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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2015, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12)  passes against the Indianapolis Colts during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship game in Foxborough, Mass. Roger Goodell will hear Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal, people with knowledge of the decision tell The Associated Press, Friday, May 22, 2015.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

AP sources: Roger Goodell will not recuse self from Tom Brady appeal

Friday, May 22, 2015

NEW YORK — Roger Goodell will hear Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal. The NFL told the players’ union on Friday that Goodell will not recuse himself from what the commissioner considers his responsibility of hearing the appeal, according to several people with knowledge of the decision. Those people spoke on …

Questions about safety hover over 99th Indianapolis 500

Friday, May 22, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — They call the Indianapolis 500 “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” for its high speeds, rich history, enormous crowd and the take-your-breath-away competition. This year, IndyCar is hoping the 99th running of the event won’t be a spectacle because of a serious on-track incident. Concern hangs over Indianapolis Motor Speedway after the …

IndyCar’s Derrick Walker survives tough week with endless questions

Friday, May 22, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — As Derrick Walker strolled through the Indianapolis Motor Speedway garages one day this week, he was stopped by an old friend. Roger Penske, like everybody else, wanted an update on IndyCar’s investigation into the safety of the cars. The topic isn’t going away anytime soon for Walker, who has been enduring …

Aaron Hernandez to be arraigned in witness intimidation case

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is set to be arraigned on a charge he tried to silence a witness in a double murder case by shooting him in the face. Hernandez’s arraignment is scheduled for Thursday in a Boston courtroom. He was convicted …

Hal Steinbrenner on A-Rod: ‘He’s been a great asset’

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

NEW YORK — Now that Alex Rodriguez has more home runs than lawsuits, the New York Yankees are happy with him. The 39-year-old began Wednesday with a .248 batting average following his return from a season-long drug suspension, …

Roger Goodell wants to hear directly from Tom Brady in appeal

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday it’s his responsibility to hear directly from New England quarterback Tom Brady in his appeal of his four-game suspension in the deflated footballs case. Goodell said he has not …

Roger Goodell mentions Germany, Mexico for possible games

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — A future regular-season NFL game in Mexico or Germany was discussed by NFL owners Wednesday. Commissioner Roger Goodell said both countries have reached out about hosting games, and there is “renewed interest” among the owners. The league is intent on expanding its international series, and …

Timetable for decision on teams NFL in LA could be moved up

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — Los Angeles might be in the NFL’s future sooner than anyone thought. The NFL could approve a team move to Los Angeles by the end of the year, with a club playing in the area …

Tim Dahlberg: In the end, the NFL cartel is what matters most

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tom Brady is on his own, cast off by an owner who figured out that being in the club that practically prints money is a lot more important than being loyal to one of his employees. Robert Kraft …

Rugged month has Helio Castroneves eager to chase 4th Indy win

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — The specks of gray in Helio Castroneves’ jet black hair tell one part of his legacy. While the Brazilian admittedly is on the back end of his career now, there’s one way he feels forever young: …

Owner: American Pharoah expected to race until end of year

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

NEW YORK — Win or lose the Belmont Stakes, Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah is expected to keep racing for the rest of the year. At least that’s the plan owner Ahmed Zayat laid out Wednesday after confirming …

Ortiz, Napoli homer as Red Sox top Rangers 4-3

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

BOSTON — Mike Napoli found a flaw in his swing on the cross-country flight after his difficult road trip. Then he sent a liner soaring into the left-field seats. Napoli watched video while flying from Seattle on Sunday …

Timberwolves win draft lottery, Lakers move to No. 2

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

NEW YORK — The Minnesota Timberwolves too often came to the NBA draft lottery and left in worse shape than they arrived. And when they finally ended years of lottery futility, it came from the spot where nobody …