30 teams in 30 days: Another struggle in New Orleans for Boogie and The Brow
Adding ex-Celtics Rajon Rondo and Tony Allen to DeMarcus Cousins probably isn't enough to get Anthony Davis and the Pelicans to the playoffs.
BST PODCAST: Do Bruins have the same chance to win a championship as the Celtics?
The BST crew discusses the Bruins and Celtics chances to win a title, Brandin Cooks' first couple games as a Patriot, and more.
For the record, Sox and Sale in a bind
Chris Sale has two scheduled starts left, and he's 14 strikeouts away from breaking Pedro Martinez's single-season franchise record for K's. But should he pursue it, or rest for the playoffs?
Bean: When it comes to championships, B's and C's in same place
The Celtics are viewed as championship-caliber and the Bruins as rebuilding, but DJ Bean says they have equal chances of winning titles this year: Nil.
Belichick or Auerbach? Hmm . . .
Gary Tanguay and Chris Gasper debate whether Bill Belichick or Red Auerbach is the greatest coach of all time.
Rodriguez's delivery getting back to normal
If you suspected Eduardo Rodriguez’s knee created a residual effect with his mechanics as he struggled in the second half, you were correct.
Sox' playoff chances may ride on Smith, Price
The Red Sox's postseason success could boil down to how often Carson Smith and David Price are used.
Who'll be the key players off the bench?
Behind the big names are a handful of players who don’t project as locks to start but should see enough minutes to parlay that into a meaningful role this season.  
Czarnik trying not to be 'forgotten man' in camp
With so many young, quality forwards battling for Bruins roster spots, Austin Czarnik is making his bid not to be overlooked.  
Belichick on poor NFL offensive line play: It's hard when you can't practice
If the NFL has a watchability issue, that may be traced to its bad-offensive-line-play issue. 
30 teams in 30 days: Grit-and-Grind days are over in Memphis
Free agent departures have remade the Grizzlies roster, but new faces will have to back Marc Gasol and Mike Conley Jr. if they're to make another playoff run.
Boston Bruins rookie Anders Bjork is congratulated after a goal.
Haggerty: They're meeting the challenge
The Bruins were looking for their young forwards to step up in camp and the early returns show that's just what's happening. 
Watt: Brady, Belichick hurricane relief donation 'speaks volumes about their character'
JJ Watt was happy to report on Wednesday that both Bill Belichick and Tom Brady donated to his recent hurricane relief efforts.
Light one up for Red
Wednesday would have been Red Auerbach's 100th birthday. It's a good time to remember the 5-foot-10 basketball giant who built the Celtics into one of sports' greatest dynasties.
CELTICS TALK PODCAST: Celebrating Red Auerbach's 100th Birthday
In this week's special episode of "Celtics Talk," we celebrate what would have been the 100th birthday of the legendary Arnold "Red" Auerbach.
BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: What's going on between Patriots, Butler?
So what does it mean when Bill Belichick praises defensive backs Jonathan Jones and Eric Rowe but not Malcolm Butler? Tom E. Curran, Michael Holley, Tom Giles and Kayce Smith discuss.
Drellich: More power to less powerful Sox
It's fitting that on a night when MLB set a record for most home runs in a season, the punchless Red Sox win an extra-inning game without an RBI.
Czarnik puts on a show vs. Red Wings
Joe Haggerty hands out his superlatives following the Bruins' 4-2 exhibition victory over the Detroit Red Wings
Brown ready to embrace role with new-look C's
The changes in the Celtics' roster this offseason may mean changes in the way they use Jaylen Brown.
Who fills out starting lineup? Pick two
Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward and Al Horford are locks, but who will join them as Celtics starters? Here are a few options.
McCourty on Butler: 'Let's all just chill'
Is a storm brewing between Malcolm Butler and the Patriots? Devin McCourty says everyone needs to 'chill' with the speculation.
Florio: No farewell tour for Brady
Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio says Tom Brady won't have a farewell tour because he doesn't want anyone to know when his final year will be.
Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand (right) and Carolina Hurricanes' Jay McClement take a face-off.
Marchand: Face-off rule ‘an absolute joke’
Brad Marchand isn’t loving the emphasis on enforcing face-off violations: 'Basically you have to be a statue . . . There are ways to make the game better, but this isn’t one of them.'  
Price going through ‘trial-and-error process’
David Price tells the Washington Post he’d rather start than relieve. But he also says he's kept pitching when others would’ve packed it in because 'I just want to help these guys win.'
Giardi: Listen to Belichick and it’s clear: Malcolm Butler is on notice
Malcolm Butler didn’t start Sunday because the Patriots believe he’s not given them his best. You could hear that in what Bill Belichick and Matt Patricia said Tuesday.  
