<![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, 26 Sep 2017 01:49:48 -0400Tue, 26 Sep 2017 01:49:48 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[ Lebron James: Trump Trying to 'Divide Us']]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:34:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/US-OH-Lebron-James-CR-150637647303700002.jpg
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James spoke Monday about the NFL protest saying President Trump is trying to divide the nation.]]>
<![CDATA[WWII Vet, 97, Takes a Knee to Support NFL Protests]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:57:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ww2-vet-takes-knee.jpg
A photo of a 97-year-old WWII veteran kneeling to show solidarity with protesting NFL players is being shared widely on social media after the vet's grandson posted it to Twitter Sunday night.

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<![CDATA[Memorable Protests by Athletes Through the Years]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:16:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/kapernick_gallery.jpg
After President Donald Trump demanded that the NFL fire athletes who do not stand during the national anthem, more than 200 players knelt, sat or otherwise expressed protest during Sunday games across the...

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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[Jordan Addresses Trump's Battle With Sports World: Report]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:32:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/MJ1.png
Add Michael Jordan to the list of sports figures addressing President Donald Trump's comments about national anthem protests and activist athletes.
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<![CDATA[MLB Star Jose Fernandez Remembered 1 Year After Death]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:52:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-482455276.jpg
Jose Fernandez's close friends and family members, including his mother, say September 25th doesn't feel any different for them because every day since the Marlins pitcher's death has been just as...

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<![CDATA[NFL Players Protest During National Anthem]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:53:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/US-NFL-National-Anthem-CR-150633995181200002.jpg
AP reporters counted more than 200 NFL players who did not stand during the national anthem before their games on Sunday. Six refused to stand the week before, mainly protesting police brutality.]]>
<![CDATA[See It: NFL Players Protest After Trump's Criticism]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 21:07:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/186*120/AP_17269024803186.jpg
After days of criticism from President Donald Trump, NFL players knelt and protested in other ways during the national anthem of their games.

Photo Credit: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin]]>
<![CDATA[A's Catcher Becomes 1st MLB Player to Kneel for Anthem]]> Sun, 24 Sep 2017 01:30:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_17267055421697.jpg
Oakland Athletics' catcher Bruce Maxwell on Saturday took a knee during the playing of the national anthem, marking the first time a Major League Baseball player has performed such an act.A photo snapped...

Photo Credit: AP Photo/Eric Risberg]]>
<![CDATA[Kaepernick’s Mom Fires Back at Trump, Says She's 'Proud']]> Sat, 23 Sep 2017 23:15:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ap-niners-colin-kaepernick.jpg
Colin Kaepernick's mother has nothing but pride for her son's form of protest, despite President Donald Trump's critique of it.At a rally in Alabama Friday night Trump said NFL owners should fire players...

Photo Credit: The Associated Press]]>
<![CDATA[French to Skip 2018 Olympics If N. Korea Tensions Continue]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:11:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Un-ano-Winter-Olympic-Games-Juegos-Olimpicos-de-Invierno-Pyeongchang-Corea-del-Sur.jpg
France has become the first nation participating in the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, to express doubts about going, given the ongoing tensions with North Korea, Reuters reported.If...

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<![CDATA[Pats Beat Saints in New Orleans 36-20]]> Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:34:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Patriots+Saints.jpg
For no less than the zillionth time, rumors of the Patriots demise have been greatly exaggerated.]]>
<![CDATA[Patriots Shine in First Half Against Saints]]> Sun, 17 Sep 2017 16:55:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Patriots+Saints.jpg
The Patriots have already surpassed their season-high in points with a 30-13 lead on the New Orleans Saints at the half.]]>
<![CDATA[ Brady Looking to Avoid 0-2 for First Time As Starter]]> Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:46:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BROWNS+BREAKDOWN+NO+TEXT.jpg
Optimism for the Patriots shouldn’t waver regardless of what happened in last Thursday’s season opener.]]>
<![CDATA[Schedule for 2 UConn Football Games Altered Due to Irma ]]> Thu, 14 Sep 2017 10:32:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/uconn+football_generic+shot.jpg
Two changes have been made to UConn’s football schedule because of Hurricane Irma, which caused devastation in the south.

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<![CDATA['Racism Is as American as Baseball' Banner Unfurled at Red Sox Game]]> Thu, 14 Sep 2017 06:34:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_17257032798084.jpg
A banner was quickly confiscated during Wednesday night's Red Sox game against the Oakland A's at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.Four fans seated above the Green Monster dropped down a sign during...

Photo Credit: AP Photo/Charles Krupa
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<![CDATA[Big Papi Makes Long-Term Deal With Red Sox]]> Wed, 13 Sep 2017 20:54:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/612050014_2.jpg
Ten-time All-Star and three-time World Series Champion David Ortiz, has inked a long-term deal with the team he retired from.

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<![CDATA[LA Officially Named as Host of 2028 Olympics]]> Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:40:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/215*120/Screen+Shot+2017-09-13+at+10.17.37+AM.png
The International Olympic Committee has officially named Los Angeles the host city for the 2028 Olympic Games.]]>
<![CDATA[Charles Oakley Sues Knicks Owner Over MSG Fracas]]> Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:20:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/oakley+scuffle+msg.jpg
Former Knicks star Charles Oakley has sued the team's owner James Dolan and Madison Square Garden for libel and slander over a much-publicized dispute at the New York City arena earlier this year.The...

Photo Credit: Ian Schafer]]>
<![CDATA[Having a Ball With Bocce in West Haven]]> Mon, 11 Sep 2017 19:21:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Having_a_Ball_With_Bocce_in_West_Haven.jpg
Having a Ball With Bocce in West Haven]]>