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Rajon Rondo Watched Patriots’ Monday Night Football Game From Sideline Wearing Wes Welker Jersey (Photo)

The stars were out in force on Monday night when the Patriots took on the Texans at Gillette Stadium. Rajon Rondo decided to take in the Monday Night Football game with the best seats in the house. The Celtics’ point guard wore a Wes Welker jersey while roaming the sidelines during the Patriots-Texans game, where he was joined by his coach Doc Rivers and actor Mark Wahlberg. Fortunately...
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Donte Stallworth Finally Adds Long Awaited Deep Threat to Patriots’ Passing Game

FOXBORO, Mass. — Donte Stallworth‘s return to the Patriots came under some unfortunate circumstances. But the veteran receiver made the most of his homecoming, leaving a big mark on maybe the “biggest game of the year.” Julian Edelman‘s season-ending injury was an ill-fated reality that the Patriots, and Stallworth himself, had to deal with heading into the stretch run...
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Paul Tagliabue Returns Some Semblance of Democracy to NFL With Ruling to Vindicate Saints Players

Since Paul Tagliabue retired as NFL commissioner in 2006, the league has undertaken the direction of something most closely compared to a dictatorship. Roger Goodell, who was chosen as Tagliabue’s successor, has had considerably more to deal with in his now six-year term as commissioner, but he’s also instituted much harsher and more stringent policies than ever before seen...
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Report: Braylon Edwards Re-Signs With Jets One Week After Calling Front Office ‘Idiots’

The Jets are truly a one-of-a-kind organization. Can you imagine a former Patriots player calling Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft ”idiots”, and then re-signing with the team a week later? Of course not. But that’s exactly the kind of thing the Jets do. The Jets claimed Braylon Edwards off waivers from the Seahawks and were granted his rights, according to Manish Mehta of...
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Report: Red Sox Interested in Nick Swisher, Could Be ‘Fallback Plan’ If Team Can’t Sign Josh Hamilton

The Red Sox don’t sound like they’re done making moves this offseason, and they may not be done putting the finishing touches on what would be their 2013 lineup. ESPN.com reports that the Red Sox are indeed interested in free-agent outfielder Nick Swisher, who remains on the open market. According to the report, Swisher is being viewed as a “fallback plan” in case the Sox...
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Report: Gary DiSarcina to Manage Triple-A Pawtucket

Gary DiSarcina is coming back home to New England. The Billerica, Mass. native has been hired to manage Triple-A Pawtucket, according to CSNNE.com and confirmed by Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times. DiSarcina, who was drafted by the California Angels in the sixth round of the 1988 amateur draft out of UMass, joined the Sox in 2006 when he served as baseball operations consultant...
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Godfrey Chitalu’s Feats in 1972 Cast Doubt Over Lionel Messi’s Goal Record

Lionel Messi has bathed in adulation since he broke Gerd Muller’s record for most goals in a calendar year, but the record might not have belonged to Muller in the first place. Zambia’s Godfrey Chitalu reportedly scored 107 goals in 1972. FIFA never officially recognized his goal tally, but the Zambian Football Association is submitting evidence to world soccer’s governing...
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O.J. Mayo, Mavericks Discovering How Hard It Is to Be Consistent Without Proven NBA Superstar

The Mavericks have won three straight games, which is all anybody seems to be talking about as they prepare to take on the Celtics on Wednesday. That streak would be a sign of a team on a roll, if not for the four losses in five games that preceded the current streak or the fact that they have the same number of three-game losing streaks — two — as three-game winning streaks...
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R.A. Dickey’s Asking Price Fair, But Knuckleballer in Tough Situation Unless Mets Deal Him Away

R.A. Dickey is quickly learning that nice guys often do finish last. Dickey, widely regarded as one of baseball’s all-around good civilians, is fresh off a 20-win, Cy Young award-winning campaign, and is currently seeking a new deal with the Mets. But while talks are reportedly ongoing, it’s becoming increasingly clear that Dickey doesn’t have much leverage, thus leaving the...
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Pierre Garcon Hints That Robert Griffin III Isn’t Expected to Start for Redskins

Robert Griffin III‘s play has catapulted the Redskins back into the playoff picture just a month after the team appeared to be focused on next season. But the rookie quarterback may not be available this weekend, according to one of his teammates. Griffin hurt his knee during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s win over the Ravens and was unable to finish the game. Fellow rookie quarterback...
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Tom Brady Tops Lolo Jones, David Beckham to Earn ‘Sexiest Athlete Alive’ Honors

Tom Brady has had a pretty good month so far. First, he and his wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, welcomed their first daughter into the world. Then, the Patriots quarterback absolutely crushed the AFC’s top team, the Houston Texans, on Monday night in front of a national audience. Finally, on Tuesday, he was named the “Sexiest Athlete Alive” by Business Insider. The 2012...
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Vote: Is the Patriots’ Defense Good Enough for New England to Win the Super Bowl This Year?

