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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.Upvote Share Tweet
Super Possibilities: What has the Falcons reveling in their game with …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.Upvote Share TweetBoston 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.Upvote Share TweetThe 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 …Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Jan 18, 2013Indians 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Patriots' Jones, Woodhead listed as probableNew England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones (ankle) is one of five Patriots players listed as probable for Sunday's AFC Championship Game.Upvote Share Tweet
Only five Pats on final injury report, and all are probableApart 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 …Upvote Share Tweet
The Celtics’ All-Stars plan on neither broing down nor throwing down during All-Star Weekendyahoo.com Jan 18, 2013As 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Watch The Baltimore Police Department's Crazed, Militaristic Tribute To The Ravens (Includes Cop Rap)deadspin.com Jan 18, 2013Oh 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…Upvote Share TweetA 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.Upvote Share TweetChicago Bulls forward Luol Deng is a game-time decision for Friday's game against the Boston Celtics because of a right hamstring injury.Upvote Share TweetFive 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, …Upvote Share Tweet
Celtics Admit They Are Monitoring Greg Odendimemag.com Jan 18, 2013No 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.Upvote Share TweetThe 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Chasing History: With a trip to the Super Bowl at stake, this week…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.Upvote Share TweetRavens 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 theUpvote Share TweetWR 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 withUpvote Share TweetPatriots 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.Upvote Share TweetNot 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, recallUpvote Share Tweet
Conference Championship Game Matchupsnytimes.com Jan 18, 2013Will Ray Lewis's retirement tour get one more stop?Upvote Share Tweet
Do you have an inspiring story?patriotsgab.com Jan 18, 2013Do 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 …Upvote Share Tweet
Spotlight Zoltan Mesko: A good Football Story rather than a negative Storypatriotsgab.com Jan 18, 2013Zoltan 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…Upvote Share Tweet
New England Patriots to keep Balitmore Ravens coach John Harbaugh from Super Bowl clash with brothernydailynews.com Jan 18, 2013For 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 LombardUpvote Share Tweet
Belinelli, Bulls Sink Celtics In OTJan 18Marco Belinelli's off-balance jumper in OT lifts Bulls past Celtics and to their third straight win.
Good Teammate, Bad OpponentJan 18Michael Wilbon and Bill Simmons draft their good teammate, bad opponent teams.
NFL Kickoff Overtime: Title GamesJan 18Trey Wingo, Mark Schlereth and Tedy Bruschi preview the NFC and AFC championship games on Sunday.
'Playbook': New England Patriots offenseJan 18The "Playbook" crew explains how the New England Patriots offense will try to attack the Baltimore Ravens defense in the AFC Championship Game.
Peter King: Ravens owe consistent success to 'other' HarbaughJan 18ATLANTA -- 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 18The 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 roundJan 18Teams put up 276 points in the divisional round of the playoffs. Will the trend continue?
The Sports Guy's All-Te'o MailbagJan 18Even the NFL playoffs can wait for the weirdest sports story of our age.