<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Sports]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/sports http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usSat, 25 Feb 2017 00:00:55 -0500Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:00:55 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Jameis Winston Speech Angers Parents]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:27:13 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/JameisWinston0224_MP4-148796316337200001.jpg
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston is being criticized after comments he made to students at Melrose Elementary School in St. Petersburg, Florida on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.]]>
<![CDATA[Rory McIlroy Commits to 2017 Travelers Championship]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:48:42 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GOLF_AP_16174321480375.jpg
Reigning FedExCup champion Rory McIlroy will be playing in the 2017 Travelers Championship.

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<![CDATA[Charles Oakley Attends Knicks-Cavaliers Game in Cleveland ]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:59:13 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/oakley+dolan.jpg
Charles Oakley, still at odds with the New York Knicks, watched his former team in his hometown Thursday night.The Cleveland native sat next to Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert as the Knicks played the defending NBA champions.The former power forward attended his first Knicks game since being arrested after getting into an altercation with security guards at Madison Square Garden earlier this month.Oakley has a strained relationship with Knicks owner James Dolan, who banned the former player a few days following the incident. Dolan lifted the ban after meeting with Oakley and NBA commissioner Adam Silver. Oakley has yet to accept the invitation and hasn't returned to the Garden.Oakley became a fan favorite when he played for the Knicks from 1988-98, but has had a falling out with the organization in recent years. He attended the Knicks game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Feb. 8. and sat a few rows from Dolan.Security guards approached Oakley e

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<![CDATA[Jameis Winston: I Used 'Poor Word Choice' in Talk With Students]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:44:48 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/174*120/GettyImages-630219098.jpg
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston says he "used a poor word choice" when he told female students at a Florida elementary school that ladies are "suppose to be silent."

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<![CDATA[Tom Brady Compiles Hilarious 'Suspect Board' of Possible Jersey Thieves]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:50:14 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/brady-jersey-GettyImages-485055278.jpg
There's been a lot of serious talk lately about the jersey stolen from Tom Brady's locker on the night of Super Bowl LI.

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<![CDATA[Magic Johnson Takes Lakers Reins Amid Front Office Shakeup]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:53:55 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/lakers-shakeup.jpg
Lakers legend and NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson has been named president of basketball operations in a major front office restructuring for the storied franchise.General manager Mitch Kupchak and executive vice president of basketball operations Jim Buss, team president Jeannie Buss' brother, have been relieved of their duties, the Lakers announced Tuesday. The restructuring comes during the worst four-year stretch in franchise history.

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<![CDATA[Police Value Tom Brady's Stolen Super Bowl Jersey at $500K]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:16:30 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-634604296.jpg
The jersey was reportedly stolen after the Patriots' 34-28 comeback victory over the Atlanta Falcons in overtime.

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<![CDATA[SCSU Swimmer With Autism Comes in 2nd in Mile]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:05:38 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tyler+Steskla.JPG
Tyler Steskla, a junior from Cheshire, says swimming changed his life. He has autism and says the sport has helped him connect with others. On Sunday, the Southern Connecticut State University who has gone the extra mile in life came in second in the 1650 free, or mile race, in the NE10.

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<![CDATA[Michael Jordan's Top Sports Moments]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 09:11:52 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/TITLEMJ.jpg
Air Jordan turns 54 today. From the unforgettable "double nickel" game at Madison Square Garden to the iconic "Flu Game" against the Utah Jazz, take a look back at some of Michael Jordan's greatest moments on the NBA hardwood.

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<![CDATA[Gymnastics Doc Used Hide-and-Seek Games to Molest: Accuser]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:11:04 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/gymnasticsdoctormolestor.jpg
A woman who says the disgraced team doctor for USA Gymnastics molested her as a child testified Friday that he turned games of hide-and-seek in the basement of his home into abuse sessions, NBC News reported."Almost every time I was there for a couple of years, something occurred," the woman, a former family friend, said during a preliminary hearing before a judge ordered disgraced doctor Larry Nassar to stand trial on state sex-abuse charges.Nassar, 53, is also charged in federal court with possession of child pornography — more than 37,000 images, including Go Pro video he allegedly made himself.

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<![CDATA[Tom Brady: 'Next Year Is Not Going to Be My Last']]> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:48:24 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/what-ap.jpg
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady spoke openly about his future plans and how long he wants to play for in an interview this week with Peter King of Sports Illustrated.

