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By the middle of the third quarter, Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks seemed to be focusing as much of their energy at the officials as they were at the opposing players. Every time the Grizzlies got the ball, they were intent on pounding the ball at Anthony in the post, victimizing the de facto power …

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Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Someone sneaks something into a soccer game and throws it onto the field. It explodes and someone gets hurt. Anton Shunin is the latest victim of the trend which is no laughing matter. The Dynamo Moscow goalkeeper was taken to the hospital after a “fan” threw a firecracker …

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With the Indianapolis Colts coming to town on Sunday, the Patriots’ biggest test will be trying to limit the impact of impressive rookie quarterback Andrew Luck. The No. 1 overall pick has thrown for 2,631 yards in nine games this season, with 10 touchdowns and nine interceptions, while completing 57.5 percent of his passes. Luck …

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BOSTON — The spirit of Christmas made an early stop at the TD Garden on Saturday, and it was not pretty. Prior to the Celtics’ game against the Toronto Raptors, the beloved Dr. Seuss character made a visit to the parquet floor to promote the musical “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” which opens Nov. 23 …

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BOSTON — Jason Terry is not the same old Jet this season. No matter what his shooting percentage may be, the transition in Boston after eight seasons in Dallas has not been seamless. There have been single-digit scoring games, like when he failed to make a basket in a win over Utah. There have been …

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As the Patriots are adding a new toy to their struggling secondary, a familiar face will be leaving the team. Veteran wide receiver Deion Branch was released by New England, along with special teamer Malcolm Williams to make room for cornerback Aqib Talib and wide receiver Greg Salas. Branch was cut out of training camp, …

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Watch out, boys. After days of speculation after TMZ reported that a deal had actually been closed, Ronda Rousey was announced as the first woman ever to sign with UFC on Friday. UFC president Dana White confirmed the move to Jim Rome. TMZ originally reported the signing on Oct. 8, but Rousey and her representatives …

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The Marlins and owner Jeffrey Loria were already on baseball’s hot seat, and the veritable fish tank’s water may soon get even hotter. Back in 2009 and 2010 the Major League Baseball Players Association was very unhappy with the Marlins. In the days of revenue sharing among MLB teams, the Marlins, by all outward appearances, …

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When you’re hanging out this Friday night, possibly enjoying an adult beverage or two, you know what would make a great Chuck Klosterman-esque debate for you on your friends? Well, SPIN magazine has you covered. The bi-monthly music publication (which changed from a monthly magazine and underwent a major redesign late in 2011) has been …

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It’s often times lost that Aaron Rodgers attended UC Berkeley for college. While the university has since become one of the top academic institutions in the country, its reputation throughout the years has been of welcoming some of the more bizarre characters ever to attend school. Count Rodgers among them. Ever since his first year …

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