<![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 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:23:44 -0400 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:23:44 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Brady, Offense Still Not on Same Page]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:35:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tom-brady-finger-point.jpg
Tom Brady didn't sound much different after the Patriots' 16-9 win over the Raiders than he did in the days leading up to Sunday's matchup. Specifically, the offense remains an issue, particularly the offensive...]]>
<![CDATA[Diaco Stresses That Rebuilding Will Take Time]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:32:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bob+diaco+uconn+pumped.jpg
Bob Diaco is, among other things, a realist. He knows the Huskies are in the middle of a rebuilding process, and the players who will help turn things around may not even be on the roster.

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<![CDATA[Team USA Loses to France, Dolson Cut]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:30:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/geno-auriemma-2014-recruits.jpg
Sunday was a tough day for both current and former Huskies who were representing Team USA in Paris. The team, led by coach Geno Auriemma, fell to France, 76-72, at the 2014 France International Tournament. ]]>
<![CDATA[Diaco Shuts Down Passing Game vs. USF]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:27:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bob-diaco-boise-state-sept.jpg
George DeLeone, the offensive coordinator during the first two years of Paul Pasqualoni's tenure, regularly was criticized for his inability to put points on the board. His worst day was nothing to...]]>
<![CDATA[49er Ray McDonald's San Jose Home Burglarized: Source]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:23:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP13080214223.jpg
Domestic violence advocates said they plan to closely watch how San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald's case plays out in court, and how the National Football League will respond if the player...

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<![CDATA[Seahawks Player Proposes to Girlfriend After Victory]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:33:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DeShawnShead.jpg
DeShawn Shead popped the question to his girlfriend, Jessica Martinez, after the Seattle Seahawks 26-20 overtime victory over the Denver Broncos.

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<![CDATA[LL Coach Killed by Baseball]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:39:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/richard+becher.jpeg
A truck drove off a San Diego freeway and crashed into a restaurant parking lot below Sunday afternoon — a drop of approximately 50 feet. Another vehicle rammed into the truck, forcing it to flip over...

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<![CDATA[Patriots Prevail in Home Opener]]> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 17:14:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Vince+Wilfork+Raiders.jpg
This is going to be a recurring thing until something changes. On Wednesday, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was asked about the relationship (read: trust) he has with his receivers, most of whom have...

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<![CDATA[Bears' Jared Allen on Peterson Case]]> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 18:07:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/jared+allen+9-20.jpg
Hours after reversing course and benching Adrian Peterson indefinitely, Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said Wednesday that the team "made a mistake" in bringing back their superstar running back following his...

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<![CDATA[Raw: Hundreds Line Up to Exchange Rice Jerseys]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:17:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tlmd_ray_rice_baltimore_ravens.jpg
Hundreds and hundreds of people lined up outside of M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland Friday to exchange the jersey of running back Ray Rice.

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<![CDATA[Tom Brady Posts Resume to Facebook]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:53:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tom-brady-beard-dolphins.jpg
We always hear about having a backup plan, especially when you're professional aspirations lean towards something out of the mainstream -- like music icon, movie star or, say, future Hall of Fame...]]>
<![CDATA[USF, UConn Football Have Much in Common]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:32:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/willie-taggart.jpg
The University of South Florida and UConn are separated by more than 1,200 miles but the football programs -- which will square off Friday night at 8pm on ESPN have plenty in common.]]>
<![CDATA[Diaco Looking for More From Offense]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:49:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/uconn+bob+diaco+stony+brook.jpg
It's been a recurring theme since Paul Pasqualoni took over for Randy Edsall before the 2011 season: The lack of offensive firepower put immense pressure on the defense to keep games close, a unplanned strategy...

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<![CDATA[Pa. School Board Bans Boys From Field Hockey Team]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:42:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/field+hockey_generic.jpg
Hundreds of people are scouring Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend for clues in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, as they mark one week since the 18-year-old was last seen.

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<![CDATA[Best of NFL: Week 3]]> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 23:39:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/455677434.jpg
Don't miss the most dramatic images from the third week of the 2014 NFL season.

