| Aug 15, 2014
| 5:59 PM
NEW HAVEN — Dominika Cibulkova's groan said it all.
Cibulkova, the 13th-ranked singles player in the world, got things kicked off Friday afternoon at the Connecticut Open, as the WTA player representative in the main draw ceremony on the first day...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 4:20 PM
NEW HAVEN — When Simona Halep was asked Sunday who her toughest opponent is, the answer came quickly and without hesitation.
"Maria Sharapova," Halep said. "She's beat me five times already."
Sharapova won't be in New Haven this week. She'll...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 10:07 PM
6:30 a.m. NFL preseason: Tennessee at New Orleans (d.).--NFL Net.
7 a.m. Golf: Made in Denmark third round (in Farso).--Golf
7:40 a.m. Soccer: English Premier League: Swansea at Manchester United.--NBCSN
8:30 a.m. Motorsports: NASCAR Sprint...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 4:08 PM
The list of highest-earning female athletes in the world might not surprise you, with the exception that mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey, who might be the most popular woman in America right now, is not in the top 10. Her big paydays might be coming...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 11:27 AM
NEW HAVEN -- Each year, chaos ensues in the final days before Connecticut's professional tennis tournament is unveiled.
There are signage and advertising details to complete, site preparation and landscaping issues that require attention, ticket...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:59 PM
When Simona Halep came to New Haven last year for the New Haven Open tennis tournament, she was unseeded and ranked 23rd in the world. But she was also on a roll, having won 24 of her past 29 matches.
She went 5-for-5 at New Haven, winning her fourth WTA...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 12:52 PM
Things are going well for Petra Kvitova. She won Wimbledon for the second time in July. She just signed a contract with IMG Worldwide, joining the likes of Maria Sharapova and Li Na. And she's gearing up to play in the U.S. Open next month.
| Aug 7, 2014
| 10:15 PM
Serena Williams advanced to the Rogers Cup quarterfinals Thursday at Montreal, waiting out a brief rain delay to beat Lucie Safarova, 7-5, 6-4.
On Friday, Williams will play Caroline Wozniacki, a 6-1, 6-0 winner over American qualifier Shelby Rogers....
| Aug 6, 2014
| 11:18 AM
If Rory McIlroy keeps his eye on golf's biggest prizes, then Jack Nicklaus believes the 25-year-old sensation from Northern Ireland could break his record of 18 victories in Grand Slam tournaments.
"I think Rory has an opportunity to win 15 or 20 majors...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 6:50 PM
Sergio Garcia's present path looks like a testament to the power of love.
Rory McIlroy's soaring career arc might be a statement that soulmates can wait.
Their golfing futures have never looked more promising, with their performances in the World Golf...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 11:57 AM
Caroline Wozniacki will try to become the first five-time champion in the history of the WTA event now known as the Connecticut Open, Aug. 15-23 in New Haven.
The following week, she will try to win a Grand Slam for the first time at the U.S. Open....