<![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-usThu, 25 May 2017 04:50:39 -0400Thu, 25 May 2017 04:50:39 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Tokyo 2020 Olympic Stadium Design Revealed]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 19:23:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DIT_SPO_JAPAN_OLYMPIC_STADIUM_DESIGN_052417_1-149566413622400001.jpg
The latest design for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Stadium has been revealed. Architect Kengo Kuma emphasized harmony with nature in the centerpiece of the 2020 Summer Games.]]>
<![CDATA[NBA All-Star Game Will Head to Charlotte in 2019]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 14:39:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DIT_SPO_NC_ALLSTAR_GAME_NBA2_052417-149564954829900001.jpg
The NBA announced the 2019 All-Star Game will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina. The 2017 All-Star Game was relocated from Charlotte to New Orleans, Louisiana, because of North Carolina's controversial...]]>
<![CDATA[David Ortiz Recreates Famous Boston Movies]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 13:07:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/papis.jpg
Former Red Sox player David Ortiz recreated scenes from famous Boston movies such as "Good Will Hunting" and "Fever Pitch" in a new campaign with Omaze. Fans can enter to meet David at...]]>
<![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[Geno to Participate in Free Autograph Session at Mohegan Sun]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 18:12:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/468870330.jpg
UConn Women's Basketball Coach Geno Aureimma will participate in a free autograph session and Q&A discussion at Mohegan Sun on Thursday, May 25. The Q&A session will be moderated by former UConn and now CT Sun...

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<![CDATA[Aaron Rodgers Helps Students Get Out of Final Exam]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 15:08:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/arod_test.jpg
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers helped a group of students in Janesville, Iowa, get out of their sports literature final.]]>
<![CDATA[Timber Team Attracting Students at Woodland High]]> Mon, 22 May 2017 18:20:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Timber_Team_Attracting_Students_at_Woodland_High_1200x675_950591043653.jpg
Not every high school student is cut out for shooting hoops and swinging a bat.  But at Woodland High School in Beacon Falls, they think throwing an axe and rolling a log is for everyone.]]>
<![CDATA[Is the Preakness' Trophy the Most Expensive in US Sports?]]> Fri, 19 May 2017 14:50:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/preakness-trophy.jpg
The owner of this weekend’s Preakness Stakes winner will have a more-valuable horse, an oversized floral garland and fleeting fame. And, of course, a copy of the storied and "priceless" Woodlawn Vase.The...

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<![CDATA[2017 Preakness Stakes: How to Watch]]> Fri, 19 May 2017 14:13:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_17137818364144.jpg
The 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes is on Saturday, beginning at 6:48 p.m. ET on NBC CT.

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<![CDATA[Facebook to Stream MLB Game Each Friday ]]> Fri, 19 May 2017 07:09:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-591634668.jpg
Baseball fans can like their team's games with a click starting Friday.

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<![CDATA[Derby Winner Always Dreaming Ready for Preakness]]> Thu, 18 May 2017 13:19:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DIT_SPO_PLETCHER_ALWAYS_051817-149512750985600001.jpg
Todd Pletcher, trainer for Always Dreaming, talks about the Kentucky Derby winner's mechanics and how he expects the three-year-old to bounce back for Saturday's Preakness Stakes.]]>
<![CDATA[George W. Bush Photobombs Reporter During Baseball Game]]> Fri, 19 May 2017 06:22:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-489196572.jpg
Former President George W. Bush took in a Texas Rangers game in Arlington Wednesday night.And he had a little fun with a TV camera during the game.

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<![CDATA[Gisele Bundchen: Brady Played With a Concussion Last Year]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 14:23:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bradygiselle.jpg
Gisele Bundchen said her husband, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, has had concussions, including one in 2016.

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<![CDATA[Connecticut Open Seeking Volunteers]]> Tue, 16 May 2017 16:36:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/222*120/CT+Open+pic.jpg
The Connecticut Open tennis tournament is looking for volunteers for this year's events. Some of the roles available include ball persons, in-stadium ushers, player transporters, and general volunteers.]]>
<![CDATA[Peyton Manning to Host ESPY Awards in July ]]> Tue, 16 May 2017 15:31:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/peyton+manning_generic.jpg
Peyton Manning will take the stage to host the ESPY Awards.The retired, two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback will preside over the July 12 show honoring the past year's best athletes and sports moments.]]>
<![CDATA[How to Make a Black-Eyed Susan]]> Mon, 15 May 2017 18:14:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/blackeyedsusan.jpg
The Black-Eyed Susan is the official drink of the Preakness. Find out how you can make one of your own while watching the race.

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<![CDATA[Running While Pregnant]]> Fri, 12 May 2017 19:52:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DIT+GWEN+JORGENSEN+THUMB2.jpg
U.S. triathlete Gwen Jorgensen is training as hard as ever, despite being seven months pregnant. The Olympic gold medalist has vowed to keep up her regimen throughout her pregnancy.]]>
<![CDATA[Interview With Jose Fernandez's Mom]]> Fri, 12 May 2017 23:51:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/051117+maritza+gomez+fernandez.jpg
It was the knock on the door Maritza Gomez Fernandez wished she never had to answer. Police officers arrived to her home with devastating news about her son, Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez.Her 24-year-old...

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<![CDATA[Sorry Mom: Olympians Apologize For Mother's Day]]> Fri, 12 May 2017 12:03:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/MOTHERS+DAY+APOLOGIES+THUMB+2.jpg
In honor of Mother’s Day, NBC asked several Team USA athletes if there was anything they’d like to apologize to their mom about what they may have gotten away with as kids.]]>
<![CDATA[MLB Menus Offer Absurd Creations to Draw Fans]]> Fri, 12 May 2017 13:12:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_17124025951651.jpg
At the beginning of each baseball season, stadiums reveal new menu additions. This year, stadiums have added a number of strange concoctions, such as apple pie nachos and a burger topped with a hot dog.

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<![CDATA[Kane Makes Awesome Gesture to Soldier on Plane]]> Thu, 11 May 2017 11:45:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-668280360.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks didn't do a lot of winning on the ice in the playoffs, but one of their biggest stars certainly did something awesome off the ice.

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