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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees to miss first start since 2006.

Drew Brees will be sidelined on Sunday at Carolina as the Saints will try to avoid falling to 0-3. Brees, who is recovering from a bruised rotator cuff in his …


NFL clears Patriots in Steelers’ audio interference

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The NFL says the New England Patriots had nothing to do with audio interference that rendered the Pittsburgh Steelers’ coaching headsets useless during the first quarter on …


Tom Brady throws 4 TDs to TEs in 28-21 win

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – It was as if Tom Brady never was away. Of course, he never really was, and with “Deflategate” behind him and the Patriots, the star quarterback was …


Patriots get to play football instead of talk about them

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots’ fourth Super Bowl banner will be unveiled at Gillette Stadium on Thursday night. The fans will have their first chance to shower quarterback …


Bill Plaschke: There’s still a stain on Brady’s legacy

The only thing worse than deflated footballs is an inflated celebration over their apparent irrelevance. Yet such parties were being thrown throughout New England on Thursday when a federal judge …


NFL notes: Reggie Wayne looking forward to fresh start

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 …


NFL preseason roundup: Brady plays, Patriots rally past Saints

Brandin Cooks caught all four passes thrown his way for 117 yards, including a 45-yard touchdown from Drew Brees, and the host New Orleans Saints raced to a 21-0 lead …


‘Deflategate’ judge says Brady suspension in jeopardy

Tom Brady might have reason to practice more intensely after a judge made clear Wednesday that the New England quarterback’s four-game suspension for underinflated footballs is in jeopardy. U.S. District …


NFL notes: Tebowmania sweeps through Philly

When Tim Tebow completes a pass or takes off running with the football, fans watching the Philadelphia Eagles practice cheer loudly and reporters quickly post about it on social media. …


Settlement discussions in NFL ‘Deflategate’ case continue

NEW YORK – Lawyers for the NFL and its players’ union have completed two days of negotiations with a Manhattan federal court judge over the deflated ball controversy stemming from …


Doctor says new rule might have affected Super Bowl outcome

The NFL’s new rule calling for a medical timeout when a player appears possibly concussed might have affected the outcome after a Super Bowl play involving Patriots wide receiver Julian …


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 …


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 …


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 …