<![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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:46:26 -0400 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:46:26 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[NU Football Players Voting on Union]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:36:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/football93725.jpg
Football players at Northwestern University will vote "yes" or "no" for unionization on Friday. If the team votes to unionize, it will become the nation's first college athletes'

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<![CDATA[Announcer Relishes Role as Voice of Kentucky Derby]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:39:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/edt-AP639473485249.jpg
Veteran announcer Larry Collmus has called the Kentucky Derby for NBC Sports for the past three years, but this year will be the first time that his voice will heard by the thousands at the track.

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<![CDATA[Report: Amida Brimah to Have Shoulder Surgery]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:18:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/amida-brimah-surgery.jpg
Rising sophomore center Amida Brimah will reportedly have shoulder surgery this week.]]>
<![CDATA[Golden Oldies Bring Senior Swagger]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:16:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/golden+oldies1.jpg
The Golden Oldies, the Miami Heat's senior hip hop ensemble, are just as passionate about their booty shaking as they are about their playoff basketball. The senior citizen dance group has been performing...

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<![CDATA[Shakim Phillips Leaving UConn]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:14:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/shakim-phillips-louisville.jpg
Wide receiver Shakim Phillips, who transferred to UConn three years ago after spending the 2010 season with Boston College, is leaving the program, coach Bob Diaco said Wednesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Report: UConn to Face Duke in 2014-15]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:10:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/duke-uconn.jpg
The defending national champion UConn Huskies could play Duke University next season in New Jersey, the school confirmed to the News & Observer.]]>
<![CDATA[Mystics Happy to Have Both Dolson and Hartley]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:56:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CN-womens-basketball-AP195500482704.jpg
The Washington Mystics drafted former UConn center Stefanie Dolson with the sixth pick in the first round of the WNBA Draft last week, and then traded for Dolson's college teammate, guard Bria Hartley.

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<![CDATA[Recruit Boykin Talks About UConn]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:53:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/geno-auriemma-pat-summitt.jpg
On Monday, Boykin's father spoke about how his daughter's recruiting trip went.]]>
<![CDATA[Aresco Talks About AAC's Success]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:50:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kevin-ollie-rim.jpg
It's been a hard, tough road for American Athletic Conference commissioner Mike Aresco and he's officially been on the job for just 10 months.]]>
<![CDATA[Marathon Winner's Family Celebrates]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:52:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/marathon+winner+204.JPG
Meb Keflezighi’s parents and sister huddled around a small computer screen inside their Chula Vista home. They watched Meb take a big lead in one of the world’s premiere running events, the Boston...

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<![CDATA[Scenes from the Boston Marathon]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:51:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/1670d8a1f17145a587b0499aa5887d20.jpg
The first Boston Marathon is underway since the bombings and many Connecticut residents are there to run or show their support.]]>
<![CDATA[Daniel Hamilton Wants DeAndre Daniels to Stay]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:44:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/483304153.jpg
Daniel Hamilton has every intention of signing his letter of intent and joining the Huskies' 2014 incoming freshman class. He'd also love if his friend from California, DeAndre Daniels, returned to Storrs...

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<![CDATA[Collier Commits to Huskies for 2015]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:41:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/geno-auriemma-PVAM.jpg
The Huskies may have missed out on A'ja Wilson but they landed their first commitment for 2015.]]>
<![CDATA[Boatright Still Undecided on NBA]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:57:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/483304023.jpg
The UConn junior was honored by his hometown over the weekend.

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<![CDATA[Hundreds of Connecticut Residents Run Boston Marathon]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:49:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Large+crowd+at+Boston+Marathon1200.jpg
Runners arrived early at the starting line of the Boston Marathon this morning, including more than 550 from Connecticut.

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<![CDATA[90 mph Fastball Hits Player in Face]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:27:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/041914+DeShields+Twitter.jpg
A player for the Corpus Christi Hooks, a minor league baseball team in Texas, was hit by a fastball traveling at 90 miles per hour. DeLino DeShields, Jr. said he didn't feel any pain when the ball slammed...