30 teams in 30 days: Have Mavs gotten Dirk enough help?
The Dallas Mavericks look to bounce back from a 33-49 season by surrounding Dirk Nowitzki, 39, with an improved supporting cast.
Former Boston Bruins former Boston Bruins fourth-round pick Jesse Gabrielle.
Gabrielle showing some fourth-line swagger in camp
Former fourth-round pick Jesse Gabrielle scores a goal in the preseason opener and has plenty of confidence in his bid to bid a surprise addition to the Bruins’ NHL roster.  
Drellich: Relief at last from Dombrowski
Dave Dombrowski had a reputation for being unable to build strong bullpens. But -- as shown by the performances of Craig Kimbrel, Carson Smith, Addison Reed and others on Monday -- he's got one now.
BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Injuries piling up for Patriots
Tom E. Curran, Michael Holley, Tom Giles and Kayce Smith talk about the Patriots' win over the Saints, and discuss the injuries sustained during the game . . . specifically Rob Gronkowski's.
Perry's Report Card: Patriots vs. Saints
After a rough Week 1, Tom Brady and the Patriots might just be getting the hang of this. Professor Perry likes a lot of what he saw in New Orleans. Here's the good, bad and ugly.
Drellich: Abad could be playoff dark horse
The Red Sox left-handed pitching situation is one of the most unclear heading into the playoffs.
Breer: You can't trust Gronk to stay healthy for 16 games
Gary Tanguay and Albert Breer discuss Gronkowski's injury history and how it is tough to trust him to stay out on the field.
EX-PATS PODCAST: Is there a storm brewing with Butler and Branch?
Malcolm Butler didn't get the start at cornerback against the Saints. Is there a storm brewing between him and the Patriots, and is trading him still a possibility?
30 teams in 30 days: Spurs remain in title conversation out West
Instead of taking a step back without Tim Duncan, the Spurs continued to do what they do – win a lot of games and scare the bejesus out of any and every team they saw in the playoffs.
Can playoff heroics lead to steady job?
If Sean Kuraly peforms in camp the way he did in last year's Stanley Cup playoffs, he has a good shot to stick with the Bruins.
Gronk: 'It's nothing serious'
Rob Gronkowski tells reporters he didn't re-injure his surgically repaired back on Sunday, and that the groin injury that he actually suffered is no big deal.
Is it too early for Pats to trade for more depth?
Maybe some receiver can join the likes of Van Noy and Akeem Ayers as in-season trade additions that proved to fill a need. Week 3 might still be a little early for that, though. 
Thoughts, observations from first weekend
There’s a full complement of players in camp, no major injuries to speak of, and a brisk, fast pace that the Bruins hopping.
Curran: 'Shock and awe' to 'snap and ow'
The steady stream of injured players filing in and out of the Big Blue Tent gives pause about where things are headed for the 1-1 Patriots.
Tom Brady persuasive in his arguments to officials vs. Saints
The Saints defense had 12 players on the field. Tom Brady was sure of it, and he was going to make himself heard.
Belichick likes how Pats worked through communication issues
Despite some technical difficulties in Week 2, Bill Belichick highlighted his team's communication as one of its strong suits.
Cooks: 'A lot of respect' for former coach Payton
Many of Brandin Cooks' former Saints teammates sought out the Patriots wideout before Sunday's game, exchanging handshakes, hugs and a few words.
Giardi: A simple fix on defense
The Patriots simplified their defensive approach, to ease the mental burden on the players and allow them to play more free, and it worked.
Drellich: I'm not sold Price should be in the bullpen
Evan Drellich says on The Baseball Show that David Price would be far more valuable for the Red Sox in the rotation rather than the bullpen.
Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy (left) and former B's coach Claude Julien, now coach of the Montreal Canadiens.
Cassidy: Exhibition game vs. Habs, Julien 'not much of a storyline'
Bruce Cassidy doesn't think any hard feelings will creep into a game where players are just trying to get their bearings after months away from the ice.
Price passes first bullpen test
David Price pitches in relief for the first time since joining the Red Sox, touching 96 mph at Tropicana Field in Boston's 3-2 loss to the Rays. He strikes out two in a pair of hitless innings.
What will Patriots offense look like if Gronk is injured?
With injuries to Rob Gronkowski and multiple other receivers and running backs, the guys on Postgame Live discuss what offense could look like if they miss time.
Breer: Butler's situation with Pats "something to monitor"
Albert Breer talks about Malcolm Butler not being in the Patriots starting lineup against the Saints and how his situation with the team is worth keeping tabs on.
