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Tom Brady’s Agent: Roger Goodell’s Ruling ‘Diminishes The Integrity Of The Game’

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell upheld New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s suspension Tuesday. In the wake of Goodell’s ruling, Brady’s agent, Don Yee, released the following statement, via ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter: “The Commissioner’s decision is deeply disappointing, but not surprising because the appeal process was thoroughly lacking in procedural fairness...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Blake Swihart, Alejandro De Aza Back In Red Sox’s Lineup Vs. White Sox

Blake Swihart and Alejandro De Aza are back in the Boston Red Sox’s starting lineup Tuesday. De Aza will get the start in right field one day after Shane Victorino was traded to the Los Angeles Angels. Swihart will be back behind the plate to catch for Wade Wiley, who will get the start against the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park. Miley has been on a roll of late. The left...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Claim Pitcher Jean Machi Off Waivers, Move Clay Buchholz To 60-Day DL

BOSTON — The Red Sox added a new bullpen arm Tuesday, claiming right-hander Jean Machi off waivers from the San Francisco Giants. Machi, who is in his third full major league season, boasts a career 3.24 ERA and 1.124 WHIP in 163 relief appearances with San Francisco. The 33-year-old Venezuelan was designated for assignment July 20. “(It was) an opportunity to take a look at...
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Penguins Trade For Canucks’ Nick Bonino, Sign Free Agent Eric Fehr

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford ranks versatile center Brandon Sutter among his favorite players. One Rutherford now has traded twice. The Penguins sent the 26-year-old Sutter to the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday in exchange for forward Nick Bonino and defenseman Alex Clendening. The teams also swapped 2016 draft picks, with Pittsburgh getting Vancouver’s...
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Royals Acquire Ben Zobrist, Trade Two Minor Leaguers To A’s In Exchange

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Kansas City Royals made another big addition for the season’s stretch run, acquiring utilityman Ben Zobrist and cash from the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday for right-hander Aaron Brooks and minor league left-hander Sean Manaea. Zobrist, a 34-year-old infielder and outfielder, batted .268 with six home runs, 20 doubles, two triples and 33 RBIs in 67 games...
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Report: Brady authorizes NFLPA to appeal his case in court

By Mike Cole Tom Brady, the NFL and the NFL Players Association aren’t done yet — not by a long shot. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the New England Patriots quarterback’s four-game suspension Tuesday. Shortly after the announcement, ESPN’s Jim Trotter cited a source in reporting Brady has authorized the NFLPA to appeal his case in federal court. This really shouldn’t...
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Mexico fires coach for alleged brawl after Gold Cup win

By Marcus Kwesi O'Mard Miguel Herrera did the job on the field, but his off-field behavior has cost him dearly. Mexico’s soccer federation announced Tuesday it has fired Herrera as head coach of “El Tri,” the men’s national soccer team, according to ESPN. The decision comes after Herrera led Mexico to victory Sunday in the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup final but sullied the...
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Tom Brady’s Upheld Suspension Centers Around QB’s Destroyed Cell Phone

Tom Brady’s fate, in the eyes of the NFL, centered largely around a destroyed cellphone. The NFL announced Tuesday that commissioner Roger Goodell has upheld the four-game suspension for the New England Patriots quarterback for his alleged role in Deflategate and failing to cooperate with the investigation. The  NFL announced in a 20-page “letter,” Brady’s unwillingness...
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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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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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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