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Rondo to miss Game 5 against Celtics (0:54)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Two of the Patriots' all-time best players on and off the field -- Andre Tippett and Matthew Slater -- are scheduled to announce the team's third-round picks at the NFL Draft. Tippett was chosen as part of the NFL Legends Community, while Slater gets the nod as a past team winner of the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.

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Bruins will bring back Cassidy as head coach

The Boston Bruins are bringing Bruce Cassidy back next season, dropping the interim tag from his title as a reward for leading the team back to the playoffs for the first time in three seasons.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Payton said he thinks this is deepest defensive draft he's seen as Saints head coach – which is good, since he said it's "no secret" that the Saints' top goal this year is to improve their defense. … As for the possible Malcolm Butler trade, Payton said, "It's nothing new. Look, he's with New England, and I don't think anything's changed. I don't see anything being imminent."

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Sources say Rondo wants to play "bad" in Wednesday's pivotal Game 5 but he may opt to wait until Game 6 depending on tomorrow's evaluations.

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Story posting now w/ @MarcJSpearsESPN: Sources say Rajon Rondo had a private workout Tuesday night in Boston to keep testing his ailing hand

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Hill doesn't want to hit the fast-forward button in the East (1:26)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

David Price's week: Light bullpen session Wednesday, face hitters Saturday.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

In Dustin Pedroia injury news, he would have been ready to play tonight, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell.

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Smart downplays Butler's toughness comments (0:45)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

More from Dustin Pedroia on fallout in Red Sox's clubhouse from Orioles incident: "It's over. I know we don't play today and you guys need something to talk about but we're past it."

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Pedroia says he doesn't know Orioles closer Zach Britton personally, "don't want to jump to conclusions" about comment questioning Red Sox's leadership. "I don't think negatively about him by any means," Pedroia said.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Dustin Pedroia said Red Sox talked about incident Sunday and his reaction to it. "We all have each others' backs. Everybody knows how everybody feels about each other."

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Kraft's other business interests presenting conflict of interest? (3:45)