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After release from jail, Urbina returns to baseball

After release from jail, Urbina returns to baseball

CNNSI.com Updated Dec 28, 2012
Former major league pitcher Ugueth Urbina has returned to baseball after serving 7 1/2 years in prison for the attempted murder of five workers on his family's ranch.
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  • Dolphins' Bess out for season finale at Patriots

    Dolphins' Bess out for season finale at Patriots

    ESPN.com Dec 28, 2012
    Receiver Davone Bess has been ruled out of the Miami Dolphins' season finale Sunday at New England because of a back injury.
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  • Wilfork fined $30,000, but Chung escapes without one

    Wilfork fined $30,000, but Chung escapes without one

    profootballtalk.com Dec 28, 2012
    Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork was fined $30,000 for unnecessary roughness, after hitting Jaguars offensive lineman Steve Vallos in the head last week. The play resulted in a penalty during the game, occurring after a Patrick Chung interception…
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  • The Not-So-Secret Problem with the Celtics

    The Not-So-Secret Problem with the Celtics

    dimemag.com Dec 28, 2012
    Before the season started, the Boston Celtics were the biggest threat in the East to a LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh oligarchy set to control the NBA for the next few seasons. In the off-season, Kevin Garnett re-signed, Paul Pierce was still …
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  • Doc Rivers pays Clippers championship-level compliment after 29…

    Doc Rivers pays Clippers championship-level compliment after 29-point blowout of Celtics

    yahoo.com Dec 28, 2012
    If you were watching Thursday night's NBA action on TNT, the late-running opener between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Dallas Mavericks - pushed to overtime thanks to this absurd, one-of-a-kind buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Darren Collison - meant that
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  • Friday morning one-liners

    Friday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Dec 28, 2012
    Bills DE Mario Williams donated a pickup truck to a married couple who are both active duty Marines. Dolphins P Brandon Fields feels he was a Pro Bowl snub. Patriots CB Aqib Talib says that his hip injury has improved. Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sp…
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  • The Clippers Crush Defenseless Boston; Kevin Durant Tears Out D…

    The Clippers Crush Defenseless Boston; Kevin Durant Tears Out Dallas’ Heart

    dimemag.com Dec 28, 2012
    The Clippers have caught the momentum of an avalanche in this 15-game winning streak, and they’re apparently stopping for nobody, no matter their reputation. The Celtics are only six months removed from losing in heartbreaking fashion to Miami in the Ea
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  • Lee Jenkins: Clippers still streaking for now, but best is yet …

    Lee Jenkins: Clippers still streaking for now, but best is yet to come

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Dec 28, 2012
    LOS ANGELES -- The 2007-08 Houston Rockets have become something of a cautionary tale in the NBA, a middling team that stood at 24-20 on Jan. 27, before they jumped into a kerosene bath. The searing Rockets embarked on a 22-game winning streak, an unfor…
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  • Video - NFL32OT: RG III Best Of The Best? 03:09

    NFL32OT: RG III Best Of The Best?

    Dec 28
    Episode 240: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss Redskins coach Mike Shanahan comments on RG III. Steve Young breaks down which quarter in the AFC needs home field advantage the most. The NFL32 crew discuss Adrian Peterson and the Vikings.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Are New England Patriots built for playoff success? 01:58

    'Playbook': Are New England Patriots built for playoff success?

    Dec 28
    Can the New England Patriots make a deep run in the playoffs? Our analysts discuss why the Patriots' rush offense will play a major role in their success.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots 03:49

    'Playbook': Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots

    Dec 28
    Can the Miami Dolphins pull off an upset in Foxborough? See why one of our analysts thinks the Dolphins' improved running game will help them compete and keep it close on Sunday.
  • Video - 'NFL Films Presents': Football at Fenway 04:55

    'NFL Films Presents': Football at Fenway

    Dec 28
    Did you know the New England Patriots used to play their games at Fenway Park in Boston? Join Patriots owner Robert Kraft as he relives some of the best memories from the historic ballpark.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Cowboys on familiar ground with win-or-go-home Week 17

    Dec 28
    In the offseason, Dallas coach Jason Garrett visited the Yankees' spring-training home in Tampa, and sought out Derek Jeter. Garrett was raised in Yankee country, so he has great respect for the Yankee shortstop, and he wanted to ask him about leadershi…
  • NFL - John Clayton's five most cherished NFL records

    Dec 28
    Football records might not resonate like those in baseball, but there are five NFL records that stand above the rest, John Clayton writes.
  • The Sports Guy powers through a damaged laptop to make his Week 17 picks

    Dec 28
    The Sports Guy's computer is on the fritz, but that didn't stop him from making his Week 17 picks.