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AFC Pro Bowl Snubs: The Offense Updated Dec 26, 2012
Quarterbacks Made it: Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos/Tom Brady, New England Patriots/Matt Schaub, Houston Texans Should have made it: Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers No argument against Manning and Brady here -- they're among the best in statist…
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  • Let The Debate Begin Dec 26, 2012
    Peyton Manning over Tom Brady. No Ndaumkong Suh. Eight teams shut out, but five players from the 2-13 Chiefs. Chris Burke shares his thoughts on the Pro Bowl selections.
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  • Manning, Matthews, Slater following their fathers to the Pro Bowl Dec 26, 2012
    For three players on this year’s Pro Bowl rosters, making it to Hawaii is a family tradition. Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, Packers linebacker Clay Matthews and Patriots special teams coverage ace Matthew Slater have all been selected to the Pro B
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  • Rob Gronkowski, Ray Lewis headline Week 17”²s initial practice participation reports

    Here's a look at the key injury situations we'll be monitoring in Week 17: The New England Patriots listed 21 players as "limited" for Wednesday's practice. That list includes tight end Rob Gronkowski (forearm/hip), who has yet to receive medi…
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  • Shortly after trade, Sox install Hanrahan as closer Dec 26, 2012
    The Red Sox took Andrew Bailey out of the closer's role Wednesday, when they acquired Pirates closer Joel Hanrahan in a six-player trade.
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  • AFC East Pro Bowl analysis Dec 26, 2012
    Perfect sense: Most of the seven New England Patriots were easy calls. Quarterback Tom Brady and receiver Wes Welker were immensely productive, as usual, and defensive tackle Vince Wilfork was stout once again. Even Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski mad…
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  • Patriots may have late-game dilemma Dec 26, 2012
    The New England Patriots, for the most part, will know what they are playing for by the time they take the field Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. New England (11-4) has the late, 4:25 p.m. ET game this week, while the Houston Texans (12-3) will face t…
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  • Some support starting NBA season on Christmas Dec 26, 2012
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Doc Rivers left home for the holiday, lost the game, and loved every minute of it.
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  • Pro Bowl announcement is tonight Dec 26, 2012
    Will Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake make the Pro Bowl? What about tailback C.J. Spiller of the Buffalo Bills? Also, how many New England Patriots will get the nod? Find out Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET when the Pro Bowl rosters are announced. The A…
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  • Section 15: The Italians Dec 26, 2012
    For five N.B.A. fans from Trieste, Italy, visiting New York, Section 15 at Barclays Center was the perfect place to spend Christmas Day.
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  • On Patriots' potential playoff opponents Dec 26, 2012
    The New England Patriots are not sure who they will prepare for next week in the AFC playoffs. With one game remaining, New England could be the No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 or No. 4 seed. But if the Patriots finish with the third or fourth seed, they will play …
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  • Patriots trying to keep Ridley’s confidence up Dec 26, 2012
    The Patriots have proven they need Stevan Ridley. But he had to prove he could hang onto the ball first. After coughing it up three times in his previous two games, Ridley kept a firm grip on his responsibilities last week against the Jaguars. “That’s
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  • Kevin Garnett Wants To Know Why Gerald Wallace Is All Up On His Shorts Dec 26, 2012
    Given the pushing and shoving and tetanus shots the last time the Nets and Celtics met, you had to figure yesterday's meeting in Brooklyn wouldn't be played without at least some shenanigans. A Christmas miracle!-Kevin Garnett was involved. More »
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  • Wednesday morning one-liners Dec 26, 2012
    The Bills have gotten some good contributions from their draft class. Has there been more discovery or disappointment for the Dolphins this year? Young players have had a good impact on the Patriots this season. A deeper look at the 11 sacks allowed by …
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  • Deron Williams' struggles against the Boston Celtics all too familiar for Brooklyn Nets' invisible leader Dec 26, 2012
    Starting with Deron Williams, they had a blue Christmas in Brooklyn, along with a very green Christmas. Blue was how Williams and the Nets were feeling after losing their first home Christmas game in Brooklyn.
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  • Video - Jeff Green's Comeback 06:02

    Jeff Green's Comeback

    Dec 26
    Jeff Green talks about missing the 2011-12 season after having surgery for an aortic root aneurysm and silencing doubters by returning to the court.
  • Video - Are Broncos The Best Team In NFL? 08:57

    Are Broncos The Best Team In NFL?

    Dec 26
    Damien Woody, Christian Fauria and Chris Mannix discuss which is the best team in the NFL.
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: MIA-NE 00:59

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: MIA-NE

    Dec 26
    Cary Chow goes inside the numbers for the Dolphins-Patriots
  • Video - Joel Hanrahan Headed To Red Sox 03:14

    Joel Hanrahan Headed To Red Sox

    Dec 26's Joe McDonald discusses the Red Sox's trade for closer Joel Hanrahan.