<![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 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:41:35 -0400 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:41:35 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Ollie Talks UConn Future With CBS This Morning]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:49:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kevin-ollie-rim.jpg
UConn coach Kevin Ollie sat down with "CBS This Morning"'s Gayle King recently to talk about a number of topics, but perhaps the most interesting was whether the second-year coach would leave college to take...]]>
<![CDATA[Daniel Hamilton Talks UConn, Kevin Ollie]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:47:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/483300299.jpg
Daniel Hamilton, a 6-7 high school senior and California native, is currently in New York to play in the Jordan Brand national game, spoke about the Huskies, their recent title run, and the coach who led...

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<![CDATA[UConn Champs to Be Honored at Fenway on April 22]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:16:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Kevin+Ollie+and+Geno+Auriemma.jpg
The men's and women's UConn basketball teams are set to be honored at Fenway Park on April 22.]]>
<![CDATA[Another Award for Breanna Stewart]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:49:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/breanna-stewart-mop.jpg
A week after helping the Huskies to two national titles in as many seasons, the sophomore standout forward was named the Honda Sports Award winner for Basketball.]]>
<![CDATA[UConn Offense Should Improve]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:18:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tim-boyle-ucf.jpg
The Huskies will need to score points to improve on last season's 3-9 record.

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<![CDATA[Former MLB Player Claims Racial Profiling in Own Driveway]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:03:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Doug-Glanville.jpg
ESPN baseball analyst and former Major League Baseball player Doug Glanville says police racially profiled him in the driveway of his Hartford home, but West Hartford police call the incident...

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<![CDATA[Dolson, Hartley to Play for WNBA's Mystics]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:49:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CN-womens-basketball-AP195500482704.jpg
There was plenty of reason to cheer on Monday evening, when UConn seniors Stefanie Dolson and Bria Hartley, fresh off their second NCAA title in as many years, were taken sixth and seventh, respectively, in the...

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<![CDATA[XL Center to Host 2015 AAC Men’s Basketball Championship]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:46:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/XL+Center+1200.jpg
The college basketball celebration continues in Hartford. The XL Center in Hartford has been chosen as the site of the 2015 American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Championship.]]>
<![CDATA[Napier Prepares for NBA Draft]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:48:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/483308981.jpg
After leading the Huskies to a national title, Shabazz Napier is preparing for the NBA Draft.

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<![CDATA[Dolson, Hartley Likely WNBA 1st-Rounders]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:18:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CN-womens-basketball-AP195500482704.jpg
Bria Hartley and Stefanie Dolson could hear their names called early on draft night.

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<![CDATA[Defense Shines in Blue-White Game]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:41:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Casey+Cochran+1200.jpg
White beat Blue 46-37 in the spring game Saturday, officially concluding spring practices. The bigger takeaway: What it all means as the Huskies heading into 2014.]]>
<![CDATA[See Masters Winner Bubba Watson at Travelers Championship]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:12:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP42081190825.jpg
Yesterday Bubba Watson won his second Masters title in three years. In June, you can see him right here in Connecticut.

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<![CDATA[49ers' Aldon Smith Arrested For False Bomb Threat]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:59:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/10-9-2013-aldon-smith.jpg
49ers star linebacker Aldon Smith was taken into custody by police at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday after making a bomb threat. According to the police statement, Smith was randomly selected for a...

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<![CDATA[Shabazz Napier Reflects on Amazing Season]]> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:30:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/shabazzspeech_1200.jpg
Shabazz Napier spoke at Sunday's parade and rally about the incredible run UConn pulled off to win another national championship.]]>
<![CDATA[Dolson Thanks UConn Fans]]> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:20:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/dolsonbria_1200.jpg
UConn's Stefanie Dolson thanked fans who turned out for the victory parade in Hartford on Sunday.]]>
<![CDATA[UConn's Olander is Living a Dream]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:49:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/216*120/OLANDERINSTUDIO.jpg
Tyler Olander, a Connecticut hometown hero, has won town national titles with the UConn men's basketball team and said he's living a dream. Maintaining a positive attitude was on of the keys to his...]]>
<![CDATA[2 Hernandez Associates Indicted on Murder Charge]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:08:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hernandezq.jpg
Two associates of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez were indicted Friday on murder charges, in connection with his alleged fatal shooting of a semi-professional football player last]]>
<![CDATA[UConn Looks to Rebuild Defense]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:49:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/yawin-smallwood-2013.jpg
Last season, the defense fell off a cliff. Now the new coaching staff is looking to return the unit to its previous form.

