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Brady, NFLPA hire Theodore B. Olson

The NFL Players Association added the former Solicitor General, who has argued 62 cases in the Supreme Court, to its legal team defending Tom Brady. On Friday, the NFLPA legal team and Brady asked for another two weeks to decide whether they'll request the entire 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals hear the Deflategate case.

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Red Sox vs. Yankees (RH Tanaka): Betts RF, Pedroia 2B, Bogaerts SS, Ortiz DH, Ramirez 1B, Shaw 3B, Holt LF, Hanigan C, Bradley CF, Owens LHP.

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Round 2: Lewis best fit for Patriots at 61

Our Insiders take a look at how tonight's Round 2 should play out if every team was drafting purely for best fit. They think New England should draft OT Alex Lewis, whose versatility to line up at both tackle and guard could bring solid value at this point. Round 2 best fits mock draft (Insider)


Round 2: Henry best fit for Patriots at 60

Our Insiders take a look at how tonight's Round 2 should play out if every team was drafting purely for best fit. They think New England should draft DT Willie Henry, whose toughness and motor could be appealing to Bill Belichick. Round 2 best fits mock draft (Insider)

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Patriots prepared to thrive on Day 2

With four draft picks Friday night, Bill Belichick and company will be looking for a long-term replacement for departed pass-rusher Chandler Jones and for help along the offensive line. John Clayton

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Welcome to the draft!

All was quiet in New England during a first round with no picks, but the Patriots' draft will catch up to the rest of the league tonight.

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Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas already on the recruiting trail: "If you don't want to play for the Celtics then you don't know basketball," said Thomas. Asked if he's friendly with free agent-to-be Kevin Durant, Thomas, a Washington native, smiled and said: "I do (know him). He played for the Sonics, so I know him a little bit."

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A motivated Isaiah Thomas: "I'm going to do whatever it takes to not have this feeling again because it really hurt me. I'm going to use that as motivation to continue to get better and work on my flaws and make those into my strengths. I promise you I'll be back better."

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Isaiah Thomas will represent the Celtics on stage at May's draft lottery. Accepted Wyc Grousbeck's invite today.

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MIAA Top 25 Baseball Poll: April 29

(Records are reflected through Apr. 28)1. St. John’s (Shrewsbury) (8-1; Last Week – 2) The Pioneers took down their second Catholic Conference power this season with a thorough 6-0 victory over Xaverian.

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Boston Celtics big man Kelly Olynyk said he never felt quite right after aggravating his shoulder injury in the playoffs. "I never really felt 100 percent the whole time," said Olynyk. "I never felt 80. It's tough to deal with and tough going down that stretch of games, you want to be at your best when your best was needed." Olynyk said he'll meet with team doctors to explore best way to get his shoulder healthy, but he has no current plans for surgery.

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Teams to watch the next two days

The Patriots might not have had a first-round pick, but they've got more picks than 30 other teams going forward. They're tied with the Browns, whose 11 remaining picks include the first one Friday night, No. 32 overall. Best available players on Day 2 (Insider)

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Roger Goodell said on ESPN Radio that "of course" the NFL would pick up the phone if Tom Brady's representatives called to discuss a settlement to Deflategate. But he gave no indication the league would budge from its four-game suspension.

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