Bill Belichick: Pete Carroll made me a better coach

Bill Belichick has long been known as a man of few words. That alone made Tuesday's Media Day performance a rarity. The coach who commonly mumbles and grumbles his way through weekly news conferences donned a hint of a smile while approaching his podium inside US Airways Center in Phoenix, serving a...

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Yoan Moncada Could Be Cleared to Sign Soon, Cubs Still One of Four Favorites (But … )

Just as it was last week, one Yoan Moncada update seems to immediately spur several more. So it was with the latest from Kiley McDaniel and Jesse Sanchez, discussed earlier, and a striking article from Ben Badler that I’d not yet had time to discuss (thanks mostly to day-long internet issues). You...

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Joseph Goodman - Miami Herald, Heat Beat Writer
Confirmed: Manny Pacquiao on one side of the court at the Heat game tonight and Mayweather on the other side by Heat bench.
@JoeGoodmanJr | | 23m | Score: 605
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Ira Winderman , Sun Sentinel, Heat Beat Reporter
It's on, tonight, here at AmericanAirlines Arena: Pacquiao vs. Mayweather . . . seated opposite each other for Heat-Bucks.
@IraHeatBeat | | 29m | Score: 960

Adam Schefter , ESPN, NFL Insider
Montreal WR Duron Carter, son of HOF WR and ESPN analyst Cris Carter, is closing in on an agreement with the Indianapolis Colts.
@AdamSchefter | | 2h | Score: 901

Joseph Goodman , Miami Herald, Heat Beat Writer
Confirmed: Manny Pacquiao on one side of the court at the Heat game tonight and Mayweather on the other side by Heat bench.
@JoeGoodmanJr | | 23m | Score: 605

Gregg Doyel ,, Sportswriter
Richard Sherman, asked if players should be obligated to speak: "Not any more than the commissioner is obligated to speak to the media" Wow.
@GreggDoyelStar | | 2h | Score: 583

Mike Reiss ,, Patriots Beat Reporter
Super Bowl fun fact: Rob Ninkovich, who played more snaps than any DL in the NFL in '14, will be celebrating his 31st birthday on game day.
@MikeReiss | | 52m | Score: 380

Jason La Canfora , CBS Sports, NFL Insider
I'm told the Colts have agreement with Duron Carter, free agent WR with tremendous potential. Don't expect an official confirmation til Feb
@JasonLaCanfora | | 1h | Score: 360

Adam Schefter , ESPN, NFL Insider
Tom Brady at Media Day...
@AdamSchefter | | 3h | Score: 289

Mike Reiss ,, Patriots Beat Reporter
Julian Edelman on consistent success of Patriots: "I think there’s a common factor there, of this guy named Tom Brady. He’s pretty good."
@MikeReiss | | 1h | Score: 288

ESPN , NBA News and Updates
2015 Slam Dunk Contest contestants: Victor Oladipo, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Zach LaVine, Mason Plumlee
@ESPNNBA | | 49m | Score: 196

Dave McMenamin ,, Lakers Beat Writer
Very loose CLE locker room here in Detroit. Guys bumping to Shy Glizzy's "So Awesome" playing on the Beats by Dre speaker system. Club Cavs
@mcten | | 1h | Score: 161
1422402312 , NFL News and Updates
Old friends. Now rivals. And things may have just gotten a little harder for the Pats WRs:
@nfl | | 35m | Score: 150

Sam Amico , Fox Sports Ohio, Sportswriter
Visiting locker room at The Palace. Wonder if Pistons realize Cavs have updated their logo a few times since 1999?
@SamAmicoFSO | | 2h | Score: 146
1422400792 , Sports News and Updates
2015 Slam Dunk Contestants Announced: Giannis Antetokounmpo Zach LaVine Victor Oladipo Mason Plumlee
@RealGM | | 1h | Score: 130

Ken Rosenthal ,, Senior Baseball Writer
Still hearing #BlueJays’ interest in Papelbon is extremely limited. Would only entertain trade if financial risk was minimal.
@Ken_Rosenthal | | 1h | Score: 130

Jessica Camerato , Comcast Sportsnet, Sports Reporter
G. Antetokounmpo is the first member of the Bucks to compete in dunk contest since Ray Allen back in 1997. He was 2 at the time.
@JCameratoNBA | | 46m | Score: 105

Ira Winderman , Sun Sentinel, Heat Beat Reporter
Pacquiao and Mayweather shown on big screen. Neither offers more than a smirk. Yet a LeBron-like buzz in building after the introductions.
@IraHeatBeat | | 17m | Score: 100

Stephen Holder , Tampa Bay Times, Bucs Beat Writer
I'm also hearing #Colts have agreed to terms with Duron Carter as has been reported by others. Don't expect anything official til next week
@HolderStephen | | 1h | Score: 100

Scott Agness ,, Pacers Beat Writer
The All-Star dunk contest is returning to the classic format, NBA announced. Victor Oladipo, Mason Plumlee, Zach LaVine, and Antetokounmpo.
@ScottAgness | | 1h | Score: 95
1422403591 , News and Updates
K-Love finds LeBron for the powerful JAM on NBA TV! #NBARapidReplay #FanNight
@NBA | | 30m | Score: 92