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<![CDATA[Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis Perseveres]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:42:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP921212359691+%281%29.jpg
She missed 12 games with an elbow injury and later mononucleosis, but junior forward Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis returned to the lineup for good on March 1.

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<![CDATA[FiveThirtyEight.com: UConn Programs Best Ever]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:49:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/UConn+Champions+sign.jpg
Want more reason to celebrate the two national titles the men's and women's teams added to the collection this week? UConn is now, without question, the best college basketball program of all time.]]>
<![CDATA[Kaepernick Rips Report]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:11:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/461570031.jpg
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick slammed media reports that he is being investigated by Miami police for sexual assault. In a series of three tweets first sent at 7:30

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<![CDATA[Kaepernick Probed in Hotel Incident]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 06:57:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP8942224809.jpg
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is being investigated by police in Miami in connection to an incident that allegedly involves a woman who passed out inside a luxury hotel

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<![CDATA[UConn-Notre Dame Draws Huge Ratings]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:38:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/uconn+women+huskies+trophy.jpg
When Geno Auriemma isn't winning championships he's usually talking about how to make women's basketball more accessible and popular to a sports-loving nation. Well, he certainly did his part (and then...

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<![CDATA[Ollie Finishing What Calhoun Started]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:50:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/483304481.jpg
Jim Calhoun built the program at UConn. Over a quarter-century he took the Huskies out of the basketball backwaters and brought them into the national conversation

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<![CDATA[Cochran to Start Blue-White Game]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:10:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/casey-cochran-starter-smu.jpg
After a strong finish to the 2013 season and a solid spring, QB Casey Cochran will start the Blue-White game.]]>
<![CDATA[Dolson, Hartley Get Emotional at Rally]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 18:09:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/dolson_hartley_rally_040914.jpg
UConn seniors Stefanie Dolson and Bria Hartley both showed how much they love their teammates, their university and their fans during speeches at a rally for the national champion UConn women’s basketball...]]>
<![CDATA[Saddest Little Kentucky Fan in Connecticut]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:05:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Kentucky+fan.JPG
While most of Connecticut is thrilled by UConn winning two national titles this week, a little guy from Mystic is not so happy.]]>
<![CDATA[Batkid Throws 1st Pitch, Draws Praise, Criticism ]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:41:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/batkid6.jpg
Batkid threw the first pitch at the Giants Home Opener on Tuesday, and his appearance drew both praise and criticism.

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<![CDATA[Stewart Only Going to Get Better]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:36:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/breanna-stewart-mop.jpg
If this were the men's game, Breanna Stewart would likely be headed for the NBA. Instead, she has two more years at UConn.

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<![CDATA[Summitt Congratulates Huskies, Auriemma]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:51:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/geno-auriemma-pat-summitt.jpg
Not surprisingly, Auriemma and Summitt had their battles -- both on the court and elsewhere -- but there had always been (albeit sometimes grudging) respect there, too.]]>
<![CDATA[Stewart Named Most Outstanding Player of Final Four]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:47:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/breanna-stewart-nd-finals.png
In a season full of awards, honors and, ultimately, championships, it's only fitting that sophomore forward Breanna Stewart was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four.]]>
<![CDATA[UMass Basketball Player Announces He's Gay]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:30:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ncaa_h3.jpg
UMass guard Derrick Gordon has become the first openly gay player in Division I men's basketball.

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<![CDATA[UConn Storms to 9th Title, Routing Notre Dame 79-58]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 23:59:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP576312210999.jpg
Connecticut now stands alone in women's college basketball. The Huskies, led by sophomore Breanna Stewart, routed Notre Dame 79-58 Tuesday night in the first championship game featuring undefeated teams, winning...

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<![CDATA[Bracket Blunder Costs Meriden Man $100,000]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 18:10:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/corey+johnson+2.jpg
A 28-year-old Meriden man could have been $100,000 richer after UConn took the title Monday night, but he says an Internet error dashed his hopes of a top-20 bracket.

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<![CDATA[Napier Finishes UConn Career in Style]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 02:31:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/napier-shabazz-national-title.jpg
It was never going to be easy. But the struggles -- the ups and downs from one week to the next, from one possession to the next -- make it all worth it. And on Monday night in Arlington, Texas, Shabazz...

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<![CDATA[UConn Wins NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 01:35:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP399579783850.jpg
The NCAA tournament is arguably the best stretch of weeks on the sports calendar, filled with great teams, exciting games, star players and, usually, plenty of upsets. Mixed in with all the action are...

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