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01/02/2011 - 11:15pm
Pierce sprains ankle in win over Toronto

Late in the Celtics' 93-79 win over Toronto Sunday, Paul Pierce landed awkwardly after an open-court dunk and sprained his right ankle. Pierce hobbled back up the court before calling for a timeout to come out of the game. Pierce then went back to the locker room before the game concluded, but Celtics coach Doc Rivers said he doesn't think it will be that serious. It will be a quick turnaround for Pierce as the Celtics host Minnesota on Monday.

 

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01/02/2011 - 10:34pm
NFL announces start time for Pats playoff

The NFL has announced that the Patriots first playoff game will be played Sunday, Jan. 16, at 4:30 p.m. The Patriots, who have home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs, will play the lowest seeded remaining team from wild-card weekend. Third-seeded Indianapolis will host the sixth-seeded Jets this Saturday at 8 p.m., while fourth-seeded Kansas City will host fifth-seeded Baltimore at 1 p.m. Sunday. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.


01/02/2011 - 9:25pm
Rondo returns and C's beat Raptors

Rajon Rondo returned to the lineup for the Celtics and helped them snap out of their recent funk with a 93-79 victory over the Raptors, Sunday night. Rondo didn't have a great statistical game (four points, eight assists and five turnovers in 33 minutes) but his impact was felt all over the court as the Celtics shot 55 percent and had 30 assists on 38 made shots.

 

Paul Pierce led the way with 30 points, including 20 in the first half and a massive jam over Joey Dorsey and Amir Johnson, and Ray Allen added 23. Glen Davis had the strangest night with 15 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, despite going 1-for-8 to start the game. Much like Davis, the Celtics didn't play great for 48 minutes, they allowed 19 offensive rebounds and it didn't hurt that the Raptors missed 12 of 22 free throws, but it was their best performance in weeks.

 

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01/02/2011 - 7:23pm
Edelman on record return: We 'hit the house'

FOXBORO -- Julian Edelman returned Brandon Fields' second-quarter punt 94 yards for a score, setting a new record for the longest punt return for a touchdown in Patriots history. The score put his team up, 24-0, before halftime and the Patriots went on to roll the Dolphins, 38-7, Sunday at Gillette Stadium. 

 

"It was late in the half and we had a 'middle' return called," Edelman said. "The kicker, we knew we were going to get some chances this week with this punter because he was prone to out-kick his coverage. He gave us a shot. The middle of the field, our guys held them up real well and as a punt returner, you're supposed to make at least one guy miss and we were fortunate enough to do that and guys held on their blocks and we executed the play. It was a good play."

 

The return set the new team record, previously held by Mike Haynes when he returned a punt 89 yards for a TD in his...

01/02/2011 - 7:13pm
Brady: 'I'm glad my night is not ruined'

Tom Brady put the finishing touches on a historic 2010 season on Sunday, extending his new standard for mistake-free football by a quarterback to 335 consecutive passes without an interception. After the game, Brady suggested that the fact that the milestone lasted through the final game of the regular season was important.

 

"Interceptions pretty much ruin my night," he said in his postgame press conference. "I'm glad my night is not ruined."

 

He deflected credit for the historic run, which dates to the team's Oct. 17 victory over the Ravens.

 

"I wasn't thinking about [the streak] much to tell you the truth," he said. "I've been very fortunate over the course of this season. When the defense drops a ball, if they could catch it, they'd be playing offense. That's why they're defensive players. I'm just trying to make good reads and good throws. Guys have done a...

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