The healing power of sports (1:30)
Pierce expects Patriots to be 4-0 when Brady returns (0:26)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

A glimpse inside Celtics training camp as Boston players go through 2-on-1 drills.

Ortiz goes undercover driving Bostonians around (2:18)
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Make sure to tune in for Bills-Patriots

The Bills righted the ship a bit in Week 3, and meetings between Bill Belichick and Rex Ryan are always entertaining. Only two Week 4 games have a higher matchup quality, per ESPN's Football Power Index. FPI game rater

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Stevens on rookie Jaylen Brown: "He's really been enjoyable to be around. He really wants to be good. He's thoughtful. He wants to work at it."

ESPN Stats & Info

Rob Gronkowski, where have you gone?

Gronk's only appearance this season was barely that, as he played just 14 snaps and ran only two routes, per ESPN Stats & Info.

ESPN Stats & Info

Patriots thriving without Tom Brady

The duo of Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett ranks third in the league in Total QBR, fourth in completion percentage and is yet to throw an interception.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics coach Brad Stevens said veteran swingman Gerald Green will sit out the next few days due to a hip flexor. Stevens said it's more precautionary.

Lineup: Red Sox (92-65) at Yankees (81-76)

  • 1. Dustin Pedroia, 2B (R)
  • 2. Xander Bogaerts, SS (R)
  • 3. David Ortiz, DH (L)
  • 4. Mookie Betts, RF (R)
  • 5. Hanley Ramirez, 1B (R)
  • 6. Jackie Bradley Jr., CF (L)
  • 7. Brock Holt, 3B (L)
  • 8. Andrew Benintendi, LF (L)
  • 9. Sandy Leon, C (S)
  • SP: Clay Buchholz, RHP

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots injury report: QB Jacoby Brissett (right thumb), OT Marcus Cannon (calf), G Jonathan Cooper (foot), LB Jonathan Freeny (shoulder), QB Jimmy Garoppolo (right shoulder), TE Rob Gronkowski (hamstring). , LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) and CB Eric Rowe (ankle) were all limited in Wednesday's full-pads practice.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Drew Pomeranz on pitching out of bullpen for Red Sox in postseason: "I don't know if that's a sure thing." Bullpen session Thursday might help determine his role going forward. Soreness is localized to his forearm, he says, likely a result of career-high workload.

Garoppolo, Brissett not delving into injuries (0:29)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan on conference call with Patriots reporters: "The one thing I do know for sure is Tom Brady is not the quarterback and I feel good about that."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

DT Anthony Johnson cleared waivers and signed with the Patriots' practice squad. To make room for him, the club released OL Ian Silberman. Johnson had opportunities on the practice squad of other teams but said "loyalty" was one reason he came back to New England.

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Outsiders: Pats have AFC's top playoff odds

New England isn't even in the top 10 of Football Outsiders' DVOA ratings, but the team is 3-0 and gets a huge upgrade at quarterback starting next week. Playoff odds (Insider)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

QB Jacoby Brissett loosens up his arm at the start of Wednesday's practice.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Garoppolo delivers a quick pass to the sideline in the early warmups at practice.

Massachusetts High School Sports

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  • #RoadToGillette

    The 2016 high school football season is underway. Follow here for updates all across the Bay State all season long.

David Ortiz's farewell season

  • Chris Morris
  • Big Papi's ballpark tour

    We'll be tracking Red Sox slugger David Ortiz's final major league journey all season long. Check back here for highlights, recaps and photos from his last stop at each stadium.