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Red Sox clinch playoff berth, AL East title still to come

Red Sox clinch playoff berth, AL East title still to come

yahoo.com ESPN.com MLB.com Updated Sep 19, 2013
Your browser does not support iframes. It had neither the drama nor the controversy of the Los Angeles Dodgers clinching the NL West earlier in the day, but the Boston Red Sox locked up a playoff berth on Thursday, beating the Baltimore Orioles 3-1. The…
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  • Pulse: Dodgers, Red Sox first to celebrate

    Pulse: Dodgers, Red Sox first to celebrate

    MLB.com Sep 19, 2013
    The Pulse of the Postseason continues to beat on Thursday with a slate of games that will keep the races rolling from daytime into the night.
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  • DT Chris Jones slides under radar

    DT Chris Jones slides under radar

    ESPN.com Sep 19, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A condensed week leading up to the Patriots' second regular-season game forced things to move faster than normal, and perhaps overlooked in the shuffle was the addition of defensive tackle Chris Jones, a player the team had previous…
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  • Milliner benched to help confidence

    Milliner benched to help confidence

    ESPN.com Sep 19, 2013
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The Jets benched Dee Milliner last Thursday against the Patriots to prevent him from losing confidence, according to Jets defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman. Milliner was benched in the second half of the 13-10 loss, and played j…
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  • Willie Colon fined “too much” for making contact with official

    Willie Colon fined “too much” for making contact with official

    profootballtalk.com Sep 19, 2013
    On Wednesday, Jets guard Willie Colon said he hadn’t heard from the league about a fine for making contact with an official during a melee near the end of last Thursday’s 13-10 loss to the Patriots. Colon heard something since then, though, and Rich Cim…
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  • Thursday injury report

    Thursday injury report

    boston.com ESPN.com Sep 19, 2013
    BY Michael Whitmer, Globe Staff FOXBOROUGH – Cornerback Marquice Cole was back at practice on Thursday after he was excused from the workout a day earlier so he could join his wife for the birth of their second child, a...
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  • Avery Bradley may sit out the beginning of training camp in the…

    Avery Bradley may sit out the beginning of training camp in the wake of his mother’s death

    yahoo.com Sep 19, 2013
    We all respond to personal tragedy in different ways, and it appears as if Boston Celtics hybrid guard Avery Bradley may need some training camp time off as he recovers from the recent loss of his mother. The 6-2 guard, entering his fourth season, is ap…
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  • Patriots' defense focusing on Doug Martin

    Patriots' defense focusing on Doug Martin

    boston.com Sep 19, 2013
    By Michael Whitmer, Globe Staff FOXBOROUGH – For someone who has just 18 games under his NFL belt, Tampa Bay running back Doug Martin sure is getting a lot of attention from the Patriots. The rookie was near the top...
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  • Associate of Hernandez arraigned in Mass.

    Associate of Hernandez arraigned in Mass.

    ESPN.com Sep 19, 2013
    An associate of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to an accessory charge in the case in which Hernandez is charged with murder.
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  • Scouting the Buccaneers: Q&A with Buc Power writer Paul Stewart

    Scouting the Buccaneers: Q&A with Buc Power writer Paul Stewart

    patriotsgab.com Sep 19, 2013
    Buccaneers vs PatriotsPhoto by: Jared Wickerham I had the chance to talk to BucPower.com editor and writer Paul Stewart about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and their game against the Patriots on Sunday. Patriots Gab: Can you tell me a little about your websi…
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  • Nationals back in top 10 after five-month absence; Red Sox stay…

    Nationals back in top 10 after five-month absence; Red Sox stay No. 1

    CNNSI.com Sep 19, 2013
    After an absence of more than five months, the Nationals, led by Jayson Werth, are finally back in the top 10.
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  • Double Coverage: Buccaneers at Patriots

    Double Coverage: Buccaneers at Patriots

    ESPN.com Sep 19, 2013
    In mid-August, the New England Patriots welcomed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for three days of joint practices before the teams played each other in a preseason game. Now they meet again. “I think the work we did against them in training camp was good for …
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  • Tom Brady: I’ve never played against anyone as good as Revis

    Tom Brady: I’ve never played against anyone as good as Revis

    Patriots quarterback Tom Brady saw Darrelle Revis in a Jets uniform several times. As he prepares to face Revis in a Buccaneers uniform for the first time, Brady says Revis is the best cornerback he has ever played against, and he thinks Revis is just a…
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  • Thursday morning one-liners

    Thursday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Sep 19, 2013
    Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine wants to put the pressure on old friend Rex Ryan. The new Dolphins CEO has been on the job a week, and he’s already started firing people. Asked about his time with the Buccaneers, Patriots CB Aqib Talib replied:…
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  • D’Brickashaw Ferguson fined $15,000 for scuffle with Patriots

    D’Brickashaw Ferguson fined $15,000 for scuffle with Patriots

    profootballtalk.com Sep 19, 2013
    The Jets and Patriots scuffled at the tail end of New England’s 13-10 victory last Thursday night, leading to the ejection of two Jets players. Left tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson earned one of those ejections for throwing a punch at Patriots cornerback A…
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  • Watch: Gronk provides status update

    Watch: Gronk provides status update

    boston.com Sep 19, 2013
    The status of Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski for Sunday's game vs. Tampa Bay has been one of the top talking points all week. Here's what he had to say on the matter Wednesday in the Patriots' locker room.
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  • Patriots and Buccaneers familiar on personal level, not game-pl…

    Patriots and Buccaneers familiar on personal level, not game-planning one

    boston.com Sep 19, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH — Depending on whom you talk to, there’s either nothing New England and Tampa Bay will carry into this week’s game from their joint practices in August, or there were actually beneficial lessons learned.
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  • Brady would want to play defense like Dashon Goldson and thinks…

    Brady would want to play defense like Dashon Goldson and thinks Revis is still dangerous

    patriotsgab.com Sep 19, 2013
    Tom Brady talked about Bucs safety Dashon Goldson and CB Darrelle Revis yesterday. He first talked about Dashon Goldson, who recently had his suspension overturned by the NFL. Brady commented that if he played on the defensive side of the ball, he’d wan…
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  • Tom Brady as Miley Cyrus in Wrecking Ball

    Tom Brady as Miley Cyrus in Wrecking Ball

    patriotsgab.com Sep 19, 2013
    Tom Brady as Miley CyrusPhoto from: Youtube It seems that a Pittsburgh sports fan youtuber has made a parody of Miley Cyrus’s music video for Wrecking Ball, starring Tom Brady. It is a creepy, weird, and funny thing and I have NO idea how someone thinks…
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  • Video - Red Sox Clinch Playoff Berth 00:31

    Red Sox Clinch Playoff Berth

    Sep 19
    John Lackey tossed a two-hitter and struck out eight as the Red Sox dispatched the Orioles 3-1 to clinch a berth in the postseason for the first time since 2009.
  • Video - Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New England Patriots 02:32

    Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New England Patriots

    Sep 19
    NFL Films previews the Week 3 matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New England Patriots.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: TB-NE 00:53

    Countdown Daily Prediction: TB-NE

    Sep 19
    The NFL Live crew make their picks for Tampa Bay at New England.
  • Video - Terrell Owens The Answer For The Pats? 06:35

    Terrell Owens The Answer For The Pats?

    Sep 19
    Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith debate whether Terrell Owens is the answer for the Patriots' wide receiver issues.

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