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Jackson believes in Kyrie to lead Celts (1:24)
ESPN Stats & Info

Sale quick to 300 K's

Chris Sale reached 300 strikeouts in a season in the third-fewest innings ever. Only Randy Johnson and Pedro Martínez have done it faster.

ESPN Stats & Info

Strikeout milestone puts Sale in elite class

Chris Sale recorded his 300th strikeout of the year Wednesday vs. the Orioles. He joins Hall of Famers Randy Johnson, Nolan Ryan (twice) and Steve Carlton as the only players to achieve the feat in their first season with a team.

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Herm says Patriots won't lose 2 home games in a row (0:54)
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What will go down in Week 3 of the NFL? (0:47)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

On the injury front, RB Rex Burkhead (ribs) remained out at the start of practice for the second day in a row. Meanwhile, starting right tackle Marcus Cannon (ankle/concussion) was back for the start of the practice after missing Wednesday. How much he does in team drills will be learned later in the day. Also, reserve DT Vincent Valentine (knee) was not spotted.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

From a distance, TE Rob Gronkowski (groin) thrusts his legs up high as jogs across the field at the start of practice. He was present at the start of practice for the second day in a row Thursday, but didn't participate in team drills Wednesday, per the club.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

With a new synthetic turf surface at Gillette Stadium, the Patriots plan to practice on the game field Friday to test it out. The surface was replaced after the team's home-opening loss as it didn't meet team standards.

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Sale, Stanton continue dominance in impressive showings (1:04)
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Celtics looking like a brand-new team (0:45)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Dodgers had a chance to clinch the NL West on Wednesday, but instead suffered a third straight loss to the lowly Phillies, who will go for the series sweep on Thursday. The Dodgers are 5-20 over their past 25 games and their magic number remains at two. The Red Sox did clinch at least a wild-card spot with their win and the Angels' loss. Other magic numbers: Red Sox: 8 (to win AL East) Cubs: 8 (to win NL Central) Yankees: 3 (to clinch wild card) Diamondbacks: 4 (to clinch wild card)