Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Third-year DT Adam Butler (70) and second-year TE Ryan Izzo help create a garden of 37,000 flags to celebrate the brave Massachusetts men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice. This is the 10th year that the Massachusetts Military Heroes organization has planted flags on Boston Common. Patriots long snapper Joe Cardona, an active member of the Navy, also participated.

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Bruins to scrimmage to keep sharp for Cup Final

The Bruins will hold a public intrasquad scrimmage on Thursday night, and coach Bruce Cassidy said he'll try to maintain a regular game-day schedule so that the players will stay sharp before the opener of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday.

What does Edelman's extension mean for Brady? (0:48)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Veteran OT Jared Veldheer, who had signed a one-year deal with the Patriots on May 13, has informed the team that he plans to retire, per a source. That could lead the team to place the 31-year-old Veldheer on the reserve/retired list as early as Tuesday. The Patriots had signed Veldheer to provide experienced depth behind projected starter Isaiah Wynn at left tackle, as Wynn is recovering from a torn Achilles in August.

This Just In  

The New England Patriots and star receiver Julian Edelman have agreed to a two-year contract extension, according to ESPN and multiple reports. The deal is worth up to $19 million in new money and includes an $8 million signing bonus for Edelman, a source tells ESPN's Mike Reiss.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

DT Danny Shelton's deal with the Patriots is for one-year with a signing bonus of $75,000, a base salary of $805,000 and bonuses/incentives worth up to $150,000, according to ESPN's Field Yates. Shelton's cap charge is $1,001,875. The Patriots had turned down Shelton's fifth-year option, which would have paid him $7.1 million, so this pact reflects that Shelton didn't generate much financial momentum on the open market.

Windhorst: Kyrie has become 'more open' to joining Lakers (1:43)
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Banged-up Chara says he's on track for Final

Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara returned to practice and worked out with the full squad Monday, his first such workout since sitting out Boston's Eastern Conference-clinching victory over Carolina with an undisclosed injury.

Shark tank losing water

After being shutout, the Sharks are showing some signs of slowing down. Can they force a Game 7 against the Blues? Don La Greca chats with NHL Network's E.J. Hradek.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Red Sox salvage the final game against the Astros on Sunday, snapping Houston's 10-game winning streak in the process. Brandon Workman worked around a one-out walk in the ninth to record his first career save.