Gronkowski officially out against 49ers

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Gronkowski officially out against 49ers

FOXBORO -- Rob Gronkowski will not play Sunday night against San Francisco.
Hopes should not have floated too high after the tight end practiced Friday -- it was his first and only workout since breaking his forearm November 18 and undergoing surgery.
Defensive lineman Ron Brace and linebacker Tracy White are both sidelined with elbow injuries after being limited in practice last week. Brace also didn't play last Monday night against Houston.
The good news for New England is that cornerback Aqib Talib (hip) and Nate Solder (abdomen), who appeared on the injury report after the Texans game, will both be available against San Francisco.
The full list of Patriots inactives:
TE Rob GronkowskiDL Ron BraceLB Tracy WhiteDB Derrick MartinOL Markus ZusevicsDE Jake Bequette
San Francisco receiver Mario Manningham was declared "Out" for Sunday's game the night before. Former Patriots receiver Randy Moss will start in his place.
The complete 49ers inactive list:
S Trenton RobinsonRB Jewel HamptonLB Tavares GoodenG Joe LooneyNT Ian WilliamsWR Mario Manningham

Isaiah Thomas diligently studying film at midnight on Friday

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Isaiah Thomas diligently studying film at midnight on Friday

Isaiah Thomas appears to be channeling the New England Patriots' "No days off" slogan.

The Boston Celtics guard spent Friday night, in the middle of the NBA offseason, studying film. He was up past midnight to take a look at Boston Celtics' game tape, according to ESPN.com's Chris Foresberg, who posted a picture on Twitter of Thomas hard at work.

Thomas finished the 2016-17 season with 28.9 points per game, 5.9 assists and 2.7 rebounds in 33.8 minutes. He helped the Celtics earn the NBA Eastern Conference's No. 1 seed, and contributed a handful of clutch performances as Boston charged to the Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, who won the series, 4-1.

Jaylen Brown tweets his Drive-By Dunk Challenge

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Jaylen Brown tweets his Drive-By Dunk Challenge

Celtics forward Jaylen Brown joined in the Drive-By Dunk Challenge and tweeted a video that captured his thunderous slam.

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We're thinking that's not a regulation height rim.

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