<![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 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:05:16 -0500 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:05:16 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Best of NFL: Week 16]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:57:33 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP600830637116.jpg
Don't miss the most dramatic images from the sixteenth week of the 2014 NFL season.

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<![CDATA[Pats Battle Back to Beat Jets]]> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:22:27 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tom+Brady+122114.jpg
In a game that was much closer than it should have been, the New England Patriots defeated the New York Jets 17-16 to bring their record to 12-3.

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<![CDATA[Seahawks' Sherman on Facing Cardinals' Peterson]]> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:45:25 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/217*120/AP197367378072.jpg
Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman is once again playing at the top of his game, and responds to the chatter about facing another shut-down corner in Arizona Cardinals' Patrick Peterson.

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<![CDATA[Rex Ryan Jokes About Coaching Tom Brady]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:34:43 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Jets-Dolphins-1229005a.jpg
It looks like Rex Ryan will be making jokes right up to the end. The Jets coach will almost certainly be fired in the coming weeks, but he'll face his long-time nemesis, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots...

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<![CDATA[UConn's AAC Opponents Announced]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:27:22 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/uconn+diaco+temple.jpg
The American Athletic Conference unveiled the league matchups for 2015-18 on Thursday. The 2015 season will be the first in the new 12-team, two division format.

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<![CDATA[Duke Slogs out 66-56 Win Over UConn]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:44:17 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/uconnj.jpg
UConn's toughest game of the season proved to be just that Thursday night when they squared off against perennial powerhouse Duke. When it was over, the Blue Devils slogged out a 66-56 win on Tyus Jones'...

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<![CDATA[If Belichick Were Still HC Of The NYJ]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:52:48 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/belichick+evil.jpg
If Bill Belichick kept the HC of the NYJ job, would he have still ended up a legend? If his QBs were Vinny Testaverde, Chad Pennington, Brooks Bollinger, an ancient Brett Favre and Geno Smith, then he probably...

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<![CDATA[3 Reasons to Watch Giants-Rams]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:33:55 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/4594822461.jpg
From start to finish, Eli Manning was the game’s Most Valuable Player.

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<![CDATA[Revis 'Sad' at Ryan's Situation in NY]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:57:52 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Darrelle+Revis+Getty.jpg
Losing stinks, but there's nothing worse in football than pity. And that's exactly what former Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has for current Jets coach Rex Ryan, who is 3-11 and will almost certainly be...]]>
<![CDATA[Edwards Transfer Not a Surprise]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:42:30 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/geno-auriemma-2014-recruits.jpg
Last week, Geno Auriemma announced that freshman Sadie Edwards will transfer just seven games into her Huskies career. But the coach later said that the decision to leave UConn wasn't a surprise.]]>
<![CDATA[Chattanooga Will Be Stiff Test for UConn]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:37:17 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/geno-auriemma-pat-summitt.jpg
Geno Auriemma has never been a proponent of soft schedules to prepare his team. As best we can tell, his thinking goes something like this: Iron sharpens iron. Put another way: You're not going to get better by...]]>
<![CDATA[Okafor Will Be a Problem for UConn]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:31:13 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/483300299.jpg
The Huskies face their toughest test of the season on Thursday night when they face Duke. The biggest obstacle -- both literally and figuratively -- between UConn and a huge win will be the Blue Devils'...

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<![CDATA[Giants Should Play Jets, Pats Every Year]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:53:29 -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[Ryan Faces Pats, Maybe for Last Time]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:01:25 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Rex-Ryan-Playbook.jpg
Rex Ryan is very familiar with the Patriots. He's been the Jets' coach since 2009, and before that, he was a defensive assistant with the Ravens. On Sunday, the Jets and Patriots, two teams going in different...

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<![CDATA[Sheldon Richardson a Silver Lining for Gang Green]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:37:18 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/120714jets.jpg
Yes, Darrelle Revis should still be a Jet. But the fact that they got a great player in return for him in Sheldon Richardson shouldn't be forgotten. They'll need to find another player who can make a...]]>
<![CDATA[Huskies Know Duke Will Be Tough Test]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:41:35 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/483300299.jpg
The Huskies headed for New Jersey after Tuesday's practice, as they prepare to meet powerhouse Duke University at Madison Square Garden on Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Ollie, Huskies, Spreading Christmas Cheer]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:31:00 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kevin-ollie-rim.jpg
Christmas is eight days away and coach Kevin Ollie and his team are doing their part to spread holiday cheer. On Saturday, they'll host Kevin Ollie’s Christmas For Hartford’s Children in the Harford's Blue Hills...]]>
<![CDATA[U.S. to Bid for 2024 Olympics]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 04:15:47 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/TLMD-aros-olimpicos-juegos-olimpicos-olympic-rings-getty-images-470969827.jpg
The U.S. Olympic Committee has decided to bid for the 2024 Olympics, hoping to bring the Summer Games back to America after a 28-year absence. The USOC board heard presentations from four candidate cities...

