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Sale picks up 10th win as Red Sox top Twins (0:59)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

While not one of the three finalists spotlighted at the award show, Brad Stevens finished fourth in Coach of the Year balloting. Stevens totaled 96 points with help from seven first-place votes but finished behind Houston's Mike D'Antoni (400 points), Miami's Erik Spoelstra (153), and San Antonio's Gregg Popovich (115).

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas finished fifth in the MVP voting. Thomas landed on 49 of 101 ballots and earned four third-place votes. Thomas finished behind only Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard, and LeBron James. Thomas finished one spot ahead of Steph Curry, who won the award in 2015 and 2016.

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Sale stifles Twins with nine strikeouts (0:31)
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Moreland goes deep for third straight game (0:28)
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Golfing with champions

Five-time champ and four-time Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady posted a picture of himself standing next to two-time champion and two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry on Sunday. Draped in Under Armour, which endorses both athletes, the two appeared to be enjoying their free time by playing a little golf. (tombrady/Instagram)

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Hayward could face tough choice in free agency (1:14)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley had the 10th highest voting total but missed out on a spot on the NBA's two All-Defense teams. Bradley, a first-teamer last season, didn't land one of the four available guard spots this year. Missing 27 games likely hurt Bradley's voting total.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Despite a role that was limited at times, Boston rookie Jaylen Brown landed on the All-Rookie second team. Brown's minutes were inconsistent at times as Boston won the most regular-season games in the East but he emerged as a steady playoff presence in his first season.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Avery Bradley on possible changes in Boston this summer: "I do know [the Celtics' front office is] going to make the best decisions for our team." Said he'll offer suggestions if asked but tries to stay out of the way.

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Power Rankings: Red Sox slip a spot

The Red Sox got right back in the mix at the top of the AL East thanks to the Yankees' losing streak; now it's up to them to take charge. Boston has lost six of its last 10 games.

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Who is the biggest threat to Brady's MVP chances? (2:30)
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A pitchers' duel at Fenway?

Monday night's Red Sox-Twins matchup appears like it could be a pitchers' duel at first glance, but Chris Sale's 4.37 career ERA vs. Minnesota is his worst against any AL team he's faced more than once, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Linebacker David Harris has been assigned No. 51 with the Patriots. His role/skill set is similar to former Patriots LB Jerod Mayo, who also wore No. 51 during his playing days. Harris was No. 52 with the Jets. A related jersey note: Undrafted rookie LB Brooks Ellis had been No. 51, but has been switched to No. 47 to accommodate Harris.