<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Sports]]> Copyright 2016 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/sports http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:38:01 -0500 Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:38:01 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Soccer Star Solo Might Skip Rio Games: Report]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:53:32 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_58048417797.jpg
U.S. Women's Soccer star Hope Solo said in an interview with Sports Illustrated that she might not go to Brazil for the Summer Olympics because of the Zika virus, the magazine reported Tuesday. Solo and...

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<![CDATA[Hockey Player Helps Stranger]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:44:45 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Darling.png
There are plenty of stories about professional athletes behaving badly, but if you’re seeking out an example of a player who goes the extra mile, Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Scott Darling seems to be a...

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<![CDATA[Peyton Manning Explains Eli's Reaction]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 11:53:16 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-508990438.jpg
Peyton Manning put speculation to rest, explaining why his brother didn't appear to be celebrating.

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<![CDATA[Docs Detail Alleged Manziel Beating]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 12:39:19 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/JohnnyManziel-AP_324132097739.jpg
NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel hit his girlfriend Colleen Crowley so severely on Jan. 29 that she suffered a ruptured eardrum and still can't hear in her left ear, the woman's attorney said Monday.

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<![CDATA[Tweet From Seahawks' Lynch May Indicate Retirement]]> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 23:28:56 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/MarshawnLynch-AP_324019937170.jpg
Leave it to Marshawn Lynch to be at the center of attention in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl. Except this time, Lynch may have given the surest sign he's on the verge of retirement. Lynch, the mercurial...

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<![CDATA[Levi's Stadium Turf Causes Issues for Super Bowl 50 Players]]> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 21:50:43 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/levi-stadium-turf-new.jpg
Players on the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers were forced to change cleats during the first half of Super Bowl 50 due to footing issues with the Levi's Stadium sod. After the halftime show, not only...

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<![CDATA[Celebrities at Super Bowl 50]]> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 09:44:40 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AMBRO_GettyImages-508985750.jpg
Famous faces dotted the crowds at Super Bowl 50 as A-list celebrities flocked to see the Carolina Panthers take on the Denver Broncos at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

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<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Super Bowl 50]]> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 09:58:36 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-508990588.jpg


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<![CDATA[Cannabis Activists: Pot Could Help Cure 1 of NFL's Ills]]> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 09:03:00 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CTE-split-stabler-seau.jpg
With much of the NFL world camped out in the San Francisco Bay Area in the days before Super Bowl 50, researchers released sobering news: late Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler had a degenerative...

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<![CDATA[Broncos Player Surprises Fan With Super Bowl 50 Tickets]]> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 13:22:35 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/vernon+1.jpeg
A Denver Broncos player dropped a bombshell on a cancer and heart transplant patient the night before the Super Bowl and was moved to tears by the encounter. Alex Walter, who is undergoing treatment at...

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<![CDATA[Time-Lapse: Watch the Demolition of Candlestick Park]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 16:24:11 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CANDLESTICK+GIF_18147279.gif
As the San Francisco 49ers’ new home, Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, gets ready to host Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, the development company building a new mixed-used complex released time-lapse video of Candlestick...

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<![CDATA[Road to Rio's Olympics: Six Things to Watch ]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 17:07:51 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/RioAthletesZika-AP_469134667784.jpg
The first Olympics to be held in South America will take place in August, when 10,500 athletes from 206 countries will compete in Rio de Janeiro. Six months out, here are six ways to follow the 2016 Summer...

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<![CDATA[Snoop Dogg, Super Bowl Reporter]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:13:15 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/snoop5.jpg
Rapper Snoop Dogg turned into a Super Bowl 50 “reporter” during the Broncos and Panthers press conference in Santa Clara Thursday, chatting up Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and telling Panthers linebacker...

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<![CDATA[Golden State Warriors Honored at White House]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:27:02 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/AP_82877935622.jpg
In a season of memorable moments for the Golden State Warriors, the 2015 NBA Champions can add a White House visit to that list.

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<![CDATA[Jerry Rice Poses as Lyft Driver]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 15:01:08 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/jerry-rice-lyft-driver-super-bowl.jpg
A handful of lucky Lyft riders got a huge surprise in the Bay Area recently. The rideshare service used hidden cameras to capture reactions when Hall of Famer and 49ers legend Jerry Rice went undercover as...

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<![CDATA[Broncos Player Sent Home After Questioned in Prostitution Sting]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 02:31:48 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ryan-murphy.jpg
Ryan Murphy, a member of the Denver Broncos' practice squad, was questioned and released by Bay Area sheriff's deputies during a prostitution sting Tuesday. Authorities determined Murphy was not involved...

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<![CDATA[Manning Calls HGH Allegations 'Complete Junk']]> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 21:46:17 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/199*120/0201peytonmanning2.jpg
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning said at Super Bowl Media Night he wants to make it clear that the allegations made against him in an Al Jazeera documentary about sports doping are "complete junk."

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<![CDATA[12 Adoptable CT Pups Promote Puppy Bowl]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 10:02:15 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Puppy+Bowl+Tour+1+1200.jpg
Before you watch the Broncos and the Panthers duke it out in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, how about a round of "a-paws" for Connecticut puppies picked to play in a dogged football game for the doggone cute...

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<![CDATA[3 Broncos Buses Collide in Bay Area]]> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 02:14:07 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/2016-02-01_14-54-41.jpg
Three Denver Broncos team buses collided with each other in Sunnyvale shortly after leaving a Super Bowl 50 practice session Monday. California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers were providing a security...

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<![CDATA[Trinity's Squash Dynasty]]> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 08:01:00 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/TRINITYSQUASH020116.jpg
The Trinity men's squash team has 15 national titles under head coach Paul Assaiante and owns the longest winning streak in college sports history. But in this week's More Than The Score, Kevin Nathan explores...]]>
<![CDATA[Hernandez Prison Letter Talks Pats]]> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 09:37:31 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/aaron+hernandez1.JPG
Another alleged prison letter from former New England Patriots star player and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez has come to light. The note, first posted by TMZ Sports, praises Hernandez's former teammate...

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