<![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 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 22:50:43 -0400 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 22:50:43 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Islanders Defeat Capitals, 3-1, Force Game 7]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 18:09:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/caps+islanders+game+6.jpg
The New York Islanders defeated the Washington Capitals 3-1 Saturday, forcing the playoff series to Game 7 in Washington Monday.

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<![CDATA[Bettor's Guide to the Kentucky Derby]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:49:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP718172799342.jpg
How to get your best game on for the 141st Kentucky Derby airing live on NBC on May 2.

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<![CDATA[Ollie Reiterates He's Staying at UConn]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:13:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kevin+ollie+uconn+against+bryant.jpg
A short time after UConn coach Kevin Ollie said he had no plans to leave UConn, the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder fired coach Scott Brooks. Rumors persisted, however, that Ollie could be an option for the Thunder,...

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<![CDATA[UConn Football Still in Rebuilding Mode]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:11:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bob-diaco-boise-state-sept.jpg
SBNation rolled out a UConn football preview this week and thorough doesn't begin to describe it. Kudos to Bill Connelly for the exhaustive effort. Unfortunately, a team that we've all known to be in rebuilding...]]>
<![CDATA[Gear Up For the Big Day at the Spiral Stakes]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:33:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/215*120/Screen+Shot+2015-04-22+at+2.43.01+PM.png
Meet the horses, jockeys and owners at the Spiral Stakes as we gear up for the Kentucky Derby.]]>
<![CDATA[Meet a Special Yearling at Winstar Farms]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:27:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Screen+Shot+2015-04-22+at+2.22.27+PM.png
Audrina returns to Winstar Farms to meet the yearling she helped deliver just last year.]]>
<![CDATA[Train to Be a Jockey With the Pros]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:22:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/215*120/Screen+Shot+2015-04-22+at+2.07.16+PM.png
We're at the North American Racing Academy to learn how to be a professional jockey.]]>
<![CDATA[Greg Hardy Suspended for 10 Games]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 21:57:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/greg-hardy-jason-garrett.jpg
The NFL announced Wednesday that Greg Hardy has been suspended 10 games without pay for conduct detrimental to the league.]]>
<![CDATA[Race to the Triple Crown]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:49:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/orb-wins.jpg
No horse has won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes in the same year since 1978.

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<![CDATA[Coach Kevin Ollie Says He Has No Plans to Leave UConn]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:01:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kevin-ollie-rim.jpg
For the second consecutive offseason, UConn coach Kevin Ollie has been mentioned as a possible NBA coaching candidate. And for the second consecutive offseason, Ollie had to reiterated that his allegiances...]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Blackhawks Give Fans Late-to-Work Excuse Note ]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:41:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Blackhawks-Predators-21-April-2015.jpg
For many diehard Blackhawks fans, Tuesday night’s game was filled with excitement, suspense, and a lot of yawns.

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<![CDATA[Seven Ways to Fake Being a Racing Expert]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:33:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP233467296026.jpg
You're not a horse racing expert, but you can act like one for the Kentucky Derby. Amid all the hats, the mint juleps and the gambling, the real focus May 2 will be on the potential for something historic, as a...

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<![CDATA[Williams Looking to Get Better This Offseason]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:03:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP263777918388.jpg
Gabby Williams had a solid freshman campaign, one that saw her grow as a player as the season progressed. It certainly helped that she avoided injury, something she couldn't say her last two years in high...

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<![CDATA[UConn, Kansas St. Agree to Home-and-Home]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:59:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP227608622892.jpg
The Huskies will host the Wildcats on Nov. 23, 2015, and UConn will make their way to Manhattan, Kansas the following season.]]>
<![CDATA[LA NFL Stadium Plan Advances]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 01:38:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/chargers+raiders+stadium+rendering+5.jpg
A plan for a proposed stadium that could become home to the NFL's San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders cleared another key hurdle Tuesday night. The city council of Carson, California voted 3-0 to fast-track...

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<![CDATA[Patriots 2015 Schedule Released]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 22:50:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/462644564.jpg
The reigning Super Bowl champions will open Thursday, Sept. 10, facing the Pittsburgh Steelers at home.

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<![CDATA[UConn Football Player Charged With Assault]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:19:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/sean+mcquillan+facebook+edit.jpg
UConn football player and Glastonbury native Sean McQuillan was charged with assault on Friday.

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<![CDATA[David Ortiz Suspended]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:00:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP518096015024.jpg
The Red Sox slugger will miss a game and pay a fine for making contact with an umpire; he now has the right to appeal.

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<![CDATA[Runner Reunited With Wedding Ring After Losing It]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:27:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/finish+Line.jpg
A runner in the 2015 Boston Marathon was reunited with his wedding ring after it slipped off at mile 23 in the race, according to the Boston Globe. Jeff Glaser lost the ring when he was taking off his gloves...]]>
<![CDATA[Report: Ollie Being 'Seriously Considered' for Thunder Job]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:09:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kevin+ollie+uconn+against+bryant.jpg
On Monday, SNY.com's Adam Zagoria writes that, according to sources, Ollie, who was mentioned as an NBA coaching candidate following the 2013-14 season, is being “seriously considered” for the Thunder job.

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<![CDATA[Laimbeer Excited About 1st-Rounder Stokes]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:02:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/UCONN13.jpg
Kiah Stokes flew under the radar most of her career at UConn, and the same happened on draft night, when she was selected 11th overall -- and eight picks after college teammate Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis -- by...

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<![CDATA[Recruits Adams, Enoch Play in Jordan Classic]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:42:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kevin-ollie-2014.jpg
Incoming freshmen Jalen Adams and Steve Enoch will play important roles in UConn's 2014-15 season, and Kevin Ollie has to hope that they're ready for the challenge.]]>