NFL has been out of bounds in its dealings with Patriots

Foxboro--07/30/15 The New England Patriots held their first day of training camp at the practice filed next to Gillette Stadium. Tom Brady wipes his head during the sweltering practice. Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki(sports)

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Tom Brady and the Patriots have made missteps, but the league’s actions appear to be petty and vindictive.


// Streaming his thoughts on Deflategate, Chris Mortensen, Larry Lucchino . . .

. . . also, Rick Porcello, Red Sox baseball ops, and the numbers game in Patriots training camp.

// Where could Red Sox turn for help in baseball ops?

If they decide to hire a president in that department, there are several veteran baseball men who would be viable candidates.

Alex Speier

// Will Red Sox change their management model?

The team is arriving at a time of altered front-office dynamics and at a period when it requires a reshaping of its roster.

// Red Sox’ Henry Owens rode fast track to majors

The lefthander, pitching Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium, has dominated at every level since breaking into the minors in 2012.


// Red Sox prospect Brian Johnson headed to minor league disabled list

The 24-year-old lefthander left his start for Pawtucket on Sunday because of tightness in his pitching elbow.


// Yoan Moncada shows progress and promise in Greenville

The 20-year-old second baseman is hitting .283 with 25 steals, but it may not be best to promote him to the next level yet.

Alex Speier

// Having the AL’s worst record could benefit Red Sox

The Sox have an opportunity to position themselves to hit the ground running on a number of this winter’s key trade candidates.

// Henry Owens to debut for Red Sox on Tuesday in New York

The 22-year-old lefthander had a 2.16 ERA in his last four starts with Pawtucket.

Dan Shaughnessy

// And then there were two

Larry Lucchino’s upcoming departure means John Henry and Tom Werner will have final say over everything Red Sox-related.

Atop Mt. Washington, N.H.- July 30, 2015- Globe Staff Photo by Stan Grossfeld- Four Navy SEALs and a Coast Guard member, descend Mt. Washington at the start of a reverse triathlon to raise money for Camp Sunshine, a year round resort for kids with life threatening diseases and their families. First they will run down the 7.6-mile Auto Road then SEALs for Sunshine team members wil lbike 83.4-mile cycle through Western Maine before swimming 3.9-miles to Camp Sunshine.

Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff

Servicemen go the distance for charity in grueling triathlon

Four Navy SEALs and a Coast Guardsman began their fund-raiser for Camp Sunshine by running down Mount Washington.

// Jordan Richards picking up Patriots defense

The rookie out of Stanford has been impressive early on at training camp.

Blue Jays 5, Twins 1

// David Price dominates Twins in debut for Blue Jays

The veteran lefthander fanned 11 in eight innings of three-hit ball in the opener of a four-game series between AL wild-card contenders.

// An uncertain line between fantasy sports, gambling

Thanks to a legislative exemption, daily fantasy games do not meet the federal legal definition of gambling.

// To play more than host at Deutsche Bank Championship, Tiger Woods has work to do

Woods, ranked 185th, must be in the top 100 of the FedEx Cup Standings to be eligible for the event at TPC Boston.

// Long snapper Joe Cardona juggles Patriots job, Navy duties

Cardona, the first US Naval Academy player drafted in more than 20 years, is rolling with the punches.

// Angela Ruggiero, Chris Drury headline 2015 US Hockey Hall of Fame class

Ruggiero and Drury are joined by Mathieu Schneider and Ron DeGregorio in this year’s class.

Kevin Paul Dupont

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