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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) looks to pass under pressure from Carolina Panthers' Wes Horton (96) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

Brady struggles but guides TD drive; defense, Garoppolo lead Patriots to comeback win over Panthers

Friday, August 28, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — At least for one series Tom Brady looked like Tom Brady again. The four-time Super Bowl champion overcame two early interceptions to lead his first touchdown drive of the preseason as the New England Patriots beat the Carolina Panthers 17-16 on Friday night. New England’s first six possessions included four three-and-outs and two Brady interceptions, although one …

Patriots look for improvement in 3rd preseason game

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — Bill Belichick is looking for some major improvement from the New England Patriots as they head to Carolina for Friday night’s third preseason game. “We weren’t very good on either side of the ball, or in the kicking game,” the coach said Wednesday when talking about last week’s 26-24 victory …

Reggie Wayne looking forward to fresh start with Patriots

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — Reggie Wayne said he was talking to several NFL teams before deciding to sign a one-year contract with the New England Patriots. “There were a lot of serious calls, from some good teams, but I felt like this was the best place,” Wayne said Tuesday before joining his new team …

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 …

Tom Brady makes brief show in Patriots’ 22-11 loss to Packers

Thursday, August 13, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady had better hope his legal defense is better than his football defense. The suspended Patriots quarterback hung around for one play less than a full quarter in the exhibition opener on Thursday night before …

Settlement discussions in NFL ‘Deflategate’ case continue

Thursday, August 13, 2015

NEW YORK — For a second day Thursday, lawyers for the NFL and its players’ union met separately with a federal judge to try to resolve their legal dispute over whether Commissioner Roger Goodell’s four-game suspension of New …

Tom Brady or Jimmy Garoppolo for Patriots exhibition game vs Packers?

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — Will the New England Patriots’ preseason opener be a coming-out party for Jimmy Garoppolo or a thumb in the eye to Roger Goodell and the NFL’s Deflategate investigation? That’s what football fans will see when …

Peyton Manning: Tom Brady apologized to him for email barb

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Peyton Manning says Tom Brady apologized to him — unnecessarily — after taking a shot at him in recently released emails. Brady’s exchange with a childhood friend last November was contained in documents released as …

Judge puts NFL on hot seat as he belittles ‘Deflategate’

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

NEW YORK — A federal judge put the NFL on the defensive over its four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Wednesday, demanding to know what evidence directly links Brady to deflating footballs and belittling …

‘Deflategate’ judge pressures NFL, union, Tom Brady to settle

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

NEW YORK — A federal judge took a peacemaker’s role Tuesday, urging New England quarterback Tom Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to find common ground to settle differences before he lowers the gavel on a controversy over …

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers expects to play preseason opener against Patriots Thursday

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers expects to play. Clay Matthews is preparing to do so, too. When Green Bay opens the preseason schedule Thursday night at the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, Packers coach Mike McCarthy is planning to go with what he has. With …