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The Texans enter the divisional round of the playoffs as decided underdogs to the Patriots. And the Texans embrace that role. Which is a good thing, because they’ve earned that role. “Yeah, I love being the underdog. It’s my claim to fame,” defeUpvote Share Tweet
James Harden Pump Fakes, Scores and Draws the FoulJames Harden pump fakes to draw the foul and sinks in the basket in tonight’s matchup between the Houston Rockets and Boston Celtics.Upvote Share Tweet
Jared Sullinger Attacks the Glass with One Hand.The Boston Celtics rookie Jared Sullinger attacks the glass as he hustles to grab the rebound with one hand and cashes in a hook shot tonight against the Houston Rockets.Upvote Share Tweet
Loveable lovers? Cubs' Epstein has bigger goalsCubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein says he understands the ballclub's culture better now than he did when he first arrived in Chicago.Upvote Share Tweet
No one’s questionable for the Patriots this weekThroughout the regular season, there was a regular Friday post wrapping up the final injury reports of the week. Frequent readers of that post will know that you could set your clock to the Patriots listing some large portion of their roster as question…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Jan 11, 2013The New England Patriots made a massive overhaul to their injury report on Friday, removing 15 players who had been listed as limited in Thursday's session.Upvote Share Tweet
Sunday divisional playoffs preview: Tom Brady will lead potent Patriots offense to AFC title gameyahoo.com Updated Jan 11, 2013Houston Texans at New England Patriots Sunday, January 13, 2013 Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Mass. The Houston Texans have the most wins in franchise history, won a second consecutive AFC South title and, after last week's 19-13 win over the Cincinnati Be…Upvote Share Tweet
Don Banks: Niners-Patriots tops best potential Super Bowl matchupsThe NFL's divisional round means we're down to the league's elite eight in the playoffs, and that's when the Super Bowl pairing starts to first come into view. There are still 16 potential matchups for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans next month, and her…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Jan 11, 2013Five nuggets of knowledge about Sunday's Houston Texans-New England Patriots divisional-round playoff game at Gillette Stadium: Guarding against overconfidence: The New England Patriots are heavily favored against the Texans. New England trounced Housto…Upvote Share TweetAllegedly, Rajon Rondo wants to see Rudy Gay in Boston Celtics green, and really, why wouldn’t he? It looks like Rudy is one of the most blatantly-available difference makers on the trade market. If Gay is going be headed somewhere, it’s only naturalUpvote Share Tweet
Ian Thomsen: Heat take long view amid midseason strugglesPORTLAND, Ore. -- The clock was unraveling down to its last threads, but LeBron James moved without panic as the defense trapped out to him. His backhanded pass around the defenders found Chris Bosh alone in the seam. Another closing defender forced Bos…Upvote Share TweetTexans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips did not say anything controversial or disrespectful when asked on Thursday about how Houston will cover Patriots receiver Wes Welker this weekend. But that didn’t stop Phillips’ comments from becoming a storyUpvote Share Tweet
Pierce, Sullinger Quiet RocketsJan 11Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 23 points and Jared Sullinger contributed 14 from the bench to lift the Celtics.
NFL32OT: Texans-Patriots Set For RematchJan 11Episode 247: Merril Hoge breaks down the Texans-Patriots matchup. The NFL32 crew discuss which quarterback has the most difficult matchup against the opposing defense.
'Playbook': Can the Houston Texans pull off an upset?Jan 11The "Playbook" gang breaks down the New England Patriots' playoff success at home and explains why even Houston Texans running back Arian Foster will have a hard time helping his team beat the Patriots.
'Playbook': Houston Texans vs. New England PatriotsJan 11Do the Houston Texans or New England Patriots need the running game more on Sunday? Our analysts take a look at both ground games and also discuss how Texans defensive end J.J. Watt impacts the defense.
NBA - Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant starting to show off his mean s…Jan 11Kevin Durant is starting to show the entire NBA how competitive he really is, writes J.A. Adande.
Don Banks: Niners-Patriots tops best potential Super Bowl matchupsJan 11The NFL's divisional round means we're down to the league's elite eight in the playoffs, and that's when the Super Bowl pairing starts to first come into view. There are still 16 potential matchups for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans next month, and her…
Dallas Mavericks in touch with Greg Oden's agent, source saysJan 11Count the Dallas Mavericks among the list of NBA teams who are keeping an eye on former No. 1 overall pick Greg Oden.
Peter King: Ryan Longwell gets chance to rewrite historyJan 11RENTON, Wash. -- It's so strange to see Ryan Longwell here, out of retirement, into the NFL's Final Eight. This is the day he should have been doing a light jog, just to stay loose as his final pre-race prep for Sunday's Walt Disney World Marathon, whic…