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BBTN: Unwritten Rules, Harper, Ankiel, More

Before a conversation with former big leaguer Rick Ankiel, Buster Olney welcomes Alex Speier & Jayson Stark to discuss the discipline for Red Sox P Matt Barnes. Plus, Buster and Jayson weigh in on Madison Bumgarner's comments on his injury, Eric Thames' success & Bryce Harper being in the zone. Also, Sarah Langs stops by to play "The Numbers Game."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Garnett explained his video message to the Celtics on Area 21: "I'll be honest… It was for [Isaiah Thomas]."

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1 Big Thing: Staying cool in the midst of the mayhem (2:27)
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Kurkjian, Boone critical of Barnes' throw at Machado (1:12)
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Did Pedroia throw teammates under the bus? (1:32)

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Gardner-Webb transfer Laquincy Rideau has already visited Florida Gulf Coast. Heads to Middle Tennessee today, South Florida this weekend, and UMass on Monday. 14.2 PPG, 5.2 APG, 3.0 SPG.

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

One follow-up note on the Patriots surrendering a fifth-round draft pick to Buffalo for restricted free-agent running back Mike Gillislee: The selection going to Buffalo is No. 163 overall, which the Patriots had acquired from Denver last year in a trade for TE AJ Derby. So this is basically a Gillislee for Derby trade.

NFL 

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

With the Bills declining to match the Patriots' two-year, $6.4 million offer sheet to running back Mike Gillislee, this means the Patriots now have Gillislee, James White, Dion Lewis, Rex Burkhead, D.J. Foster and Brandon Bolden at running back. It's a crowded stable and likely means the door is closed on LeGarrette Blount's return.

NFL 

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills have declined to match the Patriots' two-year, $6.4 million offer sheet to restricted free agent RB Mike Gillislee, source tells ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. That means Bills are down to LeSean McCoy, Jonathan Williams, Joe Banyard and Cedric O'Neal at running back. Becomes a possible mid-round draft need for Buffalo, which has opened about $1.8 million in 2017 cap space.

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Alcatel Player of the Week | Juan Agudelo - Via MLS (1:05)
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Jay Heaps' tactics talk before draw with DC (NER) - Via Revolution (0:53)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval will undergo an MRI later Monday for his right sprain. He will be evaluated further Tuesday.

MLB 

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Dustin Pedroia is considered day-to-day after having left knee and ankle examined Monday at Massachusetts General Hospital, suggesting there wasn't any structural damage found.

MLB