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Celtics-Grizzlies Live: Paul Pierce, Celts Try to Halt Skid, But Will Have to Grind for Win in Memphis

8 a.m. ET: Jason Terry is not the sympathetic type. When he saw teammate Courtney Lee writhing in pain on the floor late in Friday’s loss in Dallas, Terry’s thought was a bit harsh. “Get your [butt] up,” Terry thought to himself, as he told reporters. Lee did not get up, at least not under his own power, and his status for Saturday’s game in Memphis is unclear. If Lee cannot...
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March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

NCAA Tournament Live: Harvard Looks to Continue Cinderella Story, Wichita State Takes on No. 1 Seed Gonzaga

8 a.m. ET: People want to see upsets and March Madness has given the people what they want so far. Thursday’s matchups showed that this year’s field has no clear-cut dominant team, as No. 1 seeded Gonzaga barely survived Southern and California shocked fifth-seeded UNLV. From 40-point blowouts to last-second heroics to history being made, the first couple of days of the NCAA...
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March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Hockey East Tournament Final Live: Boston University Set to Take on UMass-Lowell at TD Garden

8 a.m. ET: The Jack Parker farewell tour will continue for at least another day. Parker’s Boston University Terriers scored five consecutive goals to take down three-time defending Hockey East champion Boston College in the conference semifinals Friday night, setting up a matchup with No. 1 seed UMass Lowell in Saturday night’s title game. River Hawks freshman Connor Hellebuyck...
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March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Pirates Live: Clay Buchholz Takes Hill for Sox in Fort Myers

8 a.m. ET:  Few Red Sox players have had better springs than Clay Buchholz, and the wiry right-hander will get his latest chance to continue his effective spring Saturday. Buchholz takes the mound on Saturday afternoon at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers against the Pittsburgh Pirates as the spring schedule continues to wind down. The club has about a week of spring training games left...
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March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Stephen Drew Glad to Be Back on Field While Red Sox Mull Opening Day Options (Video)

If, like Stephen Drew, you’ve never had a concussion before, it can be a really scary thing. Drew admits he barely even knew what the symptoms of a concussion were before being struck in the head with a pitch this spring. After a couple days he expected the worst to go away, but when problems lingered he began to wonder what was going on. Luckily, after seeing improving symptoms...
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March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett Needs Help From Celtics Teammates to Defend Aggressive Pick-and-Roll Opponents

The Celtics’ scrambling was admirable, if not exactly effective, as they dashed around the court trying to match up with Mavericks players on defense. They were getting picked apart in a performance reminiscent of Tiago Splitter‘s breakout game at TD Garden earlier this season, but at least they were making a good show of it. Then Vince Carter hopped in the Way Back Machine —...
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March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Mixed Martial Arts Takes Cue From Baseball, Jumps on Analytics Bandwagon

Moneyball may have opened many people’s eyes to the world of sabermetrics, but the statistics trend is expanding way beyond baseball. Analytics are encompassing most professional sports, with perhaps the most surprising one being mixed martial arts. Yes, even MMA is now jumping on the bandwagon and taking a cue from baseball. MMA joins the likes of hockey, soccer and basketball...
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

LeBron James Gives Shout-Out to Marshall Henderson, Ole Miss Guard Reacts Accordingly

Marshall Henderson may have more enemies than fans in the college basketball world, but not many of his critics can say they’ve received a personal shout-out from LeBron James. The free-shooting, free-speaking guard from Ole Miss struggled in the first half of Friday’s matchup against Wisconsin, shooting only 1-11 from the field. But that didn’t stop the controversial star...
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis’ ‘Hear it Straight From the Brow’ Commercial Raises Some Eyebrows (Video)

If Anthony Davis‘ unibrow didn’t inspire fear before, now it should. Davis — who trademarked his fearsome unibrow and and a couple related catch phrases before being drafted No.1 by the New Orleans Hornets in the 2012 NBA draft — features his unibrow shrugging abilities in a Boost Mobile commercial promoting the NBA Game Time application. The emphatic shot blocker holds the...
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Ray Williams Passes Away, Former NBA Player Was Helped Out of Homelessness by Larry Bird, Kevin McHale

Ray Williams, a 10-year NBA veteran who played two stints with the New York Knicks and one with the Boston Celtics, passed away on Friday. The Knicks announced Williams’ passing at age 58, mentioning that they brought him to New York City during his final days. The son of another NBA player, Gus Williams, a colon cancer screening had revealed an advanced tumor about a month ago...
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

New Mexico Beat Writer Quits Job Via Column After Lobos Loss to Harvard Thursday

There’s a big difference between a journalist and your run-of-the-mill blogger — objectivity. While journalists (generally) abide by an ethical code that’s maintained to keep the integrity of their work, bloggers tend to get emotionally involved with their subject. Case in point is Dennis Latta, a New Mexico Lobos beat writer for Loboland.com. According to Latta, he’s been...
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March 22, 2013  |  1 Comment

Vote: What Is the Most Memorable Moment of the 2012-13 Hockey East Season?