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<![CDATA[NASCAR's Joey Logano Spends the Day in Connecticut]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:52:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/joey+logano+in+ct.png
NASCAR driver and Connecticut native Joey Logano will return to his roots on Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Pats Want to Spread the Wealth on Offense]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:33:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tom-brady-vikings-2014.jpg
This is going to be a recurring thing until something changes. On Wednesday, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was asked about the relationship (read: trust) he has with his receivers, most of whom have...]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Jeter's Rousing NY Sendoff in New Ad]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:19:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Derek-Jeter-Day007.jpg
The Yankee great's victory lap marks a big win for him – and baseball.

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<![CDATA[UConn Announces Series With Missouri]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:55:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/diaco+with+uconn+team_1200.jpg
The UConn football program announced Thursday a home-and-home series with the University of Missouri that will begin on Sept. 19 2015, when the Huskies visit Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri, and the...

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<![CDATA[Stewart Looks to Seize Team USA Chance]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:39:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/breanna-stewart-nd-finals.png
Team USA made their way to Paris Wednesday ahead of three exhibition games with Australia, China and France. Coach Geno Auriemma, in only the way he can, talked about the team's preparation for the...]]>
<![CDATA[Omar Calhoun Ready for 2014]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:38:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/omar-calhoun-napier.jpg
Omar Calhoun had a very good freshman season -- averaged 32 minutes and 11.1 points a game -- one that has been all but forgotten after he was buried on the bench as a sophomore.]]>
<![CDATA[USA Assistant Coach Recalls Beating Geno]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:36:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/geno-auriemma-pat-summitt.jpg
There are grand total of two schools that can claim a winning record against Geno Auriemma. One no longer exists -- U.S. International of San Diego, which is now Alliant International University ...]]>
<![CDATA[Developers Pitch Ballpark Plan to City Council, Residents]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:36:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Rock+Cats+Public+Meeting.jpg
The developers hoping to build a baseball stadium for the Rock Cats in Hartford pitched their plan to city council members before an overflow crowd Wednesday night.

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<![CDATA[Angels Beat Mariners, Win AL West]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:11:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/455630948.jpg
The Los Angeles Angels won the American League West title with Oakland's loss to Texas.

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<![CDATA[Pats Looking for More Balance]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:55:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bill-belichick-pencil.jpg
"Balance" is the word of the week, and it's what the Patriots' coaches are hoping to achieve from the offense. After two weeks, the results have been mixed; the offense looked sluggish and out of sorts in...]]>
<![CDATA[QB Tim Boyle Showing Growth]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:42:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/uconn+football_generic+shot.jpg
The plan was for Tim Boyle to redshirt the 2014 season. He was thrust into the lineup as a freshman in 2013, five games into a season that had already been lost. The results were predictably

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<![CDATA[UConn's Men's Team Announce Staff Additions]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:41:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kevin-ollie-2014.jpg
With the college basketball season just a few weeks off, Kevin Ollie's Huskies announced several changes to the coaching staff Tuesday. David Sevush has been named Director of Scouting-Video, and Dan Griffin has...]]>
<![CDATA[Ollie Meets With 2 NJ High School Players]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:37:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kevin-ollie-rim.jpg
Days after UConn landed a commitment from 6-10 Steve Enoch Kevin Ollie was back on the recruiting trail. On Tuesday, the coach of the defending national champion Huskies met with the two best high...]]>
<![CDATA[Rock Cats Align With Colorado Rockies]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:08:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/rock+cats+generic.jpg
The New Britain Rock Cats have paid back more than $164,000 in taxes owed on their stadium lease, securing the team’s ability to play there in the 2015 season.

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<![CDATA[Vikings Bar Peterson From All Team Activities]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:30:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/186722617.jpg
The Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while he...

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<![CDATA[Charles Barkley Throws "Turrible" First Pitch]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:35:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Barkley_Cubs.jpg
Everyone knows Hall of Fame NBA player Charles Barkley has an ugly golf swing. Now you can add baseball to the sports Barkley has yet to master.

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