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1hChris Peters

The world's best teams for watching hockey prospects

Given how the hockey world is set up, one can find teams at all different levels that are loaded with prospects, from the top minor league farm teams to European pro clubs to the junior ranks to the NCAA. Here are 10 particularly notable ones for 2017-18.

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Passing marks for Pats through the air

Even if New England's pass defense has been disappointing, its passing offense has been nothing of the sort. At 326.5 passing yards per game, Tom Brady is on pace for 5,224 this season, which would be the fourth-highest single-season total in NFL history.

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For Atlanta, a comedown after SBLI letdown

The Falcons are averaging 24.2 points per game this season, 12th in the league and almost 10 points fewer than last year's NFL-leading 33.8 mark. Including playoff games, Atlanta scored at least 24 points in 17 of its 19 games last season.

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FPI: Pats hold major edge in SB rematch

ESPN's FPI likes the Patriots' chances of prevailing at home Sunday night, giving them better than a 3-1 advantage over the Falcons. New England was slightly favored (56-44 percent) on a neutral field in Super Bowl XLI.

All eyes on Sarkisian's play-calling against Belichick (0:55)
O'Reilly completes comeback with OT winner (0:36)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Alex Cora viajará a Boston a ser nombrado dirigente de los Medias Rojas una vez los Astros completen su participación en postemporada.

Cardona, Pats giving over 200 tickets to military members (0:47)

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona QB Khalil Tate has rushed for 100-plus yards in five consecutive halves. Only Boston College's Andre Williams (2013) has a longer streak (7) since 2004. Stanford RB Bryce Love also had a streak of five this year.

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How to bet Atlanta-New England

Where does the betting value lie in the Falcons-Patriots matchup? ESPN Chalk experts provide against-the-spread and over/under advice on the Sunday night game.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Alex Cora is going through his typical pregame routine, hitting grounders to Astros infielders before ALCS Game 7. He remains the frontrunner to be the next Red Sox manager, though nothing will be finalized until after the series is over. After tonight, the Astros will either move on to the World Series or head home.

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22hChris Forsberg

Kyrie takes blame for profane response to fan

Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving took responsibility for a profane outburst directed at a fan in Philadelphia who yelled at him and referenced LeBron James during Friday's game against the 76ers.

Irving does not regret profane outburst at 76ers fan (1:15)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyrie Irving acknowledged a profane outburst to a Philly fan that yelled at him about LeBron James on Friday. Does he regret it? "Hell no."

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Another huge win today for Boston College coach Steve Addazio, whose seat is cooling off fast after a 1-3 start. The Eagles have won three of their last four, including road wins over Louisville and Virginia the last two weeks. The offense has finally come alive with 86 points the past two weeks. BC's schedule doesn't let up but Addazio likely has shown enough to impress first-year athletic director Martin Jarmond.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston College has been so impressive in back-to-back wins over Louisville and Virginia it achieved a program first: The Eagles have scored 40 or more points in consecutive ACC games for the first time ever.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

BC's Anthony Brown with 275 pass yards, 3 TDs and 0 INT. Last Eagles QB to post those numbers? Matt Ryan in 2007.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

BC has topped 40 points in back to back games for the first time since 2002 (Rutgers, Toledo). First vs BCS/P5 since 1998 (GT, Rutgers).