Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Now within 10 picks of Patriots' first selection of the draft at No. 60, and then No. 61, and the players I'm watching closely are Utah RB Devontae Booker, Nebraska OT Alex Lewis, Rutgers WR Leonte Carroo, Maryland CB Sean Davis, Alabama CB Cyrus Jones, Clemson CB T.J. Green, Clemson CB Mackensie Alexander, Texas DT Hassan Ridgeway, and Michigan State LB Shilique Calhoun, among others.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Kelly threw a 35-pitch bullpen session, his first time off a mound since suffering a right shoulder impingement. Another 'pen scheduled for Tuesday, after which Red Sox may discuss a minor-league rehab assignment.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Evan Turner is scheduled to be Boston's lone unrestricted free agent this summer. How does he feel about the process? "I'm kind of wondering how it's going to play out, but other than that, it should be cool," said Turner. "It's going to be way better than two years ago, right? ... Obviously money is cool, but I don't want to sit there getting our brains beat in, you know what I'm saying? I want to go somewhere ideally where the staff and their front office is big on winning. And that's pretty much it. Hopefully it's back here."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Amir Johnson, Boston's free-agent splurge last summer, was asked about his first season with the Celtics and the idea of the team as a free agent destination: "I had a good time. It was the funnest season I've definitely been in, just figuring out everything and putting everything together, not knowing how far or how good of a team you are. And we made it pretty dang far. Just the atmosphere, top-notch organization, guys fun to be around, coaching staff, it was just fun for me. I had a great year here."

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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. Story

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

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.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

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."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

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."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

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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