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Report: Matt Kemp Trade Held Up Due To Outfielder’s Arthritis In Hips

This embed is invalid" /> Matt Kemp’s physical is causing a stir. The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to trade Kemp to the San Diego Padres at last week’s Major League Baseball winter meetings. However, the deal has hit a snag because Kemp’s pre-trade physical revealed the outfielder has arthritis in both hips, according to USA TODAY’s Bob Nightengale...
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Dallas Mavericks Follow Rajon Rondo On Twitter As Trade Plot Thickens

It’s pretty much official now. Rajon Rondo is going to the Dallas Mavericks. We know because Twitter said so. The Mavericks either jumped the gun on a potential trade with the Boston Celtics or pulled off an epic subtle troll job on the basketball-watching universe Thursday when they followed Rondo on Twitter. Basketball Insiders’ Alex Kennedy had the keen eye. The Mavs followed...
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Report: Lakers offered Nash, draft picks for Rondo

It reportedly will take a rather hefty offer to convince the Boston Celtics to part ways with Rajon Rondo. This one probably won’t get the job done. The Los Angeles Lakers have offered the Celtics a package of point guard Steve Nash and “multiple draft picks” in exchange for Rondo, sources told ESPN.com’s Ramona Shelburne on Thursday. Rondo obviously would help the flailing...
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Michael Jordan’s Game-Worn Shoes From UNC Sell For Over $33K At Auction

Before Michael Jordan rocked his own brand on his feet, he sported some stylish Converse sneakers in his college days. Unsurprisingly, those shoes he wore when he played for the University of North Carolina fetched a good chunk of change at an auction recently. According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, Grey Flannel Auctions put up a pair of Jordan’s autographed game-worn shoes, and...
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Bob McKenzie Breaks Down Boston Bruins’ Potential Trade Targets (Video)

The Boston Bruins are looking for reinforcements. TSN hockey insider Bob McKenzie appeared on NBC Sports during Wednesday’s game between the Bruins and Minnesota Wild. McKenzie discussed several potential trade targets for the B’s, whom he says are looking for a right wing to play alongside David Krejci and Milan Lucic. The Bruins have expressed interest in Buffalo Sabres forward...
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Tom Brady's TD celebrations frighten teammates

Hopefully a too-eager Tom Brady didn’t cause wide receiver Julian Edelman’s concussion. New England Patriots players explained to The Wall Street Journal that they always have to be prepared for the quarterback’s patented touchdown celebration. “All of a sudden he’s a foot away from you, head-butting you three times,” wideout Brandon LaFell told Kevin Clark. “I’m...
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Bo Pelini Rips Nebraska AD In Speech To Players: He ‘Has No Integrity’

The University of Nebraska was not happy with Bo Pelini, enough so to fire him as the Cornhuskers’ head football coach on Nov. 30 after seven seasons. Apparently the feeling is mutual. In an end-of-year meeting with his players on Dec. 2, Pelini blasted Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst in a profanity-laced rant, according to the Omaha World...
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Jets QB Michael Vick Uses Tom Brady When He Plays ‘Madden’ (Video)

Like most NFL players, Michael Vick enjoys playing the ‘Madden’ NFL video game, probably unlike most other NFL players, Vick doesn’t actually play as himself. Vick was in New York City to donate shoes to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harlem before the holidays, and in a TMZ video he recounted his favorite Christmas memory — getting his first Nintendo on Christmas morning...
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Celtics Notes: Gerald Wallace Talks Rondo; Marcus Smart Back At Practice

WALTHAM, Mass. — Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to trade season. The rumor mill is a’churning in the NBA, and the star attraction is, of course, Rajon Rondo. Reports have been circulating since Wednesday night that the Boston Celtics are in talks with several teams about potentially moving the point guard, with the Dallas Mavericks reportedly furthest along in negotiations. Rondo’s...
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Patriots Practice Report: Julian Edelman Participates Despite Concussion

FOXBORO, Mass. — There’s still a chance that Julian Edelman could play Sunday against the New York Jets, despite suffering a concussion. The New England Patriots wide receiver was present at practice Thursday, which means it’s unlikely that he suffered his concussion Wednesday during practice. Edelman was limited in the Patriots’ first practice session of the week with a...
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Bears Safety: I’d Rather ‘Die 10, 15 Years Earlier’ Than Not Play In NFL

This embed is invalid" /> Chicago Bears safety Chris Conte is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for football. Conte has been diagnosed with two concussions this season at a time when the NFL is taking a proactive approach to raising concussion awareness. But the four-year veteran hardly sounds concerned about the long-term health risks of playing...
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Bruins-Wild Notes: Carl Soderberg, Loui Eriksson Provide Much-Needed Scoring

The Boston Bruins scored three goals for just the third time in the last 15 games in a 3-2 road win over the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday night. The Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Reilly Smith line had been Boston’s only consistent trio entering Wednesday, with a combined 18 points (seven goals, 11 assists) in the last seven games. Bergeron continued his line’s recent scoring...
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Saints pose legitimate threat to any playoff team

