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Despite loss, playoff magic number down to one

Despite loss, playoff magic number down to one

MLB.com Updated Sep 18, 2013
The Red Sox will have to wait at least one more day to clinch a postseason berth. Chris Davis made sure of that when he punched a two-run single up the middle with two outs in the top of the 12th to lead the Orioles to a 5-3 victory on Wednesday night a…
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  • Picked-up pieces around Patriots

    Picked-up pieces around Patriots

    ESPN.com Sep 18, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Some picked-up pieces from around the New England Patriots: Media scene: Players drawing large media crowds Wednesday included tight end Rob Gronkowski, safeties Devin McCourty and Steve Gregory, cornerback Kyle Arrington and receiv…
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  • WR Terrell Owens wants to play for the Patriots

    WR Terrell Owens wants to play for the Patriots

    patriotsgab.com Sep 18, 2013
    Terrell OwensPhoto by: Matt Slocum Veteran Wide Receiver Terrell Owens wants to play for the Patriots. The Patriots offense has struggled through the first two games of the season, and their receiving core is loaded with youth. The Patriots have two sta…
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  • Buccaneers Vs Patriots: 3 players to watch for

    Buccaneers Vs Patriots: 3 players to watch for

    patriotsgab.com Sep 18, 2013
    Mike Williams The winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers will travel to Foxborough to take on the undefeated Patriots on Sunday. Don’t let their records fool you, the Buccaneers could easily be 2 – 0, and the Patriots could just as easily be 0 – 2, heading into t…
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  • The Red Sox are embracing their beards, but are scruffy faces g…

    The Red Sox are embracing their beards, but are scruffy faces giving the team a black eye?

    yahoo.com Sep 18, 2013
    The Boston Red Sox have fully embraced their beardedness this season. Since Brian Wilson's injury and subsequent move to the Dodgers, baseball's facial hair hierarchy has shifted and Boston seemed as good a choice as any to be the epicenter of baseball …
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  • Watch: Ben Volin's Week 3 outlook

    Watch: Ben Volin's Week 3 outlook

    boston.com Sep 18, 2013
    Globe NFL reporter Ben Volin gives CineSport's Noah Coslov his must-watch games, says that RGIII should sit vs. Detroit, and previews the Patriots-Buccaneers game.
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  • Week 3 NFL picks: Boston.com's Zuri Berry makes his predictions…

    Week 3 NFL picks: Boston.com's Zuri Berry makes his predictions for…

    boston.com Sep 18, 2013
    Boston.com's Zuri Berry makes his predictions for Week 3 of the NFL season.
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  • Rowdy teens trash the home of ex-NFL player Brian Holloway

    Rowdy teens trash the home of ex-NFL player Brian Holloway

    profootballtalk.com Sep 18, 2013
    Brian Holloway was a first-round draft pick of the Patriots in 1981, lasted eight years in the league and made three Pro Bowls. When you have that kind of NFL career, you make enough money to buy things like a vacation home on a 200-acre property. And w…
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  • Mike Pettine careful not to 'chase ghosts'

    Mike Pettine careful not to 'chase ghosts'

    ESPN.com Sep 18, 2013
    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Two years ago, faced with yet another matchup between the New York Jets and New England Patriots, Bill Belichick delivered a quote that could also describe Sunday's game between the Jets and Buffalo Bills. "It’s one of those d…
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  • Brees and Brady have differing opinions on Goldson

    Brees and Brady have differing opinions on Goldson

    Two of the league’s top quarterbacks had very different reactions to the news that Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson’s suspension was overturned earlier today, and replaced with a $100,000 fine. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (who will see Goldson Sunday…
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  • Ferguson fined for fracas in Foxborough

    Ferguson fined for fracas in Foxborough

    ESPN.com Sep 18, 2013
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- As expected, D'Brickashaw Ferguson was fined by the league for his role in last Thursday's melee with the Patriots, the left tackle confirmed Wednesday. Ferguson wouldn't reveal the amount of the fine. Guard Willie Colon and center…
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  • The 10 Worst Franchises In NBA History

    The 10 Worst Franchises In NBA History

    dimemag.com Sep 18, 2013
    There are many, many instances of teams having bad seasons or bad stretches or both. Even the Boston Celtics and L.A. Lakers have rough years. In fact, they’re both going to have one this year. That doesn’t make them bad franchises, even if management h…
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  • Wednesday's injury report: Seven Patriots limited

    Wednesday's injury report: Seven Patriots limited

    boston.com ESPN.com Sep 18, 2013
    By Michael Whitmer, Globe Staff FOXBOROUGH -- Seven Patriots were limited in Wednesday's practice, including tight end Rob Gronkowski and receiver Danny Amendola. Another tight end, Zach Sudfeld, participated fully. He has had a hamstring injury, which …
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  • Buccaneers just another opponent, says Aqib Talib

