In his annual state of the NFL address, commissioner Roger Goodell fails to specify what the league classifies as a PSI violation on game balls.
Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter
Patriots owner Robert Kraft did not attend Roger Goodell's "state of the NFL" news conference at Super Bowl 50. Kraft instead attended the Merlin Olsen Pro Football Hall of Fame luncheon at Super Bowl 50. Kraft has a bond with several Hall of Famers after leading 19 of them on a 2015 mission to Israel.
Former Wisconsin and Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball has been arrested on a felony battery charge after an apparent dispute with his girlfriend.
Boston College has hired former Syracuse and Connecticut head coach Paul Pasqualoni as a defensive line coach.
Adam Vinatieri isn't the only kicker to make a big field goal. Here's a ranking of the most valuable made kicks.
Boston College coach Steve Addazio will be directing a bunch of new assistants in 2016.
Pats land high in SB ranks despite losses
The Patriots' 2007 and 2011 Super Bowl lineups were arguably better overall than the Giants' teams. But a lack of reliability in some positions was enough to keep New England from finishing both seasons on high notes. Ranking recent Super Bowl teams (Insider)
Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer
Boston Celtics swingman Jae Crowder sat out the team's morning shootaround Friday due to a sore ankle after getting rolled up on during Wednesday's win over the Pistons. Crowder is a game-time decision but told reporters in Cleveland that he expects to play against the Cavaliers.
Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer
Boston College finished the season No. 1 in total defense, but the Eagles lost all but one defensive assistant this offseason. Line coach Ben Albert left for Duke on Friday. The Blue Devils' defense lacked a strong D-line in 2015, but Albert's history of turning mid-level prospects into all-conference performers bodes well for Duke.
Most impactful plays in Super Bowl history
The most impactful plays might not be the most miraculous or athletically stupendous (no, the David Tyree helmet catch is not in the top 10), but they are the ones that definitively impacted the outcome of the game. And you don't need a long memory to recall No. 1. Impact plays
In his quest to push the Celtics to championship contender status, Danny Ainge would be willing to give up any of his assets -- if the price is right.
Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty admitted to some regrets with how the season unfolded: "It just sucked to not close it out the way we wanted."
The Celtics are on a fine run of form, having won seven of their past eight games. But they'll get a truer measure of who they are Friday in Cleveland.
Dozens of high school football student-athletes around New England are signing with colleges today. Here is the rundown on who's headed where.
Ryan Spooner scored in regulation and the shootout to lead the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.
Omar Prewitt scored a season-high 28 points, Daniel Dixon added 20 and William & Mary made free throws when it counted to defeat Northeastern 86-77 on Thursday night, winning its third-straight g
Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer
Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas, already ticketed for Toronto and his first All-Star appearance, will compete in the Skills Challenge during All-Star Saturday night. Teammate Kelly Olynyk, who had been hoping to land a spot in the 3-point contest, is not in the competition this year.
NBA Skills Competition: Guards
- Patrick Beverley, Rockets*
- C.J. McCollum, Trail Blazers
- Jordan Clarkson, Lakers
- Isaiah Thomas, Celtics
It won't be as a player, but Tom Brady is scheduled to attend Super Bowl 50 on Sunday. The NFL says Brady will be part of the pregame ceremony honoring past MVPs.
Pats' moves paid off in the end
The Patriots fell short of the Super Bowl this season, but their work last offseason looks better in hindsight. Losses in the secondary weren't devastating, while several acquisitions played big roles. 2015 offseason re-grades (Insider)
Russian figure skater Elizaveta Tuktamysheva will not defend her world title in Boston this year, her coach told Russian media Thursday.
Jordan Richards brought the spirit of kindness to the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center on Thursday.
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