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Turkey Day memories: The Butt Fumble

It's been three Thanksgivings since Mark Sanchez and the Jets were driving and the QB ran into his own teammate's behind. Today didn't go much better for Sanchez, whose Eagles got crushed by Detroit.

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The Patriots placed WR Aaron Dobson on season-ending injured reserve (ankle) and signed safety Dewey McDonald to take his place on the 53-man roster, according to ESPN NFL Insider Field Yates. Dobson injured his ankle in Mondays win over the Bills. The Patriots are thin at receiver, with Julian Edelman sidelined with a foot injury, Danny Amendola limited by a knee injury, and Keshawn Martin limited by a hamstring injury. The only healthy receivers on the current roster are Brandon LaFell and undrafted rookie Chris Harper.

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WR Danny Amendola (knee) was limited in the Patriots practice on Thanksgiving morning. Amendola injured his knee on Monday night and had an MRI on Tuesday. Amendola sprained the knee, according to Comcast SportsNet and is not expected to miss extended time. His status for Sunday nights game against the Broncos, however, remains in question. An additional injury note for New England: OT Sebastian Vollmer (concussion) has been removed from the teams injury report.

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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.

T.O. wants to work out for the Patriots (2:51)
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Terrell Owens wants to work out for Pats

Owens may be less than two weeks out from his 42nd birthday, but he's still hoping for one last shot at the NFL -- and he'd be open to a chance with the receiver-thin Patriots. "Knowing Tom [Brady] and understanding the structure of what Bill Belichick, how he runs his ship, I have no problem with that," Owens told the Boston Globe.

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Thanksgiving at Fenway: Xaverian 14, St. John's Prep 0

Xaverian pitched its third straight shutout, and seventh of the season, before a packed Fenway crowd as they get ready for their state title defense.

Vatrano leads Bruins past Red Wings (0:42)
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Will undefeateds fall this week?

There is a 20 percent chance that New England or Carolina goes 16-0 and a 1.2 percent chance that both teams complete a perfect regular season, according to ESPN's Football Power Index.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Evan Turner's amazing recap of the key sequence in Boston's comeback: "I had confidence [Crowder] was going to make it. Before I had told Crowder, even though hed missed a couple of shots, I said, Youve got some big shots in you. He was like, I know. When I was dribbling, I was like, 'Oh snap, Im at 15 feet, Im about to end this.' And then I thought about [Michael Jordan] passing to Steve Kerr. And I thought, 'Well, let me add that to my legacy. Ill pass one time.' And that was it. It was unbelievable actually. Ingenious by me."

Celtics rally to keep 76ers winless (1:30)

Sixers fall to 0-16 in loss to Celtics

Boston finished the game on an 18-3 run to win 84-80 and send the 76ers to their 26th straight loss dating back to last season. Philadelphia led by as much as 11 points in the 4th quarter. Box score

Halftime: Sixers 47, Celtics 40

Philadelphia holds its fifth halftime lead this season and its second-largest lead at the break. Robert Covington has 11 points, and Jahlil Okafor chipped in 10 points and 5 boards. Boston's Isaiah Thomas has a team-high 12. Follow live

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)