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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…Upvote Share Tweet
Welcome to TD Garden for Celtics-Trail BlazersBy 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...Upvote Share Tweet
Celts' Sullinger (knee) available after sittingESPN.com Updated Nov 15, 2013Boston 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.Upvote Share Tweet
W2W4: Five things for Patriots-PanthersESPN.com Updated Nov 15, 2013By 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…Upvote Share TweetThere 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Jeff Green, Rajon Rondo and Gerald Wallace on 2014 NBA All-Star ballotCeltics 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.Upvote Share TweetNearly 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 …Upvote Share Tweet
Randy Moss tries to name all 20 NFL quarterbacks who threw him a pass (Video)yahoo.com Updated Nov 15, 2013Randy 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…Upvote Share TweetBefore 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.Upvote Share Tweet
PFT Live: Steve Smith, PFT Planet calls and tweetsThe 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Pipeline Inbox: Who will be better, Cole or Taillon?MLB.com Updated Nov 15, 2013Which 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.Upvote Share TweetThe 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…Upvote Share TweetFive 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.Upvote Share Tweetpatriotsgab.com Updated Nov 15, 2013Newly 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…Upvote Share Tweetpatriotsgab.com Updated Nov 15, 2013The 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…Upvote Share TweetNew 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…Upvote Share TweetMoving 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…Upvote Share Tweet
'Playbook': New England Patriots vs. Carolina PanthersNov 15Who 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.
Gronk Apologizes: 'I Feel Bad'Nov 15Mike Reiss discusses Rob Gronkowski's apology for using racially insensitive comments to mock a fan.
Lamar Odom meets with Los Angeles Clippers for two hours FridayNov 15Lamar 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.
So Happy TogetherNov 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…
Bill Simmons's mailbag and Week 11 in the NFLNov 15The Sports Guy dares to clean out his inbox while making his Week 11 picks.