After the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 expired, food stamp recipients saw their benefits decrease. The Act was always a temporary measure. Let's look at the food stamp program and the result of the reductions.
Yes, Eli Manning is playing badly. Yes, he leads the league in interceptions. But doesn't two Super Bowl wins earn you some patience from the fans? Stop your booing Giants fans, Manning's struggles are over.
The University of Connecticut football team is 0-2 after a loss to the Maryland Terrapins. With Michigan on the horizon, coach Paul Pasquoloni can't afford another losing season. To date he's yet to post a winning record with the Huskies.
The US equivalent to the royal couple, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, recently announced their pregnancy. The news is a welcome diversion from the financial cliff talk, and gives us plenty to be excited about.
With the preseason over the Connecticut Sun must reduce their roster size from 13 players to 11. With last year's playoff experience under their belt, the Sun are ready to pursue their first WNBA championship.
Dawn Evans is fighting an uphill battle to make the Connecticut Sun roster, but she's faced tougher odds. Diagnosed with a kidney disease in college, Evans plays with kidneys that operate at 20% efficiency. Make the team or not, Evans is an inspiration.
When the Connecticut Sun made their selection in the 2012 WNBA draft former UCONN player Tiffany Hayes was available. With no space on their young roster the Sun selected an international player who can help in a few years.
With the tenth practice finished, the UCONN football team is coming together. There are several players who are making a name for themselves and impressing coaches. Only four practices remain before they can impress fans at the Blue and White game.
The Connecticut Sun have the ninth pick in the upcoming WNBA draft. With five former UCONN players currently on the roster, the Sun may add another, by drafting Tiffany Hayes, the senior guard from the University of Connecticut.
UCONN has a history of good running backs, and last year Lyle McCombs replaced one of the most successful Connecticut running backs, Jordan Todman. McCombs is looking for another 1000 yard year, and behind him are plenty of talented backs.
The New York Yankees season begins on April 6, Good Friday not Friday the 13. My earlier mistake made me realize that as a fan I should be more understanding to Yankee players who struggle. So, this year I'm going to be supportive like a protective cup.
New York Yankees sent designated hitter Jesus Montero to Seattle for Michael Pineda. With Pineda's recent injury many are declaring the Mariners winners in the trade, but I say it is way too early to tell.
Tina Charles was named to her first Olympic Basketball team. The Connecticut Sun center is the teams lone representative. Since arriving in Connecticut, Charles has constantly worked on her game and the Olympics is further confirmation of how good she is.
The Connecticut Sun are celebrating their 10th anniversary in the state this year. The team needs fan support. Connecticut this year let's give the Sun an anniversary gift of great attendance for their 17 home games.
The Connecticut Sun begin their preseason on May 7 at home against the New York Liberty. 2012 is the teams 10th anniversary in the state of Connecticut, and the perfect time for their first WNBA title.
Raul Ibanez is the new designated hitter for the New York Yankees. Unfortunately, so far this spring he's been the designated non-hitter. Jorge Posada, it's not too late to come back, and join Pettitte and restore the Core Four.
The UCONN Huskies football team has lost another player and spring practice has just begun. Cornerback Tevrin Brandon is no longer on the team or enrolled in school after getting arrested on a variety of charges.
New York Yankee pitcher Joba Chamberlain is injured again this time a dislocated ankle that may cost him his career. Yankee fans will always wonder what could have been if Chamberlain managed to remain healthy.
Ivan Nova was a pleasant surprise for the New York Yankees last year showing poise and maturity. This season early trouble in spring training has the young pitcher playing the blame game with his catcher. So much for poise and maturity?
At the start of another spring practice, the University of Connecticut will once again have a battle for the starting quarterback job. Looking to improve on their passing game, whoever wins the job will have weapons at the wide receiver position.
Last summer my family and I took a vacation to Cedar Point in Ohio. With the rising cost of gas, this years summer vacation is likely canceled. I can't afford a family vacation with gas at $5 a gallon.
While the official recruiting may be over for this season UCONN is still adding to their team. The team recently added Sean Marinan Jr. a Xavier graduate who played on the defensive and offensive line.
The Big East football conference will have a new look in 2013. The changes have started this year with the loss of West Virginia and the return of Temple. For UCONN the timing couldn't be better. Like the Big East, Connecticut is also getting better.
For the second year in a row the University of Connecticut will begin spring practice with a quarterback battle. Johnny McEntee, Scott McCummings, Michael Nebrich, are joined by Casey Cochran and Chandler Whitmer in the under center competition.
The first time he touched me “down there,” I was 5 years old. I carried that secret for years. The Jerry Sandusky case isn’t about Penn State, that’s merely the location, it’s about adults who didn’t do enough to protect children.
I’m a New York Yankees fan as well as a fan of the game and appreciate good players. Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek was a good player who played with grit. I still say his impending retirement has to do with the new policy of no alcohol in the dugout.
I was recently told, by a Red Sox fan, that the only thing worse than the Yankees are Yankees fans. I have a plea to Boston fans, let’s try to get along this season it will be easy if we focus on these things.
The University of Connecticut football team already has one loss, safety Jerome Junior couple that with the loss of Kendall Reyes and the Huskies have several questions on defense. Filling the vacant safety spot is the first order of business.
