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Red Sox reach deals with Ellsbury, six others

Red Sox reach deals with Ellsbury, six others

ESPN.com CNNSI.com MLB.com Updated Jan 18, 2013
Jacoby Ellsbury and the Red Sox agreed on a one-year, $9 million deal, one of seven the team made Friday.
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  • Belinelli's late jumper sends Bulls by Celts

    Belinelli's late jumper sends Bulls by Celts

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Jan 18, 2013
    Marco Belinelli made a game-winning jumper with 3.1 seconds left, Jimmy Butler scored six points in overtime and the Chicago Bulls extended their Friday night road show by beating the Boston Celtics 100-99.
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  • Super Possibilities: What has the Falcons reveling in their gam…

    Super Possibilities: What has the Falcons reveling in their game with …

    CNNSI.com Jan 18, 2013
    What has the Falcons reveling in their game with the 49ers? Can the Ravens' defense hold up against the vaunted Patriots' offense? Peter King answers these and more in his Last Word.
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  • Celts' Bradley out against Bulls with rib injury

    Celts' Bradley out against Bulls with rib injury

    ESPN.com Jan 18, 2013
    Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley will sit out Friday's visit from the Chicago Bulls due to a rib injury suffered in Wednesday's loss to the New Orleans Hornets.
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  • Ravens-Patriots Friday injury report

    Ravens-Patriots Friday injury report

    ESPN.com Jan 18, 2013
    The time for practice is over for the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots. We are 48 hours away from the AFC Championship Game, and the winner will advance to Super Bowl XLVII. Here is the final injury report for both teams: Patriots Probable: DE …
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  • Francona not pleased with his Sox book teaser

    Francona not pleased with his Sox book teaser

    MLB.com Jan 18, 2013
    Indians manager Terry Francona said he feels the controversial excerpt painted a misleading portrait of the book, "Francona: The Red Sox Years," which was co-written by the Boston Globe's Dan Shaugnessy and is due to hit shelves on Tuesday.
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  • Patriots' Jones, Woodhead listed as probable

    Patriots' Jones, Woodhead listed as probable

    ESPN.com Jan 18, 2013
    New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones (ankle) is one of five Patriots players listed as probable for Sunday's AFC Championship Game.
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  • Only five Pats on final injury report, and all are probable

    Only five Pats on final injury report, and all are probable

    profootballtalk.com Jan 18, 2013
    Apart from tight end Rob Gronkowski and any other players placed on injured reserve by the Patriots throughout the season, the home team in the AFC title game is healthy. Very healthy. Only five players appear on the injury report, and all are probable …
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  • The Celtics’ All-Stars plan on neither broing down nor throwing…

    The Celtics’ All-Stars plan on neither broing down nor throwing down during All-Star Weekend

    yahoo.com Jan 18, 2013
    As Eric Freeman related Thursday night, the starting fives for the Eastern and Western Conference teams in next month's 2013 NBA All-Star Game have been announced, and basketball fans around the world decided that they wanted to see a starting Eastern b…
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  • Watch The Baltimore Police Department's Crazed, Militaristic Tr…

    Watch The Baltimore Police Department's Crazed, Militaristic Tribute To The Ravens (Includes Cop Rap)

    deadspin.com Jan 18, 2013
    Oh dear. What can one even say about this video, created by the Baltimore police department in anticipation of this weekend's AFC championship game between the Ravens and the Patriots? It's got everything that a terrible hype video needs: "Seven Na…
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  • Source: Alicia Keys to sing national anthem at Super Bowl

    Source: Alicia Keys to sing national anthem at Super Bowl

    CNNSI.com Jan 18, 2013
    A person familiar with Super Bowl entertainment plans tells The Associated Press that Alicia Keys has been lined up to perform the national anthem before the NFL championship game in New Orleans on Feb. 3.
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  • Bulls' Deng (hammy) game-time call vs. Celts

    Bulls' Deng (hammy) game-time call vs. Celts

    ESPN.com Jan 18, 2013
    Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng is a game-time decision for Friday's game against the Boston Celtics because of a right hamstring injury.
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  • Final Word: Ravens at Patriots

    Final Word: Ravens at Patriots

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Jan 18, 2013
    Five nuggets of knowledge about Sunday's AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium: One last time: This will mark the final matchup between two future Hall of Famers -- quarterback Tom Brady of the Patriots and linebacker Ray Lewis of Baltimore. Lewis, …
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  • Celtics Admit They Are Monitoring Greg Oden

    Celtics Admit They Are Monitoring Greg Oden

    dimemag.com Jan 18, 2013
    No one, perhaps not even Greg Oden, is sure what the big man will have left in the tank once he’s healthy enough to play in the NBA again. We have questions marks on his foot speed, his love of the game, and oh yeah, all that other off-court stuff, too.
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  • Don Banks: History not on Ravens' side as they try to get reven…

