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ESPN Staff  

Patriots coach Bill Belichick stopped by Diamondbacks' spring training on Sunday and visited with Chief Baseball Analyst Tony La Russa.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Scene-setter from the NFL's annual meeting at the Arizona Biltmore: Bill Belichick and Dan Quinn arrive at the same time and walk through almost side by side. Seven weeks later, the two Super Bowl coaches are linked again.

NFL 

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Avery Bradley back in the starting lineup vs. the Heat after missing Friday's game due to illness.

NBA 

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Cavs lead the Celtics by a 1/2 game for the top seed in the East. The two teams face each other on April 5 in Cleveland. Prior to that, the Cavs face a major test on the road vs. the Spurs, and the Celts play the hot Milwaukee Bucks.

NBA 

ESPN Stats and Information  

With the Red Wings' postseason streak (25 years) about to end, the Spurs will now have the longest active postseason streak in the four major sports (20 years). The Packers, Patriots (8) and Dodgers (4) are well-behind San Antonio.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox remain "hopeful" of Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) playing first base before end of spring training but also realistic that camp breaks in four days, manager John Farrell says. As such, utilityman Josh Rutledge is getting reps at first base, too, as righty-hitting platoon partner for Mitch Moreland.

MLB 

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Allen Craig (making $11 million this season) and Rusney Castillo ($10.5 million) among seven players shipped back to minors by Red Sox.

MLB 
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ESPN Stats and Information  

The April 5 showdown between the Cavaliers and Celtics could loom large in the race for the East's top seed. Until then, Boston has a considerably easier schedule.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Kendrick has a June 15 opt-out, but continued to cement his status as the Red Sox's best depth pitching option. Six walk-less innings vs. Phillies gives him 26-4 K/BB ratio in 29 innings this spring. Healthy again, Kendrick is throwing his sinker more effectively.

MLB 

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

UMass expected to interview Boston Celtics and former Butler/Purdue assistant Micah Shrewsberry again next week, source told ESPN.

NCAAM 

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

David Price's latest exam showed "improved strength" in elbow, John Farrell said, but still no timetable for throwing from mound. Light catch continues for Red Sox lefty, who at this point is unlikely to make season debut until May.

MLB 

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

If reliever Tyler Thornburg is ready for Opening Day -- and decision won't be made until at least after outings Monday and Wednesday -- Red Sox will ease him into late-inning role. Acquired to be setup man, Thornburg has been slowed as he adapts to team's rigorous shoulder strength program.

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