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WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Washington at Boston, 8 p.m. (CSN)
NBA: Memphis at Oklahoma City ESPN
NBA: Cleveland at Portland, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
NHL: Pittsburgh at Washington, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
Women’s college basketball: St. Bonaventure at Saint Louis, 12 p.m. (NBCSN)
College basketball:
George Washington at VCU, 6 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Houston at East Carolina, 6 p.m. (ESPNews)
College basketball: Dayton at UMass, 7 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Georgia at Mississippi, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Seton Hall at Marquette, 7 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Memphis at Tulsa, 8 p.m. (ESPNews)
College basketball: North Carolina at Wake Forest, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Butler at Creighton, 9 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Iowa State at Oklahoma State, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: North Carolina State at Boston College, 9 p.m. (NESN)
College basketball: Temple at UConn, 9 p.m. (CBSSN)

AROUND THE WEB:

— President Obama gave his Farewell Address on Tuesday night and athletes took to social media to react to the speech.

THANK YOU Prez!!! Barack

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And then Jose Canseco dropped this bit of crushing news:

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Honestly, the only thing I have been focusing on in the last four, five weeks is getting as healthy as possible, to feel as good as I can and be available for whatever the coach needs me to do,” — Danny Amendola, on whether or not he will be prepared to play against the Texans on Saturday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Tony Allen (35)

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Final hour is always the craziest as Christian takes some late night callers and talks Patriots vs Texans. Happy Birthday Christian.

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[0:23:08] ... do right now is in case you missed it today the great. Ty Law one of my favorite football players ever. Of all time. I was on with it was with their own. And rich keep. Ty Law on the ballot one of the finalists for the hall of fame this year. And he talked about it here it is this is Ty Law from Tuesday when dale Colleen keep. Let's let's talk defense with a guy who was a master of defense former cornerback for the New England Patriots. One of the fifteen finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame former patriots cornerback Ty Law joins us on the AT&T hotline eight time how real. We're doing great thank you and first of all most importantly congratulations ...
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Christian continues to preview the Patriots, Texans Division Championship game. President Trump is in some “golden” trouble. Happy Birthday Christian.

[0:01:31] ... about some audio from earlier today would like to run for you Trent Dilfer. Was on with dale holly and keep. With a lot of good insight into the a week there was in the NFL wildcard weekend what's coming up here in the division round for the patriots for the Texans and some other teams as well. Here it is in case you missed it from this afternoon Trent Dilfer would. They don't know. Time for our weekly conversation with ESPN NFL analyst Trent Dilfer Trent joins us on the AT&T hotline hey Trent Dario. Or yeah. Watching get ready to watch our football team play this weekend. It was just having this discussion the patriots at at some point you are gonna be somewhere around a sixteen point favorite when they take on the Houston Texans on Saturday. Is that an indication of how good the patriots are or how bad the Houston Texans are. I think it patriot programs there are I I I mean look I think the page where an idol to go ...
[0:09:27] ... out or report apartment the bill. We're talking to ESPN NFL analyst Trent Dilfer. What was your opinion on the giants wide receivers trip to Miami and did it change after their playoff loss over the ...
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Christian continues to preview the Patriots, Texans Division Championship game. President Trump is in some “golden” trouble.
Christian keeps us entertained late night as he breaks down the upcoming Division Championship game between the Patriots and Texans. Also, Bruins win and Celtics lose.
Mut is taking some calls about the Patriots and Houston Texans game, and on the Patriots road to the playoffs having not faced any elite QB's this season

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[0:07:15] ... Saturday. And Pittsburgh beats Kansas City. They face a great quarterback in Ben Roethlisberger. He is a great quarterback. And again now we're getting into semantical blue and I did this for months over Eli Manning ...
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Mut and John Tomase are talking about the comparison of Rob Gronkowski and Odell Beckham Jr as guys who are more concerned about partying and being seen than playing football.

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[0:06:49] ... the example what do band sorry Jim L remember what happened when Tony Romo. What party we Jessica Simpson they lost the following week he got shredded very similar situation now. Rob Gronkowski never did that ...
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Mut and John Tomase talk about the breaking report from Buzzfeed that Russia has incriminating information on President-Elect Donald Trump.

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Mut and Keefe are talking about the upcoming Patriots-Texans AFC Divisional Game, and more specifically the Houston QB Brock Osweiler, who had a very up-and-down season.
We check in with Trent for complete analysis of the Patriots, divisional weekend, wild card results, the NY Giants and much more. Now mud-slinging free!

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