Will losing weight help Hanley Ramirez?

The Red Sox certainly hope so, as they've asked the highly criticized outfielder to drop 15 to 20 pounds this offseason. If Ramirez wants to transition to first base, interim manager Torey Luvollo says he'll need to be "a little more agile." MLB rumors roundup

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Veteran C/G Ryan Wendell, who missed the first three games with an undisclosed illness, was a full participant in Patriots practice on Wednesday. Meanwhile, rookie DE Trey Flowers has knee and shoulder injuries that are limiting him in practice.

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Veteran CB Tarell Brown, who opened the year as the starter opposite Malcolm Butler, has a foot injury that is limiting him at practice. Brown dressed but did not play in the Patriots' last game, a win over Jacksonville in Week 3. That thrust Logan Ryan into the No. 2 CB role.

What led to Bill Belichick's SnapFace remark (2:53)
Dion Lewis a great value play in daily fantasy for Week 5 (1:46)
Belichick thinks reporter is on 'Snapface' (0:15)
Brady: Great to be able to play a lot of football (0:30)

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Tom Brady talks about how he will spend some extra time before Sunday's game getting acclimated to AT&T Stadium in Dallas, where he has never played.

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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?

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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)

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.