<![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 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:09:31 -0400 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:09:31 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Cop With Cancer Named Honorary Captain of Connecticut Tigers]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:39:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CancerCopBaseballPic00000000.jpg
A detective sergeant from Norwich forced to retire because of his cancer diagnosis has been named honorary captain of the Connecticut Tigers.]]>
<![CDATA[Jets Fans Fly 'Cheaters' Banner Over Patriots Practice]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:45:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Jets-Fans-Patriots.jpg
The Jets fans behind campaigns to get a former general manager fired and to bring back one of the team’s iconic cheer leaders have a new target: The New England Patriots.

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<![CDATA[US Olympic Committee Exploring LA-SF Joint Bid: Sources]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 02:40:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/196*120/01-08-2015-olympics-los-angeles-coliseum-flag.jpg
With Boston now out of the 2024 Olympics race, Los Angeles is exploring a new bid that could include Bay Area cooperation. The United States Olympics Committee has reached out to San Francisco’s Olympics...

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<![CDATA[Connecticut Residents React to Tom Brady Suspension]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:24:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/TLMD-tom-brady-patriots-st.jpg
Tom Brady's statement on Facebook this morning that he did nothing to warrant a four-game suspension over the "Deflategate" scandal seems to be uncompromising but even some rabid Patriots fans don't buy it.

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<![CDATA[Hartford Yard Goats Announce 2016 Schedule]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:01:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Yard+Goats+logo_1200.jpg
The future Hartford Yard Goats have announced their schedule for 2016.

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<![CDATA[Patriots Owner on Brady Decision]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:50:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-461747308.jpg
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and head coach Bill Belichick addressed the media a day after the NFL's decision to uphold Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs...

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<![CDATA[Social Media Reacts to Tom Brady's Suspension]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 02:49:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_258466475816.jpg
Patriots fans angered by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's decision to uphold Tom Brady's four-game suspension Tuesday took to social media to defend their quarterback while others hailed the decision.

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<![CDATA[USSSA Softball Tournament Held in East Hartford]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:34:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/SoftballChampPic00000000.jpg
The United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) is hosting the Fastpitch National Championship for the first time ever in East Hartford.]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Half-Court Shot Wins $10K]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:58:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/219*120/willie+cole+shot.jpg
A recent high school graduate from Chicago made an epic half-court shot during a youth basketball tournament over the weekend to win a $10,000 prize.

Photo Credit: Nike, Inc. ]]>
<![CDATA[Tom Brady, NFL in Deflategate Settlement Talks: Source]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:32:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/461977230.jpg
Tom Brady is engaged in settlement talks with the NFL, a source familiar with the talks tells NBC News' Peter Alexander.

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<![CDATA[Boston's Olympic Loss Could Spell Win for L.A.]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:21:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/TLMD-boston-olympics-2024-render.jpg
Now that the U.S. Olympic Committee has dropped Boston’s bid for the 2024 Summer Games, Los Angeles is emerging as the back-up city. “Los Angeles could bid with a couple of years notice,” said Andrew Zimbalist...

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<![CDATA[Top Sports Photos 2015]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:31:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_425804299638_Sports_Soccer.jpg
Click to see dramatic game action photos from professional football, hockey, basketball, baseball and more.

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<![CDATA[Dustin Plunkett: Special Olympics Saved My Life]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:07:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/7-26-15-dustin+plunkett.JPG
Many athletes can attest to the difference sports made in their life, but for former Special Olympics World Games athlete Dustin Plunkett, sports saved his life.

Photo Credit: Jorge Diaz]]>
<![CDATA[N.J. Teen Wins 1st Gold at Special Olympics]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:04:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/150726-noah-dellas-special-olympics.jpg
Team USA dominated the triathlon that kicked off competition in the Special Olympics World Games. Off the course, families and coaches spoke of the benefits to the athletes of the camaraderie. For the first...

