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New England Patriots fan Henry Moffly, of Boulder, Colo., shops for a Tom Brady jersey before an NFL preseason 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 New England quarterback Tom Brady Friday morning. The league said it will appeal the ruling. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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

Thursday, September 3, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Seven months. At least $3 million spent on lawyers — and probably twice that or more. Reports and responses and arbitration and appeals and even a college class in New England called “Deflategate.” And it’s not over yet. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman erased Tom Brady’s four-game suspension on Thursday, handing the four-time Super Bowl champion another …

Judge rules against NFL in ‘Deflategate’; league plans appeal

Thursday, September 3, 2015

NEW YORK — A judge let the air out of “Deflategate” Thursday, erasing New England quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for a controversy the NFL claimed threatened football’s integrity. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league will appeal. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman criticized Goodell for dispensing “his own brand of industrial …

Proposal to ban chewing tobacco at Boston ballparks approved

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — A ban on smokeless tobacco products at Fenway Park and other Boston sports venues was approved Wednesday by the City Council. Boston becomes the second city after San Francisco to approve such a ban. Los Angeles also is weighing a prohibition on smokeless tobacco, commonly called dip, chew or snuff. The council unanimously approved the ban proposed this summer by …

Saints receivers, Patriots defensive backs tested each other

Friday, August 21, 2015

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler appreciated the chance to spend a couple days being tested at practice by record-setting quarterback Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints’ offense, even if there were moments when …

Silent Brady stands out at joint Patriots-Saints practices

Thursday, August 20, 2015

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Tom Brady’s media blackout, purportedly on advice of lawyers handling the legal challenge to his “Deflategate” suspension, has left him unavailable to even discuss how the New England Patriots look on the football …

Patriots, Saints express mutual admiration at joint practice

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — The kinship between Bill Belichick and Sean Payton is apparent in the way they compliment each other, as well as the subjects they’d rather not discuss. They relate on matters ranging from winning …

‘Deflategate’ judge: No deal yet; hopes to rule by Sept. 4

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

NEW YORK — The judge presiding over the “Deflategate” legal case said Wednesday that he hopes to rule whether New England quarterback Tom Brady must serve a four-game suspension before the NFL season opener, though he urged a …

Tom Brady doesn’t practice day before hearing

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady wasn’t on the practice field with the New England Patriots on Tuesday, a day before the court hearing for the NFL and the players’ union. Both sides are due in federal court for the …

AP sources: Brady, Goodell meet but ‘Deflategate’ unresolved

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell met Tuesday to discuss settling the “Deflategate” legal case but were unsuccessful, two people familiar with the case told The Associated Press. The failure to …

Patriots prepare for scrimmages with Saints

Monday, August 17, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Bill Belichick won’t spend any time on the golf course when the New England Patriots travel to The Greenbrier for joint practice sessions with the New Orleans Saints later this week. For the fourth straight year, …

Tom Brady’s lawyers file more papers in suit vs NFL

Saturday, August 15, 2015

NEW YORK — Tom Brady’s attorneys filed more papers Friday in U.S. District Court in his lawsuit to overturn his four-game suspension by the NFL for his role in the use of deflated footballs in the AFC championship game. Lawyers for the star quarterback of the Patriots stressed …

Fame finds courtroom artist after Tom Brady drawing goes viral

Friday, August 14, 2015

NEW YORK — Jane Rosenberg’s courtroom drawing of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is everywhere and now so is she, fending off cyberbullies who disparage her along the way. She’s on network television, the radio, in newspapers …

Tebowmania sweeps through Philly

Friday, August 14, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — When Tim Tebow completes a pass or takes off running with the football, fans watching the Philadelphia Eagles practice cheer loudly and reporters quickly post about it on social media. Few, if any, players fighting for …