Felger: Team responded to Brady calling them out last week
Troy Brown says it is a nice bounce back win and Mike Felger believes the Patriots responded well to Brady calling them out last week.
Five quick thoughts: Pats back in stride
The Patriots take Tom Brady's challenge to heart, playing with enthusiasm and energy as they coast to an easy victory over the Saints.
Best and Worst: Patriots 36, Saints 20
Tom E. Curran highlights the best and worst moments from the Patriots Week 2 game against the New Orleans Saints
Marchand ready to pick up where he left off
Brad Marchand knows he won’t be sneaking up on anyone anymore after scoring 76 goals over the last two seasons, but he's not worried about heightened expectations.
Looking back at a banner career
Paul Pierce's message to those who follow him with the Celtics: Winning titles, as he did in 2008, is what matters for the most storied franchise in NBA history. 
Purcell hopes to rekindle NHL career in Boston
Teddy Purcell is hoping to come away with an NHL job with the Boston Bruins at the end of training camp.
30 teams in 30 days: Less payroll, more wins for Blazers?
It’s clear the Blazers believe less – as in payroll – is more in their quest to build off last season’s strong regular-season finish
Hogan on slot receiver role: 'I have to see what Tom sees'
Chris Hogan only had one catch in the Patriots' season-opening loss. He knows he'll have to do better, particularly in the slot.
Boston Bruins winger David Pastrnak talks to reporters on his first day at training camp.
Pastrnak keeping it real in his return to Bruins
'For me, it’s still hockey and I’m excited to be back,' says David Pastrnak as he returns to the ice with his Bruins teammates at camp.
Curran's Patriots-Saints preview review
What predictions did Tom E. Curran get right? Find out in his preview review of Sunday's game between the Patriots and Saints
Pierce on Irving: 'He's going to be the guy'
Paul Pierce is among those who believe that new Celtic Kyrie Irving is more than ready to step into the shoes as Boston’s main guy
Bjork, DeBrusk getting early looks in big spots at Bruins camp
Talented young forwards Anders Bjork and Jake DeBrusk are getting extended looks at earning top-six spots as Bruins camp gets rolling. 
McCourty: Communication needs to improve 'to give ourselves a chance'
It's a tall task for Devin McCourty and the Patriots defense: Bounce back from a disastrous performance by going on the road and facing Drew Brees
Forsberg: Let's slow down the Pierce-Tatum comparisons
Chris Forsberg explains why he wants everyone to slow down the Paul Pierce-Jayson Tatum comparisons.
30 teams in 30 days: Improved Nuggets face tough task in stacked division
The Denver Nuggets are better than they were last season when they just missed the playoffs. Still, getting past the rest of the tough Northwest Division will be a tall order.  
Patriots' defensive plan this week: Keep everyone on point
In the first Friday Bag of the season, Mike Giardi and Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss great interviewees, a battle of the bands . . . and how the Patriots can play better on defense this week.
Countdown to camp: Brad Marchand
Brad Marchand has risen from fourth-line pest to one of the NHL's best. Expect another stellar - and perhaps more disciplined - season from the Bruins' leading scorer.  
Haggerty: Paid up, now put up
David Pastrnak, 21, is getting paid like one of the elite, young players in the NHL. He's shown those skills. Now, he'll have to continue to produce.   
Cowher: 'I supplied Belichick with bulletin-board material'
Bill Cowher talks with Toucher & Rich about motivating players with bulletin board material, and how Bill Belichick used something against the Steelers
PODCAST: How Bruins and Pastrnak got a deal done
Joe Haggerty joins Boston Sports Tonight to break down how, seemingly out of nowhere, the Bruins signed David Pastrnak.
Gronk: Time to fight back
Referees rarely penalize defensive backs for manhandling the 6-foot-7, 265-pound Rob Gronkowski, and Gronk says he can't let that throw him off his game.
Drellich: Price in 'pen by chance or choice?
The fact the Red Sox don’t want David Price to try to start creates an open-ended question of management’s faith in a $31 million pitcher. 
Saints know they have to keep eye on Gronk despite quiet Week 1
If the New Orleans Saints think Rob Gronkowski is human now, Sean Payton isn’t acknowledging it publicly.
Burkhead 'comfortable' if needed in slot
Rex Burkhead seems like a logical choice to get a more expanded role in the offense, including some more playing time in the slot.
Pierce: Tatum's 'a mature version of me'
Paul Pierce doesn’t see Jayson Tatum being as good as he was scoring the ball when he came into the NBA in 1998. He sees him as being better.
30 teams in 30 days: Plan B for Jazz? Gobert the go-to guy
There's still some reason for optimism for the Utah Jazz in the post-Gordon Hayward Era: 7-foot-1 Rudy Gobert.  
