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Terrell Owens on Bengals: ‘We’re terrible, me included’

11.22.10 at 7:42 am ET
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Following the Bengals’ seventh loss in a row, this one a 49-31 setback to the Bills in which Cincinnati blew a 17-point first-half lead and surrendered 35 consecutive second-half points, wide receiver Terrell Owens did not mix words. “We’re terrible, me included,” he said. “Let me emphasize terrible. We find ways to lose. We may go two [wins] and whatever. Fourteen. We’ve made enough mistakes the last six ballgame to last us a lifetime.”

Added Owens: “After our second win, it’s been self-destruction. I don’t blame fans for booing or for people not wanting to come.”

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Boy falls from luxury suite after Lakers game

11.22.10 at 7:33 am ET
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According to a report in The Los Angeles Times, a young boy fell from a Staples Center luxury suite to the lower bowl following Sunday’s game between the Lakers and Warriors. The boy, believed to be between the ages of 2 and 5, was moving his arms and legs while being loaded onto a stretcher, a witness said.

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Monday’s Morning Mashup: Early departing fans miss Jets comeback

11.22.10 at 7:24 am ET
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Welcome to Monday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

WHAT’S HAPPENING LOCALLY MONDAY:
NBA: Celtics at Hawks, 7 p.m. (CSNNE; WEEI)
NHL: Bruins at Lightning, 7:30 p.m. (NESN, VERSUS)

AROUND THE WEB:

‘™¦ Last week, Jets coach Rex Ryan challenged fans to get to their seats by kickoff and help his team get off to a fast start. Apparently, the fans didn’t realize Ryan also would like them to stay until the finish. Thousands of fans headed for the exits after the Jets squandered a fourth-quarter lead Sunday vs. the Texans, and they missed the Jets’ game-winning touchdown drive engineered by Mark Sanchez. Meanwhile, the news got worse for five Jets fans who were sent to the hospital after an escalator accident at the Secaucus train station.

‘™¦ Quarterback Vince Young had a meltdown after the Titans’ overtime loss to the Redskins, throwing his shoulder pads in to the crowd and storming out of the locker room. Coach Jeff Fisher subsequently announced that Young had lost his starting job. David Climer in The Tennessean writes that the relationship between QB and coach appears to be beyond repair.

‘™¦ Following Richard Seymour‘s smack to the facemask of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on Sunday, CBSSports.com columnist Gregg Doyel wants commissioner Roger Goodell to come down hard on the Raiders lineman.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On Nov. 22, 1959, the Patriots made Ron Burton their first-ever draft pick. Which player was their first territorial selection?

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Raiders DE Richard Seymour ejected for striking Ben Roethlisberger

11.21.10 at 5:27 pm ET
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Raiders defensive end Richard Seymour was ejected from Sunday’s game after striking Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Roethlisberger threw a 22-yard pass to Emmanuel Sanders and jumped into the arms of tackle Flozell Adams.

Roethlisberger appeared to say something to Seymour before the defensive end struck him with an open-palmed punch. Seymour was ejected Dec. 27 for hitting Browns running back Jerome Harrison after a play was over. Harrison was fined $10,000 for the hit.

For video of Seymour’s smack of Roethlisberger, click here.

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Redskins’ Clinton Portis re-injures groin vs. Titans

11.21.10 at 5:27 pm ET
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Washington running back Clinton Portis returned to action on Sunday against the Titans and left the field while re-injuring his groin. Portis had missed the past five games with the injury and had five carries for 32 yards before leaving the game.

The extent of Portis’ injury is unknown.

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Bengals WR Terrell Owens catches touchdown No. 152

11.21.10 at 2:45 pm ET
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Cincinnati receiver Terrell Owens caught a 4-yard touchdown pass for his fifth touchdown since Oct. 24. In that same span, Randy Moss has failed to catch a touchdown. With his catch, Owens is only one TD behind Moss for second-place on the all time receiving touchdown list.

