcing his season was over because of blood clots on his lung, the Miami Heat announced Monday that Chris Bosh is expected to return in time for the start of next season.
In advance of Bosh addressing the media Monday at...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 7:01 PM
How many times in life do we get a chance to be there in person to witness history? To see a country being born, a movement being started, a new frontier being discovered?
Unfortunately, there weren't any fan-filled bleachers there when Neil Armstrong...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 6:33 AM
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao have expressed a desire to agree to a long-anticipated title bout, but it seems as though contract negotiations between the two sides have been progressing slowly for weeks.
Mayweather confirmed as much Sunday...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 4:26 PM
In 2010-11, not only did Derrick Rose become the youngest most valuable player in NBA history and the Bulls advance to the Eastern Conference finals, but five players appeared in all 82 games and three others played in at least 80.
On Tuesday against...
| Jan 30, 2015
In the view of Eastern Conference coaches, the Miami Heat still have a Big Two. Because of that, guard Dwyane Wade and center Chris Bosh received invitations Thursday to the Feb. 15 NBA All-Star Game at New York's Madison Square Garden....
| Feb 28, 2015
| 3:44 PM
Heat forward Chris Bosh was released from the hospital Friday after spending a week after being diagnosed with blood clots on his lung.
Coach Erik Spoelstra said Bosh was in good spirits despite the setback.
"He's at home," Spoelstra said. "He's...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 2:17 PM
Richard "Rip" Hamilton's youngest son, 4-year-old Parker, has a pretty good handle with the basketball, and can and will take his father to the cup every now and then.
Hamilton, the former UConn All-American, NCAA and NBA champion who officially...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 3:52 PM
R ichard Hamilton officially retired Thursday. Rip helped lead UConn to its first men's basketball national title in 1999 as the Huskies beat Duke, 77-74. He was the Final Four MVP and had a game-high 27 points in the title game. He was the Big East...