Gillislee: 'Every time I get the ball, I'm trying to score'
Mike Gillislee is eager to make the most of his opportunities, but he knows there are times where he might be better served showing some patience.
'It's a deal both sides are happy with'
It's win-win for the Bruins and David Pastrnak: His holdout lasts about 45 minutes into camp and he and Don Sweeney come away pleased with his six-year, $40 million deal.   
Look for a healthy Bergeron to be back at the top of his game
Fully healed after offseason surgery, expect the Patrice Bergeron who's been the heart and soul of the B's to return this season.  
The Boston Bruins at training camp.
'Higher expectations' as B's open camp
With the David Pastrnak deal done, the Bruins opened training camp on Thursday with a goal of going beyond a second consecutive playoff appearance.  
Curran: An early dose of adversity
If we made a list of the non-Brady Patriots that New England could least afford to lose, Dont'a Hightower and Julian Edelman would have been in the top five.
Planner behind 'racism' banner speaks out
The group of five people who brought a banner into Fenway Park that read “Racism is as American as Baseball” were white anti-racist protestors.
Gasper: Someone is bugging Tom Brady on offense
Chris Gasper thinks that something or someone on the Patriots offense is bugging Tom Brady.
Brandin Cooks on Saints: 'There's no bad blood at all'
Brandin Cooks says he has no bad blood at all toward his former team, and he is still close to Sean Payton and Drew Brees.
New Boston Celtics Kyrie Irving (right), Gordon Hayward (center) and president of basketball operations Danny Ainge.
Now you see them, now you don't
The Celtics return just four players from a team that had the best record in the Eastern Conference, an unprecedented amount of turnover for a team so successful.
Spooner 'wasn't happy' with last year's play
Ryan Spooner didn’t know what to expect this offseason, and the speedy center certainly had his doubts about whether he’d be back with the Bruins this season.
Brady: 'Up to us to go do something'
It seems Tom Brady would really like to see people competing at about “hair on fire” level at all times. And he continues to intimate that’s not what he’s seeing.
Rotation? Relief? Price 'just wants to pitch'
The pitcher sounds like he wants to go the distance, the manager sounds like he has a different idea.
Carlo's success the model for Bruins draft-and-development system
Brandon Carlo arrived ahead of schedule last season and, at 20, should be a staple on the B’s back end for a long, long time.  
Remembering unusual circumstances of Butler's New Orleans visit
Back in March, the Saints were interested enough in Malcolm Butler to bring him in for a visit as a restricted free agent. But they were not interested enough in him to sign him to an offer sheet.
Curran: Same old same old
The Saints team the Patriots will face Sunday can pile up the points behind Drew Brees, but struggles to stop opponents from scoring on them.  
30 teams in 30 days: New faces have T-Wolves poised to end playoff drought
They're no longer the Timberpups. With the additions of Jimmy Butler and Jeff Teague to a young, talented cast, look for Minnesota to reap postseason success.  
Giardi: Pats offense is no laughing matter
The Saints looked dreadful on defense Monday, and normally would be no match for the Pats' offense. But Josh McDaniels and crew are still trying to find the right fit for all the new pieces.
Brandon Meriweather: Master of his Domain
Former Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather reveals an interesting fact about what he's been up to in his post-playing days on Toucher & Rich.
Payton on Cooks: 'There's not really an off-speed rep for him'
The amount of praise that Sean Payton heaped on former Saints receiver Brandin Cooks was significant. Great athlete. Great teammate. The kind of guy, it sounded like, that you might like to keep around.
Belichick proves once again that he loves good punting more than you do
It seems there is very little that Bill Belichick appreciates and respects more than a punter's ability to help his team win the field-position battle.
'It upped the respect level I have for him'
The Warriors' Draymond Green admires Kyrie Irving for stepping out of LeBron James' shadow and trying to 'make it happen' with the Celtics.
Studying Stanton may have helped Betts
There seems to be a tinge of Giancarlo Stanton in Mookie Betts these days, a tiny but nonetheless notable connection.
Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas.
IT makes clear his championship intentions for Cavs
Isaiah Thomas doesn't let a Twitter hater ruin his excitement over his appearance on the TV show, "Law and Order SVU."
Mayo: Pats should use Saints game as statement
Jerod Mayo thinks Sunday's game against the Saints should be treated as a message to the NFL that the Patriots are still the Patriots.
Haggerty: '0% chance Pastrnak goes to KHL'
Joe Haggerty explains why he thinks David Pastrnak won't be playing in Russia this year.
