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02/16/2010 - 10:31pm
Snowboarder Jacobellis DQ'd

Vermont snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis was disqualified from the snowboardcross event after losing control and clipping a gate during her semifinal run Tuesday at the Winter Olympics. Jacobellis, who missed out on a gold medal four years ago when she fell while trying to add some flair to one of her final jumps while she had a big lead, showed her frustration Tuesday after her fall before regrouping and ending with a grab of her board while flying through the air to the finish.

 

"I mean, it's a bummer," Jacobellis said. "But then [the fancy finish] came off, and I was like, 'Still can have some fun in some way.' "

 

For more on Jacobellis plus a recap of the day in Vancouver, click here.


02/16/2010 - 9:48pm
Rumor: Nate Robinson to C's?

Reports out of New York and Boston indicate that the Celtics may be looking to acquire New York Knicks guard Nate Robinson. The reigning slam dunk champion has fallen in and out of favor with Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni this season and is not thought to be in the team's long-term plans. The Celtics presumably would offer an expiring contract in return.


02/16/2010 - 6:20pm
Team USA wins hockey opener

Bobby Ryan, David Backes and Ryan Malone scored for a 3-0 lead and the United States held off Switzerland for a 3-1 victory in its opening game of the Winter Olympics Tuesday afternoon. Ryan Miller made 14 saves for the Americans. Bruins goalie Tim Thomas dressed as the backup to Miller over former UMass netminder Jonathan Quick. For more on the game, click here.


02/16/2010 - 5:44pm
Kirwan: Pats favorite to land Peppers

Longtime NFL.com senior analyst Pat Kirwan said the Patriots are the team most likely to land potential free agent defensive end Julius Peppers.


 

“I still think the Patriots are the team that had the most interest in him, and they struggled in the pass rush last season,” Kirwan said during a live chat Monday on NFL.com. “Bill Belichick has had great success with the hybrid players, like Willie McGinest, who can play in both three- and four-man fronts. The Redskins are notorious for spending money. But I think Peppers wants to play for a playoff contender, along with making a ton of money.”

 

Peppers, who has played for Carolina since he entered the league in 2002, already expressed an interest in not signing a long-term deal with the Panthers, telling...

02/16/2010 - 5:13pm
Wilfork family watching the market

As the window to place the franchise tag on Patriots nose tackle Vince Wilfork starts to close (the team has until Feb. 25 to assign either the franchise tag or the transition tag to him), it’s clear his family is paying close attention to the market. Wilfork and his camp have been mostly silent this offseason — he did conduct an exclusive interview with WEEI shortly before the Pro Bowl when he mde it clear he wanted no part of the franchise tag. He also talked about the possibility of playing in South Florida. But in the wake of Tuesday’s news that kicker Sebastian Janikowski received a four-year, $16 million deal from the Raiders — with $9 million...

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