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Fantasy Football: Tom Brady’s Stock Should Soar In Wake Of Deflategate

If you already had your fantasy football draft and took a chance on Tom Brady, congratulations. You’re about to reap the benefits. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman ruled to nullify Brady’s suspension Thursday, making him eligible for every New England Patriots game this season, starting with next Thursday’s opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. To state the obvious...
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Judge Berman Questions NFL’s Independence For Not Making Jeff Pash Available

U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman believes Tom Brady was “prejudiced” in his original arbitration hearing, and he’s probably right. In nullifying the New England quarterback’s four-game suspension for his alleged involvement in Deflategate, Judge Berman showed that he clearly had more problems with the NFL’s side of the case. Roger Goodell’s comparison of performance...
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Robert Kraft Blasts NFL One More Time In Statement On Tom Brady Ruling

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots scored a major victory Thursday when U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman ruled to nullify Brady’s four-game suspension for his alleged role in Deflategate. But that doesn’t mean the team is letting the league off the hook. Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who has been highly critical of Roger Goodell and the NFL in recent months, addressed...
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David Ortiz Celebrates Tom Brady Deflategate Ruling On Twitter (Photo)

Social media erupted Thursday after Tom Brady’s four-game Deflategate suspension was nullified in federal court. Reaction poured in from all corners of the sports world and elsewhere, much of it celebrating the ruling that will allow the New England Patriots quarterback to suit up in Week 1. Among those pleased with Judge Richard Berman’s decision was Boston Red Sox designated...
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Report: Greg Hardy Considering Appealing Suspension After Brady Ruling

Tom Brady just won a huge victory over the NFL in court. Is Greg Hardy next? U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman ruled Thursday to nullify the New England Patriots quarterback’s four-game suspension for his alleged role in Deflategate. Now, it appears Hardy will discuss with the NFL Players Association whether to appeal his own four-game suspension, a source told ESPN’s...
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Roger Goodell: NFL Will Appeal Decision To Vacate Tom Brady’s Suspension

Tom Brady’s four-game suspension was vacated Thursday, but unfortunately, the Deflategate story will continue. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced the NFL will appeal U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman’s decision to nullify Brady’s suspension: “We are grateful to Judge Berman for hearing this matter, but respectfully disagree with today’s decision. We will appeal...
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Patriots hater dubs Judge Berman 'Satan Reincarnate'

The nullification of Tom Brady’s four-game suspension turned Thursday into somewhat of a holiday for New England Patriots fans. But U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman’s ruling wasn’t universally celebrated. Shortly after the announcement of Judge Berman’s decision, one salty fan took to Wikipedia to say a few not-so-nice things about the man who presided over the...
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Legal expert: Pats have case to recoup draft picks, $1M fine

It’s great that Tom Brady’s four-game suspension was vacated and all, but uh, what about those draft picks? New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft didn’t do himself any favors by accepting the NFL’s punishment in May. The Patriots could still recoup their 2016 first-round draft pick, 2017 fourth-rounder and $1 million fine, though they face an uphill battle, according to...
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Liverpool Europa League Squad: Christian Benteke, Daniel Sturridge Included

Liverpool’s lineups will have a familiar look and feel when it competes in the 2015-16 UEFA Europa League. Liverpool submitted a 21-man Europa League squad to UEFA on Wednesday, European soccer’s governing body announced on its website. The likes of Christian Benteke, Philippe Coutinho and James Milner headline the Reds’ squad, which also includes injured striker Daniel Sturridge...
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Tom Brady Ruling Yet Another Blow To Credibility Of Roger Goodell, NFL

Judge Richard Berman’s ruling Thursday obviously was a huge victory for Tom Brady, who now will be able to take the field next Thursday for the New England Patriots’ regular-season opener. But as big a win as Judge Berman’s decision was for Brady, it was an even greater loss for Roger Goodell, whose credibility as NFL commissioner took yet another hit. Over the past half-decade...
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Judge Berman Had Huge Issue With NFL Comparing Deflategate To PED Use

Deflated footballs are not steroids, Roger. There are several huge takeaways from U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman’s court decision vacating Tom Brady’s four-game suspension, but the judge’s 40-page document really takes issue with the NFL comparing its Deflategate discipline to that of a player who used performance enhancing drugs. According to Berman’s decision...
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NFLPA issues statement on Brady ruling, criticizes Goodell

The NFL Players Association currently is basking in NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s defeat. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith released a statement on U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman’s decision to vacate New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension: “The rights of Tom Brady and of all NFL players under the collective bargaining agreement...
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Twitter Reacts To Tom Brady’s Suspension Being Nullified In Federal Court

Everyone had an opinion when the Deflategate saga began after the 2014 AFC Championship Game, so naturally, there was a similar reaction when Tom Brady’s suspension was nullified. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman overturned the New England Patriots quarterback’s four-game suspension Tuesday, citing that the NFL’s punishment didn’t fit the alleged crime of deflating...
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Tom Brady Ruling Brings Hopeful End To Absurd Deflategate Saga (Photos)

