Boston Celtics strength coach Bryan Doo likes to keep things competitive when (0:44)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics strength coach Bryan Doo likes to keep things competitive when the team warms up before practices. This is a fun Capture the Flag-like game from a recent session.

ESPN Stats & Info

Everyone's picking Pats, to varying degrees

FPI rates this as the highest-quality matchup so far in 2016, and gives the Patriots the second-slimmest margin of the week. Both our Patriots and Bills reporters see a double-digit New England victory. Week 8 predictions (Insider)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots injury report: TE Martellus Bennett (ankle), WR Julian Edelman (foot), DT Woodrow Hamilton (shoulder), CB Jonathan Jones (hip), WR Malcolm Mitchell (hamstring), LB Elandon Roberts (ankle), DT Vincent Valentine (back) are all questionable. Of the group, Bennett didn't practice Friday, while the rest were limited participants.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots TE Martellus Bennett, who is questionable with an ankle injury, did not practice on Friday. He is coming off a 1-catch, 5-yard game.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

LB Jamie Collins was officially removed from the Patriots' injury report Friday. He had been limited because of his hip, missing the Oct. 16 win over the Bengals.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

R.J. Hunter admitted that it was strange for him to sit in the Bulls' locker room on Thursday after being waived by the Boston Celtics earlier in the week. "It was super awkward," Hunter said. "I was watching the game in the locker room [Thursday night] and I almost cheered real quick and then I had to realize I'm not on that team no more."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox announce top prospect Yoan Moncada sprained his left thumb in Arizona Fall League. He has returned to Boston and won't participate in baseball activities for at least two weeks. He's expected to be ready for the start of spring training, the team notes.

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Pats' LBs will be in demand on market

John Clayton projects LBs Jamie Collins and Dont'a Hightower as two of the best available free agents come 2017, but DE Jabaal Sheard could make some noise too. Best projected free agents (Insider)

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak has been suspended two games for an illegal check to the head on Rangers' Dan Girardi during Wednesday's game at Madison Square Garden.


Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan announces LeSean McCoy is doubtful to play Sunday vs. New England. "Obviously he never practiced this week, so you guys can figure that one out."

Matthew Berry's advice for Julian Edelman owners (1:19)

KC Joyner ESPN Insider 

Tight ends with the least favorable matchups in fantasy football in Week 8 (0-100 scale, with 100 being most favorable): Hunter Henry/Antonio Gates (0), Greg Olsen (0), Jordan Reed (15), Rob Gronkowski (15), Coby Fleener (35)

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8hNFL Vegas Experts

How to bet every Week 8 NFL game

Where does the betting value lie in NFL games this week? Chalk's experts provide comprehensive against-the-spread and over/under advice for each contest in one handy file.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills GM Doug Whaley calls Tom Brady the best quarterback he's ever seen in his time. Whaley jokes Bills fans need to fly banners around New Era Field this Sunday urging Brady to retire.