<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Sports]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/sports http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:36:22 -0400 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:36:22 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Giants Edged by KC, Down 2-1 in WS]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:12:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/457810112.jpg
Sparkling defense, a stingy bullpen and just enough timely hitting. That same winning formula of fundamental baseball put the Kansas City Royals on top in the World Series. The San Francisco Giants were edged by...

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<![CDATA[Patriots Wary of Bears' Forte]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:07:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/vince-wilfork-interception.jpg
The Bears (3-4) come to Foxoboro Sunday in desperate need of a win. If that's to happen, a lot has to go right for Chicago, starting with the play of quarterback Jay Cutler, who has been wildly inconsistent this...

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<![CDATA[Ollie Tries to Block Out Distraction]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:47:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/amida-brimah-surgery.jpg
Earlier this week, coach Kevin Ollie spoke with CBSSports.com about the 2014-15 Huskies, particularly the group of players tasked with defending UConn's national title. Gone is Shabazz Napier, but Ryan Boatright...

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<![CDATA[Lauren Cox Taking Time During Recruiting Process]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:42:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/geno-auriemma-pat-summitt.jpg
UConn received verbal commitments from two of the country's best high school players this week -- Crystal Dangerfield and Kyla Irwin -- and the 2016 class is already taking shape. But for Lauren Cox, another top

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<![CDATA[Huskies Show Life in Loss to ECU]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:41:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/geremy-davis-ecu.jpg
We know it's not popular in big-time athletics but after the way UConn played against 18th-ranked ECU Thursday night, we're going to say it: Despite coming up short 31-21, the performance was a moral victory for...

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<![CDATA[Revis Barred From Tuesday Practice]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:28:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Darrelle+Revis+Getty.jpg
Darrelle Revis was absent from Patriots' practice Tuesday and it had nothing to do with an injury or a personal matter. According to ESPN's Mike Reiss, Revis was late and coach Bill Belichick sent him home.

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<![CDATA[Defense Bright Spot for Diaco]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:35:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/uconn+diaco+sideline_1200.jpg
There haven't been many bright spots to the 2014 season but if first-year coach Bob Diaco has taught us anything through the first two months of the season it's perseverance. While we wait for the offense...

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<![CDATA[AAU Coach Says UConn Right Fit for Irwin]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:32:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/geno-auriemma-2014-recruits.jpg
Tina Thomas is the AAU coach for the Central PA Elite AAU program. One of her players: Kyla Irwin, the latest 2016 recruit for Geno Auriemma and the Huskies. And when Thomas says that Irwin is special, she knows...]]>
<![CDATA[Report: UConn-Louisville to Play in 2016-17]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:09:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/geno-auriemma-PVAM.jpg
Between 2006 and 2013, Louisville and UConn played 16 times. The series is currently on hiatus -- Louisville bolted for the ACC after the '13 season -- but that will be short-lived; according to the...]]>
<![CDATA[War of the Words: Battle Heats Up Between SF, KC Librarians]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:07:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Juan+Marichal+and+Dan+by+Jim+Hart.jpg
The war of words is heating up between two public libraries 1,500 miles apart, as dueling librarians do their part to boost their hometown baseball team's quest to win the World Series

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<![CDATA[Twinning at Conn College]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:00:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/cameltwins102214.jpg
There are four sets of twins playing fall sports at Connecticut College, including a pair on the women's soccer team.]]>
<![CDATA[Huskies Excited About Newsome's Potential]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:45:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/arkeel+newsome+uconn+running+close.jpg
There are few bright spots in UConn's offense, but freshman running back Arkeel Newsome is one of them. And while he hasn't had the fast start to his college career that some had expected, coaches and...

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<![CDATA[Dangerfield Is Complete Player]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:41:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/geno-auriemma-pat-summitt.jpg
Crystal Dangerfield, the first member of the Huskies' 2016 recruiting class, will arrive in Storrs like so many players before her: With countless high school accolades and]]>
<![CDATA[Kyla Irwin Commits to UConn]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:39:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/geno-auriemma-201314.jpg
Days after Crystal Dangerfield made a verbal commitment, Geno Auriemma and the Huskies got a second verbal commitment from Kyla Irwin. The 6-2 junior forward from State College, Penn., made the...]]>
<![CDATA[Kia Nurse Says Team Curious About Canada]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:28:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Kia_Nurse_Fills_in_Teammates_on_All_Things_Canada_1200x675_346266691602.jpg
UConn freshman, Kia Nurse, who is from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, says her teammates have a lot of questions about her home country.]]>
<![CDATA[Report: Pats Lose Jones for a Month]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:49:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/455443516.jpg
The Patriots lost another key member of their defense this week when defensive end Chandler Jones suffered a hip injury that will keep him sidelined for a month, according to a report from the Boston Globe.

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<![CDATA["Polite" Librarians Talk World Series Smack]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:59:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/lib-th.jpg
You know things are getting intense when public librarians begin talking smack about the World Series. In a series of back-and-forth tweets, the city librarians in San Francisco and Kansas City began...
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<![CDATA[Cowboys Waive Michael Sam]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:37:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GERRY_MCCARTHY__1409761483_39578161-620x503.jpg
The Dallas Cowboys have waived defensive end Michael Sam from the team's practice squad.