Quick Slants: Mayo thinks communication bigger issue on D than personnel
Jerod Mayo gives his reaction to the Patriots loss to the Chiefs, and breaks down what Kansas City did to shut down the Patriots offense.
Did Pats quit in the fourth quarter against Chiefs?
Gary Tanguay, Trenni Kusnierek, Phil Perry and Marc Bertrand debate if the Patriots gave up late in Thursday night's game.
Mayo on 2009 Pats' leadership and attitude issues
Former Patriot Jerod Mayo, who was a captain on the 2009 team, talks about some of the problems that team had with its attitude.
Drellich: Farrell goes to the hot hands
With less than 20 games remaining in regular season, career track records start to mean less to Red Sox manager John Farrell.
McCourty: 'Offense has always been able to adapt'
Patriots defensive captain Devin McCourty talks about the offense being able to adapt with different players getting injured.
Haggerty: Good start for Anders Bjork
With the hopes pretty high for 21-year-old Anders Bjork heading into NHL training camp at the end of this week, he obliged with a strong start at rookie camp in Buffalo last weekend.
Irving, Hayward share Kobe Bryant connection
Kobe Bryant helping the Celtics? His advice to Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward has boosted both on their way to Boston.  
Time to begin looking for solutions
If the Bruins want again reach the playoffs, they'll need a lot to go right. Some affirmative answers to these (and other) questions should help that happen.  
30 teams in 30 days: Westbrook-George duo puts Thunder back into West mix
Adding Paul George to MVP Russell Westbrook, plus a solid supporting cast, should have the Oklahoma City Thunder back among the West's elite.  
Belichick on Peterson: 'I have a lot of respect for the way that he plays'
Bill Belichick thought enough of Adrian Peterson to bring him to New England for a free-agent visit in the spring.
Look for Pastrnak to continue to produce once the Bruins pay up
With David Pastrnak unsigned and camp just a couple of days away, it’s down to a waiting game. How long can the Bruins afford to be without a key cornerstone of their future? 
James White gave away the Super Bowl MVP truck from Brady
On Toucher & Rich on Tuesday, Patriots running back James White talks about the Super Bowl MVP truck that Tom Brady gave to him.
Giardi: Pats need to manage Amendola
Danny Amendola's history is that he can't absorb a slot receiver's consistent pounding without breaking down.  Josh McDaniels needs to find a way to manage his workload.
EX-PATS PODCAST: What happened to Patriots vs. Chiefs?
Mike Giardi and Dan Koppen review the Patriots loss to the Chiefs, Brady’s comments on the team’s attitude, weakness of the front seven
Was the Patriots loss to Chiefs good for the NFL?
Our Boston Sports Tonight crew debates whether the Patriots losing to the Chiefs was good for the NFL.
Hagg Bag: Emptying the bag before camp
With training camps scheduled to open, there won’t be a lot of time for the carefree days of Hagg Bag mailbags until we get into the grind of the regular season.
Curran: Could take six weeks for Patriots offense to gel
Tom E. Curran says that after the loss of Julian Edelman, it could take the Patriots 6 weeks to find their groove.
James White: Loss to the Chiefs 'definitely stings'
James White joins Monday Night Patriots to discuss his thoughts on the loss to the Chiefs and what to expect from the Saints on Sunday.
Replacing Thomas and Crowder won't be easy
Statistically, the Celtics should be able to fill the void left by the trade of Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder. But replacing their toughness and determination will be a challenge.
David Krejci is at a bit of a crossroads in his Bruins career at 31 years old.
30 teams in 30 days: Booker, Jackson only reasons for optimism in Phoenix
Other than Devin Booker and Josh Jackson, Suns fans don't have much to be positive about heading into the new season.
Boomer Esiason on radio partner Craig Carton
Boomer Esiason talks with Toucher & Rich about his radio partner Craig Carton, who was arrested on four counts of fraud related to a Ponzi scheme.
BASEBALL SHOW PODCAST: Fister over Porcello in playoff rotation?
Lou Merloni, Evan Drellich, and Tim Britton debate what the playoff rotation should look like and discuss if Doug Fister has earned a spot over Rick Porcello.
Drellich: Do 2017 Red Sox = 2016 Indians?
The Red Sox are poised to enter the playoffs as the team no one believes in. The Indians proved that's not necessarily the worst position to be in.
'Time to get the band back together'
The rift between Ray Allen and his former Celtics teammates is well-documented, but it appears Paul Pierce is ready to put it to rest.
Breer: Hightower’s a 'ticking time bomb'
Albert Breer says that Dont'a Hightower can not be counted on to play in all 16 game because his body is a ticking time bomb due to injuries.
