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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley has been named to the NBA's All-Defense first team.

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Proof that regular season records don't guarantee rings (0:44)
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Tedy Bruschi: If Warriors lose, they're worse than 18-1 Patriots (2:09)
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Pats' offseason nearly perfect

Though they shipped off Chandler Jones and have work to do on a few extensions, the Patriots impressed our panel with their moves this spring. Offseason grades (Insider)

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Big Papi doubles to bring home two (0:27)

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Red Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez left tonight's game with a contusion of the right big toe after being hit by a Jorge De La Rosa pitch. X-rays were negative.

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Fan makes crazy foul ball catch from upper deck (0:20)
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Jackie Bradley Jr. halfway to Joltin' Joe (0:25)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Jackie Bradley Jr. ranks 17th among regulars in "well-hit average" at .219 -- the percentage of balls defined as hit hard. Last year, his figure was .121, which ranked 219th of 311 players with at least 250 PAs.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Three innings into tonight's Boston-Colorado game, Jackie Bradley Jr. has a double and an infield hit. His 28-game hitting streak ties him with Wade Boggs for the fifth longest in franchise history. Bradley's next target: Johnny Damon, who hit safely in 29 straight games in 2005.

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Goodell 'not focused' on Brady's appeal (0:51)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Dave Dombrowski on reliever Carson Smith, who will miss the rest of the season after undergoing Tommy John elbow surgery: "We had medical information. We thought he'd be fine." Dombrowski nevertheless acknowledged that Smith's "unusual delivery" makes him "more apt" for injury.

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