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Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola

Lions’ Raiola not fined, has no regrets about cut block against Patriots

By Detroit Free Press/TNS on Nov. 25, 2014, at 8:37 p.m.
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick might not approve, but the NFL apparently has no problem with the way Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola finished Sunday’s 34-9 loss to the New England Patriots. Raiola said Tuesday that he was not fined for his late-game cut block of Patriots defensive tackle …

TV, radio schedule for November 26, 2014

on Nov. 25, 2014, at 4:05 p.m.
BASKETBALL, MEN LEHIGH at DEPAUL, 8 p.m., FS1-TV Battle 4 Atlantis BUTLER vs. NORTH CAROLINA, noon, ESPN2-TV OKLAHOMA vs. UCLA, 2 p.m., ESPN2-TV EA Sports Maui Invitational Fifth Place: Teams TBA:, 5 p.m., ESPN2-TV Third Place: Teams TBA:, 7:30 p.m., ESPN2-TV Teams TBA:, 10 p.m., ESPN-TV; WEZQ Bangor, (92.9 FM) …
A man in a panda costume greets Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval after the introductory press conference at Fenway Park.

Red Sox view Sandoval as ‘perfect fit’

By The Sports Xchange on Nov. 25, 2014, at 4:01 p.m.
When Pablo Sandoval arrived in Boston early Tuesday, the natives made sure he quickly recognized his new home. The switch-hitting third baseman was greeted at his introductory press conference at Fenway Park by a fan wearing a mascot-type, oversized panda head. “It was a tough decision for me,” said Sandoval. …
New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) breaks up a pass intended for Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron (85) during the third quarter at Gillette Stadium.  The New England Patriots won 34-9.

Veterans Revis, Browner giving big boost to Pats’ defense

By The Sports Xchange on Nov. 25, 2014, at 6:29 a.m.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — After two weeks of outscoring the most productive offenses in the NFL, the New England Patriots extended their winning streak to seven games with impressive defense Sunday in a 34-9 taming of the Detroit Lions. It was especially interesting coming on the heels of victories over those …
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith (82) tries to elude the tackle of New Orleans Saints strong safety Kenny Vaccaro (32) in the fourth quarter of their game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans Monday night.

Ravens rally in second half to beat Saints

By Peter Finney Jr., The Sports Xchange on Nov. 25, 2014, at 12:58 a.m.
NEW ORLEANS — Justin Forsett rushed for a career-high 182 yards and two touchdowns, and safety Will Hill returned an interception for a go-ahead, 44-yard touchdown in the third quarter, powering the Baltimore Ravens to a 34-27 victory over the reeling New Orleans Saints on Monday night at the Mercedes-Benz …
New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (11) makes a catch in front of Buffalo Bills strong safety Duke Williams during the first half at Ford Field in Detroit Monday night.

Bills rout Jets at Ford Field in Detroit

By Dana Gauruder, The Sports Xchange on Nov. 24, 2014, at 10:53 p.m.
DETROIT — Kyle Orton threw two first-half touchdown passes, and the Buffalo Bills overcame a tumultuous week and a change of venue to clobber the hapless New York Jets 38-3 Monday night at Ford Field. The game was originally scheduled for Sunday in Orchard Park, New York, but was postponed …
Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71) is congratulated by  Sidney Crosby (87), Nick Spaling (13) and Christian Ehrhoff (10) after scoring the winning goal during the overtime period of the Penguins' 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins at TD Garden in Boston Monday night.

Crosby-Malkin connection lifts Penguins by Bruins in OT

By The Sports Xchange on Nov. 24, 2014, at 10:13 p.m.
BOSTON — The Sidney Crosby-Evgeni Malkin connection won a game in overtime for the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night. Crosby, who already had a goal and an assist, set up Malkin for his second goal of the game 32 seconds into overtime to give the Penguins a hard-fought 3-2 victory …

TV, radio schedule for November 25, 2014

on Nov. 24, 2014, at 4:30 p.m.
AUTO RACING NASCAR Live, 7 p.m., WOXO Norway (92.7 & 100.7 FM) radio BASKETBALL, MEN EASTERN ILLINOIS at CREIGHTON, 8 p.m., FS1-TV EA Sports Maui Invitational Game 5: Teams TBA, 2 p.m., ESPN2-TV Game 6: Teams TBA, 4:30 p.m., ESPN2-TV First Semifinal, Teams TBA:, 7:30 p.m., ESPN-TV; WEZQ Bangor, (92.9 …
Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez (13) looks on during the third inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on Aug. 27.

Red Sox, SS Ramirez agree on $88 million deal

By The Sports Xchange on Nov. 24, 2014, at 2:44 p.m.
The Boston Red Sox got their man, make that their men. On Monday afternoon, the Red Sox and free-agent shortstop Hanley Ramirez agreed on a five-year deal worth $88 million, according to multiple reports. Ramirez, 30, hit .283 with a .369 on-base percentage, a .448 slugging percentage, 13 homers and …
San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval speaks to the crowd during the World Series celebration at City Hall on Oct. 31.

