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Bedard’s Weekend Briefing 08.09.19: Patriots sparkle in Motown, Chris Sale dominates

Good morning!

A few random thoughts while I wonder when the 19-0 talk will start...

Time to hit the links...

PATRIOTS

Bedard: Just 1 preseason game, but Patriots showed potential for much-needed youth movement
BSJ Game Report: Patriots 31, Lions 3 – Defense (9 sacks) shows off depth
Patriots Notebook: Mayo passes playcalling test ahead of first game, stat check
FINAL: Patriots 31, Lions 3 – Tough catches, 9 sacks the story in rout
Patriots at Lions: Who’s got the most to prove and lose tonight, and what to watch for

RED SOX

McAdam: Fixing Red Sox rotation won’t be easy
BSJ Game Report: Red Sox 3, Angels 0 – Sale dominant over eight shutout innings

CELTICS

Understanding Bird Rights: What they mean and how they impact the Celtics’ future

BRUINS

Completed Q&A: Conor Ryan on Bruins/NHL offseason – 8.8.19

REVOLUTION

Soccer Weekend: A good chance for the Revs to restore order, a couple of interesting MLS tilts, and the return of the Premier League

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ON TAP

Today

1 p.m.: NFL — Patriots at Lions replay (NFLN)
1 p.m.: LLWS — New England Semifinal 2: RI vs. Conn. (ESPN)
2 p.m.: Golf — Northern Trust Open (Golf)
7:10 p.m.: MLB — Angels at Red Sox (NESN)
7:30 p.m.: NFL — Bucs at Steelers (NFLN)
8 p.m.: GYM — US Championships - Women (NBCSN)

Saturday

1 p.m.: LLWS — New England Championship: NH vs. RI/Conn. (ESPN)
3 p.m.: Golf — Northern Trust Open (Golf)
4 p.m.: MLS — Revolution at Sounders (NBC)
4:05 p.m.: MLB — Angels at Red Sox (NESN)
8 p.m.: GYM — US Championships - Women (NBCSN)
9 p.m.: NFL — Cowboys at 49ers (NFLN)

Sunday

1:05 p.m.: MLB — Angels at Red Sox (NESN)
2 p.m
.: Golf — Northern Trust Open (Golf)
8 p.m.: GYM — US Championships  (NBCSN)

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PARTING THOUGHT(S)

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