<![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-usWed, 04 May 2016 11:31:45 -0400Wed, 04 May 2016 11:31:45 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[49ers Seek Rent Relief]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 22:27:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/0115-2016-LevisStadium.jpg
The relationship between the San Francisco 49ers and the City of Santa Clara continues to sour.The team on Tuesday announced it has filed for arbitration in an ongoing rent dispute with the Santa Clara Stadium...

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<![CDATA[Ex-NFL Star Refutes Rape Charges]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 21:51:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/49ER+PRESSER+-+10454427.jpg
Attorneys for former San Francisco 49er Dana Stubblefield fired back Tuesday against allegations that the NFL star raped a disabled woman, calling the charges "absolutely ridiculous" and saying Stubblefield's...

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<![CDATA[Ex-49er Raped Disabled Woman: DA]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 14:22:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/stubblefield+file+-+00013206.jpg
Former San Francisco 49er Dana Stubblefield was charged Monday with raping a disabled woman after an investigation that lasted over a year, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's...

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<![CDATA[Fairy Tale Champions: Why Long-Shot Leicester Matters]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 19:37:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/521847280-premier-league-champions-leicester-city.jpg
Long-shot Leicester City, a soccer team most people in America probably haven't even heard of, have been crowned champions of the biggest soccer league in the world. Their first-ever title, which they clinched...

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<![CDATA[What Makes a Triple Crown-Winning Horse?]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 11:06:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-480966886.jpg
"The 37-year wait is over! American Pharaoh is finally the one! American Pharaoh has won the Triple Crown!"Those words from famed horse racing announcer Larry Collmus at the Belmont Stakes last year marked the...

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<![CDATA[Black Cat Slips Onto NHL Rink]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 12:02:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/IMG_9617.jpg
The San Jose Sharks got an unexpected visit Friday.Before the NHL team beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 at the SAP Center, a black cat crept out of the player bench area and scurried onto the ice.As...

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<![CDATA[Tunsil Declines to Address Past]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 11:11:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/042916+laremy+tunsil+presser.jpg
At a Friday press conference where the Miami Dolphins were expected to introduce Laremy Tunsil, the NFL's 13th draft pick was a no-show. Team officials said he couldn't attend due to an allergic reaction. Tunsil

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<![CDATA[Philly's 'Steph Curry'-Brand Heroin]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:25:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/steph+curry+heroin+cp.jpg
Basketball superstar Steph Curry seems to be everywhere these days. At the White House with President Obama, on the cover of a parenting magazine and now on a brand of heroin.SEPTA police confiscated a set of...

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<![CDATA[US Synchro Swimmers]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 17:03:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/0427-2016-SynchroSwimmers.jpg
Synchronized swimming, or synchro for short, has been called the most difficult sport in the Olympic Games.This year, Anita Alvarez and Mariya Koroleva will be the only swimmers representing the United States...

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<![CDATA[Best Style Moves from the NFL Draft Red Carpet]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:07:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-525682684-elliott.jpg
See all the best shots from the 2016 NFL Draft red carpet in Chicago, Illinois, on Thursday, April 28, 2016.

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<![CDATA[Kentucky Derby: Test Your Horse Race Knowledge]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 09:27:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_522153153543.jpg
The 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby will be held May 7 at Churchill Downs, featuring spectacular hats, plenty of bourbon and some of the fastest thoroughbreds in the world.

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<![CDATA[Athletes Countdown the Road to Rio]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:36:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/countdown042716.jpg
The Rio Olympics are only 100 days away and Kevin Nathan was in New York City for the countdown celebration with the athletes.]]>
<![CDATA[Geno Talks About His Health]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:14:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/genohealthrio062716.jpg
For the first time UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma is speaking publicly about the health issues that forced him into the hospital earlier this month. Kevin Nathan has the exclusive interview...]]>
<![CDATA[UConn Well Represented on 2016 U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:16:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/2016++Olympic+sue+bird.jpg
The members of the 2016 U.S. Olympic women’s basketball team have been announced and UConn is well represented.

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<![CDATA[Visualizing the Olympics: Medal Counts & More]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 15:54:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-149332217-edited.jpg
Which countries have the most gold medals? And how much does it cost to host an Olympic Games? Get ready for the Rio Olympics – and the answers to those and many other Olympic-related questions – with this...

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<![CDATA[Road to Rio: Join in Olympic Fever 100 Days Out]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:01:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/gymnasts-olympics.jpg
The Rio Olympics are 100 days off, and the buzz is all about who will represent Team USA. While many athletes have earned their spots and a chance to bring home the gold, others will be vying for a place on the...

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<![CDATA[NFL Team Wants Supreme Court to Take Trademark Case]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 04:42:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-453831984.jpg
The Washington Redskins want the Supreme Court to take up their trademark battle with the government over whether their name is offensive, which could jeopardize whether the team can make money from the...

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<![CDATA[Feats of Architecture: 11 Summer Olympic Stadiums]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:49:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-508730980-nrazil.jpg
Cities that host the Olympics spend millions or billions of dollars building stadiums. The Bird's Nest in Beijing is among the most unique, but all of them are impressive. Take a look at venues from the...

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<![CDATA[Former Patriots Player Ron Brace Dead at 29]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:34:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Patriots-AP_379279344617.jpg
The Springfield, Massachusetts, native's cause of death has not been disclosed.

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<![CDATA[Decades After Chernobyl, Another Chance for Paralympian ]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 10:32:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_16113695576026-oksana.jpg
Paralympian Oksana Masters recently returned to Ukraine, where she spent her first seven and a half years shuttled among three orphanages. Masters visited with orphaned children that stared at her with an...

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<![CDATA[Lakers Split With Byron Scott]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 07:05:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Lakers-fire-coach-Byron-Scott.jpg
Los Angeles Lakers had fired head coach Byron Scott after his two seasons in charge of the team led to the two worst seasons in the history of the franchise, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports was first...

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<![CDATA[Baseball Fans Line Up for New Britain Bees]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 14:40:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/new+britain+bees+12001.jpg
Baseball fans lined up early outside New Britain Stadium to welcome a new team to town on Thursday.]]>
<![CDATA[Cubs' Arrieta Throws No-Hitter]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 08:52:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-523069578+%281%29.jpg
For the second time in less than a year, Chicago Cubs hurler Jake Arrieta has thrown a no-hitter as he blanked the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night.

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<![CDATA[ESPN Fires Schilling]]> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 21:27:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Curt+Schilling+042016.jpg
ESPN has fired former Boston Red Sox ace Curt Schilling after his latest controversial social media post.The baseball analyst posted an image on Facebook earlier this week, showing his opposition to...

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<![CDATA[History and Tradition at Kentucky Derby]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 11:54:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-482543724.jpg
The history of the Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs begins in 1872, when 26-year-old Col. Meriwether Lewis Clark, grandson of the famous explorer William Clark, traveled to Europe and attended the Epsom Derby...

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<![CDATA[Bags of Air From Kobe's Last Game Hit eBay]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 16:00:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/KOBE_2_AP_16105199283157.jpg
Victory was in the air when Kobe Bryant closed out his 20-year career with the Lakers last week, and though his 60-point game is now history, you can still get a whiff of the triumph, so claim some eBay...

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<![CDATA[Thoroughbred, Friesian, Appaloosa: Know Your Horse Breeds]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 11:27:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/horse-breeds.jpg
Thoroughbreds are considered the fastest horses in the world and dominate the horse racing industry, while Arabian horses are known to be intelligent and affectionate toward their owners.

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