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Brady's 4-game suspension upheld by Goodell

Commissioner Roger Goodell has upheld Tom Brady's four-game suspension for Deflategate, citing in part new information that the star QB directed his cellphone be destroyed.

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PGA Tour player: Father missing for nine days

Billy Hurley III is playing this week's Quicken Loans National while enduring a family crisis -- his father, Willard Hurley Jr., has been missing for the past nine days.

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Phil on Kobe: 'Quite often I could feel his hatred' (6:31)
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Ehalt: Monmouth Park prepares for Pharoah

American Pharoah might be the only personality that could outdraw Bruce Springsteen at the Jersey Shore this weekend. Monmouth Park prepares for a record crowd to come out to see the Triple Crown champ.

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Action filed by NFL in Manhattan court seeks to confirm suspension by arguing, as expected, that Brady is bound by agreed to CBA

Brady's agent: Appeal process 'a sham'

In a statement, Don Yee said, in part: Roger Goodell's decision "has no precedent in all of NFL history. His decision alters the competitive balance of the upcoming season. The decision is wrong and has no basis, and it diminishes the integrity of the game."

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NFL gets to court first

The NFL has already filed a suit in New York City to uphold Tom Brady's 4-game suspension, according to Bloomberg News. An NFLPA source told ESPN's Adam Schefter the filing is "no big deal."

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Brady's agent: "The extent to which Tom opened up his private life to the Commissioner will become clear in the coming days."

Deflategate timeline

This all began way, way back on Jan. 18. In the six months since the first accusations were revealed, there have been numerous updates -- and it's not over yet. How we got here

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The renaissance of Alex Rodriguez

A-Rod's 24 home runs this season are already the most he's had since 2010, and his slugging percentage is his best since 2008.


Hall of Fame alters voting eligibility

Baseball's HOF is cutting the number of voters in its annual election by eliminating writers who have not been active for more than 10 years. Story

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Pats equipped to handle distractions

Said Sal Paolantonio: "It is the mantra for Bill Belichick ... 'Do your job.' They have dealt with a lot of distractions before. ... They also are the masters of the art of contingency."


Tulo the fix to Jays' playoff woes?

The Blue Jays are hoping Troy Tulowitzki will help them go to the playoffs for the first time since winning the 1993 World Series. Toronto enters the Tuesday 7 games back in the AL East.


Win for Steelers, Le'Veon Bell

Even though the Steelers were prepared to play several games without the RB, Ryan Clark said: "When they lost him in the playoffs, they lost chances of winning the Super Bowl, so they know how important he is."


CarGo staying in Colorado?

Colorado is more likely to trade Carlos Gonzalez this winter rather than this week, citing a belief that the Rockies will want more than the current trade market will yield, according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.

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Reiss: Wrinkles in Tom Brady's case

That Brady's 4-game suspension (for underinflated footballs, lack of cooperation) is the same as Greg Hardy's (for multiple personal conduct policy violations) highlights the NFL's inconsistencies, writes Mike Reiss. Surprising

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Missing Week 1 after Super Bowl win

Tom Brady will become the 5th starting QB to miss Week 1 of a season after winning the Super Bowl the previous year. And he will be the first to miss it due to a suspension.


Clark: It's about cooperation with NFL

Ryan Clark isn't surprised Tom Brady's suspension was upheld, especially with the NFL claiming Brady destroyed his cell phone.


FSU trying to address off-field problems
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Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher joins SportsCenter to reflect on this past season, Dalvin Cook's suspension and steps taken to correct the Seminole's off-the-field issues.

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Frank Beamer votes for VT successor
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The Virginia Tech coach said today he would prefer someone on his current coaching staff -- either longtime DC Bud Foster or associate head coach/RBs coach Shane Beamer (his son) -- replace him when he retires.

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Warriors' Kerr to undergo back surgery

Steve Kerr will undergo the surgery today for a herniated disk, according to CSN Bay Area. The defending champions open training camp in late September.

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Tom Brady faces 'uphill battle'

ESPN's Roger Cossack: "The NFL is pretty darn sure of its position. They know there is going to be an appeal in court. They have very good lawyers on staff. They are in agreement they will win this."


Royals land Ben Zobrist from A's

Kansas City has acquired Zobrist for pitchers Sean Manaea and Aaron Brooks. Zobrist is hitting .268 with 6 HRs in 67 games this season.

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trey wingo @wingoz

The whole deflation sensation was something both NFL and Pats made impossibly bigger by their actions .. both have only themselves to blame