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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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Premium Content Sun just aren't ready to be good right now

 July 14, 2014; Updated: 2:16 am

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Premium Content Barbara Major was everyone's extra mom

 July 13, 2014; Updated: 12:22 am

New London - Erma Bombeck, in "When God Created Mothers," wrote this once:

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Premium Content Recruiting is on, whether you call it that or not

 July 10, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

It began with Groton Superintendent of Schools Michael Graner: "Groton schools, in an era of school choice, need to be sure they're viewed as a desirable option," he said.Frank Todisco, the chairman of the Stonington Board of Education,...

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Premium Content Teaching: Baseball's lost art

 July 9, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Two things evident thus far during our latest summer of youth baseball:Youth sports continue to encourage generally reasonable people to behave like sniveling, snarling nincompoops … and nobody can hit.The former is fodder for...

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NLHS's 1994 title team celebrated a memory ... and much more

 July 8, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

New LondonMemories are time you borrow, as the song lyric goes, to spend when you get to tomorrow. Funny thing about tomorrows. They arrive faithfully. And we are powerless to passing seasons, changing circumstances and life...

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Premium Content What are the odds of shutting up about the differential?

 July 6, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Idle Thoughts, while waiting for the Sun to make a shot, someone to unearth the last name of Brazilian futbol player "Fred" and the Yankees' impending 22-game win streak:• Mr. Idle, Mr. I to his close friends, has a public service...

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Premium Content Shooting not one of the Sun's talents, period

 July 4, 2014; Updated: 1:03 am

Mohegan - Maybe there are ways to make yourself a better shooter. Some coaches call it a fine motor skill. Some believe if your entire offseason is dedicated to it, you can return with better accuracy.

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Premium Content And you think the sports world spends too much money

 July 3, 2014; Updated: 9:27 pm

News item: The University of Connecticut, which just raised tuition by 6.5 percent, paid $251,250 for Hillary Rodham Clinton to speak on campus in April, according to a report in Wednesday's Washington Post.

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Premium Content Sun's Donovan has every right to lose her sunny disposition

 July 2, 2014; Updated: 12:03 am

Mohegan - Anne Donovan conveyed annoyance after games few times last season. It's almost like she was resolved to a summer of discontent with Tina And The Miserables. All of which made her distaste for her team's...

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Premium Content Chiney's the real deal ... but still has a lot to learn

 June 30, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

New YorkIt is with slight exaggeration, this suggestion that last summer's barf-o-rama with the Connecticut Sun was all worth it now that Chiney Ogwumike is here. Note the word "slight."That's because she is a perpetual...

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Premium Content This is a kid, Henton, who deserves a chance to succeed

 June 27, 2014; Updated: 12:28 am

New London - Doug Henton, a 2012 graduate of New London High School, has academic acumen that earned him acceptance to Connecticut College in the fall.

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Premium Content Play of Thomas tempers a misstep by the Sun

 June 26, 2014; Updated: 1:32 am

Mohegan - If there is such a thing as being a winner on the court and a loser off it, the Connecticut Sun succeeded on both counts Wednesday night.

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Premium Content Bone has fortitude, grammar among the best of them

 June 25, 2014; Updated: 1:28 am

Mohegan - It was during a recent interview that Kelsey Bone, the promising young center with the Connecticut Sun, dropped the word "dichotomy" on a pair of reporters.

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Premium Content Rainaud was a 16 seed with a chance

 June 21, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

CromwellIt's like no other sport. Think about it. Joe Average Golfer, the guy who might explain rotten scoring on a particular hole as hitting "driver, sand wedge, sand wedge, sand wedge," gets to play in the same tournament,...

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Premium Content Delgado's doing everything he can to inspire pride in the Rose City

 June 20, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

NorwichIt's not lost on Marlon Delgado that residents of his hometown's rival city, New London, while admitting their hamlet's occasional dysfunction, consider "Whaler Pride" a vocation."It's a sense of pride everybody has,"...

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Premium Content At Dodd, it's about dollars ... and sense

 June 19, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

NorwichAnd to think some of us have issues finding common ground. So let's start here:Raise your hand if you don't have any money. See? It only took two paragraphs and we're practically all brothers and sisters...

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Premium Content Another selfless act by the seniors of Waterford’s ‘Lancer Nation’

 June 18, 2014; Updated: 12:21 am

WaterfordMost high school kids, awash in self-interest, see the world three ways: through me, myself and I. Maybe that's what true "graduation" is about. Is there anyone, on their voyages of self-discovery, who can teach them to see...

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Premium Content Paying tribute to three young women who inspired their players

 June 17, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Sing it, Helen Reddy:"I am woman watch me growSee me standing toe to toeAs I spread my lovin' arms across the landBut I'm still an embryoWith a long, long way to...

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Premium Content All Griffin does for this team is just everything

 June 16, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Mohegan Kelsey Griffin, born in Alaska and graduated from Nebraska, continues to turn her critics into dumb-askas. It is quite likely her detractors would have exited Mohegan Sun Arena after Sunday's game feeling that ache that...

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Premium Content We've got Bentley ... you know the rest

 June 14, 2014; Updated: 11:51 pm

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Premium Content Mercury's whining is a bit too much

 June 13, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

MoheganVegas would have made it a pick 'em Thursday night at Mohegan Sun Arena as to the bigger disgrace:The conduct of the Phoenix Mercury players, who acted as though bitten by a forest animal at the very whisper of contact...

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Premium Content I've caught World Cup fever again

 June 12, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

It was a Saturday afternoon, sunny and summery, on the shore. And yet the beach might as well have been math class. They preferred, instead, to shoehorn themselves into the Harp & Hound, the home office of Mystic, the place where everybody knows...

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