Thumbs up to the UConn women’s basketball group. It did not conclude the way they wished, but it was however a outstanding season for the Huskies. Hit by injuries to a lot of critical gamers, UConn observed a way to rebound and advance to a document 14th consecutive Final Four. The Huskies defeated No. 1 seed Stanford on their way to the championship activity. Alas, South Carolina was also tall and way too proficient, and took household the title UConn had been aiming for. Even now, there’s nothing at all to be ashamed of soon after one more fantastic year in Storrs. As for coach Geno Auriemma, an 11-1 record in title video games is nevertheless rather very good.
Thumbs up to the return of the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament to Stamford. We like to rejoice terms in any kind, but this is a notably special function. It was the 44th edition of the event, and marked a return to the Stamford Marriott — where it originated in 1978 — following a virtual tournament in 2021 and a cancellation in 2000. It carried on less than the way of New York Occasions Crossword Puzzle Editor Will Shortz and concluded with a different victory by seven-time champion Tyler Hinman. Hinman claimed a prize of $3,000.