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Lamar Miller’s 97-Yard TD Vs. Jets Was Longest Run In Dolphins History (GIF)

Lamar Miller entered Sunday needing 79 rushing yards to reach 1,000 on the season. He only needed one carry to take care of that. In the third quarter against the New York Jets, the Miami Dolphins running back took the handoff at his own 3-yard line and went nearly untouched for a 97-yard touchdown run. We’re guessing that’s not how the Jets defense drew it up. Miller’s impressive...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Brady: Patriots’ Offense Still Has Confidence Despite Recent Struggles

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots are lucky that they don’t believe in momentum. The Patriots were fortunate to come out of Week 16 with a win over the New York Jets despite scoring just 17 points, but their struggling offense wasn’t so lucky Sunday, falling to the Buffalo Bills 17-9 at home. It was the first time the Patriots haven’t scored a touchdown at home since...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

J.J. Watt Becomes First Player With Multiple 20-Sack Seasons, Makes MVP Case

The Houston Texans just missed their shot at the playoffs, but J.J. Watt made a case to be named NFL MVP. Watt recorded three sacks in the Texans’ 23-17 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, bringing his season total to 20.5. While that’s not the league’s best — Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston took that honor Sunday with 22 — Watt became the first player...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick Will ‘Be All Right’ After Post-Game Meeting With Trainers

FOXBORO, Mass. — Don’t worry New England Patriots fans, Bill Belichick says he is fine. The New England Patriots head coach delayed his post-game news conference to meet with the training staff but said he we would “be all right.” “I just want to apologize to everybody,” Belichick said in a later conference call. “I didn’t want to hold anybody up here today. I had...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Aaron Rodgers Carted To Locker Room After Calf Injury Vs. Lions (GIF)

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been taken to the locker room after apparently hurting his left calf while throwing a touchdown pass in the second quarter Sunday against the Detroit Lions. Rodgers appeared to reach for the back of his left leg before spending a few seconds on the ground in pain after scrambling before finding Randall Cobb for a 4-yard score...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Garoppolo On The Move, Under Pressure In Second Half For Patriots

FOXBORO, Mass. — If Jimmy Garoppolo gave his offensive line any Christmas presents, he might want to request them back. The rookie quarterback started the second half of the New England Patriots’ Week 17 matchup against the Buffalo Bills with starter Tom Brady resting on the bench. Garoppolo was under constant pressure behind an offensive line that has struggling as of late and...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Ray Allen is leaning toward retirement

There likely are a number of NBA teams that would love to have Ray Allen’s services. Unfortunately, it appears they all might be out of luck. The 39-year-old free agent is leaning towards retiring from the NBA rather than attempting to sign with a team for the second half of the season, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported recently, via ESPN Cleveland. Allen last played for the...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick Delays Press Conference To Meet With Trainers; ‘Nothing Serious’

FOXBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots fans and reporteres will have to wait to hear from head coach Bill Belichick. elichick delayed his press conference with the media to meet with the Patriots’ training staff. Patriots VP of media relations Stacey James said the situation was “nothing serious.” Belichick would have been held up 30 or 40 minutes, and it would be easier...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

DeMarco Murray, Dez Bryant set Cowboys records in win

The Dallas Cowboys’ offense had a record-breaking day on Sunday against the Washington Redskins. At the end of the first quarter, DeMarco Murray and Dez Bryant broke two Cowboys records on consecutive plays. Murray took off on a 32-yard run, giving him 1,798 rushing yards on the season to top Emmitt Smith’s 1,773. Murray brought his single-season rushing total to 1,866...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Luck Pulls A Tom Brady, Is Left Hanging On High Five (Video)

Move over Tom Brady, there’s a new sheriff who can’t get teammates to high five him in town. Andrew Luck was pumped up during Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans, and the Indianapolis Colts quarterback just wanted someone to share his excitement with. Unfortunately, Andrew Jackson wasn’t interested. The linebacker inadvertently blew off Luck, leaving him hanging and...
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Jamie Collins, Danny Amendola Star In Patriots’ Meaningless Loss To Bills

FOXBORO, Mass. — Streaks are meant to be broken. The Buffalo Bills beat the New England Patriots for the first time ever at Gillette Stadium and for the first time in Foxboro since 2000. Even backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo’s fourth-quarter heroics weren’t enough to catch the Bills. Despite the Patriots’ sloppy 17-9 loss, there were some bright moments. Check out who shined...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston: I Would Throw Vs. Any Defender, Even Richard Sherman

Jameis Winston hasn’t even been drafted into the NFL, but he’s already picking fights with the league’s top defensive backs. Winston and Florida State take on Oregon in the Rose Bowl on Thursday, and the Ducks’ secondary already took a huge hit two weeks before the big game when All-American cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu tore his ACL in practice on...
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Bruins Place Matt Fraser On Waivers, Recall Jordan Caron From Providence

The Boston Bruins made a couple of moves one day after getting dominated by the Columbus Blue Jackets 6-2. The Bruins placed Matt Fraser on waivers, as first reported by TSN’s Darren Dreger. Teams have until noon Monday to claim the 24-year-old forward. Fraser must clear waivers in order for the team to reassign him to the AHL, but Claude Julien says sending him down to Providence...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Harbaugh rumors affecting Mich. basketball ticket prices?

Jim Harbaugh could save Michigan football, but it’s the basketball program he’s already doing wonders for. If the rumors and speculation are accurate, 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...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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 on 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...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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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December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

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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December 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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