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Celtics coach Brad Stevens said he's enjoyed the dialogue with his players regarding the protests seen in other sports during the national anthem. He's OK with his players using their stage to promote positive social change. Marcus Smart said Celtics players have discussed what they might do as a team but would not reveal any plans until team feels it's right time.

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Marcus Smart tweaked the rust-tinged mohawk a bit for the new season.

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Danny Ainge on whether Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett will have their numbers retired in Boston: "You guys know the answer to that."

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Celtics big man Kelly Olynyk cleared for non-contact drills. Will be reevaluated Oct. 15 to address next step in recovery from shoulder surgery.

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The Patriots have informed DT Anthony Johnson that he is being waived today. Johnson has practice squad eligibility and would be a strong candidate to land there if he clears waivers. He has been the team's top interior pass rusher in nickel situations, although with the club using DEs inside at times in obvious passing situations, the Patriots probably felt like his spot was expendable to address other needs.

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Boston Celtics training camp roster:

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Speaking on sports radio WEEI on Monday, Patriots WR Julian Edelman said he had yelled at his father, Frank, for "about 20 minutes" for sharing a scouting report on him as a quarterback to senior writer Ian O'Connor last week. "Who do we think we are, Sal Paolantonio here? Maybe John Madden?" Edelman cracked.

Brad Marchand excited for what's ahead for Bruins (0:53)

Red Sox keep rolling this month

Boston won its 11th consecutive game on Sunday, the longest winning streak for any major league team in September or later since the Tigers put together 12 straight wins in Sept. 2011, the Elias Sports Bureau notes.

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Sando: Patriots' success most sustainable

Most pundits pegged New England as the AFC East favorite, but nobody envisioned a 3-0 start. With Tom Brady close to returning, the Pats should keep rolling, Mike Sando writes. Can surprise teams keep it up? (Insider)

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Red Sox rack up the K's vs. Rays

In all, Boston pitchers struck out 23 Tampa Bay hitters, including 21 in the first nine innings -- a major league record. But perhaps the most important number is two -- the Red Sox's magic number to clinch the AL East. What we learned Sunday

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Don't forget about the Patriots' defense

With the offense's impressive performance, it's easy to overlook the Pats' D, which continues to be rock solid. As Bill Barnwell explains, this isn't a "bend-don't-break" group. Not by a long shot. Stacking the best defenses

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Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels was asked Monday morning on sports radio WEEI if he knows which QB will be starting Sunday against the Bills. "I don't know that," he responded. "I haven't seen them in a few days. Hopefully all those guys are continuing to get better. We'll see them [Tuesday] and hopefully they're all ready to go."

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Revolution's 3-game winning streak snapped

Sunday's 2-0 loss to Columbus Crew SC snapped the Revolution's three-game winning streak and left them one point out of playoff spot.

Cubs still atop power rankings despite Red Sox's streak (0:57)

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David Ortiz's farewell season

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