<![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 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:37:06 -0400 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:37:06 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Remembering Jasper Howard]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:18:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/jasperhowardsat0999550262.jpg
Former UConn football player Jasper Howard will be remembered Saturday with a statue in his honor at Rentschler Field, where he played his final game. Kevin Nathan talks to Jasper's family and former coach about...]]>
<![CDATA[Gronkowski Looking Forward to Facing Broncos]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:32:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/gronkowski-cleared-to-play.jpg
The biggest storyline heading into Sunday's Broncos-Patriots game is the latest iteration of the Brady-Manning Bowl. But it will also be the first time Rob Gronkowski and T.J. Ward meet on the field since Ward's...

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<![CDATA[Boatright Ready to Defend National Title]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:58:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/uconn+kentucky+win+6.jpg
The Huskies are atop the preseason AAC coaches poll and senior point guard Ryan Boatright has every intention of not only living up to that, but helping UConn repeat as national champions.

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<![CDATA[Ollie Talks Expectations for 2014-15]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:27:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/483304481.jpg
With the season two weeks away, coach Kevin Ollie spent much of Wednesday's media day talking about the expectations for his team, a mix of young players and veterans, that will try to defend its national title...

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<![CDATA[Boatright: If Ollie left, I Might Have Too]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:53:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP558842148611.jpg
During American Athletic Conference media day Wednesday UConn point guard Ryan Boatright spoke about the prospects of losing coach Kevin Ollie to the NBA, which was a hot topic in the offseason, shortly...

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<![CDATA[A Homecoming Fit for a King]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:52:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/457402746.jpg
LeBron James' return to his home base after four seasons in Miami and two titles has Cleveland talking championship and 70 wins. The Cavs have never won the title and Cleveland hasn't had a champ since the 1964...

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<![CDATA[Players and Fans Celebrate Giants' World Series Win]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:42:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP283856501206.jpg
Giants fans and players celebrated their team's eighth World Series win, only two years after they last claimed the title.

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<![CDATA[Belichick Says Manning Has No Weaknesses]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:10:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/manning+chargers+defense.jpg
Bill Belichick isn't one for hyperbole, which is readily apparent if you've seen him in front of a microphone for more than 15 seconds. And with the latest Brady-Manning Bowl looming, the Patriots coach...

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<![CDATA[Huskies Headline AAC Preseason Awards]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:56:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/483300509.jpg
The American Athletic Conference preseason awards are out and there are Huskies everywhere. Not only was UConn picked to win the AAC by the league's coaches, senior point guard Ryan Boatright has been named the...

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<![CDATA[Report: Calhoun Could Miss Week With Knee Injury]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:54:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/omar-calhoun-napier.jpg
This is a big season for Omar Calhoun. The junior guard struggled with injuries and inconsistency last season but now he's fully focused and has the full confidence of coach Kevin

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<![CDATA[Diaco Talks Young Secondary, WRs, RBs]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:49:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/uconn+bob+diaco+stony+brook.jpg
It's homecoming. Typically, that means a cream puff opponent is scheduled to insure an easy win. But this isn't a typical season for the Huskies, a team in transition. So when USF comes to town Saturday,...

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<![CDATA[Michael Jordan Tweets "I'm Back!"]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:50:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/tlmd_michael_jordan_apuesta.JPG
Michael Jordan is trying his hand at social media, and he went all out for his first tweet Tuesday. In the tweet, which was posted to the Charlotte Hornets official Twitter account, Jordan revived his legendary...

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<![CDATA[Canseco Accidentally Shoots Own Finger Cleaning Gun]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:13:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/jose-canseco-getty.jpg
Former baseball star Jose Canseco accidentally shot himself in the finger while cleaning what authorities say is a large-caliber handgun in his Las Vegas home Monday afternoon, police told NBC News.

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<![CDATA[Team CT Finishes 5th in PGA Junior Golf Championship]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:58:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Golf+Ball+Generic.jpg
This past weekend, Team Connecticut placed fifth at the PGA Junior League Golf Championship in Duluth, Georgia.