Bergeron happy to be injury free at last
Now that it’s all over, Patrice Bergeron will let on that last season was more than a little bit of a character-testing slog for the always dependable center. 
30 teams in 30 days: Fox leads new cast of characters in Sacramento
It’s a new season with a lot of new characters on a Kings roster that looks radically different than the one we saw at the end of last season.
Perry: What we had wrong prior to opener
After watching more than a dozen training camp practices, seeing four preseason games, and talking to players and coach Bill Belichick several times a week, there was still plenty we screwed up going into We
David Backes hopes for more consistency in his second season with Boston.
McQuaid feels lucky to avoid Vegas
Adam McQuaid was left out there for the taking by expansion Vegas but he's happy to be back with the Bruins.  
30 teams in 30 days: All eyes on Ball - and 2018 free agents - for Lakers
Rookie Lonzo Ball will generate excitement until the Lakers' pursuit of LeBron James and Paul George kicks into high gear.  
McAvoy has got all the goods, but there's bound to be a learning curve
One of the future cornerstones of the franchise, Charlie McAvoy's rookie season will be all about lessons learned, for him and the Bruins.  
Could Rex Burkhead help solve the Patriots shortage at receiver?
With Danny Amendola in the concussion protocol, Malcolm Mitchell on IR and Matthew Slater dealing with a hamstring injury, the Patriots could use some help at receiver. 
Curran: Andy Reid had unbelievable night scheming things up
Tom E. Curran explains that although he has many concerns on the Patriots after game 1, he thinks the Chiefs deserve a lot of credit for their scheme.
Felger: ‘I blame McDaniels approach more than Tom Brady’
Mike Felger thinks that Tom Brady was not to blame for the poor performance by the offense, he thinks the coaching is to blame.
Van Noy pleased with extension, disappointed in season opener
Friday was a day of mixed feelings for Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy.
Haggerty: It's time for Bruins forward prospects to step up
If last season was the year of the young defensemen through at the NHL level, this should be the year of the forward for Boston’s stocked prospect group.
30 teams in 30 days: Don't call it a rebuild for Clippers (but it is)
The post-Chris Paul Era for Doc Rivers and the Clippers means a makeover around Blake Griffin and Danilo Gallinari and perhaps lowered expectations.  
Looking forward, not back
Bill Belichick isn't interested in comparing the season-opening loss to the Patriots' 2014 blowout against the Chiefs. Or comparing any past Pats team to this one.
Is a Miller-McAvoy pairing ahead for Bruins?
Kevan Miller has reached a comfort zone with the Bruins, but there could be some challenges ahead this season.  
Curran: Some catching up to do
The Chiefs ran away from the Patriots in a stunning Opening Night upset, and New England's biggest problems weren't execution and communication. They were energy and commitment.
PODCAST: Chiefs upset Patriots in Week 1
Mike Felger, Charlie Weis, Dan Koppen, and Troy Brown give their thoughts and takeaways from the Chiefs pulling off the upset at Gillette Stadium
Brady says Patriots need to be better without Edelman
It would be easy to say that the Patriots missed Julian Edelman on Thursday night, but they did. 
Belichick: 'We've got a lot of work to do -- I mean, that's obvious'
Bill Belichick was none too pleased with what he saw from his team -- offensively or defensively -- against the Chiefs on Thursday. 
Brady: Patriots need to show better attitude, competitiveness
Do the Patriots have an attitude issue? Tom Brady called out his team on Thursday night for what he saw in terms of their competitiveness. 
Game Story: Patriots get shocked by the Chiefs
Our CSN crew breaks down the Patriots season opening loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Breer: Patriots had 'Rex Ryan gameplan' against them
Bert Breer and Rob Ninkovich break down why the Chiefs defensive gameplan was so successful against the Patriots
Troy Brown: Patriots problems 'are correctable'
Troy Brown says although the Patriots had problems on both sides of the ball, he thinks their problems are definitely correctable.
Koppen: 'This isn't the Patriots team that we are used to'
Dan Koppen says he is shocked at how the Patriots looked in their season opener.
Best and worst: Chiefs 42, Patriots 27
It was more like the worst and worse for the Patriots, who were outscored 35-10 in the last two-plus quarters in a stunning season-opening loss.
Five takeaways from Patriots-Chiefs: Big plays gash Patriots defense
The Patriots have long prided themselves on their ability to limit big plays. But the bend-but-don't-break defense shattered into pieces Thursday night.
Portnoy and Felger debate if Goodell won Deflategate
Dave Portnoy from Barstool Sports joins Mike Felger on Pregame Live to debate if Roger Goodell or the Patriots won Deflategate.
Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas.
