<![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, 26 May 2015 01:44:51 -0400 Tue, 26 May 2015 01:44:51 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Bears Release Ray McDonald]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 16:48:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/th-may-25-ray-mcdonald-mug.jpg
The Chicago Bears rolled the dice on signing defensive end Ray McDonald after a history of domestic abuse accusations and arrests, and on Monday their gamble didn't pay off as the team released McDonald...]]>
<![CDATA[2015 French Open: Best Moments]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 14:37:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/474727000_master.jpg
See photos from Roland-Garros, the 2015 French Open Tennis Tournament.

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<![CDATA[Bears' Ray McDonald Arrested on Domestic Violence Charge]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 17:11:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ray+mcdonald+getty.jpg
Former San Francisco 49er-turned-Chicago Bear Raymond McDonald has been arrested on a domestic violence charge, Santa Clara police confirmed.

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<![CDATA[Hundreds Rally for Tom Brady]]> Sun, 24 May 2015 19:32:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/free+brady.JPG
Hundreds of New England Patriots fans rallied in support of quarterback Tom Brady at Gillette Stadium Sunday morning. The NFL suspended Brady, the Super Bowl XLIX MVP, for the first four games of the 2015...

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<![CDATA[Fan Attempts Selfie With Federer at French Open]]> Sun, 24 May 2015 10:33:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP978212670959.jpg
After dispatching Colombian Alejandro Falla in straight sets, the 17-time Grand Slam winner was about to leave center court Sunday when a young man ran down the stands and made his way to the Swiss star...

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<![CDATA[Is Chargers Move to LA Legal?]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 14:30:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/172*120/GettyImages-457517872.jpg
For quite some time now, the Chargers have been laying the ground work for a move to Los Angeles if the team and the San Diego government cannot come to an agreement on a new stadium in either Mission Valley or...

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<![CDATA[Clock Ticks But Fortune Smiles for Federer at French Open]]> Sat, 23 May 2015 20:53:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP896641031794.jpg
There are two distinct sounds when Roger Federer graces the courts of Roland Garros. One is the pop of backhands and forehands kicking up puffs of red clay. The other, getting ever louder, is the scratchy...]]>
<![CDATA[CT Woman Is 5th Globally to Finish "Chipper" CrossFit Challenge]]> Sat, 23 May 2015 17:07:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Kaleena+Ladeairous+1200.jpg
The CrossFit Regionals are underway as athletes from across the globe compete for the title of "Fittest on Earth" and one of the Connecticut participants is just became the fifth woman in the world to finish one...

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<![CDATA[CrossFit Milford Places Second at Regionals]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 19:33:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CrossFit+Milford+1200.jpg
It’s the quest to find the "Fittest on Earth." The 2015 CrossFit Regionals are underway across the globe during the month of May, and this weekend, the Eastern regional competition at the XL Center in Hartford...

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<![CDATA[Ollie Excited About New Faces]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 10:54:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kevin+ollie+uconn+against+bryant.jpg
Kevin Ollie's Huskies went through a lot last season, most of which had to do with overcoming the loss of key players Shabazz Napier, Niels Giffey and DeAndre Daniels.

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<![CDATA[Crozier Named to Remington Watch List]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 10:51:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/uconn+football_generic+shot.jpg
On Tuesday, the Huskies were celebrating sophomore center Ryan Crozier's selection to the Remington Watch List, which is awarded every season to the best center in college football.

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<![CDATA[Jefferson Excited About Representing USA]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 10:52:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP944992913622.jpg
Moriah Jefferson is representing her country as part of the United States Pan-American Games, an honor, despite all the other success, she's not taking for granted.

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<![CDATA[Local Little League Chooses Wood Bats]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 12:24:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/woodbats052115.jpg
Southington West Little League made the decision to abandon the ping of aluminum for the crack of wood bats. NBC Connecticut's J.W. Stewart has the story.]]>
<![CDATA[World War II Hero Still Competes]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 19:20:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/roy_rodriques_1200x675_448473667578.jpg
Ninety-year-old Roy Rodriques, of Southington, won the Purple Heart for heroism in World War II. The 2014 Connecticut Masters Games athlete of the year continues to do the unthinkable.]]>
<![CDATA[Top French Open Stars, and 1 Who Missed the List]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 13:28:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/thumb-458711872.jpg
The top tennis players in the world will face off in the 2015 French Open from May 19 to June 7. See the top five men and women's players going into Roland Garros, as well as one surprisingly absent name.

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<![CDATA[Twin Power on the Track]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 12:05:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/dropsisters052015.jpg
Jessica and Sam Drop are hoping two run away with the state track championships. Kevin Nathan introduces us to twin sisters from Coginchaug High School.]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks Offer Late-to-Work Note After Longest Game in Team History]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 07:46:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/blackhawks-ducks-G2-3.jpg
Can you call in "hockey" to work? The Blackhawks say so.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Beat Ducks 3-2 in Triple Overtime]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 03:53:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/474027552.jpg
The Blackhawks tried just about everything to get a puck past Frederik Andersen while Game 2 of the Western Conference finals wound through three overtime periods and deep into the night, eventually becoming the...

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<![CDATA[Curry's Daughter Steals the Show]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 21:38:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/0519-2015-RileyCurry.jpg
Few, if any, can steal the spotlight away from Steph Curry during this year's jaw-dropping, MVP season. But 2-year-old Riley Curry did just that Tuesday night after the Golden State Warriors defeated the Houston...
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<![CDATA[Patriots Won't Appeal Punishment]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 16:17:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/vlcsnap-2015-05-19-13h12m20s15.jpg
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said Tuesday that the team will not appeal the penalty handed down by the National Football League in the wake of the Deflategate controversy. Speaking from the...]]>