<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Sports]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/sports http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usSat, 30 Jul 2016 21:40:43 -0400Sat, 30 Jul 2016 21:40:43 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[UConn Basketball Stars Help Team USA Overwhelm Canada]]> Sat, 30 Jul 2016 19:53:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_846396073363.jpg
Just after the United States routed Canada by 40 points, Geno Auriemma and his UConn greats posed for a group photo on the court.

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<![CDATA[Connecticut-Native Joins Team USA One Week Before Olympics]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 22:28:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/hartfield.jpg
While the Summer Olympics start in Rio de Janiero in one week, a Connecticut-native just found out on Friday he’s joining Team USA.]]>
<![CDATA[Rewind: Janet Evans Left Stanford's Swim Team to Swim More]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:55:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Janet-Evans-1992-GettyImages-75942963.jpg
For former Olympian Janet Evans, the decision to drop out of Stanford in 1991 was borne from ambition.

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<![CDATA[US Women's Gymnastics Team Hopes to Make History ]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:23:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2016-07-29-at-4.21.15-PM.jpg
Only five women have the opportunity to represent the U.S. in the gymnastics competition in Rio. Earning that spot can be like stepping in to a new family.]]>
<![CDATA[Simone Biles' Career Soars to Record-Breaking Heights ]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:19:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/biles_thumb.jpg
Three-time world all-around champion Simone Biles has changed the standards in her numbers-driven sport. Her career is adding up to be one of the greatest in gymnastics history.]]>
<![CDATA[In Women's Rowing, the US has a New Great Eight]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:00:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/rowing_w_split.jpg
U.S. Women’s Eights Rowing team boasts a dynasty of 10 straight World Championship or Olympic titles heading into the August 8 start of competition in Rio.

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<![CDATA[USA Uniforms for Opening Ceremony Revealed]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:47:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/teamusa-opening-ceremony-uni.jpg
American athletes will walk into the Maracana stadium for the Olympic opening ceremony next week following the light on their flag bearer's jacket.

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<![CDATA[NCAA Medal Count: How We're Keeping Track]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 08:32:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/Olympicmedals540189254.jpg
Michigan-Ohio State. Auburn-Alabama. USC-UCLA. To sports fans from these schools, the mention of the rivalry gets the blood boiling. And the hatred extends beyond football. This summer, it will extend all...

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<![CDATA[Sue Bird]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:18:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_16196698863464.jpg
Sue Bird played with the Huskies from 1998 to 2001, where she won two national champions.

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<![CDATA[Eagles Long Snapper Advances to 'AGT' Semifinals ]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:57:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/221*120/americas+got+talent+eagle.JPG
Veteran Eagles long snapper Jon Dorenbos will have to juggle training camp and "America's Got Talent" after dazzling the judges and earning enough votes to reach next week’s semifinals.]]>
<![CDATA[Diana Taurasi]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:23:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/diana_taurasi.jpg
One of the best players to ever come through Storrs, Diana Taurasi spent four years playing for Geno Auriemma at UConn.]]>
<![CDATA[Wrestler Jordan Burroughs Looks to Win Big in Rio]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:28:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Jordan-Burrrough-GettyImages-520382788.jpg
The reigning gold Olympic medalist in freestyle wrestling, Jordan Burroughs is likely one of the favorites to win big in Rio. "I want to have exceptional goals," the Olympic wrestler said in a sponsored video...

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<![CDATA[NCAA Stars Take Their Talents to Rio]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:56:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/stewart-allen-kocian.jpg
College sports stars have a long history at the Olympics. Some well-known college athletes — and some not so well known — will attempt to add medals to their NCAA championships when the Rio Games get underway.

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<![CDATA[Athletes With NCAA Championships and Olympic Medals]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:36:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/Boudia-GettyImages-467137886.jpg
Winning championships is the goal of every athlete. But very few can say they are both an NCAA and Olympic champion. Those who can are among the greatest athletes produced by the United States. Here are a few of

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<![CDATA[Northern Michigan: Greco-Roman Wrestling's Powerhouse]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:29:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/splitscreen-facial-hair.jpg
The University of Northern Michigan will be represented at three different weight classes in Greco-Roman wrestling in the 2016 Olympics.

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<![CDATA[Maya Moore]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:23:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/maya_moore.jpg
Maya Moore spent four years at UConn, losing only four games in her entire college career.]]>
<![CDATA[Former Bulls Player Lists Chicago Home for $4.1M]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:23:38 -0400 has listed his home in Lincoln Park for $4.1 million. Dunleavy played three seasons with the Bulls but was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier this month. ]]> has listed his home in Lincoln Park for $4.1 million. Dunleavy played three seasons with the Bulls but was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier this month. ]]> http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bulls+house+1.jpg
Former Chicago Bulls player Mike Dunleavy has listed his Lincoln Park home for $4.1 million.

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<![CDATA[Top NCAA Athletes Competing Against Team USA]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:30:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Jahvid+Best_1.jpg
Some of the best current and former college athletes will be competing at the Summer Olympics in Rio — and not everyone is playing for Team USA.

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<![CDATA[Fencer to Make History by Wearing Hijab in Rio Games]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:16:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Muhammad-GettyImages-545537568.jpg
Athletes competing in the 2016 Rio Olympics share a common goal: to leave Brazil with a medal. But fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad also sees the games as an opportunity to teach Americans about the Muslim faith.

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<![CDATA[In Rio, Georgia Golfers Are the Ones to Beat]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:41:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bubby-Waston-GettyImages-580018286.jpg
Men’s Olympic golf will tee off Aug. 11 for the first time in 112 years, as a field of 60 led by three Georgia college players vies to bring home the first gold medal since the 1904 games in Saint Louis.

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<![CDATA[Breanna Stewart]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 20:07:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Stewart-AP_447032369589.jpg
Breanna Stewart spent four years playing at UConn and won a national championship in all four years.

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<![CDATA[US Women's Basketball Team Has a Decidedly UConn Flavor]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:24:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GenoStewart-GettyImages-468853790.jpg
Coach Geno Auriemma wanted to have the best talent available to him.So it was no coincidence that when the U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team was constructed, those in positions of responsibility within...

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