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Source: Victorino, Red Sox near $39M, 3-yr deal

Source: Victorino, Red Sox near $39M, 3-yr deal

CNNSI.com ESPN.com MLB.com Updated Dec 4, 2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Free agent outfielder Shane Victorino and the Boston Red Sox are close to completing a three-year deal worth $39 million, a person familiar with the talks told The Associated Press on Tuesday
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  • Is this it for Jake Long in Miami?

    Is this it for Jake Long in Miami?

    ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    The Miami Dolphins put four-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jake Long on injured reserve Tuesday evening. Long tore his tricep muscle in the first half of Sunday’s 23-16 loss to the New England Patriots. But here is the multi-million dollar question: Did Long
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  • Rajon Rondo spent his suspension in Mexico, learned nothing (VI…

    Rajon Rondo spent his suspension in Mexico, learned nothing (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Dec 4, 2012
    Last week, the NBA suspended Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo for two games after he attacked and shoved Brooklyn Nets big man Kris Humphries during an altercation with Kevin Garnett. It was the response everyone suspected, and perhaps even a bit …
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  • Patriots' Edelman put on IR

    Patriots' Edelman put on IR

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- The New England Patriots are dealing with another injury.
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  • Author of the Tom Brady book will be in Millbury

    Author of the Tom Brady book will be in Millbury

    patriotsgab.com Dec 4, 2012
    Author Sean Glennon will be at Barnes and Noble in Millbury December 8th to sign copies of his book “Tom Brady vs the NFL: Case for the Greatest QB”. The signing will be from 1-3 p.m. in the  bookstore at the Shoppes of Blackstone Valley. It is a gre
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  • QB Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen expecting a baby any day

    QB Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen expecting a baby any day

    CSNNE’s  Tom E. Curran has reported that supermodel Gisele Bundchen is expecting to have a baby any day now which will be the second child of her’s with her husband QB Tom Brady and it will be Tom Brady’s third child. Gisele and Brady had a baby,
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  • Kerry Byrne: Inside the Numbers: Week 13

    Kerry Byrne: Inside the Numbers: Week 13

    CNNSI.com Dec 4, 2012
    Tom Brady is in the midst of one of the great seasons any quarterback has ever produced -- yet again.
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  • Patriots make it official with Donte’ Stallworth

    Patriots make it official with Donte’ Stallworth

    There were reports earlier in the day about two changes to the Patriots receiving corps and the team made both of them official on Tuesday afternoon. As expected, Donte’ Stallworth is back with the Patriots. Stallworth has been out of work since getting
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  • The Patriots will honor Light at halftime

    The Patriots will honor Light at halftime

    patriotsgab.com Dec 4, 2012
    The New England Patriots will honor retired offensive tackle Matt Light during halftime of the Texans-Patriots Monday night football game on December 10. Light played with the Patriots from 2001-2011 and had an amazing career with New England being one …
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  • Blogger Blitz: Texans vs. Patriots

    Blogger Blitz: Texans vs. Patriots

    ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    AFC East blogger James Walker delivers the key to the Week 14 Monday night matchup between the Texans and the Patriots.
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  • Patriots’ streak of winning seasons best since Montana/Young 49…

    Patriots’ streak of winning seasons best since Montana/Young 49ers

    profootballtalk.com Dec 4, 2012
    When the Patriots improved their record to 9-3 with a win over the Dolphins on Sunday, they clinched their 12th consecutive winning season. In the NFL, that’s a rare thing. With 12 straight winning records, the Patriots have by far the longest active st
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  • Jim Trotter: Awards Watch: Week 13

    Jim Trotter: Awards Watch: Week 13

    CNNSI.com Dec 4, 2012
    The pulse of the NFL season changes weekly. Every Tuesday, SI.com will break down the front-runners for the major NFL awards.
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  • Ian Thomsen: 'Restgate' reveals tension between sport, business…

    Ian Thomsen: 'Restgate' reveals tension between sport, business of entertainment

    CNNSI.com Dec 4, 2012
    Let's move straight to your questions:
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  • Tuesday morning one-liners

    Tuesday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Dec 4, 2012
    A plea for the Bills to use the remaining weeks to look at young players. The Dolphins tried to explain why defensive linemen Jared Odrick and Cameron Wake weren’t on the field for much of a key Patriots fourth quarter drive. WR Brandon Lloyd’s role i
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  • Can McElroy Bring Jets Late-Round Magic?

    Can McElroy Bring Jets Late-Round Magic?

    nytimes.com Dec 4, 2012
    Will seventh-round pick Greg McIlroy go on to fame and fortune as the Jets' quarterback? Or can he merely make a bad situation better for awhile?
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  • Patriots get roster exemption for Brandon Bolden

    Patriots get roster exemption for Brandon Bolden

    profootballtalk.com Dec 4, 2012
    New England Patriots running back Brandon Bolden has served his four game suspension for a violation of the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy and is able to rejoin the Patriots active roster. The Patriots have been granted a one week roster exe
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  • Video - Mayo: 'We're Just Focused On This One' 02:15

    Mayo: 'We're Just Focused On This One'

    Dec 4
    Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo joins Mike and Mike in the Morning to discuss their upcoming game against the Houston Texans.
  • Video - Prospects In MLB Trade Talks 01:20

    Prospects In MLB Trade Talks

    Dec 4
    Keith Law gives his scouting report on young prospects being mentioned in possible trades.
  • Video - Blogger Blitz: Texans vs. Patriots 00:46

    Blogger Blitz: Texans vs. Patriots

    Dec 4
    AFC East blogger James Walker delivers the key to the week 14 Monday Night matchup between the Texans and the Patriots
  • Video - Coast to Coast: Shortened Season? 05:21

    Coast to Coast: Shortened Season?

    Dec 4
    With teams looking for ways to rest their players, is it time to rethink the NBA's 82-game schedule? J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez debate.

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    Dec 4
    Week 13 in the NFL had its requisite amount of 16 losers -- and, yes, we know the Rams and 49ers nearly tied once again -- but nobody in the league lost more ground than the Bears and Ravens, both of whom were upset at home on Sunday by six-win teams, d…
  • Peter King: Behind star trio, rookie QB class playing beyond its years; ma…

    Dec 4
    LANDOVER, Md. -- "It's all being ready to play at a younger age,'' Robert Griffin III said early this morning, putting those crazy striped socks on at his locker at FedEx Field. "I mean, look at how [South Carolina defensive end] Jadeveon Clow…
  • Clayton mailbag: Most disappointing teams of 2012

    Dec 4
    Before each season, experts try to pick the surprise teams. But these teams surprised us by being disappointing, writes John Clayton.
  • Peter King: RGIII helps overcome Giants as Redskins gain ground in NFC Eas…

    Dec 4
    LANDOVER, Md. -- A few minutes after Washington's 17-16 victory over the Giants on Monday night made the NFC East a competition instead of a rout with four games to play, the raucous crowd of 80,000 at FedEx Field couldn't get enough of its hero. "…