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<![CDATA[Lawsuit Against Lance Armstrong Can Go Ahead: Judge]]> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 07:35:18 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/lancearmstrongmara.jpg
A federal judge has allowed a civil lawsuit brought by the U.S. government against disgraced former pro cyclist Lance Armstrong to proceed, tossing aside Armstrong's arguments that the case should be dismissed.The Justice Department alleges in the lawsuit, made under the False Claims Act, that Armstrong, a seven-time Tour de France winner, defrauded the government by doping while sponsored by the U.S. Postal Service. The Justice Department declined to comment Tuesday.From 2000 to 2004, the Postal Service paid Armstrong's team, the aptly named U.S. Postal Service Pro Cycling Team, a little more than $32 million, most of which went to Armstrong because he was the team's star rider, according to court filings.But the government is seeking damages nearing $100 million, about three times what USPS paid in sponsorships to the Postal Service Team during periods that fall within the False Claims Act's statute of limitations.

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<![CDATA[Charles Oakley's MSG Ban Lifted, But He Wants an Apology]]> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:04:32 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/oakley+dolan.jpg
Charles Oakley is allowed back in Madison Square Garden, though the former New York Knicks star says he wants an apology before he would return.

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<![CDATA[Jerry Remy Reveals He Is Battling Cancer Again]]> Mon, 13 Feb 2017 19:58:15 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Jerry+Remy+021317.JPG
Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy has been battling lung cancer again this offseason, he announced on social media Monday.

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<![CDATA[Former Miami Dolphin Quentin Moses Dies in GA House Fire]]> Sun, 12 Feb 2017 15:41:36 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/021217+quentin+moses.jpg
Former Miami Dolphins linebacker Quentin Moses was one of three people killed in a house fire in Georgia early Sunday, authorities said.Moses, 33, was found unconscious inside the burning home in the city of Monroe just after 6 a.m. after firefighters arrived, Monroe Fire Department officials said.He was moved outside and given CPR then taken to a local hospital where he died. After the roof collapsed, firefighters later discovered the bodies of 10-year-old Jasmine Godard and her mother, 31-year-old Andria Godard, inside the home.

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<![CDATA[Marlins: Jose Fernandez's Estate Targeted by Two Lawsuits]]> Sat, 11 Feb 2017 18:22:53 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/josefernandezfeuerherd.jpg
Jose Fernandez's estate will be named as the defendant in a pair of negligence and personal injury lawsuits.When the former ace of the Miami Marlins tragically passed away in September, two other men perished with him. The parents of both men will be the plaintiffs in the lawsuits. Each lawsuit is seeking $2 million in damages from Fernandez's estate. One lawsuit was filed on Friday, and a second will become official on Monday.Eduardo Rivero and Emilio Jesus Macias were the other men with Fernandez on his boat that evening. Rivero who was 25 and Macias who was 27 had alcohol in their systems at the time of the crash, but were not over the legal limit. Rivero's toxicology report showed cocaine, but Macias' did not. Fernandez however was legally drunk and also had cocaine in his body. Both families are being represented by attorney Christopher Royer.

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<![CDATA[More Patriots Stars Boycott Visit to Trump White House]]> Sat, 11 Feb 2017 09:59:00 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/newenglandpatriotsfeuerherd.jpg
Six New England Patriots players have a message for the Trump White House: We're just not that into you, NBC News reported.Since the team won an historic fifth Super Bowl with a stunning come-from-behind victory over the Atlanta Falcons in overtime on February 5th, a growing number of players on the team have told the press that they would turn down an invite to commemorate their victory at the White House.And while some have not explicitly cited President Donald Trump and his policies as the reason — some have — and the number of players planning to boycott a future photo-op is unprecedented compared to years past.

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<![CDATA[Back-to-Back Falls Can't Crush UCLA Cheerleader's Spirit]]> Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:22:53 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/207*120/02-10-2017-ucla-cheerleader-generic.jpg
UCLA's win over Oregon wasn't the only impressive comeback Thursday night at Pauley Pavilion.

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<![CDATA[Olympic Torch Revealed for 2018 Winter Games]]> Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:44:03 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/olympictorch.jpg
The torch that will be used at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics was unveiled Thursday in Korea with one year to go until the opening ceremony.The torch is designed so that the flame will burn continuously in various weather conditions as the torch makes its way to PyeongChang from Olympia, Greece, the site of the ancient Olympic Games.

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<![CDATA[Costas Passes Torch to Tirico as Prime Time Olympics Host]]> Thu, 09 Feb 2017 19:52:42 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/mike-costoas.jpg
Mike Tirico is taking over for Bob Costas as prime time host of the Olympics on NBC, the network announced Thursday, exactly a year before the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Costas has served in the role for all 11 Olympic games since 1992. "It has been both a privilege and an incredible personal and professional experience to have been part of NBC's Olympic coverage all these years," Costas said in a statement.

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