Favre, Stabler, Harrison, Greene, Pace, Dungy voted to Hall


Brett Favre, Ken Stabler, Marvin Harrison, Kevin Greene, Orlando Pace and Tony Dungy have been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The class of 2016 also includes contributor Ed DeBartolo Jr. and senior selection Dick Stanfel.

MVP Newton, Watt, Rivera, Berry big winners of NFL awards

Cam Newton takes MVP, Offensive Player award, J.J. Watt is top defensive player; Ron Rivera Coach of Year; Eric Berry wins Comeback Player; Gurley and Peters are top rookies; Phillips wins assistant coach honors.

Can Super Bowl QBs stand up to dominant defenses?

Manning vs. Newton and two players' coaches face off in NFL's 50th showcase

Panthers safety Coleman, ex-teammate overcome tragedy, form bond

There was a time when Carolina Panthers safety Kurt Coleman wasn't sure if he should _ or even could _ play football again

COLUMNS

Great expectations can be daunting ... even for Kris Dunn

It would unfathomable that Kris Dunn could emerge from this season without pressure. Think about...

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Mike Tolbert is a rare, old-school fullback in today's NFL

Mike Tolbert is the best at a position that's going out of style

Johnny Manziel's father worried quarterback self-destructing

The father of troubled quarterback Johnny Manziel is worried his son is on a self-destructive path

Thomas' mom to watch from the stands, not the cell this time

Demaryius Thomas' mother adjusting to life outside of prison as her son prepares for the Super Bowl

Goodell vows to help Oakland, San Diego teams get new venues

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pledged Friday "to do everything possible" to help teams in Oakland and San Diego work to get new stadiums in their current markets

UCONN

Nurse scores 20 as UConn women rout East Carolina 92-46

Kia Nurse scored a season-high 20 points at top-ranked UConn routed East Carolina 92-46 on Saturday in the Huskies final tuneup before a showdown with No. 2 South Carolina

UConn men emerge from the dark with a bright view

An unexpected 10 minutes in the dark helped UConn see the light. Having the lights go out during a team shootaround on Thursday at FedExForum in Memphis reinforced what coach Kevin Ollie has been preaching to his Huskies about overcoming...

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Top 25 basketball roundup

Wesley Iwundu scored 22 points, freshman reserve Dean Wade had 17 and Kansas State upset top-ranked Oklahoma 80-69 on Saturday night to shake up the Big 12 race once again

Louisville announces postseason ban for men's basketball

Louisville has announced a postseason ban for its men's basketball team amid ongoing investigations into a sex scandal in which an escort alleged that a former staffer paid her and other dancers to strip and have sex with recruits and players

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Black Wolves fall to Bandits, 12-10

The New England Black Wolves rattled off five consecutive goals, including four in a span of 7:13 in the fourth quarter, but it was not enough as the host Buffalo Bandits came out on top, 12-10, on Saturday night.

Local colleges: Mitchell women roll past Southern Vermont

New London — Mitchell College took an 18-1 lead after one quarter and went on to beat Southern Vermont 68-54 in a New England Collegiate Conference game women's basketball game on Saturday. Chelsea Newman had 13 points, 10 rebounds...

Donovan thrilled to join front office of Seattle Mariners

Todd Donovan of East Lyme was named last month as the Seattle Mariners' assistant director of player personnel. Always driven to play baseball in the major leagues, Donovan begins his 18th season in professional baseball with a different aspiration:...

PROFESSIONAL

NBA roundup

Stephen Curry scored 26 points, Harrison Barnes added 19 and the Golden State Warriors won their 41st straight regular-season home game, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 116-108 on Saturday night

Marchand scores on penalty shot in OT, Bruins top Sabres 2-1

Brad Marchand scored on a penalty shot midway through overtime to lift the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres

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Miller is settling in with the Sun

First-year Connecticut Sun head coach has had to deftly multitask - and get to know his new players - since being hired in late December.

Connecticut Sun trade Williams for No. 4 pick in 2016 draft

The Connecticut Sun acquired the fourth overall pick in April's WNBA Draft from the Atlanta Dream in exchange for second-year center Elizabeth Williams.