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Rajon Rondo Suspended One Game By Bulls For Conduct Detrimental To Team

The Chicago Bulls announced Monday that point guard Rajon Rondo has been suspended one game for conduct detrimental to the team. Rondo will miss Monday night’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers at United Center. The team did not offer specific details about what led to Rondo’s suspension, but Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports’ The Vertical reported that the one-game...
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Patriots’ Jabaal Sheard Playing His Way Back Into Bill Belichick’s Good Graces

When a player is benched, he can respond in one of two ways. He can sulk and feel sorry for himself, or he can make a conscious effort to improve. It appears Jabaal Sheard did the latter. Two weeks after sitting out as a healthy scratch for the first time in his career, the New England Patriots defensive end turned in arguably his best performance of the season, recording four tackles...
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Here’s Cam Newton’s Reaction To Learning Of His Dress Code Violation Benching

Cam Newton, as you might imagine, wasn’t pleased to learn he was benched for the start of Sunday night’s game due to a dress code violation. Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera sat down Newton for the first series of the team’s Sunday night game against the Seattle Seahawks for disciplinary reasons. It was later reported Newton’s benching stemmed from a dress code violation...
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Peyton Manning Reached Out To Tom Brady After Patriots QB Broke Win Record

Tom Brady passed Peyton Manning as the winningest NFL quarterback, but there was no jealousy from the retired Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos star. Brady and the New England Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams 26-10 at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, giving the signal-caller his 201st victory. Manning reached out after the game, according to Brady, who told WEEI’s “Kirk...
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Marquette King Calls Out Bills’ ‘Snitch’ For Ratting On His Flag Dance

Marquette King doesn’t like when anyone infringes on his football fun, be they opponents or referees. The Oakland Raiders punter used Twitter on Sunday night to call out a Buffalo Bills player for ratting him out to officials during their NFL Week 13 game. King performed a funny dance with a yellow penalty flag after drawing a roughing-the-punter infraction against Buffalo,...
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Danny Amendola’s Injury Leaves Patriots With Tough Decision At Punt Returner

The New Enlgand Patriots likely will play their final four regular-season games without wide receiver Danny Amendola, who reportedly suffered a high ankle sprain during Sunday’s win over the Los Angeles Rams. Amendola should be ready to go come playoff time, a source told NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. But in the meantime, the Patriots have a decision to make: Who will be their new...
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The Dish: MLB Hot Stove Offseason Predictions Ahead Of Winter Meetings

Editor’s note: The video above was published Friday, Dec. 2. Although the Major League Baseball offseason has been underway for about a month, this week’s winter meetings could mark the beginning of the real wheeling and dealing. MLB owners and the players’ union agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement last week, likely suppressing some of the hesitance certain teams...
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Report: UFC Star Conor McGregor To Appear On HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’

Could Conor McGregor be the latest man to try to take the Iron Throne? The 28-year-old UFC star — who in November became the only simultaneous dualweight champion the promotion has ever had — reportedly is in talks to make an appearance HBO’s extremely popular show, “Game of Thrones.” “It’s been agreed that McGregor will appear in one of the remaining two seasons of...
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Tom Brady Plays Video Games With Ram In Latest Edition Of ‘TB Times’

The New England Patriots made it look like they were taking on a rookie-level team in “Madden NFL” during their win over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. Or at least that’s what the “TB Times” thought. Tom Brady posted the latest edition of his fictional newspaper to Facebook on Sunday after the Patriots’ 26-10 victory, and it was, well, interesting to say the least....
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Sepp Blatter Loses FIFA Ban Appeal At CAS, Remains Outside Soccer Looking In

The punishment FIFA levied against Sepp Blatter appears to be final. The Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld Blatter’s six-year ban from soccer Monday after delivering a verdict against the former FIFA president, according to The Associated Press. World soccer’s governing body banned Blatter, its longtime head, for six years because it deemed a $2 million payment he made to...
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Keshawn Martin Among Potential Patriots Short-Term Danny Amendola Replacements

The New England Patriots suddenly are running dangerously low on pass-catchers. Wide receiver Danny Amendola reportedly suffered a high ankle sprain Sunday in the Patriots’ 26-10 win over the Los Angeles Rams just one week after tight end Rob Gronkowski suffered a season-ending back injury in Week 12. The Patriots are left with Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan and Malcolm Mitchell at...
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Gisele Bundchen snaps adorable pic of Tom Brady, kids after win

The Bundchen-Brady clan made some time for family bonding after the New England Patriots’ win Sunday. Tom Brady and Co. handled the Los Angeles Rams 26-10 at Gillette Stadium, with the quarterback posting 269 yards and a touchdown on 33 of 46 passing. And as he was leaving Foxboro, Mass., with his kids Ben and Vivian, Brady’s wife and former supermodel Gisele Bundchen captured...
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Report: Amendola has ankle sprain; likely out until playoffs

