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Jim Harbaugh Rumor Causes Michigan Basketball Ticket Prices To Skyrocket

Jim Harbaugh could save Michigan football, but it’s the basketball program he’s already doing wonders for. After plenty of rumors and speculation, it appears that the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers will head back to his alma mater and take over as Brady Hoke’s replacement. Dave Feldman, a sports anchor for CSN Bay Area and close friend of Harbaugh’s, tweeted late...
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Pete Frates Celebrates Birthday At Pats Game, Hangs Out With Robert Kraft (Photo)

Pete Frates is celebrating turning 30 in the best way possible. The former Boston College baseball player, whose battle with ALS inspired this summer’s Ice Bucket Challenge, headed to Gillette Stadium on Sunday to watch the New England Patriots take on the Buffalo Bills on his birthday. Frates and his wife Julie even had a chance to pose with New England’s three Vince Lombardi...
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Detroit bar offering free food, booze if Lions beat Packers

Some Detroit Lions fans are going to be cheering extra hard and boozing extra hard for their team Sunday. The Pour House in Madison Heights, Mich., a suburb of Detroit, will give its patrons free food and drinks if the Lions do something they haven’t done since Dec. 15, 1991 — defeat the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. There’s a lot at stake for the Lions and Packers...
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Paul Pierce: ‘I Was Shocked Definitely’ By Rajon Rondo Trade

Paul Pierce did not see the Rajon Rondo trade coming. With the Celtics dealing Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks on Dec. 18, Boston traded away the last remaining member of the Celts’ 2008 championship team. Or as Pierce put it before his Washington Wizards blew out the Celtics 101-88 on Saturday night, “The last of the Mohicans is gone. Now they’ve got a new regime in,” according...
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Report: Patriots Extend Director Of Player Personnel Nick Caserio Through 2020

Sorry NFL teams, Nick Caserio is off the market. The New England Patriots extended their director of player personnel through 2020, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Sunday. Caserio was expected to be a hot commodity this offseason for teams looking for new general managers. Caserio’s deal is “thought to be the single longest front-office contract in...
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Patriots-Bills Live: Jimmy Garoppolo Expected To Play In Final Regular Season Game

10:45 a.m. ET: New England Patriots rookie quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo likely won’t just be relegated to sideline duty Sunday. Garoppolo is expected to play against the Buffalo Bills in the Patriots’ meaningless regular-season finale. The Patriots are 12-3 going into Week 17 with the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs locked up. Because the Patriots have a first-round bye, they...
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Report: Johnny Manziel Threw Party Friday; Browns Sent Security To Find Him Saturday

Johnny Manziel couldn’t wait just one more week to throw a party. The Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback was fined for being late for treatment for his injured hamstring on Saturday, and Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports has the reason for his tardiness. According to La Canfora, Manziel threw a big party on Friday night that was “attended by many members of the club,” although...
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Brady Quinn: Cardinals Decision To Not Sign Veteran QB Could Haunt Them

It has been a revolving door of quarterbacks for the Arizona Cardinals this season. The Cardinals got off to a hot start despite Carson Palmer going down with an injury to his shoulder in Week 1 and Drew Stanton, who filled in admirably under center, suffering a concussion in Week 5. Palmer returned only to sustain a season-ending torn ACL in week 10 while Stanton soon joined him...
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Steve Addazio Swats Chain Gang Member After Bowling Him Over (Video)

Steve Addazio was just a guy being a (bad) dude Saturday afternoon. The Boston College head football coach, who has quite the spectacular Vine account, was all sorts of heated up during his team’s game against Penn State in the Pinstripe Bowl. Things weren’t exactly going well for the Eagles when he tripped over a member of the sideline chain gang as he attempted to move out...
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Hockey East Roundup: UConn Defeats Union 3-2 At Frozen Holiday Classic

UConn hasn’t been having the greatest of seasons, but they defeated last year’s NCAA champions in Union at the Frozen Holiday Classic. Saturday’s matchup in Bridgeport, Conn., was a close one, but the Huskies (4-8-4) took the 3-2 win over the Dutchmen (9-7-1), who fell off the top-20 rankings in the last USCHO.com poll. UConn opened the scoring 16...
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Claude Julien: Bruins Weren’t There, Weren’t Committed Vs. Blue Jackets (Video)

Another day, another frustrating loss for the Boston Bruins. The Columbus Blue Jackets blew out the Bruins 6-2 on Saturday, and needless to say, head coach Claude Julien wasn’t pleased after the game. “I thought we had some chances,” Julien said. “We should’ve scored a little bit more than we did tonight, but again the finish wasn’t there, so...
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Vermont Glades Beat N.H. East 2-0 In First Round Of TD Bank Mini 1-On-1 (Video)

The TD Bank Mini 1-on-1 tournament featured some Northern New England action in the squirts (10-and-under boys) division, and the Vermont Glades downed the New Hampshire East Eagles 2-0. After N.H. East’s Liam Walsh missed his first-round shot on Vermont Glades goaltender Liam Guyette, Jack Kurrle got the Glades on the board with a goal on Henry Fraser...
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Bruins-Blue Jackets 3 Stars: Scott Hartnell Scores Twice In Return To CBJ Lineup

