<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Sports]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/sports http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:37:01 -0400 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:37:01 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[New UConn Practice Gym Close to Finished]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:25:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/new-uconn-bball-facility.jpg
One of the best basketball programs in the country -- in the men's and women's game -- deserves a practice facility to reflect that. For the Huskies, that dream will soon be reality; the UConn...]]>
<![CDATA[Over 25,000 Compete in SF Marathon]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:05:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/181*120/marathon_preps_sf2.jpg
Thousands of people from all over the country winded their way through the streets of San Francisco bright and early Sunday to compete in the city's annual marathon. A Berkeley woman won the San...]]>
<![CDATA[Reinsdorf Hospitalized in New York]]> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 04:49:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Reinsdorf+Smart.jpg
Chicago Bulls and White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf was hospitalized Friday night after an "episode of light-headedness," the Chicago White Sox said in a statement. Reinsdorf's "episode" required...

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<![CDATA[Not Your Average Athlete]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:27:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/spryanmartin302498520.jpg
Ryan Martin plays professional basketball in Spain but is not your typical athlete.]]>
<![CDATA[A Kicking Love Story]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:32:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kickball072214.jpg
Nicole and Chris Van Dyke met playing kickball two years ago.]]>
<![CDATA[WNBA Coach Michael Cooper has Tongue Cancer]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:24:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP13030709140.jpg
Atlanta Dream coach Michael Cooper has early stage tongue cancer and has taken a leave from the WNBA team. He will have surgery this week at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta and a...

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<![CDATA[Pose With Red Sox World Series Trophies Tonight]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:11:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Red+Sox+World+Series+trophiesa.jpg
2004, 2007 and 2014 were good years to be a Red Sox fan and you can continue to bask in that glory by posing for a photo with the team’s trophies.

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<![CDATA[Daniels Could Be Headed to Europe]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:31:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/483283511.jpg
DeAndre Daniels, the Raptors' second-round pick in last month's NBA Draft, almost certainly won't be on the bench for the big club this season. Instead, as often happens with young players who need...

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<![CDATA[KML Looking Forward to Senior Season]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:25:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP116320717091%281%29.jpg
It's hard to believe that Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis is entering her senior season. It seems like it was three months -- not three years -- that the former high school player of the year was making her way to Storrs...

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<![CDATA[Giffey Signs With German Team]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:25:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP269919261435.jpg
Niels Giffey went undrafted last month, but joined the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies summer league team before moving onto the Utah Jazz. And now he's headed back to Germany after signing a three-year deal with...

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<![CDATA[Cochran Nominated for Good Works Team]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:56:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/casey-cochran-starter-smu.jpg
On the same day teammate Geremy Davis found his way onto the Biletnikoff Watch List, quarterback Casey Cochran was nominated for the 2014 Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team. ]]>
<![CDATA[Daniels Talks About NBA]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:54:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/483304153.jpg
DeAndre Daniels was a second-round pick of the Raptors last month, and like most other rookies, he's taking part in the NBA Summer League. The former UConn standout spoke recently about transitioning to...

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<![CDATA[Stewart, Moore Honored at ESPYs]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:31:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/breanna-stewart-nd-finals.png
Breanna Stewart and Maya Moore never played together at UConn but two of the best players to come through Geno Auriemma's program in recent years were both honored Wednesday night at the annual ESPYs. ]]>
<![CDATA[McEnroe's Son Arrested for Drugs]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:11:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kevin+mcenroe.jpg
Kevin McEnroe, the 27-year-old son of tennis champion John McEnroe and actress Tatum O'Neal, was arrested in New York City after he was caught with dozens of oxycodone and morphine pills, authorities say.

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<![CDATA[6-10 Steve Enoch Likes Huskies]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:48:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/483300299.jpg
Steve Enoch, a 6-10 power forward, visited UConn recently and he doesn't shy away from the fact that he's a big Huskies fan.

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<![CDATA[Davis Named to Biletnikoff Watch List]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:44:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/geremy-davis-catch.jpg
Whomever ends up under center for UConn will have at least one big-play target: wide receiver Geremy Davis, who was named to the 2014 Biletnikoff Award Pre-Season Watch List Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Napier Explains Unfollowing LeBron]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:57:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/483308981.jpg
LeBron James was Shabazz Napier's biggest supporter in the weeks and months leading up to the NBA Draft. So it wasn't altogether surprising when the Heat made a trade to land Napier, presumably in the hopes...

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<![CDATA[Derek Jeter's All-Star Goodbye]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 08:12:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Jeter-ASG-Goodbye-0715.jpg
The Yankee great's victory lap marks a big win for him – and baseball.

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<![CDATA[Farmington Pitcher Overcomes Cancer to Pitch With One Eye]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:19:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bailey071514.jpg
When Bailey Meccareillo was 2 years old, he had a rare cancer called Retinablastoma.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Derek Jeter Ad Creates A Buzz]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:32:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DerekJeter21.jpg
Fans, celebrities, and rivals alike, are tipping their hats to New York Yankee Derek Jeter.

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<![CDATA[Purvis Looking Forward to 2014-15]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 08:57:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/rodney-purvis-ncsu-uconn-14.jpg
Rodney Purvis is a patient man. But after sitting out last season -- he transferred from NC State in the spring of 2013 -- the 6-4, 205-pound guard is ready to contribute on the court.]]>
<![CDATA[Napier Struggling in NBA Summer League ]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:49:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/063014+shabazz+napier.jpg
First, LeBron James leaves for Cleveland weeks after calling Shabazz Napier the best guard in the NBA Draft, and now the former UConn star and Miami first-round pick has had an inauspicious start to...

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<![CDATA[San Jose Sharks Fans Protest Sexy "Ice Girl" Uniforms]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:36:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ice+girls.jpg
The San Jose Sharks are taking a hit on social media over their decision to recruit midrift-baring "ice girls" to sweep away the ice, which some fans say is exploitative of women's bodies.

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<![CDATA[LeBron Captures World Cup Streaker in Instagram Video]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:56:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Streaker-LeBron.jpg
Basketball star LeBron James posted an Instagram video of a streaker who ran onto the field during the final World Cup match between Germany and Argentina.]]>
<![CDATA[The Best of The World Cup in Pictures]]> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 18:48:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP448499730854_0.jpg
Don't miss the most dramatic images from the games.

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<![CDATA[Padres' Intriguing G.M. Candidate]]> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 08:42:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/248*120/Kim+Ng.JPG
The Padres have so far interviewed eight candidates for their open General Manager job. On Friday, they talked with the most intriguing candidate, Kim Ng who also might be the best]]>
<![CDATA[Dwayne Wade Speaks on LeBron Choice]]> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 11:00:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/leBron-chanpion+2012.jpg
Dwyane Wade released a statement Saturday to address LeBron James leaving the Miami Heat for the Cleveland Cavaliers. "LeBron made the right decision for himself and his family because home is where your...

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