<![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, 30 Jan 2015 15:04:24 -0500 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:04:24 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Richard Sherman's Dad Loves Life as LA Garbage Man]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:55:00 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/204*120/1-29-15-Richard+Sherman+Kevin+Sherman.JPG
Many of the players in Sunday's Super Bowl grew up in Southern California, players such as Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks whose family sacrificed a lot along the way.

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<![CDATA[Belichick, Carroll Coach Super Bowl From Different Angles]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:42:58 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Super-Bowl-Coaches.jpg
Put Bill Belichick behind a microphone and he's C-SPAN — minus the information. Pete Carroll is more like a Lifetime movie. Or, as defensive lineman Michael Bennett puts it, "He has that Benjamin Button...

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<![CDATA[Big Red Tape Ball]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:37:57 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/tapeballpix.JPG
The UConn women's basketball team is hoping to roll through the NCAA tournament with the help of a little known member of their practice team. It's round, it's red, and it weighs 21 pounds.]]>
<![CDATA[Maya Moore Heads to Olympics]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:38:55 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/100daystoOlympics_722x406_2225022826__894674.jpg
Time Square was transformed into an Olympic Village has the countdown to London kicks off and we caught up with former UConn superstar Maya Moore.]]>
<![CDATA[5 Unexpected Stars Could Be Super Bowl MVP]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:15:57 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/171*120/Gostyformvp.jpg
Sometimes, the biggest offensive stars in the game are overshadowed by bit players, backups and defenders.

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<![CDATA[Super Bowl Commercial by "No More"]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:01:42 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/footballs.jpg
No celebrities or NFL players facing the camera, saying "No more." This ad simply depicts a 911 call of a woman pretending to order a pizza while calling police with her attacker still in the house.

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<![CDATA[Timelapse: Super Bowl Field Laid]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:23:30 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/univofphx-grass-superbowl_1200x675_391108675509.jpg
Watch as this timelapse video shows workers sliding the grass field into place prior to Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.]]>
<![CDATA[Fun for Super Bowl Fans in Phoenix]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:34:37 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/kevfans012915.jpg
Kevin Nathan talks to Patriots and Seahawks fans in Phoenix to see what they are doing for fun leading up to the Super Bowl.]]>
<![CDATA[Super Bowl-Bound? What Not to Pack When You Fly ]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:25:42 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP401070192235_TSAwaiting.jpg
If you’re one of the lucky fans who’s flying into Phoenix, Arizona for this Sunday’s Super Bowl XLIX, you’ll want to take a look at what you can and cannot bring through the airport’s security checkpoint. Here’s

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<![CDATA[Super Bowl XLIX Bingo]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:04:30 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bingo-th.gif
Super Bowl Sunday is one of the most competitive days of the year. We've created a Bingo Board for those of you who aren't huge sports fans, but want to embrace the game day spirit of rivalry.
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<![CDATA[Big Passing Mistakes Can Be Super Costly]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:21:53 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/petecarooly.jpg
ESPN.com's Gregg Easterbrook pointed out this week that no team has won when it's thrown an interception for a touchdown

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Super Bowl Set-Up Time-Lapse]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:50:45 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000005950803_1200x675_390886979585.jpg
Check out this awesome time-lapse video of the construction of Super Bowl Central, produced by the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee.]]>
<![CDATA[Wilson: Do You Really Want to Bet Against Him?]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:58:49 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/192*120/usa-fletcher-cox-philadelphia-eagles-russell-wilson-seattle-seahawks-nfl.jpg
Many have bet against Russell Wilson in the Super Bowl, just as most did last year, when the favored Broncos were destroyed by Wilson’s Seahawks, who took the Big Game by a five-TD margin.]]>
<![CDATA[Patriots Super Bowl Quiz]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:29:20 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Patriots_Super_Bowl_Quiz_1200x675_390848067549.jpg
Take the Patriots Super Bowl Quiz]]>
<![CDATA[Maritime Aquarium Seal Picks Super Bowl Winner ]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:03:07 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Polly+the+harbor+seal+1200.jpg
Polly the seal’s friends have not had any luck picking the winner of the Super Bowl, but today it was her turn.

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<![CDATA[How to Spot Counterfeit NFL Merchandise]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:40:42 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/counterfeit+NFL+merchandise.jpg
Selling counterfeit merchandise is a serious crime, and the Super Bowl is a prime location for these criminals.

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<![CDATA[Australian Open: Sharapova Cruises Into Finals]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:37:58 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP80796916905.jpg
Maria Sharapova has reached the Australian Open final for the fourth time, beating fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-2 in a lopsided semifinal on Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Patriots Players Quizzed Ahead of Super Bowl]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:23:21 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/gronk+quiz.jpg
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<![CDATA[NYC Man Among Finalists in $1M Super Bowl Doritos Ad Contest]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:53:17 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/dorito+add.jpg
You might see a Doritos commercial during the Super Bowl on Sunday featuring a couple of 20-somethings dancing on a rooftop in Astoria, Queens.