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<![CDATA[Brady's 17-Yard Run Still Has Legs]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:35:13 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tom+Brady+113014.jpg
People are still talking about Tom Brady's 17-yard, ahem, sprint against the Dolphins that ended not with him sliding but taking on Dolphins safety Walt Aikens.

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<![CDATA[Jim Calhoun Talks About Duke Rivalry]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:10:23 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/jim-calhoun-be-careful.jpg
The Huskies broke their three-game losing streak on Sunday with a blowout win over Coppin St., but there's little time for celebration. For starters, that was a game they were supposed to win. There's also this:]]>
<![CDATA[Jets Need QB, But They Also Need Team Around Him]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:47:04 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Marcus+Mariota.jpg
Obviously, the Jets need a major upgrade at quarterback—and they’re not likely to get one near the top of the upcoming draft, as, incredibly enough, 3 wins likely won’t get them a high enough spot to select...

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<![CDATA[Fleet-Footed Brady Leads Patriots]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:30:09 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tom+Brady+121414.jpg
The Dolphins are who we thought they were. Which is to say: A good defensive team still searching for an offensive identity. And the Patriots remain the team we thought they were, at least over the last...

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<![CDATA[Heat Sends Napier to the D-League]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:02:06 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP144808893745.jpg
LeBron James once called Shabazz Napier the best guard available in the NBA Draft. So it wasn't a surprise when the Heat took Napier in the first round, though it wasn't long before James had returned to...

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<![CDATA[UConn Commitment Called "Awesome Player"]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:31:21 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/uconn+football_generic+shot.jpg
UConn's 2-10 season might be over but coach Bob Diaco has been on the recruiting trail pretty much since that final whistle. On Sunday, the Huskies got a commitment from defensive end Kirk Livingstone (Stranahan...

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<![CDATA[Brimah Scores 40 in Win]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:22:28 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/482962317.jpg
Sophomore Amida Brimah arrived in Storrs a year ago as a player with boundless talent but little experience. He hadn't played basketball that long and, frankly, he was raw. But his enthusiasm and athleticism...

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<![CDATA[Jets-Titans: Someone Has to Win, Right?]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:55:17 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/Jets-Bills-1027003.jpg
Contrary to popular sentiment, the NFL’s blackout rule doesn’t cover matchups of 2-11 teams, so, unfortunately, the Jets-Titans game will be on for your viewing “pleasure” on Sunday at 4.

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<![CDATA[Hero, Nero, Zero for Giants-Washington]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:22:42 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/redskins+giants1.jpg
There was plenty of heroics, insanity and ineptitude in the team’s 24-13 victory over Washington on Sunday, but we can only designate one Hero, Nero and Zero.

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<![CDATA[Kobe Bryant Surpasses Jordan]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 05:53:06 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/212*120/Kobe-Bryant-passes-Jordan-points_12-14-14.jpg
On Sunday evening in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Kobe Bryant further cemented his place in basketball lore by becoming the third greatest scorer in NBA history. Bryant passed Michael Jordan's total of 32,292 points...

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<![CDATA[Best of NFL: Week 15]]> Sun, 14 Dec 2014 23:22:57 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/460466000.jpg
Don't miss the most dramatic images from the fifteenth week of the 2014 NFL season.

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<![CDATA[Eagles' McCoy on Playing Sunday Night]]> Sun, 14 Dec 2014 15:12:02 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP383450712423.jpg
Philadelphia Eagles' star running back, LeSean McCoy, ran for 159 yards and a touchdown in a convincing win against the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving. McCoy looks to continue that trend against the Cowboys...

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<![CDATA[Tom Brady: Winning Never Gets Old]]> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:12:37 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/chargers+pats+snf+7.jpg
Win and you're in, as the old saying goes. But for the Patriots, it takes on a slightly different meaning. They're currently the AFC's top team, so a playoff spot is virtually guaranteed at some point in...

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<![CDATA[Last Time for Some in Giants-Washington Rivalry]]> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 09:48:58 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/RG3-Tom-Coughlin-NYG-Wash.jpg
With the numerous question marks surrounding the futures of coaches, players and mascots on both sidelines, this just might be the last time they are involved in a Giants-Redskins battle.]]>
<![CDATA[Belichick Surprised by Pats Fans in San Diego]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:19:48 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP859843360681_0.jpg
The Patriots spent last week in Southern California as they prepared to meet the Chargers. And while the usually laser-focused Bill Belichick and Tom Brady were just that during the game -- one in which...

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<![CDATA[Jets Likely to Lose Race to the Bottom]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:20:36 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/geno3.jpg
The good news: the Jets have finally stunk their way to the worst record in football. The bad news: they share that distinction with four other teams, and they've probably got the best chance of any of them...

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