Report: NFL sought to influence study on brain injuries


A senior House Democrat has found that National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a major government study on the link between football and brain disease

Brady applies for another hearing with appeals court

Tom Brady's lawyers asked a federal appeals court for a new hearing before an expanded panel of judges.

Tom Brady to appeal 'Deflatgate' suspension again

Tom Brady will appeal 4-game NFL suspension, seeking full hearing before circuit court

Palmer shrugs off 'big game' failure, expects big season

Carson Palmer had probably the finest season of his 13 years as an NFL quarterback

COLUMNS

They've inspired their players as coaches ... and now those days are gone

In the last 16 months, three of the best high school coaches I've ever known have left coaching for...

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Sam Bradford has no regrets, ready to move on with Eagles

Sam Bradford plans to mentor Carson Wentz and lead the Philadelphia Eagles for as long as they keep him around

UCONN

UConn notes: Brimah to return; women add Kentucky transfer Camara

Storrs — Center Amida Brimah and guard Rodney Purvis have removed their names from the list of underclassmen eligible for the 2016 NBA Draft and will return to UConn for their senior season in 2016-17. Neither Brimah nor Purvis, who...

Long Beach's Cegles named deputy AD at UConn

Vic Cegles, director of athletics at Long Beach State since 2006, has accepted the position of deputy athletic director at UConn, the school announced on Friday.

COLLEGES

Mitchell eliminated in NCAA tournament

The Mariners suffered 3-2 loss in 12 innings to Salem State in a losers' bracket game at Eastern Baseball Stadium.

Shaky start dooms Mitchell College baseball in NCAA opener

A shaky first inning staggered Mitchell College in its NCAA Division III New England Regional opener on Wednesday.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

East Lyme, Bacon advance to ECC girls' lacrosse final

Stonington — East Lyme has mowed down Eastern Connecticut Conference competition, regularly winning by comfortable margins. The Vikings haven't lost to a conference opponent since the opening game of the 2014...

PC coach receives positive feedback about Dunn's draft status

Kris Dunn is a popular topic of conversation in basketball circles with each passing day leading up to the NBA Draft.

Local roundup: Fitch softball team finishes third straight 20-0 regular season

Caroline Taber pitched a two-hitter with 17 strikeouts and hit two doubles and scored twice as the top-ranked Fitch softball team beat East Granby on Monday, 7-0, to finish the regular season unbeaten for the third year in a row.

PROFESSIONAL

Penguins win to force a Game 7

The Pittsburgh Penguins are headed home for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final. Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist, and Phil Kessel, Kris Letang, Bryan Rust and Nick Bonino also scored Tuesday night in a 5-2 victory that evened the...

Harvey's struggles continue as Mets fall to Strasburg, Nationals

Stephen Strasburg remained unbeaten with an 11-strikeout performance, and the Washington Nationals hit three of their season-high five home runs off struggling Matt Harvey in a 7-4 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.

ON THE AIR

Baseball

11 a.m., YES — NCAA: Wake Forest vs. Duke in Atlantic Coast Conference tournament from Durham, N.C.

Noon, MLB Network — MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Miami Marlins.

7 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM) — MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees.

7 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Colorado Rockies at Boston Red Sox. 

7 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at Washington Nationals.

7 p.m., ESPN — MLB: Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals.

10 p.m., ESPN — MLB: San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants.

Basketball

11 a.m., NBA TV — WNBA: Atlanta Dream at New York Liberty.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — WNBA: Los Angeles Sparks at Chicago Sky.

9 p.m., TNT — NBA playoffs: Golden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder.

Golf

1:30 p.m., Golf Channel — NCAA women: Division I team championship quarterfinals from Eugene, Ore.

3 p.m., FS1 — USGA U.S. Amateur Four-Ball from Mamaroneck, N.Y.

6:30 p.m., Golf Channel — NCAA women: Division I team championship semifinals from Eugene, Ore.

Hockey

8 p.m., NBCSN — NHL playoffs: Pittsburgh Penguins at Tampa Bay Lightning.

CT SUN

Sun fail to cash in on chances and fall to Mystics OT

The Connecticut Sun failed to capitalize on numerous chances Saturday night and dropped their home opener to to Washington Mystics in overtime, 84-76.

Sun host Mystics in home opener Saturday night

The Connecticut Sun, who split their season-opening two-game road trip, play their home opener against the Washington Mystics on Saturday at Mohegan Sun Arena.