<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Sports]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/sports http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usSun, 26 Mar 2017 09:15:59 -0400Sun, 26 Mar 2017 09:15:59 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Is Bill Murray a Good Luck Charm? Xavier Fans Hope So]]> Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:41:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-657091926.png
Bill Murray is having quite the year. It's always a good time to be the iconic 66-year-old 'Ghostbusters' actor, but it turns out that this is a pretty good time to be a fan of his favorite sports teams...

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<![CDATA[UConn Coach’s Speech Getting Attention Year Later ]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:12:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_684250709082.jpg
Coach Geno Auriemma, for the UConn Women’s Basketball team, spoke at a press conference during the 2016 Final Four about the importance of values on the court.

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<![CDATA[NFL to Develop 'Educational Training Video' for Touchdown Celebrations]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:11:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-619305294_master.jpg
The National Football League wants to show players how they should celebrate touchdowns during a game.The league is preparing a training video to show players which types of celebrations are allowed.Troy...

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<![CDATA[White House Announces New England Patriots' Visit]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:11:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/what-ap.jpg
It's official: the White House has announced when the New England Patriots are visiting after the team's historic comeback Super Bowl win.The Patriots will meet President Donald Trump on April 19, White...

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<![CDATA[USA Dominates Puerto Rico to Win First WBC Title]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:38:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*127/AP_17082181722984.jpg
Ian Kinsler hit a two-run homer and Marcus Stroman threw six shutout innings as U.S.A. dominated Puerto Rico, 8-0, to win their first ever World Baseball Classic Title.

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<![CDATA[Globetrotter Guests on Class' Famed Handshake Line]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:18:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DIT+Harlem+Globetrotter+Handshake+THUMB.jpg
North Carolina grade school teacher Barry White Jr. greets each member of his 5th grade class with a personalized handshake every morning. Video of White delivering these handshakes went viral earlier...]]>
<![CDATA[Blond Ambition: Puerto Rico Baseball Team, Fans Dye Hair]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:22:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/173*120/GettyImages-655812566.jpg
The Puerto Rican national baseball team is showing their unity at the World Baseball Classic through blond bonding. Players are sporting bleach-blond locks, inspiring fans to dye their own hair.

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<![CDATA[Former Chicago Bulls GM Jerry Krause Dead at 77: Report]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:52:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-369988.jpg
Jerry Krause, known as the architect of the Chicago Bulls' dynasty in the 1990s, has passed away at the age of 77, the Chicago Bulls confirmed Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Puerto Rico Downs Netherlands to Advance to WBC Final]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:24:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Puerto+Rico+-+WBC.png
Puerto Rico came into Monday’s World Baseball Classic semifinal game against The Netherlands with an undefeated record, and they’ll carry that unblemished mark into Wednesday’s title contest as they notched...

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<![CDATA[Trump Addresses Kaepernick Free Agency in Kentucky Speech]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 07:48:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DIT_POL_TRUMP_KENTUCKY_KAEP_032017-149005705094200001.jpg
President Donald Trump discussed free agent NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick at a rally in Louisville, Kentucky, on March 20."There was an article today, it was reported, that NFL owners don't want to pick...]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Reminds Louisville Fans Their Basketball Team Lost]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:05:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DIT_TRUMP_HOOPS-149005682814400001.jpg
During a rally in Louisville, Kentucky, President Donald Trump reminded local basketball fans their beloved Louisville Cardinals lost in the second round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.]]>
<![CDATA[FBI Director Comey Explains Why He's Not a Patriots Fan]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:07:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_James-Comey-walk-through.jpg
After U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford of Arkansas thanked FBI Director James Comey for finding Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey, Comey explained why he's not a fan of the New England Patriots.

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<![CDATA[Quinnipiac Women Face Miami in Second Round of NCAA Tournament]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:53:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/quinnipiac+basketball+march+madness.jpg
The Quinnipiac women’s basketball team made school history on Saturday with its 68-65 NCAA Tournament win over Marquette.

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<![CDATA[Craziest March Madness Cinderella Teams]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:23:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-57199007.jpg
As March Madness sweeps across the country, take a look back to some of the greatest upsets in NCAA Men's Basketball history.

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<![CDATA[Cubs World Series Win Cost Chicago Over $18M in Expenses]]> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 21:55:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-621152150.png
The biggest expense was the overtime required for police officers who were working more shifts, Molly Poppe, a city spokeswoman said Friday.

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<![CDATA[Welcome to PyeongChang: A Look Inside the 2018 Olympic Venue]]> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:17:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/031517+olympic+ski+jump+tower.jpg
The 2018 Winter Games will begin in less than a year in PyeongChang, South Korea. Here's a preview of the Olympic host city's striking landscape, culinary tradition and more.

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<![CDATA[Gymnasts Asked to Sign Card for Accused Abusive Doctor]]> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:54:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/Gymnastic-doc-sexual-abuse.jpg
One afternoon this past autumn, Michigan State University gymnastics coach Kathie Klages asked her young athletes to sign a card to the team doctor, Larry Nassar, NBC News reported.Nassar wasn't recuperating...

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<![CDATA[USA Gymnastics President Resigns Amid Abuse Scandal]]> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:47:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/steve-penny.jpg
Steve Penny resigned as president of USA Gymnastics on Thursday following intensified pressure on the organization for its handling of sex abuse cases.The resignation came a week after the United States...

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<![CDATA[March Madness Could Cost Employers $4B in Lost Productivity]]> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:29:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/collegebasketballfeuerherd.jpg
As March Madness arrives, distracted workers around the country will be paying more attention to their brackets than their work, according to a report by outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, NBC News...

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