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Nets top short-handed Celts for 4th straight win

Nets top short-handed Celts for 4th straight win

ESPN.com Updated Nov 15, 2012
Joe Johnson made the tiebreaking basket with 3:03 left, Deron Williams and Brook Lopez each scored 24 points, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Boston Celtics 102-97 on Thursday night for their fourth straight victory.
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  • Sources: Red Sox to talk extension for Pedroia

    Sources: Red Sox to talk extension for Pedroia

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    According to several league sources, the Red Sox have already decided it would be in their best interest to begin discussions this winter about a possible long-term contract extension with veteran second baseman Dustin Pedroia.
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  • Quinn gets clearance to play on Sunday

    Quinn gets clearance to play on Sunday

    profootballtalk.com Nov 15, 2012
    Earlier this week, Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn said he’d been cleared to play after suffering a concussion against the Raiders last month.  The next day, Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said otherwise. Now, the player and the team apparently are on the s
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  • Patriots Gab Edition:Tim Tebow

    Patriots Gab Edition:Tim Tebow

    patriotsgab.com Nov 15, 2012
    The New England Patriots arch nemesis the New York Jets are quite the story this week for all the wrong reasons. They have a losing season. The playoffs are very far off for a team that can’t score points unless they get turnovers. The defense is strugg
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  • Rondo out against Nets due to sprained ankle

    Rondo out against Nets due to sprained ankle

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo missed Thursday night's game against the Brooklyn Nets due to a sprained ankle. Leandro Barbosa started in his place.
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  • The Red Sox Will Use All That Uncommitted Money Burning A Hole …

    The Red Sox Will Use All That Uncommitted Money Burning A Hole In Their Pocket

    deadspin.com Nov 15, 2012
    Remember when the Red Sox traded Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez and Nick Punto (ha, Nick Punto) to the Dodgers for some prospects, James Loney and salary relief? A quarter-billion dollars worth of salary relief? Look at all that spendable …
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  • Bill Belichick told Aqib Talib to take it one day at a time

    Bill Belichick told Aqib Talib to take it one day at a time

    profootballtalk.com Nov 15, 2012
    Cornerback Aqib Talib met the media on Thursday for the first time since the Patriots traded a fourth-round pick to the Buccaneers to acquire him just before the trade deadline. Talib said all the expected things about being excited to join the team and…
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  • Another chance for big plays?

    Another chance for big plays?

    buffalobills.com Nov 15, 2012
    Last week the Bills faced a New England defense that had given up more 20-plus yard pass play than any other team in the league. Buffalo had five pass plays of 20 yards or more against the Patriots in last week’s 37-31 loss. Miami’s defense isn’t mu
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  • Five Surprises of the Young N.B.A. Season

    Five Surprises of the Young N.B.A. Season

    nytimes.com Nov 15, 2012
    Rajon Rondo of the Celtics and Omer Asik of the Rockets have excelled. Ersan Ilyasova of the Bucks has not.
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  • PFT on NBC Sports Network welcomes Dwight Freeney

    PFT on NBC Sports Network welcomes Dwight Freeney

    profootballtalk.com Nov 15, 2012
    The Colts and Patriots seem to play every year, but this will be the first time they’ve clashed since Andrew Luck hit the scene. Erik Kuselias will ask Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney about that change when Freeney stops by Pro Football Talk on NBC S
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  • Aaron Hernandez in, Wes Welker out for second straight practice

    Aaron Hernandez in, Wes Welker out for second straight practice

    profootballtalk.com Nov 15, 2012
    For many teams, the reports about player participation in practice serve as a pretty good guideline about their chances of playing on Sunday. The Patriots are not one of those teams. Tight end Aaron Hernandez has been a perfect example of that this seas…
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  • Can Patriots' secondary stop Andrew Luck?

    Can Patriots' secondary stop Andrew Luck?

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    I remember sitting in Lucas Oil Stadium two weeks ago watching Indianapolis Colts rookie quarterback Andrew Luck carve up the Miami Dolphins for 433 yards. Andrew Luck #12 QBIndianapolis Colts 2012 STATS Att362 Comp208 Yds2631 TD10 Int9 Rat79.1 Luck was…
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  • Ian Thomsen: Asked to carry load, Sixers' Holiday proves to sti…

    Ian Thomsen: Asked to carry load, Sixers' Holiday proves to still be work in progress

    CNNSI.com Nov 15, 2012
    The 76ers recently acknowledged that they don't expect to see Andrew Bynum providing a return on his $16.8 million salary until January at the earliest. The 7-foot center's dominance of the low post was supposed to transform Philadelphia into a tempo-co…
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  • Roy Hibbert and the Indiana Pacers are struggling mightily in t…

    Roy Hibbert and the Indiana Pacers are struggling mightily in the face of increased expectations

    yahoo.com Nov 15, 2012
    With the Chicago Bulls undergoing an unfortunate waiting period with star guard Derrick Rose on the shelf, and the Boston Celtics seemingly rebuilding on the fly after watching Ray Allen take his senior act down to South Beach, the Indiana Pacers were e…
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  • Jim Trotter: To receive or to defer? That's the question

    Jim Trotter: To receive or to defer? That's the question

    CNNSI.com Nov 15, 2012
    The biggest comeback in Broncos history did not begin with a touchdown. It began with a pre-game coin flip.
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  • Greene plans to address his quotes to Silver on Thursday

    Greene plans to address his quotes to Silver on Thursday

    profootballtalk.com Nov 15, 2012
    On Wednesday, the Tebow experiment officially became Peter Brady’s volcano. On Thursday, the cleanup process will commence with running back Shonn Greene putting some of the lava back into the mountain. On Wednesday night, Mike Silver of Yahoo! Sports q
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  • Thursday morning one-liners

    Thursday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Nov 15, 2012
    The Bills are an awful 2-13 in AFC East games under Chan Gailey. For the Dolphins, tonight brings a test of whether they’re legitimate playoff contenders or not. The Patriots’ league-best turnover margin could get a boost against a Colts team near the
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  • Video - Ranking The Patriots 02:07

    Ranking The Patriots

    Nov 15
    Lomas Brown discusses the Patriots' rank among the NFL's elite as well as the impact that Aqib Talib will have on New England's defense.
  • Video - Reiss One On One With Visanthe Shiancoe 03:58

    Reiss One On One With Visanthe Shiancoe

    Nov 15
    ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss talks with veteran TE Visanthe Shiancoe about his return to the field.
  • Video - Reiss' P.A.T. 05:33

    Reiss' P.A.T.

    Nov 15
    In this week's edition of P.A.T. Mike Reiss looks ahead to the Patriots' week 11 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: Colts-Patriots 00:46

    Countdown Daily Prediction: Colts-Patriots

    Nov 15
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Indianapolis at New England

Sports Columnists

  • Weekend Dime -- Mike D'Antoni And The Los Angeles Lakers

    Nov 15
    Marc Stein xxxx.
  • Weekend Dime -- Steve Nash and Mike D'Antoni get a second chance

    Nov 15
    After four years apart, Steve Nash and Mike D'Antoni are back on the title hunt in Los Angeles. Marc Stein has that and all the latest buzz from around the league in the latest Weekend Dime.
  • Biggest NFL games of Week 11 -- John Clayton's First & 10

    Nov 15
    This weekend will help determine how interesting the AFC playoff race will be down the stretch, John Clayton writes.
  • Zach Randolph and Kendrick Perkins confrontation being looked into by NBA

    Nov 15
    The NBA is investigating Wednesday night's reported confrontation involving Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph and Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins, according to a league spokesman.