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Celtics-Cavaliers Live: Jason Terry, C’s Shoot to Get Back on Track in Cleveland

8 a.m. ET: Go ahead and try to figure out these Celtics, because all our attempts thus far have failed. They head to Cleveland on a three-game losing streak, and not even the dire situation in which the Cavaliers find themselves is enough to convince us that the Celtics will take care of business. The Cavs (10-32) are reeling from Monday’s news that center Anderson Varejao, who...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Wes Welker’s Wife Apologizes for Calling Out Ray Lewis on Facebook After Patriots Loss

Oh, the age of social media. It didn’t take long for word to get around that Anna Burns Welker made some inflammatory comments about Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis regarding his involvement in a murder case 13 years ago. Wes Welker‘s wife has now apologized for the remarks. Welker released a statement to Larry Brown Sports about the controversial Facebook post. “I’m deeply sorry...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots May Need Emotional Edge to Advance Further in Playoffs (Video)

With the Ravens riding the emotional exit of Ray Lewis into the sunset, it begs the question whether the Patriots need a different kind of edge to find more playoff success. Although the Pats just concluded a season that many franchises would be proud of, in New England there’s mostly just a sense of what could have been. Likewise, the franchise may have become increasingly unlikable...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Tim Brown Says Bill Callahan Sabotaged Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII to Help His Friend, Jon Gruden

Super Bowl XXXVII was known for being Jon Gruden‘s old team — the Raiders — against his new team — the Buccaneers. In the public’s eye, Gruden couldn’t go wrong with the results of the game. Either he built a Super Bowl winner, or he coached a Super Bowl winner. But if Tim Brown‘s allegations are true, it’s possible he really couldn’t go wrong with the results of...
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January 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Paul MacLean Imposter Sits Behind Ottawa Senators Coach During Game, Is Removed From Arena by Security

With a mustache that would make Ron Burgundy proud, Ottawa Senators head coach Paul MacLean is a rather recognizable figure. So it caught many by surprise when a man who looked exactly like the MacLean appeared behind the Senators’ bench during a game against the Florida Panthers on Monday. The prank took some serious effort on the part of the imposter, as he not only replicated...
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January 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Seattle SuperSonics’ Reported Return Brings Back Memories of Shawn Kemp, Gary Payton, Other NBA Greats (Photos)

The Sonics are back — almost. Seattle took a major step toward securing a new NBA team when the Maloof family finalized a deal Sunday to sell the Sacramento Kings. The new ownership group, led by hedge fund manager Chris Hansen and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, reportedly plans to move the team to Seattle and rename it the SuperSonics at the end of this season. The move has hit...
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January 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Baltimore Responds to New England With Billboard Highlighting Ray Lewis’ Retirement (Photo)

Karma has made its way through New England this afternoon and the Baltimore fans are having some fun with this. Baltimore fans were riled up all week after seeing New England fans had funded a billboard counting down Ray Lewis‘ retirement party. But after the Ravens defeated New England in the AFC Championship, 28-13, last night, Baltimore fans decided to post their own billboard regar...
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January 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Vote: If the Patriots Can Re-Sign Either Wes Welker or Aqib Talib, Who Would You Choose?

The Patriots have some tough decisions to make now that their season is over. Two key players are free agents after this season, and each played a major role in the AFC Championship Game. If you had to choose, which player would you pick for the Patriots to re-sign, Aqib Talib or Wes Welker? Talib was only on the team for half a season, but he made a major impact in New England...
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January 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh Says David Akers Will Remain 49ers’ Starting Kicker for Super Bowl

Though the former All-Pro has been stuck in a continuous downward spiral all season, David Akers still has the confidence of his coach. 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh will not bench the struggling place kicker when San Francisco takes on the Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3, Comcast SportsNet’s Matt Maiocco tweeted Monday. Akers is a veteran of six Pro Bowls with the Niners...
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January 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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Tyrann Mathieu talking with scouts, GMs at Senior Bowl

Former LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu showed up at the Senior Bowl to talk with various NFL personnel about trying to get drafted.

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January 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Wes Welker, Logan Mankins, Vince Wilfork Withdraw From Pro Bowl

On Sunday night after the Ravens had defeated the Patriots, Terrell Suggs told the New England players to “have fun at the Pro Bowl.” Soon, there may be no Patriots on the AFC roster left to enjoy Hawaii. Wes Welker, Logan Mankins and Vince Wilfork have withdrawn from the Pro Bowl, according to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald. That leaves Tom Brady, Jerod Mayo and Matthew Slater...
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January 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Penalty Kill Comes Up Big Again, Plays Key Role in Win Over Jets

BOSTON –- Things didn’t look good for the Bruins in overtime Monday against the Winnipeg Jets. Having already killed one penalty at the end of regulation and into overtime, Boston was tasked with going a man down yet again, this time for the duration of the OT period. Bruins captain Zdeno Chara was tagged with a highly questionable holding call, adding frustration to an afternoon...
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January 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruins Overcome Adversity Against Jets With Win That Showcases Team’s Resolve

BOSTON –- The Bruins had plenty of chances to pack it in on Monday afternoon at the Garden against Winnipeg, and had they been a lesser team, they may have done just that. The B’s were tested in numerous ways, but still found just enough to escape with a 2-1 shootout win, now having racked up a maximum four points in the season’s first two games. In the process, the Bruins...
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January 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Tim Tebow Trade Not Wanted by Woody Johnson, Who Has Asked for ‘Exit Strategy’ by Next Month

