<![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 Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:40:17 -0400 Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:40:17 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA['First Night' Set for Oct. 17]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 10:50:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Kevin+Ollie+and+Geno+Auriemma+2.jpg
UConn's defending national champion men's and women's basketball teams officially begin their title defenses Friday, Oct. 17 with "First Night," which will take place at Gampel Pavilion from 7-8:15 p.m. ]]>
<![CDATA[Police Sent to Donald Sterling's Home by Wife Shelly]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 04:42:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/stivianosterling.jpg
Magic Johnson will pray for Donald Sterling, he said Tuesday, a day after the embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner made derogatory remarks about him in a televised interview. "I'm not a guy who...

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<![CDATA[Brimah Finishes First in Husky Run]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:24:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/216*120/HUSKYRUN100114.jpg
The Husky Run is the unofficial start of the UConn men's basketball season as the team races around campus with students and fans. Head coach Kevin Ollie ran with his players this year, and sophomore...]]>
<![CDATA[Harrison: Tom Brady Looks 'Scared']]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:24:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tom-brady-beard-dolphins.jpg
Rodney Harrison has seen firsthand what Tom Brady is capable of. The NFL analyst for NBC played safety for the Patriots from 2003-2008 and has two Super Bowl rings. But the Brady he saw Monday night against the...]]>
<![CDATA[Team USA, Maya Moore Roll Angola]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:56:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/geno-auriemma-pat-summitt.jpg
Team USA, coached by Geno Auriemma and currently competing in the FIBA world championships in Turkey, made easy work of Angola Tuesday, cruising to a 119-44 win. The Americans, now 3-0 in group play, were led by...]]>
<![CDATA[Edsall Donation Key for Jasper Howard Memorial Fund]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:55:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/032511+jasper+howard.jpg
UConn official said Tuesday that the fund-raising goals have been met and the Jasper Howard Memorial will be unveiled November 1. And it was former UConn coach Randy Edsall's lead gift that helped achieve...

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<![CDATA[Report: Manuel Hasn't Spoken to Michigan]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:41:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/warde+manuel_722_406.jpg
As was the case with the January rumors that Warde Manuel could be in the running for the Virginia Tech athletic director job, there's nothing to the recent report that the UConn AD had been contacted by...

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<![CDATA[Jeter on His Career: Never Wanted to Embarrass Parents]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:25:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Derek_Jeter209740927409.jpg
There were many emotional moments during Derek Jeter’s final home game at Yankee Stadium Thursday night, but the most adorable was a simple tip of the cap from his young nephew.

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<![CDATA[Brandi Chastain Visits Connecticut With Olympic Gold Medal]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:27:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/10114BrandiChastainEdited.jpg
Donning red, white and blue at the opening ceremonies in Atlanta for the U.S. women's national soccer team's first Olympic Games bout in 1996 was "awe-inspiring" to soccer legend Brandi Chastain.

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<![CDATA[Embarrassed Pats Look for Answers]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:31:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tom-brady-chiefs-bench.jpg
And that, as they say, is a wrap. Any confusion about the state of the Patriots' dynasty was officially put to rest Monday night in Kansas City as the Chiefs demolished a Pats team that was helpless to...]]>
<![CDATA[Jasper Howard Memorial to be Unveiled Nov. 1]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:06:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/032511+jasper+howard.jpg
Five years after University of Connecticut cornerback Jasper Howard was stabbed to death in the center of campus, the university is raising money to build a memorial in his honor at Rentschler Field.

