Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

David Ortiz likely will get two at-bats tonight, per Red Sox manager John Farrell, who said Big Papi felt "obligation" to play in final game at Yankee Stadium . But Ortiz's at-bats aren't expected to be dialed back at all over the weekend at Fenway Park.

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Paul Pierce says he isn't planning a farewell tour, but he's willing to accept retirement gifts from opposing teams.

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Kevin Garnett (with the towel wrapped around his head) coaching the Clippers' rookie big men, Brice Johnson and Diamond Stone, at the team's third day of training camp at UC Irvine.

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Business as usual in New England

If the Patriots win Sunday, it would be their fifth 4-0 start since 2004, passing the Colts for the most in that span, per ESPN Stats & Info. At the start of the season, ESPN's FPI gave them an 8 percent chance to start 4-0.

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La noche de Papi en el Bronx

Los Yankees de Nueva York realizarán un homenaje al toletero David Ortiz en el último partido de su carrera en Yankee Stadium. Leer

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics practice glimpse: Rookie Jaylen Brown with a couple buckets in 3-on-3 drills.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Isaiah Thomas on Al Horford: "It's so crazy to have a guy like that on the team that -- we shot together a couple days ago and he was just like, ‘Man, I'm here to make things easier for you. So just let me know what you need.' That's just wonderful, especially a guy that has that much talent. My job is just making things easier for others and he's making it easier for me already."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

There are no changes with the Patriots' injury report, as QBs Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett remain limited in practice.

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Why Bill Belichick might feel old

A.J. Derby, a 2015 sixth-round pick, isn't the first Derby to play under Belichick. As our NFL Insiders note, his dad, John Derby, was a linebacker for Belichick's Browns in their 1993 training camp. Mort & Schefter's notebook

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Bill Belichick moving up all-time wins list

If the Patriots win this weekend, Belichick would break a tie with Curly Lambeau for the fourth-most wins by a head coach in NFL history. Milestones to watch

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

After hitting his walk-off grand slam on Wednesday, Mark Teixeira is on the bench for the Yankees. Tyler Austin will start at first base.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Red Sox will wear these David Ortiz patches on their hats for final series at Fenway starting tomorrow


Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan responds to New England reporters on conference call Wednesday who questioned his self-applied label of being an "above average" coach. "Let's face it. We're here in Buffalo. Nobody likes anything in Boston."

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyronn Lue says he has invited Kevin Garnett, a good friend of his, to join the Cavs coaching staff. KG will be a guest of his at ring night.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

RB LeGarrette Blount draws a large media crowd and discusses, among other things, how he feels he has a strong relationship with Bill Belichick.

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