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Sachin Shenolikar

NBA Power Rankings: January 25

  • Hoophead
  • Sachin Shenolikar
  • January 25, 2012, 6:47 PM

Welcome to Week 3 of my NBA power rankings! This week there were some big jumps forward (Denver and Houston) and some teams in freefall (I'm looking at you, New Orleans). Check out where your team ranks and let me know what you think in the comments section! 

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Fielder reaches deal with Tigers

  • January 24, 2012, 5:26 PM

DETROIT (AP) -- Free agent first baseman Prince Fielder and the Detroit Tigers agreed Tuesday on a nine-year, $214 million contract that fills the AL Central champions' need for a power hitter, a person familiar with the deal said.

CBS first reported the agreement.

The person told the Associated Press that the deal was subject to a physical. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract was not yet complete.

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Jack Murphy

It's Not Easy Being a Bills Fan


“This is for the win,” called commentator Charlie Jones. Buffalo’s Rich Stadium was filled with tense Bills fans trying to get a good look at the field. “It will be a 31 yard field goal attempt. Only 50 percent made for Steve Christie between the 30- and 40-yard line this season… Right down the middle! More »

Paul Ulane

NBA Celebrates the Year of the Dragon

  • GearHead
  • Paul Ulane
  • January 24, 2012, 1:00 PM

3…2…1…HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! *cue noisemakers*

To help ring in the Chinese New Year, the NBA will host its first ever Chinese New Year Celebration from January 21 – 28. More than just a week long party, the celebration will include live games, custom coverage and a variety of events in both the U.S. and China.

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Paul Ulane

First and Goal: NFL Conference Championships


It’s a good thing we have two weeks to regroup after conference championship weekend. I don’t know if I could handle the Super Bowl any sooner after two such tense, edge-of-your-couch playoff battles. One game went to overtime while the other one should have.

Still, something was missing: where were the heroes? Instead of two individuals coming through in the clutch and forever inking their names in NFL lore, we had two goats commit flubs at the worst possible times to…forever ink their names in NFL lore. Keep reading to find out who’s responsible for setting up a Super Bowl XLII rematch between the Giants and the Pats.  

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Giants top 49ers 20-17 in OT to reach Super Bowl

  • January 23, 2012, 11:26 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- In a season of fabulous finishes, Eli Manning and the Giants had another one in them.

And now New York is headed toward the ending that matters most: another trip to the Super Bowl.

Five plays after the 49ers' Kyle Williams fumbled a punt, Lawrence Tynes kicked a 31-yard field goal in overtime, sending the Giants to the Super Bowl with a 20-17 victory over San Francisco in the NFC championship game on Sunday.

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Brady gets helps from defense, Cundiff

  • January 23, 2012, 11:24 AM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Imagine this: The New England Patriots make yet another Super Bowl, and Tom Brady is not the main reason.

By his own assessment, Brady wasn't very good in the Patriots' 23-20 AFC championship game victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Vintage Brady doesn't need much assistance in such settings, but he got plenty of it from the Patriots' much-maligned defense, and from Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff shanking a 32-yard field goal with 11 seconds remaining.

Oh, yeah, Brady's 1-yard touchdown dive in which he soared over the Ravens' touted defensive line, provided the winning points with 11:29 remaining.

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