Pinch yourselves, New England Patriots fans. Deflategate finally is over (for now, anyways). U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman put an end to the ordeal Thursday when he ruled to nullify Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for being “generally aware” of alleged ball deflation in last season’s AFC Championship Game. That contest occurred all the way back in January, and over...
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Tom Brady Will Wreak Havoc On The NFL With Deflategate Suspension Vacated

Regardless of what anyone thinks about Tom Brady’s honesty or the New England Patriots organization, we can all take a second to laugh at NFL commissioner Roger Goodell right now. Ahahahahaha. OK, now that’s over with, fans can joyously put away their “Free Brady” shirts, and those with an agenda against the Patriots can quietly slink into a hole and wait out New Englanders’...
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Patriots Celebrate Tom Brady Ruling With Simple, Awesome Tweet (Photo)

It’s a good day in New England. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman ended over seven months of speculation, bickering and drama Thursday when he ruled to nullify Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his alleged role in Deflategate. The New England Patriots, of course, have stood behind their quarterback throughout the entire ordeal, and when news of Brady’s ruling broke...
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Read Judge Berman’s Decision To Vacate Tom Brady’s Deflategate Suspension

U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman ruled Thursday to vacate Tom Brady’s four-game suspension related to the New England Patriots quarterback’s alleged involvement in Deflategate. Brady is eligible to play in the Patriots’ season opener Sept. 10 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Read Berman’s court decision below. View this document on Scribd Filed under: New England...
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Ruling is in: Tom Brady's four-game suspension nullified

The verdict is in, and Tom Brady has emerged a winner. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman ruled to nullify the New England Patriots quarterback’s four-game suspension Thursday, making Brady eligible for the team’s season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 10. Here's the line from Berman vacating the Tom Brady's #DeflateGate suspension. http://t.co/EZpyPMEyRx...
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Consistency Crucial For Bruins’ Hopes Of Improving In 2015-16 Season

WILMINGTON, Mass. — Inconsistency was a concern for the Boston Bruins last season, and an emphasis on correcting that will be made entering the 2015-16 campaign. The Bruins are back on the ice this week for informal practices at Ristuccia Arena. Starting goaltender Tuukka Rask was among the players in attendance at Tuesday’s session, and when asked about the disappointing 2014...
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Julian Edelman’s Instagram Posts Were Best Part Of Tom Brady’s Summer (Video)

Let’s cut right to the chase here: Tom Brady didn’t have the most enjoyable offseason. While his teammates were off making “Family Feud” appearances and getting honored in hometown parades, the New England Patriots quarterback was stuck pondering his fate after Roger Goodell administered and later upheld Brady’s four-game suspension for being “generally aware” of...
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Aaron Dobson Among Five Patriots To Watch In Preseason Finale Vs. Giants

If a New England Patriots veteran is playing deep into Thursday night’s preseason finale against the New York Giants, his roster spot might be in jeopardy. For example, it became obvious Adrian Wilson’s role on the 2013 Patriots wasn’t ensured when he went 41 snaps deep into the Patriots’ preseason finale. The Patriots likely have most of their regular-season 53-man roster...
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NFL's first female ref to work Patriots-Giants preseason game

There won’t be a whole lot to look for in Thursday night’s preseason finale between the New England Patriots and New York Giants. If you’re searching for something though, look near the sidelines, where one of the league’s pioneers will be stationed. Sarah Thomas, the first full-time female official in NFL history, will serve as line judge on veteran referee Pete Morelli’s...
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Chris Davis’ Dramatic Walk-Off Homer Wakes Up Sleeping Orioles Fan (Video)

Chris Davis made everyone’s decision to stick around worthwhile with his walk-off home run in extra innings Wednesday night. Well, almost everyone. The Baltimore Orioles slugger already had homered earlier in the night when he stepped the plate in the 11th inning against the Tampa Bay Rays. He then uncorked a mammoth blast to center field that lifted Baltimore to a 7-6 win. Pretty...
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Doc Rivers: Paul Pierce’s Decision Came Down To Clippers Or Celtics

You might want to avert your eyes, Celtics fans — especially those with bad hearts: Paul Pierce was almost a Celtic once more. Former Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers was back on the TD Garden floor Wednesday for a fundraising event for ABCD Hoops Dreams. Rivers, who now serves as head coach and president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Clippers, was asked about landing...
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U.S. Open Results: Serena Williams Overcomes Shaky Start To Advance

NEW YORK — The enormity of what is at stake for Serena Williams at the U.S. Open — the first true Grand Slam in tennis in more than a quarter of a century — hit her Wednesday. That, she said, is why her play was so uneven in the second round at Flushing Meadows, despite facing a qualifier ranked only 110th. And it’s why, after the 10 double-faults, two dozen other unforced...
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