Horford is most impressed with Smart (1:25)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Tests came back negative for Marcus Smart's injured ankle. Danny Ainge won't offer a timeline but dubs him day-to-day.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Boston Celtics trimmed their roster to 16 on Friday by releasing rookie forward Ben Bentil. The second-round pick had a partial guarantee ($250,000).

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Patriots should put up some points

Both our Patriots and Steelers reporters see New England scoring at will on Sunday in Pittsburgh. FPI likes the Patriots' chances, especially with Ben Roethlisberger out. Week 7 predictions (Insider)

Does Julian Edelman still belong in your lineup? (1:01)
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2hJoe McDonald

Five fearless NHL predictions

The season's barely a week old, but we're going out on a limb to say: the Lightning will catch fire, Carey Price will lead the Canadiens to the playoffs and Brad Marchand will score 40 (or more).

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Belichick and his son Steve (safeties coach) chat on the field as Patriots practice begins. Belichick became a grandfather for the first time on Tuesday as Steve's daughter, Blakely Rose, was born.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The definition of extending the play: Bill Belichick's news conference was ending Friday morning when he says, "I'll take a couple more. Some long answers there. You know me." A near 30-minute marathon of a presser with the chatty Belichick.

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7hJoe McDonald

Orr's legacy just keeps growing

On a night when the rookie seasons of Bobby Orr and Milt Schmidt were honored, it was Orr who reluctantly found himself in the spotlight for what he's done -- on and off the ice.

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12hBrett McMurphy

The upset-makers who will shake up Week 8

Wisconsin gave everything it had in last week's loss to Ohio State. Expect the Badgers' beleaguered defense to succumb to an Iowa team with a point to prove -- and a hot RB in Akrum Wadley.

Bruins edge Devils on Bergeron's goal (0:19)

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Davante Adams, Randall Cobb and Ty Montgomery are the second trio of teammates to have 10 receptions in a game. The other instance, per the Elias Sports Bureau, came in 1994, when the Patriots had 3 against the Vikings (Leroy Thompson, Michael Timpson, Ben Coates).

The science behind Week 7's fantasy players (2:21)

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien enjoyed watching Hall of Famers Milt Schmidt and Bobby Orr drop the ceremonial puck prior to Boston's 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils in the home-opener at TD Garden.

On This Date: Red Sox complete epic comeback against Yankees (0:44)