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Pats feel good about QB situation (0:43)
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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

With both Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett present at Tuesday's practice, and the Patriots not brining in another quarterback, it is an indication that the team feels good that either Garoppolo and/or Brissett will be available Sunday against the Bills.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro is back in the Yankee lineup after being out more than a week with a hamstring injury. The Yankees will try to avoid being eliminated tonight against the Red Sox.

ESPN Stats & Info

First-year QBs playing like veterans

The six quarterbacks who've made their starting debuts this season have gone a combined 11-2 so far. One loss (Cody Kessler vs. the Dolphins) came in overtime, while the other (Dak Prescott vs. the Giants) came by one point.

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FPI: Patriots in perfect position

New England is still a week away from getting Tom Brady back, but it couldn't be much better off. ESPN's Football Power Index likes the Pats better than any other team in the league.

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Which Red Sox have mastered spin rate?

Spin rate is a relatively new factor of pitching being explored, but those who do it best are finding success. Drew Pomeranz is among pitchers with the highest spin rates on four-seam fastballs. Why spin rate matters (Insider)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics rookie Jaylen Brown on his first practice: "I was over-excited. I didn't get much sleep last night. I think I was here three or four hours early. I'm anxious."

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Week 4 Preview, Fantasy Play & Pick'em

Bills NFL Nation reporter Mike Rodak and Patriots NFL Nation reporter Mike Reiss preview the Week 4 matchup, discuss their top potential fantasy play and make their game predictions.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

To start the first training camp practice, Celtics coach Brad Stevens told his players to operate at 30 percent speed. They, of course, launched in full throttle. "We did like a 5-on-5 kind of not live breakdown before they even stretched and I said, ‘Go 30 percent, it's a walkthrough.' If that was 30 percent we're going to be able to fly around," said Stevens. "I think it was just a misjudging of what 30 percent is but they were flying early on in practice."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

QBs Jacoby Brissett (7) and Jimmy Garoppolo (10) go through stretching, light warm-up at the start of practice.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

QBs Jimmy Garoppolo (right shoulder) and Jacoby Brissett (right rhumb) are both present for the start of the Patriots' practice Tuesday. Reporters had access for just the stretching part of practice.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

QB Jacoby Brissett seemed amused at the attention placed on his thumb, joking in the locker room that he has never seen that many people looking at it.

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Horford feels good after first practice with Celtics (0:39)
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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Al Horford after first practice with Celtics after nine seasons in Atlanta: "I feel good. It feels right to be here."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo walked through locker room during media access period. He is not wearing any sling to aid his injured right shoulder.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots QB Jacoby Brissett, who injured his right thumb on Thursday, is present in the locker room today during the time reporters are present. He does not have any protective covering over his right thumb.

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