Morning sports update: Martellus Bennett ‘most likely’ wouldn’t visit White House if Patriots won

Boston, MA - 10/18/2016 - New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett speaks during the Forbes Under 30 Summit at Faneuil Hall in Boston, MA, October 18, 2016. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staf Keith Bedford/Globe Staff

The Patriots and Falcons met the media in Houston Monday night ahead of this weekend’s Super Bowl

Martellus Bennett: I probably won’t go to White House if we win: Bennett, who tweeted early on Monday that “America was built on inclusiveness not exclusiveness,” was asked if he would visit the White House should the Patriots beat the Falcons on Sunday. (Pro Football Talk)

If an NBA blockbuster occurs, look for Celtics to be involved: “I don’t think any move of significance gets done before the deadline without Danny being given the chance to put his fingerprints on it,” said one general manager. (Boston Herald)


What are the stakes for Tom Brady and Bill Belichick in the Super Bowl?: I understand this is sort of a taboo suggestion to consider, heading down a path that few in these parts figure to be a likely scenario, but what if they lose? (

Super Bowl opening night was a bit more tame than usual: While media mingled with players on the field, 10,204 fans filled the stands to get a glimpse of their favorite players. (

Isaiah Thomas scores 41 for Celtics in 113-109 win over Pistons: Thomas came through again, scoring 24 of his 41 points in the fourth quarter as the Celtics held off the Detroit Pistons 113-109 on Monday night. (


At the Naval Academy, the ‘Belichick Collection’ speaks volumes: For generations of Navy players, and for Bill Belichick himself, Steve Belichick represents an iconic figure. (Boston Globe)