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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, right, with owner Robert Kraft.

Kraft: Patriots won’t appeal team’s fine, draft penalties

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft will not appeal the $1 million fine and loss of two draft choices the NFL penalized the team for its role in the use of deflated footballs in the […]

05/19/2015

In this Jan. 18, 2015, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has a ball tossed to him during warmups before the NFL football AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts in Foxborough, Mass.  (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Deflategate: NFL plans to change football handling guidelines

A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press the NFL plans to change guidelines regarding the way footballs are handled before games. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday night because details […]

05/16/2015

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NFL suspends Brady 4 games for deflated footballs

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 […]

05/11/2015

Deflated-ball trick nothing new in games people play

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 […]

05/11/2015

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Excerpts from NFL’s letters to Patriots, Brady

The NFL on Monday suspended Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady for the first four games of the upcoming season for his role in a scheme to deflate footballs used in the AFC title game. The […]

05/11/2015

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Brady’s agent says ‘Deflategate’ investigation flawed

The NFL was determined to blame Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for deflated footballs in the AFC title game, and the investigation omitted key facts and buried others, Brady’s agent said Thursday. Don Yee said the […]

05/07/2015

Former New England Patriots football tight end Aaron Hernandez. (AP Photo/Boston Herald, Ted Fitzgerald, Pool)

Aaron Hernandez convicted of 1st-degree murder

Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder in a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout […]

04/15/2015

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll reacts as Percy Harvin returns a kickoff for a touchdown during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

It’s the Magic Season

For all the grief that Pete Carroll is getting for his ‘blown’ 4th quarter goal line Super Bowl call consider this: an alternate theory of fate and circumstances and magic in this year’s NFL playoffs […]

02/02/2015

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) sits on the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game, in Miami Gardens, Fla., Sunday Sept. 7, 2014. The Dolphins defeated the Patriots 33-20.  (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Miami win puts Patriots — gasp! — in last place

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — One week in, the AFC East has a decidedly different look than usual. Miami, 1-0. Buffalo, 1-0. The New York Jets, 1-0. And New England — looking up at everyone […]

09/08/2014

FILe - In this Nov. 3, 2013, file photo, the roof is open on the stadium before an NFL football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Minnesota Vikings in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman, File)

Cowboys worth more than $3 billion, tops in NFL

  NEW YORK (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys are the first U.S. sports franchise to top $3 billion in value. For the eighth straight year, the Cowboys are worth the most of all 32 NFL […]

08/20/2014