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<![CDATA[Top 2014 HS Player Signs With USC]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:51:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/geno-auriemma-pat-summitt.jpg
The news that A'Ja Wilson stayed in her home state of South Carolina is only surprising in that the Huskies didn't land the best player in college basketball.]]>
<![CDATA[Omar Calhoun's Future Is With Huskies]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:48:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/omar-calhoun-napier.jpg
While the futures of Ryan Boatright and DeAndre Daniels remain up in the air as they decide whether to return to Storrs for their senior seasons or head for the NBA, Omar Calhoun says he isn't going anywhere. ]]>
<![CDATA[Mohegan Sun Gets AAC Women's Tourney in 2015]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:24:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/geno-auriemma-first-night.jpg
As expected, Mohegan Sun was awarded the American Athletic Conference 2015 Women's Basketball Championship, commissioner Mike Aresco announced Thursday.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Golfer Flees Hornet Attack on Course]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:35:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Larrazabal.jpg
A Spanish golfer jumped into a nearby lake to escape a swarm of hornets then continued on despite his stinging injuries.

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<![CDATA[Secret Service Threatened to Shoot Mr. Met: Book]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:11:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/mr-met-cohen.jpg
A secret service agent once threatened to shoot Mr. Met if he approached the president during a baseball game at Shea Stadium, according to the man who once portrayed the baseball-headed mascot. AJ Mass, who...

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<![CDATA[McNabb Spends Day in AZ Jail ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:12:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/mcnabb+arrested+mugshot+background.jpg
Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb has been released from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year. Records released by Maricopa County Justice...

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<![CDATA[Ollie Talks UConn Future With CBS This Morning]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:49:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kevin-ollie-rim.jpg
UConn coach Kevin Ollie sat down with "CBS This Morning"'s Gayle King recently to talk about a number of topics, but perhaps the most interesting was whether the second-year coach would leave college to take...]]>
<![CDATA[Daniel Hamilton Talks UConn, Kevin Ollie]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:47:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/483300299.jpg
Daniel Hamilton, a 6-7 high school senior and California native, is currently in New York to play in the Jordan Brand national game, spoke about the Huskies, their recent title run, and the coach who led...

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<![CDATA[UConn Champion Men to Be Honored at Fenway Today]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:57:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Kevin+Ollie+and+Geno+Auriemma.jpg
The men's UConn basketball teams will be honored at Fenway Park today.]]>
<![CDATA[Another Award for Breanna Stewart]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:49:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/breanna-stewart-mop.jpg
A week after helping the Huskies to two national titles in as many seasons, the sophomore standout forward was named the Honda Sports Award winner for Basketball.]]>
<![CDATA[UConn Offense Should Improve]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:18:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tim-boyle-ucf.jpg
The Huskies will need to score points to improve on last season's 3-9 record.

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<![CDATA[Former MLB Player Claims Racial Profiling in Own Driveway]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:03:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Doug-Glanville.jpg
ESPN baseball analyst and former Major League Baseball player Doug Glanville says police racially profiled him in the driveway of his Hartford home, but West Hartford police call the incident...

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<![CDATA[Dolson, Hartley to Play for WNBA's Mystics]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:49:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CN-womens-basketball-AP195500482704.jpg
There was plenty of reason to cheer on Monday evening, when UConn seniors Stefanie Dolson and Bria Hartley, fresh off their second NCAA title in as many years, were taken sixth and seventh, respectively, in the...

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<![CDATA[XL Center to Host 2015 AAC Men’s Basketball Championship]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:46:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/XL+Center+1200.jpg
The college basketball celebration continues in Hartford. The XL Center in Hartford has been chosen as the site of the 2015 American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Championship.]]>
<![CDATA[Napier Prepares for NBA Draft]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:48:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/483308981.jpg
After leading the Huskies to a national title, Shabazz Napier is preparing for the NBA Draft.

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<![CDATA[Dolson, Hartley Likely WNBA 1st-Rounders]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:18:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CN-womens-basketball-AP195500482704.jpg
Bria Hartley and Stefanie Dolson could hear their names called early on draft night.

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<![CDATA[Defense Shines in Blue-White Game]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:41:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Casey+Cochran+1200.jpg
White beat Blue 46-37 in the spring game Saturday, officially concluding spring practices. The bigger takeaway: What it all means as the Huskies heading into 2014.]]>
<![CDATA[See Masters Winner Bubba Watson at Travelers Championship]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:12:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP42081190825.jpg
Yesterday Bubba Watson won his second Masters title in three years. In June, you can see him right here in Connecticut.

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<![CDATA[49ers' Aldon Smith Arrested For False Bomb Threat]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:59:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/10-9-2013-aldon-smith.jpg
49ers star linebacker Aldon Smith was taken into custody by police at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday after making a bomb threat. According to the police statement, Smith was randomly selected for a...

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<![CDATA[Shabazz Napier Reflects on Amazing Season]]> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:30:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/shabazzspeech_1200.jpg
Shabazz Napier spoke at Sunday's parade and rally about the incredible run UConn pulled off to win another national championship.]]>