<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Sports]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/sports http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usTue, 25 Apr 2017 16:28:21 -0400Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:28:21 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Derek Jeter, Jeb Bush Group Buying Miami Marlins: Reports]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:55:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/042517+jeb+bush+derek+jeter.jpg
A group led by New York Yankees great Derek Jeter and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has a deal in place to buy the Miami Marlins for $1.3 billion, according to published reports.

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<![CDATA[Aaron Hernandez Suicide Letters Released to Family]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:28:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/aaronhernandezfeuerherdIB.jpg
Three suicide notes that former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez allegedly left in his cell before killing himself last week were handed over to his family Monday, the Worcester County District...

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<![CDATA[Hartford Yard Goats]]> Tue, 04 Apr 2017 12:25:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Yard_Goats_Jingle_1200x675_615127107875.jpg
NBC Connecticut is following the Yard Goats as they bring baseball to Hartford.]]>
<![CDATA[ 8 Most Famous Winners of the Kentucky Derby]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:34:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Scretariat.jpg
For just two minutes of the year, a one and one-quarter mile track becomes the center of high-stakes American horse racing in Louisville, Kentucky.

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<![CDATA[Father and Son Set Atlantic Crossing Record]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:00:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DIT_INT_ATLANTIC_CROSS_RECORD_042117-149280286850000001.jpg
Nico and Vittorio Malingri arrived in the Guadeloupe port town of Pointe-a-Pitre on April 20. The journey took 11 days, one hour and nine minutes after leaving Dakar, Senegal, in their sailboat, setting...]]>
<![CDATA[Olympic Medalist Will Claye Embarks on Music Career]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:13:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/IMG_66532.JPG
Will Claye has earned three medals as a track and field athlete for Team USA. His most recent success came at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio when he brought home a silver medal in the triple jump.
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<![CDATA[The Top Horses Contending to Race the 2017 Kentucky Derby]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:15:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-648033112_master.jpg
As the official start of the Triple Crown nears, here's a look at the top 10 highest ranked horses.

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<![CDATA[Yard Goats Get First Win at Dunkin' Donuts Park]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 22:38:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/DDP+win.jpg
The Hartford Yard Goats picked up their first win at Dunkin' Donuts Park on Thursday against the Harrisburg Senators. The Goats took the game by a score of 1-0.

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<![CDATA[New England Patriots Release 2017 Schedule]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:54:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/chiefspats.jpg
The New England Patriots are set to face the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL's season opening game on Thursday, Sept. 7.

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<![CDATA[Tickets Now on Sale for 2017 Connecticut Open]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:15:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/222*120/CT+Open+pic.jpg
Tickets are now on sale for the Connecticut Open, which is returning to New Haven August 18 through August 26. The event will take place again at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale.

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<![CDATA[ME to Release Hernandez's Brain After Lawyer's Accusation]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:58:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/baez1.jpg
Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez's lawyer is accusing the state medical examiner's office of "illegally" holding the player's brain despite the family's wishes to donate it for CTE research.Hernandez, 27,...]]>
<![CDATA[Derek Jeter, Jeb Bush Team Up to Bid for Miami Marlins: Report]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:26:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Derek+Jeter-523131404.jpg
He's a New York icon, but Derek Jeter has apparently set his sights on a baseball future in Florida.The Yankees great and former presidential candidate Jeb Bush have teamed up to bid for the Miami Marlins, the...

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<![CDATA[Gronk Crashes Spicer's White House Press Briefing]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:02:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000005668542_1200x675_924518979806.jpg
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski takes time out from the team's visit to the White House to interrupt White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's press briefing.]]>
<![CDATA[Patriots' Gronkowski Crashes White House Press Briefing]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:08:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/wh9.jpg
Rob Gronkowski crashed a White House press briefing on Wednesday, drawing laughs from the press corps.

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<![CDATA[NFL Players React to Death of Aaron Hernandez]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:58:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/218*120/aaron-hernandez-juicio-4.jpg
Current and former NFL players were shocked by the death of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez on Wednesday morning.

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<![CDATA[MLB Teams Are Trying to Be More Green]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:59:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_GREEN_MLB_TEAMS_1-149254839123400001.jpg
Major League Baseball teams are finding ways to save energy and reuse materials. See what your team is doing to help the environment.]]>
<![CDATA[NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Coming to Hartford in 2019]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:37:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/XL-CENTER.jpg
The NCAA men’s basketball tournament is coming to Hartford in 2019 and it will be the first time in more than 20 years.

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<![CDATA[The Reasons Boston Marathon Runners Finish]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:11:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Boston+marathon+finishers.JPG
The Boston Marathon is grueling for every runner. For some, it's not about speed, it's about the accomplishment.]]>
<![CDATA[US Finishes Strong, But Kenyans Sweep Boston Marathon]]> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 18:25:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DIT_SPO_BOSTON_MARATHON_041717-149246526888300001.jpg
Americans made a strong showing Monday in the 121st Boston Marathon, but Kenyan runners won both the men’s and women’s races.]]>
<![CDATA[See Inside: Bob Simpson Selling Texas Castle-Style Home]]> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 10:51:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Bella+Terra+Simpsin+House.jpg
Oil man Bob Simpson, co-owner of the Texas Rangers Major League Baseball team, has listed his medieval castle-style home for $7 million.]]>
<![CDATA[Dodgers Unveil 'Powerful and Inspirational' Jackie Robinson Statue]]> Sun, 16 Apr 2017 02:38:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/185*120/Jackie_Robinson_Statue.png
After 55 years, Dodger Stadium has a statue. The Los Angeles Dodgers unveiled the first statue in Stadium history on the 70th anniversary of the day that Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball's...

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<![CDATA[MLS All-Star to Face Real Madrid This Summer in Chicago]]> Sat, 15 Apr 2017 15:32:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Scheinsteiger.png
The MLS All-Star Game will make its way to Soldier Field this summer, and on Saturday the league announced which world powerhouse team will come to America to take on the best players that the league has...

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<![CDATA[NBA Star Isaiah Thomas' Sister Killed in Car Crash]]> Sat, 15 Apr 2017 20:57:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/GettyImages-626345146.jpg
The sister of Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas has died in a car accident Saturday morning in Washington.Chyna J. Thomas was involved in a single car crash on Interstate 5 in Federal Way, Washington...

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<![CDATA[Tony Gwynn Memorial Statue to Be Unveiled on His Birthday]]> Sun, 16 Apr 2017 07:27:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/gwynn.jpg
The City of Poway will soon be unveiling a statue of their most famous citizen -- baseball legend Tony Gwynn, also known as Mr. Padre.

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<![CDATA[UConn Men's Soccer Team Host Youth Clinic in South Windsor]]> Sat, 15 Apr 2017 14:09:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/UCONN-V-UNH.jpg
The UConn Men’s soccer team held a youth soccer clinic in South Windsor Saturday, complete with a game against the University of New Hampshire.

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<![CDATA[3 Charged With Scalping Yard Goats Tickets]]> Fri, 14 Apr 2017 14:15:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/yard+goats+scalped+tickets.JPG
Three people were arrested during the first night of Hartford Yard Goats baseball, accused of scalping tickets to the game.

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