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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2015, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds up the game ball after an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Foxborough, Mass. Brady can suit up for his team's season opener after a judge erased his four-game suspension for "Deflategate."(AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Deflate that, Roger!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

NEW YORK — Tom Brady learned Thursday he will start the season on the field after a judge lifted the league’s four-game suspension of the star quarterback for a scandal over deflated footballs, saying he was treated unfairly by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The league quickly appealed. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman criticized Goodell for dispensing “his own brand of industrial justice” as he found multiple reasons to reject the suspension one week before New England’s Sept. 10 opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Super Bowl MVP has insisted he played no role in a conspiracy to deflate footballs below the allowable limit at … 0

Patriots Nation exults over ruling allowing Brady to play

Thursday, September 3, 2015

BOSTON — Patriots Nation is crowing after a federal judge on Thursday erased New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game “Deflategate” suspension. The decision rippled through lunchtime conversations among office workers, construction crews, tourists and others in downtown Boston and across the six-state region. “Relief’s a good word for it. Justice at last,” … 0

Wait, Goodell got it wrong again? Roger that!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

The day is coming when NFL owners won’t have enough faith in Roger Goodell’s judgment to let him order lunch. At his current pace, that won’t take long. Counting Thursday’s ruling in the so-called “Deflategate” case, the commissioner who staked his reputation on being a disciplinarian is now 0-for-his-past-five disciplinary decisions. In a … 0

Serena could face Sharapova in Open semifinal

Thursday, August 27, 2015

NEW YORK — Serena Williams could play an All-American U.S. Open. As she seeks the first Grand Slam since 1988, the top-ranked Williams might find herself competing against the past and future of her country’s championship hopes. A … 0

Porcello, Sox post 3-0 win

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

CHICAGO — Rick Porcello pitched seven sparkling innings in his return from a triceps injury, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 3-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night. Porcello and Chris Sale had nearly … 0

Pats seek improvement in third preseason game

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Bill Belichick is looking for some major improvement from the New England Patriots as they head to Carolina for Friday night’s third preseason game. “We weren’t very good on either side of the ball, or in … 0

Wayne looks forward to fresh start

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Reggie Wayne said he was talking to several NFL teams before deciding to sign a one-year contract with the New England Patriots. “There were a lot of serious calls, from some good teams, but I felt like this was the best place,” Wayne said Tuesday before … 0

‘Deflategate’ talks go on as lawyers try to win over judge

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

NEW YORK — Even as negotiations aimed at settling the NFL’s “Deflategate” scandal drag on, lawyers are seeking every legal advantage in a quest to win over a federal judge. Repeating arguments they made at a hearing one week ago, lawyers for the league, the players’ union and … 0

IndyCar heads to finale reeling from Wilson loss

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

When Tony Kanaan arrived home following the IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway, his wife asked him why he continued to race in a series that has such high risk. Justin Wilson had been airlifted out of the track earlier that day after being hit in the head with … 0

Patriots welcome vet Colts wideout Wayne

Monday, August 24, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — New England Patriots players are looking forward to having veteran wide receiver and former rival Reggie Wayne on their team. “He’s a good player. He’s played at a high level for a long time,” fellow receiver Danny Amendola said Monday. “He played on some other good … 0

Garoppolo rallies Patriots to 26-24 win

Sunday, August 23, 2015

NEW ORLEANS — Saints receiver Brandin Cooks looks ready to fulfill the promise he showed as a rookie last season before smashing his hand on a helmet. Cooks caught all four passes thrown his way for 117 yards, … 0

Royals rally past Red Sox with four-run ninth, 8-6

Sunday, August 23, 2015

BOSTON — Boston’s Junichi Tazawa found out the hard way that life as closer can have its lousy days. Tazawa gave up four runs and six hits in the ninth inning as the Kansas City Royals rallied for … 0

Red Sox smack Royals

Friday, August 21, 2015

BOSTON — Johnny Cueto had his worst start since coming to Kansas City just before the trading deadline, and the Boston Red Sox beat the AL Central-leading Royals 7-2 on Friday night to send them to their second … 0