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Ravens among nine teams starting rookie minicamps Friday

Ravens among nine teams starting rookie minicamps Friday

profootballtalk.com Updated Apr 29, 2013
The NFL’s version of freshman orientation commences Friday for nine clubs, each of whom will have its rookies in for minicamp practices at its facilities. The Ravens, Falcons, Jaguars, Dolphins, Vikings, Patriots, Steelers, Buccaneers and Redskins will
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  • Los Angeles Lakers much bigger mess than Boston Celtics

    Los Angeles Lakers much bigger mess than Boston Celtics

    nydailynews.com Apr 29, 2013
    We know, Boston, it absolutely galls you to see your beloved Celtics one loss from having their season ended by the hated Knicks, probably on Wednesday night at the Garden. But we also know you're taking solace in one thing: The Lakers are done.
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  • Patriots cut five players

    Patriots cut five players

    Two days after the NFL draft, the Patriots weren't done making roster decisions, releasing five players Monday afternoon.
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  • Getting late pretty early for Blue Jays

    Getting late pretty early for Blue Jays

    MLB.com Apr 29, 2013
    Though it's only the first month of the baseball season, the Blue Jays really need to start getting it going, beginning with their series against the Red Sox.
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  • Ian Thomsen: Doc Rivers hopes Jason Collins' revelation is a tu…

    Ian Thomsen: Doc Rivers hopes Jason Collins' revelation is a turning point for NBA

    CNNSI.com Apr 29, 2013
    Celtics coach Doc Rivers coached Jason Collins for 32 games at the start of this season before Collins was traded to the Wizards at the February deadline for scoring guard Jordan Crawford. Before Collins came out in SI as the first openly gay male athle…
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  • Should Patriots sign Tim Tebow?

    Should Patriots sign Tim Tebow?

    ESPN.com Apr 29, 2013
    The New York Jets were naïve to think another team would offer up a draft pick in a trade for popular backup quarterback Tim Tebow. The Jets finally released Tebow on Monday after an ugly and tumultuous one-year experiment. Tebow is now a free agent wh…
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  • Three up, three down: Red Sox, D-backs gain steam

    Three up, three down: Red Sox, D-backs gain steam

    MLB.com Apr 29, 2013
    Having equaled a franchise record with 18 wins in April, thanks to a four-game weekend sweep of Houston, the Red Sox get a shot at setting a new standard when they open a three-game series at Toronto on Tuesday. Detroit and Arizona are also among the cl…
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  • Draft review: New England Patriots

    Draft review: New England Patriots

    profootballtalk.com Apr 29, 2013
    After analyzing the draft needs of all 32 teams, PFT will review how well each team addressed those needs. Up next: The New England Patriots. What they needed: Wide receiver, defensive line, cornerback, safety. What they got: Round 2: Jamie Collins, DE/…
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  • Kenyon Martin tells Knicks to prepare for a funeral

    Kenyon Martin tells Knicks to prepare for a funeral

    boston.com Apr 29, 2013
    Knicks power forward Kenyon Martin cranked up the trash talk following his team's 97-90 overtime loss to the Celtics Sunday afternoon.
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  • MLB Notebook: Red Sox off to superb 18-7 start

    MLB Notebook: Red Sox off to superb 18-7 start

    MLB.com Apr 29, 2013
    Thanks to the offensive prowess of Mike Napoli, Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz, the Red Sox are off to an 18-7 start and own the best record in the Majors.
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  • Monday's Celtics-Knicks watch

    Monday's Celtics-Knicks watch

    boston.com Apr 29, 2013
    Catching you up on where the series stands after Boston's win in Game 4 Sunday.
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  • Ortiz filing for divorce, vows it won't affect play

    Ortiz filing for divorce, vows it won't affect play

    MLB.com Apr 29, 2013
    Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz has been hitting at a torrid pace since coming off the disabled list. This, even as he deals with a personal matter. Ortiz and his wife Tiffany are filing for a divorce. The couple has been married for nearly a deca…
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  • Patriots coach Bill Belichick drawn to Rutgers players

    Patriots coach Bill Belichick drawn to Rutgers players

    boston.com Apr 29, 2013
    The first question after the draft is always, will these players help the team? Owners, personnel executives, coaches, players, fans - all wonder to some degree whether the young players, whom teams have painstakingly researched, will develop into contr
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  • Video - E:60 - Fenway's Keeper 00:56

    E:60 - Fenway's Keeper

    Apr 29
    Fenway Park's Director of Grounds David Mellor shares with E:60 the story of his fateful journey and his personal experience with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The full story tonight on E:60 7pm on ESPN.
  • Video - Celtics-Knicks Game 5 Preview 01:18

    Celtics-Knicks Game 5 Preview

    Apr 29
    NBA Tonight's Tim Legler on the importance for the Knicks to finish off the Celtics at home in Game 5.
  • Video - ESPN Boston Daily Download 02:28

    ESPN Boston Daily Download

    Apr 29
    Michele Steele takes a look at the day in Boston sports.

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  • Toronto Raptors ramp up push to have Phil Jackson as president, sources sa…

    Apr 29
    The Toronto Raptors, emboldened by the news that the Sacramento Kings apparently won't be moving to Seattle, have ramped up their pursuit of Phil Jackson to be their new team president, according to sources close to the situation.
  • Nate McMillan to interview for Detroit Pistons coach, sources say

    Apr 29
    The Detroit Pistons have opened the interview process in their search for a new coach and are scheduled to sit down Tuesday with Nate McMillan, according to NBA coaching sources.
  • Peter King: Inside the Rams' war room and more draft thoughts

    Apr 29
    ST. LOUIS -- When you spend a round in a team's war room, as I did Thursday night with the Rams, you understand why so many players, coaches, scouts and executives are magnetized to this game and cannot give it up.