Seeing Tom Brady and the Patriots dismantle the Houston Texans on Monday night was pleasurable enough. But what was truly endearing to New England fans was just how well the defense played — and that that’s been a trend for several weeks now. The “bend not break” defense out of Foxboro has been doing a lot less breaking and much more bending recently. While the early part...
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Paul Tagliabue Overturns All Player Suspensions in Saints Bountygate Ruling

NEW ORLEANS — Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has overturned the suspensions of four current and former New Orleans Saints players in the league’s bounty investigation of the club. Tagliabue, however, found that the players’ conduct was detrimental to the league. He says they participated in a performance pool that rewarded key plays — including hard tackles — that...
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Glen Johnson Says Now Is Perfect Time for Liverpool to Go on Winning Run, Climb Premier League Standings

Glen Johnson is eager for Liverpool to build on back-to-back wins in the Barclays Premier League and start to scale the table by making home advantage count in their two upcoming games. Johnson was the Reds’ stand-out player and struck a goal-of-the-season contender from the edge of Jussi Jaaskelainen’s penalty area in a thrilling 3-2 victory over West Ham at Upton Park on Sunday...
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Wade Phillips Promises Texans ‘Will Be Back’ After Monday Night Loss to Patriots

The Texans are reeling from the 42-14 beatdown they received at the hands of the Patriots on Monday night, but it’s nothing they haven’t overcome before. After all, Houston lost big to the Packers the last time they appeared on the national stage, losing 42-24 on Sunday Night Football back in Week 6. Still, the Texans reeled off a big winning streak after that game, and defensive...
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Caroline Wozniacki’s Hilarious Impression of Serena Williams Being Called Racist (Video)

Caroline Wozniacki imitated fellow tennis star and good friend Serena Williams over the weekend, and it got plenty of laughs. But not everyone was laughing. Wozniacki, who is white, stuffed towels in her chest and butt during an exhibition in Sao Paolo, Brazil, to imitate Williams, who is black. In fact, it wasn’t even the first time she’s pulled this funny stunt, as she did...
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Terrell Owens Begged Clippers for 10-Day Contract, According to Blake Griffin

Terrell Owens played basketball in college before ultimately shifting all — or at least most — of his attention to football. Now, with NFL teams not exactly lining up for the 39-year-old’s services, T.O. is apparently considering a return to the hardwood. Owens, who played hoop while attending the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga back in the day, recently showed up to...
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Tom Brady, Bill Belichick Once Again Prove Themselves as Top Quarterback-Coach Duo of All Time (Photos)

The Patriots’ record might not suggest that they’re the best team in the NFL right now, but their on-the-field product certainly suggests it. After dismantling the Texans on Monday night, New England might appear to be the No. 2 seed in the AFC at the moment, but you would be hard-pressed to find a team playing better than Tom Brady and the Pats. Everything seemed the be clicking...
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Rene Rancourt Getting One-Game Anthem Tryout at Worcester Sharks Game on Dec. 16

Boston Garden legend Rene Rancourt isn’t letting the NHL lockout keep him quiet. Rancourt has agreed to a one game ATO (Anthem Tryout Agreement) with the Worcester Sharks for Sunday, Dec. 16, when the Sharks host the Portland Pirates at 3 p.m. at the DCU Center in Worcester. “I would like to thank the Worcester Sharks for the opportunity to stay in shape during the NHL work stoppage...
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Report: Dodgers Have Discussed Kevin Youkilis, Anibal Sanchez

Maybe money really does grow on trees. That seems like the only logical explanation for the Dodgers’ recent spending spree, and apparently it might not be over yet. According to CBSSports.com’s Danny Knobler, the Dodgers have discussed both infielder Kevin Youkilis and starter Anibal Sanchez, two players who remain on the open market. The Dodgers spent nearly $200 million over...
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Andrew Bynum Wants to Grow Afro ‘Forever,’ Has Been Keeping In Shape During Knee Rehab By Swimming

Andrew Bynum‘s rehabilitation from bone bruises in both knees has been wet and woolly. The Philadelphia 76ers center, if he can even be called that since he has not suited up for the team in a game this season, has made waves with his funky hairdos. For the most part, the 25-year-old has rocked a growing afro, but he did flatten it into an even more unique hairstyle earlier this...
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NHL, NHLPA Plan to Talk Again Wednesday As Hopes Fade to Save Season

TORONTO — The NHL and its players’ union will return to bargaining Wednesday at an undisclosed location in an effort to save the hockey season. The Canadian Press reported the resumption of talks, citing unidentified people on both sides of the dispute. Tuesday marked the 87th day of the lockout. Wednesday’s session will be the first meeting since the sides blamed each other...
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College Football Bowl Season Kicks Off With Saturday Matchups

A decade ago, the bowl season did not start on the third weekend of December. In this day and age, with a whopping 35 bowl games on the schedule, the postseason has to be spread out. You don’t hear too many fans complaining, though. The action gets under way this Saturday with a pair of bowl games. Here’s a closer look at both contests: Nevada Wolf Pack vs. Arizona Wildcats in...
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James Harden, Jeremy Lin Still Struggling to Have Success While Playing Together for Rockets

Life is quieter for Jeremy Lin now, and most of the early-season hoopla surrounding James Harden has worn off as well. The Houston Rockets are back to being just another so-so basketball team with a collection of young, exciting players and a couple of recognizable second-tier stars. Those two stars were supposed to lead Houston into a new era. The Rockets had completed their purge...
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Hotel Valet Arrested After Police Say He Took Reggie Wayne’s Car for Drunken Joy Ride

If you’re going to ruin your chances of ever being a hotel valet again, this is the way to go. An employee at The Westin Hotel in Indianapolis named Gunner Belcher was arrested around 2 a.m. Sunday, according to the Indianapolis Star. His charge? Alleged drunken driving. His means? A Bentley — owned by Colts receiver Reggie Wayne. Wayne told police he left his Bentley at the...
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