<![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-usSun, 28 Aug 2016 14:52:31 -0400Sun, 28 Aug 2016 14:52:31 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Hero's Welcome for Laurie Hernandez]]> Sun, 28 Aug 2016 09:17:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/193*120/82816gymnast.jpg
Thousands of people turned out Saturday to give Olympic Gold medalist Laurie Hernandez a hero's welcome in her New Jersey hometown.

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<![CDATA[Cowboys' Romo Has Broken Bone ]]> Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:13:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ap-cowboys-tony-romo.jpg
Tony Romo's season is in jeopardy after a MRI revealed that the quarterback has a broken bone in his back. Romo took a vicious hit from behind in Thursday's preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks.

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<![CDATA[49ers QB Kaepernick Refuses To Stand During National Anthem]]> Sat, 27 Aug 2016 12:54:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-493261784.jpg
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick did not stand for the playing of the national anthem before his team’s preseason game Friday against Green Bay. After the game, he told NFL Media in an exclusive...

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<![CDATA[Dwyane Wade Cousin Fatally Shot]]> Sat, 27 Aug 2016 10:36:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Aldridge0825.JPG
A woman was shot to death while pushing a child in a stroller on Chicago's South Side, police said Friday, and family identified the victim as a cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade. The 32-year-old woman, whom family

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<![CDATA[Rangers Pitcher Jeremy Jeffress Arrested for DWI: Police]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 19:34:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/jeffress-mug.jpg
Texas Rangers pitcher Jeremy Jeffress was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated Friday morning, according to Dallas County Jail booking records.

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<![CDATA[For Jets, There’s No Backup Plan]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:20:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/238*120/usa-christian-hackenberg-penn-state.jpg
Ryan Fitzpatrick won over his teammates and Jets fans with his hard-charging play last season. But, given the caliber of guys behind him, I think everyone would breathe easier if he’d charge a bit less hard this...

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<![CDATA[Time to Rename the MetLife Bowl to the Giants Bowl]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:18:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/usa-victor-cruz-giants.jpg
We’re not saying it should always be called the Giants Bowl; only that it should be that until the Jets win their next Super Bowl.

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<![CDATA[Report: Tom Brady to Play Against Panthers Friday Night]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:18:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tom+Brady+1+011616.jpg
Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady is set to play Friday night against the Panthers, according to Comcast SportsNet New England.

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<![CDATA[New Name for White Sox Field]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 23:47:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/us+cellular+field+GettyImages-520000826.jpg
Chicago White Sox fans will have a new corporate name attached to their home stadium next season, as the team has sold naming rights for their ballpark to Guaranteed Rate, the team announced Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[LA Dubs 8/24 'Kobe Bryant Day']]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:53:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Kobe-Bryant-Day-8-24-LA.jpg
Wednesday, Aug. 24, which can be abbreviated as "8/24," will be "Kobe Bryant Day" in Los Angeles when Councilman Jose Huizar, Council President Herb Wesson and Councilman Curren Price introduce a resolution...

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<![CDATA[Back From Rio, Swimmer Jimmy Feigen Apologizes]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 22:58:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/feigen-lochte-conger-bentz.jpg
U.S. Olympic swimmer Jimmy Feigen on Tuesday made his first public comments about the incident in Rio de Janeiro last week that involved Feigen, Ryan Lochte and two of their teammates.In a written statement...

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<![CDATA['Final Five' Set to Tour US]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:20:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_16236682575231.jpg
The 'Final Five' are taking New York City by storm before they start a nationwide tour. The gold medal-winning U.S. women's gymnastics team visited the Empire State Building Tuesday morning as they begin...

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<![CDATA[Raisman Says Yes to Date]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:46:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/WEB+RAW+UNDERWOOD+ASKING+ALY+FB+-+00001703.jpg
Aly Raisman caught the attention of many with her incredible performance at the Rio Olympics, but especially Oakland Raiders tight end Colton Underwood, who hopes to snag a date with the gymnast the next...]]>
<![CDATA[Nike's Gold Medal Newborn Giveaway]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:27:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Elena+Delle+Donne+Baby+Nikes+Medal.jpg
One of Delaware's most famous athletes took home gold at the Rio Olympics and that means each baby born Saturday in her hometown hospital is taking home a pair of sweet sneakers.WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne and...

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<![CDATA[Think You Remember the Rio Olympics? Take the Quiz]]> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 22:16:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/michael-phelps-200m-im-web-aptopix-rio-olympics-_webf-5.jpg
For 17 days in August, athletes from around the world competed in Rio de Janeiro for the ultimate prize in sports: an Olympic gold medal. You probably didn't win gold yourself, but you can try to get the...

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<![CDATA[A Very Premature Look at the 2018 Winter Olympics]]> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 09:14:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/mikGettyImages-516484680.jpg
The Rio Olympics just ended and it's summer, so is it too soon to think about the Winter Olympics? Never.Here, then, is a look at the United States and its prospects for the 2018 Winter Olympics in...

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<![CDATA[Trailblazers, Record-Setters and More: Rio's Top Moments]]> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 21:27:24 -0400 first Olympic soccer gold and a rematch for the two countries, which faced each other in the 2014 World Cup. Two years ago, Germany won 7-1.]]> first Olympic soccer gold and a rematch for the two countries, which faced each other in the 2014 World Cup. Two years ago, Germany won 7-1.]]> http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-592597200.jpg


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<![CDATA[Simone Selfies Dominate Rio Closing Ceremony]]> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 21:05:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_16235012101506.jpg
Being the flag bearer in the Closing Ceremony has its privileges. But it also makes you stick out in the crowd.

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<![CDATA[Biggest Letdowns of the 2016 Rio Olympics]]> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 19:52:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/587771844-olympics-hope-solo-rio-colombia.jpg
There were plenty of winners during the 2016 Rio Olympics, but there were also plenty of disappointments. Some of the world's best athletes left Brazil without the medals they dreamed about, and instead...

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<![CDATA[Rio's Goodbye Party: Images from the Closing Ceremony]]> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 06:52:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-593262134.jpg
After 2 weeks of intense competition, one last celebration in Rio.

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<![CDATA[Most Painful Moments of Rio Olympics]]> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 17:51:30 -0400 when he fractured his tibia while trying to land on vault. Despite his leg being bent grotesquely at a nearly 90-degree angle, Said is already planning a comeback for the 2020 Games.]]> when he fractured his tibia while trying to land on vault. Despite his leg being bent grotesquely at a nearly 90-degree angle, Said is already planning a comeback for the 2020 Games.]]> http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/french-gymnast.jpg
There were plenty thrills of victory at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, but there were also many agonies of defeat (and a few slips and stumbles thrown in for good measure). Here are some of the moments we...

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<![CDATA['Maybe They Will Kill Me': Runner Stages Protest in Rio]]> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 10:06:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-593225412.jpg
When Ethiopia's Feyisa Lilesa raised his hands at the marathon finish line in Rio on Sunday, he wasn't just celebrating his silver medal in the grueling race.The long-distance runner crossed his wrists...

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<![CDATA[Wrestling Coaches Strip in Protest of Penalty Point]]> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 14:56:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/210*120/sdfsdfsdfsdf1.jpg
A controversial penalty point at the 65kg bronze wrestling bout resulted in two coaches stripping on the mat.

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<![CDATA[Sam Kendricks Stops Pole Vault for US National Anthem]]> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 10:18:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/SamKendricks-AP_16229128426671.jpg
An army reservist competing at the Rio Olympics chose patriotism over the pole vault during the preliminaries.

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