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Boston's buying, and it's far from finished

Boston already landed starter Drew Pomeranz. But with the deadline looming, the Red Sox still need pitching -- and they're determined to get it.

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Porcello pitches way onto select list

Against the Twins on Sunday, Rick Porcello became the sixth pitcher over the last 50 years to win 10 of their first 11 home starts in a season, the Elias Sports Bureau notes. The others:

  • Dock Ellis (1971 Pirates)
  • Steve Carlton (1977 Phillies)
  • Frank Viola (1988 Twins)
  • Roy Oswalt (2005 Astros)
  • Ryan Dempster (2008 Cubs)
  • Adam Wainwright (2010 Cardinals)

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Who's next to join Hall of Fame?

Now that Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza have been officially inducted, it's time to turn our attention to the 2017 candidates. Will any of these sluggers make it to Cooperstown in their first year on the ballot?

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Phil Loadholt part of growing NFL trend

The Vikings lineman has called it quits after seven years, making him the 13th player age 30 or younger to hang up his cleats this offseason.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

Comparisons between the NFL investigations into Tom Brady (Deflategate) and Peyton Manning (HGH) are inevitable. One word sticks out to me from today's announcement on Manning. The league said it could find no "credible" evidence that Manning violated its policy for performance-enhancing substances. It begs the question: Was the evidence collected on Brady "credible?"

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Would a Sale deal involve Sox for Sox?

Jim Bowden remains leery of the AL Cy Young favorite being dealt. But if White Sox GM Rick Hahn parts with Chris Sale, Bowden sees Boston as the most likely landing spot. Top trade targets/best fits (Insider)

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Clubs talking with the Red Sox say they're still trying to do "something big." But for what high-end starter? Chris Sale? Sonny Gray? Mystery pitcher?

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Recently asked two AL talent evaluators about Red Sox top prospect Yoan Moncada's future position and got same answer: "Anywhere he wants." Dave Dombrowski doesn't typically regard any player as "untouchable," but indications are Moncada may be pretty close.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

As is regularly the case for the Patriots each year, with QBs and rehabbing players reporting for training camp early, Tom Brady is among those at Gillette Stadium today. The official reporting day for veterans is Wednesday, with the first practice Thursday.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

A few days ago, one AL executive said he had "no idea what [Chris] Sale would cost, but would think it would be off the charts." No sense around the league that anything has changed. Expectation is the White Sox aren't prepared to accept anything less than a massive package for a 27-year-old ace with one of most team-friendly long-term contracts, regardless of his disagreements with the team.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

The Patriots announced the signing of free-agent safety Vinnie Sunseri on Sunday. The 6-foot, 210-pound Sunseri was a 2014 fifth-round draft choice of the Saints who played in 9 games as a rookie before a broken arm ended his first year in the NFL. Then he missed the entire the 2015 season with a knee injury sustained in the preseason finale. In his senior season at Alabama, Sunseri tore his ACL, so injuries the last three years have added up. The Saints released him in April and he will compete for a core special teams role in New England.

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Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Patriots announce the signing of safety Vinnie Sunseri, a 2015 fifth-round draft choice of the Saints. He played nine games last year before landing on IR. Released by Saints on April 25. Patriots now have 1 open roster spot.

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That's Red Sox, not Red Shirts

Uniform design is back in the news following Chris Sale's apparent drastic actions before Saturday's White Sox game. Paul Lukas notes that Boston players weren't all on board when the Friday home alternate top was introduced in 2003. Uni Watch

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Bravo for getting Green back in green

Kevin Pelton likes the Celtics bringing back Gerald Green on a one-year contract. Counting both of Green's stints in Boston, this will be his ninth stop in 10 NBA seasons over a dozen years. Rating latest NBA deals (Insider)

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