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Pedroia pushed out in ballot crunch?

When the last All-Star ballot update was released, Xander Bogaerts, Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and David Ortiz all appeared to be runaway selections to start. Which might mean that other Red Sox, like Dustin Pedroia, will get less consideration. Olney: Potential All-Star snubs (Insider)


What would Belichick be without Brady?

Dan Graziano attempts the nearly impossible task of separating Tom Brady's presence from Bill Belichick's brilliance.

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Sullinger rated No. 8 free agent

Kevin Pelton can see you scratching your head. Yet he presents a case for why Jared Sullinger should be at least this high on the list. NBA's 25 best free agents (Insider)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie of the Year odds (via @BovadaLV) not particularly bullish on Boston's Jaylen Brown.

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Patriots got a steal in Chris Long

After shipping off Chandler Jones, who's due for a hefty extension, the Pats signed the former No. 2 overall pick for a paltry $2.4 million. Now that's a bargain. Friendly contracts (Insider)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox dig deep into their depth and call up infielder Mike Miller from Triple-A and option right-hander William Cuevas. Miller, who was batting .256 with a .624 OPS at Pawtucket added to 40-man roster. Sox needed another position player after they were forced over the weekend to option infielder Deven Marrero in favor of an extra pitcher (Cuevas).

Leary on Red Sox fandom: I care, but don't really (0:50)
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Rangers still have Red Sox's number

Boston lost two of three to Texas over the weekend, lowering its record vs. the Rangers to 21-38 since the start of 2009. That's the Red Sox's worst record vs. any AL opponent in that span, ESPN Stats & Info notes.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

By Dave Dombrowski's count, there were maybe five teams that qualified as sellers a month ago, and the same five are willing to deal now, too. Otherwise, the trade market still hasn't taken shape.

Rangers strike early to top Red Sox (1:22)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Unlike after Clay Buchholz's previous start, Red Sox manager John Farrell wouldn't commit to the embattled right-hander making his next start. But Farrell also suggested there might not be a better internal option.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox fall, 6-2, and drop to four games off the Orioles' pace in AL East for the first time since April 12. Rough week for Sox, who went 2-5 and weren't winless but for the grace of a walkoff win Thursday at Fenway and an improbable ninth-inning comeback here Friday night.

Fielder's liner leaves park quickly (0:24)

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