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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Ryan and Pete Frates — Boston College connection remains strong.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons QB Matt Ryan catches up with Pete Frates, the inspirational fellow Boston College alum who started the "Ice Bucket Challenge."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

More pre-game scene at Gillette Stadium.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Fans in the club in the south end zone where the Falcons are warming up hang a towel from Super Bowl LI.

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WATCH: Rowe's long-range strike wins it for Revs (1:02)
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Mancosu levels it late for Montreal (0:53)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Patriots DT Joe Vellano, who has found a home with the Falcons, arrives for tonight's game on the second bus (6:05 p.m. ET).

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Carlos Beltrán sobre Alex Cora ser nombrado dirigente de los Medias Rojas de Boston: "Solamente son 30 trabajos en las Grandes Ligas, que sea un boricua que tenga ese trabajo, no solamente en Grandes Ligas porque en Grandes Ligas puede ser cualquier equipo, un mercado grande. Me siento orgulloso."

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Nemeth restores Revs lead 16 seconds in second half (0:52)
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Impact legend Bernier nets equalizer in final game (2:51)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Alex Cora se convierte en el segundo dirigente de Grandes Ligas a tiempo completo nacido en Puerto Rico.

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Fagundez nets opener for Revs after brilliant build-up (1:03)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Here is what Carlos Beltrán told me about Alex Cora becoming Red Sox manager: "I don't see it as a loss (for the Astros); I see it as a gain (for baseball). There are only 30 jobs in the Major Leagues, and a Puerto Rican having one of those jobs, not only a job in the majors because the majors can refer to any team, but such a big market, it makes me very proud. I know that Alex is going to do an excellent job. He's very prepared. We will miss him here, because of the way Cora is as a person, who communicates and relates so well to people."

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Brady arrives for Super Bowl rematch with Falcons (0:16)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots QB Tom Brady arrives at Gillette Stadium at 3:42 p.m. ET for tonight's game against the Falcons (NBC, 8:30 p.m. ET).

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

At the left turn into Gillette Stadium, some Patriots fans erect a sign for those entering tonight that brings back memories of Super Bowl LI. The Falcons visit the Patriots tonight (NBC, 8:30 p.m. ET).

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Alex Cora receives a three-year contract, plus a club option for 2021, to manage the Red Sox.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyrie Irving fined $25,000 for his profane outburst in Philly.

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The world's best teams for watching hockey prospects

Given how the hockey world is set up, one can find teams at all different levels that are loaded with prospects, from the top minor league farm teams to European pro clubs to the junior ranks to the NCAA. Here are 10 particularly notable ones for 2017-18.

ESPN Stats & Info

Passing marks for Pats through the air

Even if New England's pass defense has been disappointing, its passing offense has been nothing of the sort. At 326.5 passing yards per game, Tom Brady is on pace for 5,224 this season, which would be the fourth-highest single-season total in NFL history.

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For Atlanta, a comedown after SBLI letdown

The Falcons are averaging 24.2 points per game this season, 12th in the league and almost 10 points fewer than last year's NFL-leading 33.8 mark. Including playoff games, Atlanta scored at least 24 points in 17 of its 19 games last season.