Hall of Fame members threaten boycott of inductions

Former NFL player Jim Brown arrives for the inductions at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 4 in Canton, Ohio. A group of Pro Football Hall of Famers is demanding health insurance coverage and a share of NFL revenues or else those former players will boycott the induction ceremonies. In a letter sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith and Hall of Fame President David Baker — and obtained by The Associated Press — 21 Hall of Fame members cited themselves as

A group of Pro Football Hall of Famers is demanding health insurance coverage and a share of NFL revenues or else those former players will boycott the induction ceremonies

Steelers plan to talk to Brown about social media usage

The Steelers' Antonio Brown runs after making a catch against the Kansas City in the first half of Sunday's game in Pittsburgh. (Don Wright/AP Photo)

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin wants to talk to Antonio Brown about the Pro Bowl wide receiver's social media usage

Browns trade receiver Josh Gordon to Patriots

The Cleveland Browns traded problematic wide receiver Josh Gordon to the New England Patriots on Monday for a fifth-round draft pick. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

Browns trade troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon to New England Patriots

Mack, Amukamara lead Bears over Seahawks 24-17

Bears defensive tackle Eddie Goldman sacks Seattle's Russell Wilson during the first half of Monday's game in Chicago. The Bears sacked Wilson six times in their 24-17 win. (Nam Y. Huh/AP Photo)

Khalil Mack had one of six sacks against Russell Wilson, Prince Amukamara returned an interception 49 yards for a touchdown and the Chicago Bears beat the Seattle Seahawks 24-17 Monday night to give coach Matt Nagy his first career victory

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Patriots have lots to fix on defense after loss to Jaguars

The Jaguars' Keelan Cole catches a pass for a 24-yard touchdown in front of New England's Eric Rowe during the first half of Sunday's game in Jacksonville, Fla. The Jaguars won, 31-20. (Stephen B. Morton/AP Photo)

Patriots' defensive facing some early adversity after familiar issues propped up in Jacksonville loss

Lions fought back, but now in an even deeper hole

Detroit head coach Matt Patricia watches from the sidelines during the second half of Sunday's 30-27 loss to the 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif. (Ben Margot/AP Photo)

The Detroit Lions now face a different set of questions after falling short at San Francisco

Chiefs celebrating Mahomes' big day — on his birthday

Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes throws during the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Steelers in Pittsburgh. Mahomes threw for six touchdowns in Kansas City's 42-37 win. (Don Wright/AP Photo)

Patrick Mahomes has every reason to celebrate his 23rd birthday after leading the Chiefs to a 2-0 start with a record-setting performance in Pittsburgh

UCONN

Robinson getting the message in his first season at UConn

UConn head coach Randy Edsall, right, greets quarterback Steven Krajewski (4) and other players prior to last Saturday's game against Rhode Island at East Hartford. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Oneil Robinson, a Class S all-state player out of Capital Prep Magnet School in Hartford, is yet another member of the freshmen class to make his debut this season. An injury in the secondary gave Robinson an opportunity for his first start and to...

UConn men's basketball secures first commitment of fall recruiting season

James Bouknight had a good feeling about UConn when his official visit ended last weekend.A 6-foot-4 guard from the MacDuffie School in Granby, Mass., Bouknight made it official on Tuesday, announcing his commitment to the UConn basketball program.

COLLEGES

Slaying of star golfer from Spain shocks Iowa college town

In this Sept. 7, 2017, photo provided by Iowa State University, golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena poses for a photo. (Luke Lu/Iowa State University via AP)

A star collegiate golfer from Spain was attacked and killed by a homeless stranger while she was playing a round alone near her campus in Iowa, police said Tuesday.

Calhoun officially named head coach at DIII St. Joseph

In this Sept. 28, 2017 file photo, Hall of Fame basketball coach Jim Calhoun speaks after he was introduced at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)

Jim Calhoun has officially been named the head coach at Division III University of Saint Joseph in Connecticut.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Coast Guard volleyball wins 10th straight

Makenna Martin had a match-high 30 assists and Amanda Dake added 10 kills as the Coast Guard women's volleyball team won its 10th straight match on Tuesday, 25-11, 25-22, 25-14 over Mount Holyoke in a New England Women’s and Men’s...

Local roundup: East Lyme volleyball team beats rival Fitch 3-1

Sydney Iannantuono had 17 kills and eight digs as East Lyme outlasted rival Fitch 3-1 in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I volleyball match on Monday.

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Around the region • UConn senior quarterback David Pindell, who accounted for six touchdowns in a 56-49 win over Rhode Island Saturday, was named to the American Athletic Conference weekly honor...

PROFESSIONAL

Red Sox celebration put on hold by Yankees' Walker

Neil Walker of the New York Yankees hits a three-run home run during the seventh inning of Tuesday night's game against the Boston Red Sox at New York. The Yankees won 3-2. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Neil Walker hit a three-run homer, Zach Britton started a game-ending double play on New York's third try in the ninth inning and the Yankees kept the Boston Red Sox from a bubbly celebration in the Bronx for at least another night with a 3-2...

Alfaro's HR overshadows Matz's big night; Phillies top Mets

The Phillies' Jorge Alfaro is doused by Wilson Ramos after Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Mets in Philadelphia. (Matt Slocum/AP Photo)

Jorge Alfaro hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the sixth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied past the New York Mets 5-2 to boost their faint playoff hopes

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Mercury finish off the Sun late to win 96-86

Connecticut Sun guard Rachel Banham, left, comforts teammate Shekinna Stricklen (40) as the players walk off the court following their loss to the Phoenix Mercury in WNBA second-round playoff action Thursday at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Mercury finished the game on a 15-2 run to win 96-86, eliminating the Sun for the second straight season. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Phoenix Mercury went on a 15-2 run with less than four minutes left in the game to beat the Connecticut Sun 96-86 Thursday, eliminating the Sun for the second straight season in the second round of the WNBA playoffs.

Sun's Jonquel Jones named WNBA’s Sixth Woman of the Year

Connecticut Sun post Jonquel Jones was named the 2018 WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year, the league announced Thursday. She received 20 votes from a national panel of 38 sportswriters and broadcasters.