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<![CDATA[Kobe Bryant Out for Rest of Season]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:14:20 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Kobe-Bryant-shoulder-injury.jpg
Kobe Bryant underwent successful surgery on a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder, the Los Angeles Lakers announced on Wednesday, and the 19-year veteran expects to miss the remainder of the 2014-15...

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<![CDATA[NFL Debuts 1st Anti-Domestic Violence Super Bowl PSA]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:12:13 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/footballs.jpg
The NFL will air its first public service announcement against domestic violence as part of its No More campaign during the Super Bowl on NBC on Sunday. A 30-second ad will air for $4.5 million, but the NFL has...

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<![CDATA[FAA: Super Bowl Is Strictly a “No Drone Zone”]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:10:46 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/drone+123114.jpg
If you are going to the Super Bowl, make sure you leave your drone at home. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement Wednesday that the unmanned aircrafts are barred from flying over or near...
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<![CDATA[New Britain Company Makes "Deflategate" Soda]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:10:25 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Deflated+ball+brew+dm+1200.jpg
Deflated footballs may be a controversy the New England Patriots are facing as they head to the Super Bowl, but the so-named "Deflategate" is a scandal with flavor that Connecticut soda company is drinking...

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<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Memorable Halftime Shows]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:02:19 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/superbowl-halftime-01-160625501.jpg
These performances rocked at the Super Bowl halftime shows. See more photos.

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<![CDATA[The 14 Most Heartbreaking Super Bowl Moments]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:11:53 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/edt-upsets.jpg
The 49-year history of the Super Bowl has seen its fair share of shocking upsets, horrendous blunders and lopsided routs.

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<![CDATA[Tiger Woods Explains Tooth Incident]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:22:08 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tiger+woods6.JPG
Tiger Woods finally explained how he lost his tooth while watching his girlfriend Lindsey Vonn capture her record 63rd World Cup title in Italy a week ago.

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<![CDATA[Wholesome, Less Racy Super Bowl Ads Expected]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:36:32 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/super-bowl-commercials-AP322500772403.jpg
Advertisers are spending record amounts of money on this year's Super Bowl commercials, hoping to score big with sports fans and consumers. After a string of domestic scandals in the NFL, analysts say expect to...]]>
<![CDATA[Super Bowl Preview: Seahawks v. Patriots]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:55:35 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/brady-wilson-2.jpg
Just ahead of Super Bowl XLIV, here are five things you may not know about the history behind the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Seahawks Coach on What Richard Sherman Should Name His Baby]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:57:12 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000005961142_1200x675_391459395811.jpg
Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll joked that cornerback Richard Sherman should name his baby "Petey." Carroll was asked about the possibility of Sherman's pregnant girlfriend going into labor before the Super...]]>
<![CDATA[Seahawks' Big Task: Stop Gronkowski]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:08:18 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP326652112586.jpg
Chancellor is a big, physical strong safety who's had success against tight ends in the past

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<![CDATA[Boatright Helps UConn Down USF]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:42:05 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/uconn+kentucky+win+6.jpg
UConn led USF by just two points with 12 minutes to go when Ryan Boatright decided enough was enough.

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<![CDATA[5 Key Factors for Super Bowl XLIX]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:24:14 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/170*120/jussbritt.jpg
Seahawks can't repeat their turnover problems from NFC Championship Game

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<![CDATA[Patriots Owner Strongly Defends Team]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 23:32:55 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Robert+Kraft1.jpg
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft made a strong defense Monday night of his team's actions and integrity regarding the NFL's investigation into under-inflated footballs being used in the AFC championship...

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<![CDATA[Kobe to Have Shoulder Surgery]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:27:34 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Kobe-Bryant-torn-rotator-cuff.jpg
Kobe Bryant is set to have surgery on his torn rotator cuff, the Los Angeles Lakers said Monday. Bryant's right shoulder was injured in last Wednesday's game against the New Orleans Pelicans and needs surgery...]]>
<![CDATA[Bill Nye Knocks Belichick]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:41:58 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Nye-Belichick_SplitScreen_sm.jpg
The writers of "Saturday Night Live" weren't the only ones taking a shot at the New England Patriots' explanation for the deflategate controversy over the weekend. Bill Nye dished up his expert opinion as...]]>
<![CDATA[Boston Hosts Pats Send-Off Rally]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:44:07 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/20150126_102348.jpg
The New England Patriots plans to leave Logan Airport in Boston at 12:30 p.m. on Monday for the Super Bowl in Arizona after a City Hall rally scheduled for 11 a.m.

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<![CDATA[NFL Launches YouTube Channel]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:48:04 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/77248493.jpg
Searching for Super Bowl highlights next week after the big game? They'll be available, legally, straight from the source. On Monday, the league and YouTube announced a partnership between two of the most...

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