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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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Pats well-equipped to handle distractions (2:59)
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Done deal: Royals acquire Zobrist from A's

The Kansas City Royals have acquired Ben Zobrist from the Oakland Athletics for minor league pitchers Sean Manaea and Aaron Brooks, the team announced Tuesday.

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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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Missing Week 1 after Super Bowl win
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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.

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

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CarGo staying in Colorado?
MLB 

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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FSU trying to address off-field problems
College Football 

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
College Football 

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'
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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."

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

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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Tom Brady loses appeal of 4-game ban
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Arbitrator Roger Goodell has ruled to uphold Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in the use of deflated footballs in the Patriots AFC Championship Game win over the Colts in January. Coverage on ESPN

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Games Tom Brady will miss
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  • Week 1: Sept. 10 vs. Pittsburgh
  • Week 2: Sept. 20 at Buffalo
  • Week 3: Sept. 27 vs. Jacksonville
  • Week 5: Oct. 11 at Dallas
Patriots' full schedule

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Mexico fires national soccer coach
Soccer 

Miguel Herrera is out of a job after he allegedly punched a reporter at the Philadelphia airport. Herrera led Mexico to a Gold Cup win and was the team's sixth coach since the 2010 World Cup. Story

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Quick hits about Tom Brady suspension

  • Can participate in training camp and preseason games
  • Will lose about $2M in salary
  • String of 13 consecutive season-opening starts for the Patriots will be snapped

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Multiple SB-winning QBs match called off
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Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger were scheduled to face off against each other in Week 1, but Brady's 4-game suspension has canceled that date. There have been four matchups in the last 25 years of starting QBs who had won multiple Super Bowls. (via Elias) Coverage on ESPN

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Reacting to Tom Brady suspension
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With the upholding of the 4-game suspension, Adam Schefter told NFL Insiders: "I think we'll be headed to court."

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But what about Jimmy?

The sample size is extremely small (27 attempts), but Jimmy Garoppolo was accurate in his limited NFL action in 2014. Among players who threw 25 attempts, Garoppolo had the 2nd-highest completion percentage last season.

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Tom Brady’s 4-game suspension upheld. Will it matter? Patriots started 2-2 or worse in 3 of their 4 Super Bowl-winning seasons.

Ryan Clark: 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."

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Pats equipped to handle distractions
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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."

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Not a lot of QBs in New England
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The Patriots have used a league-low 2 different starting QBs since Tom Brady made his first career start (2001, Week 3). Matt Cassel started 15 games in 2008 after Brady tore his ACL in Week 1. In contrast, the Browns have used an NFL-high 19 different starting QBs since Brady made his first career start.

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Watch: Tom Brady suspension upheld

The NFL Live crew, including Adam Schefter, is breaking down what the 4-game suspension means for Brady and the Patriots. Live coverage on ESPN

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