<![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 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:34:44 -0400 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:34:44 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Autistic Boy Forced to Remove His Letter Jacket]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:40:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/LetterJacket.jpg
A mother is outraged after her son's school forces him to remove a varsity letter jacket because special-needs athletes aren't allowed to wear the letters.]]>
<![CDATA[Mosqueda-Lewis Redefines Sharpshooter]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:19:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kaleena+mosqueda+lewis+uconn.jpg
Senior Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis needs just six more 3-pointers to break the all-time NCAA mark. Whatever happens, she will leave UConn as one of the best pure shooters ever to take the floor, and in another...]]>
<![CDATA[Huskies Fine With In-Season Twitter Ban]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:16:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/uconn-AP967109896261.jpg
Social media is a peculiar thing, especially for young student-athletes that have always had Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the like as a part of their lives. But sometimes posting every thought for the world...

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Napier Reflects on NBA Rookie Season]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:14:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP878922222427.jpg
A year ago, Shabazz Napier was leading the Huskies to a national title. A few months later, he was an NBA first-round pick, headed for Miami and LeBron. Except LeBron returned to Cleveland and Napier's...

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Former UNC Coach, Dean Smith, Leaves $200 to Former Players]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:45:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/80261754.jpg
Every letter winner who played for former North Carolina basketball coach, Dean Smith, was granted with a heart-warming suprise a month after his dead: $200 dollars from his estate.]]>
<![CDATA[Top Sports Photos 2015]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:07:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/topSports-USA-DEN-467516564.jpg
Click to see dramatic sports photos from the NFL, to basketball, baseball and more.

Photo Credit: FrontzoneSport via Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Wisconsin Basketball Player Accidentally Admits Crush]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:13:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2015-03-26-at-5.37.13-PM.jpg
Cattywampus. Onomatopoeia. Antidisestablishmentarianism. For Nigel Hayes, Wisconsin college basketball forward, these are the words of modern love letter.
This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story on our mobile site.]]>
<![CDATA[Mom Says Hamilton Staying at UConn]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:39:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/daniel-hamilton-uconn.jpg
Daniel Hamilton averaged 10.9 points per game as a freshman and earned AAC All-Rookie Team honors. He was arguably the Huskies second-best player after Ryan Boatright, and certainly one of the most consistent. ]]>
<![CDATA[Diaco Talks About Newest QB Anderson]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:36:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/uconn+diaco+sideline_1200.jpg
Add another name to the mix. Garrett Anderson, a junior college transfer, will join the list of quarterbacks trying to win the job. He arrives this summer.

Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com]]>
<![CDATA[Casey Cochran Eyes Future in Media]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:33:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/casey+cochran+uconn+coach.jpg
A year ago at this time, Casey Cochran was in the mix for UConn's starting quarterback job. He'd win it a few months later, but after suffering a concussion in the first game of the season, Cochran promptly...

Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut]]>
<![CDATA[Bengals' Devon Still: My Daughter Kicked Cancer's Butt ]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:00:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Devon+and+Leah+New.jpg
After months of treatment, constant updates on social media and nationwide support, Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still shared the news he hoped to hear for over a year.
This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story on our mobile site.]]>
<![CDATA[Red Sox Criticize Teammates' Tweets]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:39:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/RedSoxTweet.jpg
You might have fewer followers than your favorite Red Sox players, but their Twitter handles are far from flawless.
This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story on our mobile site.]]>
<![CDATA[New York Yankees Pay Homage to "The Sandlot" in New Ad]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 08:10:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Brett-Gardner-Yankees-Rangers-0729.jpg
The New York Yankees are paying homage to classic baseball movie “The Sandlot” with a recreation of its famous Babe Ruth scene.

Photo Credit: AP
This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story on our mobile site.]]>
<![CDATA[UConn Pulls Out Win With Stewie on Bench]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:11:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/uconn-AP967109896261.jpg
Joe D'Ambrosio reports on the UConn women's win over Rutgers despite losing Breanna Sewart for most of the first half.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Freshman Williams Comes Off Bench, Shines ]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:08:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP263777918388.jpg
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis did Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis things in UConn's NCAA matchup with Rutgers, and by the time it was over, the senior sharpshooter scored 23 points, including five three-pointers and the Huskies...

