BEN VOLIN I ON FOOTBALL

A non-padded practice isn’t ‘real’ football

Foxborough-07/29/2016-The New England Patriots held their 2nd day of training camp at the practice fields of Gillette Stadium. Qb Jimmy Garoppolo leads the team in warmups. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki(sports)

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The Patriots should be able to schedule 20-22 padded practices during training camp.

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If the Red Sox miss the playoffs, the last seven games could prove to be major missed opportunities.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/29/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/584449010.jpg Game 101: Red Sox at Angels

The second of four games in Anaheim features a pitching matchup of Rick Porcello vs. Tim Lincecum.

Nick Cafardo | On Baseball

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/29/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/6b618a25ba4e45789656d451e235d3f9-6b618a25ba4e45789656d451e235d3f9-0-10007.jpg Out west, things go south in a hurry for Red Sox

It was a shame the Red Sox blew a solid performance by David Price in the first game of their West Coast road trip.

Bill Belichick swears Tom Brady will be the starter in Week 5

The Patriots coach put an end to a reporter’s line of questioning in a hurry on Friday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/29/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/a5a391af14314f98b2b65519bcd0c15d-e10501754b924152844a116d9f5bde31-0.jpg Martellus Bennett enjoying early days with Patriots

Bennett is eager to learn, especially from fellow tight end Rob Gronkowski.

PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/01/07/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_mattp1_spts.jpg Jamie Collins back on field at Patriots training camp

The linebacker missed Thursday’s opening practice, but was seen on the field Friday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/29/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/tlumacki_patriotstrainingcampday2_sports794.jpg Friday’s Patriots practice report

Tom Brady went first in 11-on-11 drills, while Jimmy Garoppolo went first on 7-on-7s.

CHAD FINN I SPORTS MEDIA

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/04/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/kleinr_Patriots(1)_09-002.jpg Jerod Mayo brings a new voice to ‘Quick Slants’

Mayo has replaced Kay Adams, who left for a new program on the NFL Network.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/06/25/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/5fd325e4b4244a2389c0ace8af3c95e0-5fd325e4b4244a2389c0ace8af3c95e0-0.jpg Road success will pave way to AL East title

The Red Sox, Orioles, and Blue Jays have been just average away from home, and they all have more road than home games left.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/f684208ca49848d7899fd814bcce6392-f684208ca49848d7899fd814bcce6392-0.jpg As trade deadline nears, Red Sox personnel at ready

A number of front office and scouting staff are with the team in California.

United States' Aly Raisman practices her floor exercise Thursday, April 7, 2016, in Everett, Wash. Competition begins Friday in the Pacific Rim gymnastics championships. (Ian Terry/The Daily Herald via AP)

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Henrik Stenson waves to the crowd after his putt on the 18th hole during the second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J., Friday, July 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

Henrik Stenson vaults into lead at PGA Championship

The 40-year-old Stenson, who won the British Open this month, is looking for consecutive major titles.

BEN VOLIN I ON FOOTBALL

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/tlumacki_patriotstrainingcamp_sports088.jpg Tom Brady quietly goes about his business

For the first 11 of 16 practice periods, the Patriots were still Brady’s team.

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/tlumacki_patriotstrainingcamp_sports231.jpg Jimmy Garoppolo plays it cool on being Patriots’ starter

Garoppolo looks the part of a starting NFL quarterback. He knows this is his chance to prove it.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/03/10/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/3f1bac78de4c416a8f6ce6a61316e248-3f1bac78de4c416a8f6ce6a61316e248-0.jpg LeGarrette Blount healthy again for Patriots

Despite a left hip injury, Blount was the Patriots’ leading rusher in 2015.

RED SOX MINOR LEAGUE NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/28/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/kopech2-kDED--90x90@BostonGlobe.com.jpg Michael Kopech is about more than just velocity

The pitching prospect wants you to know that, sure, he hit 105 m.p.h. on the radar gun, but he’s a hard worker, too.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/10/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/lee_revs1_spts.jpg Revolution travel to Orlando City on Sunday

New England has never lost to Orlando City in MLS play, holding a 1-0-3 record.