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For every Ramirez, there's a Betts

Sadly, Mookie Betts couldn't catch the ball for Hanley Ramirez, and he couldn't bat for Rusney Castillo. The good news is that you can take him and leave the others behind in next year's draft. Early top 25 in 2016 (Insider)

David Lee compares Celtics to Warriors (3:07)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Veteran CB Bradley Fletcher, who was a healthy scratch in the Patriots' most recent game, is a new addition to the team's injury report Thursday. He was limited in practice with a hamstring injury. Depth at the position is thinned with Fletcher and Tarell Brown (foot) not full participants at practice.

Trotter on Belichick: 'You know he was waiting to deliver that line' (0:42)
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expect to see more of marcus smart

His offensive numbers aren't anything to write home about, but Smart makes up for it with aggressive defending. How much did the Celtics PG move up in our rankings this year? #NBARank: Nos. 81-90

Double Check: Patriots-Cowboys (0:55)

Red Sox to hold ticket prices

Boston announced that it will keep certain ticket packages at their 2015 price until December 31. The average price of tickets is expected to increase by 1.4 percent in 2016.

Brady's offense hard to prepare for (1:32)

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)

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.