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Nichols on Irving tribute: 'Put an end to the storyline' (1:48)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots, without a 3rd QB on the roster/practice squad, had Garrett Grayson in for a workout today. He entered the NFL as a third-round pick of Saints. Four other players were in for workouts: WR Tim Patrick (Utah), LB Marcus Rush (Michigan State), DE Jhaustin Thomas (Iowa State) and WR Deonte Thompson (Florida).

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JR Smith thinks LeBron will play, Lue unsure

According to JR Smith, LeBron James is 'going to play' in the Cleveland Cavaliers' regular-season opener against Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics. James has missed four of the Cavaliers' five preseason games with a sprained left ankle.

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Dungey, Dillon, Bennett among ACC Players of the Week

Syracuse QB Eric Dungey and LB Parris Bennnett earn honors this week after impressive performances in the Orange's upset of then-No. 2 Clemson. Boston College RB AJ Dillon shares the weekly offensive back award with Dungey and was named the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week. Miami kicker Michael Badgley earns the special teams award after a perfect outing vs. Georgia Tech in which he kicked the game-winning field goal.

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BPI likes Warriors' chances for a repeat

The Warriors head into Tuesday's season opener as the runaway favorites to win the NBA title, according to ESPN's Basketball Power Index. The Celtics are a distant second, followed by the Rockets, Cavaliers and Spurs in a three-way tie for third-best odds.

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Officiating czar stands by call to nullify Jets TD

Al Riveron, the NFL's head of officiating, stood by his call to overturn Austin Seferian-Jenkins' touchdown catch against the Patriots, saying it was "clear and obvious" that the Jets tight end fumbled the ball.

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Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James and three former Celtics (Jeff Green, Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder) get up shots together a day before the Cavs play Boston.

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Gronk: 'We came out with a good victory' (2:15)
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Saturday on negated Jets' TD: 'It was the wrong call' (2:29)
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New England 2-1 NYCFC: Fagundez at the double (1:40)
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Tom Brady is now the all-time leader in wins (0:33)
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Shelton gets one back for NYCFC (0:35)