BOSTON Teams

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Patriots coach Bill Belichick on the passing of Buddy Ryan: "Today is a sad day in football due to the passing of Buddy Ryan. It was always very challenging to compete against Coach Ryan, who was father to a great football family that carries on his coaching and defensive tradition. My condolences are with the Ryan family." Rob Ryan, one of Buddy Ryan's three sons, served as an assistant on Belichick's Patriots staff from 2000-2003.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Yoan Moncada and Andrew Benintendi -- the two top prospects in the Red Sox's organization -- have been invited to play in the annual Futures Game on July 10 in San Diego.

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Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Danny Amendola, who is visiting ESPN on Tuesday and was a guest on NFL Insiders, provided an update on his health status in an interview with Wendi Nix. "I feel really good. I had a couple minor procedures done after the season. Everybody knows how long the season can be. I wanted to go into next season feeling as fresh and ready as I can."

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Danny Amendola, who is visiting ESPN on Wednesday and was a guest on NFL Insiders, provided an update on his health status in an interview with Wendi Nix. "I feel really good. I had a couple minor procedures done after the season. Everybody knows how long the season can be. I wanted to go into next season feeling as fresh and ready as I can."

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Sullinger could be free-agent steal

Jeremias Engelmann and Steve Ilardi note that the Celtics simply played better with Jared Sullinger on the floor and particularly benefited from his rebounding. Sullinger is a restricted free agent. Most underrated FAs (Insider)

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Vote: Should the Red Sox fire John Farrell?

With the Red Sox in a tailspin, John Farrell finds himself on the hot seat. Is it time for a change on the Boston bench or is he not the problem?

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The confusion about Tom Brady's contract

Yes, Brady has taken less than market value at times to help New England's cap situation. But the structure of payouts is very friendly to Brady, who will make $29 million in 2016. Player-friendly contracts (Insider)

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Celtics guard Marcus Smart talks about the Celtics getting to meet with

Celtics guard Marcus Smart talks about the Celtics getting to meet with Kevin Durant. Video by Chris Forsberg

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Will Marcus Smart join Isaiah Thomas in Kevin Durant recruitment? Smart jokes: "If I get his number."

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Long-shot Celts have unique offer to KD

Kevin Pelton writes that Boston wouldn't have to tear apart its young roster to add Kevin Durant's salary and could also retain its own free agents. Best pitches for Durant (Insider)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Marcus Smart on Boston's lack of a draft night trade: "We trust Danny [Ainge] and we believe in Danny. And we know Danny made the right decision. We stand behind him 100 percent."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

In a move that corresponds to Eduardo Rodriguez's demotion after Monday night's game, the Red Sox have called up reliever Pat Light from Triple-A Pawtucket. So, the Sox will defer a decision on replacing Rodriguez in the rotation. With a day off Thursday, they could buy themselves a few extra days to figure it out.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics guard Marcus Smart talks about the Celtics getting to meet with Kevin Durant.

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Stats & Info

Red Sox starter struggles in perspective

With David Price and Eduardo Rodriguez's last outings, the Red Sox became the first team to have two pitchers allow at least 11 hits and six earned runs in fewer than three innings pitched in a single season, per the Elias Sports Bureau. And they did in a span of four days.

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Cam Newton more important than Tom Brady? (1:59)

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  • State Tournament Central

    Braintree is your Super 8 State Champion for the second year in a row. Re-live all of the spring state tournament action here.