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Patriots feel Stork is not dependable (1:18)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kelly Olynyk happy for Evan Turner but sad to see friend go. Why did they click? "His outlook on life was different than most people."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kelly Olynyk and Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca at Canobie Lake Park in New Hampshire today for annual Shamrock Foundation event.

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Pair of Patriots near top of #NFLRank

The Panthers also landed two players in the top 10, but Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski both finished in the top six. The question is: Who ranks higher? #NFLRank: 25-1

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Betts' power arm shocks Kiermaier at third (0:37)
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Buchholz looks sharp against Rays (0:18)
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Ortiz's single puts Red Sox ahead early (0:14)

ESPN Stats and Information  

Red Sox DH David Ortiz now has 98 RBIs this season. With two more, he would have the most 100-RBI seasons in Red Sox history. His 9 currently tie him with Ted Williams. Ortiz also passed Bobby Doerr and moved into 6th place on the team's all-time hits list.

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Looking ahead at the Pats' schedule

New England will hit the road for its next three games, traveling to Carolina and New York for preseason games before opening the season in Arizona on Sunday night.

Lineup: Red Sox (70-54) at Rays (52-71)

  • 1. Dustin Pedroia, 2B (R)
  • 2. Xander Bogaerts, SS (R)
  • 3. David Ortiz, DH (L)
  • 4. Mookie Betts, RF (R)
  • 5. Hanley Ramirez, 1B (R)
  • 6. Jackie Bradley Jr., CF (L)
  • 7. Sandy Leon, C (S)
  • 8. Travis Shaw, 3B (L)
  • 9. Andrew Benintendi, LF (L)
  • SP: Clay Buchholz, RHP
  • Daily lineups

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Brown is big for Patriots heading into 2016

As a first-round pick in 2015, Malcom Brown became a starter quickly. His mix of power and athleticism should make him a staple on New England's defensive line for years to come. Players who could have breakout seasons in 2016

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Is Koji Uehara's injury a concern?

Uehara has been out since mid-July with a strained right pectoral muscle, and there's no timetable set for his return. John Farrell has been able to mix-and-match setup men in Uehara's absence, but the state of Boston's bullpen is still muddled. Crasnick: Injury questions for contenders

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Brady working on his foot work in the pocket (0:07)
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Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

QB Tom Brady works on shuffling his feet in the pocket while absorbing padded-arm hits during practice.

Massachusetts High School Sports

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  • #RoadToGillette

    The 2016 high school football season is underway. Follow here for updates all across the Bay State all season long.

David Ortiz's farewell season

  • Chris Morris
  • 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.