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<![CDATA[Suz The Bruise]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:15:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/216*120/suzthebruise093014.jpg
Connecticut Roller Girls is one of the oldest roller derby leagues in the country, but "old" does not describe 57-year-old rookie Suzanne Wright. Like her sport, "Suz the Bruise" is shattering misconceptions.]]>
<![CDATA[Michael Phelps Arrested for DUI in Maryland]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:21:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tlmd_tlmd_080212_phelps20i.jpg
Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in history, botched his turn halfway through the 100-meter freestyle and finished next-to-last in a star-studded field at the U.S. national

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<![CDATA[Diaco: 'We're Disappointed But Not Crushed']]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:24:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bob-diaco-boise-state-sept.jpg
If Bob Diaco has grown tired of giving virtually the same press conference from one loss to the next, you wouldn't know it to hear him. Yes, he's clearly not happy with the results, but as he's alluded to -- and...]]>
<![CDATA[Report: Michigan Gauges AD Manuel's Interest]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:59:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/warde+manuel_722_406.jpg
Back in January, UConn Athletic Director Warde Manuel refuted rumors that he was in the running for the same job at Virginia Tech. Now, nine months later, Manuel is again at the center of a report, this...

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<![CDATA[Wrigley Field Renovation Begins]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:00:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Wrigley_reno_.jpg
First phase of project expected to be completed by Opening Day 2015.]]>
<![CDATA[Patriots' D Can Help Struggling O]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:48:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/vince-wilfork-interception.jpg
With the Patriots' offense struggling, the team faces a tough task Monday night in Kansas City, one of the toughest places to play in the NFL. The Chiefs aren't the group they were a season ago, when they began...]]>
<![CDATA[Diaco Thanks Fans, Asks Them to Hang in There]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:18:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/uconn+diaco+temple.jpg
First-year UConn coach Bob Diaco is trying to build something here but it's going to take time. Perhaps more time than fans will be willing to wait. In the hopes of buying as much time as possible, Diaco...

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<![CDATA[Jim Calhoun on Documentary: 'Its Surreal']]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:09:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP629438118385.jpg
The documentary "Born to Lead: Jim Calhoun" premieres Thursday, Oct. 4 at the Bushnell Theatre in Hartford. During a Thursday conference call, the Hall of Fame coach talked about the film.

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<![CDATA[Deshon Foxx Could Get Looks at QB]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:32:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/deshon-foxx-2013.jpg
Getting better for the Huskies might include mixing it up on offense, partly because there's nothing to lose by doing so. During the closing minutes of Saturday's loss, wide receiver Deshon Foxx ran the...]]>
<![CDATA[Jets' Geno Smith Curses at Fan]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 08:33:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Geno-Smith-Lashes-Out-0925.jpg
Here's who won and who lost in the first week of the 2014 NFL season.

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<![CDATA[UConn vs. Temple]]> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 21:21:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/181*120/UConn+Temple+-+04.jpg
UConn took on Temple at Rentschler Field on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014

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<![CDATA[Eagles Coach Sends Gift to Girl]]> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 08:26:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/215*120/Devon-Still-and-Daughter.jpg
There were many emotional moments during Derek Jeter’s final home game at Yankee Stadium Thursday night, but the most adorable was a simple tip of the cap from his young nephew.

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<![CDATA[Ray Allen Foundation Donates Computer Lab in Hartford ]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:53:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/081414+ray+allen.jpg
NBA All Star and University of Connecticut Alumnus Ray Allen is set to make an appearance this coming Monday at the Simpson-Waverly Public School in Hartford to help open its’ new computer laboratory.

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<![CDATA[Jeter’s Nephew Tips Hat to Uncle]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18:09:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2014-09-26+at+9.59.36+AM.jpg
As if on cue, the rain let up, a rainbow came out and Derek Jeter began his final home game with one more jolt. Jeter hit a double off the top of the left-center field wall at Yankee Stadium in the first inning...

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<![CDATA[Derek Jeter Through the Years]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:14:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/153334595.jpg
A look back at some of the most memorable moments of the Captain's career.

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<![CDATA[Derek Jeter's Last Game at Yankee Stadium]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 02:46:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/456108670.jpg
As if on cue, the rain let up, a rainbow came out and Derek Jeter began his final home game with one more jolt.

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