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Keith Langlois ,, Pistons Beat Writer
Dinwiddie with 3 rebounds. Balls falling to him, but part of that is he's 6-6. Also forced a Kyrie Irving TO by staying in front of him.
@Keith_Langlois | | 3m | Score: 5

Mike Reiss ,, Patriots Beat Reporter
Shane Vereen on best Media Day question: "I was asked how many times I was going to be ineligible this game. Thought that was pretty funny.”
@MikeReiss | | 3m | Score: 40

Bob Finnan , News Herald, Cavs Beat Writer
#Cavs 1 for 11 on 3s
@BobCavsinsider | | 4m | Score: 40

ESPN , NBA News and Updates
Wisconsin governor has interesting plan to collect bucks for new Bucks' arena. »
@ESPNNBA | | 4m | Score: 1

Jim Thomas , St. Louis Dispatch, Rams Beat Writer
Just FYI, was told that second interview with Rams and Nathaniel Hackett did not take place today. But Rams are planning 2nd interview. . .
@jthom1 | | 6m | Score: 5

Keith Langlois ,, Pistons Beat Writer
Monroe with 10 & 5 in 14 minutes. Needs a breather. Drummond coming back with 2 fouls at 7:41 2Q, tied at 28.
@Keith_Langlois | | 7m | Score: 25
1422407543 , Sports News and Updates
Steph/DRose Klay/Jimmy Bogut/Gasol Dray/Noah fun night of matchups
@warriorsworld | | 7m | Score: 5

Surya Fernandez ,, Heat Beat Writer
Heat are shooting 12/18 (66.7%) from the field so far, which includes Napier's difficult 3-point attempt at the end of the 1st quarter.
@SuryaHeatNBA | | 8m | Score: 5

Sam Farmer , Los Angeles Times, NFL Writer
Seattle's Michael Bennett on Super Bowl stress: "I wake up every day, look in the mirror and say, ‘Damn, I look good,’ I can’t be stressed.”
@LATimesfarmer | | 9m | Score: 5
1422407411 , NFL News and Updates
Our Super Bowl prop series takes a look at the Over-Under on Tim Wright's receiving yards (0.5)
@ProFootballTalk | | 11m | Score: 5

Surya Fernandez ,, Heat Beat Writer
Bucks lead 30-29 at the end of the first quarter. Heat allowed the most points in a first quarter since Dec. 17 vs Jazz (33).
@SuryaHeatNBA | | 12m | Score: 5

Mark Bowman ,, Braves Beat Writer
Mike Dunn remembers the leadership Seahawks QB Russell Wilson showed as tornadoes approached Rome in 2011 #Braves
@mlbbowman | | 12m | Score: 25

ESPN , NFL News and Updates
The best of Bill Belichick at Super Bowl media day
@ESPN_NFLNation | | 13m | Score: 5

Jason Lloyd , Akron Beacon Journal, Cavs Beat Writer
Scratch that. #Cavs missed first 15 of 19. But you get the idea
@JasonLloydABJ | | 13m | Score: 10

Ethan Skolnick , Turner Sports, Heat Beat Writer
Miami shooting 70.6%, but trails 30-29 to Milwaukee after Q1. Brandon Knight, Khris Middleton w/ 10 apiece. Whiteside 2 pts, 2 rebs.
@EthanJSkolnick | | 13m | Score: 5

Charean Williams , NFL Reporter
Earl Thomas on @DezBryant overturned catch at GB: “I’ll ride with Dez. Yes [it was a catch]. Team Jordan.”
@NFLCharean | | 13m | Score: 85

Tim Bontemps , New York Post, Nets Beat Writer
I know people don't like the Nets for a variety of reasons, but I don't understand the hate towards Mason Plumlee being in the dunk contest.
@TimBontemps | | 13m | Score: 40

Mike Reiss ,, Patriots Beat Reporter
Patriots CB Darrelle Revis soaks in "surreal" scene at Super Bowl.
@MikeReiss | | 14m | Score: 30

Cam Inman , Bay Area News Group, 49ers Beat Writer
#49ers coaching staff mysteries not thwarting Colin Kaepernick's progress in Arizona
@CamInman | | 14m | Score: 5

Ira Winderman - Sun Sentinel, Heat Beat Reporter
It's on, tonight, here at AmericanAirlines Arena: Pacquiao vs. Mayweather . . . seated opposite each other for Heat-Bucks.
@IraHeatBeat | | 29m | Score: 960

Boras Plan: Cubs in a World Series not played at Wrigley?

Scott Boras wants to see the Cubs in a World Series that’s not played at Wrigley Field. To put it another way, the super-agent wants to see his clients on a championship-caliber team, moving toward a big-tent, neutral-site event modeled after the Super Bowl. “Baseball is serving up great steaks ...