The New Orleans Saints are in control of their own destiny. After a blowout win against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, the Saints regained control of the lowly NFC South. With a win against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday coupled with a Carolina Panthers loss, the Saints will win the division, and former NFL-er Chris Snee believes this is a team that is getting hot at the right time...
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Celtics co-owner: 2024 Olympics would be 'boon for Beantown'

Bringing the 2024 Summer Olympics to Boston would be “transformative” and would “set the course for what we want our city and the commonwealth to look like for decades to come,” the co-chair of Boston’s 2024 finance committee writes.   Stephen Pagliuca, better known around Boston as co-owner and managing partner of the Celtics, wrote an article posted on BankerandTradesman...
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Report: Ex-Red Sox Jake Peavy Drawing Interest From Giants, Two Others

This embed is invalid" /> Jake Peavy recently acknowledged he has “a lot to prove” in 2015. A few teams are interested in potentially having the free-agent right-hander prove himself on their watch. Peavy is drawing interest from the San Francisco Giants, Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins, sources told FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. Rosenthal adds...
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Danny Ainge: Celtics 'having a lot of discussions' about trades

If you expected Danny Ainge to address the Rajon Rondo trade rumors directly in his Thursday radio appearance, well, you should have known better. The Boston Celtics president of basketball operations did not comment on recent reports that the Dallas Mavericks are making a hard push for his star point guard, but he did note that the Celtics — like most NBA teams around this...
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Jaguars Open As Favorite For First Time In 42 Games In Matchup Vs. Titans

The Jacksonville Jaguars host the Tennessee Titans on “Thursday Night Football,” with a top-four draft pick potentially on the line. Jacksonville opened as a field-goal favorite, and the line has climbed to 3.5 points on the Week 16 NFL betting lines. The total is set at 40.5 points. The Jaguars are 2-12 straight up and 4-9-1 against the spread on the season. Thursday marks the...
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Report: Rajon Rondo ‘Open’ To Re-Signing With Mavericks, Rockets

Rajon Rondo could be headed to the Lone Star State. The Boston Celtics point guard is likely on his way out of town with the team in serious talks with the Dallas Mavericks about a swap that would potentially give Boston a first-round draft pick and center Brandan Wright. The Houston Rockets have also emerged as suitors, with the New York Knicks, Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles...
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NFL Week 16 Picks: Antonio Cromartie, Cardinals Welcome Seahawks To Town

Pride is on the line in the NFL season’s penultimate week. Pride and playoff positioning, that is. Thirteen games on the slate could impact seeding, division titles or who even makes the postseason field. The New England Patriots are trying to sew up home-field advantage throughout the playoffs in the AFC, while five teams are in the hunt for the same...
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Report: David Ross, Craig Breslow Still Free-Agent Options For Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> Jon Lester isn’t walking through that door. But a couple of other Boston Red Sox free agents could return. Catcher David Ross and reliever Craig Breslow still are in the mix for the Red Sox, according to WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford. Boston reportedly has competition for both players’ services. A major league source told...
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5-Year-Old Kid Sends His $1 Allowance To Try To Save UAB Football (Photos)

Football at Alabama-Birmingham is no more, but that didn’t stop one young kid from doing all he could to save the program. According to Brett Edgerton of ESPN.com, 5-year-old Bennett Williams of Dublin, Ohio, began rooting for UAB when he discovered their mascot is a pretty sweet looking dragon. Although he follows in his parent’s footstops of rooting for Ohio State, the youngster...
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Rajon Rondo Trade Buzz: Celtics Point Guard Texas-Bound?

Rajon Rondo is halfway out the door in Boston, according to multiple reports, putting Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge on the precipice of dismantling the last of the franchise’s most recent championship era. The Celtics are in substantive talks with the Dallas Mavericks to complete a trade that would bring a package centered around...
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Ex-Red Sox Ryan Kalish Signs Minor League Contract With Blue Jays

A once-promising Boston Red Sox prospect has joined an American League East foe. Former Red Sox outfielder Ryan Kalish signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Blue Jays, the Jays announced Wednesday. Kalish will receive an invitation to major league spring training as part of the deal. Kalish, who turns 27 in March, was drafted by the Red Sox in 2006. He turned heads...
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Dolphins CB: Brady needs to 'wake up' about playing into 40s

          This embed is invalid   " /> Cortland Finnegan comes bearing coffee.   Finnegan is aware that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady wants to play into his 40s. The Miami Dolphins cornerback just doesn’t think such a scenario is plausible. “He’s asleep,” Finnegan recently told The Palm Beach Post. “Tell him to wake up from whatever...
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Rex Ryan Feigns Offense Over Tom Brady’s Swearing On Sideline

The New York Jets might be a miserable 3-11 this season, but Rex Ryan’s sense of humor remains intact. The head coach, who has been known to drop an F-bomb or two in his day, cracked a few jokes during Wednesday’s press conference about Tom Brady’s potty mouth. The New England Patriots quarterback has been shown numerous times throughout the season cursing like a sailor on...
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