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New England Patriots fans wait for practice to complete, while standing behind a sign supporting quarterback Tom Brady, during an NFL football training camp in Foxborough, Mass., Thursday, July 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Patriots open camp, try to ignore ‘Deflategate’ noise

Thursday, July 30, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Fans drove to Gillette Stadium past a booth selling “Free Tom Brady” T-shirts. Then, when they arrived for the New England Patriots’ first training camp practice on Thursday, they let the star quarterback know how they felt. Brady took the field to a boisterous cheer from the more than 10,000 fans who sat in a sweltering sun to …

Tom Brady lawsuit transferred from Minnesota to New York court

Thursday, July 30, 2015

NEW YORK — Tom Brady’s lawsuit against the NFL in which he wants his four-game suspension overturned will be heard in New York instead of Minnesota. Brady and the players’ union filed their suit Wednesday in Minnesota. But the NFL already had filed papers Tuesday in New York, moments after announcing that Commissioner …

Boston’s bummer summer: Sox slump, Olympics snub, Brady out

Thursday, July 30, 2015

BOSTON — After the winter of their discontent, it’s been one bummer of a summer for Bostonians. The Red Sox are languishing, the city forfeited a chance to showcase itself to the planet as an Olympics host and the NFL has upheld star Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s entire four-game suspension. Forget the footballs: …

Tom Brady’s fill-in: 2nd-year QB Jimmy Garoppolo in line to take over

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — As a junior in high school, Jimmy Garoppolo studied video of Tom Brady. As a rookie in the NFL, he watched the superstar in practice. He looked and learned. In the 2015 opener, the spectator will …

NFLPA to use noted labor lawyer Jeffrey Kessler in Tom Brady appeal

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

NEW YORK — Noted labor attorney Jeffrey Kessler will aid in the players’ union’s planned appeal of Tom Brady’s suspension. The New England Patriots quarterback was suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the 2015 season for his role in the deflating of footballs. He …

NFL investigator says he found direct evidence against Brady

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

NEW YORK — The lawyer who investigated the New England Patriots insisted Tuesday that he found direct, not just circumstantial, evidence to show quarterback Tom Brady knew team employees were deflating footballs. Miffed by criticism from Brady’s agent, …

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 …