The Patriots' starting right tackle Marcus Cannon was listed on the team's injury report with a concussion and didn't practice Wednesday.
New-look Boston shows the greatest improvement among Eastern Conference teams and, not coincidentally, is the conference's top-ranked squad.
Eduardo Nunez may be the answer, but he'll have to find a place to play. With injuries affecting several infielders, that might not be so hard.
Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer
Tom Brady shrugs and smiles when told that Bill Belichick doesn't plan to buy his book. He says he might have to give him the book for Christmas.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
Let's talk magic numbers. The Astros, Indians and Nationals have already clinched division titles, and the Dodgers can join them tonight. Their number is two, so they need a win over the Phillies -- the Phillies won the first two games of the series -- and a Diamondbacks loss to the Padres to pop the champagne. Will they stay up in Philly to possibly celebrate? Other magic numbers: Red Sox: 9 Cubs: 9
What to watch for on Wednesday night
As the Red Sox go for the sweep against the Orioles (7 p.m. ET on ESPN/ESPN App), all eyes should be on Chris Sale, who has a chance to be the first AL pitcher since Pedro Martinez in 1999 to top 300 strikeouts in a season.
Danny Amendola, Rob Gronkowski and Dont'a Hightower each returned to the practice field Wednesday for the Patriots.
Do you want the strikeout-machine who started strong and made every start? Or the guy who's been better in the second half with a slight edge in ERA? Either choice is justifiable.
Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer
LB Dont'a Hightower (pictured) returned to practice on Wednesday, as did WR Danny Amendola (concussion/knee). Meanwhile, three players who were injured in Sunday's win -- TE Rob Gronkowski (groin), WR Phillip Dorsett (knee) and CB Eric Rowe (groin) -- were present at practice.
Before they face the Texans on the the football field, Tom Brady and Bill Belichick supported J.J. Watt's Hurricane Harvey relief fund.
Sox's pen gets better with pressure
Boston's bullpen has been one of the best in baseball all season, but it has been particularly effective later in games, as shown in consecutive extra-innings victories. The group has allowed just eight runs in 57 2/3 innings pitched after the ninth this season, good for the best ERA in MLB.
For the 28th time, Tom Brady is the AFC Offensive Player of the Week. He threw for 447 yards against the Saints on Sunday.
Deshaun Watson will start for the Texans against a Patriots team that is 8-0 at home against rookie signal-callers under Bill Belichick.
Buster Olney recaps all of Tuesday's MLB action, including a new single-season HR record courtesy of Alex Gordon, another extra innings affair for the Red Sox and more.
Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer
During Boston's crazy offseason, Jaylen Brown turned to Al Horford. "He's been in the league 10-plus years and he said he's never seen anything like this before, said Brown. "So I was interested in hearing it from his perspective. It's going to take some time to jell."
NFL teams crave edge defenders who can get to quarterbacks. Luckily for them, the Class of 2018 has plenty. Todd McShay ranks the best 32 prospects in next year's draft.
There's nothing like putting 10 zeroes on the scoreboard -- even in a win -- to create concerns that Boston needs to get something going at the plate.
Bill Belichick has a "ton of respect" for former Saints DB Steve Gleason, whom the Patriots coach was able to catch up with after Sunday's game.
Erik Hood, who has accused NBA players Marcus Morris and Markieff Morris of beating him in 2015, testified Tuesday that his relationship with the twins became strained because of a misinterpreted text message.
Jackie Bradley Jr. scored the game's lone run on a wild pitch by Brad Brach in the 11th inning, and the Boston Red Sox used six pitchers to silence the Baltimore Orioles' bats in a 1-0 victory Tuesday night.
Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer
The good news for the Red Sox? They won another extra innings affair, their 15th OT win of the year (tying a franchise record). The bad news? They went scoreless for 10 innings, then needed an infield hit, two walks, and a wild pitch to score the game's only run. A solo homer would've been so much easier. But the BoSox don't do homers. Not this year, anyway.