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Lonzo declining Celtics workout not surprising (1:31)

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Chris Sale's streak of eight straight games with at least 10 strikeouts came to an end Wednesday, but he still managed to become the second pitcher since 1893 to reach 100 K's in his first 10 starts with a team.

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The Celtics are 2-9 all-time in playoff series when trailing 3-1, but ESPN's BPI gives Boston the better chance to win Thursday's Game 5 against the Cavaliers.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Rob Gronkowski arrives at Patriots practice as he has made enough progress from back surgery to be part of the workout.

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady arrives at practice with Danny Amendola, saying hello to reporters who are lined up at the entrance.

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Dudley agrees with Ball's decision to not work out for Boston (1:18)
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What's Brad Stevens drawing up now? Only he knows

Celtics coach Brad Stevens keeps turning X's into "ohhhs" and has been credited by LeBron James for being unpredictable in his after-timeout plays. But just how much of a difference do his playcalls make? We have a quantifiable answer.

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BBTN: Gray Changes Everything, Price's Status, Ross

Before a conversation with 2X World Series champion David Ross, Buster Olney and Jon Sciambi discuss how Oakland A's pitcher Sonny Gray's recent performances have shifted the starting pitching market, pitcher David Price's status with the Boston Red Sox, more oddities with the New York Mets and more. Plus, Rob Biertempfel on star outfielder Andrew McCutchen's future with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

T-shirts at TD Garden for Game 5.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said rookie Jaylen Brown was "in a lot of pain" Wednesday due to a hip pointer suffered in Tuesday's Game 4 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Celtics listed Brown as questionable for Thursday's Game 5 and, during an appearance on Boston sports radio 98.5 the Sports Hub, Ainge reaffirmed that it's "questionable whether he'll be able to play tonight."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said Thursday that Lonzo Ball has informed the Celtics he will not work out for them prior to the NBA draft. Appearing on Boston sports radio 98.5 the Sports Hub, Ainge said it's not an ideal situation with the Celtics eager to evaluate all top talent while owning the No. 1 pick but noted that the Celtics have drafted players that didn't work out for them in the past.

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LeBron, Cavs looking for closeout record against Celtics (0:52)
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LeBron James is the king of the East (2:36)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Sam Travis on his major-league debut, which included two hits: "I was a little nervous in the first inning, yeah. I'd be lying to you if I said I wasn't. after the first inning, I was good to go." Travis is first Red Sox player with two hits in his major-league debut since Will Middlebrooks in 2012.

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Red Sox use big seventh inning to top Rangers (0:45)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

No decision on David Price's next step until after he meets with Red Sox decision-makers tomorrow, according to manager John Farrell. Price reported back that he felt fine despite results at Triple-A.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox 9, Rangers 4: Record? The only record that matters to Chris Sale is the Red Sox's win-loss record, and after a seven-run seventh-inning rally Wednesday night, they won their third game in a row for first time since a four-game run April 15-18. Sale's run of consecutive starts with at least 10 strikeouts ended at eight, tying a record he already shared with Pedro Martinez. He fanned six batters, a season-low, and gave up four runs (three earned) in 7.1 innings.

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Pedroia knocks in a pair to extend lead (0:24)