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Brady: Consistency key to winning against Falcons (0:41)
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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady discusses whether Super Bowl LI has any significance leading into Sunday's game against the Falcons.

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Stevens: Hayward in good spirits after surgery (0:53)
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Reliving the Patriots' comeback in Super Bowl LI (0:47)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Marcus Morris said he believes he is still a week away from making his debut for the Celtics. Morris, late to camp while on trial in Arizona, is working through knee soreness. "Every day, [the knee is] getting better, work hard, and put more pressure on it. I've done a lot of conditioning, so my shape is better. Hopefully trying to get back next week."

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

After losing to the Raiders last night, the Chiefs dropped to No. 2 in FPI's rankings. The Patriots took over the top spot. The model also upgraded Oakland's rating by 1.2 points per game after surpassing expectations against Kansas City.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart is "most likely out" from Friday's game vs. the Sixers after tweaking both his ankles against the Bucks. Smart watched Boston's shootaround Friday with his left ankle heavily wrapped and elevated. "[The ankle] was pretty swollen when I woke up [Thursday]. So we're just taking it easy. It's a long season." Smart isn't overly concerned: "It's nothing serious. That's the good thing. If I do not play [Friday], I should be back Tuesday [vs. the Knicks]."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots are practicing without CBs Stephon Gilmore (concussion) and Eric Rowe (groin) for the third straight day. The expectation is that they will be out for Sunday night's game against the visiting Falcons.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics coach Brad Stevens called Frank Vogel for advice on how to keep Gordon Hayward engaged during long recovery. Vogel was head coach in Indy as Paul George recovered from his leg injury.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Marcus Smart tweaked both his ankles vs. Bucks. He's uncertain vs. Sixers. Left ankle heavily wrapped at shootaround.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

These "Welcome to the Moment" shirts decorate seats at Wells Fargo Center for Philly's home opener vs. Boston.

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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.

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Marchand's wrister adds to Bruins' lead (0:18)
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Pastrnak dangles through defense for goal (0:19)
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Does Brady have advantage over Ryan? (0:34)