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Celtics-Lakers Live: Kobe Bryant & Co. Visit TD Garden To Renew Rivalry

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Watch Boston Celtics-Los Angeles Lakers Game Online (Live Stream)

The Boston Celtics host Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night for the first and only time this season. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET, and NBC Sports Live Extra is streaming the game online and through their app for Xfinity and Time Warner Cable customers. You can watch it by clicking the photo below. Photo via Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled...
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Brady Quinn: FSU, Baylor Slighted By College Football Playoff Committee

This embed is invalid" /> For some, Florida State’s position in the latest college football playoff rankings stood out. The undefeated Seminoles slipped to No. 4 after Texas Christian jumped from No. 5 to No. 3 for defeating the Texas Longhorns 48-10. Some were left wondering how they could just make the cut, or as former Notre Dame and NFL quarterback...
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Patriots Injury Report: Chandler Jones, Dont’a Hightower Questionable

This embed is invalid" /> New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones could make his triumphant return to the game field this week. Jones is among 10 Patriots players listed as questionable to play Sunday against the San Diego Chargers on Friday’s practice participation and injury report. He’s been out since Week 7 with a hip injury sustained against...
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Tony Gonzalez: Bill Belichick Coached Me Into Blocking In The Pro Bowl

This embed is invalid" /> Bill Belichick might just be a miracle worker. Case in point: The New England Patriots head coach once pressured All-Pro tight end Tony Gonzalez into performing menial tasks during a Pro Bowl. Joe Posnanski explained in his incredible “Everyone’s got a Bill Belichick story” feature. Gonzalez took it easy on a kickoff and failed...
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Report: Rajon Rondo’s ‘First Priority’ Is Re-Signing With Celtics

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Ever gone out on what you thought was a date, only to find out later that the other person considered it only a meal with a friend? If so, you might know how Kobe Bryant feels. It turns out Bryant’s breakfast with Rajon Rondo on Thursday might have been just that, with no deeper significance, according to a report...
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Report: Andrew Miller, Yankees Agree to Four-Year, $36 Million Contract

Andrew Miller is taking another stop in the American League East. The New York Yankees signed the left-handed reliever to a four-year deal Friday, which YES Network reported is worth $36 million. Miller spent parts of four seasons with the Boston Red Sox before being dealt to the Baltimore Orioles at this season’s non-waiver trade deadline. Miller missed...
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Kobe, Amare, Kyrie Among Most Popular NBA-Inspired Baby Names

Kobe is no longer just the name of a delicious cut of beef and an NBA player. It’s likely that you’ve seen a few other people with the name Kobe pop up outside the NBA, which follows a trend of people naming their kids after popular athletes, according to research done by SB Nation. Tom Ziller took a look at the Social Security Administration baby name database, and it seems...
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David Ortiz Hopes Red Sox Keep Yoenis Cespedes: ‘He Has Massive Power’

This embed is invalid" /> David Ortiz would like to surround himself with as many good players as possible. Can you blame him? Ortiz continued his public plea for the Red Sox to re-sign Jon Lester during a radio interview with WEEI on Friday. Big Papi also slapped his stamp of approval on the Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval signings while expressing...
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Bill Belichick Surfing, Paddleboarding Would Be ‘A Sight For Bad Eyes’

This embed is invalid" /> Bill Belichick didn’t catch a wave on the La Jolla Shores while the New England Patriots spent a week in Southern California. The Patriots head coach was all business while the Patriots were in San Diego for the week, preparing for Sunday night’s matchup with the Chargers. Belichick was asked, “did you personally get any down time...
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Ryan Lavarnway Claimed Off Waivers By L.A. Dodgers From Boston Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> Ryan Lavarnway is headed to the National League. The Los Angeles Dodgers claimed Lavarnway off waivers from the Boston Red Sox on Friday. Lavarnway was designated for assignment last week after the Red Sox agreed to a five-year contract with Pablo Sandoval. Lavarnway never lived up to expectations with the Red Sox. The Yale...
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Jayson Werth sentenced to jail time for excessive speeding

Jayson Werth’s lead foot has earned him a jail sentence. The Washington Nationals outfielder was sentenced to 10 days in jail for after being found guilty of reckless driving. Werth was pulled over in Virginia by police and clocked for going 50 mph over the speed limit. NBC Washington reported Werth also lost his drivers’ license as part of the sentencing. Virginia is notoriously...
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Seminoles Remain Favorite in ACC Championship Despite Dropping In Rankings

No. 4 Florida State will be looking to claim its third straight ACC conference title when it takes on No. 11 Georgia Tech as a 4-point favorite at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com in college football betting action on Saturday. The Seminoles dropped a spot in the College Football Playoff Rankings this week despite moving to 12-0 on the season following last week’s 24-19 victory...
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Report: Celtics, Lakers Had Brief Discussion About Rajon Rondo Trade

