Celts give Brown deal worth up to $115M

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BOSTON (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the Boston Celtics have signed forward Jaylen Brown to a four-year contract extension that could pay him as much as $115 million.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Monday because the deal had not yet been announced. The $115 million includes incentives, the person said.

The deal was first reported by ESPN.

Patriots visit Jets seeking 7-0 start

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The New York Jets look a bit different, though, from the team Bill Belichick's bunch beat 30-14 less than a month ago. And, it all starts at quarterback. (MORE)

Verlander to start Game 2, Greinke next

HOUSTON (AP) Justin Verlander will follow Gerrit Cole and start Game 2 of the World Series for Houston against Washington on Wednesday.

Zack Greinke will start for the Astros on Friday when the Series resumes at Nationals Park. (MORE)

Panthers sticking with Allen at QB

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Panthers are back from the bye week and Kyle Allen will be back at quarterback.

Coach Ron Rivera ended any potential suspense over his quarterback situation Monday by declaring Allen the team's starter when the Panthers visit the unbeaten San Francisco 49ers this Sunday. (MORE)

Spartans preseason No. 1 for first time

There isn't much Michigan State has yet to accomplish under Hall of Fame coach Tom Izzo, from Big Ten titles and Final Four trips to winning a national championship.

The Spartans can now add another milestone to the list: They are No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 men's college basketball preseason poll for the first time in program history. (MORE)

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