Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics announce they've signed forward Ryan Kelly. Would seem to be D-League candidate given overstocked roster.

South Carolina's offense will find rhythm (1:56)
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Can Celts get best of LeBron's Cavs?

Zach Lowe presents his annual preseason tiers for all NBA teams. Since some thrifty Celtics contracts will expire after this season, he sees this as an opportune time for Boston to make a run at Cleveland. Lowe's NBA tiers

Healthy roster gives South Carolina a boost vs. UMass (2:18)

R&K: Are We All Drunk?

Ryen and Danny discuss if Aaron Rodgers is back? Monday headlines today. Al Horford, Tedy Bruschi, Field Yates and Jessica Mendoza stop by. Also, are we all drunk?

Rookie LB Roberts may have chance to play on Sunday (0:43)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie LB Elandon Roberts, who is one of nine Patriots players who are questionable for Sunday's game, seemed to be making progress from an ankle injury as he appeared to make it through a good portion of practice.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots injury report: Nine questionable players – TE Martellus Bennett (ankle), RB Brandon Bolden (knee), LB Jamie Collins (hip), WR Julian Edelman (foot), DT Woodrow Hamilton (shoulder), DE Shea McClellin (concussion), WR Malcolm Mitchell (hamstring), LB Elandon Roberts (ankle) and DT Vincent Valentine (back). Of the group, Collins' status is most notable as he also missed last Sunday's game.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Tests on the injured ankle of Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart came back negative but president of basketball operations Danny Ainge hesitated to put a timeline on Smart's return to game action. "Marcus is better today. I don't know a clean timeframe. I think those are always dangerous this early in the rehab," said Ainge. "His tests are good. It's a sprained ankle and he's going to take it day by day, I guess."

Horford is most impressed with Smart (1:25)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Tests came back negative for Marcus Smart's injured ankle. Danny Ainge won't offer a timeline but dubs him day-to-day.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Boston Celtics trimmed their roster to 16 on Friday by releasing rookie forward Ben Bentil. The second-round pick had a partial guarantee ($250,000).

ESPN Stats & Info

Patriots should put up some points

Both our Patriots and Steelers reporters see New England scoring at will on Sunday in Pittsburgh. FPI likes the Patriots' chances, especially with Ben Roethlisberger out. Week 7 predictions (Insider)

Does Julian Edelman still belong in your lineup? (1:01)
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12hJoe McDonald

Five fearless NHL predictions

The season's barely a week old, but we're going out on a limb to say the Lightning will catch fire, Carey Price will lead the Canadiens to the playoffs and Brad Marchand will score 40 (or more).

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Belichick and his son Steve (safeties coach) chat on the field as Patriots practice begins. Belichick became a grandfather for the first time on Tuesday as Steve's daughter, Blakely Rose, was born.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The definition of extending the play: Bill Belichick's news conference was ending Friday morning when he says, "I'll take a couple more. Some long answers there. You know me." A near 30-minute marathon of a presser with the chatty Belichick.

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17hJoe McDonald

Orr's legacy just keeps growing

On a night when the rookie seasons of Bobby Orr and Milt Schmidt were honored, it was Orr who reluctantly found himself in the spotlight for what he's done -- on and off the ice.