<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Sports]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/sports http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usWed, 07 Dec 2016 23:03:01 -0500Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:03:01 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Sunday Night Football Preview: Giants vs. Cowboys]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:34:52 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-602993368.jpg
The Dallas Cowboys and breakout rookie Dak Prescott can atone for their only loss of the season — and win their division — when they play the New York Giants on Sunday Night Football.

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<![CDATA[Young Fans Go On Shopping Spree With Patriots]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:52:43 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Patriots+shopping+spree.JPG
Imagine getting to go Christmas shopping with one of your favorite New England Patriots players. That’s exactly what 50 lucky children got to do Tuesday night at a Massachusetts Bass Pro Shop.]]>
<![CDATA[HBO to Chronicle UConn Women's Season in New Series]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:28:06 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-519287790.jpg
The top ranked lady Huskies are getting their very own HBO series, UConn and the network announced Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[QBs No Sure Thing, Even With Good Luck]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:03:25 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-457909414-steelerscolts.jpg
Nothing is ever a sure thing in the NFL, except maybe that the Patriots will be in the playoffs. And nothing is less sure than quarterback, the most important position in sports.

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<![CDATA[Brady Now the Winningest QB Ever as Pats Trounce Rams 26-10]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:00:01 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-626189720.jpg
Tom Brady became the NFL's career leader in victories by a quarterback, earning his 201st by throwing for 269 yards and a touchdown to lead the New England Patriots past the struggling Los Angeles Rams 26-10 on...

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<![CDATA[Thursday Night Football Preview: Chiefs vs. Raiders]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:34:56 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-617476462-chiefs-raiders-oct-2016.jpg
Derek Carr has emerged as one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL this year. Now he’s got a chance to lead his team to a major win. First place and an inside track to the AFC West title are on the line...

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<![CDATA[Belichick on Gronk Injury: 'Obviously, We're Disappointed']]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:15:00 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/bill9.jpg
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick said it's too soon to say if Rob Gronkowski might be able to play again this year.]]>
<![CDATA[Soccer Players Who Missed Doomed Flight Cope With Loss]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:23:06 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/soccer-plane-crash.jpg
Players of Brazil’s Chapecoense soccer team who did not travel on the ill-fated flight that crashed Monday are suddenly left to mourn their teammates, NBC News reported.“I still have the chance to hug and kiss...

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<![CDATA[New York Ranked Ahead of Boston As 'Best Sports City']]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:53:25 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/odell+beckham+winning+streak+drop.jpg
Patriots and Red Sox fans might disagree, but Giants and Yankees fans will embrace the new "Best Sports Cities" rankings from WalletHub. The site ranked New York as the number 1 overall best sports city in the...

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<![CDATA[Patriots Expect Gronk to Miss Season After Back Surgery]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:18:42 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/gronkgronk.jpg
The Patriots say they do not expect Rob Gronkowski to return this season after he undergoes surgery for a lower back injury Friday.

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<![CDATA[LeBron James Is Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of Year]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:23:53 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kingjamesja.jpg
LeBron James delivered on a promise and ended decades of Cleveland sports misery in 2016.For leading the Cavaliers to an NBA title and ending the city's 52-year title drought, James was chosen as Sports...

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<![CDATA[Taking the Plunge: Michael Phelps Looks to Dip Into Tech ]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:30:06 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/mikemikemike.jpg
Michael Phelps wants to dive into Silicon Valley's investment opportunities as he tries to make the transition from Olympic swimming star and product pitchman to entrepreneur.

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<![CDATA[I Miss Him: Barkley Reveals He and Jordan No Longer Friends]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:16:09 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/jordanbark.jpg
NBA Hall-of-Famer Charles Barkley gave an interview on the Dan Le Batard radio show this week where he explained, despite a recent photo that had been making the rounds, he and once close pal Michael Jordan have...

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<![CDATA[Serena Williams on Sexism: Being a Woman Is Not a 'Flaw']]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:26:22 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/serenaserena.jpg
Serena Williams served up another ace. Only this time it was in the form of an open letter about sexism and wage disparity between males and females in sports.The letter, initially written for Porter...

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<![CDATA['Poor Choice of Words': Pats Slam Ex-NFL Exec After Brazilian Soccer Crash]]> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 20:37:08 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/avion-colombia-16.jpg
The sports world is reeling Tuesday after a Brazilian soccer team's plane crashed in Colombia, killing 71 people. But when a longtime NFL executive gave his thoughts on Twitter, the New England Patriots...

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<![CDATA[Patriots Beat Jets in 22-17 Victory]]> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 07:40:03 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Patriots+Jets.jpg
Despite being without tight end Rob Gronkowski for much of the game, the New England Patriots went on to beat the New York Jets, 22-17 on Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Thursday Night Football: Cowboys Go for 11th Straight Win]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:03:22 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_16330088209607.jpg
Dak Prescott will face as good a pass defense as he has seen all year when the rookie quarterback tries to run the Dallas Cowboys’ winning streak to 11 in-a-row on Thursday Night Football against the Minnesota...

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<![CDATA[Miami Crowd Boos Kaepernick]]> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 02:00:07 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/KaepernickDolphins.jpg
Playing in Miami on Sunday just days after getting tangled in a "heated" discussion about Fidel Castro with a newspaper reporter, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick received a "flood of boos" from...

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<![CDATA[UConn’s Larrier Out for Rest of Season With Torn ACL]]> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 09:14:59 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_16320097638265.jpg
UConn forward Terry Larrier will be out for the rest of the season after he injured his left knee against Oklahoma State.

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<![CDATA[Jordan's Medal of Freedom Reaction Sparks New Memes]]> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 19:54:42 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/215*120/mj+tears.png
Michael Jordan may be “more than just an internet meme,” but his emotional reaction to receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom Tuesday became just that.

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