Elsie A. Dotson

A look at the area’s top basketball and hockey players and teams

Here are some players and teams to watch in girls and boys basketball and ice hockey. The winter high school season opens Monday.



a group of people playing a game of basketball: East Catholic's Luke Strole, center, gets to the basket between Windsor's Justice Ellison, left, and Troy McCoy, right.


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East Catholic’s Luke Strole, center, gets to the basket between Windsor’s Justice Ellison, left, and Troy McCoy, right.

Boys basketball

Players to watch

Donovan Clingan, C, Bristol Central: The state’s top player, Clingan averaged over 24 points and 17 rebounds as a sophomore. A 7-foot-2 center with 21 Division I offers, Clingan is ranked 49th in ESPN’s class of 2022 rankings.



East Hartford's Tiana Asberry, right, tries to get around East Catholic's Lilly Ferguson at East Catholic in a 2019 game.


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East Hartford’s Tiana Asberry, right, tries to get around East Catholic’s Lilly Ferguson at East Catholic in a 2019 game.

Brody Limric, C, East Catholic: Limric averaged 16 points, nine rebounds and four blocks for the Eagles as a junior. The 6-8 big man is one of the area’s few true centers.

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Baseball reporter dies at 58

Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers speaks with Pedro Gomez of ESPN on July 14, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Getty Images)
Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers speaks with Pedro Gomez of ESPN on July 14, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Getty Images)

ESPN SportsCenter reporter Pedro Gomez has unexpectedly passed away at 58 years old. He joined ESPN in 2003 after stints at several papers as a baseball writer.

The Gomez family said in a statement Sunday: “Pedro was far more than a media personality. He was a Dad, loving husband, loyal friend, coach, and mentor. He was our everything and his kids’ biggest believer. He died unexpectedly at home this afternoon.”

ESPN and Sports Content Chairman James Pitaro said: “We are shocked and saddened to learn that our friend and colleague Pedro Gomez has passed away. Pedro was an elite journalist at the highest level and his professional accomplishments are universally recognized. More importantly, Pedro was a kind, dear friend to us all. Our hearts are with Pedro’s family

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Academy Sports and Outdoors, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASO) Receives $21.81 Consensus Target Price from Brokerages


Academy Sports and Outdoors, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASO) has received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the nine brokerages that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $21.81.

Several research firms recently commented on ASO. Bank of America began coverage on shares of Academy Sports and Outdoors in a report on Tuesday, October 27th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $24.00 price objective for the company. Loop Capital began coverage on shares of Academy Sports and Outdoors in a report on Wednesday, January 27th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $30.00 price objective for the company. Credit Suisse Group raised their price objective on shares of Academy Sports and Outdoors from $20.00 to $24.00 and gave the stock

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Live match preview – Liverpool vs Man City 07.02.2021

Team news and stats ahead of Liverpool vs Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday; kick-off 4.30pm.

Team news

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hopes to have Alisson Becker, Fabinho and Sadio Mane back for the visit of Premier League leaders Manchester City.

The Reds’ goalkeeper missed the midweek defeat by Brighton due to illness, while Fabinho and Mane have sat out recent matches with muscle injuries.

New defensive signing Ozan Kabak is eligible for the squad but it seems unlikely Klopp will throw him straight in for such an important match.

Man City are still without record goalscorer Sergio Aguero and playmaker Kevin De Bruyne.

Aguero continues to build up his fitness in training after a spell out with coronavirus while De Bruyne is absent with a hamstring injury.

Defender Nathan Ake also remains on the sidelines with a muscular problem.

How to follow


Sunday 7th February 4:00pm

Liverpool

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