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New England Patriots fans hold a sign that refers to Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the first half of an NFL 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 Brady Thursday morning. The league said it will appeal the ruling. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Judge sides with Brady on Deflategate; NFL appeals decision

Friday, September 4, 2015

NEW YORK – Tom Brady learned Thursday he will start the season on the field after a judge lifted the league’s four-game suspension of the star quarterback for a scandal over deflated footballs, saying he was treated unfairly by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The league quickly appealed. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman criticized Goodell for dispensing “his own brand …

Tim O’Sullivan column: Brady is free, as are Patriots fans to finally think about football

Friday, September 4, 2015

It was seven months of allegations, denials and opinions that were definitely overinflated. There were science-ish experiments with air pressure performed by media, fans and haters. Legal reports, days in court and sketchy sketches paraded one after the other. And after all that … nothing. The NFL spent more than $3 million and wasted more than three million hours of our collective lives …

High schools: Strong second half lifts Bow girls’ soccer over familiar foe Hopkinton

Friday, September 4, 2015

The Bow girls’ soccer team has kept alive its winning ways from its past two championship seasons. It would be a stretch, however, to say that the team has looked perfect in the early going. On Thursday, against a nemesis no less, the Falcons took a step toward recapturing that state title form. …

AL Central-leading Royals make deal to get Gomes from Braves

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

ATLANTA – Now that he’s officially on the move from Atlanta, Jonny Gomes is excited to be joining the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals. The Braves traded Gomes during a 4-0 loss to Miami on Monday night. He …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

BASEBALL Indians President Shapiro leaving for Blue Jays CLEVELAND – Indians President Mark Shapiro is leaving the club after 24 years to join Toronto’s front office. The teams said Monday he will become the Blue Jays’ new president …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Golf results The team of Bob Cormier and Ricky Bergevin Jr. ran away with a winning score of +21 points in the team quota format at the Pembroke Pines Member-Member tournament over the weekend. Justin Wilk and Cal Bisson came in second with a score of even points. …

Alabama’s starting QB will be … Bateman, Coker or Morris

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama’s first depth chart of the year doesn’t clear up the starting quarterback mystery at all. The top spot looking at the depth chart is inhabited by Jake Coker/Cooper Bateman/Alec Morris. In other words, one …

Fresh start for optimistic Concord High field hockey team

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Bonnie Proulx is living out one of her longtime goals. Now, it’s her job to help her players realize some of theirs. Proulx, who takes over the Concord High field hockey helm this season, longed to coach her …

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school field hockey teams

Sunday, August 30, 2015

High school field hockey outlook Merrimack Valley Division: II Coach: Kim Kenney (21st year) Last year: 8-8-0, reached quarterfinals Returning starters: Izzy Hoyt, sr., F; Grace Montgomery, jr., F; Raegan Baillargeon, jr., F/D; Jess Mulleavey, jr., MF; Madyn …

Ortiz passes Gehrig on HR chart, but Red Sox lose 5-4 to Mets

Sunday, August 30, 2015

NEW YORK – David Ortiz got a good, close-up look at the New York Mets’ young rotation this weekend and was impressed. The Boston slugger left his own impression, too. Ortiz lined his 494th home run and moved …

High schools: Deoliviera scores twice as Bow boys’ soccer team beats Fall Mountain, 3-1

Sunday, August 30, 2015

BOYS’ SOCCER Bow 3, Fall Mtn. 1 Key players: Bow – Victor Deoliviera (2 goals), Thomas Poulin (controlled midfield), Owen Molind (controlled midfield), Ben Guertin (goal, assist), Chase Chamberlin (assist), J.P. Merchan (strong offense), Chris Gallier (solid defense) Highlights/key moments: The Falcons allowed a goal 19 minutes into …

Serena Williams eyes first Grand Slam since 1988

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Ask Serena Williams what could prevent her from completing tennis’ first true Grand Slam in more than a quarter-century at the U.S. Open, and the response will not include the name of a single possible opponent. “Well,” she …

Sharapova pulls out of U.S. Open with leg injury

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Maria Sharapova is pulling out of the U.S. Open on the eve of the tournament because of a leg injury, the U.S. Tennis Association announced. It’s the second time in three years that the 2006 champion has withdrawn …