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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox are calling David Price's injury "left elbow inflammation." The DL move is retroactive to Tuesday, so earliest Price could pitch would be next Friday (Aug. 4) vs. White Sox.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Porcello will start tonight for Red Sox. Lefty reliever Robby Scott recalled from Triple-A to fill David Price's spot on the roster.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox weren't in market for a starting pitcher, but worth wondering if David Price's injury will change that. Still time before Monday's trade deadline, but diminished farm system doesn't leave Boston well-positioned to jump into derby for Sonny Gray or other top available starters.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

David Price will, in fact, be placed on the disabled list, a major-league source has confirmed.

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Buster Olney talks to Jerry Crasnick, Karl Ravech and Paul Hembekides about what trades will come together, deals that have been made, the latest with David Price and more. Plus, Andy McCullough with some "Inside Heat" on the Dodgers.

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

If CB Stephon Gilmore makes plays like this -- breaking up a Jimmy Garoppolo pass in a goal-line drill Friday -- the Patriots will obviously be pleased.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Belichick described the absence of DE Rob Ninkovich from training camp as a result of personal reasons. The 33-year-old Ninkovich is not present at Friday's practice.

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Keep an eye on: The Patriots' situation at defensive end. Veteran Rob Ninkovich wasn't present at practice, while his projected top backup, Kony Ealy, didn't suit up for the session either. That had the Patriots playing Trey Flowers and Geneo Grissom as their top defensive ends. Rookies Derek Rivers (third round) and Deatrich Wise Jr., (fourth round) are also on the depth chart, but they have a long way to go to close the gap on others who have already been in the system. For all the talk about the Patriots having a loaded roster, defensive end looks like a potential spot where they are thinner than desired.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Best play: While this wasn't a particularly fast-paced practice with the highest level of competitive sessions within it, receiver Brandin Cooks showed his ability to get open in the deep part of the field by hauling in a high-arcing long bomb from quarterback Tom Brady for a would-be touchdown in 11-on-11 drills. Cornerback Cyrus Jones was in coverage, with safety Duron Harmon the closest player to help. The play came along the left sideline, and after Brady and Cooks hadn't been able to connect on a few throws earlier in practice, this one sparked a loud cheer from the crowd of 15,000-plus.

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Celtics working on two-way deal with Bird

According to the Boston Globe, the Celtics are working on a two-way deal with second-round pick Jabari Bird. The 56th overall pick in the draft played four years at California and put up 10.0 points and 4.0 rebounds per game in Las Vegas Summer League.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The story of Day 1 from Patriots training camp was the overflowing crowd, which forced the club to open the Gillette Stadium ramps overlooking the practice fields. The Patriots announced the attendance as 15,349. "Nothing surprises you with our fans," wide receiver Julian Edelman said. "It's certainly more than we had at my college games, so that's pretty cool. We always feel and love the support that we get here in this community."

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