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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2015, file photo, Iowa wide receiver Tevaun Smith catches a pass during the NCAA college football team's media day in Iowa City, Iowa. Tevaun Smith made waves this offseason by catching 41 passes in 60 seconds with just one hand for a video that’s been viewed over 200,000 times on YouTube. Hardly anyone outside of Iowa City has seen much from of the rest of the Hawkeyes receivers though. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Judge’s NFL bashing skips judgment of Brady in ‘Deflategate’

Friday, September 4, 2015

NEW YORK — A judge’s ruling freeing New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to play football erased his four-game suspension but failed to address the root question of the “Deflategate” scandal: What did Brady know about a plot to deflate balls before January’s AFC championship game? U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman thoroughly trashed NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s handling of …

Judge’s NFL bashing skips judgment of Brady in ‘Deflategate’

Friday, September 4, 2015

NEW YORK — A judge’s ruling freeing New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to play football erased his four-game suspension but failed to address the root question of the “Deflategate” scandal: What did Brady know about a plot to deflate balls before January’s AFC championship game? U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman thoroughly …

Players hoping “Deflategate” can usher in change

Friday, September 4, 2015

PITTSBURGH — Tom Brady is free and Ramon Foster can’t help but laugh. Sorry, the irony is just a little too delicious. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ guard remembers joining the rest of his teammates in declining to ratify the new collective bargaining agreement between the owners and the NFL Players Association in the summer …

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 …

Patriots ready to hit players wearing other jerseys

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — The New England Patriots are ready to hit players wearing other jerseys. “It’s always fun,” defensive end Rob Ninkovich said Tuesday, after the Patriots finished their final full workout before the defending Super Bowl champions’ …

Patriots release QB Matt Flynn, sign Ryan Lindley

Monday, August 10, 2015

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — Still unsure of the status of Tom Brady and with the preseason opener coming up, the New England Patriots released veteran quarterback Matt Flynn on Monday and signed Ryan Lindley to replace him as the …

Jerome Bettis, Junior Seau headline diverse Hall of Fame group

Friday, August 7, 2015

CANTON, Ohio — Tim Brown kept doing the math as the years ticked by and the phone call from the Pro Football Hall of Fame never came. So did Charles Haley. Not Jerome Bettis. Forget the politics. Forget …

Danny Amendola ready for bigger role with Patriots

Friday, August 7, 2015

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — Danny Amendola celebrated a one-handed touchdown catch at New England Patriots camp Friday by getting up and firing the ball into the stands. That’s worth a fine during games. Not in training camp. “It was …

Jets CB Antonio Cromartie: Patriots’ Brady shouldn’t be suspended

Thursday, August 6, 2015

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Tom Brady has an unlikely ally in Antonio Cromartie. The New York Jets cornerback defended Brady during a television interview Thursday, saying the New England Patriots quarterback shouldn’t be suspended by the NFL for …

Cadet hoping to fit into Patriots’ backfield

Thursday, August 6, 2015

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — Travaris Cadet says a 2012 joint practice with the New England Patriots helped him decide on his new home for the 2015 season. “I had a chance to practice here in 2012, even though I was a Saint then, but I had some inside looks …