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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

A 95.8-mph dart to nab a runner daring to score from third on a single is nice, but Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr.'s "dream play" is more daredevil-ish. "I've thought about climbing that right-centerfield wall (at Fenway), standing on top of it in case the ball is a little bit too far, jump in (the bullpen), catch it, and then throw it back in play," Bradley says. "Would that count as an out? Can y'all research that for me?"

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics rookie Guerschon Yabusele owns the nickname "Dancing Bear." During a community event at Canobie Lake Park in Salem, New Hampshire on Thursday, he found a restaurant that shares that name.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

After missing summer league to rehab following ankle surgery, Celtics 2016 first-round pick Guerschon Yabusele said he expects to be full-go at the start of training camp later this month and will resume basketball activities with informal practices on Monday.

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An in-depth examination of all 31 NHL prospect groups -- including each team's top 10 and their impact this season -- shows that the Flyers could soon be back among the East's top contenders.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox 5, Cardinals 4: Mookie Betts needed that. It has been a struggle since the All-Star break for last year's AL MVP runner-up. But down to his last strike with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning, Betts doubled off the Green Monster to drive in two runs and give the Red Sox a walkoff victory and a sweep of the two-game interleague series. Xander Bogaerts' leadoff homer started the three-run ninth inning that saw St. Louis manager Mike Matheny get ejected and catcher Yadier Molina spar with the umpires.

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots have sent top draft pick Derek Rivers back to Boston for further evaluation on his left knee/leg injury. Rivers was limping significantly Wednesday after going down during a special teams drill. The Patriots have stayed in West Virginia and then will continue to Houston for Saturday's preseason game.

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Gordon Hayward shows off new uniform

The new Celtics star sported his new green uniform for fans on Instagram using the appropriate flame emoji and clover emoji as his caption. (Credit: gdhayward/Instagram)

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Chris Sale striking out batters at historic rate

Entering Wednesday, the Red Sox ace leads the majors in innings pitched (168 1/3) and strikeouts (241). Sale is on pace to record one of the highest K/9 rates in MLB history.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Carl Yastrzemski won the Triple Crown in 1967. "Yaz had the most impactful season on a franchise in the history of the game," said Ken "Hawk" Harrelson, at Fenway for 50th anniversary of Red Sox's "Impossible Dream" season. "It was a renaissance of baseball in New England because of No. 8 and No. 16 (Jim Lonborg)."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Yaz and Hawk.