<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Sports]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/sports http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:36:05 -0500 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:36:05 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Rock Cats Name Options Unveiled Wednesday]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:45:08 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/RockcatsPACpic00000000.jpg
The former New Britain Rock Cats will be packing up and heading to Hartford, and the team will reveal its top 10 name choices at a press conference Wednesday afternoon.]]>
<![CDATA[Photos From MLB Spring Training 2015]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:19:36 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/mlb-thumb-AP295592811108_3.jpg
See photos from Major League Baseball's 2015 spring training as teams ramp up for the upcoming season.

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<![CDATA[Geno: Stewart's Best Player in the Country]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:55:31 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/breanna-stewart-nd-finals.png
Breanna Stewart was the 2014 national player of the year, and it would surprise no one -- least of all Geno Auriemma -- if she earned that honor again in 2015. She's that good, that valuable to her team -- and...]]>
<![CDATA[Teams Struggling to Shutdown Stewart]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:50:45 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/uconn-AP967109896261.jpg
Breanna Stewart is arguably the most talented player to come through Storrs. That's a bold statement give UConn's history -- including nine national championships -- right up until the moment you watch...

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<![CDATA[Geno Has Nickname for Gabby Williams]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:45:28 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP884776180431.jpg
Last month, coach Geno Auriemma explained that a reduction in Gabby Williams' minutes during the critical game against South Carolina had nothing to do with the freshman's performance, and a lot to do with...

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<![CDATA[DeLorean Time Machine Giveaway]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:07:06 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/179*120/GettyImages_52521392.jpg
“Back to the Future Part II” predicted the Chicago Cubs would win the World Series in 2015 and if that prediction holds true, one fan could become the owner of their very own DeLorean time machine automobile.

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<![CDATA[Huskies Begin Process of Finding a QB]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:04:41 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tim-boyle-2014-uconn.jpg
Stop us if this sounds familiar: UConn heads into spring practice with myriad questions about the quarterback position. The names change but the concerns remain. At least that's been the case for the last...]]>
<![CDATA[Larry Brown Likes What He Sees in UConn]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:02:19 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/462056739.jpg
Before Sunday, UConn and SMU last met on Feb. 14, and the Mustangs' version of "would you be my Valentine?" included a 73-55 beatdown. Two weeks later in the rematch, Rodney Purvis scored a career-high 28 points...

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<![CDATA[Madison Skiers Clinch World Cup Titles]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:45:18 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Mac+Bohonnon+1200.jpg
Two Madison residents on the United States ski team placed second in aerials events Sunday at the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup in Minsk, Belarus, but clinched season titles in a historic moment for the team...

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<![CDATA[Purvis Scores 28, UConn Beats SMU 81-73]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:06:27 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/purvis-AP905155440152.jpg
Early in the season, when Rodney Purvis was struggling to find his way, coach Kevin Ollie described the NC State transfer as like having a "Ferrari in the garage." We're not sure if Ollie or Ryan Boatright...

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<![CDATA[White Sox Legend Minnie Minoso Dies]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:59:46 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/minnie+minoso+sox.jpg
White Sox legend and fan favorite Minnie Minoso died Saturday morning at the age of 90.

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<![CDATA[Ex-Knick Anthony Mason Dies at 48]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:34:43 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/22815mason.jpg
Anthony Mason, one of the Knicks’ most popular players of the 1990s who had one All-Star season during a 13-year pro career, has died following a massive heart attack, the team said Saturday. He was 48.]]>
<![CDATA[Stokes Is Dominating Defensive Presence]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:50:35 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/UCONN13.jpg
Kiah Stokes has a just a few games left in her college career. The 6-3 senior has played in all 28 games this season (3 starts), averaging 19.5 minutes, 4.8 points, 7.8 rebounds and 4.3 blocks per contest.

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<![CDATA[Can Huskies Sustain Momentum?]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:44:11 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/483300299.jpg
We've been here before. The Huskies string together a few wins and we're left wondering if this is the time they put it together ... only to watch them lose a game they shouldn't.

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<![CDATA[Earl Lloyd, First Black NBA Player, Dies at 86]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:14:52 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP861620179640.jpg
Earl Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday. He was 86. Lloyd made his NBA debut in 1950 for the Washington Capitals, just before fellow black players Sweetwater Clifton and Chuck Cooper...

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<![CDATA[Eagles Acho Taking Va. Teen to Prom]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:52:11 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/228*120/2015-02-26_1345.png
A Loudoun County, Virginia, teen got the surprise of a lifetime Friday when Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Emmanuel Acho agreed to take her to prom. Back in January, Hannah Delmonte reached out to Acho...