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<![CDATA[Several Yale Bulldogs Leading The Nation]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:03:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Several_Yale_Bulldogs_Leading_The_Nation_1200x675_349010499880.jpg
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<![CDATA[Redskins PR Pulls QB From Interview]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:29:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/165*120/457968826.jpg
Amid the euphoria of the Redskins' 20-17 overtime victory against the Cowboys on Monday, no one can blame quarterback Colt McCoy's exuberance following his exceptional

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<![CDATA[Brady and Manning Meet (Again) Sunday]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:53:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/457377524.jpg
It's that time of year again: Brady vs. Manning. This time the Patriots host the Patriots in Foxboro at 4:25 p.m. ET this Sunday and New England's 37-year-old quarterback took time to reflect on his rivalry with...

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<![CDATA[Pomeroy Ratings Have UConn No. 16]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:48:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kevin-ollie-rim.jpg
Statistician Ken Pomeroy has released his preseason rankings and unlike other such endeavors, this list isn't about hunches or gut feelings, but numbers and equations. A year ago, Pomeroy had Shabazz Napier...]]>
<![CDATA[Young Players Emerging for Huskies]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:40:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/deshon-foxx-2013.jpg
When it comes to the Huskies' offense, there here hasn't been much to celebrate this season. At least not until last Thursday, against 18th-ranked ECU. Quarterback Chandler Whitmer finished with 303 yards in the...

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<![CDATA[Byron Jones' UConn Career Is Over]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:38:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/byron+jones+uconn+cornerback.jpg
Senior cornerback Byron Jones came into the season as one of the few established bright spots on a Huskies team in transition. But on Thursday night in Greenville, NC, Jones played his last game in UConn's 31-21...

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<![CDATA[CCSU Basketball Star Suspended After Hitting Girlfriend: Cops]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:43:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kyle+vinales+mug+with+roster+pic.jpg
Central Connecticut State University basketball star Kyle Vinales has been suspended indefinitely from the team after he was arrested for allegedly hitting his girlfriend.

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<![CDATA[LA Soccer Team Ceases Operations]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 22:03:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/lafile-chivas-usa-fans.jpg
Major League Soccer announced Monday that Los Angeles Club team Chivas USA ceased operations and that a new franchise would begin play in a new soccer-specific stadium in

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<![CDATA[Pats Tom Brady Still Dominating]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:16:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/457894978.jpg
Any questions about Tom Brady and the Patriots offense seem like a distant memory, and for good reason. It's been a month since the Chiefs manhandled New England, 41-14, and in that time the Pats are...

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<![CDATA[NBA Scout: Huskies are Better Than You Think]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:40:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/483304023.jpg
UConn is regularly undervalued in October when preseason polls are all we have to judge how good or bad a team might be, but once we get to February and March, the Huskies often exceed expectations.

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<![CDATA[Chong Looking to Break Out]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:35:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Saniya+Chong.jpg
It's not unusual for freshmen on Geno Auriemma's teams to learn by watching; the roster is stocked with All-Americans and, in general, the coach feels more comfortable with upperclassmen on the floor...

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<![CDATA[UConn and Georgetown to Meet in 2016]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:30:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/483300299.jpg
UConn announced Friday that it would renew its rivalry with old Big East foe Georgetown. The home-and-home series begins in 2016 -- the Hoyas come to the XL Center on Jan. 23 2016 and the Huskies head...

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<![CDATA[Report: Big Clippers Tax Write-Off]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 02:50:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tlmd_steve_ballmer_clippers_microsoft.jpg
Billionaire Steve Ballmer bought the Los Angeles Clippers in August for $2 billion, but he could write off as much as half of that amount in taxes by 2030, according to an analysis by the Financial Times.]]>
<![CDATA[Best of NFL: Week 8]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 01:51:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/457913960.jpg
Don't miss the most dramatic images from the eighth week of the 2014 NFL season.

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<![CDATA[Patriots Roll Past Bears]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:02:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Brady+Gronk+Beating+Bears.jpg
Nearly a month after a soul-crushing loss to the Kansas City Chiefs called Tom Brady's longevity into question, New England puts an exclamation point on its fourth consecutive win, beating Chicago 51-23.

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<![CDATA[Giants Tie Series Against Royals ]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 03:44:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/457868870%281%29.jpg
The San Francisco Giants evened up the World Series 2-2 against the Kansas City Royals, with an 11-4 win in Game 4. The Giants were down 4-1 in the third inning, but scored 10 unanswered runs the rest of...

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<![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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