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Here's A Photo Of Johnny Manziel And Rob Gronkowski Wearing Shi…

Here's A Photo Of Johnny Manziel And Rob Gronkowski Wearing Shirts And Not Drinking

deadspin.com Updated Feb 4, 2013
If you asked us which two athletes would be most likely to team up and flood the internet with photos of themselves shirtless and partying during a night out, our answer would be simple: Johnny Manziel and Rob Gronkowski. And yet, here we are, staring a…
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  • Lugo will likely retire following Caribbean Series

    Lugo will likely retire following Caribbean Series

    MLB.com Feb 4, 2013
    Julio Lugo -- who played 12 Major League seasons, was the Red Sox's starting shortstop when they won the World Series in 2007 and was a part of seven organizations -- is expected to hang up the cleats when the Caribbean Series comes to an end on Friday.
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  • Cherington expects Papi to be ready for Opening Day

    Cherington expects Papi to be ready for Opening Day

    MLB.com Feb 4, 2013
    Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington visited David Ortiz in the Dominican Republic last week, and he expects the designated hitter to be good to go for Opening Day.
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  • Trade season round-up, featuring Kevin Garnett, Dwight Howard, …

    Trade season round-up, featuring Kevin Garnett, Dwight Howard, Rip Hamilton, and Danny Granger

    yahoo.com Feb 4, 2013
    On Sunday the Sporting News reported that the Boston Celtics had engaged in some discussions with the Los Angeles Clippers about possibly moving legendary big man Kevin Garnett to the Clips. On some levels, the rumored discussions checked off on all the…
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  • Bad no-call sours Super Bowl loss for 49ers

    Bad no-call sours Super Bowl loss for 49ers

    boston.com Feb 4, 2013
    In a season that began with replacement referees and ended on 4th and 5 hold -- and yes, it was a hold -- one has to seriously be concerned with the state of officiating.
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  • Paul Pierce hits game-winning step-back 3-pointer to push Celti…

    Paul Pierce hits game-winning step-back 3-pointer to push Celtics past Clippers (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Feb 4, 2013
    The Los Angeles Clippers had roared back from a 19-point halftime deficit against the Boston Celtics on Sunday, riding a monster second half from the backcourt duo of Eric Bledsoe and Jamal Crawford (37 total points on 14 for 23 shooting, nine assists a…
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  • Monday morning one-liners

    Monday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Feb 4, 2013
    A look at how the Bills are installing the systems run by coach Doug Marrone. Watching the Super Bowl and thinking about the Dolphins. Will the Patriots help open up the 2013 season? You can probably guess the conclusion of an analysis of the Jets quart…
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  • Joe Flacco edges out Colin Kaepernick in a Super Bowl quarterba…

    Joe Flacco edges out Colin Kaepernick in a Super Bowl quarterback showdown that ranks with the all-time best

    nydailynews.com Feb 4, 2013
    The Super Bowl has produced compelling quarterback matchups of Terry Bradshaw vs. Roger Staubach and Joe Montana vs. Dan Marino and Tom Brady vs. Eli Manning.
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  • Fueled by home cooking, Jones has a big night

    Fueled by home cooking, Jones has a big night

    boston.com Feb 4, 2013
    Ravens return specialist Jacoby Jones, a New Orleans native, had the longest kickoff return in Super Bowl history.
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  • Flacco now in line for a big payday

    Flacco now in line for a big payday

    boston.com Feb 4, 2013
    Joe Flacco has been wanting respect, and he has certainly earned it.
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  • 49ers players on the Super Bowl XLVII loss

    49ers players on the Super Bowl XLVII loss

    boston.com Feb 4, 2013
    49ers players took the blame and said they didn't do enough to win
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  • Jim Harbaugh spends most of time complaining about refs

    Jim Harbaugh spends most of time complaining about refs

    boston.com Feb 4, 2013
    "Yes, there’s no question in my mind that there was pass interference and then a hold [against Michael] Crabtree on the last one," the 49ers coach said.
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  • A Charge And A Three Save Boston; Pau Gasol Denies The Lakers A…

    A Charge And A Three Save Boston; Pau Gasol Denies The Lakers Another Bad Road Loss

    dimemag.com Feb 4, 2013
    Someone forgot to tell Boston they don’t have Rajon Rondo or Jared Sullinger for the rest of this season. The Celtics ran off their fourth straight win after losing their All-Star starter point guard a week ago by devouring the short-handed Clippers, th
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  • A Charge And A Three Save Boston; Pau Gasol Denies The Lakers A…

    A Charge And A Three Save Boston; Pau Gasol Denies The Lakers Another Bad Road Loss

    dimemag.com Feb 1, 2013
    Someone forgot to tell Boston they don’t have Rajon Rondo or Jared Sullinger for the rest of this season. The Celtics ran off their fourth straight win after losing their All-Star starter point guard a week ago by devouring the short-handed Clippers, th
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  • Video - Flip Chart: Celtics Without Rondo 01:37

    Flip Chart: Celtics Without Rondo

    Feb 4
    Flip Saunders examines the Celtics' four-game win streak without Rajon Rondo.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: What's next for Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers

    Feb 4
    NEW ORLEANS -- Having snapped the NFC's three-year Super Bowl winning streak, but continued the NFL's recent trend of seeing a lower-seeded hot team ride postseason momentum all the way to the parade-planning stage, the Baltimore Ravens stand astride th…
  • Clayton: Early Super Bowl favorites for 2013

    Feb 4
    Can the Ravens and 49ers get back? Don't count on it. Here are five teams that should be Super Bowl threats in 2013, writes John Clayton.
  • Don Banks: Imperfect and slowed, but Lewis ends career on top with Ravens

    Feb 4
    NEW ORLEANS -- You don't have to buy everything that Ray Lewis is selling -- and plenty of people don't, me included -- to enjoy the storybook ending that was his "last ride.''
  • Don Banks: Much-maligned Lewis ends career on top with Ravens

    Feb 4
    NEW ORLEANS -- You don't have to buy everything that Ray Lewis is selling -- and plenty of people don't, me included -- to enjoy the storybook ending that was his "last ride.''