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Patrick Mooney
CSNChicago, Cubs Beat Reporter

Source: Tomsula to add former 49ers lineman to staff

The 49ers plan to hire one of their former players, Aubrayo Franklin, as a defensive assistant, a league source said Tuesday. Franklin, 34, played nose tackle for the 49ers from 2007-10 and became a favorite of his position coach at the time, Jim Tomsula. He finished his career with Indianapolis in ...

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Matt Barrows
Sacramento Bee, 49ers Beat Writer
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Adrian Gonzalez Believes Dodgers Are Deeper After Offseason

One of the players that will be returning to Los Angeles after the hectic offseason is first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. The left-handed slugger is coming off a season in which he won the Silver Slugger and Gold Glove at his position, and led the league in RBIs. Gonzalez will have new infielders throwi...

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Red Sox, Rangers swap pitchers

The Boston Red Sox traded right-handed pitcher Anthony Ranaudo to the Texas Rangers on Tuesday for left-handed pitcher Robbie Ross. Ranaudo, 25, made his major league debut with the Red Sox last season, going 4-3 with a 4.81 ERA in seven starts. Considered one of several high-ceiling pitching prospe...

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Why Red Sox traded Anthony Ranaudo for Robbie Ross

The Red Sox announced Tuesday night that they have traded Anthony Ranaudo for lefty reliever Robbie Ross. Why Ross? While the 25-year-old is a lefty, his strength may be getting right-handed hitters out, a quality the Red Sox have been looking to add to their bullpen. Ross doesn’t possess a tradit...

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Rob Bradford, Red Sox Beat Writer
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Patriots’ Alan Branch playing with heavy heart after death of his dogs

PHOENIX — Patriots defensive tackle Alan Branch has a heavy heart as he prepares for his first Super Bowl this week. This one’s for Tonka. And Buick. And Francis. And Snickers. “Those guys are always going to be in my heart,” Branch said Tuesday at Super Bowl Media Day. Those “guys” were...

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Benjamin Volin
Boston Globe, NFL Reporter

Pistons Considering Trade For Norris Cole

The Detroit Pistons are considering a trade with the Miami Heat for Norris Cole following the season-ending injury to Brandon Jennings. There's nothing imminent at this point and talks have been described as "exploratory," sources said. Jennings tore his Achilles last week. Cole will be a free agent...

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Former Bears ballboy is misleading TV about his experiences

PHOENIX – As Deflate-gate blew up over the past week, taking over not only the NFL world, but national news, a former Bears ballboy inflated his own credentials. Eric Kester has recently gained considerable notoriety, appearing on CNN, ABC and NBC to discuss the NFL’s ball-deflating controversy....

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Adam Jahns
Chicago Sun-Times, Bears Reporter

POLL: Do you think it's fine that Marshawn Lynch doesn't talk to the media?

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ESPN, Sports Business Reporter

Detroit Pistons pondering a trade for Miami Heat guard Norris Cole

DETROIT, Mich. – The Detroit Pistons are looking into the possibility of trading for Miami Heat point guard Norris Cole, league sources tell Northeast Ohio Media Group. Miami has sent the word out that the defensive specialist can be had. There's nothing imminent at this point and talks have been ...

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Chris Haynes
Comcast SportsNet, Blazers Beat Reporter

UA All-Star Colorway for Steph Curry: Dark Matter

The Golden State Warriors are going to end up with well over 40 wins by the All-Star break. Steph Curry is heading to the break as an MVP candidate and he is officially the leading vote-getter for this year’s All-Star game in New York City. Life is good in the Curry household. This will be Curry...

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Day of Nick Young goodness includes dubious post-Kobe Bryant plan

(Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports) Three strong Nick Young items hit the interwebs one day before the ex-Wizard and current member of the Los Angeles Lakers faces the Washington Wizards. Washington (30-15) improves to 2-1 on the four-game Western Conference road swing with a win over the 12-33 Lakers, lo...

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Ben Standig, Sportswriter

Dodgers minor leaguers suspended for marijuana use

An increasing number of Americans believe marijuana should be decriminalized, but on Tuesday came a sobering reminder that testing positive for the drug can still have significant consequences. In the case of left-hander Robert Carson, it will cost him a place in the Dodgers’ major league spring t...

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Dylan Hernandez
Los Angeles Times, Dodgers Beat Writer
Mike Reiss -, Patriots Beat Reporter
Julian Edelman on consistent success of Patriots: "I think there’s a common factor there, of this guy named Tom Brady. He’s pretty good."
@MikeReiss | | 1h | Score: 288

Paul Pierce On Kobe Bryant’s Injury: ‘It Always Saddens Me’

The Los Angeles Lakers are set to host the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night and that game will mark the return of one of Staples Center’s most hated opponents, Paul Pierce. As a member of the Boston Celtics, Pierce battled Kobe Bryant and the Lakers in the 2008 and 2010 NBA Finals. Of course, P...

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Red Sox, Rangers Swap Anthony Ranaudo, Robbie Ross Jr.

Rangers executive vice president of communications John Blake has announced, on Twitter, that Texas has acquired right-hander Anthony Ranaudo from the Red Sox in exchange for left-hander Robbie Ross, Jr.

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