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Tom Brady’s Suspension Upheld, But Deflategate Still Far From Over

Roger Goodell’s wish was granted in upholding Tom Brady’s four-game suspension: Deflategate still isn’t going away anytime soon. Brady still faces a four-game suspension, and now the New England Patriots quarterback can take the NFL to court, allowing an independent judge to decide whether the NFL overstepped its bounds in its discipline. Brady and the NFL players’ association...
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Read Roger Goodell’s Full Ruling On Tom Brady’s Deflategate Suspension Appeal

Roger Goodell’s long-awaited decision on Tom Brady’s Deflategate suspension appeal finally was released Tuesday, and it wasn’t good news for the New England Patriots quarterback, as the NFL commissioner upheld the ban. Read all 20 pages below for Goodell’s explanation. View this document on Scribd Thumbnail photo via Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled under: New...
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Tom Brady’s Suspension Among Most Controversial Rulings In NFL History (Photos)

Roger Goodell’s ruling is in, and New England Patriots fans won’t like it. The NFL announced Tuesday it has upheld Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his alleged role in Deflategate. The Patriots also were fined $1 million and lost a first-round draft pick in 2016 and fourth-rounder in 2017. Brady’s suspension is one of the most controversial punishments in recent memory...
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Danny Ings: My Speed, Movement, Creativity Can Boost Liverpool’s Attack

Danny Ings used his down time a few years ago to set up his career for the future. Ings said Tuesday the attributes he honed while recovering from injury in 2012 will help him thrive at Liverpool and boost the Reds’ attack, according to the club website. “After my knee injury (in 2012) I sort of devoted my whole time to working on my speed, my movement, and my creativity,”...
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Tom Brady’s Four-Game Suspension Upheld, NFL Announces

The National Football League is upholding Tom Brady’s four-game suspension, the league announced Tuesday.   Brady was suspended four games, and the NFL fined the New England Patriots $1 million in addition to taking away a first- and a fourth-round draft pick for their alleged role in Deflategate. Brady appealed the four-game suspension June 23 in a hearing with the league. NFL...
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Brady Quinn: NFL Quarterbacks’ Arm Preparation A Complicated Process

It’s hard to argue the quarterback position requires plenty of mental effort. But it also takes a significant toll on the body, specifically on a QB’s arm. Similar to a pitcher’s arm in baseball, a quarterback’s throwing arm is his livelihood, and thus must be treated as such. NFL quarterbacks will make thousands of throws over the course of the season, and it’s important...
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John Oliver Skewers Sepp Blatter, Vladimir Putin, FIFA Sponsors (Video)

John Oliver’s position as a comedic adversary to some of the world’s most powerful figures is secure. Oliver once again aimed his unique wit at FIFA on Sunday in the latest episode of “Last Week Tonight.” Sepp Blatter was the butt of Oliver’s jokes, as usual, but this time the popular comedian included Russia President Vladimir Putin and FIFA sponsor McDonald’s in his...
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Patriots Mailbag: Logan Ryan, Malcolm Butler Should Start At Cornerback

Hey Roger Goodell, the New England Patriots report to training camp Wednesday, and they probably want to know if they’ll have their starting quarterback to begin the season. The NFL commissioner already has had 35 days to mull over Tom Brady’s four-game suspension appeal, and it’s unclear what could possibly take this long for the commissioner to decide Brady’s fate. Nothing...
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Pedro Martinez’s Strong World Series Outing Helps Red Sox Make History (Video)

Editor’s note: NESN.com will reflect on some of Pedro Martinez’s most impressive and most interesting Boston Red Sox moments in the days leading up to his number retirement ceremony Tuesday, July 28, at Fenway Park. Date: Oct. 26, 2004Location: Busch StadiumOpponent: St. Louis CardinalsMoment in a word: Historic Pedro Martinez had better outings during his Hall of Fame...
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Manute Bol’s 15-Year-Old Son Is 6-11, Dribbles And Shoots Like Guard (Video)

The late Manute Bol’s son, Bol Bol, is just 15 years old, but he’s quickly becoming one of the most watched prospects in basketball. Bol Bol is 6-foot-11, and it’s quite possible he approaches his father’s height of 7-foot-7 by the time he finishes growing. If that wasn’t impressive enough, he’s able to dribble with the quickness of most guards and also knock down outside...
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Cardale Jones Has Hilarious Reaction To Ohio State’s Dummy Prank (Video)

Cardale Jones proved last season he’s cool under pressure on the football field. As for hallway dummy pranks? That’s a different story. The Ohio State football team staged a familiar prank earlier this week by dressing someone up as a mannequin and having him jump out and scare players as they walk through the school’s facilities. The prank had varying...
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Watch Pedro Martinez’s Number Retirement Ceremony Online (Live Stream)

Tuesday night’s Boston Red Sox ticket will be a hot one with the Red Sox set to retire newly inducted Baseball Hall of Fame member Pedro Martinez’s No. 45. Fans not lucky enough to be at Fenway Park to see the ceremony, however, will have a couple of ways to watch. First, fans can tune in to NESN for coverage from Fenway starting at 5:30 p.m. ET. Additionally, Pedro fans will...
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Gilbert Arenas Banned From Basketball At Orange County Fair For Winning Too Much

Gilbert Arenas can’t dominate on an NBA court anymore, but he still has a good enough shooting stroke to win lots of prizes for his kids at the Orange County Fair. In fact, he was so successful at the fair Monday that officials actually banned him for the day. Arenas shared a picture of his kids and all their new friends on his Instagram account. This embed is invalid...
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MLB Trade Rumors Roundup: Cole Hamels Latest; Yasiel Puig On Market?