Moss has 153 touchdowns while Owens has moved to 152. Sunday’s catch was made against his former team, the Buffalo Bills. Leading all-time receiver Jerry Rice has 197 touchdowns.

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Vikings activate WR Sidney Rice

11.21.10 at 2:13 pm ET
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Minnesota activated wide receiver Sidney Rice for Sunday’s game against Green Bay. Rice had hip surgery in August and returned to practice two weeks ago. Rice was a breakout star and Brett Favre‘s favorite target in 2009 where he compiled 1,312 yards and eight touchdowns.

The Vikings have missed Rice’s presence all year as receiver injuries and the short tenure of Randy Moss have given Minnesota little offensive stability. Rice is in the last year of a four-year contract with the Vikings. Rice will be on Sunday’s active roster and if healthy, will be an effective fantasy option.

Colts were wary of being bugged the Patriots?

11.21.10 at 8:09 am ET
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According to SI.com’s Peter King, Colts quarterback Peyton Manning and his offensive coordinator Tom Moore used to step out into the concourse outside the locker room if they had anything of “strategic significance” to say for fear they weren’t “totally alone.” To read the entire report click here.

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Four teams on Justin Upton’s no-trade list

11.20.10 at 8:36 am ET
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According to FoxSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal, the four teams that Arizona outfielder Justin Upton can’t be traded to without his permission are the Royals, Tigers, Indians and A’s. The New York Post also reported that 15 teams approached the Diamondbacks about potentially acquiring Upton.

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Heat guard Dwyane Wade: ‘We’ll be the Yankees of basketball’

11.19.10 at 4:36 pm ET
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Dwyane Wade spoke to Esquire Magazine on the upcoming years for the Heat, the best teams in the NBA, and the business acumen of Shaquille O’€™Neal. He even attempted to provide the history behind his unique spelling of Dwyane: ‘€œI have no idea. I’€™m a junior ‘€“ I got the name from my father. I asked him ‘€“ my grandma said that’€™s how she felt it was spelled.’€

Wade and Shaq won an NBA championship in 2006 and Wade garnered the honors of Finals MVP but he had kind words to say to his former teammate.

‘€œOne thing Shaq did for me when he came was give me knowledge that I needed. I was still a shy kid, and he pretty much told me to open up. He said, ‘€˜Let your creativity be seen, put your fingerprints on the things that you’€™re doing.’€™ It opened up so many more business opportunities for me.

The Heat are 7-4 and have lost to Boston twice, Utah, and New Orleans. However, critics of the team’€™s record have pointed out that Wade, LeBron James, and Co. have defeated unimpressive teams such as New Jersey, Minnesota, and Toronto while failing to beat their tougher opponents. Wade reflected on the season’€™s start and what teams pose a threat to the high expectations in South Beach.

‘€œThis team has a lot of work to do. I don’€™t look at the individual players right now and say, ‘€˜Oh, my God, this is amazing.’€™ I say, ‘€˜This team, we got a lot of work to do, because there’€™s a lot of teams out there ‘€“ L.A., Orlando, Boston, and so on ‘€“ that are better teams than the Miami Heat right now.

However, Wade was unable to hold back his own expectations of the star-studded trio that Pat Riley managed to bring to Miami. The Decision and other controversies surrounding LeBron James and the team have unleashed a wave of negative backlash at the all-star trio in Miami, but Miami has the talent to play with any team in the league. And perhaps in a subtle remark to Celtics fans, Wade issued his own warning to the league.

‘€œWe’€™ll be the Yankees of basketball. It’€™s already true ‘€“ a love/hate thing, but you know what? We’€™re fine with that. We understand that we did something we wanted to do. As an individual, you don’€™t get an opportunity to do that often in this game. That’€™s what it came down to with us ‘€“ myself and Chris [Bosh] and LeBron ‘€“ we all felt for the first time we were able to control our own destiny.’€

The Heat have only played in eleven games this year, and maybe comparisons to the 1996 Chicago Bulls have fallen a bit short, but Wade and the Heat seem prepared to push through in their quest to bring an NBA Championship back to South Beach.

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