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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

John Farrell spoke "at length" Monday night with Red Sox first base prospect Sam Travis, who will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL. "In the face of a lengthy rehab and surgery that's pending," Farrell said, "I thought he was able to handle it in as positive a manner as he could."

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We have round two of Warriors-Cavaliers following two years of Spurs-Heat. The Celtics and Lakers have provided the most frequent pairing of Finals opponents, including seven times in nine years from 1962 through 1969.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

With Jackie Bradley Jr. out on paternity leave, Rusney Castillo has been called up from Triple-A Pawtucket, where he was slashing .241/.302/.317 with eight doubles and one homer in 37 games.

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Bogaerts, Bradley combine for rare feat

Xander Bogaerts extended his hit streak to 23 games on Monday. He and Jackie Bradley Jr. (29 games) are the first pair of Red Sox teammates to have 23-game hit streaks in the same season since 1922 (George Burns and Dell Pratt with 23 each), per ESPN Stats & Info.

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Prediction: Some roster surprises for Pats

Mike Reiss has his eye on undrafted rookie RB D.J. Foster and free-agent WR DeAndre Carter as candidates to land spots with New England. Foster will depend on versatility, Carter on his ability in the slot. 100 NFL predictions

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Dear Pats, don't save seat for commish

Mike Reiss doesn't see Roger Goodell attending any Patriots home games this coming season following the latest in Deflategate. Reiss calls this the easiest prediction to make for the 2016 NFL season. 100 NFL predictions

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How will Pats fare when Brady sits?

Mike Reiss sees the Patriots going 3-1 with Jimmy Garoppolo during Tom Brady's suspension. But Mike Sando believes Brady will win his appeal and not sit out at all. 100 NFL predictions

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2016 Super 8 Baseball Field Set

The MIAA just concluded its selection for the third annual Division 1A "Super Eight" Tournament. Here are the eight seeds, and the first round matchups.

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Ortiz blasts a solo shot

Boston's David Ortiz hit a 394-foot home run in the eighth inning off Ashur Tolliver on Monday. The Red Sox slugger has hit a homer in three consecutive games.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Tough blow for Red Sox first base prospect Sam Travis, confirmed by the team to have a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. He will have season-ending surgery.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Steven Wright always believed he could pitch in the big leagues, but a 2.45 ERA and three complete games, tying him with Chris Sale, Clayton Kershaw and Johnny Cueto for the major league lead? "I definitely sometimes pinch myself like, 'Man, is this real?'"

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox have optioned reliever Heath Hembree to Triple-A to create a roster spot for lefty Eduardo Rodriguez, who will start Tuesday night against the Orioles.

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