Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tight end Rob Gronkowski says he has studied Jason Witten and has tried to take something from his game. Specifically, he admires his consistency.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

RB Dion Lewis discusses signing a contract extension with the Patriots through 2017, as reported by ESPN's Field Yates. Says it is a good feeling, but that there is more work to do.

What you need to know for Week 5 (1:06)
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That's a UMassive line

UMass travels to Ohio to take on Bowling Green this weekend. The Minutemen are 13.5-point road underdogs in Vegas. Who are the Bear and Stanford Steve backing? Week 6 best bets

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics coach Brad Stevens said team is dealing with “upper respiratory issues” overseas. Amir Johnson (illness), Evan Turner (right knee strain), and Perry Jones III (death in family) are out for Thursday’s exhibition vs. Real Madrid, according to the team. David Lee (illness) is questionable after missing shootaround.

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Celtics Mailbag: Cue the Duck Boats

After a lopsided win in Milan, it's clear that Celtics fans were happy to overreact to every good sign in the preseason opener.

Brunell: Dallas can't put this game on Weeden's shoulders (0:44)
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Will LaFell reclaim a starting role?

Brandon LaFell could be off the PUP list and back in the Patriots' rotation quite soon. Will the receiver produce as much as he did in 2014? Week 5 fantasy tips (Insider)

Ninkovich: Going against Gronk in practice is great (0:41)

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

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

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.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

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.

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Brady: Great to be able to play a lot of football (0:30)

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