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Unhappy with conditions, Ravens move practice field

Unhappy with conditions, Ravens move practice field

CNNSI.com Updated Jan 31, 2013
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Unhappy with the hard artificial turf at Tulane University's baseball field, the Baltimore Ravens will hold their main practice Thursday at the Saints' facility instead.
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  • Overbay, Red Sox agree to minor league deal

    Overbay, Red Sox agree to minor league deal

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jan 31, 2013
    The Boston Red Sox on Thursday agreed to a minor league deal with first baseman Lyle Overbay, an agreement that includes an invitation to spring training, a team official confirmed.
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  • Patriots re-sign restricted free agent Fletcher

    Patriots re-sign restricted free agent Fletcher

    ESPN.com Jan 31, 2013
    New England Patriots linebacker Dane Fletcher, who was scheduled to be a restricted free agent this offseason as he recovers from a torn ACL that sidelined him for the entire 2012 season, has re-signed with the team.
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  • Thoughts on Ed Reed and the Patriots

    Thoughts on Ed Reed and the Patriots

    ESPN.com Jan 31, 2013
    Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed made headlines this week when he said he could "definitely" play for the New England Patriots next season. Reed will become an unrestricted free agent in March and should be a hot commodity on the open market. H…
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  • Multiple GMs Believe Kevin Garnett Won’t Play More Than 2 More …

    Multiple GMs Believe Kevin Garnett Won’t Play More Than 2 More Seasons

    dimemag.com Jan 31, 2013
    The vultures are circling in Boston. The Celtics will probably still make the playoffs without Rajon Rondo, but the chances of them winning a round are slim. For Kevin Garnett, that would be another short postseason, and would leave him heading into nex…
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  • Patriot Chandler Jones didn’t want Bill Belichick to see a pict…

    Patriot Chandler Jones didn’t want Bill Belichick to see a picture with his Ravens brother

    Jon Jones had to stay neutral while in Foxboro two weeks ago. The UFC lightweight champion had a brother on both teams. Arthur is a defensive end for the Baltimore Ravens, and will play in the Super Bowl on Sunday. Chandler is a rookie on the New Englan…
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  • Rob Gronkowski doesn’t think he returned too soon

    Rob Gronkowski doesn’t think he returned too soon

    profootballtalk.com Jan 31, 2013
    Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is making the rounds in New Orleans this week with a big black cast on his left arm, the result of the arm he suffered in the playoff opener against the Texans. It was the second time he broke the arm this season and Gr…
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  • And The Winner Is ...

    And The Winner Is ...

    CNNSI.com Jan 31, 2013
    The hype is almost over and the actual Super Bowl game is near. Who will hoist all of the trophies handed out this Sunday night? SI's NFL experts make their picks.
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  • A Lost Season: The relocation of the Kings to Seattle is not a …

    A Lost Season: The relocation of the Kings to Seattle is not a d…

    CNNSI.com Jan 31, 2013
    The relocation of the Kings to Seattle is not a done deal, but the damage has been done. A team built for the future, the Kings are struggling through the present, says Ian Thomsen.
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  • Super Bowl teams teach Patriots a lesson

    Super Bowl teams teach Patriots a lesson

    ESPN.com Jan 31, 2013
    The New England Patriots were 0-3 this season against the two teams competing in Sunday's Super Bowl XLVII. The Baltimore Ravens beat New England both the regular season and playoffs, and the San Francisco 49ers entered Gillette Stadium and beat the Pat…
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  • Video - Celtics Not In Market For PG 04:35

    Celtics Not In Market For PG

    Jan 31
    Kurt Rambis on Danny Ainge's comments that the Celtics won't seek a point guard right now.
  • Video - Gronkowski Recovering From Injury 03:58

    Gronkowski Recovering From Injury

    Jan 31
    Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski talks to Hannah Storm about his recovery from surgery to fix his broken arm.
  • Video - Ed Reed Says He Could See Himself Playing For Bill Belichick 06:26

    Ed Reed Says He Could See Himself Playing For Bill Belichick

    Jan 31
    Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss Ed Reed's comments about possibly playing for Bill Belichick someday.
  • Video - Harrison Worried About His Health 03:06

    Harrison Worried About His Health

    Jan 31
    Mike Ditka and Jerry Rice react to Rodney Harrison's saying he is "scared to death" about the future of his health.

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  • Don Banks: Seahawks' Wilson familiar with Super-bound 49ers

    Jan 31
    NEW ORLEANS -- Colin Kaepernick might be all the rage at this year's Super Bowl, but the most recent quarterback to beat San Francisco and its wunderkind second-year passer showed up here today with a little buzz of his own attached to his name. Seattle…
  • Don Banks: Ravens' Super Bowl run a testament to skills of Ozzie Newsome

    Jan 31
    NEW ORLEANS -- In some form or fashion, on multiple fronts, the issue of legacy hangs over every Super Bowl these days. But that discussion at Super Bowl XLVII should start nowhere else but with the singular feat that would be Ozzie Newsome's if his Bal…