    Don Banks: History not on Ravens' side as they try to get revenge on Patriots

    CNNSI.com Jan 18, 2013
    The Baltimore Ravens have worked hard and admirably persevered through multiple challenges this season to get back to the same position they were in last year: playing at New England in the AFC Championship game. But history says the chances of the outc…
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  • Chasing History: With a trip to the Super Bowl at stake, this w…

    Chasing History: With a trip to the Super Bowl at stake, this week…

    CNNSI.com Jan 18, 2013
    With a trip to the Super Bowl at stake, this weekend's championship games could change the legacies of Tom Brady, Joe Flacco and Matt Ryan, says Don Banks.
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  • Dean Pees on stopping Brady: Hire Tonya Harding

    Dean Pees on stopping Brady: Hire Tonya Harding

    profootballtalk.com Jan 18, 2013
    Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees is very familiar with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. He’s been part of the defensive staff in Baltimore for the last three seasons, which has meant three matchups with the Patriots, and he spent four years as the
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  • Friday morning one-liners

    Friday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Jan 18, 2013
    WR Donald Jones thinks he’ll be recovered from his season-ending illness in time for the start of Bills offseason work. A look at the possible cap benefits of cutting various members of the Dolphins. Patriots S Devin McCourty says he’s impressed with
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  • Pats rookie Jones (ankle) limited in practice

    Pats rookie Jones (ankle) limited in practice

    ESPN.com Jan 18, 2013
    Patriots rookie defensive end Chandler Jones was the lone New England player limited in Thursday's practice, putting his status for Sunday's AFC Championship Game in question.
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  • Tom Brady said “I’m going to be a great one” after his second …

    Tom Brady said “I’m going to be a great one” after his second start

    profootballtalk.com Jan 18, 2013
    Not many people thought Tom Brady was going to become an all-time great quarterback in 2001, when he first took over for an injured Drew Bledsoe. But Brady himself thought so. Damon Huard, who was the Patriots’ third-string quarterback that year, recall
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  • Conference Championship Game Matchups

    Conference Championship Game Matchups

    nytimes.com Jan 18, 2013
    Will Ray Lewis's retirement tour get one more stop?
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  • Do you have an inspiring story?

    Do you have an inspiring story?

    patriotsgab.com Jan 18, 2013
    Do you have an inspiring story, or good deeds you do on a daily basis you would like to share with Patriots Gab? We want to post more inspiring stories on our site, and if you have one , you feel like sharing, then let us know through facebook comments …
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  • Spotlight Zoltan Mesko: A good Football Story rather than a neg…

    Spotlight Zoltan Mesko: A good Football Story rather than a negative Story

    patriotsgab.com Jan 18, 2013
    Zoltan Mesko is known for being the New England Patriots punter, and he does a good job at it, and  Zoltan Mesko is also known as being very involved in many charities and helping out his community. Tonight, here at Patriots Gab, we would like to take a…
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  • New England Patriots to keep Balitmore Ravens coach John Harbau…

    New England Patriots to keep Balitmore Ravens coach John Harbaugh from Super Bowl clash with brother

    nydailynews.com Jan 18, 2013
    For a good part of the season, it looked like Super Bowl XLVII could be renamed the Manning Bowl On Bourbon St. with Eli’s Giants and Peyton’s Broncos on a collision course that ultimately got sidetracked before the brothers could play for the Lombard
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  • Video - Belinelli, Bulls Sink Celtics In OT 00:48

    Belinelli, Bulls Sink Celtics In OT

    Jan 18
    Marco Belinelli's off-balance jumper in OT lifts Bulls past Celtics and to their third straight win.
  • Video - Good Teammate, Bad Opponent 02:46

    Good Teammate, Bad Opponent

    Jan 18
    Michael Wilbon and Bill Simmons draft their good teammate, bad opponent teams.
  • Video - NFL Kickoff Overtime: Title Games 03:16

    NFL Kickoff Overtime: Title Games

    Jan 18
    Trey Wingo, Mark Schlereth and Tedy Bruschi preview the NFC and AFC championship games on Sunday.
  • Video - 'Playbook': New England Patriots offense 03:43

    'Playbook': New England Patriots offense

    Jan 18
    The "Playbook" crew explains how the New England Patriots offense will try to attack the Baltimore Ravens defense in the AFC Championship Game.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Ravens owe consistent success to 'other' Harbaugh

    Jan 18
    ATLANTA -- I'll be spending the weekend covering the NFC Championship Game, but before I get too heavy into Niners-Falcons, I wanted to write about the most under-appreciated single person of the NFL weekend: John Harbaugh.
  • Don Banks: History not on Ravens' side as they try to get revenge on Patri…

    Jan 18
    The Baltimore Ravens have worked hard and admirably persevered through multiple challenges this season to get back to the same position they were in last year: playing at New England in the AFC Championship game. But history says the chances of the outc…
  • NFL playoffs -- John Clayton's First and Goal: Championship round

    Jan 18
    Teams put up 276 points in the divisional round of the playoffs. Will the trend continue?
  • The Sports Guy's All-Te'o Mailbag

    Jan 18
    Even the NFL playoffs can wait for the weirdest sports story of our age.