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BSJ Daily Briefing 07.27.17

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Good morning .. errr ... football? (Hey, why not? Our buddy Pete Schrager showed BSJ and the Boston football media some love the other day.)

One quick note: We'd love to show those Free Previewers what they're missing with the connectivity to us in the Live Q&As, but they are only available and visible to subscribers. Brian Robb thought it might be good to show you what the comment section is all about (and it's unlike any media comment section you've ever seen; ah, civility is grand). So he did his best here. Check it out.

And away we go, starting with the Sox completing their West Coast trip on a high note:

Chris Sale again showed why the Red Sox acquired him (unlike some other big-money pitchers on the staff) with a dominating performance in a 4-0 victory over the Mariners that halted a four-game losing streak.

Sean McAdam was all over it in Seattle:

Sale halts slide with another dominating performance

Rafael Devers’ first career hit was a 400-foot bomb that showed he might have staying power

Eduardo Nunez will help … but where?

Live coverage: Red Sox 4, Mariners 0

ELSEWHERE AT BSJ

Patriots

My column: Belichick, Patriots set to start camp with little drama

Chris Price was on the scene in Foxborough

Sources: When it comes to Branch, PUP placement no cause for concern

Continuity remains key for Patriots, coaching staff

Run game enters (another) new era with arrival of Gillislee, Burkhead

Patriots, Lions will meet for practice sessions in August

Podcast: Price talks BSJ and state of Pats with ‘Patriots Playbook’

Celtics

Brian Robb had a spirited Live Q&A with subscribers about all things C's

Bruins

Report: Spooner, Bruins settle at $2.825 million

 

WHAT'S ON TAP

9 a.m.: Chris Price and I will be at Gillette for the first practice of training camp. Make sure you check back for our Live Coverage post where we keep you informed about the big doings during practice. Price will be popping into the comments.

Noon: My comprehensive training camp breakdowns will be returning around this time.

Afternoon: Look for plenty of Patriots stories, and one each on the Red Sox and Celtics' recent signing (Shane Larkin).

Red Sox have an off day.

SITE NEWS

Just because I’ve been asked this a bunch: iOS and Android apps are in the process of being approved, and we hope to have them available by the end of the week.