University of Connecticut wide receiver Kashif Moore, stands at only 5’9” but managed to out jump his taller counterparts at the NFL combine. Moore was first among receivers in the high jump and performed well at combine.
Three University of Connecticut players are headed to Indianapolis to the NFL Combine. Kendall Reyes, Dave Teggart and Kashif Moore will run drills, step on scales and answer questions to impress NFL personnel.
The University of Connecticut football team has a lot to offer prospective recruits. From a head coach with professional and college experience, to a top-notch university Connecticut is an up and coming football program.
Though the season was disappointing for the UCONN football team, four seniors recently received honors for their play. Petrus, Ryan, Reyes and Teggart all received invitations to play in all-star games.
The UCONN offense struggled last season with an inexperienced quarterback and receiving group, but Mike Smith returns from suspension along with transfer players Shakim Phillips and Bryce McNeal, instantly improving the team.
For the third time, the New York Yankees have a Mattingly in there organization. Preston Mattingly is the second son of the Yankee legend, Don Mattingly to play in the Yankee organization. Let’s hope he has more success than his brother Taylor.
After a big win against Rutgers, the UCONN football team needs a victory in their final game of the season for a chance at a bowl game. Huskies need to defeat Cincinnati, for a chance to continue their bowl streak.
With the disappointing end to their WNBA season behind them, several Connecticut Sun players are playing overseas. Tina Charles, Asjha Jones, Danielle McCray and Jessica Moore are some of the Sun players currently in Europe.
New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, in his 17th season, continues to pitch at a high level. The longtime Yankee closer now holds the career saves record, 602, after a record-breaking save against the Twins on 9/19.
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi wants to look at his six-man rotation today. After a poor performance by Freddy Garcia, he may change his mind. Thankfully, Jesus Montero saved the day with the first two home runs of his big league career.
Another NFL season is set to begin and this years rookie quarterbacks are in the spotlight. Odds are not all of them will make it and I think two, Jake Locker and Blaine Gabbert have a better chance than Cam Newton and Christian Ponder.
CC Sabathia has finally beaten the Red Sox after going 0-4 on the year against Boston. The win pulls the Yankees to within a half a game of the Red Sox. Phil Hughes and A.J. Burnett pitch next in an audition to remain in the rotation
Alex Smith has struggled to become the 49ers franchise quarterback since arriving in San Francisco. Chad Henne was booed in preseason and is running out of time in Miami. In Oakland Jason Campbell hasnt become the answer to the Raiders QB problems.
The New York Yankees earned a split over the Baltimore Orioles thanks to Freddy Garcia. With the Boston Red Sox up next, the Yankees' rotation needs to step up. CC Sabathia, Phil Hughes and A.J. Burnett are scheduled to pitch for the Yankees.
The University of Connecticut's recently-released depth chart for their opener against Fordham contains several question marks. On offense, the quarterback, running back and tight end positions are undecided. Ready or not the season begins Sept. 1.
With the college football season set to begin, the UConn QB race is down to three, and coach Paul Pasqualoni won't announce the starter until the day of the first game. Hopefully, a new QB and new coaching staff will revive the Huskies' passing game.
The Connecticut Sun lost another road game after failing again to hold a second half lead. The loss to Tulsa drop the Sun 1ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â½ games behind Indiana, the Sun can still catch the Fever, but returning the playoffs is the first priority.
The New York Yankees have one series win in the last three attempts. With the Red Sox up next and the playoff race heating up, the Yankees need to step up their game, especially against their rivals who own a 10-2 over them this year.
The University of Connecticut is back on the field getting ready for the upcoming season. The priority now is finding the quarterback who will lead the team. The four-man competition may now be down to two: Michael Nebrich and Johnny McEntee.
The Yankees will have a crowded rotation once Freddy Garcia returns. While several Yankee starters are currently struggling, Phil Hughes has finally emerged from his early-season collapse. Now, can it last and can the Yankees count on the rest of the starters?
Maybe it's fatigue the result of back-to-back games late in the WNBA season that's caused the Sun to fade at the end of their last two games both overtime defeats. With only eight games remaining the Sun need to play better down the stretch.
Jorge Posada a member of the "Core Four," now the "Key Three," is likely the next long time Yankee to leave New York. The former catcher, now DH, has struggled all season but after a recent six-RBI game there's hope maybe he can go out on top.
Young pitcher Ivan Nova is giving Yankees fans a reason to love him with his recent play. The Yankees starter has won six games in a row and has a 2.92 ERA in his last eight games. He's done all he can to remain a starter in New York's rotation.
Just when it looked like Phil Hughes' season was over the young Yankee starter pitched a gem against the White Sox, going six innings and allowing only three hits and no runs. If Nova and Hughes can pitch well they'll make a good Yankees rotation better.
In their latest series, the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles highlighted the haves and have-nots of the AL East. In the doubleheader, the Yankees scored 12 runs in the first inning and Ivan Nova showed he belongs in the rotation.
With the football season finally underway, the New England Patriots once again brought in troubled veteran players this time, Chad Johnson and Albert Haynesworth. If the past is an indicator, both players will enjoy great seasons.
New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter has recovered after a horrible 2011 season that started like his career-low 2010 year ended. After batting .250 in the first month of the season, Jeter is now batting .273. His resurgence is welcomed and needed.