When will Tom Brady break his silence?

Is it too much to ask for him to tell his loyal fans how he is feeling?

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 slips on the wet grass as he was setting up to pass. He lets out a big smile as he got up and passed. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki(sports) FOURTH IN SEQUENCE

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The two weeks Jimmy Garoppolo made a name for himself

A relevant evaluation of Garoppolo came in January 2014 at the East-West game and the Senior Bowl.


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The Patriots coach, now 64 and in his 42d year in the industry, always finds new ways to improve his team.

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Tom Brady was in high spirits, high-fiving staffers after passing drills and ribbing teammates.


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Defensive tackle considers this the first true practice of training camp.

Foxborough-07/29/2016-The New England Patriots held their 2nd day of training camp at the practice fields of Gillette Stadium. Coach Bill Belichick holds his morning availability with the media. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki(sports)

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.


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Former Phillies GM was busy last year dealing Cole Hamels to the Rangers.


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It’s safe to say the Red Sox are relieved they didn’t deal Bradley even though opportunities to do so in recent seasons were frequent.

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Drew Pomeranz is making his third start for the Sox.

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As the trade deadline approaches, the front office needs to determine if they have the needed depth.


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The Nationals acquired Mark Melancon, supplanting another former Red Sox closer, Jonathan Papelbon.


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BC has seen no fewer than seven players sign NHL contracts prior to entering their senior season this fall.

2016 Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 30: A large set of the 'Olympic Rings' arrive at the Olympic Golf Course on July 30, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

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As Olympics approach, Brazil is feeling the weight of the world

First Olympic host nation from South America is hoping star performances can shift attention from country’s turmoil.

Usain Bolt has never lost an Olympic final.

These athletes can make history at the Rio Games

Usain Bolt, the US women’s basketball team, and Michael Phelps are among those going for historic achievements.

Bob Ryan

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After covering 11 Olympics and growing to love them, I am troubled by them and by the way they have evolved.

Kevin Paul Dupont | On Second Thought

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The walkers (men and women) are highly disciplined, elite athletes.

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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Meet New England’s Olympians

More than three dozen athletes with connections to New England will compete in Rio.

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When to watch, who to watch, and how to watch. It’s all here.


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Only 37 players finished their round, and 10 others, including co-leaders Jimmy Walker and Robert Streb, didn’t tee off.

NBA basketball players Carmelo Anthony, from left, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James speak on stage at the ESPY Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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The activist athlete revived

Big-time sports stars, such as Carmelo Anthony, are putting their reputations and images on the line to speak out about what ails society.