Morning Sports Update: Bill Belichick says he doesn’t want to discuss Colin Kaepernick’s political commentary

Good morning, sports fans.

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick talks to the media after an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
Bill Belichick didn't want to discuss Colin Kaepernick's political statement. –Mike McCarn/AP

Bill Belichick says he doesn’t want to discuss Colin Kaepernick’s political commentary, Peyton Manning jokes at Tom Brady’s expense, and the Red Sox win.

Bill Belichick on Colin Kaepernick: ‘Not here to talk about political commentary’: “We’re really focused on what we do, getting ready for the Giants, improving out football team,” Belichick said. “Not here to talk about political commentary, ideology and all that.” (CSNNE.com)

Peyton Manning jokes at Tom Brady’s expense at the Rob Lowe roast: “You tried to take the air out of my retirement announcement so fast, you can probably get a job as Tom Brady’s ball boy.” (TMZ.com)

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David Ortiz, Mookie Betts are both age-defying MVP candidates: Ortiz and Betts, the Boston Red Sox‘s dual MVP candidates, represent opposite ends of the career spectrum. (ESPN.com)

Barkevious Mingo says Patriots are ‘stacked at every position’: “It’s very exciting [to be with the Patriots]. This team is stacked at every position. They’ve got guys on the outside who can cover. We’ve got interior guys who are holding gaps and linebackers that are hitting those gaps and making big plays, so I’m just excited to be a part of it.” (The Boston Globe)

Patriots place Tre’ Jackson on PUP list: Jackson began training camp on PUP, and he has not practiced with the team since camp kicked off. (CSNNE.com)

Koji Uehara could return to bullpen on Labor Day: The Red Sox could have Koji Uehara back in the bullpen by Labor Day, as the reliever responded well to throwing 25 pitches to teammates from the main mound at Fenway Park on Monday. (RedSox.com)

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