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Brady admires Watson's speed (0:38)

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady and Texans defensive coordinator and former Patriots linebacker Mike Vrabel chatted after practice.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady and Deshaun Watson catch up after practice.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Top draft pick Derek Rivers (third round, 83rd overall) went down on a kickoff coverage drill with a left leg/knee injury. Rivers remained down on the ground, was examined by the team's head athletic trainer, and then walked off under his own power.

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Stephen A. says Brady doesn't let you know he's coming (1:30)
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La Russa schooled Belichick on baseball (0:34)

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Indiana coach Tom Crean is at today's joint practice between the Texans and Patriots.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tony La Russa and Tom Crean are on hand today at joint practices as guests of Bill Belichick. In his morning news conference, Belichick shared how he's learned from both over the years.

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6hDan Szymborski

Breakout hitting prospects of 2017

Before he was mashing in the majors, Rafael Devers was exceeding expectations at the plate in the minors. We look at the Boston phenom and others who have outpaced their projections this season.

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7hCorey Pronman

Top 100 NHL prospects for 2017-18

Who are the top rookie-eligible players heading into the 2017-18 NHL season? An American-born Coyote and Canadian-born Islander both make the top 3. We rank them 1-100 here, plus the top 20 goalie prospects.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Andrew Benintendi on getting hit on the left knee: "It felt fine until I stopped moving for a bit. I think I could've stayed in, but we were up 9-0 at that point so John (Farrell) decided to take me out." Asked if he will be able to play Wednesday night, he said, "We'll see how it feels in the morning and go from there."

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Red Sox use big fifth inning to top Cardinals (1:07)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Andrew Benintendi's knee is sore after getting hit by pitch in fifth inning, but removal was "precautionary more than anything," according to manager John Farrell. Red Sox didn't feel need to order any tests, hopeful he will play Wednesday night.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox 10, Cardinals 4: Talk about a good old-fashioned rally. Thirteen Red Sox batters came to the plate and 10 in a row reached base during an eight-run fifth inning that featured no home runs, only the offensive efficiency of an assembly line. In winning for the 11th time in 13 games Tuesday night, the Red Sox churned out 15 hits. Xander Bogaerts finished with three hits, while Eduardo Nunez, Hanley Ramirez, Rafael Devers and Mitch Moreland had two apiece.

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Benintendi exits Tuesday's game

Red Sox LF Andrew Benintendi left Tuesday's game vs. the Cardinals after taking a pitch off his knee in the fifth inning. Chris Young replaced him on defense to start the sixth inning. Benintendi finished the night 1-for-3 with two runs scored.

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Leon knocks in two runs in Boston's big fifth inning (0:21)