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Top PGA pro McIlroy to play 2017 Travelers tournament

Patricia Daddona |

Rory McIlroy, the reigning FedExCup champion of the PGA Tour, has committed to play in the 2017 Travelers Championship tournament in June, organizers announced Friday.

Malloy: Choice is modernize or close aging XL Center

Mark Pazniokas | CT Mirror | 1

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday that a $250 million plan to overhaul the aging XL Center in downtown Hartford to keep University of Connecticut teams as tenants is a blueprint to modernize a 1970s...

Webster Bank sues ex-ballpark developer, others for nearly $6M

Patricia Daddona |

Waterbury-based Webster Bank is suing Centerplan Construction Co., the former builder of Dunkin' Donuts Park, for allegedly partially defaulting on three separate loans totaling more than $10.2...

Hundreds vie for Yard Goats' stadium jobs

Patricia Daddona |

More than twice the number of people needed for game-day positions with the Hartford Yard Goats come opening day April 13 in Dunkin' Donuts Park turned out at a weekend job fair.

Legislators: $250M for XL Center while foundations crumble?

Eric Bedner | Journal Inquirer | 2

Many area legislators are questioning Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposal to spend $250 million on renovations to the XL Center, saying they would prefer more attention be paid to the crumbling...

UConn ticket surcharge to fund athletic facilities

Neill Ostrout | Journal Inquirer |

UConn is adding a surcharge it calls a “Facilities Investment Together” fee on all athletic tickets beginning in the 2017-18 academic year to support athletics building projects around...

Plan for XL Center to test value of entertainment


The Hartford Whalers haven't played a game in the capital city in two decades — but a visitor to the region could be forgiven for thinking the team was still around. The Hartford Whaler Booster...

Yard Goats prep for season, selling tickets Mar. 14

Patricia Daddona |

The Hartford Yard Goats' home game tickets go on sale March 14 for all games, including its planned opening day April 13 at the delayed but progressing Dunkin' Donuts Park.

Dillon Stadium developer pleads guilty to fraud charges

Gregory Seay |

An Avon man involved in a scheme to redevelop Hartford's Dillon Stadium and bring pro soccer to the city was convicted Monday of money-laundering charges related to the scheme, federal authorities...

Berthiaume embraces second act as N. Britain baseball GM

John Stearns |

Gerry Berthiaume was home over the holidays working as treasurer for his church when Mike Pfaff, co-owner of the New Britain Bees baseball team, called about his interest in becoming general manager.

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