That pesky injury bug bit another New England Patriots offensive weapon when wide receiver Danny Amendola limped off the Gillette Stadium game field following a punt return in Sunday’s 26-10 win over the Los Angeles Rams. Amendola suffered a high ankle sprain, a source told NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. The Patriots will make sure he’s ready for the playoffs, according to Rapoport...
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MLB Winter Meetings Live: Latest News, Rumors, Analysis As Hot Stove Heats Up

8:15 a.m.: One of the best three-day stretches on the baseball calendar is upon us. The Major League Baseball winter meetings technically began Sunday, but they’ll start in earnest Monday morning in Maryland, as executives from every team across baseball (as well as plenty of agents) gather to talk shop. As always, there figures to be plenty of rumors as some of the winter’s...
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Patriots-Rams Takeaways: Chris Long Leads Improved Pass Rush In Win

The new-look, no-Gronk New England Patriots offense got off to a nice start Sunday, beating the Los Angeles Rams 26-10, but they might need to up their game to emerge victorious over better competition. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady went 33 of 46 for 269 yards with one touchdown Sunday without tight end Rob Gronkowski, who was placed on injured reserve after undergoing back surgery...
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Colts Vs. Jets: Odds, Analysis, Picks For ‘Monday Night Football’ Game

Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in the Indianapolis Colts-New York Jets Week 13 game, with the line from OddsShark. (-2.5) Indianapolis Colts at New York Jets, Monday, 8:30 p.m.Mike: Colts. The Colts will get a boost from the likely return of Andrew Luck...
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NFL Week 14 Odds: Early Spreads, Betting Lines For All 16 Games

Bye weeks are done and there’s just one quarter remaining in the 2016 NFL season. This is when the playoff races in both conferences intensify, which can also make it more difficult to place the correct wagers on games. Here are the early Week 14 NFL betting lines, courtesy of OddsShark. Thursday, Dec. 8 Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs (-3.5) Sunday, Dec. 11 Washington...
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NFL Playoff Picture Update: Cowboys Clinch; Patriots, Raiders Still Fighting For Top Seed

There’s just a quarter left in the 2016 NFL season. All 32 teams have just four more games remaining, and there’s still plenty to play for in each conference. The AFC is particularly competitive. The top two seeds and three of the four division races are far from decided, and the wild card battle should be intriguing all the way through to the end. Here’s an updated look...
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Earl Thomas Breaks Leg In Seahawks-Panthers, Tweets About Retirement

Seahawks safety Earl Thomas suffered a heartbreaking injury in the second half of Seattle’s home game against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday night. He was carted off the field with a lower body injury, which NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports, citing sources, is a broken bone in his leg that will keep him sidelined indefinitely. NBC sideline reporter Michelle Tafoya said on...
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Conor McGregor Denies UFC Stripped Him Of Featherweight Title Belt

Conor McGregor says he still has the UFC featherweight title belt, and if you want him to give it up, you’ll have to do so in the Octagon. UFC recently announced McGregor vacated the featherweight belt he won at UFC 205 last month after beating Eddie Alvarez. UFC rules prohibit fighters from holding two belts simultaneously, but McGregor, who also owns the lightweight belt, doesn’t...
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MLB Rumors: Could Nationals Trade For Chris Sale And Andrew McCutchen?

The Washington Nationals have a win-now roster and are looking to hit an offseason home run with the MLB Winter Meetings set to begin Monday in Maryland. The Nats have been linked in trade rumors involving Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen and Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale in recent weeks, but USA Today’s Bob Nightengale tweeted Sunday night that Washington...
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Panthers QB Cam Newton Surprisingly Doesn’t Start Vs. Seahawks

Cam Newton’s difficult 2016 season took another bad turn Sunday night shortly before his Carolina Panthers took on the Seahawks in Seattle. Panthers head coach Ron Rivera decided not to start the reigning NFL MVP. Backup quarterback Derek Anderson started the game instead and threw an interception on the team’s first drive. Newton did enter the game for Carolina’s second offensive...
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Patriots Vs. Rams Notes: Danny Amendola Suffers Ankle Injury; Status Unclear

FOXBORO, Mass. — A collection of notes from an eventful Sunday at Gillette Stadium, where the New England Patriots knocked off the Los Angeles Rams 26-10: — Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola left the game in the second half after injuring his right ankle while fielding a punt. He limped to the sideline, retreated to the locker room and was seen walking with crutches and a...
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MLB Rumors: Matt Holliday, Yankees Agree To One-Year, $13 Million Contract

The New York Yankees have added some hitting and World Series-winning experience to their lineup. The Bronx Bombers agreed to terms with free-agent outfielder Matt Holliday on Sunday, per the New York Post’s Joel Sherman. #Yanks in agreement on Holliday 1 yr $13M — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) December 4, 2016 Holliday will DH offer some 1b insurance for Bird...
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Raiders Punter Draws Penalty, Picks Up Flag And Does Funny Dance

Marquette King of the Oakland Raiders is the coolest punter in the NFL and it’s not even close. A few weeks after busting out a sweet dance in a win over the Denver Broncos, King was at it again Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. After drawing a running into the kicker penalty that resulted in a Raiders first down late in the fourth quarter, King picked up the referee’s flag and...
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