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Watch Boston Celtics-Minnesota Timberwolves Game Online (Live Stream)

The Rajon Rondo-less Boston Celtics host Andrew Wiggins and the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET, and NBC Sports Live Extra is streaming the game online and through their app for Xfinity and Time Warner Cable customers. You can watch it by clicking the photo below. Photo via Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled under: Live Stream
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Celtics-Timberwolves Live: Post-Rajon Rondo Era Begins In Boston

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Jaguars Player Nets $600K Bonus With Final Play On ‘Thursday Night Football’

The Jacksonville Jaguars-Tennessee Titans “Thursday Night Football” matchup wasn’t the most exciting thing going on Thursday, but it was a big night for one Jags player. On the last play of Thursday night’s game, Jags defensive tackle Sen’Derrick Marks sacked Titans QB Charlie Whitehurst to close out the game, and the win for Jacksonville. The play also netted Marks an...
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Matt Chatham: Matt Patricia Having Huge Impact On Patriots’ Defense

This embed is invalid" /> The New England Patriots’ defense is playing at a championship level. It’s time to give credit where it’s due. One could point to several players as being difference-makers on this year’s Pats defense. Seemingly lost in the shuffle is the work of defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, who former Patriots linebacker Matt...
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Ex-Jets Player Josh Thomas Had Jets Playbook, Passport Stolen

Josh Thomas lost an iPad with some extremely sensitive information on it earlier this week. The cornerback tweeted on Monday that his bag was stolen, and inside that bag was his New York Jets playbook on a team-issued iPad, and his passport, among other items. Please return stolen articles. At least return my passport and playbook. #Jets #JetsNation #HappyHolidays #Christmas...
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Bruins-Jets Preview: Boston Ends Road Trip Against Injury-Ravaged Winnipeg

The Boston Bruins have dealt with several injuries on the blue line this season, but the Winnipeg Jets are currently in a much worse situation. Winnipeg’s top four defensemen — Jacob Trouba, Mark Stuart, Tobias Enstrom and Zach Bogosian — all are injured and unavailable to head coach Paul Maurice for Friday night’s game against the Bruins at the MTS Centre. The Jets made...
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Reports: Red Sox, Padres Nearing Will Middlebrooks-Ryan Hanigan Trade

This embed is invalid" /> Two of this offseason’s busiest teams are about to cross paths. The Red Sox and Padres are nearing a trade that would send catcher Ryan Hanigan to Boston and third baseman Will Middlebrooks to San Diego, a source told Yahoo! Sports Jeff Passan. WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford, who is hearing the same thing from a major league...
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Duron Harmon Shining In Patriots Specialized Role After Strong Offseason

Duron Harmon’s second-year leap flew under the radar until Sunday. Harmon has been a key contributor for the New England Patriots as the team’s No. 2 free safety, but he’d gone unnoticed until picking off Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill in Week 15. Harmon returned the interception 60 yards, setting up a key Patriots touchdown. That Harmon has been invisible to the...
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Report: Ex-Boston Red Sox David Ross To Sign With San Diego Padres

This embed is invalid" /> David Ross isn’t returning to Boston or following Jon Lester to Chicago. Ross is signing with the San Diego Padres, according to CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman. The veteran catcher was choosing between the Red Sox, Cubs and Padres as of Wednesday evening, according to WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford. The Red Sox still need a backup...
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Patriots Practice Report: Julian Edelman Participates With Concussion

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots had perfect attendance Friday for the second consecutive practice. Julian Edelman participated in practice despite a concussion. Edelman was limited Wednesday and Thursday with head and thigh injuries. His status for Sunday’s game against the New York Jets will be detailed in Friday’s practice participation and injury report, which...
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Jameer Nelson Feels ‘Truly Blessed’ To Join Celtics In Rajon Rondo Trade

You won’t hear Jameer Nelson complaining about the hand he was dealt. The veteran NBA point guard became a member of the Boston Celtics on Thursday as part of the trade that sent Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks. Suddenly, Nelson has gone from a team in contention to a team very much in rebuilding mode. A lot of players in his position might gripe...
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Reports: Justin Upton Traded To Padres; Braves Acquiring Prospects

This embed is invalid" /> The San Diego Padres are stocking up on outfielders. The Padres have agreed to a trade with the Atlanta Braves for outfielder Justin Upton, according to multiple reports. San Diego already acquired outfielders Matt Kemp and Wil Myers this week before landing Upton. The Braves will acquire left-hander Max Fried, second baseman...
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Celtics Assistant Coach Walter McCarty’s Larceny Charge To Be Dismissed

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — Boston Celtics assistant coach Walter McCarty has agreed to pay more than $20,000 to a contractor for the purchase and installation of kitchen cabinets, and in exchange a larceny charge will be dismissed. The MetroWest Daily News reports that under a deal reached in court Thursday, the 40-year-old McCarty has until Dec. 31 to pay the...
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Report: No teams interested in trading for Lance Stephenson

