Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer
How significant will reviewing Super Bowl LI be for the Patriots as they begin preparing for Sunday's home game against the Falcons? Safety Duron Harmon answers that question.
Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer
One day after he interviewed with Red Sox and one day before he meets Mets, praise keeps rolling in for Astros bench coach Alex Cora. "The guy is always bringing something to the table for the younger guys, which is great," Astros DH Carlos Beltran said. "He has good communication with the guys. He's always in the clubhouse getting to know the players, getting to know which buttons he could push on each player to make them go out there and play the game hard."
Football helmet maker Riddell says it intends to vigorously defend its products and its reputation against concussion-related lawsuits like one lawyers for late Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez have filed in Massachusetts against it and the NFL.
Here are our top three storylines for the 2017-18 Boston Celtics, along with an invitation for you to weigh in on how each will play out.
Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer
The Patriots, without a 3rd QB on the roster/practice squad, had Garrett Grayson in for a workout today. He entered the NFL as a third-round pick of Saints. Four other players were in for workouts: WR Tim Patrick (Utah), LB Marcus Rush (Michigan State), DE Jhaustin Thomas (Iowa State) and WR Deonte Thompson (Florida).
According to JR Smith, LeBron James is 'going to play' in the Cleveland Cavaliers' regular-season opener against Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics. James has missed four of the Cavaliers' five preseason games with a sprained left ankle.
Dungey, Dillon, Bennett among ACC Players of the Week
Syracuse QB Eric Dungey and LB Parris Bennnett earn honors this week after impressive performances in the Orange's upset of then-No. 2 Clemson. Boston College RB AJ Dillon shares the weekly offensive back award with Dungey and was named the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week. Miami kicker Michael Badgley earns the special teams award after a perfect outing vs. Georgia Tech in which he kicked the game-winning field goal.
BPI likes Warriors' chances for a repeat
The Warriors head into Tuesday's season opener as the runaway favorites to win the NBA title, according to ESPN's Basketball Power Index. The Celtics are a distant second, followed by the Rockets, Cavaliers and Spurs in a three-way tie for third-best odds.
Kyrie Irving is embracing the expectations and culture of the Celtics, while downplaying his opening night matchup against the Cavaliers.
Take a look back on the best performances of Week 7 in the ACC and look ahead to Week 8.
The Patriots aren't playing their best football yet, but Belichick noted that expecting top-level execution so early in the season was unrealistic.
Al Riveron, the NFL's head of officiating, stood by his call to overturn Austin Seferian-Jenkins' touchdown catch against the Patriots, saying it was "clear and obvious" that the Jets tight end fumbled the ball.
Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer
LeBron James and three former Celtics (Jeff Green, Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder) get up shots together a day before the Cavs play Boston.
The West is as stacked as it has ever been. But can any of the conference's revamped rosters challenge Golden State? Who will rise in a depleted East? Our panel reveals its league hierarchy on the eve of a new season.
Which performance from Sunday in the NFL stood out the most? What was the biggest surprise? And how will the Packers fare without their quarterback?
Patriots QB Tom Brady sent Aaron Rodgers an email after learning the Packers star could miss the rest of the season. "It sucks," Brady said.
The Patriots had success running the ball against the Jets out of their regular personnel, pleasing coach Bill Belichick in a tight division road win.
Who will make the playoffs, and who is headed to the lottery? Kevin Pelton projects the NBA standings and the 2017-18 record for every team.
His performance Sunday against the Jets -- 4.7 yards per carry and a touchdown -- might be the best evidence that Dion Lewis is back to his old self.
The Patriots' quarterback has thrown 41 touchdown passes and four interceptions since he turned 39. In other words: He beat the Jets. The refs didn't.
Malcolm Butler's second-quarter interception was a turning point for the Patriots vs. Jets; meanwhile, Tom Brady wasn't as sharp as usual.