<![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-usTue, 25 Jul 2017 00:55:41 -0400Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:55:41 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Cowboys Cut WR Whitehead After Reported Arrest]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:29:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-607561366.jpg
The Dallas Cowboys have cut wide receiver Lucky Whitehead, a team source tells NBC 5 Sports.Whitehead was arrested for petty theft last month in Virginia, according to multiple reports.

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<![CDATA[Conor McGregor, Draymond Green Go at It Over Warriors Jersey]]> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:46:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ConnorDraymond.jpg
Draymond Green does not want Conor McGregor wearing Warriors gear as he prepares for his mega-fight with Floyd Mayweather.Green took to Instagram Saturday night and called out McGregor for wearing a vintage...

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<![CDATA[Hartford Yard Goats]]> Tue, 04 Apr 2017 12:25:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Yard_Goats_Jingle_1200x675_615127107875.jpg
NBC Connecticut is following the Yard Goats as they bring baseball to Hartford.]]>
<![CDATA[Check Out the New Olympic Skating Stadiums]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:07:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/stadiumskorea.jpg
South Korea is ahead of schedule in constructing venues for the 2018 Winter Olympics and NBC got an exclusive tour of the arenas that will host skating events. Some of the biggest events of the games will...]]>
<![CDATA[What Competing in the Tour de France Can Do to Your Legs ]]> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:42:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/pawGettyImages-805284696.jpg
Polish cyclist Pawel Poljanski gave his Instagram followers a glimpse into the toll that riding 1,758 miles can take on one’s body.On Tuesday, after riding in the 16th stage of the Tour de France, Poljanski...

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<![CDATA[Red Sox Hosting Game of Thrones Night at Fenway Park]]> Tue, 18 Jul 2017 10:32:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GameOfThrones_HBO.jpg
The Boston Red Sox will be hosting a special “Game of Thrones” night Tuesday during their game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

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<![CDATA[Cowboys WR's Dog Returned After Being Stolen, Ransomed]]> Tue, 18 Jul 2017 11:19:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/blitz-home-lucky.jpg
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead's dog has been returned safely after being stolen and held for ransom, he said. Whitehead posted on Snapchat at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday that his dog, Blitz,...

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<![CDATA[Lochte Cleared of Criminal Charge in Rio Incident: Lawyer]]> Tue, 18 Jul 2017 11:15:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/lochte+swimmers+removed+plane.jpg
Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte was cleared of a criminal charge in the Rio Olympics incident that sparked international outrage, his lawyer confirmed Friday.Last August, the 32-year-old was charged with filing a...

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<![CDATA[New TV Network Focusing on Olympics Making Debut ]]> Fri, 14 Jul 2017 13:27:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/olympicsnetwork.jpg
While too early for a torch lighting, a new Olympic-themed television network makes its debut Saturday morning.

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<![CDATA[Bill Belichick's T-Shirt Causes Stir on Social Media]]> Thu, 13 Jul 2017 16:19:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Belichick+Shirt.JPG
A picture of Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick is causing a stir on social media because of his outfit.
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<![CDATA[Joe Montana Partners with FanDuel Fantasy Golf]]> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 16:11:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/joejoemon.jpg
Mention the name Joe Montana to any sports fan and images of Candlestick park, touchdown passes to Jerry Rice and Super Bowl Rings immediately come to mindBut what about fantasy golf?

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<![CDATA[Joe Montana Hooks Up With FanDuel for Fantasy Golf]]> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 15:42:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/JoeMontana.jpeg
He could throw a football like few others in the history of the NFL. But did you know Joe Montana is now connecting himself to fantasy...golf? The Hall of Famer stopped by 30 Rock to discuss his new partnership...

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<![CDATA[5 Former UConn Huskies to Start WNBA All-Star Game ]]> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 11:51:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Sue-Bird.jpg
Five former UConn Huskies have been named to start the 2017 WNBA All-Star game.

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<![CDATA[Richard Sherman Faces Off Against Compton Robotics Team]]> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 08:39:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/richardshermanrobotics.JPG
Seattle Seahawks All-Pro cornerback and Compton native Richard Sherman returned to the football field in Compton Tuesday to compete against one of the most accomplished teams to date in the Los Angeles area...

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<![CDATA[Michael Jordan Joins Derek Jeter in Bid to Buy Marlins]]> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 10:28:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/jordanjetermarlins.jpg
Superstars Michael Jordan and Derek Jeter are teaming up in an attempt to buy the Miami Marlins. Jordan, who owns the NBA's Charlotte Hornets, is joining the group led by Jeter.]]>
<![CDATA[Montana: Poor Play, Not Politics, Cost Kaepernick NFL Gig]]> Tue, 11 Jul 2017 17:38:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/joecolin.jpg
San Francisco 49ers Hall-of-Famer Joe Montana is the latest to weigh in on why former 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is still waiting on the sidelines for his next NFL gig. And Montana doesn't think Kaepernick's...
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<![CDATA[LA Set to Host 2024 or 2028 Olympics]]> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 10:15:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_LABIDOLY_071117_1-149979032508500001.jpg
Los Angeles and Paris will be the next cities to be named hosts of the Olympics in a deal struck by the International Olympic Committee. American Olympic sprinters Allyson Felix and Michael Johnson were on hand...]]>
<![CDATA[Twitter Lights up After Pitbull Wears Tucked Jersey at Home Run Derby]]> Tue, 11 Jul 2017 09:04:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/071017+Pitbull+MLB+Home+Run+Derby.jpg
Cuban-American rapper Pitbull took the stage in the heart of Miami Monday for the MLB All-Star Home Run Derby at Marlins Park, and his ensemble garnered a lot of attention on social media.Mr.

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<![CDATA[Boxer Floyd Mayweather Asks IRS for Tax Reprieve]]> Mon, 10 Jul 2017 14:30:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/floydmayweatertaxes.jpg
Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is petitioning the IRS to give him a reprieve on his 2015 taxes. The 40-year-old boxing star has asked for the reprieve until after his upcoming fight with Conor McGregor.]]>
<![CDATA[Yard Goats Host Whalers Alumni Weekend July 14-16]]> Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:47:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/Whalers+yg+jersey+2.jpg
The Yard Goats are organizing a Whalers Alumni Weekend from Friday, July 14 through Sunday, July 16. Each game during the weekend will allow the Yard Goats players to wear special jerseys made just for...
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