<![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, 20 Oct 2014 00:26:53 -0400 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:26:53 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Best of NFL: Week 7]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:38:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/457509990.jpg
Don't miss the most dramatic images from the seventh week of the 2014 NFL season.

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<![CDATA["War Machine" Attempts Suicide: PD]]> Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:54:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/War-Machine-vegas-MMA.jpg
Professional mixed martial arts fighter Jonathan "War Machine" Koppenhaver, who is accused of brutally beating his porn star ex-girlfriend and one of her male friends, tried to commit suicide in a Las...

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<![CDATA[Fact vs. Fiction, Giants-Cowboys]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:00:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/457124394.jpg
Are the Giants really as bad as they seemed last week? Are the Cowboys really as good? Let’s separate Fact from Fiction in advance of this key NFC East matchup.

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<![CDATA[Pats’ D Holds on But Must Improve]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:56:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tom-brady-geno-smith.jpg
Patriots coach Bill Belichick wasn't kidding when he called Thursday night's effort against the Jets a "grind-it-out game" before noting that "It was good enough, but it wasn't our best."]]>
<![CDATA[USA Today Coaches Polls Has Huskies at No. 15]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:26:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/uconn9.jpg
The defending national champion Huskies begin the 2014-15 season as the 15th-ranked team, according to the USA Today coaches preseason poll.

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<![CDATA[Morgan Tuck Glad to Be Healthy]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:23:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/morgan-tuck-title.jpg
There's plenty of reason for optimism for the 2014-15 Huskies and much of that has to do with the fact that they're coming off back-to-back NCAA titles and return the nation's best player, Breanna Stewart.]]>
<![CDATA[In '08, Stewart Almost Didn't Play With U16 Team]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:13:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/breanna-stewart-mop.jpg
Junior Breanna Stewart, the best college basketball player in the country, returns to UConn fresh off a stint with Team USA and their gold-medal performance at the FIBA Championship earlier this month. ]]>
<![CDATA[Huskies Begin Title Defense With First Official Practice]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:55:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/uconn+first+practice_1200.jpg
The Huskies' first practice is in the books. The two-time defending national champions have begun the process of defending their title for a third straight time, a journey that officially begins when they...

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<![CDATA[UConn Gets Commit From Dynamic WR]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:56:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/New+UConn+Helmet_722.jpg
Offense has been the biggest issue facing UConn this season and the 1-5 record certainly bears that out. But help could be on the way in the form of the 2015 recruiting class. The group includes seven offensive...]]>
<![CDATA[Freshman Williams Battles Back From Injury]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:03:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/geno-auriemma-201314.jpg
UConn's freshman class is stacked but that isn't unusual for a Geno Auriemma team. The 2014-15 group includes Gabby Williams, Kia Nurse, Sadie Edwards and Courtney Ekmark. And while all four made it...]]>
<![CDATA[Pats' Tyms Looking for More]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:40:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/brian-tyms-bills.jpg
Brian Tyms was originally signed by the 49ers in 2012 as an undrafted free agent out of Florida A&M. He made stops in Miami and Cleveland before the Patriots signed him this summer.

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<![CDATA[Former UConn Star Gives Back to Local Teens]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:00:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/UConn+andre+drummond.jpg
Former UConn player Andre Drummond is donating $10,000 to launch a program for local teens focusing on physical and academic education.

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<![CDATA[UConn Names Horse After Shabazz Napier]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:34:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Shabazz+Horse+3+Edited.jpg
Miami Heat's Shabazz Napier may have graduated from UConn, but his name still "reins" supreme on campus.

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<![CDATA[Brady: "I Have a Lot of Respect" for Ryan]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:48:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tom-brady-beard-dolphins.jpg
The Jets might be 1-5 and close to laughingstock territory with how poorly they've played this season, but records mean nothing to Tom Brady when it comes to facing a Rex Ryan defense.]]>
<![CDATA[Huskies' Top '16 Recruit to Be at First Night]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:37:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/geno-auriemma-champion.jpg
A quick recap of the Huskies' recruiting haul. The 2014-15 freshmen class includes: Gabby Williams, Kia Nurse, Sadie Edwards and Courtney Ekmark. The 2015-16 class might be even better: It includes the nation's...

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<![CDATA[Kevin Ollie Talks Team Chemistry]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:35:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/483304481.jpg
Kevin Ollie is fresh off a national title. And while the goal is to always win it all, the true measure of a program is sustained success. That explains why he's a relentless recruiter, a job perhaps made easier...

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<![CDATA[Geno Talks About Freshmen Class]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:07:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/geno-auriemma-PVAM.jpg
Geno Auriemma and the Huskies officially begin their national title defense Wednesday, less than two weeks after Auriemma led Team USA to the FIBA Championship in Turkey. On Tuesday, the coach talked about...]]>
<![CDATA[Randle Faces Shoplifting Charge]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:31:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/joseph-randle-mugshot-inset.jpg
Frisco police say they arrested Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle for allegedly shoplifting $123 in underwear and cologne Monday night at Stonebriar Centre Mall. According to police, Randle, 22,...

