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profootballtalk.com Mar 31The Patriots, who lost some of their enviable running back depth when LeGarrette Blount signed with Pittsburgh, are taking a look at a tailback in Blount’s mold. Ex-Bears running back Michael Bush is slated to meet with New England, NFL Media’s Ian Rapo…Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com Mar 31During Boston’s trip to Chicago tonight, Rajon Rondo is inactive — like he has been all season when it’s on the back end of back-to-backs. So Rondo is finding a new way to keep himself occupied. Rajon joined Comcast SportsNet’s Mike Gorman to do some co…Upvote Share TweetAlejandro De Aza hit two homers, and Jose Abreu had two hits in his major league debut to back Chris Sale and lead the Chicago White Sox to a 5-3 season-opening victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday.Upvote Share Tweet
First of two Cubs-Bucs challenges is MLB's firstIn the first use of expanded instant replay in the history of Major League Baseball, Cubs manager Rick Renteria challenged a play at first base in the fifth inning at PNC Park on Monday. The call was confirmed. In the top of the 10th, the Pirates became…Upvote Share TweetNeil Walker led off the bottom of the 10th with a home run off Carlos Villanueva to give the Bucs a 1-0 victory over the Cubs in front of a rocking house at PNC Park on Opening Day.Upvote Share TweetLAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The prospect of landing Jared Allen and his 128.5 career regular-season sacks forced the Bears to treat the pursuit of the free-agent defensive end like a covert operation. The Bears, like most NFL teams, try to limit the amount of …Upvote Share Tweet
Emery talks about the secrecy of the Jared Allen talksprofootballtalk.com Mar 31No one knew the Bears were negotiating with defensive end Jared Allen. And that’s exactly how the Bears wanted it. They managed to keep it completely quiet until the deal was done. Then, for good measure, the Bears kept it under wraps until it was too l…Upvote Share Tweet
Someone Just Proposed At The White Sox Game (And Spent $55)deadspin.com Mar 31As we covered earlier today, U.S. Cellular Field is one of the cheaper parks to propose at. Congratulations to the (presumably) happy couple.Read more...Upvote Share TweetChicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria was the first to utilize expanded replay this season as he challenged a call at first base in the fifth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday.Upvote Share Tweet
10 NBA Stars Who Made “The Leap” This Seasondimemag.com Mar 31Can anyone believe the NBA season is almost at an end? The playoffs are almost upon us, which means some teams will be reaching for NBA championships while other teams will be at home reaching for the remote. Every season that passes by there are player…Upvote Share Tweet
White Sox hand closer duties to LindstromESPN.com Mar 31The Chicago White Sox waited until Opening Day to finally named their closer, going with Matt Lindstrom over potential candidates Nate Jones and Daniel Webb.Upvote Share TweetFree-agent cornerback Zack Bowman signed with the New York Giants on Monday, the team announced.Upvote Share TweetIn the first use of expanded instant replay in the history of Major League Baseball, Cubs manager Rick Renteria challenged a play at first base in the fifth inning at PNC Park on Monday. The call was confirmed.Upvote Share Tweet
Injury to Duchene puts home ice advantage in jeopardy for Avalanche – and they’ll need it against home-loving Hawksthehockeynews.com Mar 31The Colorado Avalanche being without star center Matt Duchene for the next four weeks due to a knee injury won’t be the difference between them winning and losing playoff games. But there will be ramifications – including home ice advantage against the …Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Mar 31Paul Konerko is not in the lineup for the Chicago White Sox, ending his streak of starting 16 straight times on opening day.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Mar 31The 76ers dodged history last week, while the streaking Spurs are approaching it.Upvote Share Tweet
After missing final spring games, Alvarez at cleanupAfter missing the final Spring Training games, Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez was in the Opening Day lineup's No. 4 slot against the Cubs and Jeff Samardzija on Monday.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Mar 31Sidney Crosby led the Pens to a 4-1 win that saw Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews injured after a controversial hit.Upvote Share Tweet
De Aza Powers White Sox Past TwinsMar 31Alejandro De Aza homered twice in the White Sox's 5-3 win over the Twins.
Jared Allen: 'Sky is the limit' for Chicago BearsMar 31Chicago Bears defensive end Jared Allen broke down his offseason move from the Minnesota Vikings with NFL Media's Stacey Dales.
Walker Blasts Walk-Off Homer In OpenerMar 31Neil Walker homered in the 10th inning to propel the Pirates to a 1-0 win over the Cubs.
Allen Excited To Join BearsMar 31Jared Allen discusses joining the Chicago Bears and what it will be like to play against the Vikings.
Patrick Beverley of Houston Rockets won't need knee surgeryMar 31Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley was informed Monday by knee specialist Dr. James Andrews that he will not require surgery on his damaged right knee, sources close to the situation confirmed.
Jim Kelly ToughMar 31NEW YORK — On a high floor of Lenox Hill Hospital Saturday afternoon, Jim Kelly, 54, lay propped up in a hospital bed, his head back, hair matted and tousled, a round of pain meds and antibiotics coursing through his veins. He looked tired. His daughter…