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Byron Mullens Dunks All Over LaMarcus Aldridge, But Bobcats Still Lose (Video)

The Charlotte Bobcats have not had much to celebrate in their nine-year existence. They have posted only one winning season and gave their fans (what few of them there are) reason to get excited earlier this season when the ‘Cats won six of eight. Since then, somebody must have reminded them that they are the Bobcats, because they have lost four straight. With that in mind, we...
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Report: Chiefs knew of Belcher's issues

Chiefs officials reportedly knew Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend were having problems, and in an effort to help, the team provided the couple with counseling.

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Tim Tebow Not Preferred Starting Choice for Woody Johnson, Mike Tannenbaum or Tony Sparano

Some members of Jets management think the team’s quarterback spot needs a change. But none of them think Tim Tebow is the guy who should take the job. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that owner Woody Johnson, general manager Mike Tannenbaum and offensive coordinator Tony Sparano are split on who should be starting for the Jets. While Tannenbaum and Sparano think...
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Braylon Edwards Says ‘Idiots Calling Shots’ Are to Blame for Jets’ Problems, Not Mark Sanchez

Most people in the known world consider themselves experts on the mess that is the New York Jets. The criticism has been far-reaching and heavy this year as the team has fallen to 5-7. But Braylon Edwards seems to think he has the proper credentials for more potshots against the team, considering he played there for part of the 2009 season and all of 2010. Edwards sent a tweet early...
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 Director of Production/Sr. Coordinating Producer  The New England Sports Network (NESN) is owned by the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins and delivered to over 4 million homes throughout the six-state New England region and nationally as NESN National. The definitive source for New England sports programming, NESN has consistently been one of the top rated regional sports network...
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Nick Lachey Kicked Out of Bengals-Chargers Game After Trash Talk, Scuffle in Stands (Video)

The last time the likes of Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson popped up in the sports world, Simpson was jinxing — er, dating — Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. But now her ex-husband, Lachey, may be the one with the better sports story. Lachey, who is known to be quite the Cincinnati Bengals fan, was apparently kicked out of the Bengals-Chargers game Sunday after getting involved...
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Peyton Manning Jumps Ahead of Tom Brady (For Now) in NFL MVP Power Rankings

It looks like it’s becoming a two-, maybe three-horse race in the NFL MVP race, and the top contenders for the coveted award were at it again this week. We mentioned last week that the race for the award may come down to Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. Both turned in solid efforts once again, and both did so in a winning effort. Don’t forget about Aaron Rodgers, either, who led...
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Relive Game 3 of the Bruins-Canucks 2011 Stanley Cup Final Tuesday on NESN

Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final was a roller-coaster ride for many Bruins fans. Luckily, there were more ups than downs as the team rallied around Nathan Horton‘s injury to insert themselves back into the series. Horton was sidelined by a vicious open-ice hit from Aaron Rome midway through the first period, and when the period ended scoreless, things were a bit somber at the TD...
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MLB Winter Meetings Day 2 Live Blog: R.A. Dickey, Yunel Escobar Could Be Moved Tuesday

8 a.m. ET: There wasn’t much movement in the first day of the MLB Winter Meetings, but there was plenty of action and talking between teams. Fortunately for Red Sox fans, Boston was part of the biggest move of the day as Mike Napoli was reportedly signed to a three-year, $39 million contract on Monday. Angel Pagan was also reportedly re-signed by the Giants to a four-year, $40...
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Alex Rodriguez’s Hip Surgery to Sideline Him for Four to Six Months, Injuries Plague Yankee Offseason (Video)

Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman confirmed on Monday at MLB’s Winter Meetings that third baseman Alex Rodriguez needs hip surgery and will be out four to six months. What does this mean for the Yankees? Well first off, the team is currently without -Rod and Derek Jeter, who broke his ankle in the ALCS against the Tigers. Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News thinks that...
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Milan Lucic Hopeful for End of NHL Lockout, Owners and Players Only Meeting Scheduled for Tuesday (Video)

The NHL lockout has continued into December and hockey fans — and players — are still restless not knowing whether to end their dreams of a season, or hold out hope for a partial schedule and the end of the torture. On Tuesday, the players and owners will meet together to rekindle CBA discussions without the leading representatives from each side. Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs and...
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Mike Napoli Signing Allows Flexibility at Catcher for Red Sox, Added Power Bat in Lineup (Video)

Mike Napoli is receiving a lot of praise for his decision to come to Boston for the next three years. The catcher/first baseman signed a three-year contract with the Sox on Monday, and early reports have him slated to primarily play first base. The Boston Globe‘s Peter Abraham applauded the signing, and ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian believes that with a couple more solid signings, the...
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Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck Have Stolen Headlines, But Russell Wilson Deserves Just As Much Hype

Because Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III were the No. 1 and 2 overall picks in the draft, it’s understandable that they’re generating the most hype. But don’t forget the rookie quarterback that everyone doubted that’s playing out in the Pacific Northwest, who’s putting up just as many wins and impressive stats. Russell Wilson may not have the Olympic-level speed that...
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Jovan Belcher Revealed to Have Been ‘Partying’ Night Before Murder-Suicide, Families Release Statements