While folks in Boston debate whether the Celtics got fleeced in the Rajon Rondo trade, at least the Celts were able to find a buyer for their polarizing star. The Charlotte Hornets weren’t so fortunate.   The Hornets have decided to keep mercurial shooting guard Lance Stephenson “for now,” ESPN.com reports, mainly due to lack of interest around the league. Seven teams...
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Jon Lester ‘Probably’ Would Have Accepted $120M Offer From Red Sox In Spring

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox are left to wonder what could have been. Jon Lester signed a six-year, $155 million contract with the Chicago Cubs last week. The Red Sox were the runners-up in the Lester free agency sweepstakes, but it’s possible Boston could have signed the left-hander to a contract extension last spring if they offered...
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Rajon Rondo Played One Last Game Of ‘Connect 4′ As Celtic Before Trade

Before Rajon Rondo left town Thursday, there was one last thing he had to do. Rondo, who was traded to the Dallas Mavericks as part of a five-player deal, played one final game of “Connect 4″ as a member of the Boston Celtics during a community appearance Thursday. He and his family played his favorite game with patients at Boston Children’s Hospital...
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Kevin Durant Sprains Ankle As Thunder Fall To Warriors; X-Rays Negative

OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr could only shake his head and grin while Kevin Durant put on the best performance of his young season in the first half. Kerr and the Warriors were a lot happier they didn’t have to deal with Durant in the second half. Stephen Curry had 34 points and nine assists, and the Warriors rallied from...
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Amica Coverage Play Of The Week: Reilly Smith Or Craig Cunningham?

NESN.com staff will pick the two or three best Amica Coverage Plays of the previous week for games played from Friday night to Thursday night. Voting will begin every Friday at 10 a.m. ET and conclude Monday. Vote for the Coverage Play of the Week and you will be entered for a chance to win a team jersey courtesy of the Pro Shop at TD Garden. First read the official rules, then completely...
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Patriots’ Defensive Stats Don’t Tell Whole Story Of Unit’s Dominance (Mailbag)

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton could become a folk hero in New England with a win Monday night. Patriots fans will be watching intently as the Denver Broncos travel to Cincinnati to play the Bengals. The Patriots can lock up home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with a win over the New York Jets on Sunday and a Broncos loss. Locking up the No. 1 seed early would...
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Report: Ex-Red Sox Jake Peavy, Giants Agree To Two-Year, $24M Contract

This embed is invalid" /> Jake Peavy will look to add to his cable car collection. Peavy has agreed to a two-year, $24 million contract with the San Francisco Giants, according to multiple reports. The veteran pitcher finished his 2014 season with the Giants, who won their third World Series title in five years. Peavy will earn base salaries of $7...
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Tom Brady, Patriots Huge Favorites Over Rex Ryan, New York Jets

The New England Patriots will play their final road game of the regular season when they face the New York Jets in Week 16. The Patriots are around an 11-point favorite at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The moneyline opened with New England at -470, but it is now at -550. New York opened at +400, and is now between +415 and +430. The total is set...
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Mark Cuban finalized Rondo trade on "Colbert Report' set

If you watched the final episode of “The Colbert Report” on Thursday night, you might have caught Mark Cuban among the random assemblage of famous people singing “We’ll Meet Again” to the show’s host. As it turns out, Cuban was multi-tasking. From #Colbert Farewell: @MarkCuban finalized Rondo deal in green room, sitting w/Waterston, Daniels, me + dismaying UN Amb...
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Rajon Rondo after trade: My love for Celtics fans is 'unmatched'

A reflective Rajon Rondo took to Twitter late Thursday night.     Rondo, who was traded to the Dallas Mavericks hours before, professed his love for the Boston Celtics organization and its fans through a series of tweets. The All-Star point guard spent the first eight-plus years of his career in Boston, winning an NBA championship in 2008. Rondo now will join the likes of Dirk...
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‘Hoosiers’ Ranked Sixth Among NESN.com’s Top 10 Sports Movies

Editor’s note: In the spirit of holiday movie-watching, we asked NESN.com readers to vote for their favorite sports film of all time. The debate was fierce, but the votes spoke for themselves. Finishing sixth among NESN.com readers’ top 10 sports movies of all time: “Hoosiers.” This embed is invalid" /> Why it’s a top-10 sports movie: Basketball...
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Fantasy Football: Matt Ryan, Peyton Manning Among Week 16 Starts, Sits

Winning your fantasy football league requires a good amount of skill and a whole lot of luck. It also requires taking risks. If you’ve come this far, chances are you’ve had all three of those things. But your toughest task might come in Week 16. A general tenet in fantasy football is to stick with your star players and avoid the temptation of swapping...
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