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NFL notes: Tom Brady testimony to NFL released

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 …


AP Pro32: Packers are preseason No. 1 in NFL power rankings

NEW YORK – With a healthy Aaron Rodgers ready to resume his pinpoint passing, the Green Bay Packers will start the season as the No. 1 team in the AP …


Cote: Tom Brady should accept defeat, serve suspension

It is easy to imagine that at some point late last year, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell looked back upon a scandalized season – one fraught by the Ray Rice incident, …


In Brief: Donald Trump upstages Hyo-Joo Kim at Women’s British Open in Scotland

GOLF: Donald Trump’s show-stealing arrival at the Women’s British Open in Turnberry, Scotland, Thursday upstaged Hyo-Joo Kim’s latest strong start in a major championship. The 18-year-old South Korean player was …


Patriots fight on, file lawsuit to stop suspension

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


Tom Brady’s future actions could lead to Patriots limbo

This isn’t over. Not by a long shot. Roger Goodell’s decision on Tuesday to uphold Tom Brady’s four-game suspension is not likely the end of the deflated footballs saga.


Tom Brady appeal hearing ends after more than 10 hours

NEW YORK – Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension lasted more than 10 hours Tuesday, ending in the early evening. The sight of Commissioner Roger Goodell leaving the league …


Senators push for end to military paying NFL to honor troops

WASHINGTON – The New England Patriots got $675,000 from the Army National Guard for honoring American troops, including a “True Patriot” program during a halftime show at home games. “Hardly …


NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will hear Tom Brady’s appeal

NEW YORK – NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made it official Tuesday: He will hear Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension. The league suspended the Patriots quarterback for his role …


Give and Take: Tweets of the week

@ mark_schlereth Response to Robert Kraft in regards to deflate-gate. As @JeromeBettis36 says If everywhere you go it smells like poop it just might be you @darrenrovell Consumers now rank …


NFL notes: Patriots won’t appeal fine or penalties

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft will not appeal the $1 million fine and loss of two draft choices the NFL penalized the team for its role in the use …


Give and Take: Tweets of the week

@JPBlanchette The Fernando Rodney Experience. Featuring Rickie Weeks. @JacobThorpeSR For perspective, the $1,000,000 fine’s percentage of Kraft’s net worth is 4x less than $50 is of a $60,000 annual salary.


Tom Brady’s lawyers threaten to head for courtroom

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady’s lawyers demanded that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell recuse himself from the Super Bowl MVP’s “Deflategate” appeal and threatened to go to court unless the four-game …


Tom Brady appeals suspension on deflated balls; Pats rebut NFL

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady appealed the four-game suspension he was handed for his role in using deflated footballs during the AFC championship game. The expected appeal …


Spokane fan raises funds to bail out Brady, Patriots

A Spokane man is the unlikely fan behind an online fundraiser that’s trying to raise $1 million to pay the Patriots’ fine for allegedly under-inflating their footballs. The fundraiser gained …


Commentary: Airing out grievances with Patriots

Tom Brady is right; this week’s report asserting that he “was at least generally aware” of a plot to deflate footballs for the AFC championship did nothing to tarnish January’s …


Grip on Sports: Air goes out of Tom Brady inflators

Thursday: When the NFL finally decided to release the Wells Report on the Patriots’ cheating, every deflated ball joke that’s ever been written was dusted off and thrown against the …


Patriots lineman enjoyed big season after cancer surgery

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Nate Solder was blindsided by the news. Cancer. He had just turned 26. At 6-foot-8 and 320 pounds, he was in excellent condition. Tom Brady depended on …


Give and Take: Tweets of the week

@ JPosnanski The deflated football report is longer than the “Investigation of the My Lai Incident” report. What is wrong with us? @Golfbybryan The only way to fix this is …


Tom Brady claims scandal doesn’t take away from Super Bowl win

SALEM, Mass. – New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Thursday night the scandal surrounding his use of deflated footballs in the NFL playoff last season hasn’t detracted in any …


NFL: Patriots likely deflated footballs

NEW YORK (AP) - An NFL investigation released Wednesday concluded New England Patriots employees likely deflated footballs used in the AFC Championship and that quarterback Tom Brady was probably “at …


NFL notes: Patriots part ways with DT Vince Wilfork

Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork said he will not be back with New England next season, ending an 11-year stay in which he won two Super Bowls and established himself as …


Super Bowl XLIX becomes most-viewed U.S. TV Program

Super Bowls draw massive television ratings regardless of matchups and game results, but it never hurts to have one of the most dramatic, controversial finishes in football history. So it …


Super Bowl champion Patriots welcomed by hardy fans and fresh snowfall

BOSTON – The New England Patriots arrived safely in snowbound Massachusetts on Monday night, following their dramatic 28-24 Super Bowl victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Arizona. The team landed …


Carroll on call: Nobody to blame but me

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Pete Carroll made the call. Malcolm Butler made the play.


Super Bowl XLIX: Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor brings the thunder

For all the bombast that rings from the Seattle Seahawks defense, it’s instructive that its captain is Kam Chancellor, who out of uniform comes off more as smooth jazz than …


Super Bowl XLIX: More than just Lombardi trophy on line for Russell Wilson, Tom Brady

PHOENIX – Russell Wilson is the next Tom Brady. Probably. The question is, does the torch get passed today or somewhere further down the line?


Super Bowl XLIX: Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski in a league of his own

Early in this Super Bowl week, Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll fielded a question about New England tight end Rob Gronkowski. “It’s interesting you should bring that up,” Carroll said, …


Wilson, Brady battle for legacy

When Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks won Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey a year go, their dominance and youth instantly got them branded as a dynasty in the …


Blanchette: Experience what NFL Experience leaves out

PHOENIX – One of the most popular features of any Super Bowl, other than charting Marshawn Lynch’s syllable output, is the NFL Experience.