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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Danny Ainge on the big summer the Celtics are entering: "We look forward to every offseason. This offseason is bigger. My expectations are high this offseason, and yet I also know that it takes good fortune. We need the pingpong balls to bounce our way to give us the best opportunity. Whether we use that pick or whether we trade that pick, and in free agency, we have opportunities. And that's all we have. We have no guarantees of great things happening. We just have a lot of hope. And so we have a lot of work ahead of us, and we have to have plan A through Z. Usually it's more A through G, but we have A through Z this year just to have an opportunity to upgrade our team."

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Third-year Patriots center Bryan Stork on advice to rookies: "Just come in, keep your mouth shut, and do your job. I'm still doing it."

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Jemele doubts the Pats as Super Bowl favorites (1:54)

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Patriots center Bryan Stork speaks with reporters at a charity event at Harvard. He was present with Jimmy Garoppolo, who handed off media duties to Stork.

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Court grants Brady extension to appeal decision (1:20)
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ESPN 300: Where the ACC stands

Miami, Clemson, Florida State and North Carolina have 21 of the ACC's 24 verbal commitments from players in the ESPN 300 for the class of 2017.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Draft workouts begin today for the Boston Celtics, who own eight picks in June's draft.

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Should the Patriots be favored to win the Super Bowl? (1:06)
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Appeal extension a good sign for Brady? (2:22)
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Red Sox stymied by South Side southpaw

Boston managed only four hits against Chicago's Jose Quintana and lost for just the second time in nine games.

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Abreu's big bat helps White Sox win third straight (0:24)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Good to see Carson Smith making his season debut for the Red Sox with a scoreless, nine-pitch frame. He had a dominant rookie season for the Mariners, striking out 92 in 70 innings, and limiting batters to a .194 average and two home runs. If healthy, he'll be a huge factor in the Boston pen.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Nothing about Hanley Ramirez's home run to end Jose Quintana's scoreless streak at 20 1/3 IP and get the Red Sox on the board was Cellular, that was hit over 380 feet to right field.

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Eaton's web gem ends third inning (0:19)

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

After throwing just two fastballs in the first two innings, Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright threw six in the third inning as he got into trouble, escaping with just one run allowed on three walks (one intentional). We'll see where he goes from here.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Reminded that Harry Caray used to say, "one more biscuit for breakfast and that's outta here" as Red Sox DH David Ortiz sends White Sox CF Austin Jackson back to the wall in deepest center in the Cell with a second-inning fly out.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

David Ortiz on his decision to appear in "Patriots Day" with Mark Wahlberg to reenact his speech after the Boston Marathon: "This movie is going to be a big deal, especially in Boston ... Being proud of it, it's one of the main reasons they want me in it."

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