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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

Cadet hoping to fit into Patriots’ backfield

Thursday, August 6, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Travaris Cadet says a 2012 joint practice with the New England Patriots helped him decide on his new home for the 2015 season. “I had a chance to practice here in 2012, even though I was a Saint then, but I had some inside looks and … 0

Gronk happy to have contract settled, ready to play football

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Rob Gronkowski was asked if he dances his way to the bank with a $4 million New England Patriots’ check in his pocket. “I guess so,” the smiling tight end said Tuesday, talking about his reworked contract that reportedly gives him $4 million of the $10 … 0

Brady ‘ Deflategate’ testimony released

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

NEW YORK — Tom Brady denied under oath to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that he tampered with footballs before the AFC title game, and investigator Ted Wells said in a transcript that he never warned the New England Patriots quarterback he would be punished if he didn’t turn … 0

Pat s circle wagons in camp, focus on football

Friday, July 31, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots say they have more to worry about during training camp than the status of their star quarterback’s lawsuit against the NFL and the team’s image around the league. The defending Super Bowl … 0

Pats open camp, try to ignore ‘Deflategate’ racket

Thursday, July 30, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Fans drove to Gillette Stadium past a booth selling “Free Tom Brady” T-shirts. Then, when they arrived for the New England Patriots’ first training camp practice on Thursday, they let the star quarterback know how they felt. Brady took the field to a boisterous cheer from … 0

Brady, Patriots shoot back at NFL

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady took the fight over his “Deflategate” suspension to social media and federal court on Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft backed the three-time Super Bowl MVP, saying “I was wrong to put … 0

Patriots fans defiant after NFL ruling

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

BOSTON — Patriots fans are steamed after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld Tom Brady’s four-game suspension Tuesday. In bars across downtown Boston, denizens of Patriots Nation expressed surprise and anger at the ruling while still holding out hope … 0

Brady’s future actions could lead to Patriots’ uncertainty

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

This isn’t over. Not by a long shot. Roger Goodell’s decision to uphold Tom Brady’s four-game suspension is not likely the end of the deflated footballs saga. Brady appears headed to court seeking to overturn the suspension, and … 0

Union offered NFL Brady deal

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The players’ union proposed a settlement on Tom Brady’s four-game suspension last week that was “met with silence” by the NFL, a person familiar with the proposal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the NFL Players Association’s offer was confidential. There … 0

Time for Brady to present his case

Monday, June 22, 2015

When Tom Brady’s appeal hearing kicks off this morning, key arguments will be about who ordered his four-game suspension and whether science supports the league’s findings about deflated footballs. The NFL says Commissioner Roger Goodell authorized the discipline that was imposed by league executive Troy Vincent, who signed … 0