The Boston Bruins made too many defensive mistakes Saturday night and it cost them in a 6-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. Boston is now 18-15-3 and sits in fifth place in the Atlantic Division. The B’s are three points behind the Washington Capitals for the second wild card playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Here are the “3 Stars” from Saturday’s...
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Blue Jackets’ Curtis McElhinney Robs Torey Krug With Nice Glove Save (Video)

The Boston Bruins lost to the Columbus Blue Jackets 6-2 on Saturday, and it might have had a little something to do with a sweet save by Columbus goaltender Curtis McElhinney. Midway through the first period, McElhinney robbed Bruins defensemen Torey Krug of a goal with a nice glove save. It kept the score tied at one goal apiece and likely gave the Blue...
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BC Loses Pinstripe Bowl To Penn State In Overtime On Missed Extra Point

It all came down to the kickers in Saturday’s Pinstripe Bowl between Boston College and Penn State, and the Nittany Lions’ reigned supreme. Most of the game at Yankee Stadium belonged to the Eagles, as Penn State only held the lead for about a minute after opening the scoring in the first quarter. Running back Jon Hilliman scored for BC on the next...
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Faceoff Struggles Among Takeaways From Bruins’ Loss To Blue Jackets

The Boston Bruins were unable to extend their win streak to three games Saturday night. The Original Six club lost 6-2 to the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena, dropping its December record to 4-6-2. This was the fourth game in which the B’s allowed six or more goals this season. Here are five takeaways from the loss. 1. Patrice Bergeron Extends Point Streak To Three Games...
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Celtics Notes: Marcus Smart Struggles; Old Friends Power Wizards In Blowout

This embed is invalid" /> The Washington Wizards team many believe can win the Eastern Conference this season. Watching Saturday night’s game, it was easy to see why. The Wizards steamrolled the Boston Celtics from tipoff to final horn, leading by double digits for the final 45 minutes in a 101-88 shellacking. “They really took the game to us,” head coach...
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Blue Jackets’ Matt Calvert Scores Vs. Bruins On Controversial Play (Video)

Matt Calvert’s goal against the Boston Bruins wasn’t a difference-maker, but it still came with some controversy. During the second period of the Bruins’ matchup with the Blue Jackets on Saturday, Dougie Hamilton sent the puck toward Columbus’ net, where it deflected off Chris Kelly and into the spectator netting at Nationwide Arena. Under NHL rules, the play should...
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Kevin Garnett Expands Taunting Repertoire, Blows In David West’s Face (GIF)

Kevin Garnett pulled a Lance Stephenson on Saturday — against one of Stephenson former teammates. During a game between Garnett’s Brooklyn Nets and the Indiana Pacers, the veteran big man took a moment to get under the skin of Pacers forward David West. West, unsurprisingly, was not amused. This embed is invalid" /> Who says you can’t teach...
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Milan Lucic, Dalton Prout Engage In Lengthy, Entertaining Fight (Video)

The much-anticipated rematch between Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic and Columbus Blue Jackets defensemen Dalton Prout occurred in the second period of Saturday night’s game at Nationwide Arena. Less than three minutes into the period, they dropped their gloves in the Blue Jackets zone for one of the most entertaining fights of the season, with both players landing some powerful...
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South Shore Kings Edge Somerville In First Round Of TD Bank Mini 1-On-1

Somerville and the South Shore Kings fought a battle between two tough goaltenders in the squirts (10-and-under boys) division of the TD Bank Mini 1-on-1 tournament, but the Kings were able to pull out a 1-0 win. After his teammate Aiden Johnson missed the first shot, Somerville goalie Jack Donovan made a sweet save on Brady Berard’s first attempt...
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Bruins Look To Take Advantage Of Blue Jackets’ Comeback Struggles (Video)

If the Boston Bruins can take a lead into the second or third period Saturday, they might just be able to lock up a win against the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Blue Jackets have struggled mightily in come-from-behind situations this season, collecting just three points in games where they trailed after the first period and zero when they trailed after the...
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Loui Eriksson, Brad Marchand Heating Up For Bruins After Slow Start (Video)

The Boston Bruins got off to a slow start this season, but there were a lot of positives going into their Christmas break. Among those positives are the performances of Loui Eriksson and Brad Marchand. The two wingers have stepped up in recent games, giving the Bruins reason to believe that they can turn this season around. Eriksson has six goals — including...
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Bruins-Blue Jackets Live: Niklas Svedberg Starts In Net For Boston

6:45 pm: The Boston Bruins have won three of their last four games and will aim to continue their climb up the Eastern Conference standings when they play the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena on Saturday night. Backup goalie Niklas Svedberg will start for the Bruins. He’s 4-4-0 with a .925 save percentage and a 2.24 goals against average in 10 appearances. He beat the...
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Patriots Place Alfonzo Dennard On IR, Sign Josh Boyce From Practice Squad

The New England Patriots made a few roster moves prior to their Sunday matchup with the Buffalo Bills. Alfonzo Dennard was placed on injured reserve Saturday after suffering a hamstring injury in practice. The 25-year-old cornerback was a starter to begin the season but was a healthy scratch for most of the second half. He had already been ruled out...
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