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Yawkey group 'disheartened' by controversy

A foundation set up by the former owners of the Boston Red Sox says it's "disheartened" that its namesake has become embroiled in the national controversy over racially divisive monuments.

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots fear a season-ending knee injury for top draft pick Derek Rivers, sources tell ESPN. The defensive end from Youngstown State was injured on a kickoff coverage drill Wednesday.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics co-owner owner Steve Pagliuca said Thursday that the team will retire Paul Pierce's No. 34 jersey this season. The Celtics plan to announce their plans soon with fans eager to purchase tickets to the game where Pierce's number heads to the rafters.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

A 95.8-mph dart to nab a runner daring to score from third on a single is nice, but Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr.'s "dream play" is more daredevil-ish. "I've thought about climbing that right-centerfield wall (at Fenway), standing on top of it in case the ball is a little bit too far, jump in (the bullpen), catch it, and then throw it back in play," Bradley says. "Would that count as an out? Can y'all research that for me?"

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics rookie Guerschon Yabusele owns the nickname "Dancing Bear." During a community event at Canobie Lake Park in Salem, New Hampshire on Thursday, he found a restaurant that shares that name.


Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

After missing summer league to rehab following ankle surgery, Celtics 2016 first-round pick Guerschon Yabusele said he expects to be full-go at the start of training camp later this month and will resume basketball activities with informal practices on Monday.

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Guide to every NHL team's prospects

An in-depth examination of all 31 NHL prospect groups -- including each team's top 10 and their impact this season -- shows that the Flyers could soon be back among the East's top contenders.

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