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I t boasts the University of Connecticut men's and women's basketball teams, which boast a combined 15 NCAA championships and a pas- sionate fan base. The hoops-crazy state also features a WNBA franchise, the Connecticut Sun, that plays in Uncasville's Mohegan Sun Arena. And every year, the Travelers Championship brings the world's best golfers to TPC River Highlands course, raising millions of dollars for charity and boosting the local economy. Minor league baseball is a fixture as well, with the Hartford Yard Goats hosting home games in Dunkin' Donuts Park. So, too, is minor league hockey: The Hartford Wolf Pack, a New York Rangers farm club, takes the ice in the XL Center. Basketball, though, oen takes center stage. Something to cheer about BY PAULA WOLF HARTFORD MIGHT BE SMALLER THAN THE COUNTRY'S MAJOR METROPOLISES, BUT THE CITY'S SPORTS SCENE PLAYS BIG. THE UCONN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM, which has won 11 national championships, is a huge draw in the Hartford area. UCONN ATHLETICS 34 HBJ HARTFORD LIVE WORK PLAY

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