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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The biggest distraction and arguably the biggest letdown in franchise history signed with their divisional rival on Monday afternoon and the New York Jets produced a collective shrug. Yes, Tim Tebow overshadowed the franchise much oUpvote Share Tweet
Matt Joyce hit one of three homers off Jon Lester to help the Tampa Bay Rays beat the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox 8-3 on Tuesday night.Upvote Share TweetYour browser does not support iframes.It was certainly one of the most interesting plays of the 2012 AFC Championship game. With 26 seconds left in the first half, the New England Patriots had a 10-7 lead over the Baltimore Ravens, and the ball at the R…Upvote Share Tweet
Rajon Rondo plays two Connect Four games at once, dominates (Video)yahoo.com Jun 11, 2013This spring's NBA postseason has been without many notable star players, including Kobe Bryant and Derrick Rose. For a certain type of fan inclined towards the eccentric, though, the most glaring absence was Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, a pla…Upvote Share TweetThe Red Sox are mapping out plans to have Clay Buchholz start the series finale in Baltimore on Sunday, manager John Farrell said Tuesday.Upvote Share TweetThe Patriots continue to search for talent at wide receiver, and held a private workout for former Colts receiver Austin Collie before Tuesday's minicamp practice, a league source told the Globe.Upvote Share Tweet
Watch: Welcome to TebowmaniaThe Globe's Shalise Manza Young and Zuri Berry review the first Patriots minicamp practice, which featured the introduction of new quarterback Tim Tebow.Upvote Share TweetThe Jaguars continue to provide a good home for stray former Patriots. According to a tweet from his agent, former Patriots quarterback Mike Kafka was claimed off waivers by the Jags. That’s four players making that trek in the last month, along with deUpvote Share TweetThe Patriots' first mandatory practice of minicamp was an uneventful one for third-year linebacker Brandon Spikes, who participated in just a handful of drills after having been the lone no-show for voluntary workouts. However, his session with the medi…Upvote Share Tweet
The Patriots' Wicked Signingnytimes.com Jun 11, 2013The Patriots must be giddy thinking about ways to torture the rival Jets with Tim Tebow, according to William C. Rhoden.Upvote Share Tweet
Celtics-Wolves to play preseason game in Canadanba.com Jun 11, 2013The Boston Celtics will play a preseason game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Montreal next season as part of the NBA's Canadian series.Upvote Share Tweet
Gaffney not at Pats minicamp, despite report he isApparently, there’s a player at the Patriots’ minicamp who looks a lot like receiver Jabar Gaffney. Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports Gaffney is present at the minicamp. A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that Gaffney isn’t. TheUpvote Share Tweet
Memo to Patriots: Avoid Wildcat packageDon't do it, New England Patriots! Do not even think about adding a Wildcat package to last year's top-rated offense after signing popular quarterback Tim Tebow. In fact, any offensive formation that involves taking future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom B…Upvote Share TweetThe Bills website shares a video of QB E.J. Manuel’s pre-Orange Bowl speech to his Florida State teammates. WR Brandon Gibson is working to be a good fit in the slot for the Dolphins. In coach Bill Belichick do Patriots fans put their trust. Jets DT DamUpvote Share Tweet
Tebow greeted with typical New England stoicism, or notYeah, today’s going to be a bit of a circus. But maybe the elements, if not Bill Belichick, will dampen the mood. The locals were greeted for Tim Tebow’s first day at work with the Patriots with the cover of the Boston Herald, which featured a kneelinUpvote Share TweetDaniel Nava hit a tiebreaking single in the 14th inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 10-8 on Monday night after squandering two late leads in a testy game that included a bench-clearing scrum.Upvote Share Tweet
Wes Welker: Tom Brady was upset when Patriots let me sign with DenverFormer Patriots receiver Wes Welker feels “like I can be myself a little more” with the Broncos, and acknowledged what has long been assumed: that Tom Brady was not happy when his good friend and favorite on-field target was allowed to leave New EnglaUpvote Share Tweet
The Future Of NBA RefereeingJun 11The NBA's competition committee is meeting this week, and David Stern says they'll be discussing profound changes to refereeing, for instance with a room full of officials reviewing calls off-site on video in real time. We asked Steve Javie about it.
The Tebow ProjectJun 11Tedy Bruschi and Damien Woody discuss New England's acquisition of Tim Tebow and how the Patriots plan to develop Tebow for the future.
Patriots Sign Tim TebowJun 11Trey Wingo and Tim Hasselbeck report from Foxboro Stadium to weigh in on the Patriots' signing of QB Tim Tebow.
Belichick Comments On TebowJun 11Patriots coach Bill Belichick talks about bringing in Tim Tebow to help the Patriots try to get better.
Daily Dime: Spurs dominate Game 3Jun 11The Night of the Unsung Spurs were set up by one of the most coveted players of the last 20 years, Tim Duncan
Tarvaris Jackson could sign with Seattle Seahawks in next day or two, acco…Jun 11Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, placed on waivers by the Buffalo Bills on Monday, is heading to Seattle in the next day or two to possibly sign a contract with the team, two sources say.
Don Banks: Multiple cities, same year: Is this the future of the draft?Jun 11The recent two-week shift of the 2014 NFL Draft that was necessitated by a scheduling conflict at New York's Radio City Music Hall could wind up being just the beginning of the changes coming to one of the league's glamor events in ensuing years.
Peter King: Two things make Patriots the perfect landing spot for Tebow; m…Jun 11I always figured, once the inevitability of the demise of Tim Tebow with the Jets played out, there were three teams that made sense for him: New England, New Orleans and Green Bay. And New England, which announced his signing today, was the most sensib…