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SmartAsset: Hartford deserves a pro franchise

A consumer financial technology company used a bit of math to determine that the Hartford metro area deserves a professional sports team.

Rentschler Field to bear Pratt name

Under an agreement announced Thursday, Rentschler Field in East Hartford will soon be called Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field.

Hartford Yard Goats unveil logo

The Hartford Yard Goats minor league baseball team is set to unveil its new logo and team colors at 1 p.m. today at the XL Center in Hartford.

ESPN promotes College Football Playoff exec

Bristol sports programmer ESPN has promoted the executive who was in charge of the College Football Playoff programming, which created the largest audience in cable television history in January.

Travelers tourney sending $1.5M to charities

The Travelers Championship, which concluded Sunday in a playoff won by Bubba Watson, raised more than $1.5 million, according to the insurer and title sponsor.

Equestrian products retailer to enter CT market

Publicly traded equestrian products retailer Dover Saddlery Retail said it will open its first two stores in Connecticut later this year.

Travelers Championship tees up week of events

Though the pros won’t hit their first official tournament golf shots until Thursday, the Travelers Championship in Cromwell officially tees off Monday with an opening ceremony and a pro-am...

Yard Goats: Price of naming rights confidential

The soon-to-be Hartford Yard Goats minor league baseball team announced a ballpark naming-rights deal with Dunkin' Donuts, but the team says it won't disclose the amount.

Dunkin’ Donuts buys naming rights to Hartford ballpark

When Hartford’s ballpark opens for its inaugural season in 2016, it will bear the name of the ubiquitous New England coffee and breakfast retailer Dunkin’ Donuts, the Hartford Yard Goats...

UTC adds two years to tennis tourney sponsorship

United Technologies Corp. said it has renewed its fledgling sponsorship of the Connecticut Open women’s tennis tournament through 2017.

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