Morning Sports Update: Brad Stevens says he’s hopeful Jared Sullinger’s departure will benefit him

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After drafting Jared Sullinger in 2012, the Celtics will be parting ways with the big man. Jim Davis/Boston Globe

The Red Sox win, Jared Sullinger will enter unrestricted free agency, and Sox prospect Yoan Moncada wins the MVP award of the All-Star Futures Game.

Brad Stevens says he’s hopeful Jared Sullinger’s departure will benefit him: “Obviously when we got Al, that made us make hard decisions. And the thing that stinks about that is having to move on and move forward, both for him and us. But he’ll do great. Jared’s one of the more talented guys being able to get the ball off the glass, and he’s got beautiful touch and he’s a good guy, and so I think he’ll do well. I’m hopeful this move will benefit him as well, and I think it will.” (The Boston Globe)


Red Sox prospect Moncada homers to lead team World to 11-3 win against team US: Shortly after Yoan Moncada hit a go-ahead, two-run home run for the World in the All-Star Futures Game, the Boston Red Sox farmhand found out that the Hall of Fame requested his bat to put on display. (Boston.com)

David Price says he ‘was never discouraged’ after recording first shutout with Red Sox: “I was never discouraged,” Price said. “I never lost confidence in my abilities. My coaches and teammates didn’t, either. I just have to continue to work and know that it is going to happen.” (RedSox.com)

Aly Raisman makes US Olympic gymnastics team: The three-time Olympic medalist, and Needham native, placed third at the team trials. (Boston.com)

Tom Brady and Justin Timberlake laugh it up at UFC 200:



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