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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…Upvote Share Tweet
Picked-up pieces around PatriotsFOXBOROUGH, 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…Upvote Share Tweet
WR Terrell Owens wants to play for the Patriotspatriotsgab.com Updated Sep 18, 2013Terrell 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…Upvote Share Tweetpatriotsgab.com Updated Sep 18, 2013Mike 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…Upvote Share Tweet
The Red Sox are embracing their beards, but are scruffy faces giving the team a black eye?yahoo.com Updated Sep 18, 2013The 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 …Upvote Share TweetGlobe 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Week 3 NFL picks: Boston.com's Zuri Berry makes his predictions for…Boston.com's Zuri Berry makes his predictions for Week 3 of the NFL season.Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Updated Sep 18, 2013Brian 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…Upvote Share TweetORCHARD 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…Upvote Share TweetTwo 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…Upvote Share TweetFLORHAM 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…Upvote Share Tweet
The 10 Worst Franchises In NBA Historydimemag.com Updated Sep 18, 2013There 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…Upvote Share TweetBy 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 …Upvote Share TweetBy 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....Upvote Share TweetBy 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...Upvote Share Tweet
Matt Light: I never said anything about Aaron Hernandezprofootballtalk.com Updated Sep 18, 2013In 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…Upvote Share TweetA 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…Upvote Share TweetESPN New England Patriots reporter Mike Reiss talks about the team's young receivers.Upvote Share TweetBill 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.Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com Updated Sep 18, 2013Mark 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…Upvote Share TweetFormer Patriots receiver Brandon LLoyd, who turned down a recent offer from the receiver-starved Patriots, has chosen a new line of work: acting.Upvote Share Tweet
Catching up with former Patriots, Week 2Every 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.…Upvote Share TweetTime 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…Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Updated Sep 18, 2013Danny 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.Upvote Share Tweetgrantland.com Updated Sep 18, 2013Danny 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 ...Upvote Share Tweet
No Surgery For Patriots WR AmendolaSep 18Bill Polian discusses Patriots WR Danny Amendola's sports hernia injury and whether the Patriots should be concerned about how it will affect his season.
Patriots Dealing With InjuriesSep 18Darren Woodson talks about the level of concern surrounding the Patriots as a result of the injuries to WR Danny Amendola and Rob Gronkowski.
Orioles Top Red Sox in 12 InningsSep 18Baseball Tonight Spotlight: Chris Davis' single in the top of the 12th lifted the Orioles past the Red Sox 5-3.
Orioles Top Red Sox In 12 InningsSep 18Chris Davis' single in the top of the 12th lifted the Orioles past the Red Sox 5-3.