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Net Change: After dropping 10 of 13, the Nets fired Avery Joh……

Net Change: After dropping 10 of 13, the Nets fired Avery Joh…

CNNSI.com Updated Dec 27, 2012
After dropping 10 of 13, the Nets fired Avery Johnson as their coach. He may have been the first casualty of increased expectations, but his ouster was deserved, says Chris Mannix.
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  • Sources: Red Sox still in contact with LaRoche

    Sources: Red Sox still in contact with LaRoche

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    As the Boston Red Sox continue to work toward finalizing their agreement with Mike Napoli, they remain in contact with free-agent first baseman Adam LaRoche, baseball sources told ESPN's Jim Bowden on Thursday.
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  • Stephen Drew says he will be good fit in Boston

    Stephen Drew says he will be good fit in Boston

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    A day after officially signing with the Red Sox, shortstop Stephen Drew said he thinks he'll be a good fit in Boston and is looking forward to playing alongside Dustin Pedroia.
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  • Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk pleads guilty to DUI

    Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk pleads guilty to DUI

    CNNSI.com Dec 27, 2012
    JOLIET, Ill. (AP)-- Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drunken-driving charge in suburban Chicago.
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  • Report: Justin Smith has partially torn triceps

    Report: Justin Smith has partially torn triceps

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    It might be hard for 49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith to do any “ropin’ and ridin’” any time soon. According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, Smith has suffered a partially torn triceps. The injury, which happened two weeks ago against th
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  • AFC East wrap: Patriots dominate 2012

    AFC East wrap: Patriots dominate 2012

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    Five things to know and my all-division team: Division MVP: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is once again a no-brainer. He is the wild card that separates the Patriots from everyone else in the AFC East and most of the NFL. Brady continues to…
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  • Thursday morning one-liners

    Thursday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    The Bills were shut out in Pro Bowl voting, with S Jairus Byrd and RB C.J. Spiller their best chances. Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said he and offensive coordinator Mike Sherman have given QB Ryan Tannehill more responsibilities in recent weeks. Patriots…
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  • Video - Boston Hot Button: Red Sox Contenders? 00:57

    Boston Hot Button: Red Sox Contenders?

    Dec 27
    Joe McDonald discusses whether the Red Sox will be much better or marginally better than they were in 2012.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: Dolphins-Patriots 01:05

    Countdown Daily Prediction: Dolphins-Patriots

    Dec 27
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Miami at New England
  • Video - Preview: Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots 02:31

    Preview: Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots

    Dec 27
    NFL Films previews the Week 17 matchup between the Miami Dolphins and the New England Patriots.
  • Video - Does Peyton Manning Deserve Pro Bowl Start? 04:31

    Does Peyton Manning Deserve Pro Bowl Start?

    Dec 27
    Eric Mangini, Christian Fauria and Chris Mannix discuss Peyton Manning being named the AFC starter in the Pro Bowl.

Sports Columnists

  • Brooklyn Nets establish Phil Jackson as top coaching target, sources say

    Dec 27
    Undaunted by Phil Jackson's reported reluctance to coach their team, Brooklyn Nets officials have established Jackson as their top target in the wake of Avery Johnson's dismissal, according to NBA coaching sources.
  • Daily Dime: Fifteen straight for Clippers

    Dec 27
    The Clippers' 15th straight win was another blowout. The Clippers will need challenges to sharpen their playoff form, writes J.A. Adande.
  • Peter King: NFL Week 17 Picks

    Dec 27
    Peter King: NFL Week 17 Picks
  • Don Banks: Black Monday Primer: Definitive guide to 2013 coaching carousel

    Dec 27
    The only constant in the NFL these days is change, and all indications point to another active firing/hiring season commencing on Black Monday -- the day after the league's regular season concludes. While there were no midseason coaching dismissals in 2…