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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 …

It’s not over yet: What’s next in the ‘Deflategate’ mess

Friday, September 4, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Seven months. At least $3 million spent on lawyers – and probably twice that or more. Reports and responses and arbitration and …

Patriots Nation exults over ruling allowing Brady to play

Friday, September 4, 2015

BOSTON – Patriots Nation was crowing after a federal judge on Thursday erased New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game “Deflategate” suspension. The decision rippled …

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 …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Friday, September 4, 2015

NFL Broncos safety Ward suspended for opener DENVER – Pro Bowl safety T.J. Ward was suspended for Denver’s opener against Baltimore over a nightclub incident that happened more than 15 months ago. Ward was charged with misdemeanor assault and disturbing the peace for allegedly throwing a glass mug …

Jim Litke column: Wait, Goodell got it wrong again? Roger that!

Friday, September 4, 2015

The day is coming when NFL owners won’t have enough faith in Roger Goodell’s judgment to let him order lunch. At his current pace, that won’t take long. Counting Thursday’s ruling in the so-called “Deflategate” case, the commissioner …

Down two sets to none, Murray comes back to win at U.S. Open

Friday, September 4, 2015

NEW YORK – Before they stepped on court, there was nothing to suggest Andy Murray would have any trouble against Adrian Mannarino in the U.S. Open’s second round. Murray, after all, is seeded No. 3, owns two major …

ESPN pulls Schilling for next month after anti-Muslim tweet

Friday, September 4, 2015

BRISTOL, Conn. – ESPN said commentator Curt Schilling won’t appear on the air for the next month in the wake of his anti-Muslim tweet. ESPN said Thursday that Schilling won’t be on telecasts for the rest of the …

Fisher Cats close out home schedule with 4-3 victory over Sea Dogs

Friday, September 4, 2015

Blake McFarland pitched two shutout innings for his 15th save of the season Thursday night, securing New Hampshire’s 4-3 victory over the Portland Sea Dogs in the Fisher Cats’ home finale this season. Connor Greene (3-1) earned the victory, pitching six innings and allowing five hits, three walks …

Brady sits out after court victory; Giants top Patriots, 12-9

Friday, September 4, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Chris Boswell kicked four field goals and the New York Giants finished off the preseason with a 12-9 victory Thursday over the New England Patriots, who had already won a much larger victory earlier in …

Ray Duckler: McCann, UNH law professor, says Goodell’s decision was out of bounds

Friday, September 4, 2015

Read the judge’s 40-page decision and talk to a local legal expert, and you realize that Roger Goodell should have been penalized for illegal procedure. What else can we think? The NFL commissioner’s ruling, that Patriots quarterback Tom …

Judge lets Brady play, ruling against NFL in ‘Deflategate’

Thursday, September 3, 2015

A federal judge deflated “Deflategate” Thursday, erasing New England quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for a controversy that the NFL claimed threatened football’s integrity. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell went too far …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Thursday, September 3, 2015

NFL Former running back Phillips charged with killing cellmate BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips was charged with murder in the death of his cellmate at a Central California prison. Phillips is suspected of killing 37-year-old Damion Soward at Kern Valley State Prison in April. …