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Revolution fueled by defense lately

Although the season got off to a rocky start, New England seems to be putting it together after getting results in three of its last four games.

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Tom Brady's decision was monumental

It wasn't a transaction, but Brady's decision to accept his four-game suspension was still a huge one. As Dan Graziano writes, it will play a big role in the 2016 season. Moves with immediate impact

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Media surrounds TE Rob Gronkowski after the Patriots' first practice of training camp. Gronkowski drew some of the loudest cheers from fans.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

A feel for the media scrum around Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

One follow-up on LB Jamie Collins' absence from practice: I am told that he reported to camp Wednesday with the team.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

A look at the media crowd that awaits Jimmy Garoppolo after the first practice of Patriots training camp.

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Linebacker Jamie Collins (reason unknown) was a noticeable absence from the Patriots' first practice of training camp.

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Kellerman: 'Tom Brady is going to be a bum' (2:13)

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

How Bill Belichick divides QB reps will be closely watched in camp. On Thursday, Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo split reps 50-50 in team drills. Brady was first to play in 7-on-7, while Garoppolo took top reps in 11-on-11. At one point in no-huddle work, the fields were split and both QBs worked at the same time. Belichick said Wednesday that the team's priority is to get Garoppolo ready to go, but that Brady will be the starter upon his return in Week 5.

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Celtics splurged on second-round pick

Kevin Pelton was quite surprised to learn that Boston is committing $5.5 million over four years to guard Demetrius Jackson, the No. 45 overall draftee. That's the largest potential salary for a second-rounder this year. Rating latest NBA deals (Insider)

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David Ortiz's retirement tour: One last trip to Anaheim

David Ortiz's first home run with the Red Sox was against the Angels. It wasn't his only memorable hit against the team. We look at some others.

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Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater, who usually dons No. 18, is wearing 43 at training camp this morning in recognition of teammate Nate Ebner. A core special teamer who was third on the Patriots in special teams tackles last year, Ebner is pursuing his dream of playing with the U.S. Olympic rugby team.

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Jimmy Garoppolo is unflappable (1:20)
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A quick look at the bleachers filling up and the two fields where the Patriots will hold their training camp practices. Sunny, temps rising into the 80s, and music blaring as we await players.

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Riddick calls Belichick 'greatest coach of all time' (2:08)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Boston Celtics formally announced their flurry of recent moves on Wednesday, signing Gerald Green and draft picks Jaylen Brown, Demetrius Jackson, and Ben Bentil, while re-signing center Tyler Zeller. Bentil, the 51st pick in the draft, will have a partially guaranteed deal and will compete for a final roster spot. In order to process the moves, the Celtics renounced their rights to Gigi Datome, who is currently playing overseas after spending part of the 2014-15 season with Boston.

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Cabrera, Iglesias lead Tigers past Red Sox (1:06)
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New B's forward Backes throws out first pitch at Fenway (0:18)

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.