<![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 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:04:31 -0500 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:04:31 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Gray Happy to Have Blount in Backfield]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:29:04 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/jonas-gray-4tds.jpg
Less than a week after Jonas Gray ran all over the Colts to the tune of four touchdowns and 201 rushing yards, he has a new face in the Patriots backfield. Check that; it's a new face for Gray, who joined...]]>
<![CDATA[Buffalo Bills Hitch Rides Aboard Snowmobiles]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:53:34 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/KRAIG+URBIK1.JPG
With Buffalo buried under mounds of snow, the Buffalo Bills had an added challenge getting its team to Detroit: How to get the players out of their driveways. Snowmobiles came to the rescue.

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<![CDATA[Ollie Impressed With Hamilton in Win]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:49:00 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kevin-ollie-2014.jpg
The Huskies moved to 2-0 on the season with a 65-57 win over the College of Charleston in their first game at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. Not surprisingly, senior point guard Ryan Boatright led the way with...]]>
<![CDATA[Whitmer Heads Down the Home Stretch]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:30:02 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/chandler+whitmer+uconn+close.jpg
We don't know if senior quarterback Chandler Whitmer's UConn career can be described as a tough stretch but it's certainly been a learning experience.

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<![CDATA[UConn to Co-Host 2016, 2017 Regionals]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:00:23 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/geno-auriemma-pat-summitt.jpg
UConn has been selected to co-host the regionals for the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament for 2016 and 2017 in Bridgeport's Webster Bank Arena, the school announced Thursday. Fairfield University will serve as]]>
<![CDATA[Jose Canseco Pranks Everyone with Finger Hoax]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:56:59 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP565783519558.jpg
Turns out, Canseco will not be selling his appendage to the highest bidder—it was all just a prank.

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<![CDATA[Much Has Changed Since Giants Last Faced Cowboys]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:54:38 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/458696810.jpg
Here are the big differences between Then and Now.

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<![CDATA[Report: Patriots Bring Back RB Blount]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:03:37 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP859843360681_0.jpg
LeGarrette Blount is back in New England, according to several reports. The Patriots let him leave in free agency, and the bruising back signed a two-year deal with the Steelers, where he was to be the backup to...

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<![CDATA[Calhoun Gives Purvis Advice Ahead of Puerto Rico]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:46:48 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/rodney+purvis_uconn.jpg
One of the matchups to watch Thursday will be sophomore center Amida Brimah versus 6-9 Adjehi Baru, who averages 13 points and 10 rebounds in two games this season for the Courgars.

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<![CDATA[Diaco Staying With QB Whitmer]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:30:59 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/uconn+ucf+whitmer.jpg
We mentioned on Wednesday that even though sophomore Tim Boyle is averaging about a series a game, he never had any plans to leave the program. And to hear first-year coach Bob Diaco tell it, Boyle is the...

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<![CDATA[Mosqueda-Lewis Had Tough Night vs. Stanford]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:24:35 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/geno-auriemma-pat-summitt.jpg
In a night in which the top-ranked Huskies were shocked by No. 6 Stanford, perhaps the most unexpected moment came at the final whistle, when senior Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis took the inbounds pass with 2.6 seconds...]]>
<![CDATA[Reminder: Eli Manning Is a Future Hall of Famer]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:00:32 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/457509652.jpg
He’ll make the Hall of Fame because he’s a Manning who won two Super Bowl MVPs in the nation’s largest media market.

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<![CDATA[Memo to Jets: Beware of QB Busts]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:00:00 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/454405308.jpg
The Jets will surely be tempted to choose a quarterback with their first pick of the 2015 Draft. But given the fact that QBs drafted in the top 10 have had a spotty record of success over the past few decades...

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<![CDATA[Megatron, Suh to Challenge Patriots]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:34:00 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/458708968.jpg
The Patriots are a long way from that 41-14 late September blowout at the hands of the Chiefs. The offensive line has gelled, Tom Brady is back to being, well, Tom Brady, Jonas Gray has emerged as a legit threat...

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<![CDATA[Stewart Calls Loss 'a Shock']]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:27:55 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/215*120/AP933660798639.jpg
It's rare that the UConn's women's team is surprised by an outcome, but that was the case Monday night after an overtime loss against a very good Stanford group. The Huskies went from No.

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<![CDATA[Diaco: 'This Is a Tear Down and Rebuild']]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:46:02 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bob-diaco-boise-state-sept.jpg
We're down the home stretch in Bob Diaco's first season and on paper, this team doesn't look much different than the ones that preceded it in recent years; UConn is currently 2-7, and neither the offense...]]>
<![CDATA[Boyle Looking Forward to Starting in '15]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:27:02 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tim+Boyle_722.jpg
Casey Cochran retired from football after suffering a concussion in Week 1. Chandler Whitmer is a senior and his college career will be over in three weeks. That leaves Tim Boyle, the sophomore who was...

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<![CDATA[Auriemma Hopes to Use Loss as Learning Experience]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:38:02 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/AP562462179147_1200.jpg
UConn's 47-game winning streak is over after the top-ranked Huskies lost 88-86 to No. 6 Stanford in overtime Monday night. And while how a team plays in its second game of the season generally doesn't mean much,...

