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New England Patriots fans Doris Pun Chong, left, and her husband Philippe Dudley, both of Panama City, Panama, shop for a Tom Brady jersey at the Patriots ProShop at Gillette Stadium before an NFL preseason football game between the Patriots and the New York Giants, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. Federal Judge Richard M. Berman overturned NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's four-game suspension of New England quarterback Tom Brady Friday morning. The league said it will appeal the ruling. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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,” said John Turner, of Montpelier, Vermont, as … 0

Patriots say they’re ready, with or without Brady

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — No matter U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman’s ruling, the New England Patriots are prepared to move forward with or without star quarterback Tom Brady. Brady’s fate will be decided sometime in the next few days, but until then the Patriots will continue to operate like the four-time Super Bowl champion … 0

Can anyone dethrone Patriots in AFC East?

Monday, August 31, 2015

NEW YORK — The AFC East got a lot more entertaining with one wacky, drama-filled offseason. Rex Ryan brought his bluster to Buffalo. The New York Jets cleaned house, welcomed home one of the franchise’s best players and saw their quarterback socked in the jaw by a teammate. Miami paid big bucks to … 0

Brady, Goodell spar, still no resolution

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell met Tuesday to discuss settling the “Deflategate” legal case but were unsuccessful, two people familiar with the case told The Associated Press. The failure to strike a deal after about four hours of talks means … 0

Patriots prepare for scrimmages with Saints

Monday, August 17, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Bill Belichick won’t spend any time on the golf course when the New England Patriots travel to The Greenbrier for joint practice sessions with the New Orleans Saints later this week. For the fourth straight year, the Patriots and Saints will participate in two joint practices … 0

Settlement discussions in NFL ‘Deflategate’ case continue

Thursday, August 13, 2015

NEW YORK — For a second day Thursday, lawyers for the NFL and its players’ union met separately with a federal judge to try to resolve their legal dispute over whether Commissioner Roger Goodell’s four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady should stand. Two hours of … 0

Brady starts as Pats fall to Pack, 22-11

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Tom Brady completed one of four passes before giving way to Jimmy Garoppolo, and the New England Patriots fell 22-11 to the Green Bay Packers in both teams’ exhibition opener on Thursday night at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. A day after appearing before a federal judge hearing the … 0

Brady, Goodell in court for hearing

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

NEW YORK — A federal judge put the NFL on the defensive over its four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Wednesday, demanding to know what evidence directly links Brady to deflating footballs and belittling … 0

Patriots eager to hit players dressed in enemy colors

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots are ready to hit players wearing other jerseys. “It’s always fun,” defensive end Rob Ninkovich said Tuesday, after the Patriots finished their final full workout before the defending Super Bowl champions’ Thursday night preseason opener against the Green Bay Packers at home. … 0

Judge pressures NFL, union, Brady to settle

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

NEW YORK — A federal judge took a peacemaker’s role Tuesday, urging New England quarterback Tom Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to find common ground to settle differences before he lowers the gavel on a controversy over … 0

Pats drop Flynn, sign Lindley

Monday, August 10, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Still unsure of the status of Tom Brady and with the preseason opener coming up, the New England Patriots released veteran quarterback Matt Flynn on Monday and signed Ryan Lindley to replace him as the team’s … 0

Belichick says long injury list linked to Super Bowl hangover

Sunday, August 9, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — There were 23 players missing from New England Patriots practice on Saturday when running back Travaris Cadet walked off the field with a trainer and kicked the ground in disgust. With more than a quarter of the roster injured, coach Bill Belichick believes the Super Bowl … 0

Amendola ready for bigger role with Pats

Friday, August 7, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Danny Amendola celebrated a one-handed touchdown catch at New England Patriots camp Friday by getting up and firing the ball into the stands. That’s worth a fine during games. Not in training camp. “It was just … 0