The Hub Crawl: 1/10

What a week for the Bill Belichick coaching tree.
Nick Saban won his third BCS National Championship Monday night as his Alabama Crimson Tide trumped LSU 21-0 with a phenomenal defensive effort. Saban is the first head coach to win three BCS titles.
Saban was an assistant for Belichick in the 1994 season with the Cleveland Browns before being hired as head coach at Michigan State.
Romeo Crennel, Belichick’s former defensive coordinator, was officially named head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs Monday.
Bill O’Brien, the Patriots offensive coordinator since 2009, was named head coach at Penn State over the weekend.  Josh McDaniels, the Patriots offensive coordinator from 2006-08, returned to New England this week to take over for the departing O’Brien.

Red Sox: According to, the Red Sox have hired longtime Mets coach Randy Niemann as a staff assistant.
Niemann was on Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine’s staff in New York for the Mets from 1997-99.

Celtics: Jeff Green’s surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm “went great,” according to head coach Doc Rivers.
Green is expected to be healthy enough to return to basketball for the 2012-13 season. When he does return he will be an unrestricted free agent.


Memorial held for Sean Collier, MIT police officer…

More than 1,600 people gathered at MIT on Friday for a memorial service for Sean Collier, the police officer shot to death a year ago in the aftermath of the…


Florida man charged with murdering son to play…

A Florida man annoyed that his 16-month-old crying son was preventing him from playing video games suffocated the toddler, police said on Friday.


Powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake rattles Mexico

A powerful earthquake struck Mexico Friday, shaking buildings and sending people running into the street, although there were no reports of major damage.


OMG! Exercise can make skin (and butt) look…

A moderate exercise regime can turn back time and actually reverse the skin's aging process, according to new research. The study showed that a minimum…


Whoopi Goldberg makes her debut as marijuana columnist

"It helps my head stop hurting, and with glaucoma your eyes ache, and she takes the ache out. It's wonderful," she said.

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Kate Middleton made fun of Prince William's bald…

Kate Middleton and Prince William are in Sydney, Australia, right now, and it sounds like that brash Aussie sense of humor might be rubbing off.

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Is Tom Cruise dating Laura Prepon?

"Mission: Impossible" star Cruise is said to be dating Laura Prepon, star of "Orange is the New Black."


'Scandal' recap: Season 3, Episode 18, 'The Price…

Sally is Jesus, Olivia caused global warming, and Mellie's still drunk. Let's recap the Scandal finale. A church full of Washington insiders is about to…


MLB video highlights: Red Sox defeat Orioles, 4-2

Brock Holt the difference in the Red Sox' win


NHL video highlights & analysis: Red Wings dump…

NHL video highlights & analysis: Red Wings dump Bruins in Game 1


MLB video highlights: Orioles top Red Sox, 8-4…

John Lackey roughed up for second straight outing


MLB video highlights: Red Sox score two in…

Lester shines in Red Sox win over White Sox


How to parent without gender stereotypes in a…

Christia Spears Brown, Phd. author of "Parenting beyond Pink & Blue" gives advice on raising kids free of gender stereotypes.


VIDEO: 'Vein-scanning' may become the future of paying

Designed to make transactions quicker and easier, the technology works by scanning the unique vein patterns in each person's palm.


#FollowFriday: 10 of the smartest Twitter accounts

Spending lots of time on Twitter? You might as well learn something. Here are some of the smartest accounts to follow.


Light-up nail art syncs with phone

This Japanese technology syncs light-up nail art with your phone.