BOSTON Teams

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected, Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel will make a minor-league rehab assignment Saturday for Triple-A Pawtucket. Kimbrel, who had minor surgery July 11 to clean up a torn meniscus in his left knee, is expected to start the game and pitch one inning. He will be reevaluated Sunday, and if all goes well, he could rejoin the Red Sox next week in Seattle.

Lineup: Red Sox (55-45) at Angels (46-56)

  • 1. Mookie Betts, RF (R)
  • 2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B (R)
  • 3. Xander Bogaerts, SS (R)
  • 4. David Ortiz, DH (L)
  • 5. Hanley Ramirez, 1B (R)
  • 6. Jackie Bradley Jr., CF (L)
  • 7. Aaron Hill, 3B (R)
  • 8. Ryan Hanigan, C (R)
  • 9. Brock Holt, LF (L)
  • SP: Rick Porcello, RHP
  • Daily notes

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Mike Scioscia ve a David Ortiz en el Salón de la Fama

El manager de los Angels elogia al DH de los Medias Rojas, en su temporada de despedida. Leer

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Peavy got 2013 champs to postseason

The '13 trade deadline was very kind to the Red Sox, who went on to win the World Series after aquiring Jake Peavy from the White Sox. Even though Peavy struggled in the ALCS, he helped Boston stretch its AL East lead from 0.5 games to 4.5 games in August. July trades that paid off in October

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Just how important is Brady's suspension? (1:05)
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Pats boast two top red zone weapons

Tom Brady might not be the league's best red zone QB, but he's pretty good. Meanwhile, Rob Gronkowski is virtually unstoppable inside the 20. Bill Barnwell breaks it down. Red zone analysis

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston College and Temple announce a home-and-home series, with the two teams meeting in Chestnut Hill in 2018 and Philadelphia in 2021. The former Big East rivals have met 37 times previously, and Temple is the former home of BC head coach Steve Addazio.

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Dion Lewis worth the risk in fantasy this season (0:50)
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How many points is Tom Brady worth?

On a per game basis, Brady's play is worth about 5.5 points per game, according to the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. Even so, New England is currently favored in three of the four games for which he'll be suspended.

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Bennett has classic response to Pats QB chemistry question (0:18)

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Patriots TE Martellus Bennett was asked if it's challenging to develop chemistry with two new quarterbacks. Quick with humor, Bennett replied, "I've dated two girls at the same time before."

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Brad Ziegler hits a rut

So effective in his first several outings with the Red Sox, Ziegler has picked up losses in consecutive appearances for the third time in his career (vs. Tigers on Wednesday, Angels on Thursday) and consecutive days for the second time in his career, ESPN Stats & Info notes.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

On QB reps at Patriots' second training camp practice Friday, Bill Belichick flipped the routine from Day 1 as Jimmy Garoppolo took the top reps in 7-on-7 passing drills while Tom Brady was first in 11-on-11. Each received the same number of overall reps in those drills -- 17 total.

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OTD: Bill Mueller blasts two grand slams

On this day in 2003, Mueller hit a grand slam from each side of the plate as part of a three-homer game against the Rangers. Since that day, the Red Sox have had the second-most grand slams in the majors.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Patriots fans at training camp just saw a glimpse of the intensity with which Tom Brady practices. After a pass intended for WR Malcolm Mitchell in 7-on-7 passing drills was swatted away by a staffer with a paddle, Brady ripped his helmet off with two hands and spiked it into the ground as the ear pads in the helmet popped out.

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Boston should trade for Ryan Braun (1:32)
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Boston finally falters in the ninth

For the first time in their last 68 chances, the Red Sox lost a game that they entered the ninth inning with a lead in. The Angels scored two on a Hanley Ramirez error to come back to win 2-1 on Thursday.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Rain doesn't keep fans away from second day of Patriots training camp.

Massachusetts High School Sports

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  • State Tournament Central

    Braintree is your Super 8 State Champion for the second year in a row. Re-live all of the spring state tournament action here.

David Ortiz's farewell season

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  • Big Papi's ballpark tour

    We'll be tracking Red Sox slugger David Ortiz's final major league journey all season long. Check back here for highlights, recaps and photos from his last stop at each stadium.