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  • Yanks’ Stanton to be activated Wednesday or Thursday

    NEW YORK  — Giancarlo Stanton will be back with the New York Yankees on Wednesday or Thursday, hoping to salvage an injury-decimated season. Stanton has been limited to nine games this year and will see time at designated hitter and left field, an unsettled position for much of the season. The four-time All-Star strained his left biceps on March 31 in his third game, strained a shoulder and calf during his rehabilitation and returned June 18. Then in his sixth […]

  • Sun top Sparks 84-75 in Game 1 of WNBA semifinals

    UNCASVILLE — Alyssa Thomas had 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead a balanced Connecticut offense and the Sun opened the WNBA semifinals with an 84-75 win over the Los Angeles Sparks on Tuesday night. Jasmine Thomas scored 19 points, Jonquel Jones had 16 and Courtney Williams had 15 for the Sun, who won their first playoff game since 2012. Candace Parker had 24 points and 10 rebounds, and Nneka Ogwumike added 20 points and 10 rebounds for the […]

  • Pirates’ Vázquez arrested on porn, solicitation charges

    PITTSBURGH   — Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star closer Felipe Vázquez has been arrested on charges of pornography and soliciting a child. Vázquez was taken into custody Tuesday morning by State Police on one count of computer pornography/solicitation of a child and one count of providing obscene material to minors. Both charges are felonies. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement says it began investigating the 28-year-old Vázquez in August after learning of an alleged sexual relationship between Vázquez and a teenage girl living […]

  • Eli Manning benched, Daniel Jones named Giants’ starting QB

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.  — Eli Manning is being benched and the Daniel Jones era with the New York Giants is about to begin. Coach Pat Shurmur announced Tuesday that the No. 6 overall pick in the NFL draft is replacing two-time Super Bowl MVP as the Giants’ starting quarterback. The move comes less than 24 hours after Shurmur refused to say Manning would remain the starter after the team opened with two straight losses, the sixth time in seven years […]

  • Man driving wrong way, kills himself and limo driver in Southbury

    SOUTHBURY — Police say a Connecticut man driving the wrong way on an interstate highway crashed head-on into a limo, killing himself and the other driver. Connecticut State Police say 46-year-old David Hozer, of Southbury, was driving an Audi SUV east in the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 at about 1 a.m. Saturday when he collided with a limousine operated by 48-year-old Diego Jimenez, of Newtown. Jimenez was taken to Waterbury Hospital where he died. Hozer was taken to St. […]

  • Danbury firefighters remove child’s finger from seatbelt buckle

    DANBURY  — Firefighters in Connecticut say they were able to safely remove a 5-year-old child’s finger after it got stuck in a school bus seatbelt buckle. The News-Times reports that first responders from New Fairfield and Danbury used a high-speed diamond cutter to free the unnamed child from the buckle Friday evening at Danbury Hospital. The newspaper says firefighters tried a number of different ways to free the finger, including using oil and ice before turning to the cutter. The […]

  • Former NASCAR driver killed in single-engine plane crash

    STERLING — Modified stock car great Michael Stefanik has been killed in a single-engine plane crash. He was 61. State police say the crash happened Sunday afternoon in Sterling near the Rhode Island state line. They say the single-engine, single-seat Aerolite 103 took off from the Riconn Airport in Coventry, Rhode Island, and had been turning back toward the airfield when it crashed into a wooded area near the airport. NASCAR confirmed that Stefanik was killed in the accident. Stefanik […]

  • College bribery scandal revives debate over Connecticut case

    BRIDGEPORT  — Actress Felicity Huffman’s 14-day jail sentence in the college admissions scandal is reviving debate over the case of a black, homeless mother in Connecticut who received a much longer prison sentence. The Connecticut Post reports that Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders retweeted a post Friday comparing Huffman’s sentence to that of Tanya McDowell as he called for criminal justice reform. The newspaper notes musician John Legend also alluded to the cases Saturday as he argued that neither woman […]

  • Newcomer Brown scores as Patriots beat Dolphins 43-0

    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Brown also made an 18-yard catch on his first play for the Patriots, who signed him Monday. He finished with 56 yards on four receptions, all in the first half. The NFL allowed the four-time All-Pro receiver to play despite a civil lawsuit filed Tuesday by his former trainer accusing him of sexually assaulting her on three occasions. New England’s defense outscored Miami with interception returns for touchdowns of 54 yards by Stephon Gilmore and 69 […]

  • Ortiz says he doesn’t know what might have led to attack

    David Ortiz said he is still trying to mentally process the shooting at a Dominican nightclub that seriously injured him and doesn’t know what led to the attack. The retired Red Sox slugger spoke to Univision in an interview posted online Friday, his first since being shot. Ortiz dismissed speculation that he was a target and said he wasn’t involved in anything shady that would have led to an attack. “I don’t have enemies. I don’t know why anyone would […]

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