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<![CDATA[2014-15 Huskies Release Intro Video]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:29:34 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kevin-ollie-rim.jpg
Defending national champions UConn released its 2014-15 Intro Video on Monday and it begins with a silhouetted Ryan Boatright driving to the basket in a darkened gym.]]>
<![CDATA[Huskies Receive Letters of Intent From 2 Players]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:28:57 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kevin-ollie-2014.jpg
In the never-ending recruiting game, UConn landed two more big-time players on Monday. The school has received letters of intent from 6-2 guard Jalen Adams (Roxbury, Mass.) and forward Steve Enoch (Norwalk...]]>
<![CDATA[Jerry Rice in China to Promote NFL]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 03:33:27 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/rice-horz.jpg
San Francisco 49ers legendary wide receiver and NFL Hall-of-Famer Jerry Rice is in China trying to entice the world's most-populous country to tune into NFL football on every given Sunday, according to reports.

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<![CDATA[Canseco May Sell His Shot Finger, Gun on eBay]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:57:12 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Jose-Canseco-1.jpg
The former major leaguer tweeted Monday that he'll sell his detached digit, along with the gun with which he accidentally shot it off.

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<![CDATA[Stanford Next Up for No. 1 UConn]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:45:21 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/215*120/AP933660798639.jpg
UConn's second game of the season will be nothing like their opener. On Friday, Geno Auriemma's team cruised 102-43 win over UC Davis, UConn's 47th straight victory. On Monday, the top-ranked Huskies will...

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Tony Hawk Rides Hoverboard]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:28:20 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2014-11-17+at+3.26.35+PM.png
The pro skateboarder tested the $10,000 prototype Hendo Hoverboard after husband and wife Greg and Jill Henderson launched a Kickstarter to fund it.
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<![CDATA[Boatright Needs to Work on Body Language]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:55:27 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP540027247210.jpg
Ryan Boatright wasted little time making a name for himself in the post-Shabazz Napier era. The senior point guard scored 24 points in the Huskies' regular-season opener against Bryant in a surprisingly...

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<![CDATA[Ollie Looks to Samuel as Defensive Stopper]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:07:56 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/uconn41.jpg
Ryan Boatright is the unquestioned leader of the 2014-15 Huskies, but it's an otherwise young group. And while they're short on experience, that doesn't mean they can't play.

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<![CDATA[Hero, Nero, Zero for Giants-49ers Game]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:46:34 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/459081054.jpg
From start to finish, Eli Manning was the game’s Most Valuable Player.

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<![CDATA[Jonas Gray Adds Running Game to Pats' Offense]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:28:10 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/jonas-gray-4tds.jpg
Jonas Gray didn't come out of nowhere but it wasn't far from there. He spent six weeks on the Patriots practice squad before injuries led the team to sign him to the 53-man roster.]]>
<![CDATA[Patriots Put Colts in the Gray Area]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 07:35:32 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Jonas+Gray+111614.jpg
Former undrafted free agent Jonas Gray had four touchdowns in New England's 42-20 victory over Indianapolis.

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<![CDATA[Best of NFL: Week 11]]> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:04:25 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/458986756.jpg
Don't miss the most dramatic images from the eleventh week of the 2014 NFL season.

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<![CDATA[Reggie Wayne Talks Special Bond With T. Y. Hilton]]> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 15:30:53 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2014-11-16+at+2.09.54+PM.jpg
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne, now in his 14th season, has mentored third year wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, who's an emerging star in the league. The players discuss their special bond ahead of the...]]>
<![CDATA[Canseco Says Shot Finger Fell Off]]> Sat, 15 Nov 2014 00:47:54 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/jose-canseco-getty.jpg
Jose Canseco’s struggle with his shot finger continues. The former baseball star accidentally shot himself in the finger while cleaning what authorities say was a large-caliber handgun last month, but in...

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<![CDATA[NFLer's Parents Slam Cops on Arrest]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 20:25:00 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/familyMcDonald.jpg
The parents of 49ers football player Ray McDonald spoke publicly for the first time since prosecutors decided not to charge the defensive end with felony domestic violence, criticizing the police for the...

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<![CDATA[6 Games Left: Plenty of Time for More Aggravation]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:30:50 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/458289534.jpg
At 2-8, Gang Green is essentially playing the last 6 games of the season for pride. The question is, how many more games can they win, or, in other words, how bad can they screw up their draft position?

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<![CDATA[Patriots' N-Word Thank You Tweet ]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:00:49 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/New+England+Patriots+Twitter+N+Word.jpg
The New England Patriots is apologizing after its Twitter account publicly thanked a user whose handle contained a racial slur. As the team was thanking its one million Twitter followers with automated...

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<![CDATA[Boatright: Purvis Lucky to Only Miss 1 Game]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:44:59 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/rodney+purvis_uconn.jpg
Rodney Purvis will miss the Huskies' season opener Friday against Bryant University because he played in more than one summer league, an NCAA violation. The good news is that he'll be available for the rest...

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<![CDATA[Auriemma: Freshmen Will Take Time]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:38:48 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/geno-auriemma-pat-summitt.jpg
Geno Auriemma and the Huskies will begin their back-to-back national title defense Sunday at 10 p.m. ET when they face UC Davis. Three days later, they'll face Stanford before returning to Storrs for the...]]>
<![CDATA[Let's Hate the Niners Together]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:49:36 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/178*120/kaepnjhrz.jpg
I’m indifferent to the fortunes of most NFL teams, but I enjoy watching the Niners lose.

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