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Gronk apologizes, says friend in video was not offended

Gronk apologizes, says friend in video was not offended

profootballtalk.com boston.com ESPN.com Updated Nov 15, 2013
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has apologized for the video that surfaced showing him mocking an Asian-American man. But Gronkowski also says the man is a friend of his who told him no offense was taken. “I feel bad, personally,” Gronkowski said, via…
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  • Welcome to TD Garden for Celtics-Trail Blazers

    Welcome to TD Garden for Celtics-Trail Blazers

    boston.com Nov 15, 2013
    By Gary Washburn, Globe Staff The Celtics play the final game of a three-game homestand against the much-improved Trail Blazers, who have beaten mostly losing...
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  • Celts' Sullinger (knee) available after sitting

    Celts' Sullinger (knee) available after sitting

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2013
    Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger is available for Friday night's game against the Portland Trail Blazers after sitting out Wednesday's loss to the Charlotte Bobcats due to right knee soreness.
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  • W2W4: Five things for Patriots-Panthers

    W2W4: Five things for Patriots-Panthers

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2013
    By the time the New England Patriots next take the field for game action, it will have been a long time since they last played. Fifteen days between regular season games is uncommon -- it’s happened only once before to Bill Belichick during his two tenu…
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  • Friday injury report: Gregory again misses practice

    Friday injury report: Gregory again misses practice

    boston.com Nov 15, 2013
    There were no changes for the Patriots from Thursday's injury report, with safety Steve Gregory the only player to miss the sweats and shells workout.
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  • Jeff Green, Rajon Rondo and Gerald Wallace on 2014 NBA All-Star…

    Jeff Green, Rajon Rondo and Gerald Wallace on 2014 NBA All-Star ballot

    boston.com Nov 15, 2013
    Celtics players Jeff Green, Rajon Rondo and Gerald Wallace were among the 120 total NBA players on the 2014 All-Star ballot that the league released Friday.
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  • Mike Pouncey hasn’t testified in Massachusetts, yet

    Mike Pouncey hasn’t testified in Massachusetts, yet

    profootballtalk.com Nov 15, 2013
    Nearly three weeks ago, Dolphins center Mike Pouncey received a post-game subpoena following a loss to the Patriots. It was a command to appear before a grand jury reportedly investigating the involvement of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez in …
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  • Randy Moss tries to name all 20 NFL quarterbacks who threw him …

    Randy Moss tries to name all 20 NFL quarterbacks who threw him a pass (Video)

    yahoo.com Nov 15, 2013
    Randy Moss caught 982 passes in his NFL career from 20 quarterbacks. In his new job as an analyst with Fox Sports, his coworkers tried to test his knowledge during a pre-production meeting — could Moss name all 20? A few are pretty obvious: Tom Brady, R…
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  • Friday roll call: Patriots release WR LaQuan Williams

    Friday roll call: Patriots release WR LaQuan Williams

    boston.com Nov 15, 2013
    Before even getting an opportunity to play in a game, receiver LaQuan Williams has been released by the Patriots. He signed with team Nov. 5, two days after the Patriots' most recent game, a win over Pittsburgh.
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  • PFT Live: Steve Smith, PFT Planet calls and tweets

    PFT Live: Steve Smith, PFT Planet calls and tweets

    profootballtalk.com Nov 15, 2013
    The Panthers extended their winning streak to five games in Week 10 with a win over the 49ers that bumped up the level of respect paid to them around the league. They can kick things up another notch against the Patriots this week and wide receiver Stev…
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  • Pipeline Inbox: Who will be better, Cole or Taillon?

    Pipeline Inbox: Who will be better, Cole or Taillon?

    MLB.com Nov 15, 2013
    Which talented Pirates right-hander has the brighter future, Gerrit Cole or Jameson Taillon? How long can Xander Bogaerts stay at shortstop for the Red Sox? Jim Callis answers these questions and more in the Pipeline Inbox.
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  • Patriots release LaQuan Williams with Shane Vereen closing in o…

    Patriots release LaQuan Williams with Shane Vereen closing in on return

    The Patriots made a roster move on Friday morning that may be setting up another move before they face the Panthers on Monday. New England announced that they have released wide receiver LaQuan Williams, who signed with the team 10 days ago and didn’t p…
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  • Bill Belichick impressed by Panthers' body of work

    Bill Belichick impressed by Panthers' body of work

    boston.com Nov 15, 2013
    Five straight wins have pushed the Carolina Panthers into the NFL playoff mix and added an extra layer of hype to Monday's visit by the Patriots. But to hear Bill Belichick tell it, the Panthers are even better than their 6-3 record.
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  • Ed Reed says Patriots called

    Ed Reed says Patriots called

    patriotsgab.com Nov 15, 2013
    Newly acquired Jets safety Ed Reed commented that the Patriots and Dolphins both called him before his arrival in New Jersey. “I don’t think either one of them wanted me in their conference,” Reed said, via Darryl Slater of the Newark Star-Ledger. Ed Re…
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  • Patriots Vs Panthers: 3 matchups to watch

    Patriots Vs Panthers: 3 matchups to watch

    patriotsgab.com Nov 15, 2013
    The New England Patriots will be facing a run heavy team in the Carolina Panthers Monday Night. It will be a tough test for a run defense that hasn’t fared well without their two top starters, Vince Wilfork, and Jerod Mayo. But this is where the trade f…
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  • Double Coverage: Patriots at Panthers

    Double Coverage: Patriots at Panthers

    ESPN.com boston.com Nov 15, 2013
    New England versus Carolina looked like a prime-time bust two months ago. Could it now be a Super Bowl preview? The Panthers (6-3) have won five straight games and six of their past seven after an 0-2 start to emerge as a contender in the NFC. New Engla…
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  • Friday morning one-liners

    Friday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Nov 15, 2013
    Moving to the Bills has worked out well for LB Jerry Hughes. The rushing offense and rushing defense need to get better for the Dolphins. Patriots DE Rob Ninkovich is happy to have CB Aqib Talib back on the practice field. Said Jets S Antonio Allen of E…
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  • Video - 'Playbook': New England Patriots vs. Carolina Panthers 05:27

    'Playbook': New England Patriots vs. Carolina Panthers

    Nov 15
    Who has the edge between New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and a hungry Carolina Panthers defense? Our analysts break down this matchup and discuss the Patriots' success in the second half under Bill Belichick.
  • Video - Gronk Apologizes: 'I Feel Bad' 03:09

    Gronk Apologizes: 'I Feel Bad'

    Nov 15
    Mike Reiss discusses Rob Gronkowski's apology for using racially insensitive comments to mock a fan.

Sports Columnists

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    Nov 15
    Lamar Odom moved a step closer to his increasingly inevitable return to the NBA when he met with Los Angeles Clippers officials for two hours Friday, sources with knowledge of the meeting confirmed.
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    Nov 15
    (Rob Carr/Getty Images) “I don’t think it will ever go away. Just that little chip. It’s not anger or resentment or anything like that. But it’s a little chip.” —Drew Brees, New Orleans quarterback, on the leftover feeling from the Saints’ bounty suspen…
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    Nov 15
    The Sports Guy dares to clean out his inbox while making his Week 11 picks.