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NFL Rumors: Bill Belichick Wants To Coach At Least Five More Years, Outlast Tom Brady

Tom Brady has said he wants to play in the NFL until his mid-40s. Bill Belichick reportedly wants to coach for even longer. Citing sources inside the New England Patriots organization, Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report reported Tuesday that Belichick plans to coach the Patriots “for at least five more years” and hopes to remain in his current position until after Brady retires...
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NBA Rumors: Is Jae Crowder Sticking Point In Celtics-Bulls Jimmy Butler Trade Talk?

If the Boston Celtics want to acquire Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls, it sounds like it’s going to take not only one of their coveted draft picks but also an important contributor on their active roster. The Celtics and Bulls have been tied in trade rumors for months with most of those reported discussions centering around Bulls All-Star guard Jimmy Butler. Butler, as one...
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Report: MLB, Union Agree To Ditch Actual Pitches For Intentional Walks

A rule change is coming to Major League Baseball this season to improve the pace of play, but it likely won’t do much in the big picture. The league and the MLB Players Association reportedly came to an agreement on an intentional walk rule that replaces the need to throw four pitches with a dugout signal, ESPN’s Howard Bryant reported Wednesday, citing sources. The rule was...
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NFL Rumors: ‘Several Teams’ Preparing ‘Blockbuster Offers’ For Jimmy Garoppolo

There’s no guarantee the New England Patriots will trade Jimmy Garoppolo this offseason. But it appears at least a few teams will try their best to pry the 25-year-old quarterback out of Foxboro. Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman wrote Wednesday three NFL executives “believe some team is going to make the New England Patriots an offer for Jimmy Garoppolo they cannot refuse....
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Aston Martin Releases Red Bull Racing Edition Vantages Ahead Of F1 Season

Red Bull Racing might won’t be revealing the RB13 until the day before Formula One preseason testing, but Aston Martin recently revealed another car bearing the team’s name. Aston announced Monday it will add two Red Bull Racing Editions of the Vantage S to its lineup. The limited-edition trim will be available on both the V-8 and V-12 Vantage S coupes. “Motorsport is and will...
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Ranking The Celtics’ Most Valuable Assets Ahead Of NBA Trade Deadline

Treasure trove. Stockpile. Bounty. All have been used to describe the Boston Celtics’ current collection of assets, suggesting they’re in a pretty high position of leverage to make a trade. That’s certainly true: The C’s have been in the thick of trade rumors for what seems like forever, and they’re on the hot seat once again as Thursday’s 3 p.m. ET NBA trade deadline...
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Martellus Bennett Details Hilarious Interactions He’s Had With Celebrities

When you only have 140 characters to work with, it’s sometimes tough to accurately convey your point. That happened to Martellus Bennett on Tuesday. After the Los Angeles Lakers promoted Magic Johnson to the position of president of basketball operations, Bennett described on Twitter a memorable interaction he once had with the Basketball Hall of Famer. But based on the wording...
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John Calipari Appeared Flustered By Missouri Fans’ ‘Cal, You Suck’ Chants

John Calipari isn’t a very popular man in college basketball gyms outside Lexington, Kentucky. Such is life for one of the most successful and polarizing head coaches in college basketball history. You’d think, however, he’d be used to that by now, but judging by his reaction to the University of Missouri student section Tuesday night, Coach Cal still can have his feelings...
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Martellus Bennett Addresses Free-Agency Rumors, Says He’s ‘Just Chilling’

Shortly after a report surfaced that he might have played his final game for the New England Patriots, tight end Martellus Bennett addressed the free-agent speculation surrounding him. Bennett said Tuesday night on Twitter he hasn’t “given free agency a ton of thought” and that he’s “just chilling.” Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported Bennett plans to test free agency...
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Patriots Offseason Preview: Future Uncertain For Danny Amendola, Michael Floyd

The New England Patriots will look to defend their Super Bowl title in 2017. But first, they have some questions to answer. Before the NFL Scouting Combine kicks off next week, marking the unofficial start of the NFL offseason, we’re taking a position-by-position look at the Patriots’ roster. We’ll examine which players stood out in 2016, which ones have some work to do this...
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NBA Rumors: 76ers’ Jahlil Okafor ‘Will Be Moved’ Before Trade Deadline

The likelihood of Jahlil Okafor remaining with the Philadelphia 76ers beyond Thursday’s 3 p.m. ET NBA trade deadline appears slim. “He will get moved, I can tell you that,” NBA.com reporter David Aldridge said Tuesday on NBATV. “They’re not going to go into next season with him on the roster and they’re not going to finish out this season with him on the roster.” Okafor...
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Pedro Martinez ‘Looking Forward’ To Watching Red Sox Rotation Perform

The Boston Red Sox are expecting big things from their starting rotation in 2017. The Red Sox traded for left-handed ace Chris Sale on Dec. 6 to pair with former Cy Young winner David Price and reigning American League Cy Young winner Rick Porcello. Sale and Co. reported to spring training last week and Red Sox legend Pedro Martinez stopped by Fort Myers, Fla., on Tuesday to spend...
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NBA Rumors: Chris Paul, Clippers ‘Verbally Agreed’ To Massive Extension