Thomas: 'I’m going to get what I deserve'
As good as Isaiah Thomas has been, him getting that Brink's truck-like payday will hinge heavily on how quickly he returns to the floor
30 teams in 30 days: Warriors remain in league of their own
The rest of the NBA will again be chasing Golden State, who've added to the league's best starters by bolstering their bench.
Boston Bruins GM Don Sweeney addresses the media after the firing of coach Claude Julien.
Sweeney: Bruins, Pastrnak 'will find a deal at some point in time'
There's not much movement in the contract talks with David Pastrnak, Bruins GM Don Sweeney reports with training camp a week away.  
Our panel picks 'em: Patriots should prep Banner No. 6
Our CSN panel makes their NFL picks as the season opens tonight and it's unanimous: Another Lombardi Trophy for the Patriots. Plus, bold predictions, MVP choices and more.  
Cavs: 'Not going to put a timetable' on Thomas' return
Cavs GM Koby Altman said he didn't want to turn it into the "Isaiah Thomas hip press conference", but of course his health remains the big question for the ex-Celtics guard.
Isaiah Thomas on Brad Stevens: "He allowed me to be great"
Isaiah Thomas talks to A. Sherrod Blakely about his feelings about his former coach Brad Stevens, and how much he has meant to his career.
Getting ready for the game
The information you need to know to get ready for tonight's Patriots-Chiefs season-opening game at Gillette Stadium.
Is Spooner in position to succeed in Boston, or elsewhere?
Back at center, Ryan Spooner looks to put a disappointing end to last season behind him. Whether that happens with the Bruins remains to be seen.   
Crowder on transition being easier with Isaiah in Cleveland
Jae Crowder talks about finding out that Isaiah Thomas was part of the trade to Cleveland.
Brady's pregame Instagram video should pump up Patriots fans
Brady posts a hype video on Instagram that includes dramatic Super Bowl 51 footage, a lion and quotes British philosopher and writer Alan Watts. 
Cavs GM: "Our plan (for Isaiah) is a non-surgical one"
Cavs GM Koby Altman talks about Isaiah Thomas' hip injury.
Haggerty: Still a middle ground with Pastrnak
While there remains a sizeable gap between the Bruins and David Pastrnak in contract talks, room remains for compromise as camp closes in.  
Tom E. Curran's Patriots-Chiefs preview review
What predictions did Tom E. Curran get right? Find out in the Patriots-Chiefs preview review.
BST PODCAST: Previewing Patriots opener vs. the Chiefs
The BST crew breaks down the Patriots matchup vs. the Chiefs, Isaiah Thomas' Players' Tribune piece and more.
Drellich: Sox begin to define themselves
In roughly 24 hours, the Red Sox went from a two-run deficit in the ninth inning to winners of two straight games, one of them 19 innings, another a slopfest in a muddied Fenway Park.
Marcus Smart on losing Isaiah Thomas, gaining Kyrie Irving
Marcus Smart opens up about losing Isaiah Thomas to the Cavaliers, and bringing in Kyrie Irving.
Pedroia unconvincing . . . but humorous
Dustin Pedroia takes several backhanded shots at the Yankees as he addresses sign stealing in baseball, which he says was being done when he was at 'Douglas Junior High School'.
Stevens on Kyrie Irving: I think he can really flourish
Brad Stevens talks about newly acquired Kyrie Irving and how he will fit in with the Celtics.
Stevens: Isaiah's impact was special
Celtics coach Brad Stevens talks about Isaiah Thomas' Players' Tribune article and how special a player he was for the city of Boston.
Quest for perfection begins
Every week -- for as long as the Pats are unbeaten -- we'll take a look at the Patriots' schedule searching for where a potentially perfect season could be derailed. 
In Year 2, Backes wants to be 'a bigger factor'
David Backes, 33, changed his offseason workout regimen and looks to improve on an up-and-down first season with the Bruins.  
Is this the year Vatrano realizes his potential?
With the Bruins in need of players to claim top-six jobs on the wing, Frank Vatrano has the right level of talent and experience to seize the opportunity. 
Isaiah's Players' Tribune goodbye: 'It still hurts'
In a heartfelt farewell to the Hub on the Players' Tribune website, Isaiah Thomas writes about getting the news of the trade and how he "wanted to be the Celtics version of Brady and Ortiz."
30 teams in 30 days: Too many departures will keep Hawks grounded
The Atlanta Hawks are a far cry from the team that three years ago had the best record in the East.   
Heyman: "MLB should forfeit wins Red Sox have over Yankees"
MLB Network Insider Jon Heyman tells Toucher & Rich he feels Major League Baseball should come down hard on the Red Sox if the sign-stealing accusations are true.
