| Oct 8, 2013
| 9:10 AM
Sean Dwyer remembers March 29, 1983 -- the day he fell in love with the Hartford Whalers.
"My dad took me to my first ever Whaler game, I was 6 years old." Dwyer said. "Blaine Stoughton scored on a penalty shot with nine seconds left and the Whalers beat...
| May 27, 2015
| 5:20 AM
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. Jeff Blashill, the leading candidate to become the next Detroit Red Wings coach, has spent most of his life coaching college kids and minor leaguers.
And he certainly has proved that he can handle and develop the youngsters, sending...
| May 19, 2015
| 9:55 AM
Every time a best of list is drawn up, naysayers pop up. One hundred best movies: Says who? World's most beautiful women: But how about ...? One hundred greatest athletes: Hey, wait a minute ...
The exhibit currently on display by the Connecticut...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 4:19 PM
It may not be a monumental day, but April 13 has a significant place in Hartford sports history.
On April 13, 1997, 18 years ago today, the Hartford Whalers played their last NHL game.
Here's a link to a story The Courant did last year as part of...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 7:32 AM
Guessing about quarterbacks is a bad thing in the NFL, almost as bad as importing Canadian Football League coaches.
But there’s new Bears coach John Fox, sounding like he’s guessing about Jay Cutler’s problems.
“Maybe he got to...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 1:12 PM
Long before it became the college basketball capital of the United States, Connecticut had a rich sports heritage. For example, the Savitt Gems, a semi-pro baseball team founded in 1932, played against semi-pro, minor league, Negro League and major league...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 3:14 PM
HARTFORD — Hartford radio wasn't without its Classic Rock for long.
At precisely 10:29 a.m. Tuesday, 102.9 — the former "Big D" oldies station before being sold to Connoisseur Media LLC last summer — began broadcasting Classic Rock,...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 2:06 PM
On this final day of the NFL season there is much at stake that will make for great appointment television. You want post-season scenarios? The NFL will deliver a plethora of them on Sunday.
The highlights: The Lions and Packers play for the NFC Central...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 4:16 PM
Detroit Red Wings legend Gordie Howe is in the hospital after family members fear he suffered another stroke.
Early Tuesday, son Mark Howe told the Free Press that Gordie Howe "had a major stroke yesterday. In ICU."
Another of Gordie and Colleen Howe'...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 4:12 PM
Hartford's city council has recently approved an ambitious $350-million plan to redevelop some of Hartford's long-vacant real estate north of downtown,bringing in housing, retail space, a brewery and a ballpark — but the city is placing its bet on...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 3:02 PM
The biggest sports upset of the year? We'll go with Giancarlo Stanton's signing a record-setting contract with the Miami Marlins, which could happen soon. The sides are reportedly close to a deal that will exceed $300 million, and the usually stingy...