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Premium Content Dr. I feels the need to vent

 August 31, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Idle Thoughts, while waiting for New London to find another "doctor," Bob Diaco to stop playing musical quarterbacks and for the Patriots to beat the Giants once in a while:• Dr. Idle, Dr. I to his close friends, begins with a doozy...

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Premium Content Are Diaco's measures of progress different than ours?

 August 30, 2014; Updated: 1:10 am

East Hartford – There were times Friday night, evidenced by 15 penalties and two turnovers, where it wasn’t clear Brigham Young was actually playing better football than UConn. But the Cougars sure had better...

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Premium Content Consider McBryde our own

 August 30, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

East HartfordHe hails from Beaver Falls, Pa. Screams football, doesn't it? Which makes B.J. McBryde's story, finding his football salvation on the mean streets of Mystic, all the more entertaining.Meet B.J. McBryde. No. 97...

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Premium Content What if the pixie dust falls just right?

 August 29, 2014; Updated: 7:05 am

Theory: If the folks who assign betting lines to football games - and their perpetually blinding accuracy - were delegated more weighty endeavors, this country would be debt free. No, really. It could be an honorary commandment: Thou...

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Premium Content Ken Wetmore's collection of titles (five) distinguishes him at Shennecossett GC

 August 28, 2014; Updated: 11:47 pm

Ken Wetmore is more comfortable playing golf than talking about his record-setting club championship accomplishment.

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Premium Content If it takes a mullet to unite Husky nation, then so be it

 August 24, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

We were walking down a hall the other day at the palatial Burton Family Football Complex, home of UConn football. I was talking with a friend of mine, also in the media, about potential column topics from Media Day. We both knew the answer.

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Premium Content All Rainaud did on his summer vacation was win

 August 21, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Adam Rainaud focuses on one simple goal in every tournament."I'm not trying to shoot a certain number and I'm not trying to win a tournament," Rainaud said. "I'm just trying to hit every shot as well as I can hit it."Mission...

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Premium Content Our area just got bigger thanks to Cochran

 August 20, 2014; Updated: 2:31 pm

It was during a moment at Yankee Stadium earlier this summer that a notable New York baseball writer, whose ilk does self-importance better than Iverson did the crossover, entered my airspace. Normally, a peon such as I might as well be...

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Premium Content Should they stay or should they go now?

 August 18, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

MoheganPerspective, that hackneyed word in and out of sports, only comes sometimes through the wisdom borne of pain. Just ask the Connecticut Sun, whose home arena will be dark again during the playoffs. That's pain. But the wisdom...

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Premium Content Dr. I does not approve of academic fraud

 August 17, 2014; Updated: 12:05 am

Idle Thoughts, while waiting for the Yankees to eclipse three runs, the Sun to win the draft lottery and for Eli to grasp the new offense:

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Premium Content Officiating has become officially ridiculous

 August 15, 2014; Updated: 11:59 pm

Mohegan - An appreciable number of Connecticut Sun fans, through email, voicemail, snail mail and regular old conversations, want to know more about officiating in the WNBA. They don't understand why it's generally...

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Premium Content NCAA has another gender to think about

 August 14, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

U.S. District Court Judge Claudia Wilken's recent decision, that the NCAA violates antitrust law by preventing football and men's basketball players from being paid for use of their names, images and likenesses, was prudently narrow, addressing...

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Premium Content Waterford parents are also having a summer they'll never forget

 August 13, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

WaterfordAuthor Kelly Corrigan wrote this once: "If John Lennon was right that life is what happens when you're making other plans, parenthood is what happens when everything is flipped over and spilling everywhere and you can't...

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Premium Content Racing, on all levels, has to make sure this can't happen again

 August 12, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Until further evidence surfaces, attempts to measure intent without sufficient evidence amounts to experimental mind reading.And so while pseudo psychologists, breathless fans and other voices from the wilderness speculate about Tony...

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Premium Content Just like old times

 August 11, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

MoheganThe old days returned, if even for one afternoon here Sunday, an afternoon resplendent with summer sun. And yet 7,348 fans still thought enough of the Connecticut Sun - their summer Sun - to root on a team that had just lost...

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Premium Content I get so emotional when you call me bland

 August 10, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Dear Diary:I'll never learn. I should be used to it by now. I should understand that adults were put on this earth to ruin the games kids play. I shouldn't let this stuff frost my adenoids. I know. Decaf. Yoga.But I must share this...

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Premium Content Everything's been coming up aces this summer for Dr. Carlow

 August 8, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Dr. Steven Carlow had no idea where his tee shot ended up on the sixth hole during a recent round at Great Neck Country Club in Waterford.He just felt good about his drive."My drive was headed right at the pin," Dr. Carlow...

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Premium Content All we are saying is give lax a chance

 August 7, 2014; Updated: 12:29 am

Mohegan - If you are too open minded, the old line goes, your brain will fall out. And yet the ultimate success of the state's newest professional sports franchise is about open-mindedness.

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Premium Content Sun weren't nearly as bad as some things

 August 6, 2014; Updated: 12:12 am

Mohegan - It stopped being about this season for the Connecticut Sun even before this game began. If Sunday's meltdown in Los Angeles - they blew a six-point lead in the last 23 seconds - didn't imperil their...

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Premium Content Waterford guys helping the league that helped them

 August 5, 2014; Updated: 12:00 am

Waterford - They are of the male gland, ages: 21, 20, 20. Home for the summer from college. Which would mean they'd spend time with a summer job stashing cash or with their feet up on the beach watching the, you...

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Premium Content Please call me Dr. I now

 August 3, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Idle Thoughts, while waiting for UConn football, Chiney Ogwumike to win Rookie of the Year and for David Cone to never mention sabermetrics again on YES:• Mr. Idle, Mr. I to his close friends, has a public service...

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Premium Content Wilson has a new lease on golf, thanks to Lawrence + Memorial

 August 2, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Earl Wilson truly appreciates the simple things in life.Receiving a warm hug from his wife, Lillie.Spending time with his three children, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.Walking 18 holes on the golf...

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Premium Content Beck and Albertus Magnus look like a match made in heaven

 July 24, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Albertus Magnus College needed an enthusiastic, energetic and qualified person to coach the school's first golf program.Jackie Beck fits the job description, so it made perfect sense that Albertus hired her earlier this month.She...

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Premium Content Local golf notebook: Hendrickson, Vaccari part of a deep Norwich Invitational field

 July 18, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Golfers are rarely satisfied after their round.There's always something to complain about.The course is too challenging.Rough is too deep.Weather is too hot."Golfers are never happy," Jerry Courville...

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Premium Content EL's has its ace ready ...and she's really good

 July 16, 2014; Updated: 2:15 pm

The ball will be in her hands come first pitch Thursday, the night East Lyme begins pursuit of the Little League baseball state championship. That's right. Her hands. Her. "The girl," as she's often referred to, as if born without another means of...

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