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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during an event at Gillette Stadium Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass., to promote the NHL Winter Classic hockey game between the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins, scheduled to be played there on New Year's day 2016. At rear are Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney, left, and Bruins President Cam Neely, right.  (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Winter Classic to bring Bruins, Canadiens to home of Patriots

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — The Winter Classic is coming to the home of the New England Patriots. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman joined officials from the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday to say the Original Six rivals would meet at Gillette Stadium on New Year’s Day. The Bruins will be the first team to host the event twice. They also hosted it in 2010, at Fenway Park. Patriots owner Robert Kraft also spoke at the ceremony, just hours after his impassioned “Deflategate” defense. Bettman notes that the three organizations are among the most successful in their sports, with 34 championships. The Canadiens have won 24 …

Tom Brady vows to fight on; Robert Kraft says he regrets not doing so

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady took the fight over his “Deflategate” suspension to social media and federal court on Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft backed the three-time Super Bowl MVP, saying “I was wrong to put my faith in the league.” One day after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell rejected Brady’s appeal, …

Patriots motivated for 2015

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — The last time the NFL punished the New England Patriots for cheating, they ran through the regular season with a perfect 16-0 record. Expect that same fury in 2015. With more time this offseason spent debating the ideal gas law than the team’s fourth Super Bowl title since 2001, the Patriots …

Despite $1M fine, Patriots reap profit from Brady suspension

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — A four-game suspension. A $1 million fine. The loss of first- and fourth-round draft picks. The numbers were flying after Tom Brady and the New England Patriots were hit with a trio of penalties for tampering …

MLB pumps up ball security after Tom Brady flap

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

NEW YORK — Even before Tom Brady was penalized, Major League Baseball boosted its prevent defense. As part of a new security plan this season to further safeguard game balls, an MLB representative now watches them get carried …

NFL suspends quarterback Tom Brady four games, fines New England Patriots $1 million for deflated footballs

Monday, May 11, 2015

NEW YORK - The NFL came down hard on its biggest star and its championship team, telling Tom Brady and the Patriots that no one is allowed to mess with the rules of the game.  The league suspended …

Ex-New England TE Ben Coates: Pats will move past ‘Deflategate’

Monday, May 11, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Former New England tight end great Ben Coates has heard from too many friends recently all bashing the Patriots for deflating footballs. Hold off, Coates said Monday, pointing fingers because “honestly, stuff happened all the time” and the Patriots are looked at more harshly because …

New charge for Aaron Hernandez: witness intimidation

Monday, May 11, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Former New England Patriots player and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez is facing another criminal charge: witness intimidation, prosecutors said Monday. Hernandez was convicted last month of killing Odin Lloyd, who was dating his fiancee’s sister, …

NFL suspends quarterback Tom Brady four games, fines New England Patriots $1 million for deflated footballs

Monday, May 11, 2015

NEW YORK — The NFL suspended Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady for the first four games of the season, fined the New England Patriots $1 million and took away two draft picks Monday as punishment for deflating footballs …

Deflated-ball trick nothing new in games people play

Sunday, May 10, 2015

If you ain’t cheatin’, you ain’t tryin’. The credit for that old saying generally goes to NASCAR legend Richard Petty, though it just as easily could have come from Tom Brady, Gaylord Perry or pretty much any of …

Paul Newberry: After sullied week in sports, let’s all shower off

Friday, May 8, 2015

After a sullied week in sports, we sure could use a shower. Or at least Judge Judy. Start with Tom Brady, his fingerprints all over Deflategate but as defiant as ever. Move on to Alex Rodriguez, who passed …

Patriots QB Tom Brady says deflated footballs hasn’t detracted from title

Thursday, May 7, 2015

SALEM — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Thursday night the scandal surrounding his use of deflated footballs during the NFL playoffs last season hasn’t detracted in any way from his Super Bowl title. “Absolutely not,” Brady …

Tough-to-please Tom Brady is no dummy about legal matters

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Deflating footballs for Tom Brady is a tough job. The star quarterback is the unquestioned star in New England, but at least one Patriots employee dares to diss him. Still, workers think it’s worth doing whatever makes Brady …