The hours leading up to Saturday’s tragedy involving former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher are becoming a bit clearer, perhaps giving an inkling into what motivated the 25-year-old to murder his girlfriend before killing himself. According to reporting by Sports Illustrated, on Friday night Belcher was not only out “partying,” but doing so with a woman who was...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Robert Griffin III Fumbles Ball to Joshua Morgan for 25-Yard Touchdown (Animation)

Robert Griffin III is so good, he even fumbles correctly. The Redskins’ rookie quarterback was running down the field when he lost control of the ball. He then turned near disaster into a miracle with a well placed (and accidental) flick to his teammate while going down to the turf. Some heads up play by wide receiver Joshua Morgan resulted in a 12-yard fumble return for a touchdown...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Alex Rodriguez to Miss 4-6 Months With Hip Surgery, Age May be Catching up to Yankees (Video)

General Manager Brian Cashman announced on Monday that Alex Rodriguez will miss 4-6 months due to surgery on his left hip from an injury sustained in the postseason. With Derek Jeter‘s status unknown because of a broken leg, the left side of the Yankee infield on Opening Day may look much different than in year’s past. The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo stopped by NESN’s...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Ben Cherington Talks About Mike Napoli Signing, Other Red Sox Offseason Plans Including ‘Signing Right Players’ (Video)

Ben Cherington figures to be a busy man this week and over the duration of the MLB offseason, as he seeks to reload a 93-loss team from a year ago. One such way to do that is sign key free agents who not only add pop to the lineup, but also add a solid mix to the clubhouse. It’s hoped that the newest member of the Red Sox will do just that. Mike Napoli reportedly agreed to a three...
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Ben Cherington Discusses Role For Younger Players on 2013 Red Sox, Differences Between Last Two Offseasons (Video)

Almost a year ago, the Red Sox named Bobby Valentine as their manager for 2012. Now that Valentine has been fired and John Farrell has been at the helm of the Red Sox for over a month, the focus can turn from the man calling the shots to the men on the field. Red Sox GM Ben Cherington will have a tall task at hand, as he and the other 30 general managers from around the league...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Peter Gammons Breaks Down Reported Red Sox Signing of Mike Napoli, What He Brings to Catching Situation (Video)

Hours into Day 1 of the MLB Winter Meetings on Monday in Nashville, the Red Sox made an early splash in the free-agent market. Multiple sources report that the Red Sox have signed free-agent catcher/first baseman Mike Napoli to a three-year deal. It is expected that the former Los Angeles Angel and Texas Ranger will primarily play first base. With that being said, NESN has you covered...
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Richard Nieuwenhuizen, Dutch Referee’s Assistant, Beaten to Death by Teenage Soccer Players As Son Watches in Horror

Richard Nieuwenhuizen is dead, his family is fatherless, and three teenagers are at the mercy of the justice system after last weekend’s tragic events in the Netherlands. On Sunday, Nieuwenhuizen was working as a referee’s assistant in a youth soccer game when teenage players attacked him after the final whistle. They punched and kicked the 41-year-old, who collapsed and was...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Vote: Which Free-Agent Hitter Should the Red Sox Target After Signing Mike Napoli?

The Red Sox’ offseason is steaming ahead full bore. On Monday, the first day of the Winter Meetings in Nashville, Boston reportedly inked catcher and first baseman Mike Napoli to a three-year deal, not only plugging the team’s hole at first base, but also acquiring a player long desired by the franchise. Napoli immediately fills the first base and right-handed power void facing...
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Report: Donte Stallworth Re-Signs With Patriots After Julian Edelman Injures Foot Against Dolphins

Last week, the Patriots brought Donte Stallworth in for a workout, and let him go without offering him a contract. After Julian Edelman injured his foot in Miami on Sunday, the Patriots had a change of heart. The Patriots re-signed their former wide receiver on Monday, according to Jason LaConfora of CBS Sports. Stallworth was in camp with New England this offseason before getting...
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Report: Red Sox, Mets Discuss Trade For Cy Young Winner R.A. Dickey

The Red Sox will be discussing many trade ideas while at the winter meetings. Most of these discussions will just be tantamount to kicking the tires and won’t amount to anything, but there’s always the chance for something big to happen. With that disclaimer in mind, apparently the Red Sox have talked to the New York Mets about 2012 National League Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Chiefs Emotional Win in Face of Jovan Belcher Tragedy Shows Sometimes Football Is More Than Just a Game

As the Kansas City Chiefs stepped onto the field at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday afternoon, they were preparing for more than just a football game. Peyton Hillis was well aware of that reality, gathering his teammates in the locker room before the game and using the bible as his guide, as NFL Network’s Jeff Darlington noted on Monday. “Put on the full armor of God, so that you...
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Lucas Leiva Determined to Put Injury Nightmare Behind Him, Continue Process Of Returning to Best Form

Lucas Leiva has his sights set on returning to the level he was at before injury cut his season short against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in November 2011. The Brazilian had been in the form of his career for the Reds in the weeks and months preceding the League Cup quarter-final which saw him stretchered from the field after a collision with Juan Mata. On Saturday, the 25-year-old...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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