<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Sports]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/sports http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Mon, 05 Oct 2015 00:03:07 -0400 Mon, 05 Oct 2015 00:03:07 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[BYU Overcomes 3 Turnovers to Beat UConn 30-13 ]]> Sat, 03 Oct 2015 11:28:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/uconn+football_generic+shot.jpg
Tanner Mangum was 35 of 53 for 365 yards and connected with Mitch Mathews for two fourth-quarter touchdowns to help BYU beat UConn 30-13 on Friday night.

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<![CDATA[Giants Face Good Test in Rex Ryan and the Bills]]> Fri, 02 Oct 2015 11:41:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Rex-Ryan-NY-Bills.jpg
Ryan doesn't scoff at reporters with the same unbridled disdain that occasionally bubbles up from Giants coach Tom Coughlin.

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<![CDATA[Jets Too Good for Fish, in London or Anywhere]]> Fri, 02 Oct 2015 10:01:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ndamukong+suh.jpg
The Dolphins have no business beating the Jets -- be it in London, New York, Miami or on Mars. If the Jets play smart, they’ll get the W. If they play like they did vs. Philly, all bets are off -- except...

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<![CDATA['Deflategate' Appeal Date Set]]> Wed, 30 Sep 2015 11:28:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-486084636.jpg
The "Deflategate" appeal could be heard as early as Super Bowl week, according to an expedited appeal process that was approved this week. The NFL had asked the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for an...

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<![CDATA[Red Sox Manager Meets Obama at Hotel Gym]]> Tue, 29 Sep 2015 20:49:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/165*120/obama+red+sox+mannager.jpg
Just like any other morning on a Boston Red Sox road trip, interim manager Torey Lovullo woke up and headed for the gym at the team hotel. Only this time, he met a new exercise partner during an unforgettable...

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<![CDATA[Diaco Discusses Toughness of BYU]]> Mon, 28 Sep 2015 17:19:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/diacoonbyu.jpg
UConn head coach talks about the Huskies' next opponent, a road game at BYU.]]>
<![CDATA[Nationals Suspend Papelbon After Scuffle With Harper]]> Mon, 28 Sep 2015 14:27:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/20150927+Papelbon+Harper.jpg
The Washington Nationals suspended relief pitcher Jonathan Papelbon for four games without pay for his dugout fight with outfielder Bryce Harper during Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Papelbon...

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Harper, Papelbon Scuffle in Nationals Dugout]]> Sun, 27 Sep 2015 20:46:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/20150927+Papelbon+Harper.jpg
Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper and relief pitcher Jonathan Papelbon fought in the dugout during Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Harper was returning to the dugout after flying out to...

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<![CDATA[Top NFL Photos: Week 3]]> Mon, 28 Sep 2015 11:17:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-490376700.jpg
See the best photos from professional football during Week 3 of the NFL.

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<![CDATA[Brady's 400th Helps Pats Blaze Past Jags]]> Sun, 27 Sep 2015 17:23:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-490319956.jpg
The Patriots quarterback has now followed up an offseason court battle to reverse a four-game suspension with three incredible performances, including a 51-17 victory over the Jaguars.

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<![CDATA[Mr. 400: Brady Throws Landmark Touchdown Pass]]> Sun, 27 Sep 2015 15:03:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/185*120/GettyImages-490320068.jpg
The Patriots star is just the fourth quarterback of all time to reach the benchmark.

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<![CDATA[St. Louis Rams' Pyrotechnics Show Sets Field on Fire]]> Sun, 27 Sep 2015 14:03:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_155791848584.jpg
The matchup between the Pittsburg Steelers and St. Louis Rams was briefly delayed Sunday after a corner of the field caught fire during the pre-game festivities.

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<![CDATA[ESPN Reportedly Re-Evaluating 'SportsCenter']]> Fri, 25 Sep 2015 17:04:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/sportscenter_crop.jpg
ESPN's signature 'SportsCenter' news program is reportedly undergoing changes to keep up with the 24 hour pace of online news. According to The Big Lead, ESPN will cut the show's airtime in half and drop...

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<![CDATA[Best Takeways From Giants' Win Over Washington]]> Fri, 25 Sep 2015 13:13:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Redskins+Giants+Punt+Blocked+092415+GettyImages-489878872.jpg
Let’s look at some other best things associated with the Giants-Washington game.

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<![CDATA[Down Is Up With Kelly, But Jets Still Better Than Philly]]> Fri, 25 Sep 2015 10:46:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Chip-Kelly-Loss.jpg
Only in the bizarro world that mad scientist Chip Kelly has created does it make sense that the Jets should fear the idea of Mark Sanchez getting in the game on Sunday. Kelly, Philly’s coach/default GM/yogi...

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<![CDATA[Baby Born During Third Inning]]> Fri, 25 Sep 2015 18:54:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Petco-Park-Generic-Garske.jpg
Now this is a true love of the game. A woman gave birth at Petco Park Thursday night around the third inning of the Padres vs. San Francisco Giants game. The baby boy, named Levi, is the first to be born...

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<![CDATA[Must-Win Game for Giants Against Washington]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2015 10:28:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/beason4.jpg
Thursday night’s game against Washington is a must-win for the Giants. At 0-2, and bearing the ignominy of being the only team in NFL history to blow two 10-point leads in the fourth quarter of their first...

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<![CDATA[New Britain Clears Hurdle in Plan to Bring Baseball Back to City]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2015 08:06:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ROCKCATSSTILL070915.jpg
A unanimous vote by New Britain's Common Council on Wednesday night means the city is one step closer to bringing baseball back.

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<![CDATA[Female Football Player Makes a Point]]> Fri, 25 Sep 2015 07:42:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/erin+bellucci.jpg
Senior Erin Bellucci, niece of former NFL head coach Eric Mangini, made the Hall High School football team in West Hartford as a kicker. She describes her experiences of being the only female on the team.]]>
<![CDATA[Proposal Could Bring New Baseball Team to New Britain]]> Wed, 23 Sep 2015 14:59:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/New+Britain+Stadium+July+13.jpg
As the Rock Cats transition to move out of the New Britain stadium they have long called home and into a new stadium in Hartford as the Yard Goats, questions remain about what will happen with the stadium...

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<![CDATA[Diaco Wants "Do-Over" on Fake Field Goal Call]]> Wed, 23 Sep 2015 11:14:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/diaco092115.jpg
UConn head coach Bob Diaco was asked if he would still try a fake field goal against Missouri at the end of the game if he was granted a "do-over".]]>
<![CDATA[Jets Held Back On O, Let Loose On D]]> Tue, 22 Sep 2015 11:55:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/revis+jets+new.jpg
If Chan Gailey were any more conservative, he could step in for Scott Walker in the next GOP clown-car debate. Gailey, the Jets’ first-year offensive coordinator and a former head coach in Dallas and Buffalo...

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<![CDATA[Stock Car Driver Dies After 'Medical Event' During Victory Lap]]> Tue, 22 Sep 2015 04:42:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-51262465.jpg
A veteran stock car driver died after suffering a medical emergency during a victory lap at Devil's Bowl Speedway in West Haven, Vermont, track officials said. Leon Gonyo, 63, of Chazy, New York, won the...]]>
<![CDATA[Top NFL Photos: Week 2]]> Tue, 22 Sep 2015 04:44:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-489500840.jpg
See the top photos from Week 2 NFL games.

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