Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots QB Tom Brady arrives at Gillette Stadium at 3:42 p.m. ET for tonight's game against the Falcons (NBC, 8:30 p.m. ET).

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

At the left turn into Gillette Stadium, some Patriots fans erect a sign for those entering tonight that brings back memories of Super Bowl LI. The Falcons visit the Patriots tonight (NBC, 8:30 p.m. ET).

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Alex Cora receives a three-year contract, plus a club option for 2021, to manage the Red Sox.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyrie Irving fined $25,000 for his profane outburst in Philly.

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3hChris Peters

The world's best teams for watching hockey prospects

Given how the hockey world is set up, one can find teams at all different levels that are loaded with prospects, from the top minor league farm teams to European pro clubs to the junior ranks to the NCAA. Here are 10 particularly notable ones for 2017-18.

ESPN Stats & Info

Passing marks for Pats through the air

Even if New England's pass defense has been disappointing, its passing offense has been nothing of the sort. At 326.5 passing yards per game, Tom Brady is on pace for 5,224 this season, which would be the fourth-highest single-season total in NFL history.

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For Atlanta, a comedown after SBLI letdown

The Falcons are averaging 24.2 points per game this season, 12th in the league and almost 10 points fewer than last year's NFL-leading 33.8 mark. Including playoff games, Atlanta scored at least 24 points in 17 of its 19 games last season.

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FPI: Pats hold major edge in SB rematch

ESPN's FPI likes the Patriots' chances of prevailing at home Sunday night, giving them better than a 3-1 advantage over the Falcons. New England was slightly favored (56-44 percent) on a neutral field in Super Bowl XLI.

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O'Reilly completes comeback with OT winner (0:36)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Alex Cora viajará a Boston a ser nombrado dirigente de los Medias Rojas una vez los Astros completen su participación en postemporada.

Cardona, Pats giving over 200 tickets to military members (0:47)

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona QB Khalil Tate has rushed for 100-plus yards in five consecutive halves. Only Boston College's Andre Williams (2013) has a longer streak (7) since 2004. Stanford RB Bryce Love also had a streak of five this year.

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How to bet Atlanta-New England

Where does the betting value lie in the Falcons-Patriots matchup? ESPN Chalk experts provide against-the-spread and over/under advice on the Sunday night game.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Alex Cora is going through his typical pregame routine, hitting grounders to Astros infielders before ALCS Game 7. He remains the frontrunner to be the next Red Sox manager, though nothing will be finalized until after the series is over. After tonight, the Astros will either move on to the World Series or head home.