Reports: Red Sox land Giants’ Pablo Sandoval

By The Sports Xchange on Nov. 24, 2014, at 12:09 p.m.
Free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval is leaving his heart in San Francisco and heading cross-country to Beantown. According to multiple reports, Sandoval and the Boston Red Sox have agreed on a five-year deal worth close to $100 million. The Red Sox have also reached a deal with free-agent shortstop …
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) scores a touchdown under New York Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (21) during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Sunday night. The Cowboys defeated the Giants 31-28.

Bryant’s two TDs help Cowboys rally to defeat Giants

By Patti Traina, The Sports Xchange on Nov. 24, 2014, at 1:32 a.m.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant scored two touchdowns in the second half to give his team a 31-28 comeback win over the New York Giants Sunday night at MetLife Stadium. The Giants, who had jumped out to a 21-10 halftime lead, quickly reverted to their disturbing …
Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger (7) lays the ball in the basket past Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez (42) during the second half at TD Garden in Boston Sunday night.

Trail Blazers beat slumping Celtics for seventh straight victory

By SportsDirect on Nov. 23, 2014, at 8:57 p.m.
BOSTON — LaMarcus Aldridge had 20 points and matched his season best of 14 rebounds while Chris Kaman matched his season high of 16 points as the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Boston Celtics for their seventh straight win, 94-88 in NBA action Sunday night at the TD Garden. Damian …
Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer rolls out of the pocket in the first quarter of their game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta Sunday.

QB Hoyer atones for interceptions, rallies Browns by Falcons

By The Sports Xchange on Nov. 23, 2014, at 8:05 p.m.
ATLANTA — Brian Hoyer atoned for three interceptions by leading a game-winning drive in the final minute and Billy Cundiff booted his fourth field goal as time expired to lift the Cleveland Browns to a 26-24 NFL victory over the Atlanta Falcons Sunday. Josh Gordon caught eight passes for 120 …
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) congratulates running back LeGarrette Blount on his touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions Sunday at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots defeated the Lions 34-9.

Patriots’ Brady tames Lions for seventh straight win

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on Nov. 23, 2014, at 5:16 p.m.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The seventh straight win was in the books, and Vince Wilfork had a message to get across to the people who doubted his New England Patriots early this season. “So many people saying how bad we were … everything possible negative that people could say they said …
Montreal Canadiens center Tomas Plekanec (14) scores a goal past Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) during the second period at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston Saturday night.

Canadiens’ Price shuts out Bruins

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on Nov. 22, 2014, at 10:26 p.m.
BOSTON — The Montreal Canadiens continued their mastery over the rival Boston Bruins on Saturday night. Corey Price stopped 33 shots and the Canadiens, who have the best record in the NHL, beat the Bruins for the ninth time in the last 10 regular-season meetings, winning 2-0. The Canadiens have …

TV, radio sports schedule for Nov. 22-23, 2014

on Nov. 21, 2014, at 5:24 p.m.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson leaves the field after a season-ending loss to the Green Bay Packers in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in this file photo taken January 5, 2013.

Adrian Peterson’s appeal will be heard Dec. 2

By The Sports Xchange on Nov. 21, 2014, at 5:22 p.m.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson’s appeal of his suspension will be heard Dec. 2 by former NFL executive Harold Henderson, according to a report Friday by Jay Glazer of FOX Sports. On Tuesday, the NFL suspended Peterson without pay for at least the remainder of the season for violating …

Patriots send running back Gray home with Lions game looming

By SportsDirect on Nov. 21, 2014, at 5:20 p.m.
New England Patriots running back Jonas Gray, who had a breakout game last Sunday, was sent home Friday after he reportedly overslept and arrived late to the team facility. Gray’s phone died so his alarm did not go off, a source told Mark Garafolo of FOX Sports. When Gray arrived …
Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray (28) runs by Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith (21) for an 11-yard touchdown in the first quarter at Coliseum in Oakland Thursday night.

Raiders stun Chiefs, earn first win in over a year

By Dave Del Grande, The Sports Xchange on Nov. 21, 2014, at 2:18 a.m.
OAKLAND, Calif. — In a game in which a new running back prospect burst onto the scene, rookie quarterback Derek Carr reminded everyone why he’s considered the future of the Oakland Raiders offense. Carr capped an 80-yard, do-or-die drive by hitting veteran wideout James Jones with a 9-yard touchdown pass …
After a major snow storm, a grounds crew worker begins to clear snow Thursday from the football field at the Buffalo Bills' Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York, Thursday.

Snow, safety concerns move Bills-Jets game to Monday in Detroit

By Larry Fine, Reuters on Nov. 20, 2014, at 8:10 p.m.
The NFL game between the New York Jets and the homestanding Bills will be shifted from Buffalo to Detroit on Monday due to the heavy snow that has paralyzed the Buffalo area, the league said on Thursday night. “Due to public safety concerns in light of the ongoing weather emergency …
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