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<![CDATA[Diaco Looking for More From Boyle]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:58:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tim+Boyle_722.jpg
First-year Huskies coach Bob Diaco may often sugarcoat the message -- partly because he's frequently the bearer of bad news -- but that doesn't mean he's not giving an honest assessment of the situation.

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<![CDATA[Dangerfield Commits to Huskies]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:54:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/geno-auriemma-pat-summitt.jpg
That didn't take long. Shortly after Crystal Dangerfield was on hand for UConn's First Night, the 5-5 junior point guard from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, made an oral commitment to Geno Auriemma's]]>
<![CDATA[Gray to Get More Looks in Pats' Backfield]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:35:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/jonas-gray-pats.jpg
With Stevan Ridley's season over, the Patriots signed Jonas Gray off the practice squad before last Thursday's game against the Jets. The former undrafted free agent out of Notre Dame had three carries for...]]>
<![CDATA[Johnny Damon Coming to Hartford]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:04:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Phillies-Should-Consider-Johnny-Damon.jpg
Johnny Damon is part of a small group to win World Series with both the Red Sox and Yankees, and he is coming to Hartford this week for a YMCA fundraising event.

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<![CDATA[Patriots Turn Attention to Bears]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:45:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bill-belichick-pencil.jpg
After squeaking by the Jets on Thursday, the Patriots had Sunday off. But this is the NFL, where there is no rest for the weary; next up: The the Bears come to Foxboro after another demoralizing home loss, this...]]>
<![CDATA[Diaco Says Huskies are 'in R&D' mode]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:34:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bob+diaco+uconn+pumped.jpg
First-year UConn coach Bob Diaco, who has overseen the team's 1-5 start, is back to the grind after a bye week. The offense has been a mess and it's not clear a fix will happen this

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<![CDATA[Ollie Never Lost Focus After Title Win]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:32:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kevin-ollie-rim.jpg
Kevin Ollie is a lot of thing: young, a national champion, driven and as the Huskies embark on their title defense, extremely focused. In case that wasn't already obvious, he made it crystal clear during a Q & A...]]>
<![CDATA[Huskies Get Verbal Commit From Local Lineman]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:25:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/uconn+football_generic+shot.jpg
The 2015 commitments keep coming for coach Bob Diaco and the Huskies. The latest is New London product Bryan Cespedes, a 6-7, 260-pound offensive lineman, who is commitment No. 18 for UConn.

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<![CDATA[Best of NFL: Week 7]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:38:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/457509990.jpg
Don't miss the most dramatic images from the seventh week of the 2014 NFL season.

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<![CDATA["War Machine" Attempts Suicide: PD]]> Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:54:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/War-Machine-vegas-MMA.jpg
Professional mixed martial arts fighter Jonathan "War Machine" Koppenhaver, who is accused of brutally beating his porn star ex-girlfriend and one of her male friends, tried to commit suicide in a Las...

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<![CDATA[Fact vs. Fiction, Giants-Cowboys]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:00:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/457124394.jpg
Are the Giants really as bad as they seemed last week? Are the Cowboys really as good? Let’s separate Fact from Fiction in advance of this key NFC East matchup.

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<![CDATA[Pats’ D Holds on But Must Improve]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:56:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tom-brady-geno-smith.jpg
Patriots coach Bill Belichick wasn't kidding when he called Thursday night's effort against the Jets a "grind-it-out game" before noting that "It was good enough, but it wasn't our best."]]>
<![CDATA[USA Today Coaches Polls Has Huskies at No. 15]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:26:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/uconn9.jpg
The defending national champion Huskies begin the 2014-15 season as the 15th-ranked team, according to the USA Today coaches preseason poll.

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<![CDATA[Morgan Tuck Glad to Be Healthy]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:23:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/morgan-tuck-title.jpg
There's plenty of reason for optimism for the 2014-15 Huskies and much of that has to do with the fact that they're coming off back-to-back NCAA titles and return the nation's best player, Breanna Stewart.]]>
<![CDATA[In '08, Stewart Almost Didn't Play With U16 Team]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:13:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/breanna-stewart-mop.jpg
Junior Breanna Stewart, the best college basketball player in the country, returns to UConn fresh off a stint with Team USA and their gold-medal performance at the FIBA Championship earlier this month. ]]>
<![CDATA[Huskies Begin Title Defense With First Official Practice]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:55:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/uconn+first+practice_1200.jpg
The Huskies' first practice is in the books. The two-time defending national champions have begun the process of defending their title for a third straight time, a journey that officially begins when they...

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<![CDATA[UConn Gets Commit From Dynamic WR]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:56:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/New+UConn+Helmet_722.jpg
Offense has been the biggest issue facing UConn this season and the 1-5 record certainly bears that out. But help could be on the way in the form of the 2015 recruiting class. The group includes seven offensive...]]>
<![CDATA[Freshman Williams Battles Back From Injury]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:03:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/geno-auriemma-201314.jpg
UConn's freshman class is stacked but that isn't unusual for a Geno Auriemma team. The 2014-15 group includes Gabby Williams, Kia Nurse, Sadie Edwards and Courtney Ekmark. And while all four made it...]]>