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The top 17 gaming gadgets you can buy right now

Say hello to Engadget's first-ever Buyer's Guide dedicated to consoles, turbocharged headsets and all things gaming. It's a wide, wide world out there, and choosing the right console and accessories is a daunting task. So whether there's a special gamer in your life, or you're looking to make a few …

Lions vs. Patriots 2014: Stout Detroit defense tries to ground high-flying Pats offense

The 8-2 Patriots and 7-3 Lions clash in a battle of contrasting styles.<p>The New England Patriots are hoping to keep their roll going when they host the Detroit Lions in Foxborough for a clash of division leaders. The 8-2 Patriots have won six in a row after beginning the year 2-2. They have looked …

Patriots-Colts: 10 things to know from New England's 42-20 win

The Patriots blasted the Colts on Sunday. Here are our top 10 takeaways from the contest.<p>When Jonas Gray rushed for 86 yards on 17 carries in Week 8 …

NFL

Patriots keep getting better and better

INDIANAPOLIS -- The New England Patriots distinguished themselves as the best team in the AFC on Sunday night by winning in spite of a critical …

Quick-hit thoughts around Patriots, NFL

Quick-hit thoughts around the NFL and with the New England Patriots:<p>1. I don’t think the book is closed on Patriots 2013 second-round pick Aaron …

Artist Renders NBA Players as Their Nicknames

Link to Media<p>If you're still looking for something to wash Sunday's Lakers game out of your eyes, I suggest you check out the work of Alberto “Laff” Berroa Jr.<p>A New Jersey-based artist, Berroa recently released a line of “DunkSlap” illustrations depicting NBA stars as their nicknames.<p>Some are …

Blake Griffin

Biggest Red Flags of the 2014-15 NBA Season

It's far too early for NBA fans to panic, too soon for most to even worry. There is so much basketball left to be played, so many plot twists that could still shake the basketball world to its core.<p>That's why it's so difficult to draw any sort of conclusions during the middle of November. Strong …

NBA

Top 5 NBA HORNS Sets of the Week Episode 3

Kobe Bryant wonders, 'Maybe I'm being too aggressive'

Kobe Bryant's 44 points against theGolden State Warriors(8-2) on Sunday night was just a drop in a losing bucket.<p>The<p>Lakers(1-9) didn't come close to matching the Warriors' 136 points, falling short by 21.<p>"It gets to a point where you can't make excuses," Bryant said after the loss. "You can't look …

Basketball

Time to stop calling Colts an elite AFC team

INDIANAPOLIS -- This wasn't just a game in the middle of November for the Indianapolis Colts. It was also far from just one of 16 on the schedule, …

Is USA Still FIBA World Cup Favorite Without Kevin Durant and Other Lost Stars?

Kevin Durant's withdrawal from Team USA cost the club its reigning MVP and clear leader, and it may have also done serious damage to America's status as the team to beat at the FIBA World Cup.<p>Durant released a statement explaining his decision, per <i>The Oklahoman's</i> Darnell Mayberry:<p>It's hard to fault …

Basketball

Ravens' Ray Rice cheered by fans

BALTIMORE -- Ravens running back Ray Rice got off to a good start in Thursday night's preseason-opening 23-3 win over the San Francisco 49ers and …

Nintendo's Game Boy, the Handheld Console That Started It All, Turns 25

The handheld gaming console that started it all, Game Boy, turned 25 years old Thursday. Nintendo's breakthrough portable device was first made available in North America on July 31, 1989. Its green-tinted, monochrome screen, four AA batteries, and chunky appearance may not post much of a threat to …

Retrogaming

Good morning, Coach K hates the Wizards

That and much more in Tuesday's NBA newsletter.<p>Good morning. Let's basketball.<p><b>AN OPEN SECRET:</b> So it appears the Kevin Love deal between the Wolves and Cavaliers is totally done, the teams just need to wait a few more weeks so that Andrew Wiggins can legally be traded. Brian Windhorst reports that …

Rays' Archer: 'Never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat'

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer insists he isn't mad at David Ortiz.<p>A day after Ortiz slung his bat and leisurely trotted around the bases following a home run off him, Archer had more thoughts about Big Papi's style.<p>"I never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat," Archer said …