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<![CDATA[Purvis Shines in Win Over ECU]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:37:44 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/rodney-purvis-uconn44.jpg
The Huskies improved their record to 16-11 (9-6 in the AAC) with a 60-49 victory over ECU on Wednesday night in Greenville, NC. By itself, the win means little this time of year; as Ryan Boatright has said...]]>
<![CDATA[Is Byron Jones NFL 1st-Round Pick?]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:33:47 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/byron+jones+uconn+cornerback.jpg
Byron Jones didn't participate in every drill at last weekend's NFL Combine, but what he accomplished in the broad jump and vertical leap was enough to get every scout, coach and general manager's attention.

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<![CDATA[UConn Defeats East Carolina 60-49]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:56:54 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/215*120/481616597.jpg
Ryan Boatright scored 16 points and freshman Daniel Hamilton grabbed a season-high 17 rebounds to lead UConn to a 60-49 victory over East Carolina on Wednesday night.

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<![CDATA[2-Year-Old Son of NFL Long Snapper Sings National Anthem]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:48:08 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/AP828165311104.jpg
Forget football! The 2-year-old son of Cincinnati Bengals' long snapper showed he is ready for the stage when he belted out the National Anthem at a high school basketball game.

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<![CDATA[NFL Stadium Proposals ]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:41:02 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/carson-stadium.gif
For the past two decades, there have been proposals to bring an NFL team to the Los Angeles area, ever since the Rams and Raiders left LA in 1994. There are currently four proposals on the table.

<![CDATA[Boston Olympics Criticism OK: Mayor]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:02:07 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Walsh+Olympics.jpg
It's now OK for city workers to criticize Boston's bid for the 2024 Olympics, thanks to a change to the city's deal with the U.S. Olympic Committee. Mayor Marty Walsh announced the change Tuesday, saying...

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<![CDATA[Top Sports Photos 2015]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:30:50 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP504914195557.jpg
Click to see dramatic sports photos from the NFL, to basketball, baseball and more.]]>
<![CDATA[Tulsa Shock Interested in KML With No.2 Pick]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:49:15 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kaleena+mosqueda+lewis+uconn.jpg
Back in December, we first heard that WNBA teams were looking at Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis as a first-rounder. Not surprising, really, just confirmation what most of us expected, even with Mosqueda-Lewis battling...]]>
<![CDATA[Calhoun Making Best of Tough Situation]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:47:02 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/omar-calhoun-jan15.jpg
Omar Calhoun's junior season may be going better than his sophomore season, but the bar was set pretty low a year ago. He battled injuries and found himself lost in the mix as the Huskies were making their...]]>
<![CDATA[Byron Jones Blows Up at NFL Combine]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:45:25 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/byron+jones+uconn+cornerback.jpg
On Monday, the rest of the world got a glimpse of what Bob Diaco has been saying for months: Byron Jones is legit.

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<![CDATA[Wash. NFL Football Team: Canceling Trademark Violates Free-Speech]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:54:50 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/212*120/1104-redskins-generic.jpg
Lawyers for the Washington football team are telling a judge that the team's free-speech rights will be infringed upon if a federal panel's decision to cancel the team's trademarks is allowed to stand.]]>
<![CDATA[Logano Overwhelmed by Texts After Daytona Win]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 19:32:20 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/kevandjoey022315.jpg
Kevin Nathan goes one-on-one with Daytona 500 champ Joey Logano. The 24-year old from Middletown is just the second driver from New England to win the Super Bowl of NASCAR.]]>
<![CDATA[Geremy Davis Has Strong Combine]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:22:23 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/geremy-davis-catch.jpg
Geremy Davis' 2014 season didn't go as planned, but that had more to do with the lack of consistency along the offensive line, at quarterback and in the running game than anything else.]]>
<![CDATA[UConn Outlasts Tulane, 67-60]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:19:32 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/482962317.jpg
The Huskies' roller coaster-ride of a season continued on Sunday when they bounced back from Thursday's loss in Memphis to defeat Tulane, 67-60, at Gampel Pavilion. The win moves UConn to 15-11 overall (8-6...

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<![CDATA[Back9Network Suspends Operations]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 20:52:15 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Backnine00000000.jpg
The Back9Network golf lifestyle network has suspended operations "due to a temporary shortfall in capital," according to a statement from the network Monday.]]>