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Patriots 53-Man Cuts Tracker: Tony Creecy, Chris Martin Released

The New England Patriots began whittling their 75-man roster down to 53 players Friday. The Patriots cut running back Tony Creecy, according to a source. Creecy signed with the Patriots on Aug. 10 but didn’t see any action in the preseason. The Patriots also cut offensive lineman Chris Martin, who started at left tackle Thursday against the New York Giants, according to his agent...
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Aaron Rodgers: Tom Brady Deflategate Ruling ‘A Good Day For The Players’

Tom Brady had the support of a fellow elite quarterback. Aaron Rodgers is among those pleased with U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman’s decision Thursday to vacate Brady’s four-game suspension related to the New England Patriots quarterback’s alleged involvement in Deflategate. The Green Pack Packers QB seemingly views Brady’s victory over the NFL in court as a win...
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T.J. Ward’s Reason For Being Suspended: ‘My Last Name’s Not Brady’

One NFL suspension might have been vacated Thursday, but the leagued doled out another — and that’s apparently causing an uproar. On the same day New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady saw his four-game suspension vacated by a federal judge, Denver Broncos safety T.J. Ward was suspended one game. The suspension is in response to misdemeanor charges from a bar incident back...
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Source: Patriots Hosting Fullback Joey Iosefa On Free-Agent Visit

The New England Patriots have begun looking at their options at fullback after placing James Develin on injured reserve. The Patriots are hosting free-agent fullback Joey Iosefa on a visit Friday, according to a source. Iosefa was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the seventh round of the 2015 NFL draft out of Hawaii. He was released by the Bucs on Aug. 30. The 6-foot, 245-pound...
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Tom Brady Sr. happy 'Kangaroo Court' no longer in session

Tom Brady’s father is jacked and pumped about his son’s four-game suspension being lifted. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman ruled Thursday to vacate Brady’s suspension related to the New England Patriots quarterback’s alleged involvement in Deflategate. The news delighted Pats fans, as you’d imagine, and perhaps no one was happier than Tom Brady Sr. “We’re...
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Tom Brady’s MVP, Passing Leader Odds Spike After Suspension Vacated

Will Tom Brady win his third career MVP award this season? Who knows, but it’s a lot easier to be the best player in the league when you’re actually on the field. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman confirmed that’d be the case Thursday when he ruled to nullify the New England Patriots quarterback’s four-game suspension for his role in Deflategate, making Brady eligible...
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NASCAR Goes Old School With Throwback Paint Schemes At Darlington (Photos)

NASCAR is turning back the clock this weekend at Darlington. One of the sports’ most historic tracks will be celebrated by multiple teams, as a handful of cars will feature throwback paint schemes. Up and down the roster, teams and drivers will be honoring the past with paint schemes resembling cars of the past. The cars aren’t the only things that will make this weekend feel...
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Red Sox’s Andrew Benintendi Hits Walk-Off Homer For Greenville (Video)

Andrew Benintendi has demolished minor league pitching since the Boston Red Sox drafted the outfielder in the first round (No. 7 overall) out of the University of Arkansas back in June. The 21-year-old outfielder showed Thursday night he also has a flair for the dramatic. Benintendi crushed a walk-off home run for the Red Sox’s Single-A affiliate in Greenville. The Drive were trailing...
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Join Budweiser At Cask ‘N Flagon In September For Chance To Win Fan Of The Game

Join Budweiser at Cask ‘N Flagon before every Boston Red Sox home game in September for a chance to be selected the Budweiser Fan of the Game. Winners will receive four right field roof tickets at the Budweiser Brewhouse, four Bud baseball jerseys and a shot of their group on the center field scoreboard. Fans 21 and over can participate. Budweiser, brewed the hard way! Great...
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Watch France-Portugal International Soccer Friendly Online (Live Stream)

A pair of European soccer powers will square off Friday when Portugal hosts France at Estadio Jose Alvalade in Lisbon. France, the host of next summer’s Euro 2016 tournament, is aiming to improve on its recent lackluster form. Les Bleus have lost three of their four friendlies, and they face a tough test against a Portugal squad featuring Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo...
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Bruins Individual Game Tickets For 2015-16 Season On Sale At 11 A.M. Today

Fear not, Boston Bruins fans. Hockey season is right around the corner. The Bruins have announced that individual game tickets for the 2015-16 season will go on sale Thursday, Sept. 4, at 11 a.m. ET. Fans can purchase tickets on the team’s official website, through the Bruins’ official mobile app, by calling Ticketmaster (1-800-745-3000) or by visiting the TD Garden box office...
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Colts’ Adam Vinatieri: Tom Brady Ruling A ‘Big Victory’ For NFLPA, Players

The Indianapolis Colts helped start this whole Deflategate mess. So when U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman ruled Thursday to nullify Tom Brady’s four-game suspension stemming from that incident, you’d forgive the Colts if they were a little ticked off. If the Colts players held any resentment for Berman’s decision though, they didn’t express it. Indy’s locker room...
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Jake Butt Catches Michigan’s First Touchdown, Internet Has Some Fun (Video)

