BOSTON Teams

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Harris sneaks off for one-handed slam (0:16)
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Irving steps back for tough shot (0:18)
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Irving hustles and splits the D (0:18)
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Kyrie preheats the oven with 10 in the 1st (0:26)
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Brown goes airborne in Boston (0:15)
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Lyles soars early over Tatum (0:17)
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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Devin McCourty explains why he is happy to have WR Kenny Britt on the Patriots.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Notable parts of the Patriots' injury report: QB Tom Brady (Achilles) was a full participant after missing the last three Wednesday practices for extra treatment; WR Brandin Cooks was a full participant but is listed as having a hand injury; DT Alan Branch (knee) was the lone player to not participate; LB David Harris (ankle) was limited as a new addition to the report.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Dave Dombrowski on how long Red Sox can wait for their top choice before making a move for a hitter: "Every time we have a meeting we talk about it. Some players are going to start signing pretty soon, and some players that we have interest in will start signing pretty soon. And if you wait, you lose some players that you may have interest in."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Eduardo Nunez is "still on our radar," according to Red Sox president of baseball ops Dave Dombrowski. Playing time could be a problem. Red Sox unable to guarantee Nunez everyday at-bats once Dustin Pedroia returns.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics forward Gordon Hayward got out of his walking boot today, less than two months since his injury on opening night. No guarantee he stays out of the boot, depending on how his foot reacts, but he's hopeful he's done with it. Said Hayward: "Today has been awesome without the boot."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox have "talked in generalities" but not yet made any actual offers to free agents, according to president of baseball ops Dave Dombrowski. Like many teams, Sox are waiting for the free-agent hitting market to start moving. Maybe the Marcell Ozuna trade gets it started?

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox spoke to the Marlins about Marcell Ozuna, but Dave Dombrowski said it always seemed like a "long shot" that they would be able to trade for him because they lack the upper-level pitching in the minors that the Cardinals were able to offer. If the Sox had gotten Ozuna, they would've rotated him and others through the DH spot rather than subtracting an outfielder.

Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

Indians Manager Terry Francona on what advice he would give newly minted Red Sox Manager Alex Cora: "I don't think guys need advice. There's a reason someone hired them. They felt like he was ready. Part of the fun of this game is you do things how you want to do it."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots QB Tom Brady is present for the start of Wednesday's walkthrough practice, as he loosened up with backup Brian Hoyer.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Kenny Britt, who has been issued No. 85, takes part in his first practice with the Patriots — a walkthrough inside the Empower Fieldhouse.