<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Sports]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/sports http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usThu, 26 May 2016 10:37:03 -0400Thu, 26 May 2016 10:37:03 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Brimah, Purvis Will Return to UConn for 2016-17 Season]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 17:37:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_1603172016516064.jpg
Center Amida Brimah and guard Rodney Purvis will return to UConn for their senior season in 2016-17, the school's assistant athletic director said.

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<![CDATA[Gwynn's Family Sues Tobacco Ind.]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 17:41:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/102871071.jpg
Tony Gwynn’s family has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the tobacco industry, claiming the Padres legend was targeted to use the smokeless tobacco that led to the cancer that killed him.The suit...

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<![CDATA[Nation's Top 12-Year-Old Boxer]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 21:03:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/box+GIF_19483400.gif
The highlight of 12-year-old David "Dynamite" Lopez’s life was becoming the country’s No. 1 boxer for his age and weight last year.The scrappy pre-teen now has a chance to win No.

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<![CDATA[MLB to Review Gay Chorus Incident]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 20:25:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/gay+men+chorus+0523.JPG
Major League Baseball will investigate why a recording of a woman singing the national anthem inadvertently played instead of the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus at a Saturday Pride Night Padres game.“We are...

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<![CDATA[Naugatuck Ninja Warrior]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 17:00:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ninjawarrior052316.jpg
The NBC Show American Ninja Warrior challenges athletes through an extreme obstacle course. Naugatuck's Jeff Brody hopes to make the show as a walk-on.]]>
<![CDATA[Gay Men’s Chorus Silenced at Game]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 10:58:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CLIP-SDGMC_Padres_1200x675_690991171985.jpg
Controversy brewed at Saturday's San Diego Padres game when a recording of a woman singing the national anthem played instead of the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus, which had just taken the field to sing on...

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<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Preakness Day 2016]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 06:28:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/thumb-GettyImages-533294116.jpg
Take a look at photos from the 141st annual Preakness Stakes. Known as the second jewel of the Triple Crown, the race takes places two weeks after the Kentucky Derby and three weeks before the Belmont Stakes.

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<![CDATA[Jersey From Harper Fight for Sale]]> Sat, 21 May 2016 12:55:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/490330798.jpg
The jersey Bryce Harper wore when he got into a fight with Washington Nationals teammate Jonathan Papelbon is now for sale on online auction site Leland.

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<![CDATA[City of Hartford Demands Payment for Baseball Stadium Delays]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 15:21:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/dunkin%27-donuts-park1.jpg
The City of Hartford's Corporation Counsel sent DoNo Hartford LLC, developers of the new baseball stadium in Hartford, a letter on Thursday night regarding not collecting late fees for the stadium not being...

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<![CDATA[Yale Athletic Department Holds Huge Sale]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 15:29:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/yale+yard+sale_1200.jpg
The Yale Athletic Department is holding a big sale today and cutting prices on items in preparation for a partnership with Under Armour.

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<![CDATA[YouTubers Land 11 Trick Shot Records: Guinness]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 19:42:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/471564022-Dude-Perfect.jpg
The basketball-lobbing viral video stars of Dude Perfect have taken 11 new records with their exceedingly high-difficulty trick shots, according to Guinness World Records, even taking one from a Harlem...

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<![CDATA[NFL to Reimburse Taxpayers $720K for 'Paid Patriotism']]> Thu, 19 May 2016 17:43:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/paid-AP_84226305861.jpg
The NFL is reimbursing U.S. taxpayers more than $720,000 in so-called "paid patriotism" money that the teams took from the military to allow things like color guard displays at football games, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[MLB Mascot 'Arrests' Pticher]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 14:03:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Phillies+Phanatic+ATV+Theif.jpg
Is the Phillie Phanatic authorized to arrest ATV key thieves?The beloved Phillies mascot gave an assist to Philadelphia police Wednesday when an officer gave him handcuffs to put on Miami Marlins pitcher Jose...

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<![CDATA[Yard Goats to Play in Norwich Into June]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 13:56:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Chompers+and+Chew+Chew+1200.jpg
The Hartford Yard Goats will be playing home games in Norwich through at least the beginning of June instead of in Hartford because of construction delays at Dunkin’ Donuts Park and some games that were supposed...

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<![CDATA[Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt: Mosquitos Can't Catch Me]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 13:08:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Usain+Bolt+on+Zika.png
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is the fastest runner in the world. But can he outrun pesky mosquitoes?The 29-year-old Olympian seems to thinks so.In an interview on the "Today" show Wednesday, the 29-year-old...

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<![CDATA[Gronk Takes Ballet Lesson in Miami]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 10:36:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_687050277753.jpg
Ever wanted to see Rob Gronkowski take ballet lessons? Neither did we.

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<![CDATA[Overcoming Sight Loss to Become Top Athlete]]> Tue, 17 May 2016 10:37:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Amy+Dixon.jpg
A legally blind triathlete has overcome her loss of sight and debilitating weight gain to become one of the top para-athletes in the world and she's hoping to compete in Rio.]]>