Chris Long wrote in an Instagram post that he won't be re-signing with the Patriots when free agency begins next week.
Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer
Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens suggested his team was close on a "smaller" deal at the trade deadline. "I was actually walking into practice [last] Thursday morning thinking there was a move that was about to be made," Stevens said on Boston sports radio 98.5 the Sports Hub. "Not a big one but a relatively smaller one, I guess would be the right way to put it. … Like I said, I thought we were close on one but then that didn't materialize."
Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer
John Farrell told reporters he will discuss Hanley Ramirez's sore shoulder with Dominican Republic'a WBC team. "If he goes, we've got to be corresponding with their medical staff to make sure there's some increase at some point of throwing program. In our planning, he's not solely a DH."
Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer
LeBron James owns the multimedia platform Uninterrupted, but would not give his vote as to where Boston's Isaiah Thomas should stand in the MVP conversation: "I'm not a media guy. It's not for me to talk about. I just like watching him play. Obviously they wouldn't be in this position without him. I'm not in the media. Well, I actually am in the media, I'm not in y'all media. I'm in my own thing."
Newly acquired Deron Williams is set to make his Cavaliers debut tonight when Cleveland takes on the Celtics in Boston.
Brady aging like fine wine
Tom Brady turns 40 on Aug. 3, and if he plays at least two more years, he could set the record for the most QB starts by a player over 40 in NFL history.
Deciding not to trade Jimmy Garoppolo should give the Patriots strong insurance in case Tom Brady's production falls off as he enters his 40s.
MLB has instituted the "Price Rule," which requires pitchers to inform umpires how they are going to stand on the mound to start their delivery when a runner is on third base.
Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer
J.R. Smith is on his first road trip with the Cavs since injuring his thumb in December. Here he gets up some clean looking shots at the Boston Garden ahead of tonight's game against the Celtics. He's not playing tonight but he doesn't look far off.
A rapid-fire chat with Mets 3B David Wright follows a conversation with Yankees SS Didi Gregorius, Tim Kurkjian on MLB's monitoring of David Price's pitching motion and more. Plus, Andy McCullough of the L.A. Times on the Dodgers.
With Tom Brady turning 40 this summer, the Patriots are not planning to trade Jimmy Garoppolo and intend to keep him for 2017 and possibly beyond.
More pop? Yup. Higher average? That too. Much is expected from the Sox shortstop, but post-Papi he'll also get the green light to steal more bases.
Both Tony Romo and Tyrod Taylor present solutions for quarterback-needy teams. The experts from Football Outsiders have bold recommendations for every AFC team.
The Patriots and cornerback Malcolm Butler got far down the road toward an extension last offseason. Now is a good time to start back up again.
Patriots defensive lineman Trey Flowers helped release a rehabilitated harbor seal, named after him, back into the ocean.
Riley Nash scored a short-handed goal after Colin Miller was ejected for a hit that sent Arizona's Alexander Burmistrov to the hospital, and the Boston Bruins pulled away for a 4-1 win Tuesday.
Arizona Coyotes center Alexander Burmistrov was on the receiving end of an open-ice hit by Boston Bruins defenseman Colin Miller at 3:49 of the second period Tuesday night at TD Garden.
Running back Adrian Peterson will hit the open market at 4 p.m. ET March 9 when free agency opens, and his options could be limited.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have had little trouble dispensing with the Celtics lately. What might it take for Boston to get over the hump against the two-time defending Eastern Conference champs?