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NCAA To Rename ‘Rounds of 64 and 32′ To ‘First And Second Rounds’ In 2016

The first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament will officially make sense again in 2016.  The NCAA has decided to call the “Round of 64″ and “Round of 32″ by the much simpler terms of first and second rounds. Rounds of 64 and 32 will return to being called the first and second rounds in 2016: http://t.co/IO1NJH9mss— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) November 17, 2014 The...
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Report: Red Sox Never Engaged In Jason Heyward Trade Talks With Braves

This embed is invalid" /> The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Boston Red Sox to the punch. Or did they? The Red Sox never engaged in trade talks with the Atlanta Braves for outfielder Jason Heyward, who was traded to the Cardinals on Monday, a major league source told WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford. The Red Sox like Heyward, a major league source told the...
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Report: Blue Jays Interested In Jon Lester Despite Russell Martin Deal

The Toronto Blue Jays must be growing tired of their playoff drought. The Blue Jays, who reportedly agreed to a five-year, $82 million contract with catcher Russell Martin on Monday, continue to show legitimate interest in free-agent pitcher Jon Lester, multiple major league sources told WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford. The Jays reportedly are one of six teams showing legitimate interest...
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Dougie Hamilton’s Power-Play Goal Wins Amica Coverage Play Of The Week

NESN.com staff will pick the two or three best Amica Coverage Plays of the previous week for games played from Friday night to Thursday night. Voting will begin every Friday at 10 a.m. ET and conclude Monday. Vote for the Coverage Play of the Week and you will be entered for a chance to win a team jersey courtesy of the Pro Shop at TD Garden. First read the official rules, then...
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Brooklyn Nets’ Twitter Account Calls Own Fan A ‘Nerd’ After Scrabble Comment

The Brooklyn Nets apparently aren’t buying into that whole “nerds are cool” thing. When a fan tweeted about missing Monday’s Brooklyn Nets game because of Scrabble Club, the team’s official Twitter account responded by calling him a nerd, courtesy of Austin Powers. .@HendrixFreak pic.twitter.com/ipKn74a81v— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) November 17, 2014 It’s never...
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Report: Russell Martin, Blue Jays Agree To Five-Year, $82M Contract

Russell Martin is heading north. Martin agreed to a five-year, $82 million contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, a source told FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal on Monday. The catcher’s deal is the largest the Jays have given to a player during Alex Anthopoulos’ tenure as general manager. Peter Gammons of GammonsDaily.com reported minutes before that Martin was joining Toronto for “McCann...
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Jonas Gray Is Also A Comedian, Once Opened For Screech In 2011 (Video)

New England Patriots running back Jonas Gray is a man of many talents. The day after Gray’s breakout performance against the Indianapolis Colts where he rushed for 199 yards and four touchdowns in New England’s 42-20 win on Sunday night, a video began getting passed around showcasing another one of his skills. Apparently, Gray’s as funny as he is a powerful runner, and he...
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Jason Heyward Traded To Cardinals, Shelby Miller To Braves In Big Deal

The Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals executed a four-player trade. The Braves traded outfielder Jason Heyward and right-hander Jordan Walden to the Cardinals in exchange for right-handers Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins, both clubs announced Monday. Heyward hit .271 with 11 homers, 58 RBIs, 20 stolen bases and a .351 on-base percentage in 2014. The 25-year-old is one of baseball’s...
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David Ortiz: Boston Red Sox Would Welcome Pablo Sandoval With Open Arms

This embed is invalid" /> Kung Fu Panda has Big Papi’s stamp of approval. Pablo Sandoval has been linked to the Red Sox all offseason, with some suggesting the free-agent third baseman eventually will choose between Boston and the San Francisco Giants. David Ortiz completely understands Boston’s interest. “I think Pablo has to make up his own...
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Dwight Powell, James Young Recalled To Celtics From D-League

Dwight Powell and James Young are back with the Boston Celtics. As expected, Powell and Young were recalled from the Maine Red Claws of the D-League on Monday. The Celtics were off over the weekend and neither player has been part of the rotation, so the short stint in the minor leagues was a chance for both young players to get some game action. Powell and Young each scored 21 points...
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Patriots, Bengals, Chiefs Reshape AFC Picture With Excellence In Running Game

The NFL is a pass-happy league, but the ability to run the ball is still a major key to success. A few teams unlocked that success Sunday, as the NFL landscaped was altered with a crazy day of football. Teams like the New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs picked up huge wins and shook up the AFC in the process. The common thread between those four teams...
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Fantasy Football: Jonas Gray Among Week 12 Waiver Wire Must-Adds

Sometimes, it’s not too hard to predict where fantasy points will come from. This game was not one of those times. In a Sunday night showdown that featured the likes of Tom Brady, Andrew Luck, Rob Gronkowski and T.Y. Hilton, the top fantasy scorer was none other than New England Patriots rookie running back Jonas Gray. Gray’s performance — 199 rushing yards and four touchdowns...
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Jeremy Lin Questions Kobe Bryant’s Shot Selection, Says Lakers Lack ‘Trust’

