Top of the morning: Pats escape in OT; Sox officially get their man

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Top of the morning: Pats escape in OT; Sox officially get their man

Trenni Kusnierek of "SportsNet Central" wraps up a busy Sunday in sports in which the Patriots beat the Jets in overtime, the Red Sox officially landed their new manager and the Celtics wrapped up the preseason.

It wasn't pretty and they needed to go overtime, but the Pats escaped Gillette Stadium in Foxboro with a 29-26 victory over the arch rival Jets. Another fourth-quarter lead was blown and the victory wasn't sealed until Rob Ninkovich's forced fumble and recovery against Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez.

"Good to be 2-0 in the division 4-3 overall atop the AFC East," said Patriots coach Bill Belichick. "We know the Jets will be there in the end. I don't think anybody clinched anything today, nor was anybody eliminated."

The Red Sox, meanwhile, got their man as manager. Former Sox pitching coach and now former Blue Jays manager John Farrell is back in the fold. Farrell said in a statement: "I'm extremely excited to be returning to the Red Sox and to Boston. I love this organization."

And the Celtics wrapped up their exhibition schedule with a 88-79 home loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. The C's open the regular season Oct. 30 at Miami.

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Haggerty's NHL Power Rankings: So long, Wings' streak

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Haggerty's NHL Power Rankings: So long, Wings' streak

The Washington Capitals remain on top, but it's time to recognize the Red Wings' 25-year playoff streak that will come to an end this spring.