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<![CDATA[Report: Pats Lose Ridley, Mayo]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:13:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/jerod+mayo+injury.jpg
The Patriots' slow start now seems like a distant memory, what with the team's back-to-back convincing wins against the Bengals and the Bills. But while there's little reason to worry about Tom Brady,...

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<![CDATA[Diaco Remains Optimistic About Young Players]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:46:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/uconn+diaco+temple.jpg
First-year coach Bob Diaco is eternally optimistic. You have to be in this job. The Huskies have been bad going on four years now and there's no sign it'll change in the next few

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<![CDATA[Jefferson Could Step Into Leadership Role]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:40:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/moriah+jefferson_1.jpg
With Stefanie Dolson and Bria Hartley now in the WNBA, the Huskies are looking for a veteran leader to fill that void. Senior Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and junior Breanna Stewart make sense; both have been integral...

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<![CDATA[Huskies Rank 20th in Preseason Poll]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:37:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP558842148611.jpg
On Monday, we wrote that half of CBSSports.com's experts like the Huskies to finish first in the American Athletic Conference. A day later, NBCSports.com's CollegeBasketballTalk rolled out its top 25 and...

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<![CDATA[Report Links GoPro to Brain Injury]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:12:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP886669197394.jpg
GoPro shares tumbled after reports linked the sports-camera maker to the ski accident of retired Formula 1 race car driver Michael Schumacher, sparking safety questions about the use of the

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<![CDATA[Air Force Captain Proposes to Cheerleader During Game]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:05:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/212*120/457130192.jpg
The Arizona Cardinals may have defeated the Washington Redskins on Sunday, but Cardinals cheerleader Claire Thorton, 23, was the big winner when her Air Force Captain boyfriend got down on one knee during...

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<![CDATA[Giants Lay Egg Against Eagles]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:08:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP583404611673.jpg
As with any Giants-Eagles game, there were plenty of highlights and lowlights (including some Eagles fans, naturally), so let’s unveil our recipients for Hero, Nero, Zero, as we recognize the...

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<![CDATA[Gronkowski Is Returning to Form]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:04:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/gronkowski-bills-wk6.jpg
The plan was to bring Rob Gronkowski along slowly. Some eight months after offseason knee surgery, the Patriots tight end would be eased back into the offense, partly because he's too valuable to be without late...]]>
<![CDATA[Huskies, SMU Early Favorites to Win AAC]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:55:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kevin-ollie-rim.jpg
Coach Kevin Ollie and the Huskies are less than a month away from their first game of the 2014-15 season -- and defense of a national title that no one outside of Storrs believed would]]>
<![CDATA[Huskies Add 16th Commitment for 2015]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:47:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/New+UConn+Helmet_722.jpg
The 2014 Huskies might not be much to look at but first-year coach Bob Diaco isn't letting the team's struggles this season hamper his recruiting efforts. On Friday, UConn landed its 16th commitment...]]>
<![CDATA[Punchless Huskies' Offense Part of Problem]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 23:29:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bob-diaco-boise-state-sept.jpg
Somewhere, former offensive coordinator George DeLeone must wonder why he was ever demoted. Oft-criticized when he was calling plays under Paul Pasqualoni, DeLeone wasn't any worse than what currently passes as...]]>
<![CDATA[Cardinals Edge Giants to Tie NLCS ]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:08:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/457139424.jpg
The St. Louis Cardinals have evened the National League Championship Series 1-1 after three late homers fueled St. Louis to a 5-4 walk-off win over the San Francisco Giants. Cardinals outfielder Kolten...

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<![CDATA[Best of NFL: Week 6]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:36:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP583404611673.jpg
Don't miss the most dramatic images from the sixth week of the 2014 NFL season.

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<![CDATA[Back in Front: Pats Take AFC East Lead]]> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 17:49:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Brady+Bills+101214.jpg
Tom Brady threw for four touchdowns as the Patriots defeated the Bills 37-22 to take the lead in the division.

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<![CDATA[Giants Win Game 1 of NLCS]]> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 00:48:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/457083614.jpg
Madison Bumgarner pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and the San Francisco Giants combined just enough hitting with a couple of defensive flubs by St. Louis to beat the Cardinals 3-0 Saturday night...

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<![CDATA[Hartford Marathon 2014]]> Sat, 11 Oct 2014 21:31:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/101114+Womans+Half+Photo+Edited.jpg
Thousands of runners compete in the NU Hartford Marathon Oct. 11, 2014.]]>
<![CDATA[Hernandez's Phone Won't Be Tossed]]> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 15:15:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/b5be81e2cbc24dfe9245749f34341294.jpg
Aaron Hernandez's personal cell phone will not be thrown out as evidence in his Massachusetts murder trial, ruled Judge Susan Garsh on Friday. The defense had argued that they were misled by the prosecution into...]]>