This embed is invalid" /> Rajon Rondo and Kobe Bryant could have shared breakfast every day. The breakfast Rondo and Bryant enjoyed together Thursday in Boston had been planned for weeks, sources told ESPN.com’s Ramona Shelburne. However, the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers did have a brief discussion about a Rondo trade a few months ago, according...
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Report: Ex-Red Sox Jonny Gomes Draws Interest From Rangers, Mariners

This embed is invalid" /> Jonny Gomes could soon find a new home. The Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners have checked in on Gomes, according to ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick. The Chicago Cubs, who have been linked to Gomes in the past, also reportedly inquired about the free-agent outfielder. Gomes’ market has been taking shape for a few weeks. WEEI...
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Patriots Close Out Two-Game Road Trip As Favorite Vs. Chargers On ‘Sunday Night Football’

The New England Patriots wrap up a two-game road trip with a Week 14 matchup against the San Diego Chargers on “Sunday Night Football.” The Patriots are a 3.5-point favorite at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The moneyline opened with New England at -190, with it settling no higher than -192. The total is set between 50.5 and 51.5 points. The OddsShark Computer predicts...
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Paul Pierce Excited For Return To Boston: ‘Like Second Home To Me’ (Video)

Paul Pierce’s Boston Celtics career is over, but the truth is, The Truth can’t quit Boston. Pierce’s love affair with the city he called home for the first 15 seasons of his NBA career has only strengthened after Pierce and Kevin Garnett were traded to the Brookyln Nets prior to the 2013-14 season. The longtime C’s swingman now calls Washington, D.C. home, and he and the...
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Report: Yankees Trade For Didi Gregorius; Derek Jeter’s Replacement?

This embed is invalid" /> The first to attempt to fill Derek Jeter’s shoes? Didi Gregorius. The Yankees, Diamondbacks and Tigers have completed a three-team trade that will send Gregorius to New York, according to multiple reports. Gregorius is expected to be the Yankees’ starting shortstop in 2015, meaning he’ll be the first official successor...
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Luke Donald’s Round Of Golf Abruptly Interrupted By Baboon (Video)

Golf typically isn’t a sport where there’s much monkeying around, but Luke Donald found out Thursday that’s not always the case. Donald is in South Africa for a European Tour event (weird, right?), and there’s a variety of wildlife in the area. That apparently includes baboons. Donald’s round was temporarily interrupted Thursday when a baboon came running up the fairway...
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Ex-Red Sox Daisuke Matsuzaka Returns To Japan After Eight MLB Seasons

This embed is invalid" /> FUKUOKA, Japan — Daisuke Matsuzaka has signed a contract with the Softbank Hawks of Japan’s Pacific League after eight years in Major League Baseball. The 34-year-old right-hander, who went 3-3 with 78 strikeouts and a 3.89 ERA for the New York Mets in 2014, led the Pacific League in wins three times with the Seibu Lions...
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Bruins-Sharks Notes: Reilly Smith’s Scoring Among Few Positives In Loss

Reilly Smith burst onto the NHL scene last season by scoring a career-high 20 goals and securing a top-six role for the Boston Bruins. This season has been a struggle for the 23-year-old forward, one that has seen him move up and down the lineup at times in search of consistency. Smith entered Thursday’s game against the San Jose Sharks with just four...
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Bears’ Brandon Marshall Makes Sick Juggling Catch Vs. Cowboys (Video)

Brandon Marshall’s Thursday night included the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. Marshall suffered a rib injury in the second quarter of the Chicago Bears’ 41-28 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, leaving his season in doubt, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport. But before the injury, Marshall treated the Soldier Field fans to a sweet 42-yard catch. Marshall reached out with...
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David Ortiz: BoSox need to 'step up' for Lester in free agency

All David Ortiz wants for Christmas is Jon Lester back in a Boston Red Sox uniform. The Red Sox remain in the thick of the Lester sweepstakes but face some serious competition for the left-hander’s services. Ortiz lobbied Thursday for Boston to open up the checkbook, though. Big Papi wants a reunion. “This is a guy who loves Boston, so if I’€™m the Red Sox, I do whatever...
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Arena Blimp Crashes Into Section Of Fans At Blazers-Pacers Game (Video)

A blimp crashed Thursday night. OK, so it was an in-arena inflatable blimp, and no one was hurt, but it still made for a few tense moments during the Portland Trail Blazers-Indiana Pacers game at the Moda Center. The inflatable blimp — not unlike other similar blimps at an arena near you — had some sort of malfunction. The result was the blimp crashing into a section of people...
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Report: Jon Lester Unlikely To Sign Contract Before Winter Meetings

This embed is invalid" /> Sit tight, folks. Your weekend might not include a Jon Lester decision. Sources told FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal on Thursday night that Lester is unlikely to sign with a team before the Major League Baseball winter meetings, which kick off Monday in San Diego. This conflicts with previous reports that suggested Lester would...
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