| Feb 24, 2015
| 1:56 PM
From that November news conference announcing he signed American sports' biggest contract to this: Giancarlo Stanton, walking on the baseball field Tuesday, looking up at the sunshine, on Day 1 of spring training.
"Seems like a snail's pace to get to...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 3:48 PM
It can often be a wake up call to know exactly how others — your friends, your rivals, your contemporaries — truly view you.
That needs to be the approach the Miami Dolphins take when digesting how and why Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 1:46 PM
Jose Fernandez admittedly has surprised himself. Part of him figured he would be climbing the walls during the year-long recovery from Tommy John surgery he underwent last May.
"Knowing how I am, I thought I was going to be crazy," said Fernandez,...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 5:10 PM
If USA Basketball had its way, Geno Auriemma's reign as coach of its senior national team would mirror that of Pius IX. His sovereignty as pope of the Catholic Church in the 19th century lasted 31 years, the longest of any pontiff in history.
| Jan 18, 2015
| 8:05 PM
True story: The first Super Bowl was such a novelty America was watching a commercial during the actual kickoff. The TV producer told sideline reporter Pat Summerall to ask Green Bay coach Vince Lombardi to kick over again.
Summerall didn't. But that'...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 8:32 AM
After an exhaustive national search, the Philadelphia Eagles finally found their new personnel man right in their own building on Thursday. They promoted Ed Marynowitz to vice president of player personnel.
Marynowitz, 30, joined the Eagles in 2012 as...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 12:26 PM
Eight nights before he coached in his sixth Super Bowl, Bill Belichick was a punchline. Embroiled in an NFL investigation into allegations that his team used underinflated footballs in an AFC Championship Game victory, Belichick has become fodder for...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 5:47 PM
It seems to be fitting for the Super Bowl champion to be possibly still involved in a cheating scandal because this has been a year of turmoil for the NFL, whose image has been tarnished and integrity challenged.
The Seattle Seahawks could have ended...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 8:13 PM
Observations of the stuff that aired in between commercials Sunday:
* The big number for NBC is 111.5 million: The number of viewers who watched last year's Super Bowl, the largest TV audience of all time. So the network wasn't upset that a huge...
| 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 30, 2015
| 5:42 PM
PHOENIX — Sitting side by side with the Vince Lombardi Trophy between them, Pete Carroll and Bill Belichick were a contrast in style.
Carroll was witty, expansive and enthusiastic during a joint news conference Friday morning. Belichick was...