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Celtics pushing pace against Heat

Boston is turning Miami over and spreading them out. The Celtics have used an 11-2 run to take a 3-point lead late in the first quarter. Follow live

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Celtics tried hard to land Justise Winslow on draft night and offered four first-round picks to Charlotte in hopes of snagging him at No. 9. The Hornets passed (to pick Frank Kaminsky) and the Miami Heat swooped up Winslow at 10. Winslow was playfully asked before Mondays Celtics-Heat game how many first-round picks hes worth and, his locker neighbor, Chris Andersen, shouted, Five! as Winslow just smiled. Looks like Boston came up a pick short on its offer.

Injuries continue to mount for Patriots (1:35)
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Rob Gronkowski has no tear in knee

An MRI confirms that the Patriots TE has a bruised right knee, and no tears, a source tells ESPN's Dianna Russini. A source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter that Gronkowski's injury is considered a "minor knee strain," and said he'll be out "a week or two, most likely."

Chris Young a perfect fit for Red Sox (2:29)
How should the Patriots handle Gronk's injury? (2:08)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots informed rookie WR Chris Harper that he is being waived, a source confirms. Harpers muffed punt in the fourth quarter was a critical play in the Patriots 30-24 overtime loss to the Broncos. Harper is a strong candidate to return on the practice squad if he clears waivers. Tom E. Curran of Comcast SportsNet first reported Harpers release.

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Barnwell: Pats still positioned for SB run

The Patriots lost their first game of the season Sunday, and added a few players to an already-packed injury list. But Bill Barnwell isn't giving up on New England. Still SB contenders

Jim Bowden ESPN Insider 

Dave Dombrowski President of the Boston Red Sox told me prior to the off-season his three goals were an impact closer, a right-handed hitting 4th outfielder and a number 1 starter. Kimbrel check 1, Young check 2, now he tries to get David Price for the trifecta.

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Celtics rise to No. 12 in rankings

Marc Stein pushes Boston up one spot following a 2-2 week. The Celtics' Monday night visit to Miami will begin a four-game road trip. Power Rankings

Gronk week-to-week with bruised knee (0:42)
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Are the Red Sox shopping Hanley Ramirez?

Many expected Boston to try to trade Ramirez this offseason, but there are conflicting reports on the team's efforts to do so. MLB rumors roundup

How big of a loss would Gronkowski be?

Even if Rob Gronkowski only misses a short amount of time, his injury will still have repercussions. Tristan H. Cockcroft takes a look at Gronkowski's massive impact on New England's offense. Fantasy fallout

Brady 'pissed' after loss to Broncos

Pats QB Tom Brady was upset about losing TE Rob Gronkowski and some referee calls made down the stretch in the loss to Denver, telling WEEI: "I don't know that I have ever been so pissed off after a loss, and I think everyone felt the same way. ... The way it all played out, I guess I was pretty pissed off ... the final outcome, the way the final 20 minutes of the game played out." Story

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

The Red Sox signing of OF Chris Young could open the door for trading Jackie Bradley Jr., but it seems like a quality depth signing to me. Bradley had a big August but also owns a career .298 OBP and Rusney Castillo has yet to show he can hit in the majors. Young is a good fourth outfielder who could start if either falters, leaving Brock Holt to back up in the infield.

Keshawn Martin and Chris Harper worth a look in deep fantasy leagues (1:48)

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