    Buccaneers just another opponent, says Aqib Talib

    boston.com ESPN.com Sep 18, 2013
    By Michael Whitmer, Globe Staff FOXBOROUGH – He spent all his time in the NFL with Tampa Bay before being traded to the Patriots last November. But Sunday's game against the Buccaneers won't hold any special meaning for Aqib Talib....
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  • Rob Gronkowski: 'I'm feeling way closer to playing'

    Rob Gronkowski: 'I'm feeling way closer to playing'

    By Michael Whitmer, Globe Staff FOXBOROUGH -- Tight end Rob Gronkowski stopped short of declaring himself ready to play in a game for the Patriots, but said he has progressed significantly since last week. Gronkowski has yet to play...
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  • Matt Light: I never said anything about Aaron Hernandez

    Matt Light: I never said anything about Aaron Hernandez

    profootballtalk.com Sep 18, 2013
    In June, the Dayton Daily News quoted former Patriots offensive lineman Matt Light making critical comments about former teammate Aaron Hernandez. Those comments were picked up here at PFT and picked up by many other news outlets as well. Now Light is c…
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  • QB Watch: Patriots' Tom Brady

    QB Watch: Patriots' Tom Brady

    ESPN.com Sep 18, 2013
    A weekly analysis of the New England Patriots’ quarterback play. Rewind: It isn't often Tom Brady is held below the 50 percent completion percentage mark. The team's 13-10 win over the Jets was a struggle, as Brady (19-of-39, 185 yards, 1 TD) and rookie…
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  • NFL Nation Buzz: New England Patriots

    NFL Nation Buzz: New England Patriots

    ESPN.com Sep 18, 2013
    ESPN New England Patriots reporter Mike Reiss talks about the team's young receivers.
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  • Belichick generous in his praise of Buccaneers, Freeman

    Belichick generous in his praise of Buccaneers, Freeman

    boston.com Sep 18, 2013
    Bill Belichick was effusive in his praise of the Buccaneers, giving Tampa Bay a hefty sum of credit for the team's effort in its first two games, both of which were losses.
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  • Mark Wahlberg Says Derrick Rose Is “Arguably” The Best Player I…

    Mark Wahlberg Says Derrick Rose Is “Arguably” The Best Player In The NBA

    dimemag.com Sep 18, 2013
    Mark Wahlberg‘s a longtime Boston Celtics fan. He also dropped out of high school in the ninth grade. But things change. Wahlberg recently earned his high school diploma, taking online courses in-between takes of Two Guns, his new film with Denzel Washi…
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  • Former Patriot Brandon Lloyd trying his hand at acting

    Former Patriot Brandon Lloyd trying his hand at acting

    boston.com Sep 18, 2013
    Former Patriots receiver Brandon LLoyd, who turned down a recent offer from the receiver-starved Patriots, has chosen a new line of work: acting.
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  • Catching up with former Patriots, Week 2

    Catching up with former Patriots, Week 2

    ESPN.com Sep 18, 2013
    Every Wednesday during the season, we'll lead off the day with a quick recap of former New England Patriots players and their standing with new teams. Patrick Chung (Eagles) Starts at free safety and finishes with seven tackles in home loss to Chargers.…
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  • Team leaning toward sitting Gronkowski

    Team leaning toward sitting Gronkowski

    boston.com Sep 18, 2013
    Time will tell if tight end Rob Gronkowski returns from his offseason surgical procedures and plays for the first time this season Sunday against Tampa Bay. He’s practiced during the week, but he still missed the first two games while continuing his rec…
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  • Thanks to rally, O's stay two back in Wild Card hunt

    Thanks to rally, O's stay two back in Wild Card hunt

    MLB.com Sep 18, 2013
    Danny Valencia hit a leadoff triple off Koji Uehara in the ninth inning and then Matt Wieters' sacrifice fly scored pinch-runner Alexi Casilla to give the Orioles a 3-2 win over the Red Sox on Tuesday night.
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  • The Dominance of Koji

    The Dominance of Koji

    grantland.com Sep 18, 2013
    Danny Valencia pulled off a minor miracle Tuesday night at Fenway Park. Facing Red Sox closer Koji Uehara in the ninth inning, the Orioles' red-hot ...
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  • Video - No Surgery For Patriots WR Amendola 03:30

    No Surgery For Patriots WR Amendola

    Sep 18
    Bill Polian discusses Patriots WR Danny Amendola's sports hernia injury and whether the Patriots should be concerned about how it will affect his season.
  • Video - Patriots Dealing With Injuries 01:22

    Patriots Dealing With Injuries

    Sep 18
    Darren Woodson talks about the level of concern surrounding the Patriots as a result of the injuries to WR Danny Amendola and Rob Gronkowski.
  • Video - Orioles Top Red Sox in 12 Innings 01:29

    Orioles Top Red Sox in 12 Innings

    Sep 18
    Baseball Tonight Spotlight: Chris Davis' single in the top of the 12th lifted the Orioles past the Red Sox 5-3.
  • Video - Orioles Top Red Sox In 12 Innings 00:32

    Orioles Top Red Sox In 12 Innings

    Sep 18
    Chris Davis' single in the top of the 12th lifted the Orioles past the Red Sox 5-3.

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