The Major League Baseball trade deadline doesn’t officially pass until Friday afternoon, but apparently teams aren’t in the waiting mood. There’s already been a flurry of big names on the move as “deadline day” has morphed into “deadline week.” Things got started in earnest over the weekend when the Cincinnati Reds sent Johnny Cueto to the Kansas City Royals. Then,...
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Report: Tom Brady Destroyed His Cell Phone During Deflategate Saga (Video)

The Deflategate scandal soon could reach a resolution, but things are getting a whole lot weirder. Stephen A. Smith went on ESPN’s “First Take” on Tuesday morning and came out firing with updates on the saga that has kept Tom Brady and the New England Patriots waiting for six months. I’m hearing that Brady’s 4-gm suspension will likely be upheld by the NFL.— Stephen...
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Bradley Fletcher Among Patriots With Most On The Line At Training Camp

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the reigning Super Bowl champions have a very talented roster. New England Patriots fans’ reactions to the team’s offseason would lead you to believe otherwise, however. Fans reacted poorly, to put it mildly, to the departure of cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner, running back Shane Vereen and defensive tackle Vince Wilfork...
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Pedro Martinez’s Greatness Wearing No. 45 Explained In 45 Cool Numbers

This embed is invalid" /> Pedro Martinez’s career numbers are insane. Martinez, who entered the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday in Cooperstown, N.Y., had an incredible 18-year major league career in which he earned eight All-Star selections and won three Cy Young awards. Such accolades only scratch the surface of Martinez’s dominance. Martinez...
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Donald Trump rips Boston mayor over failed Olympic bid

Boston’s brief dream of hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics died Monday, and an outspoken New Yorker is rubbing it in. The United States Olympic Committee officially pulled the city’s bid to host the 2024 Games on Monday, shortly after Mayor Marty Walsh announced he wouldn’t sign the Olympic host contract until financial concerns regarding taxpayers were met. Polarizing businessman...
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Royals’ PA System Cuts Out; Fans Finish Singing National Anthem (Video)

Sometimes, mistakes can lead to pretty incredible moments. That’s what happened Saturday in Kansas City before the Royals’ game with the Houston Astros at Kauffman Stadium. Apparently, the Kauffman Stadium public address system went down, and it did so at the worst possible time — during the national anthem. Royals fans didn’t miss a beat, however, as they jumped in to finish...
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NBA Executive: Celtics’ Amir Johnson Was ‘Signing Of The Summer’ (Podcast)

Amir Johnson’s name might not have sparked much enthusiasm among Boston Celtics fans, but rival NBA executives across the league are raving about Danny Ainge’s most impactful offseason pickup. Ainge, the Celtics’ president of basketball operations, pulled off a coup when he signed the former Toronto Raptors big man to a team-friendly deal, more than one league source told MassLive’s...
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Eli, Romo channel Rob Lowe in new DirecTV commercials

Move over, Rob Lowe — you’ve got company. Last football season, NFL fans couldn’t help but notice the actor popping up in nearly every single commercial break as he pitched DirecTV in a pretty entertaining ongoing series of spots. “Creepy Rob Lowe,” “Meathead Rob Lowe” and “Painfully Awkward Rob Lowe” were just a few of the alter egos created to illustrate the...
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Report: Dez Bryant Was In ‘Financial Distress’ Before Signing Contract

Dez Bryant will enter the 2015 season a wealthy man. But apparently that wasn’t always the case. The Dallas Cowboys wide receiver was in “financial distress” prior to signing a five-year contract with the team worth $70 million, four sources told Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole. According to Cole, the Cowboys had been set on the financials of the deal, which was based on a similar...
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Kevin Garnett’s On-Court Intensity Inspired Artist’s Bold Style (Photos)

The first thing most fans notice when they see Kevin Garnett play basketball is his passion. While most people just watch and admire, for Muideen Ogunmola witnessing KG in action at TD Garden was life-changing. The Boston-based artist known as “Block Nation” was inspired to recreate Garnett’s intensity in an aggressive illustration that would become his signature style....
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Top 45 Red Sox Players Of Pedro Martinez’s Illustrious Boston Tenure

This embed is invalid" /> Pedro Martinez spent seven seasons with the Boston Red Sox from 1998 through 2004. A ton of players filtered through Boston in that time, but the Red Sox, for the most part, remained competitive, eventually winning a World Series title in Martinez’s final season. Some of the players Martinez played with in Boston were good. Some weren’t...
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John Cena Suffers Broken Nose On ‘WWE RAW,’ Still Finishes Match (Video)

There’s an important distinction to make when it comes to professional wrestling: It might be scripted, but it sure isn’t fake. Anyone watching “Monday Night Raw” on Monday was reminded of that in the main event between John Cena and Seth Rollins. Considered two of the best in the business, the two turned in a good match that was complicated by the fact that Cena suffered...
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