The 2012-13 Hockey East season was a memorable one all around — and one that culminated with a surprise ending. UMass-Lowell became the first team outside of the foursome of Boston College, Boston University, Maine and Providence to come out on top of the regular season. Yes, the Riverhawks bested powerhouses like Jack Parker’s squad and Johnny Gaudreau‘s BC linemates to make...
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Adrian Wilson Set to Deliver on Promise, Sending Year’s Supply of Pampers to Kyle Arrington (Photo)

Adrian Wilson hasn’t been a member of the Patriots for long, but he’s already providing one teammate with help in coverage. Wilson has worn No. 24 throughout his NFL career, but he knew he’d have to do some convincing for the current No. 24 Kyle Arrington to give up his jersey. So, the veteran safety offered Arrington, who recently became a new father, a year’s supply of...
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley Jr.’s Talent Is Obvious, But Sending Him to Minors Remains Red Sox’ Best Option (Podcast)

Jackie Bradley Jr. would be a lock for the Red Sox’ Opening Day roster if the decision was based solely on his spring training performance. The decision is not, however, so the Sox must weigh multiple variables in deciding the young outfielder’s fate. Bradley has been tearing up the Grapefruit League this spring, causing many of the prospect’s supporters to get very vocal....
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss
IT'S A DISGRACE

Harvard stripped of Quiz Bowl titles

Harvard was the talk of the NCAA Tournament, but the school is also being discussed for being stripped of Quiz Bowl titles.

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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB’s Lawsuit Against Biogenesis Clinic Silly, Raises Questions About League’s Motives

You know that once-wronged friend who gets so caught up in seeking revenge that it turns him or her into an obnoxious and irrational person? That’s Major League Baseball, and it needs to chill out. Major League Baseball has filed a lawsuit against the South Florida-based Biogenesis clinic that allegedly distributed performance-enhancing drugs to a number of big leaguers, including...
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Ravens Will Open Season on Road, Meaning Patriots Will Not Be Week 1 Opponent

The Baltimore Ravens were unable to come to an agreement with the Baltimore Orioles this week to settle their scheduling dispute, meaning the defending Super Bowl champs won’t be opening the season at home after all. The Super Bowl champion has opened the NFL season at home for over a decade now, but the Ravens announced on Friday they won’t be partaking in the annual tradition...
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh Fears Colin Kaepernick Is Getting Too Jacked (Video)

The 49ers rode Colin Kaepernick‘s right arm to within a few yards of a Super Bowl title last season, but now head coach Jim Harbaugh is worried that arm might be getting a little too big. Soon after their Super Bowl loss, Kaepernick fled to CES Performance in Atlanta to begin his offseason regiment and begin preparing for the 2013 NFL season. But Kaepernick’s plan included a...
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Jerry Sandusky Jailhouse Interviews to Be Aired on NBC’s ‘Today’ Show

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — NBC plans to air excerpts of jailhouse interviews with former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky next week that were given to a documentary filmmaker working on a defense of Joe Paterno. The network said in the segment, to be broadcast Monday on the Today show, the convicted sex offender will give his account of the encounters that landed him in prison...
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Eastern Illinois Running Back Bobby Pettis Arrested for Robbing Jimmy John’s Delivery Man (Photo)

Some people will do just about anything for a delicious Jimmy John’s sandwich. Eastern Illinois running back Bobby Pettis was apparently willing to go to jail for one, according to the Charleston Illinois Police Department. At around 3 a.m. on March 22, officers responded to a report of an armed robbery involving a driver for Jimmy John’s sandwich shop, a knife and apparently...
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss
TAKE THAT, RAVENS

Orioles say team will not move game

Due to a dispute over the use of a shared parking lot, the Orioles have announced the team will not move the time of a game to accommodate the Ravens' season opener.

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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Colton Orr Fights Patrick Kaleta, Bags 29 Penalty Minutes In Just Two Seconds of Ice Time (Video)

Hockey fights are very common, but what is not are the significant events that took place in Buffalo on Thursday night. Colton Orr, who has a total of 1,026 penalty minutes in his 11-year career, recorded 29 minutes in just two seconds of playing time on Thursday. The Maple Leafs’ right winger not only served two minutes for cross-checking Buffalo’s Patrick Kaleta, but he also...
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Colton Orr Fights Pat Kaleta, Bags 29 Penalty Minutes In Just Two Seconds of Ice Time (Video)

Hockey fights are very common, but what is not are the significant events that took place in Buffalo on Thursday night. Colton Orr, who has a total of 1,026 penalty minutes in his 11-year career, recorded 29 minutes in just two seconds of playing time on Thursday. The Maple Leafs’ right winger not only served two minutes for cross-checking Buffalo’s Patrick Kaleta, but he also...
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Allie LaForce Takes National Stage As CBS Journey Continues With March Madness Sideline Reporting (Videos)

Allie LaForce has taken the center stage for March’s most prized event, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Laforce, who co-hosts CBS Sports Network’s show Leading Off with Doug Gottlieb, was assigned to a sideline reporting position for this year’s NCAA Tournament. The 24-year-old is no stranger to the bright lights. In 2005, she was honored with Miss Ohio Teen USA and...
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Rick Porcello Shouldn’t Be Target for Red Sox, Nor Should Tigers Be Anxious to Trade Young Right-Hander

Rick Porcello is still young enough that he could hold some untapped potential. That doesn’t exactly mean trading for him would be the wisest decision, though. Porcello has been the subject of trade rumors all offseason. Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski on Thursday denied sending out any proposals involving the right-hander, but he claimed that his “phone has been ringing...
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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