Most unforgettable injury comebacks (1:00)
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Week 8 Preview, Fantasy Play & Pick'em

Patriots NFL Nation reporter Mike Reiss and Bills NFL Nation reporter Mike Rodak preview the Week 8 matchup, discuss their top potential fantasy play and make their game predictions.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics are #SagerStrong.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics players like Marcus Smart wearing their Sager Strong t-shirts after practice.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Bob Tewksbury provided one of my favorite behind-scenes anecdotes this season. He was in clubhouse during a May game in Chicago, chatting with David Ortiz when Big Papi "looks up (at TV) and goes, ‘Oh man, I've got to go hit.' He went out and hit a three-run homer off somebody, and he comes back in and goes, ‘So, where were we?'" Proof that Ortiz could do pretty much whatever he wanted at plate.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Mental skills coach Bob Tewksbury won't have his contract renewed by Red Sox. Former big-league pitcher traveled with the team and was a valuable resource to many players over last several years.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox announce promotion of Eddie Romero to senior VP/assistant GM, making him and fellow AGM Brian O'Halloran the primary deputies to president of baseball ops Dave Dombrowski. No GM will be named to replace Mike Hazen.

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Pats stay atop latest Power Rankings

Tom Brady is completing three-fourths of his passes, and is even better when targeting his tight ends. As we near midseason, the Pats are looking like the AFC's true top dog. Power Rankings

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked about the possibility of having PUP players Dion Lewis and Tre' Jackson practice this week, Bill Belichick didn't rule it out as he did last Tuesday. "We'll have to talk with our medical and conditioning staff and get a sense of where everybody is and figure that out for when practice starts Wednesday," Belichick said. "We'll take a look at that information and see where we are and then make a decision on it prior to Wednesday's practice."

On this date: Buckner's blunder between the legs (0:18)
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High preseason praise for Celtics

With the signing of Al Horford, the Celtics get a top-five ranking in Marc Stein's Power Rankings. But Marcus Smart's sudden ankle injury presents problems. Preseason Power Rankings