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Nets top short-handed Celts for 4th straight win
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.Upvote Share Tweet
Sources: Red Sox to talk extension for PedroiaAccording 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.Upvote Share TweetEarlier 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 sUpvote Share Tweetpatriotsgab.com Updated Nov 15, 2012The 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 struggUpvote Share Tweet
Rondo out against Nets due to sprained ankleBoston 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.Upvote Share Tweet
The Red Sox Will Use All That Uncommitted Money Burning A Hole In Their Pocketdeadspin.com Updated Nov 15, 2012Remember 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 …Upvote Share TweetCornerback 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Another chance for big plays?buffalobills.com Updated Nov 15, 2012Last 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 muUpvote Share Tweet
Five Surprises of the Young N.B.A. Seasonnytimes.com Updated Nov 15, 2012Rajon Rondo of the Celtics and Omer Asik of the Rockets have excelled. Ersan Ilyasova of the Bucks has not.Upvote Share TweetThe 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 SUpvote Share TweetFor 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…Upvote Share TweetI 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Ian Thomsen: Asked to carry load, Sixers' Holiday proves to still be work in progressCNNSI.com Updated Nov 15, 2012The 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Roy Hibbert and the Indiana Pacers are struggling mightily in the face of increased expectationsyahoo.com Updated Nov 15, 2012With 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Jim Trotter: To receive or to defer? That's the questionCNNSI.com Updated Nov 15, 2012The biggest comeback in Broncos history did not begin with a touchdown. It began with a pre-game coin flip.Upvote Share TweetOn 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 qUpvote Share TweetThe 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 theUpvote Share Tweet
Ranking The PatriotsNov 15Lomas 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.
Reiss One On One With Visanthe ShiancoeNov 15ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss talks with veteran TE Visanthe Shiancoe about his return to the field.
Reiss' P.A.T.Nov 15In this week's edition of P.A.T. Mike Reiss looks ahead to the Patriots' week 11 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts
Countdown Daily Prediction: Colts-PatriotsNov 15The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Indianapolis at New England
Weekend Dime -- Mike D'Antoni And The Los Angeles LakersNov 15Marc Stein xxxx.
Weekend Dime -- Steve Nash and Mike D'Antoni get a second chanceNov 15After 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 & 10Nov 15This 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 NBANov 15The 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.