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Mosqueda-Lewis Closes in on 3-Point Record]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:03:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kaleena+mosqueda+lewis+uconn.jpg
Before the start of the NCAA Tournament, senior Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis needed just a dozen 3-pointers to set the all-time NCAA record. She only scored two points in the win over St.]]>
<![CDATA[Diaco on QBs: 'We're Pleased With the Battle']]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:04:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tim-boyle-ucf.jpg
The Huskies have resumed spring practice and just like the previous four seasons, questions remain at quarterback. This time around the competition is between junior Tim Boyle, sophomore Bryant Shirreffs...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Capital Prep's Dominant Program]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:06:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/capprep032315.jpg
The Capital Prep girls basketball team won their third straight state title. How does a small school in Hartford produce such a dominant program? A star player and a tough coach sure do help.]]>
<![CDATA[Huskies Have 25 Years of Sustained Success]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:12:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/uconn-AP967109896261.jpg
Rutgers coach Vivian Stringer knows her team faces long odds against a Huskies group that has dominated opponents all season long.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Boatright Eyes NBA Next]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:08:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP803544363154.jpg
Unlike Kemba Walker and Shabazz Napier, there is no NCAA title to celebrate for Ryan Boatright, and it's unclear if he's a first-round talent in the eyes of NBA evaluators.]]>
<![CDATA[Low Attendance Plagues UConn During Tourney]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:01:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/geno-auriemma-pat-summitt.jpg
UConn might be as dominant as ever on the court but that wasn't reflected in the attendance for their first round NCAA game against St. Francis Brooklyn.]]>
<![CDATA[NCAA 2015: Best Moments of the Women's Basketball Tournament]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:06:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/AP384406691239_3_NCAA.jpg
See the highlights, upsets, and dramatic finishes of the 2015 NCAA Women's Basketball tournament here.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[UConn Tops Brooklyn 89-33 in NCAA Tournament]]> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 14:54:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP263777918388.jpg
St. Francis, Brooklyn coach John Thurston knew just what to say to his players after his 16th-seeded Terriers got their expected whipping at the hands of No. 1 UConn in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Utah to Sweet 16 After Georgetown Defeat]]> Sat, 21 Mar 2015 23:35:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP867223623593.jpg
Utah is headed back to the Sweet 16 for the first time in a decade.]]>
<![CDATA[NFL Hall of Famer Chuck Bednarik Dies at 89]]> Sat, 21 Mar 2015 21:07:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP050204012830.jpg
Former Philadelphia Eagle Chuck Bednarik died early Saturday morning at a Pennsylvania assisted living facility at the age of 89, the Eagles announced. Bednarik died around 4:30 a.m.

Photo Credit: AP
This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story on our mobile site.]]>
<![CDATA[Obama Picks UConn to Win NCAAs Again]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 12:34:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/geno-auriemma-champion.jpg
President Barack Obama loves to fill out NCAA Tournament brackets. And this year, just like 2014, he has Geno Auriemma's Huskies winning the whole thing.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Ollie Already Looking Ahead]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 12:29:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kevin+ollie+uconn+against+bryant.jpg
UConn's season is over, Ryan Boatright's career is over, and all before the first day of the NCAA Tournament. Arizona State defeated the Huskies in the first round of the NIT and coach Kevin Ollie is left...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[UConn Football Has 22nd Toughest Schedule]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 12:30:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/uconn+bob+diaco+stony+brook.jpg
UConn won two games in 2014, Bob Diaco's first year on the job. By the time it was over, the team ranked 113th overall in passing yards (169 per game), 119th in rushing (106 per game), 125th in points (15.5 per...

Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com]]>
<![CDATA[2015 NCAA Tournament: Best Moments ]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:50:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ncaa-th-466889932.png
See some of the best moments, upsets, and dramatic finishes of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball tournament here.]]>
<![CDATA[NCAA's First Big Upset ]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 16:30:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP545272355896.jpg
The first big upset of the NCAA Tournament goes to the scrappy UAB Blazers.]]>