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(1) Kentucky vs. Boston University

Tyler Ulis and the Wildcats are back atop the AP poll thanks a to a big win over Duke and an upset loss by North Carolina., and welcome the Terriers to Rupp Arena. Live on SEC Network, WatchESPN

Top 3 plays of the week (1:22)
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Isaiah Thomas best bet for tuesday

With Marcus Smart still out, it will be up to Thomas to hold down the Celtics offense, as he has done incredibly well this season (21.1 PPG) DFS best buys (Insider)

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2015 ESPN Boston Mr. Football Finalists

Tonight, ESPNBoston High Schools unveils the five finalists for its sixth annual "Mr. Football" award, given to the state's top overall player.

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The Patriots are keeping both DT Chris Jones (calf) and LB Dane Fletcher (ACL) on PUP/injured reserve this season, instead of activating them to the 53-man roster. Today was the deadline for the team to make a decision on both players, who opened the year on the PUP list and began practicing three weeks ago. This officially ends their season.

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Patriots WR Danny Amendola has a sprained knee and is not expected to miss extended time, according to a report from Comcast SportsNet. Amendola left Mondays game late in the third quarter and underwent an MRI on Tuesday to determine the severity of the injury. The Patriots were cautiously optimistic it wasnt a serious injury and the MRI confirmed it, according to ComcastSportsNet.

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Can White be trusted going forward?

Patriots RB James White exploded for two touchdowns on Monday Night Football, but those considering a major push for him on waivers should be aware that he saw only two carries and three targets in the game. Fantasy 32 (Insider)

How will Osweiler do against the Pats and Belichick? (1:56)
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Is Carolina the new Super Bowl favorite?

According to Football Outsiders, yes. Aaron Schatz explains why Cam Newton & Co. are more likely to win the whole shebang -- and to go 16-0 -- than Tom Brady and the Patriots. Playoff projections (Insider)

Red Sox on rapid rise in AL East

With the game's best closer in tow and the resources to land an ace in free agency, Boston is trending upward toward contender status, Jim Bowden writes. MLB status check (Insider)


ICYMI: Tom Brady calls 'Rex Ryan!' audible

The Patriots QB scored an epic troll, but Bills LB Nigel Bradham said postgame that the call gave away the Pats' play.

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Red Sox got themselves an elite arm

Craig Kimbrel may be coming off his worst statistical season, but he still posted insane strikeout numbers with the Padres. There's no doubt that Kimbrel is still among the game's best. Olney: Top 10 relievers (Insider)

The emotional rollercoaster of Bills coach Rex Ryan (2:02)
NFL Power Rankings: AFC South on the rise (1:23)

Massachusetts High School Sports

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  • State Semifinal Saturday

    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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  • Statewide MIAA football Top 25 poll


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