Most of the time, a teammate questioning Kobe Bryant’s methods would be insanity. In this case, it’s Linsanity. Jeremy Lin questioned Bryant’s shot selection after the Los Angeles Lakers’ 136-115 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Sunday, though Lin wasn’t foolish enough to single out Bryant by name. It wasn’t difficult to decipher who Lin was talking about, though...
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‘Monday Night Football’ Odds: Steelers Climbing As Favorites Over Titans

The Tennessee Titans host the Pittsburgh Steelers on “Monday Night Football” to wrap up Week 11. The Steelers opened as 4-point favorites, but the line has grown to 6 points at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The money line for this game opened with Pittsburgh at -235 and Tennessee at +195. On game day, the money line has climbed to Pittsburgh sitting between -250 and...
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Reports: Boston Red Sox Scouted Cuban Phenom Yoan Moncada In Guatemala

Familiarize yourself with Yoan Moncada’s name. Moncada has been cleared by Major League Baseball to sign as a free agent, according to multiple reports. The 19-year-old Cuban infielder worked out for MLB clubs last week in Guatemala, and the Boston Red Sox were among the teams in attendance, according to GammonsDaily.com’s Peter Gammons and Baseball America’s Ben Badler. The...
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Michael Jordan Hugs Denny Hamlin After Chase Effort Falls Short (Video)

Denny Hamlin needed a hug after coming up short of a Sprint Cup title Sunday. Fortunately for him, Michael Jordan was there. Kevin Harvick placed first in NASCAR’s final race of the season at Homestead-Miami speedway, securing the first Sprint Cup championship of his 14-year career. Hamlin, who finished seventh in the race and third in the final championship standings, was feeling...
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Kobe Bryant tries to explain why he's taking so many shots

Beware, would-be purse thieves. Kobe Bryant is on the watch. Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers were doused by the Golden State Warriors 136-115 on Sunday to fall to 1-9 on the season, despite Bryant scoring 44 points. The five-time champion, whose frustration has been simmering, dismissed questions about him taking 34 of the Lakers’ 99 field goal attempts in the loss. “Obviously...
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Report: Padres Interested In Pablo Sandoval; Five Teams Now Interested

The Pablo Sandoval sweepstakes might be more than a two-horse race. The Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants have been mentioned throughout the offseason as two potential suitors for Sandoval. But the San Diego Padres, Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago White Sox also are interested in the free-agent third baseman, according to CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman. The Padres’ interest in...
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Sharks goalie's dad in tears after son's shutout in NHL debut

Troy Grosenick was a happy guy Sunday night, but he wasn’t nearly as excited as his father appeared. Grosenick made his NHL debut between the pipes for the San Jose Sharks, and the rookie goalie did not disappoint. The 25-year-old stopped all 45 shots he faced in shutting out the Carolina Hurricanes. In the process, Grosenick set an NHL record for the most saves in an NHL debut...
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Browns punter rips J.J. Watt's aggressive block attempts

J.J. Watt is a beast on defense, but his special teams efforts Sunday didn’t impress Cleveland Browns punter Spencer Lanning. Watt was given a chance to wreak havoc as a member of the Houston Texans punt block squad, but the result was two roughing the kicker penalties. Lanning — the same guy who got kicked in the face by Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown earlier...
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Jack Nicholson Can’t Watch Lakers Continue To Get Crushed Anymore (Photo)

Why does Jack Nicholson even bother at this point? Surely he must have better things to do — like maybe just count his millions and millions — but Nicholson continues to embrace his role as the most famous Los Angeles Lakers’ fan. That’s been a real struggle given how bad the Lakers have been in recent years. The Lakers are taking the suck to new levels this season. Los Angeles...
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Vince Wilfork: Patriots Able To Make Colts One-Dimensional By Stopping Run

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Opposing defenses have had an easy time stopping Indianapolis Colts running back Trent Richardson since he came into the NFL as the No. 3 overall pick in the 2012 draft. The New England Patriots completely shut him down, however, holding the Colts’ starter to zero yards on seven carries in their 42-20 win over Indianapolis. Fellow Colts running back Ahmad...
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Jonas Gray’s Twitter Profile Still Lists Him As Dolphins Running Back (Photo)

Jonas Gray ran his way into the spotlight for the New England Patriots on Sunday night, but it looks like he still could use some help from the folks at Twitter. Gray had the game of his career as he broke out against the Indianapolis Colts with four touchdowns and 199 rushing yards. However, one look at his Twitter profile will show you his social media game still needs some work...
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Patriots Look Like Super Bowl Favorites After Destroying Another Top AFC Foe

One 10-hour day of football destroyed all the narratives remaining from the first four weeks of the 2014 season. The New England Patriots didn’t have any weapons, right? And the Denver Broncos wanted to win more, since they were willing to spend up to the cap. The Patriots were just content to make the playoffs, and they weren’t built to win a Super Bowl. Tom Brady was finished...
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Jonas Gray ‘Astonished’ After 199-Yard Breakout Game In Patriots Win

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Jonas Gray appreciates every carry, every yard and every snap he receives with the New England Patriots. Gray, who carried the ball 37 times for 199 yards and a Patriots-record four touchdowns in their 42-20 win over the Indianapolis Colts, is a first-year player, but he’s not just some rookie who will take his sudden success for granted. Gray tore his ACL...
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