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Patriots’ Win Streak Snapped By The Packers

November 30, 2014
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) celebrates a 45-yard touchdown pass to Jordy Nelson during the waning moments of the first half against the New England Patriots Sunday in Green Bay, Wis. (Tom Lynn/AP)

Aaron Rodgers threw for two touchdowns and Green Bay fended off New England 26-21 Sunday in a high-profile matchup between Super Bowl contenders.

Revolution Advance To MLS Cup With 2-2 Draw Vs. NY

November 29, 2014
The Revolution's Charlie Davies celebrates his goal against the Red Bulls during the second half of the second soccer game of the MLS Eastern Conference final in Foxborough Saturday. The match ended 2-2 and New England advances to the MLS Cup with a two-game aggregate 4-3. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Charlie Davies scored two goals, the second to tie it in the 70th minute, and the New England Revolution advanced to the MLS Cup on Saturday.

Sports Radio Without The Outrage? A Crazy Idea

November 29, 2014
Robert Griffin III and the Washington NFL franchise's quarterback situation is a frequent topic on sports radio. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The Wall Street Journal’s Jason Gay thinks sports radio has flown off the handle. He joins Bill Littlefield to explain his proposal for a rational sports radio program.

Sorry, NFL Fans — A Tweeting Robot Is Probably Smarter Than Your Team’s Coach

November 29, 2014
(Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

You’re an NFL coach, it’s fourth down and your team just needs to pick up a couple yards. Should you punt or go for it? The New York Times has turned to a robot for the answer. David Leonhardt from the Times explains.

Historic (And Wacky) Trophies Intensify College Football Rivalries

November 29, 2014
The "Golden Egg" goes to the winner of each Mississippi State--Ole Miss game. (Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

College football has plenty of rivalries, and some of them have more flair than others. Mike Moen looks at the history of some unusual trophies that are up for grabs this weekend.

Amherst Women’s Hoops Team Wins 100 Straight At Home

November 29, 2014
On Sunday the Amherst women's basketball team defeated Baruch, notching its 100th straight home win. (Rob Mattson/Courtesy of Amherst)

“We definitely like playing at home,” says Amherst College women’s basketball coach G.P. Gromacki. The team has won 100 straight games on its home court, an NCAA record. Gromacki joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the accomplishment.

No. 1 Kentucky: Good Enough For The NBA?

November 29, 2014
Thanks in large part to its deep bench, No. 1 Kentucky has risen above the competition this season. (Andy Lions/Getty Images)

Can anyone in college basketball stop Kentucky? Or would the Wildcats match up better against some NBA teams? Yahoo! Sports’ Pat Forde joins Bill Littlefield to weigh in.

Ray Rice Reinstated, Free To Return To The NFL

November 29, 2014
Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice could return to the field now that he has been reinstated. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Ray Rice, whom NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended indefinitely after a video showing Rice knocking out his wife became public, has been reinstated following appeal. Sports Illustrated legal analyst Michael McCann joins Bill Littlefield to explain what the decision means for Rice and for Goodell.

Thanksgiving Memories For ‘Only A Game’

November 26, 2014
Bill Littlefied and Robert Pinsky

From covering tennis in Rome to underwater rugby, from interviewing Hall of Famers to poet laureates, Bill Littlefield has had much to be thankful for as host of “Only A Game.”

Malkin Scores In OT As Pens Beat Bruins 3-2

November 25, 2014

Evgeni Malkin scored 32 seconds into the extra session.

Red Sox Spend Big On Sandoval, Ramirez

November 25, 2014
Then-Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval talks during batting practice on Oct. 15 in San Francisco. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Boston has agreed to terms with Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez.

Pablo Sandoval Reaches Multiyear Deal With Red Sox

November 24, 2014
Then-Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval talks during batting practice on Oct. 15 in San Francisco. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Third baseman Pablo Sandoval and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a multi-year contract.

Pedro Martinez, Nomar Garciaparra On 2015 Baseball Hall Ballot

November 24, 2014
Pedro Martinez pitches for the Red Sox in a file photo. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Martinez won the 2004 World Series with the Boston Red Sox, and two of his three Cy Young awards in Boston. Garciaparra was the Rookie of the Year in 1997.

Brady Passes Patriots To 34-9 Win Over Lions

November 23, 2014
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady passes against the rush by Detroit Lions defensive end Jason Jones in the first half. (Steven Senne/AP)

The New England Patriots stretched their winning streak to seven games with a 34-9 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

Revs Beat Red Bulls 2-1 In East Final 1st Leg

November 23, 2014
New England Revolution forward Kelyn Rowe, right, blocks a shot by New York Red Bulls midfielder Lloyd Sam during the first half. (Bill Kostroun/AP)

The result gives the Revolution a significant advantage heading home for the second leg of the aggregate-goals series on Saturday at Gillette Stadium.

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