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Celts knock off Timberwolves in Rondo's return

Celts knock off Timberwolves in Rondo's return

ESPN.com Updated Dec 5, 2012
Kevin Garnett scored 18 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and remained unbeaten against his former team as the Boston Celtics beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 104-94 on Wednesday night in Rajon Rondo's return from a two-game suspension.
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  • TNF Preview: Broncos put seven-game winning streak on the line …

    TNF Preview: Broncos put seven-game winning streak on the line against declining Raiders

    yahoo.com Dec 5, 2012
    When the 1-2 Denver Broncos beat the Oakland Raiders, 37-6, on September 30, it was the first time all season that Peyton Manning and the Denver offense really got into sync. Since then, Manning's team lost a game to the New England Patriots, and respon…
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  • Red Sox meet with Hamilton, plan to keep Ellsbury

    Red Sox meet with Hamilton, plan to keep Ellsbury

    MLB.com Dec 5, 2012
    MLB.com confirmed that general manager Ben Cherington and manager John Farrell did meet with Josh Hamilton in person at some point during the Meetings. In other news, Cherington disputed the notion that he's motivated to trade Jacoby Ellsbury.
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  • Counsell: Not 'right time' to leave Milwaukee

    Counsell: Not 'right time' to leave Milwaukee

    MLB.com Dec 5, 2012
    Brewers special assistant Craig Counsell cited family considerations for last week's decision to withdraw his name from consideration for the hitting coach position in Boston. The Red Sox subsequently hired Greg Colbrunn.
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  • Patriots concerned with DE J.J. Watt

    Patriots concerned with DE J.J. Watt

    Few players have dominated the NFL defensively this season like Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt. He has come into his own in his second season and has 15.5 sacks. The Patriots are doing everything they can to not let Watt dominate Monday's huge A…
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  • Brady Quinn is the AFC offensive player of the week

    Brady Quinn is the AFC offensive player of the week

    profootballtalk.com Dec 5, 2012
    Brady Quinn’s NFL career has been largely disappointing, but under unimaginably difficult circumstances on Sunday, he played what may have been his best game. After completing 19 of 23 passes for 201 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions, and
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  • Twitter Double Coverage: Texans vs. Pats

    Twitter Double Coverage: Texans vs. Pats

    ESPN.com Dec 5, 2012
    Two of the NFL’s top teams will meet at Gillette Stadium when the New England Patriots host the Houston Texans on “Monday Night Football.” This game has huge playoff implications for both teams. The Texans (11-1) and Patriots (9-3) currently hold th
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  • Patriots provide inspiration to another Boston team

    Patriots provide inspiration to another Boston team

    profootballtalk.com Dec 5, 2012
    Football teams trying to replicate the Patriots system by hiring coaches or executives away from New England have not found much success over the years. Bill O’Brien had a promising first year at Penn State, but Charlie Weis, Romeo Crennel, Scott Pioli,
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  • Kerry Byrne: Inside the Numbers: Week 13

    Kerry Byrne: Inside the Numbers: Week 13

    CNNSI.com Dec 5, 2012
    While other QBs are stealing headlines, there's some guy in New England putting up MVP numbers. No, Tom Brady's mastery isn't new, but his 2012 run is still stunning, says Kerry Byrne.
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  • Wednesday morning one-liners

    Wednesday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Dec 5, 2012
    An article on the Bills’ website says DE Mario Williams “has become a near-dominant force on the defensive line since he had his surgical procedure on his left wrist.” The Dolphins’ problem is pretty simple: The offense doesn’t score enough poin
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  • Rob Gronkowski & StephenGostkowski are guest starring on Fr…

    Rob Gronkowski & StephenGostkowski are guest starring on Friday’s episode of the Nickelodeon show “NFL RUSH ZONE: SEASON OF

    patriotsgab.com Dec 5, 2012
    New England Patriots popular tight end Rob Gronkowski and kicker Stephen Gostkowski will be guest starring on Friday’s episode of Nickeloden’s show NFL Rush Zone: Season of the Guardians. It will air on Nicktoons at 9 P.M. ET. and on Saturday on NFL N
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  • Video - Celtics Win In Rondo's Return 01:03

    Celtics Win In Rondo's Return

    Dec 5
    Rajon Rondo drops a double-double in return to Celtics.
  • Video - Red Sox Latest News 03:03

    Red Sox Latest News

    Dec 5
    Gordon Edes and Joe McDonald take a look at the Red Sox offseason.
  • Video - Reiss' P.A.T. 04:02

    Reiss' P.A.T.

    Dec 5
    In this week's edition of P.A.T., Mike Reiss looks ahead to the Patriots' Week 14 matchup against the Texans.
  • Video - New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez: 'I'm feeling better every week' 03:50

    New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez: 'I'm feeling better every week'

    Dec 5
    New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez stops by "Around the League" to discuss the upcoming matchup with the Houston Texans, his new role with TE Rob Gronkowski injured and his ability to come back from injury.

Sports Columnists

  • Sources: Los Angeles Lakers rebuffing trade inquiries for Pau Gasol

    Dec 5
    The Los Angeles Lakers, largely at the behest of general manager Mitch Kupchak, have rebuffed trade inquiries from at least two teams for Pau Gasol, according to sources with knowledge of the Lakers' thinking.
  • Daily Dime: Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers a lesson in NBA busines…

    Dec 5
    J.A. Adande examines the Clippers' win over the Mavericks