As max contracts for NBA players continue to rise at crazy rates, the Los Angeles Clippers could be in for quite a ride in the near future. The Clippers likely will have two superstars up for new contracts in the offseason, as point guard Chris Paul and big man Blake Griffin, both of whom have dealt with significant injuries this season, can opt out of their deals. And when you can...
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NBA Rumors: Jazz Interested In Acquiring Deron Williams From Mavericks

Deron Williams might be headed back to the team he started his career with, the Utah Jazz. The Jazz are interested in acquiring the 32-year-old point guard from the Dallas Mavericks, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein and Tim McMahon, citing league sources. Williams, however, will have to agree to the trade thanks to the one-year, $9 million contract he signed with the Mavericks last...
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NFL Rumors: Bears Actively Looking To Trade Quarterback Jay Cutler

The Jay Cutler era in Chicago could be coming to an end soon. ESPN reported Tuesday that the Chicago Bears are actively seeking a trade partner for the embattled quarterback, citing multiple league sources. Cutler, 33, doesn’t have a no-trade clause in his contract but will have little incentive to go to a non-contender due to the lack of guaranteed money left on his deal. And...
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NHL Odds: Red-Hot Bruins Continue Road Trip As Slim Underdogs Vs. Ducks

The Boston Bruins will look to remain undefeated since the hiring of interim coach Bruce Cassidy and extend their winning streak to five games when they visit the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday as narrow +100 underdogs at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Boston opened a four-game western swing Sunday with a 2-1 overtime win over the San Jose Sharks as a +100 underdog and takes...
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Champions League Predictions: Porto Vs. Juventus, Sevilla Vs. Leicester In Round Of 16

The UEFA Champions League has been the gift that keeps on giving this month. Long may it continue. The Champions League round of 16 will continue Wednesday, with FC Porto hosting Juventus at Dragon Stadium and Sevilla welcoming Leicester City to Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium in the first legs of their respective series. Both games will kick off at 2:45 p.m. ET, and fans in the U...
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NBA Rumors: Lakers Sign Kobe Bryant’s Former Agent Rob Pelinka As GM

The Los Angeles Lakers front office shakeup continues. Earlier Tuesday, the Lakers promoted Magic Johnson to president of basketball operations, and now reportedly are close to signing agent Rob Pelinka to a multi-year deal to become their new general manager, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Pelinka has been a prominent agent for years representing Lakers legend...
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Robert Kraft Has Message For Patriots Haters In Revealing Interview

As Taylor Swift once sang, “Haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate,” but the New England Patriots gonna win, win, win, win, win. OK, so I added that last little part about the Pats, but when you think about it, “Shake It Off” is the perfect anthem for New England. Just consider what owner Robert Kraft told Andrea Kremer in a “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” clip from...
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NBA Rumors: Lakers Trade Lou Williams To Rockets For Corey Brewer, First-Round Pick

The Los Angeles Lakers are making moves. After making Magic Johnson president of basketball operations Tuesday, Johnson reportedly has made his first deal as the man in charge of the Lakers. According to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, citing league sources, the Lakers have dealt veteran guard Lou Williams to the Houston Rockets for Corey Brewer and a first-round pick. ...
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Martellus Bennett Reportedly Will Test Free Agency; ‘Real Possibility’ He Leaves Patriots

Martellus Bennett’s brief New England Patriots tenure might be all but finished. Bennett is set to become an unrestricted free agent next month, and NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday there is a strong chance the 29-year-old tight end will sign elsewhere. Despite various injuries, Bennett played in every game for the Patriots this season, filling the void left by the injured...
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Celtics Can Win Now And Long Term If They Play NBA Trade Deadline Right

The Boston Celtics have the ability to accomplish both objectives by Thursday’s 3 p.m. ET NBA trade deadline: compete for a championship in the short term and stay competitive well into the future. How would C’s president of basketball operations Danny Ainge accomplish all of that? Well, let’s focus on the short term first. The Celtics can use their 2017 first-round pick swap...
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NBA Rumors: Celtics ‘Actively Seeking A Top-Tier Player’ Before Trade Deadline

The Boston Celtics have some pretty big decisions to make about the direction of their franchise, and they have multiple directions they could go in. As C’s fans and hoop heads know, the Celtics have a treasure trove of assets from young, talented players to multiple enticing draft picks, including a first-round swap with the lowly Brooklyn Nets this year. So any team wanting to...
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NBA Rumors: Lakers Keeping Young Talent, Shopping Lou Williams

The Los Angeles Lakers promoted Magic Johnson to president of basketball operations Tuesday and with the NBA trade deadline a mere two days away he already has fielded calls from several general managers, according to Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News. The Lakers have a gluttony of young talent in point guard D’Angelo Russell, forward Brandon Ingram and forward Julius Randle...
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Study Reveals Cities With Worst Traffic Congestion; U.S. Well-Represented

Companies worldwide are developing technologies and concepts with hopes of making commutes both quicker and safer. But as it stands today, traffic congestion is a problem that’s as frustrating as it is real. A new study conducted by INRIX ranks over 1,000 cities around the world on various traffic-related statistics, and the results show that the United States has a long ways to...
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