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No Love Lost: Who said the Patriots move on quickly after a pla…

CNNSI.com Updated Mar 18, 2013
Who said the Patriots move on quickly after a player leaves? Don Banks explains why owner Robert Kraft isn't pulling any punches when it comes to Wes Welker going to Denver.
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  • Angels add Snyder to mix for backup catcher

    ESPN.com MLB.com Mar 18, 2013
    Catcher Chris Snyder has signed with the Los Angeles Angels on the same day he was released by the Washington Nationals.
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  • Blanton stays on track with Minor League outing

    MLB.com Mar 18, 2013
    On Monday, while most of his Angels teammates were off, Joe Blanton continued to be on, giving up just one run in 5 1/3 innings against Cubs Minor Leaguers in his third-to-last start of the spring.
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  • Lindblom, Meek zeroing in on roles in bullpen

    MLB.com Mar 18, 2013
    Veteran relievers Josh Lindblom and Evan Meek, both seeking a prominent role in the Rangers' bullpen, had nearly identical line scores over the weekend. Lindblom pitched a scoreless inning with two strikeouts against the Dodgers on Saturday, and Meek di…
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  • Preview: Lakers vs. Suns

    purpleandgoldblog.com Mar 18, 2013
    For several weeks now, Steve Nash has been reiterating to the media that the Lakers (36-32) just need time together on the floor to develop that team chemistry to turn the season around. So far, he's right. Since the All-Star break, the Lakers have won …
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  • Preview: Lakers vs. Suns

    purpleandgoldblog.com Mar 18, 2013
    For several weeks now, Steve Nash has been reiterating to the media that the Lakers (36-32) just need time together on the floor to develop that team chemistry to turn the season around. So far, he's right. Since the All-Star break, the Lakers have won …
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  • Lakers' Bryant to rest ankle again vs. Suns

    The Los Angeles Lakers will be without Kobe Bryant for the second game in a row when they face the Phoenix Suns on Monday night.
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  • Dodgers' Greinke feels good; 1st start delayed

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Mar 18, 2013
    It appears Zack Greinke's first regular-season start for the Los Angeles Dodgers will be pushed back by at least a few days and possibly longer.
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  • Best N.B.A. Games of the Week

    nytimes.com Mar 18, 2013
    Notable N.B.A. games this week include Miami at Boston, Denver at Oklahoma City, and Utah at Houston.
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  • NFL team needs in the eye of the beholder

    ESPN.com Mar 18, 2013
    PHOENIX -- Conventional wisdom says the St. Louis Rams have significant needs at running back and wide receiver after parting with Steven Jackson, Danny Amendola and Brandon Gibson in free agency. That is not necessarily how the Rams see things. "L…
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  • Create-a-Caption: Dwight Howard’s powers are returning, y’all

    yahoo.com Mar 18, 2013
    After a super successful trip back to Orlando, consecutive wins following Kobe Bryant's severe ankle sprain, 14 straight games with at least 12 rebounds and a clear defensive resurgence that's helped pace the Los Angeles Lakers' 11-3 post-All-Star-break…
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  • Beckett, Billingsley out; Greinke set for Wednesday

    MLB.com Mar 18, 2013
    The Dodgers had to scratch Monday's starting pitcher Josh Beckett with the flu and Tuesday starter Chad Billingsley with a bruised right index finger, but Zack Greinke is scheduled to start Wednesday.
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  • Chris Paul Debuts The Jordan CP3.VI AE

    dimemag.com Mar 18, 2013
    Yesterday, Chris Paul sliced up the Knicks for 20 points and eight dimes in a 13-point Clippers win. He also debuted the Jordan CP3.VI AE. These are the “artisan edition” of his signature sneakers, the ones he’ll be rocking during L.A.’s (hopefull
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  • One way to think of Rams' LT upgrade

    ESPN.com stltoday.com Mar 18, 2013
    PHOENIX -- Had the 2009 NFL draft gone as planned for the St. Louis Rams, the team would be thinking about a contract extension for tackle Jason Smith. 2009 NFL Draft Top 10 The 2009 draft did not go as planned for the Rams -- or for a long list of team…
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  • Watch Blake Griffin Detonate a Crazy One-Hand Alley-Oop on the Knicks

    dimemag.com Mar 18, 2013
    If you watched the Clippers and Knicks on National TV yesterday you know that L.A. sort of sleepwalked through the first portion of the game but then were shocked back to life by series of massive dunks by Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan. [Check out th…
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  • Jake Long never met with Dolphins over the weekend

    When tackle Jake Long returned to Miami after his extended visit with the Rams last week, word was that he was meeting with the Dolphins to discuss a contract that would allow him to remain with the team that drafted him first overall in 2008. That word…
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  • Gordon: Rams go Long way toward respectability

    stltoday.com Mar 18, 2013
    Jake Long's signing proves that top free agents see the Rams as a credible operation.
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  • King: NFC West an emerging powerhouse after first week of free agency

    CNNSI.com Mar 18, 2013
    The Rams added a key piece late Sunday, adding to the intrigue in an NFC West that looks downright ferocious. Peter King assesses the fallout from free agency's first week.
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  • Legacy at stake for Puerto Rico in WBC

    CNNSI.com Mar 18, 2013
    Puerto Rico is playing for more than a championship in the World Baseball Classic. It is playing to revive the game's flagging fortunes back at home, writes Tom Verducci.
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  • Ex-Dolphins OT Long reaches deal with Rams

    ESPN.com Mar 18, 2013
    Offensive tackle Jake Long has agreed to a deal with the St. Louis Rams.
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  • March Madness Is Finally Here; LeBron James & Miami’s Win Streak Reaches 22

    dimemag.com Mar 18, 2013
    A few interesting subplots went down in the NBA last night, headlined by Miami invading Jurassic Park and destroying the Raptors. But it all still took a backseat to March Madness … While many predicted the top four No. 1 seeds correctly (Louisville, Ka
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  • No Kobe, no problem as Lakers trump Kings

    ESPN.com Mar 18, 2013
    Antawn Jamison scored 27 points, Metta World Peace added 22, and the Los Angeles Lakers won without Kobe Bryant, beating the Sacramento Kings 113-102 Sunday night for their sixth victory in seven games.
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  • Video - NBA Star Players Suffering Injuries 03:29

    NBA Star Players Suffering Injuries

    Mar 18
    Chris Mullin on the injuries to Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony.
  • Video - Player Health and Safety: St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher on proposed RB rule change 01:39

    Player Health and Safety: St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher on proposed RB rule change

    Mar 18
    Andrea Kremer talks to St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher, an NFL Competition Committee member, about the proposed rule change that would outlaw running backs from leading with the crown of their helmets.
  • Video - Player Health and Safety: St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher on proposed RB rule change 03:30

    Player Health and Safety: St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher on proposed RB rule change

    Mar 18
    St. Louis Rams coach and NFL Competition Committee member Jeff Fisher discusses the proposed rule change that would eliminate running backs from leading with the crown of their helmets.
  • Video - Player Health and Safety: Jeff Fisher on proposed RB rule change 03:30

    Player Health and Safety: Jeff Fisher on proposed RB rule change

    Mar 18
    St. Louis Rams coach and NFL Competition Committee member Jeff Fisher discusses the proposed rule change that would eliminate running backs from leading with the crown of their helmets.