The Boston Red Sox begin a three-game series against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Friday. The Red Sox are 3-6 against the Yankees this season.
Of course, the Patriots have no shortage of tight ends. Visanthe Shiancoe is a more than capable target if either Gronkowski or Hernandez were to miss extended time somehow.
The United States took home 104 medals from the 2012 Summer Olympics in London to lead all nations. Five Boston area athletes helped the cause, led by three medals from gymnast Aly Raisman.
The United States won its fifth straight gold medal in women's basketball Saturday with an 86-50 win over France in the gold medal match.
The second round of the 2012 PGA Championship in South Carolina will begin at 7:20 a.m. ET. Keegan Bradley is set to tee off at 1:40 p.m. in a grouping with Martin Kraymer and Tiger Woods.
The United States expanded its lead in the overall medal count at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, winning 10 medals Thursday.
Dane Fletcher's season is likely over after he suffered a torn ACL while covering a punt during Thursday's preseason opener between the Patriots and the Saints.
Patriots linebacker Dane Fletcher left Thursday night's preseason opener against the Saints with an apparent knee injury.
Wednesday's schedule at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London features an all-American gold medal match in women's beach volleyball.
Kristin Armstrong gave the United States its 10th gold medal of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, winning the women's cycling individual time trial over Judith Arndt of Germany and Olga Zabelinskaya of Russia.