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  • Missing His Shot: UConn Could Use Calhoun, But He's Still Out

    Missing His Shot: UConn Could Use Calhoun, But He's Still Out
    STORRS — There is no feeling in the world for an athlete like the feeling of being needed. Omar Calhoun has been needed. If, against Texas, Calhoun had hit one three-pointer — something he hasn't even attempted since the AAC tournament final against Louisville last March — UConn wouldn't be 3-3 today.
  • State, region have caught World Cup fever

     State, region have caught World Cup fever
    America's sporting obsessions are reserved for prime time and/or weekends. Pro football, college football, NASCAR, the World Series of Poker. Oh, there are exceptions. Early-round NCAA basketball tournament games on Thursday and Friday afternoons....

    Can't-Miss Field Goals? Brimah Streak On Line Vs. Duke

    Can't-Miss Field Goals? Brimah Streak On Line Vs. Duke
    STORRS — The name Jahlil Okafor jumps off the page and into every UConn fan's cereal bowl this week. But what about Ray Voelkel and Torian Oglesby? Amida Brimah never heard of them. Of course, when UConn beat Duke for the NCAA title in 1999 and...

    Picking U.Va. to make Final Four amid ACC-Atlantic 10 spat

     Picking U.Va. to make Final Four amid ACC-Atlantic 10 spat
    Mike Krzyzewski is fond of referring to the basketball gods, seemingly mystical forces that produce irresistible storylines and results, especially in March. Well, when the gods punch the clock for the opening week of the NCAA tournament, here's hoping...

    Zepp brings 'A' game back to AHL Lehigh Valley Phantoms

    Zepp brings 'A' game back to AHL Lehigh Valley Phantoms
    The man in the Led Zeppelin-themed mask is back. Rob Zepp, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms' No. 1 goalie who was recalled by the Philadelphia Flyers on Dec. 19 because of an injury to Steve Mason, is back in the Phantoms fold. The Flyers sent him back last...