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01/16/2013 - 1:32pm
Reports: Oregon's Kelly headed to NFL's Eagles

According to multiple reports, Oregon coach Chip Kelly has decided to make the jump to the NFL as coach of the Eagles.

Kelly, a New Hampshire native who played at UNH and later served as an assistant coach for the Wildcats, apparently had a change of heart, as reports last week indicated he planned to stay at Oregon.

He spent four years as head coach of the Ducks, after two seasons as the team’s offensive coordinator. Oregon went 12-1 this season and was ranked No. 2 after beating Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 3.

Earlier Wednesday, the Bears hired Marc Trestman from the...

01/16/2013 - 1:32pm
Oregon's Kelly jumps to NFL's Eagles

Oregon coach Chip Kelly has decided to make the jump to the NFL as coach of the Eagles, the team announced Wednesday.

Kelly, a New Hampshire native who played at UNH and later served as an assistant coach for the Wildcats, had a change of heart, as last week he indicated he planned to stay at Oregon.

Kelly, 49, spent four years as head coach of the Ducks, compiling a record of 46-7, after two seasons as the team’s offensive coordinator. Oregon went 12-1 this season and was ranked No. 2 after beating Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 3.

“Chip Kelly will be an outstanding head coach for the Eagles,” owner Jeffrey Lurie said in a story on the team’s website. “He has a brilliant football mind. He motivates his team with his actions as well as his words. He will be a great leader for us...

01/16/2013 - 10:19am
Ainge: 'Radically' changing C's makes no sense

While the Celtics have been linked to almost every big name on the market (DeMarcus Cousins, Marcin Gortat, etc.), team president Danny Ainge claims he doesn’t foresee a major trade before the Feb. 21 deadline.

”That doesn’t make a lot of sense to radically change the team when you’re trying to compete to win it all,” Ainge told Comcast in a preview of a 20-minute interview that will air prior to Wednesday night’s Celtics game against the Hornets. “We have been and will continue to look to upgrade our team, but I think it’s always more unlikely that that happens than likely.”

Based on those comments, Ainge either: a) changed his philosophy...

01/16/2013 - 9:55am
Texans CB: 'We were a better team' than Pats

The Texans were sent home by the Patriots on Sunday, a month after being routed by New England in the regular season, but Houston cornerback Johnathan Joseph isn’t convinced the results tell the true story.

“For whatever reason, we didn’t advance,” Joseph said Monday, as quoted by CSNHouston. “I still can’t put that over because I think we were a better team. I think we just didn’t make the plays at the right time.”

Joseph, headed to his second consecutive Pro Bowl, was part of a secondary that allowed 640 yards and seven touchdowns in the two games at Foxboro in which Houston was outscored 83-42. But stats aside, Joseph insists the Texans were right there with the Pats.

“Just four or five plays,” he said. “You take a few of...

01/16/2013 - 8:42am
Mashup: Heat fan sues Spurs for resting players

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WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: NBA: Hornets at Celtics, 8 p.m. (CSNNE; WEEI-FM) NBA: Rockets at Mavericks, 8 p.m. (ESPN) NBA: Heat at Warriors, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN) College basketball: Miami at Boston College, 7 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-AM) College basketball: NC State at Maryland, 7 p.m. (ESPN2) College basketball: Michigan State at Penn State, 7 p.m. (Big Ten Network) College basketball: Pittsburgh at Villanova, 7 p.m. (ESPNU) College basketball: Xavier at St. Bonaventure, 8 p.m. (CBSSN) College basketball: West Virginia at Iowa State, 9 p.m. (ESPN2) College basketball: Purdue at Nebraska, 9 p.m. (Big Ten Network) College basketball: Kansas State at TCU, 9 p.m. (ESPNU) College basketball: UNLV at...

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