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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady passes during an NFL football training camp in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Fired-up Tom Brady talks trash, celebrates at Patriots camp

Sunday, August 2, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady trash-talked to Super Bowl star Malcolm Butler. He celebrated a second-team touchdown on a goal-line drill by raising his arms and hollering. Sure, Brady’s impending four-game suspension and upcoming court case continue to dominate NFL headlines. But inside the New England Patriots’ training camp bubble, Brady is as popular, competitive and focused as ever. “Man, he’s …

Patriots circle wagons in camp and focus on football

Friday, July 31, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots say they have more to worry about during training camp than the status of their star quarterback’s lawsuit against the NFL and the team’s image around the league. The defending Super Bowl champions are trying to replace Vince Wilfork on the defensive line and Darrelle Revis and …

Judge orders Roger Goodell, Tom Brady appear in court Aug. 12, 19

Friday, July 31, 2015

NEW YORK — The federal judge handling Tom Brady’s attempt to overturn his four-game suspension ordered the New England quarterback and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to appear in court twice in mid-August. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman told the sides Friday he had scheduled conferences Aug. 12 and 19 “with your principles …

AP sources: NFL close to new football inspection rules

Monday, July 27, 2015

The NFL is preparing to send out instructions to game officials and teams explaining new rules for inspecting footballs. Two people familiar with the league’s plans tell The Associated Press on Monday that proper inflation of the footballs will be documented as part of the new policy. But …

AP source: Union offered NFL settlement on Tom Brady suspension

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The players’ union proposed a settlement on Tom Brady’s four-game suspension last week that was “met with silence” by the NFL, a person familiar with the proposal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the NFL Players Association’s offer was confidential. There …

NFLPA promises action if suspension isn’t lifted for Patriots QB Brady

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

It’s been nearly a month since Tom Brady appealed his four-game Deflategate suspension, and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has yet to announce whether he will uphold or modify the four-time Super Bowl winner’s punishment. Speaking on NBC Sports …

Tom Brady waiting for Roger Goodell decision after 10-hour hearing

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — It’s back to the waiting game for Tom Brady. After making his case in a 10-hour hearing, Brady’s fate is in the hands of Roger Goodell. Just when the NFL commissioner will announce his decision to …

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s appeal hearing ends after 10 hours

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

NEW YORK — After a 10-hour hearing, Tom Brady now must wait to find out if his appeal of a four-game suspension carried any weight with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Brady was suspended by the league for his …

Tom Brady’s legacy faces next step in appeal to Goodell

Saturday, June 20, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady grew from a sixth-round draft choice into one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history. Off the field, he’s a celebrity with a supermodel wife and lucrative marketing deals. All that has made the …

Pats defenders line up to replace departing Wilfork

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — For a day, at least, Vince Wilfork was with the Patriots again, to collect a Super Bowl ring at the home of team owner Robert Kraft. His presence at the celebration served as an immediate reminder that the leader won’t be in Foxborough this coming …

Matt Flynn has lots to learn as new Patriots backup QB

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Matt Flynn is back at the stadium where he made his first NFL start. He’s not focusing on making another in place of Tom Brady. Flynn practiced with the New England Patriots on the first day …

Lawyer: Aaron Hernandez juror may have been ‘untruthful’

Monday, June 15, 2015

FALL RIVER (AP) — A lawyer for Aaron Hernandez has told a judge he’s concerned one of the jurors who convicted the former New England Patriots star tight end of murder may have been “untruthful” during jury selection. …

Briefs: Brandon Spikes, ex-Patriots linebacker, cited in hit-and-run crash

Friday, June 12, 2015

BOSTON — Former New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes was cited by state police Friday for rear-ending another vehicle on a Massachusetts highway then leaving the scene. Spikes, 27, is accused of leaving the scene of an accident …