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Bill Belichick: 'What were you, on SnapFace there?'

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Bill Belichick ended his news conference Wednesday on a humorous note.After having earlier noted that Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee had visited him as a kid when Belichick was Browns head coach (1991-95) -- a recollection that led to a smile ("I remember him when he was just a little guy") -- Belichick was asked a follow-up question to cap off his news conference.

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Who is the NFL's toughest cover?

It's awfully hard to contain Antonio Brown, but what about Julio Jones? Or Gronk, perhaps? Former NFL safeties Matt Bowen and Louis Riddick rank the league's top-10 one-on-one nightmares. See the list (Insider)

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Opening-day rosters for all 30 NHL teams

With the NHL season set to begin Wednesday night, the league has announced the opening-day rosters for all 30 teams.

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Call him 'Floor General Lee'

The Celtics often ran the offense through the 32-year-old in Milan. His passing talents have impressed coach Brad Stevens during training camp.

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Bill Belichick gives rare, wordy answer

Asked if teaching the rule book is an ongoing process, and if he has to teach all new players the rules, Belichick's response was, "I think it's a really good question, but it would entail probably a pretty lengthy answer." A what?

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Belichick begins his Wednesday news conference pointing out that the Cowboys are a fast-starting team. He sees "a lot of clutch plays" from them over the last year and a half.

Thomas, Lee strong in Celtics' win (0:52)
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ESPNBoston Mr. Football Watch: Oct. 6

In our weekly check-up tracking the top contenders for's annual "Mr. Football Award", we look at a number of emerging receivers.

Is Rob Gronkowski uncoverable? (2:12)

Gordon Edes ESPN Staff Writer 

On their only visit to Yankee Stadium, the Astros out scored the Yankees, 21-4, in winning 2 of 3. DH Evan Gattis had two hits in each game, going 6 for 14 with 3 HRs, 5 R and 6 RBI. He's one Texan--born and raised in Dallas--right at home in the big town.

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Astros fans representing in the Bronx. These guys said they flew in from Houston for the game. "It's been 10 years," one said. "We had to come."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics defeat Milano 124-91 in exhibition opener overseas. Quick postgame 3-pointer: * David Lee starts and thrives in point forward role. 13 pts, 7 reb, 3 ast, 2 stl, +22 in 21:24. * Isaiah Thomas picks up right where he left off: team-high 18 points in 21 minutes off bench (adds 4 ast, 3 stl) * C’s shoot 56.1%, put 5 players in double figures, 31 assists on 46 field goals.


Betts to enter World Series of Bowling

Red Sox OF Mookie Betts accepted an invite from the PBA to play in the World Series of Bowling VII in Reno, Nev., in December. Betts has two 300 games and was third in the Tennessee HS championships in 2010. He hit .291 with 18 HRs and 21 SBs this season.

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Where's Isaiah Thomas?

When you look through the NBA fantasy rankings, you will have to scroll well past the top 25 to find Boston's top-ranked player. Top 200 fantasy rankings

Remember when you were a rookie? (2:24)

Massachusetts High School Sports

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  • Top 25 High School Football

    No. 11 Milton continues its rapid ascent as a premier program in our latest statewide Top 25.