If you were caught up in the fallout of Tom Brady’s big win in federal court Thursday, you might have missed this little tidbit: College football is BACK. Thursday night marked the first slate of Division I games, and it didn’t disappoint. How do we know this? Because a player named Jake Butt caught a touchdown pass, and the Internet reacted accordingly. Butt, a junior tight...
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Ex-Giant Lawrence Tynes Somehow Trolls Both NFL, Patriots In Tom Brady Tweet

Since U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman ruled to nullify Tom Brady’s four-game suspension Thursday, we’ve seen all sorts of reactions from around the league. But few managed to accomplish as much in one tweet as Lawrence Tynes. The former New York Giants kicker, who won two Super Bowls at the expense of the New England Patriots in 2007 and 2011, expertly trolled both...
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Patriots Final Roster Projection: Tough Cuts Made On Defensive Line

The New England Patriots might make their cuts earlier than necessary. The Patriots have a short week, with their regular-season opener coming on Thursday, which means they’ll hold practice Saturday through Tuesday. The Patriots are on to the Pittsburgh Steelers, and there’s no use in having 75 players on the field Saturday when they only need 53 to prepare for the regular season...
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Trey Flowers, Logan Ryan Stand Out In Patriots-Giants Passing Stats

The New England Patriots’ preseason finale didn’t just mark the final time players could prove they should have a spot on the roster, it also was the last chance for rookies to show they deserve a role to begin the season. Fourth-round draft pick Trey Flowers might have leapfrogged his fellow rookie defensive end, third-round pick Geneo Grissom, with an impressive pass-rushing...
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Tom Brady Ruling Produces Heated Reactions In New York Tabloids (Photos)

When the Wells Report implicated Tom Brady back in May, the New York tabloids predictably slammed the New England Patriots quarterback with screaming headlines featuring deflated football puns galore. Thursday’s news was a bit more kind to Brady, however, as U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman ruled to nullify the QB’s four-game suspension for Deflategate. So how did the...
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U.S. Open Results: Andy Murray Survives Scare, Caroline Wozniacki Eliminated

NEW YORK — Before they stepped on court, there was nothing to suggest Andy Murray would have any trouble against Adrian Mannarino in the U.S. Open’s second round. Murray, after all, is seeded No. 3, owns two major championships including at Flushing Meadows in 2012, and had reached at least the quarterfinals at the last 18 Grand Slam tournaments he’d entered. Mannarino, meanwhile...
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Matt Simms Throwing Wrong Direction Among Worst NFL Preseason Finale Plays (Videos)

It’s officially Friday on the east coast, which means we’re officially less than a week away from NFL football that matters. That also means the NFL preseason finally is over, as all 32 teams were in action Thursday night. To celebrate, we rounded up a few of the best-worst plays of the evening. Enjoy. — Buffalo Bills quarterback Matt Simms throws (fumbles?) the ball in the...
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Patriots keep Tom Brady excitement close to vest

FOXBORO, Mass. — Thursday was a joyous day for New England Patriots fans, as quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension was lifted making him available for the season opener next week. Surely, you’d think Patriots players and coaches also would be giddy to see their leader returning to action, right? If the players in that Patriots locker room are excited, however, they...
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Tom Brady’s Nullified Suspension Angered Snoop Dogg, Made Him Smoke (Video)

Rapper Snoop Dogg is a Pittsburgh Steelers fan and unafraid to show it. He’s also arguably the world’s biggest proponent of marijuana, and doesn’t hide that either. So when New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension was nullified Thursday — while Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell will sit out the first two games of the season because he was caught...
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Wayne happy about Brady verdict: 'That's my quarterback'

FOXBORO, Mass. — Reggie Wayne broke some hearts in Indianapolis on Thursday night. The still-recently signed wide receiver was the lone New England Patriots player who would talk about U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman’s decision to vacate Tom Brady’s quarterback Thursday night. Wayne was asked if he was happy to see Brady’s suspension nullified after the Patriots...
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Patriots’ Playoff Chances Increase 6 Percent With Tom Brady Not Suspended

Even without Tom Brady at quarterback for the first quarter of the season, the New England Patriots’ chances of making the playoffs were already high. But now that Brady’s four-game suspension has been vacated by U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman, the Patriots have a 74.3 percent chance of making it to the playoffs, according to FiveThirtyEight. That is a considerable...
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Manny Ramirez Thought First Hit Was A HR 22 Years Ago Today, Was Wrong (GIFs)

Manny being Manny didn’t just start when he came to Boston. It was there from the start. Manny Ramirez recorded his first major league hit 22 years ago Thursday as a member of the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium. After going hitless the night before, Ramirez drilled a ball that one-hopped into the left-field stands. But as you’ll see below, he didn’t stop at second base...
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Patriots Preseason Finale Playing Time Could Hint At 53-Man Roster Cuts

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots receiving extensive playing time in the team’s preseason finale Thursday night can’t be feeling great about their certainty of making the 53-man roster. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said before the game on 98.5 The Sports Hub that the Patriots essentially were playing with a split squad in their 12-9 loss to the New York Giants...
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