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Joe Flacco owns Tom Brady in the playoffs

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The Baltimore Ravens will travel to Foxborough on Saturday to face the the New England Patriots in an AFC divisional round playoff game. The Ravens and quarterback Joe Flacco will have the chance to beat the Patriots on the road in the playoffs for a third time. Since entering the league in 2008, Flacco is 2-1 against Tom Brady and ...

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Aaron Rodgers: I thought I popped my Achilles

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers thought his injury would be much worse when he went down in the first half of Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions. “My initial thought was I popped my Achilles,” Rodgers said Tuesday on his ESPN Milwaukee radio show, via ESPN.com. “That’s why I kind of stayed down. It was a very painful sensation.” But to ...

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Aldon Smith: ‘I didn’t drink’ at Ray McDonald’s house

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San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith says he wasn’t drinking alcohol with former teammate Ray McDonald and a woman who alleges she was sexually assaulted by McDonald last week. “As far as it’s concerned, I was over at Ray’s house for close to an hour. I didn’t drink one thing,” Smith told reporters Tuesday afternoon. “As far as it goes, relating to that, ...

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Jay Cutler ‘shocked’ by demotion, but would like to stay in Chicago

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Bears quarterback, decked out in Chicago gear, said Thursday that he was “shocked” when he learned that he was being replaced by backup Jimmy Clausen for Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions. “Shocked I think at first, I didn’t see it coming,” Cutler said Thursday of his initial reaction. Despite the benching, Cutler says he could play for coach Marc ...

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Jimmie Johnson, Clayton Kershaw duet?

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NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson and National League MVP Clayton Kershaw tried to prove Monday night at the “American Country Countdown Awards” that anyone can sing. The six-time Sprint Cup series champion and Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher presented the final award of the night, Artist of the Year, and delivered the flowing lines before listing the nominees. From NASCAR.com: Clayton Kershaw: “Every year as ...

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Amanda Dufner looks amazing at the annual ‘Dufner Holiday Soiree’

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PGA Golfer Jason Dufner is usually the one that garners all the attention, but not when his wife Amanda is around. Amanda looked stunning as usual during the  “Dufner Holiday Soiree 2014.” Dufner Holiday Soirée 2014. A photo posted by Amanda Dufner (@aduf99) on Dec 12, 2014 at 9:14pm PST #holidayseason #cushnieetochs A photo posted by Amanda Dufner (@aduf99) on Dec ...

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Carmelo Anthony, Tim Hardaway Jr. nearly fight after game

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Several New York Knicks players are at odds with Carmelo Anthony, and one player nearly came to blows with the Knicks star, according to Chris Broussard of ESPN.com. According to Broussard most of the tension in the Knicks locker room exists between Anthony and second-year teammate Tim Hardaway Jr. From ESPN.com: The New York Knicks were en route to their fifth straight ...

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Knicks players at odds with Carmelo Anthony?

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Several New York Knicks players are at odds with Carmelo Anthony, and one player nearly came to blows with the Knicks star, according to Chris Broussard of ESPN.com. According to Broussard most of the tension in the Knicks locker room exists between Anthony and second-year teammate Tim Hardaway Jr. From ESPN.com: The New York Knicks were en route to their fifth straight ...

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Eric Berry diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma

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The Kansas City Chiefs announced Monday that safety Eric Berry has been diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. Berry completed a medical work-up and thorough testing at Emory’s Winship Cancer Institute in Atlanta. A mass in his chest was discovered after the Chiefs game against the Oakland Raiders last month Christopher R. Flowers, MD, director of the Emory Lymphoma Program at Emory’s Winship Cancer Institute, ...

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Byron Scott says Lakers-Celtics rivalry affected by friendships

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Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott would never eat breakfast with any Boston Celtics. “I’m still real old school,” Scott said, via the Los Angeles Times. “I don’t have breakfast with Danny [Ainge] and all those guys.” Scott didn’t comment on Kobe Bryant grabbing a meal with Rajon Rondo, but he did make it clear that friendships across the league taken ...

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