<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Sports]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/sports http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:20:08 -0400 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:20:08 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Maybe Jets' Ryan Fitzpatrick Isn't Who We Think He Is]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:48:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ryan+fitzpatrick.jpg
With the Jets and Giants set to tussle Saturday night at MetLife Stadium in what will be both franchises’ third preseason game, I’m reminded of Dennis Green’s priceless post-game rant from a decade ago, when he...

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<![CDATA[Woman Files Suit Against Bulls Star Derrick Rose]]> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:17:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/GettyImages-458331240.jpg
A woman has filed a lawsuit against Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose, claiming he and two friends drugged and gang-raped her. The lawsuit, which was first reported by TMZ Wednesday and made public Thursday, says...

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<![CDATA[McDonald Indicted on Rape Charges]]> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:03:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/th-may-25-ray-mcdonald-mug.jpg
Former San Francisco 49’ers and Chicago Bears defensive end Ray McDonald was indicted on Wednesday on one count of rape and on one count of violating a restraining order by a Santa Clara County Grand Jury,...]]>
<![CDATA[ESPN Pulls Former Red Sox Star From Air After Posts Compare Muslims Extremists to Nazis]]> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:50:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/138886369.jpg
ESPN has pulled Curt Schilling from the air after the former Red Sox and Phillies star posted a photo comparing Muslim extremists to Nazis on his social media accounts.

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<![CDATA[Norwalk Fallen Soldier Honored at Connecticut Open]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:29:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/David+Fahey+1200.jpg
A local fallen hero was honored on the court at the Connecticut Open on Monday night as part of the tournament’s Military Appreciation Night. An Honor & Remember flag was presented to the family of Norwalk...]]>
<![CDATA[Glastonbury Teen Raises Money for ALS]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 11:12:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Glastonbury_Teen_Raises_Money_for_ALS_1200x675_512662083980.jpg
A Glastonbury High School freshman is raising money to fight ALS in honor of her father and some high school athletes took the ice bucket challenge to raise funds.]]>
<![CDATA[NFL Files New Argument in Tom Brady Appeal]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 06:47:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tom-brady-patriots-nfl.jpg
The NFL filed a new argument Monday in the Tom Brady appeal. The letter, sent to Judge Richard Berman, questions the NFL Player's Association presentation during a hearing last week in which the NFLPA submitted...

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<![CDATA[Yard Goats Gain Loyal Following on Social Media]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 22:43:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/yardgoatsstill082415.jpg
Next spring, the Hartford Yard Goats hope to develop a solid fan base for minor league baseball, but already, the team is trying to lure people in their 20s and 30s who might think the Yard Goats are edgy...]]>
<![CDATA[Olympic Gymnastics Coach Suspected of Molestation]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 19:55:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-149434037.jpg
An Olympic gymnastics coach was arrested early Monday morning in Indianapolis on suspicion of child molestation, a spokeswoman for an Indiana prosecutor's office told NBC News. Marvin Sharp has not formally...

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<![CDATA[Jets Rookies Prove Maccagnan Has Eye for Talent]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:12:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/leonard+williams1.jpg
Halfway through their preseason slate, the New York Jets’ first-teamers haven’t exactly performed like a juggernaut during their limited time on the field. However, while splitting the first two exhibition games...

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<![CDATA[Top Sports Photos 2015]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 08:12:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/topSports-AP_815986155748.jpg
Click to see dramatic game action photos from professional football, hockey, basketball, baseball and more.

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<![CDATA[Pearl Harbor Vet Throws 1st Pitch]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:46:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/WW+II+Veterans+1st+Pitch.jpg
The oldest survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor threw the ceremonial first pitch Sunday before the San Diego Padres game at Petco Park.]]>
<![CDATA[Connecticut Open Returns to New Haven]]> Sat, 22 Aug 2015 14:28:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/connecticut+open.jpg
Join NBC Connecticut at the Connecticut Open through Saturday, Aug. 29 at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale.

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<![CDATA[Watch: Swiss Cliff Jumper Laso Schaller's Epic Plunge]]> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 16:16:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/schaller.jpg
Famed jumper Laso Schaller made headlines for "setting a new cliff-jump world record" when video of him plunging nearly 200 feet into a pool of water was released on Aug. 18. But it turns out a technicality will...
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<![CDATA[Flynn Gives Jets Much Needed Veteran Presence as Backup QB]]> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 12:08:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/matt+flynn+jets.jpg
He’s an in-the-flesh professional quarterback, which means he’s arrived in New York not a moment too soon.

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<![CDATA[Women's World Cup Hero to Pen Book]]> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 09:57:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Carli+Lloyd+golden+Ball+Womens+World+Cup.jpg
World Cup soccer star Carli Lloyd, whose three goals in the 2015 final led the U.S. to a 5-2 victory over Japan, has a book deal. The 33-year-old Lloyd is working on a memoir that Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will...

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<![CDATA[Gymnast's New Routine for Rio '16]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 22:26:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/082015+danell+leyva.jpg
"He's way better than he was in 2012," said Dannell Leyva's coach and step-father, Yin Alvarez. America fell in love with the 20-year-old from Miami at the London Olympics, where he won Bronze in the Men's...

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<![CDATA[Connecticut Open Returns to New Haven]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 22:22:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/connecticut+open.jpg
Join NBC Connecticut at the Connecticut Open from Friday, Aug. 21 to Saturday, Aug. 29 at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale.

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<![CDATA[Giants Still on Course to Win NFC East]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 10:25:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/457512460.jpg
The Giants are not only going to make the playoffs, they’re going to win the NFC East.

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<![CDATA[Ex-NFLer Injured in Apparent Suicide Attempt]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 19:25:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-337392.jpg
Ex-NFL quarterback Erik Kramer shot himself Tuesday in an apparent suicide attempt at a Los Angeles area motel, but survived, law enforcement sources and his former wife said. Kramer's former wife, Marshawn...

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<![CDATA[Cherington Out As Red Sox General Manager]]> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:30:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Fenway+Park1.jpg
Ben Cherington, General Manager of the Boston Red Sox, is stepping down, the team said on Twitter Tuesday night.

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<![CDATA[MJ Could Testify Monday]]> Mon, 17 Aug 2015 22:28:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Michael+Jordan.png
A civil trial on the value of Michael Jordan's name and how much a grocery-store chain should pay for invoking it without permission in an ad resumes in a Chicago federal courtroom. The ex-Chicago Bull...]]>