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Patriots Notebook

Matthew Judon layers on the heat

The pass rushing specialist wears a full red hoodie under his pads and jersey throughout the sessions.


Rookie Pierre Strong Jr. ready to run when Patriots call on him

“He’s a little bit behind but working hard catching up,” said Patriots coach Bill Belichick. “I’m glad he’s out there.”


Cubs tell Jason Heyward they’re moving on without him next season, add Franmil Reyes

Heyward, who turns 33 on Tuesday, signed an eight-year, $184 million contract prior to the 2016 season but has batted only .245 with 62 home runs in seven seasons with the Cubs.

Patriots training camp report

Patriots training camp report: Defense rules the day in full-team work

“That’s just part of it,’’ David Andrews said of the offense's frustration. “There’s ups and downs of training camp."


Bobby Dalbec wants consistent playing time, but displaced first baseman just wants to win more

“DJ LeMahieu [of the Yankees] is a pretty big dude and he plays there,” Dalbec said of possible opportunities at second base. “I know Boston fans are used to [Dustin Pedroia], but I should be OK if they need me.”


Here’s how the Red Sox approached the trade deadline, a path that not even everyone in their organization understands

“Ultimately, we felt we came out of it with a stronger organization, and at least as strong and maybe a stronger big league club,” chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom said. “Even though it looks different.”


Harmony Tan still warmed by memories of her Wimbledon upset of Serena Williams

The 24-year-old Parisian will return to the court for the first time since her memorable Wimbledon debut to play in the Thoreau Tennis Open.

NFL Notebook

Ravens reach extension with star kicker Justin Tucker

Baltimore locked down its All-Pro kicker with a four-year deal.