Welcome to New York, new Jets general manager John Idzik. Your first job? Trade Tim Tebow for something more than peanuts. Your second job? Try to understand the madness that is the New York Jets. While it’s no secret that the Jets are interested in moving on from quarterbacks Mark Sanchez and Tebow, what has been interesting this offseason is how they’re trying to go about it...
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January 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Wes Welker’s Wife Follows Gisele Bundchen’s Lead, Calls Out Ray Lewis After Patriots Loss

Et tu, Anna? Nary a year since Gisele Bundchen made herself famous among sports fans for her profanity-riddled defense of her husband, Wes Welker‘s new bride has jumped into the fray. Welker’s wife, however, should get some credit for ripping the Patriots’ opponents rather than the Patriots themselves this time. Anna Burns Welker jumped on the old Facebook after the Patriots...
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January 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Celtics Remain Dark Horse for NBA Championship Despite Still Having Miami Heat’s Number

The Boston Celtics may have dropped their opening day matchup to the Miami Heat this year, but that doesn’t mean the C’s aren’t still one of the few teams who have LeBron James’ number. Regardless of what the NBA odds may have predicted at the time, the Celtics have gone a combined 6-2 against Miami over the course of the last two regular seasons. This Sunday, when the two...
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January 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Win Over Jets Encouraging, As B’s ‘Found a Way’ Despite Missed Opportunities (Video)

The Bruins made life difficult for themselves on Monday, but it didn’t stop them from picking up a victory, and that’s all that matters at the end of the day. Patrice Bergeron pointed out the Bruins’ missed opportunities after Monday’s win over the Jets, and while he certainly wishes the B’s were able to take care of business more easily, he still finds their performance...
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January 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Vote: Who Is the Greatest Quarterback in Ravens History?

Editor’s note: As part of NFL’s Greatest Quarterback, fans will decide the best QB in each team’s history. We are only picking one team per quarterback, so Steve McNair will be included with the Titans and Vinny Testaverde will be included with the Buccaneers. Joe Flacco: Flacco had one of the most impressive rookie season in NFL history, starting out of the gate in 2008...
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January 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruins Finally Catch Deserving Bounce in Shootout as ‘Clang Gang’ Effort Ends With Victory (Video)

Two U’s, two K’s, two posts standing six feet apart. Tuukka Rask and the goal posts were the difference-makers on Monday, as the Bruins found themselves in the middle of a wild game thanks to some unfortunate (and then fortunate) bounces. Ultimately, they ended up on the right side of things, but not without some crazy swings resulted in a 2-1 shootout victory over the Jets....
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January 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Dougie Hamilton Shows Aggressiveness, Physicality in Bruins’ Victory Over Jets (Video)

Dougie Hamilton has just two NHL games under his belt, but he’s already showing some of the tools that make him such a highly regarded prospect. Hamilton, who played alongside Zdeno Chara during Monday’s game against the Jets, played well both offensively and defensively for the Bruins, who emerged victorious in a shootout. The rookie blueliner jumped up into the rush on a number...
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January 21, 2013  |  Discuss

John Harbaugh Says He Hopes Father Is ‘Drinking Beers’ in Celebration of Super Bowl Showdown Between Sons

FOXBORO, Mass. — Much will be made of the “Harbowl” set to take place in New Orleans in the next couple of weeks. But while Jim and John Harbaugh prepare for a brotherly battle in the Super Bowl, their father Jack, a former coach himself, is surely reveling in the opportunity to see his two sons compete on the biggest stage. After celebrating the Ravens’ AFC Championship...
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January 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: New Seattle SuperSonics Could Target Larry Bird, Celtics Assistant General Manager Ryan McDonough to Run Basketball Operations

The “new” SuperSonics could look East if the other NBA owners approve the franchise’s move from Sacramento to Seattle, as expected. Celtics legend Larry Bird, who retired last year as the only person to win the Most Valuable Player, Coach of the Year and Executive of the Year awards, is at the top of the new Seattle franchise’s wish list to run its basketball operations,...
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January 21, 2013  |  Discuss

The Phoenix Coyotes Selected Blake Wheeler Fifth Overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft

Blake Wheeler, who spent his first his first two-plus seasons with the Bruins, showed Boston hockey fans that he’s got all the tools to become an elite winger in the NHL. In his rookie year with the B’s, the 6-foot-5 Minnesota native popped 21 goals and added 24 assists to go with a plus-36 plus-minus. After being traded to the Thrashers in 2011, Wheeler managed 17 points in...
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January 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Boomer Esiason Still Thinks Patriots Are Better Team Than Ravens, But Considers Baltimore a ‘Team of Destiny’ (Video)

The Patriots entered Sunday’s AFC Championship game against the Ravens as the heavy favorites, but Baltimore’s stunning victory further proved that any team can win on any given Sunday in the NFL. There are probably plenty of Patriots fans who still think New England is the better team despite the Ravens winning rather handily on Sunday. CBS NFL analyst Boomer Esiason tends to...
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January 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Wes Welker’s Future Remains Uncertain, But Receiver’s Contract Must Be Patriots’ Top Priority This Offseason

FOXBORO, Mass. — The Patriots dropped the ball on another Super Bowl berth on Sunday, and contributing to the loss were a few drops from Wes Welker. It wasn’t the first season-ending letdown for the usually reliable receiver, and the question now becomes how that will affect his future in New England. Welker finds himself in a similar situation as last offseason, when he was...
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January 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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