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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots have informed veteran punter Ryan Allen that they are releasing him, a league source confirms. This means that fifth-round pick Jake Bailey, of Stanford, has won the job. Despite a strong performance in Super Bowl LIII, Allen was viewed to have longer odds to keep the job he's held since 2013, because the Patriots traded up to select Bailey. A right-footed punter, Bailey has a powerful leg, and will also assume Allen's role as a holder on field goals.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

The Red Sox released the following medical update on Chris Sale: "Dr. Andrews confirmed that Sale has inflammation in his left elbow and treated it with a platelet-rich plasma injection. Dr. Andrews also recommended a period of shutdown from throwing. Sale will be re-evaluated in six weeks."

What will Red Sox do next year with Sale? (1:01)
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6hJeff Passan

Sources: Sale expected to avoid Tommy John

Chris Sale will miss the remainder of the regular season because of a left elbow injury but is expected to avoid Tommy John surgery, sources told ESPN. He will miss the remainder of the regular season as he rehabilitates the injury.

Belichick plays coy with media on Gordon situation (1:03)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Josh Gordon, sporting a white backwards cap, joins his teammates for warmups.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

"We love Josh. I love Josh. I'm just glad to have him back," WR Phillip Dorsett says of Josh Gordon's return. "He looks good. When you haven't seen one of your brothers in a long time, and you see him, it's definitely refreshing."

Stephen A.: Belichick has a soft spot for Josh Gordon (1:47)

BBTN: Acuna's Effort, Sale's Injury, Cap Talk

Buster talks to Tim Kurkjian about Brian Snitker's decision to pull Ronald Acuna Jr., the severity of Chris Sale's elbow injury and the Yankees' ongoing feud with umpires (14:36). Plus, a quick interview with Anthony Rizzo (35:00) and "Cap Talk" with Todd Radom (38:02).

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2dNick DePaula

Who has the best kicks on Team USA?

Gregg Popovich has been described as the biggest star on Team USA, but how do his Nike Air Monarchs compare to Jayson Tatum's Jordan Jumpman Diamonds and the shoes of his teammates?

This Just In  

Red Sox manager Alex Cora said LHP Chris Sale will see Dr. James Andrews in Florida on Monday. He also said that LHP David Price (left wrist cyst) threw a bullpen session on Saturday and is scheduled to do another bullpen on Tuesday. The team will determine next steps after that.

This Just In  

New England WR Dontrelle Inman has requested his release from the Patriots, and the club has agreed to release him - Mike Reiss

Devers helps Red Sox pull away from Orioles (0:46)