Photo Credit: KNBC]]>
<![CDATA[Surfer Catches A Wave On Fire]]> Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:56:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Surfer_Catches_A_Wave_On_Fire_1200x675_491314243896.jpg
Jamie O'Brien got the idea to surf while on fire from Instagram.]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Surfer Rides Wave on Fire]]> Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:57:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Surfer+Of+Fire.jpg
Pro surfer sets himself ablaze and rides a wave

Photo Credit: Courtesy Red Bull]]>
<![CDATA[Special Olympics Kicks Off]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:38:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-481983578.jpg
Seven thousand athletes representing 177 countries will gather to kick off the Special Olympics at the Los Angeles Coliseum Saturday night, marking the largest event hosted by LA since the 1984 Summer Olympic...
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<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut Takes Third in Annual TV Softball Tournament]]> Sat, 25 Jul 2015 14:25:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Team+NBC+Connecticut+softball+1200.jpg
NBC Connecticut fielded a team for the 5th annual Connecticut TV Softball Tournament, a friendly tournament to raise money for charity.

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<![CDATA[No Family Speech at Seau Induction]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 17:04:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Seau-as-Charger-72499459.jpg
Junior Seau's family will not be invited to speak when the linebacker is inducted into the NFL's Professional Football Hall of Fame in August, according to several published reports.

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<![CDATA[Curry Wishes 'Happy Birthday' to Boy Fighting Cancer]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:54:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/202*120/stephmain1.png
Hundreds of birthday cards arrived last weekend for a nine-year-old Texas boy fighting a rare type of cancer. The wishes kept pouring in from friends, family and well-wishers all weekend

Photo Credit: Tanisha Davis via Go Fund Me/Stepen Curry
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<![CDATA[Barry Chasen]]> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:50:22 -0400
Kevin Nathan interviews Barry Chasen, an umpire in his 50th year of service to Connecticut youth baseball.]]>
<![CDATA[Travelers Championship Moves to August Because of Olympics]]> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 12:14:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bubba+Watson+1200.jpg
The Travelers Championship will be in August instead of June in 2016 because golf is returning to the Olympics for the first time since 1904.

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<![CDATA[U.S. Requests Extradition of Former FIFA VP]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 23:24:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_473903051335.jpg
The U.S. formally requested the extradition Wednesday of Trinidad and Tobago lawmaker Jack Warner, the former FIFA vice president at the center of the world soccer corruption scandal, the country's attorney...]]>
<![CDATA[Simmons Lands HBO Talk Show Deal]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:34:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/simmons5.jpg
The man formerly known as "The Boston Sports Guy" is set to join HBO, according to the New York Times. Simmons will start working for HBO in October and will host a talk show that will begin airing next

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<![CDATA[Pippen, Shaq in Heated Bulls-Lakers Instagram Battle ]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 08:49:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/pippen+shaq.jpg
Oh no he didn’t! Scottie Pippen and Shaquille O’Neal are in a bit of an Instagram war and things are getting heated.

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<![CDATA['World's Largest' Corn Maze Design Pays Tribute to Stanley Cup Champs]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:54:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hawks+maze.jpg
The “world’s largest” corn maze now has a design fit for champions.

Photo Credit: Richardson Adventure Farm]]>
<![CDATA[Federal Authorities End Prosecution of Barry Bonds]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 21:43:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/457272930_8.jpg
The U.S. Department of Justice formally dropped its criminal prosecution of Barry Bonds, Major League Baseball's career homerun leader. The decade-long investigation and prosecution of Bonds for obstruction of...

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<![CDATA[Connecticut Athletes Head to CrossFit Games In California]]> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 15:54:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Team_Competes_in_Crossfit_World_Championship_1200x675_487559235765.jpg
The quest of the CrossFit Games is to find the “Fittest On Earth” and athletes from around the world will compete in Carson, California starting on Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[FIFA Chief Showered With Cash in Stunt]]> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 14:35:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/072015-sepp-blatter-fifa-cash-stunt.jpg
Sepp Blatter, the outgoing president of scandal-scarred FIFA, settled in for a press conference on Monday and got a surprise instead — a shower of cash tossed by a prankster, NBC News reported. A British...

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