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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

LB Jamie Collins is back on the practice field for the Patriots, marking the first time hes practiced since Nov. 6. He has missed the last three games with an illness. This is an obvious sign of progress in his recovery from an undisclosed illness.


Joe McDonald ESPN Hockey Writer 

The Boston Bruins have won four straight and coach Claude Julien hopes his team can keep it going against the New York Rangers Friday afternoon at TD Garden.

Glimmers of hope that Amendola will play Sunday (0:49)

Joe McDonald ESPN Hockey Writer 

The Boston Bruins (12-8-1) host the New York Rangers (16-4-2) Friday afternoon at TD Garden. The Bruins have won four in a row and Rangers coach Alain Vigneault understands the challenge his team faces in Boston.

Skip, Stephen A. split on Pats vs. Broncos (1:27)

Valentine's triple-double helps Izzo win 500

Michigan State's Denzel Valentine got his second triple-double in nine days with this assist as the Spartans routed Boston College for head coach Tom Izzo's 500th victory.

Brady surprises his kids dressed as a turkey (0:20)

Valentine secures second triple-double

Michigan State's Denzel Valentine got his second triple-double in just about a week with this assist late in the Spartans' game against Boston College.

Izzo on 500th win: Favorite memory is player's I've coached (2:03)

When you're hot, you're hot

... And for No. 3 Michigan State's Denzel Valentine, the hoop might as well be as big as an ocean. He's got 27 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists. (Live on ESPN2)


Denzel Valentine on fire

Denzel Valentine is officially on fire in the game. The MSU all-purpose player is 5-for-8 from deep -- including an NBA-distance heat check -- as Sparty is pushing the lead near 30 points on ESPN2.


Sparty starts second half like first

No. 3 Michigan St. opened the game with Matt Costello in the post for a dunk. And they open the second half with Matt Costello in the post for a dunk. Sparty has a double-digit lead on ESPN2.


MSU leads BC 46-33 at halftime

Denzel Washington has 13 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. But how does Tom Izzo assess Sparty's performance so far? "We're not moving the ball like we have. We don't have the assists we have. And we're just not guarding like we can."

Halftime interview with Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo (0:43)

Valentine's day on Thanksgiving

MSU's Denzel Valentine is firing on all cylinders so far. He's shooting 5-for-8 for a game-high 13 points on ESPN2.


No. 3 Michigan State cruising vs. BC

MSU's Bryn Forbes nailed this 3-pointer as Sparty is shooting 50% from the field with 6 minutes left in the first half.

Interview with Golden State Warrior and former Michigan State Spartan Draymond Green (1:51)

Michigan State taking control early

MSU's Matt Costello showed off some pretty footwork in the post for the reverse slam on ESPN2.

No. 3 Michigan State vs. Boston College

Fresh off their win against then-No. 4 Kansas, the Spartans can give Tom Izzo his 500th win as a coach in the Wooden Legacy tournament against Boston College. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

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