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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyrie Irving on the sore left shoulder that will keep him out Thursday vs. Philadelphia: "Structurally, everything is good in my shoulder and I'm [going to] do what's best, take a few days to strengthen it up even more and then try to give it a go Sunday. … Just precautionary stuff and just making sure everything is alright from a strength perspective."

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LeBron, Curry win ASG voting, to be captains

LeBron James received the most votes in the Eastern Conference, while Stephen Curry was tops in the West. They will serve as All-Star captains and pick their teams, which will be announced Jan. 25.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Celtics have set up a tribute to Jo Jo White with his jersey draped on his familiar seat at TD Garden. Workers are wearing No. 10 pins in his honor.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyrie Irving said a shoulder MRI came back negative but he's been sore. He's hopeful to be back on court as early as Sunday vs Magic.

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Is This Injury Bad For The Patriots?

Mina Kimes, Papi, and a flu mask wearing Dan Le Batard question if Bortles has a chance to win now that Brady has an injury, if there is a reason to bring Kawhi back and if Jalen Rose is right to call out Paul Pierce for being petty.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics'guard Kyrie Irving is out vs Philly due to a sore shoulder. Brad Stevens says he's hopeful to have him back "sooner than later" but has no firm timetable.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Kyrie Irving won't play tonight against Philly due to shoulder soreness. Brad Stevens said it doesn't seem like it will be a long-term issue.

Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer 

With the uncertainty surrounding Tom Brady's throwing hand, the line at several Las Vegas sportsbooks is down to New England -7.5 from an opening spread of NE -9.

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Backup QB Brian Hoyer discusses always being ready to go, because he could get the call at any given moment.

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Bruschi and Woodson take the Pats (1:36)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

While Tom Brady was present for warmups, the Patriots note on their injury report that he didn't take part in the rest of practice.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady has moved his press conference from Thursday to Friday, per the team.

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Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Joel Embiid. Two-sport star? From today after shootaround here in Boston.

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Brady practicing with red gloves (0:17)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady, with red gloves on both hands, loosens up at the start of practice.

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Stephen A. didn't like Rose calling out Pierce (1:38)
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Stephen A. isn't concerned with Brady's hand injury (1:22)