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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics guard Marcus Smart spotted with crutches and brace entering TD Garden. Brad Stevens on the injured guard: We just dont want him to put any pressure on it at all. Its a unique injury. I think its usually an injury thats associated with other areas of your knee getting hurt, so we feel fortunate it is what it is and that its not a long-term thing.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Stevens on what he wants from his disconnected Celtics: I just think we need to defend with greater urgency. We need to play offense with more purpose and more ball movement. And we need to play to the standard which weve set for closer to 48 minutes than we have. We just havent done that yet this year. And weve been living on good days, on good quarters."

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1hACC blog

ACC Week 13 game picks: Rivalry Week upsets

It's a split-decision between the Gators and the Seminoles, while Clemson and North Carolina should be just fine in their rivalry games.

Brady leads all players in Pro Bowl fan balloting (2:31)
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A tale of two quarterbacks

The starting quarterbacks in Sunday night's Patriots-Broncos game carry slightly different résumés. The 38-year-old Tom Brady is a bit more seasoned than the 25-year-old Brock Osweiler.

Double Check: Patriots-Broncos (0:49)
Gronkowski stresses discipline at the table (0:38)
Amendola, Collins and Thanksgiving on Patriots menu (2:52)
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Tom Brady is cooling off a bit

Don't look now, but the Patriots quarterback has been good, rather than great, over the past three weeks.

Brady praises Peyton, says it's 'unfortunate' he won't play (0:36)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots are holding a walkthrough practice today and WR Danny Amendola (knee) is present. He is shown here with safeties coach Brian Flores.

What you need to know for Week 12 (1:00)
Adam Carolla's NFL Week 12 picks (2:31)
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Patriots' No. 3 QB: Danny Amendola

The wide receiver would go under center if both active New England quarterbacks couldn't play. And that's only because fellow wideout Julian Edelman is currently sidelined. 32 emergency QBs

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Receiving corps ailing in New England

Tom Brady's targets are dropping like flies. Only two of the Patriots' five most-targeted wideouts emerged from Week 11 healthy.

Massachusetts High School Sports

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  • State Semifinal Saturday

    Ten teams punched their ticket to next month's MIAA Football State Championships at Gillette Stadium. Check out ESPNBoston High Schools' coverage from across the state.

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  • Statewide MIAA football Top 25 poll


    Our weekly ranking of the best teams in the state, as selected by our panel of staff writers and correspondents. (Updated 10/26)