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Added February 28th, 2011 by Matt

UFC: Now in 3D!

The Ultimate Fighting Championship and VERSUS announced today that the UFC event airing this Thursday, March 3, will be broadcast in 3D for the first-time ever. The highly-anticipated card, which is headlined by a welterweight clash between Diego Sanchez and Martin Kampmann, emanates from the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky. and will air live at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

The 3D telecast, produced by VERSUS with the UFC and sponsored by Comcast Xfinity, will feature a separate 3D production crew and equipment from the traditional HD production. The telecast will also include a separate announce team, as veteran play-by-play voice Todd Harris will team up with UFC featherweight star Kenny Florian to call all of the night’s action.

Multiple 3D cameras will be placed strategically around the Octagon, giving viewers access to some new camera angles not usually seen during previous UFC 2D telecasts.  The 3D telecast will be made available live to those with 3D-capable television sets through dedicated 3D channels on affiliates across the country, including Comcast’s 24-hour, Next Generation Xfinity 3D channel.

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Added February 28th, 2011 by Chalk

Sidney Rice Wants to Test Free Agent Market

The Minnesota Vikings have reportedly offered wide receiver Sidney Rice a long-term contract, but his agent says Rice won’t sign before testing the free agent waters. How soon Rice can do that and if he will be a restricted or unrestricted free agent all depends on when the NFL and the players union can agree on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

NFL free agency is supposed to begin Friday, but if the sides can’t agree on a CBA, the owners will lock out the players and free agency will be on hold until a new agreement is reached. Rice has played four seasons in the NFL, all with the Vikings, and his restricted/unrestriced status will be determined by the new CBA.

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Added February 28th, 2011 by Chalk

Bruins Win Fifth Straight in Edmonton

Sunday night in Edmonton, the Boston Bruins won their fifth straight game, all on the road to open a six-game road trip. The Northeast Division-leading Bruins fell behind early in the first, then got three unanswered goals and held on for a 3-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers, who own the worst record in the NHL. Recently acquired Rich Peverley scored his first goal with the Bruins with 52 seconds left in the second period to give Boston a two-goal lead.

“This trip has been a great opportunity for us to introduce our new players to the hockey club by being on the road,” said Boston coach Claude Julien. “The timing was good. We’ve got a better record on the road than we do at home. We seem to play some really good, smart games on the road. Hopefully we can carry that back to Boston and be a little bit better there.”

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Added February 28th, 2011 by Dwight

Celtics Rally for Win Over Clippers

The Boston Celtics used a 34-21 third quarter to come from behind to down the Los Angeles Clippers. Boston trailed by seven points at halftime on the road.

Paul Pierce scored 24 points, while Ray Allen added 22 for Boston. Kevin Garnett also had a big game for Boston, as he scored 16 points and ripped down 11 rebounds.The game was the first for new Celtic players Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic, who they acquired for trading Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson.

The win for the Celtics pushed them to 42-15 on the season. Boston leads Miami by a full game for the top spot in the Eastern Conference. The Celtics are now 17-10 when playing on the road this season. Boston will play at Utah on Monday, before coming back home.

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Added February 28th, 2011 by Steve

Boston Downs Vancouver on Saturday Night The Boston Bruins now have four straight NHL wins after beating the Canucks on Saturday night.

Added February 28th, 2011 by Steve

NHL Predictions: Chicago Blackhawks vs. Minnesota Wild Our hockey handicapper hand out free predictions for the NHL game featuring the Chicago Blackhawks vs. Minnesota Wild.

Added February 28th, 2011 by Dwight

NBA Picks: Boston Celtics vs. Utah Jazz Our basketball handicapper gives free betting picks for the NBA game featuring the Boston Celtics vs. Utah Jazz.

Added February 28th, 2011 by Brad

NCAAB Picks: Villanova Wildcats vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Free professional betting picks for college basketball game featuring the Villanova Wildcats vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Added February 28th, 2011 by Dwight

NBA Predictions: Atlanta Hawks vs. Denver Nuggets Our basketball betting guru gives free predictions for the NBA game between the Atlanta Hawks and the Denver Nuggets.

Added February 28th, 2011 by Chalk

Yankees’ Nova Perfect in Spring Debut Two perfect innings against the Phillies didn't hurt Ivan Nova's chances of winning a spot in the Yankees rotation.

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