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Celtics get 10th win despite 30 from Wade (0:54)
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Hey Brady, chin up buttercup

Tom Brady may have been "pissed" about his team's loss to Denver Sunday night, but here's something he can smile about. With 420 TD passes, the New England QB ties Dan Marino, joining three other elite QBs for the most TD passes in NFL history.

Wade finishes with reverse jam (0:11)

Celtics pushing pace against Heat

Boston is turning Miami over and spreading them out. The Celtics have used an 11-2 run to take a 3-point lead late in the first quarter. Follow live

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Celtics tried hard to land Justise Winslow on draft night and offered four first-round picks to Charlotte in hopes of snagging him at No. 9. The Hornets passed (to pick Frank Kaminsky) and the Miami Heat swooped up Winslow at 10. Winslow was playfully asked before Mondays Celtics-Heat game how many first-round picks hes worth and, his locker neighbor, Chris Andersen, shouted, Five! as Winslow just smiled. Looks like Boston came up a pick short on its offer.

Injuries continue to mount for Patriots (1:35)
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Rob Gronkowski has no tear in knee

An MRI confirms that the Patriots TE has a bruised right knee, and no tears, a source tells ESPN's Dianna Russini. A source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter that Gronkowski's injury is considered a "minor knee strain," and said he'll be out "a week or two, most likely."

Chris Young a perfect fit for Red Sox (2:29)
How should the Patriots handle Gronk's injury? (2:08)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots informed rookie WR Chris Harper that he is being waived, a source confirms. Harpers muffed punt in the fourth quarter was a critical play in the Patriots 30-24 overtime loss to the Broncos. Harper is a strong candidate to return on the practice squad if he clears waivers. Tom E. Curran of Comcast SportsNet first reported Harpers release.

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Barnwell: Pats still positioned for SB run

The Patriots lost their first game of the season Sunday, and added a few players to an already-packed injury list. But Bill Barnwell isn't giving up on New England. Still SB contenders

Jim Bowden ESPN Insider 

Dave Dombrowski President of the Boston Red Sox told me prior to the off-season his three goals were an impact closer, a right-handed hitting 4th outfielder and a number 1 starter. Kimbrel check 1, Young check 2, now he tries to get David Price for the trifecta.

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Celtics rise to No. 12 in rankings

Marc Stein pushes Boston up one spot following a 2-2 week. The Celtics' Monday night visit to Miami will begin a four-game road trip. Power Rankings

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)