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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady answers a reporter's question prior an NFL football practice in Foxborough, Mass., Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. The Patriots will travel to Dallas to face the Cowboys on Sunday. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Pats will try to stop Hardy in Dallas debut

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Greg Hardy’s mouth is preceding his production. The Dallas Cowboys defensive end will return to the field on Sunday after serving a four-game suspension for roughing up his former girlfriend. His first opponent: The defending NFL champion New England Patriots, who are 3-0 under reigning Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady. And Hardy is looking forward to it. “I love seeing Tom Brady.” Hardy said this week, turning then to Brady’s wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen. “Have you seen his wife?” Hardy said. “I hope she comes to the game. I hope her sister comes to the game, all her friends come to the game. … 0

Patriots’ perfect start helps close the ‘Gate’

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

There had been a real possibility that Tom Brady would serve a four-game suspension to open this season in the fallout from “Deflategate.” That’s what Commissioner Roger Goodell wanted and it would have let the Dallas Cowboys avoid facing Brady this week. However, the courts overturned that suspension and Brady was declared eligible a week before the season began. And now Brady and … 0

Hicks’ arduous journey lands him with Patriots

Monday, October 5, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Akiem Hicks’ long and winding road has brought him to the undefeated New England Patriots. “I’ve got a little bit of a past,” said the 25-year-old Hicks, acquired from the Saints during New England’s bye week. “I went from school in Louisiana to school in Canada and then back down to New Orleans. “It was a process, but I’m happy with … 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

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

Saints WRs, Patriots DBs tested each other plenty

Friday, August 21, 2015

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler appreciated the chance to spend a couple days being tested at practice by record-setting quarterback Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints’ offense, even if there were moments when … 0

Silent Brady on the money vs. Saints

Thursday, August 20, 2015

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Tom Brady’s media blackout, purportedly on advice of lawyers handling the legal challenge to his “Deflategate” suspension, has left him unavailable to even discuss how the New England Patriots look on the football … 0

Patriots, Saints express mutual admiration at joint practice

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — The kinship between Bill Belichick and Sean Payton is apparent in the way they compliment each other, as well as the subjects they’d rather not discuss. They relate on matters ranging from winning it all to the awkwardness of tarnished reputations. Their franchises … 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