Legitimate beefs or petty vendettas?
The latest Yankee complaint to MLB -- about Doug Fister sticking his mouthpiece behind his ear -- has Red Sox feeling Yanks are going out of their way to mess with them.
BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Big deal or gamesmanship?
Tom E. Curran, Michael Holley and Kayce Smith discuss the Red Sox being investigated for stealing signs from the Yankees and if this is actually a big deal or just gamesmanship between the rivals. 
Watching and waiting
Jimmy Garoppolo has learned enough and proven enough to have his own team. But that opportunity hasn’t come yet, and there’s no indication it will anytime soon.
Isaiah tells how he found out about trade
Isaiah Thomas posts a video reflecting on the events that have transpired since the Celtics traded him to the Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving
Curran: Ezekiel Elliott going down same road as Deflategate
Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension has been upheld by the NFL, and Tom E. Curran can see similarities between this and Tom Brady's Deflategate case.
Drellich: Escalation of Sox-Yank spitting game
The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees want to watch each other burn. What a wonderful spitting game to take in.
Merloni: Yanks' charge is 'garbage'
Lou Merloni says the Red Sox being investigated for stealing signs is garbage and petty and he would be embarrassed if he was Yankees general manager Brian Cashman.
Lil B The Based God blesses Brown, Celts
Lil B, who is perhaps best known for cursing and blessing teams and athletes, posted for a photo with Jaylen Brown Tuesday afternoon, after which he officially gave Brown and the Celtics his blessing for the
'Never thought any of this would happen'
Since becoming the Patriots starting quarterback, Tom Brady has graced the cover of Sports Illustrated 21 times . . . and that's a childhood dream come true.
30 teams in 30 days: Hornets poised for bounce-back season
One of the bigger disappointments a year ago, the Hornets are poised to improve upon last season’s 36-win club and compete for a playoff spot.
Matt Beleskey heads into the 2017 season with something to prove.
Tom Brady and Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots
Still nervous after all these years
Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have combined for nearly 60 seasons of experience in the NFL. But they still feel butterflies on Opening Day . . . or Night.
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola at training camp.
Oh, Danny boy
The Patriots have a variety of options, but there's one sure-handed option who stands out among the others -- Danny Amendola
Drellich: This isn't 2011 redux
Don't compare these Red Sox to the 2011 Sox that collapsed. That team should have been a juggernaut. This one's a good team that tricked people into thinking it was more.
Countdown to camp: Torey Krug
Torey Krug is an extremely valuable core member of the Bruins and a player who should just be entering the best years of his career.
Giardi: Patriots matchup vs. Chiefs intriguing to prepare for
Mike Giardi and Phil Perry preview the Patriots' season opener against the Chiefs, discussing why it will be an interesting, and difficult, game.
Perry: Odds seem slim Patriots keep Butler after this season
Phil Perry and Mike Giardi talk about Robert Kraft's comments on the negotiations with Malcolm Butler and the chances he remains in New England long term.
Drellich: Sox wise to give Sale extra rest
The history with Chris Sale is clear: he prefers extra rest. The Red Sox are doing that once again, and they're wise to.
Hightower: I'm good to go
Dont'a Hightower didn't see any game action this preseason, but he says he's ready to hit the ground running against the Chiefs. 
New Cleveland Cavaliers guard Isaiah Thomas poses with a fan in his Cavs hoodie.
Report: IT upset, but 'committed' to Cavs
Though Isaiah Thomas was upset to have been traded by the Celtics, he’s “fully committed” to playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers, reports.
Report: Boldin 'intrigued' about Patrots
Anquan Boldin reportedly has interest in playing with the Patriots, but would the Patriots be interested in him? 
30 teams in 30 days: Which Heat team shows up? Will Olynyk make a difference?
The Miami Heat recovered from a poor start and nearly made the playoffs last season. They bring back the same cast and add old friend Kelly Olynyk.  
Bruins burning question: Which rookies make team out of camp?
The Bruins are counting on young prospects to fill gaps in their roster. Here are five who could emerge later this month in camp.
Curran: What did trading Brissett tell us?
The Patriots will worry about the Tom Brady-Jimmy Garoppolo situation when it's time to worry about it. and the trading of Jacoby Brissett gives us no insight into how that will play out.
PODCAST: Reason to be concerned about Chris Sale?
Lou Merloni, Evan Drellich, and Rich Keefe discuss the career struggles from Chris Sale in the month of September
Breer: Phillip Dorsett is a ‘reclamation project’
Albert Breer and Phil Perry break down the Patriots acquiring WR Phillip Dorsett from the Colts for QB Jacoby Brissett.


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