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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 …

Taylor named Bills starting quarterback over Manuel, Cassel

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – Quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who goes by the nickname “T-Mobile,” got the call to be the Buffalo Bills’ season-opening starter. Though he’s never started an NFL game in four seasons, Taylor’s dynamic dual-threat potential trumped …

Williams into U.S. Open second round when injured opponent stops

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

NEW YORK – Even before Serena Williams set foot in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday night, her path through the U.S. Open to complete a true Grand Slam became a lot easier thanks to losses by other top …

Fisher Cats eliminated from postseason contention after blowing lead against Sea Dogs

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Portland Sea Dogs scored five runs – all unearned – with two outs in the top of the ninth inning to rally past New Hampshire on Monday night, eliminating the Fisher Cats (64-68) from postseason contention. Aided by an error, Portland (50-85) had runners on first and …

Ortiz hits career homer No. 495; Red Sox beat Yankees, 4-3

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

BOSTON – The big numbers are atop the Green Monster for everyone to see. It was only fitting that David Ortiz’s homer sliced toward a milestone that many are coming to see in a lost season for the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Dixon snatches IndyCar championship away from Montoya

Sunday, August 30, 2015

SONOMA, Calif. – Scott Dixon captured a fourth IndyCar championship by winning the season finale Sunday to snatch away the title from Juan Pablo Montoya. Montoya led the points from the season-opening race right until the final lap …

Fisher Cats rally to cling to slim postseason chances

Sunday, August 30, 2015

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats battled back from multiple deficits and got a bit of clutch hitting in the 10th inning when Jack Murphy doubled home the winning runs to down the Binghamton Mets, 5-3, Sunday. The Fisher Cats (64-67) avoided a series sweep and kept their playoff …