Bob Neumeier has the headlines and highlights for Wednesday evening, including:
The Patriots and Ravens expecting the best of each other in Sunday's AFC Championship Game,
The Celtics looking for the seventh straight win when they play Austin Rivers and the Hornets,
Reports that there's been progress in contract talks between the Red Sox and Mike Napoli, and
Chip Kelly deciding to leave Oregon to coach the Philadelphia Eagles.
FOXBORO -- The Patriots took different approaches as the National Anthem played on Sunday at Gillette Stadium. Many, including safety and captain Devin McCourty, took a knee. Others stood and linked arms.
On the opposite sideline, it appeared as though every member of the Texans stood on the sidelines and linked arms.
Those joining McCourty on a knee included Stephon Gilmore, Malcolm Butler, Lawrence Guy, Johnson Bademosi, Alan Branch, Brandon King, Malcom Brown and rookies Deatrich Wise and Adam Butler.
Among those linking arms were Tom Brady, Phillip Dorsett, Cassius Marsh, Matthew Slater, David Harris and Dwayne Allen.