<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Sports]]>Copyright 2017https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/sports http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut https://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usTue, 21 Nov 2017 22:55:14 -0500Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:55:14 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Patriots Win 33-8 Against Raiders in Mexico City]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:05:46 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-876404700.jpg
The Patriots’ trip south of the border could be summed up as muy facíl.Tom Brady matched his personal record from 2003 by completing his first 12 pass attempts of the game and finished 30-for-37...

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<![CDATA[Hartford Yard Goats]]> Tue, 04 Apr 2017 11:25:40 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Yard_Goats_Jingle_1200x675_615127107875.jpg
NBC Connecticut is following the Yard Goats as they bring baseball to Hartford.]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Slams Marshawn Lynch for Anthem Protest in Mexico ]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:20:27 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/lynchtrump.jpg
President Trump took to social media Monday to slam Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch for not standing during the U.S. national anthem as the team played the New England Patriots in Mexico...
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<![CDATA[CTE Turned Ex-NFL Star From Top Lawyer to ‘Other Person']]> Sun, 19 Nov 2017 18:54:12 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-822512332.jpg
After completing an NFL career that included two Super Bowls, Fred McNeill got an advanced law degree and practiced law. But within just a few years, he began to fall apart, losing his temper, losing his memory...

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<![CDATA[Trump Says He Should Have Left UCLA Players in Chinese Jail]]> Sun, 19 Nov 2017 19:02:58 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/212*120/11-8-2017-ucla-basketball-hill-riley-ball-2.jpg
Two days after LaVar Ball, father of detained UCLA player LiAngelo Ball, downplayed President Donald Trump's role in the return of three UCLA men's basketball players detained in China, the president fired...

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<![CDATA[Dale Earnhardt Jr. Prepares for Final NASCAR Run on Sunday]]> Sat, 18 Nov 2017 09:41:45 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DaleEarnhardt1.jpg
When the checkered flag stops flying and the fans have filed out of Homestead Miami Speedway following Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400, the career of one of NASCAR’s biggest names will come to an end.Plenty of fans...

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<![CDATA[Tampa Bay QB Denies Allegations of Groping Uber Driver]]> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:31:04 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/winstonuber.jpg
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston took to social media Friday denying an allegation he groped an Uber driver in 2016.

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<![CDATA[Trump Has a Ball as NCAA Champion Teams Visit]]> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:47:28 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/trumpballvb.jpg
President Donald Trump hosted 18 NCAA national championship teams at the White House on Friday, Nov. 17, even tossing around a volleyball with one.]]>
<![CDATA[CTE Found in Living Ex-NFL Player for 1st Time: Study]]> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:52:15 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_764021564440-Fred-McNeill-NFL-Player.jpg
The "unique pattern" of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the debilitating brain disease known as CTE, has been found for the first time in a patient before he died, NBC News reported.It was detected in...

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<![CDATA[Olympians' Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes]]> Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:42:11 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/AdobeStock_95072047.jpeg
White meat or dark meat? Fresh cranberries or canned? Sweet potatoes or regular mashed potatoes? When it comes to Thanksgiving dishes, Team USA athletes are taking sides.

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<![CDATA[Roy Halladay Remembered By Family, Friends, Teammates]]> Tue, 14 Nov 2017 20:00:59 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/halladaymemorial.png
Former Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Roy Halladay was remembered by friends, family and teammates at a celebration of life in Clearwater, Florida, Nov. 14. Halladay died in a plane crash on]]>
<![CDATA[UConn to Honor Rebecca Lobo Friday Night]]> Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:08:10 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_17250727756083.jpg
Uconn will honor former Huskies star Rebecca Lobo before Friday night's home opener at against No. 20 California at Gampel Pavilion.

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<![CDATA[UCLA Basketball Players Detained in China Returning Home]]> Tue, 14 Nov 2017 15:19:18 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/212*120/UCLA.jpeg
Three freshman UCLA Basketball players are on their way home from China after being detained on suspicion of shoplifting in Shanghai.]]>
<![CDATA[These US Olympians Made the Jump Between Summer and Winter Games]]> Tue, 14 Nov 2017 15:10:07 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/eddie-egan.jpg
Since the modern Olympics were founded in 1896, there are only a handful of Americans who have participated in both the Summer and Winter Games. Here are the athletes who have competed in both.

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<![CDATA[LeBron, Cavs Hop on NYC Subway; One Rider Is NOT Impressed]]> Tue, 14 Nov 2017 05:41:16 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/SPORTS+LEBRON+JAMES+-+11093512_WNBC_000000018618977.jpg
A Monday morning subway ride with a team of NBA players? Only in New York. LeBron James and the Cavs, in town to play the Knicks at Madison Square Garden, hopped on the subway from Penn Station back to...

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<![CDATA['Muchas Gracias, Beisbol': Beltran Retires After 20 Seasons]]> Mon, 13 Nov 2017 14:10:24 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_17317625723703.jpg
After 20 seasons, Carlos Beltran is leaving baseball on top.After winning his first World Series ring with the Houston Astros this year, the outfielder is retiring, he announced Monday in a personal essay for...

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<![CDATA[Colin Kaepernick Named GQ's 'Citizen of the Year']]> Mon, 13 Nov 2017 14:11:42 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-6302161901.jpg
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who ignited a national movement last year after not standing during the national anthem before NFL games, has been named GQ's "Citizen of the Year."

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<![CDATA[Heartbreaking Loss For 49ers Player Hours Before Team's First Win]]> Mon, 13 Nov 2017 13:56:55 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/Week_10_49ers_Giants_1.jpg
The 49ers won their first game of the season Sunday against the New York Giants, but their speedy receiver was still reeling from a tragic loss.

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<![CDATA[Marathoner Meb Keflezighi Reflects on His Career, Final Race]]> Mon, 13 Nov 2017 13:24:35 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/meb.PNG
San Diegan Meb Keflezighi, one of the most accomplished marathon runners in American history, retired after finishing 11th in the New York Marathon at age 42. It was his 26th and final career marathon.

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<![CDATA[Patriots Beat Broncos 41-16, Move to 7-2 on the Season]]> Mon, 13 Nov 2017 07:31:43 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-873401198.jpg
Behind three touchdowns from Tom Brady, the New England Patriots beat the Denver Broncos on Sunday Night Football to move to 7-2 on the season.

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<![CDATA[Ball Surpasses James, Becomes Youngest to Get Triple-Double]]> Sat, 11 Nov 2017 23:34:56 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Lonzo-Ball-triple-double-youngest-player-NBA-ever.jpg
On Saturday night in Milwaukee, Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball made history by becoming the youngest player in NBA history to record a triple-double at 20 years and 15 days, which beat the previous record...

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