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7mTony Lee, Special to

Subplots abound as Red Sox will meet Indians in ALDS

Terry Francona, who managed the Red Sox to their drought-busting World Series victory, will lead the Indians against Boston in the AL division series.

Pitching staff injuries may cost Indians against Red Sox (1:05)
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57mBuster Olney

Big blast shows off both sides of Big Papi

David Ortiz isn't just all smiles as his Red Sox career winds down. Friday's big homer showed he'll never stop outthinking and overpowering opponents.

Ortiz, Red Sox beat Blue Jays (1:06)
Emotional day for David Ortiz (1:20)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Biggest takeaway from the Boston Celtics' intrasquad scrimmage on Friday night at TD Garden: Terry Rozier lived up to all the training camp hype suggesting that he's been the most impressive player in practices. The second-year guard, who many thought the Celtics reached for at No. 16 in the 2015 draft, looked poised, confident, and ready to elevate to a rotation role this season.

Ortiz sends homer down right field line (0:36)
Ramirez's nice catch gets rewarded with a hug from a fan (0:31)
Bautista's homer puts Blue Jays ahead (0:36)
15 years ago: Brady's first career start (0:41)
Ortiz opens up final season series with RBI single (0:32)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics coach Brad Stevens presents Avery Bradley with his All-Defense first team award at the teams intrasquad scrimmage.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Scrimmage starters for Celtics: Green: Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley, Jae Crowder, Al Horford, Amir Johnson. White: Terry Rozier, Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, Jonas Jerebko, Tyler Zeller.


Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Al Horford announced for the first time as a member of the Boston Celtics at TD Garden.

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17hScott Lauber

Red Sox RHP Wright to be left off ALDS roster

Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright, who hasn't pitched since Aug. 31, will not be ready once the ALDS rosters are due before next Thursday's Game 1, manager John Farrell said Friday.

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Yee: The ugly racial side of Deflategate

Cary Chow, Prim Siripipat, and Ohm Youngmisuk talk with Tom Brady's long-time agent Don Yee about the ugly racial side of Deflategate, looking back on Brady's famous draft drop, the long-time prejudice he's faced in sports and Brady's unlikely Chinese restaurant adventure.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

With rain falling at Fenway 90 minutes before Red Sox-Blue Jays, AccuWeather calling for light, but steady rain throughout the night, "chilly, raw and wet" conditions, with temps in mid-50s. Delays likely, so bring your rain gear -- and your patience.

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David Ortiz's farewell season

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  • Big Papi's ballpark tour

    We'll be tracking Red Sox slugger David Ortiz's final major league journey all season long. Check back here for highlights, recaps and photos from his last stop at each stadium.