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Kraft: 'I was wrong to put my faith in the league'

Patriots owner Robert Kraft blasted the NFL for upholding Tom Brady's four-game suspension and apologized to the team's fans for accepting the league's penalties.

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'Miracle' goalie selling memorabilia for $5.7M

Jim Craig, the goaltender from the "Miracle on Ice" team, is hoping to sell nearly all his memorabilia from the 1980 Olympics in one 19-item lot for an asking price of $5.7 million.


McGregor: Rousey would take me down in second

Interim UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor says Ronda Rousey isn't someone he'd want to fight. "She would throw me on my head in literally one second flat," he said.

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The NFL's top offenses: Why NE is still No. 1

Even with Tom Brady suspended for four games, Mike Sando remains high on the Patriots offense. But which other units fill out his top five? Here's a hint: A certain top-tier QB wasn't included.

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Red Sox retire 45 of 'leader' Pedro Martinez

The Summer of Love, Pedro style, continued unabated Tuesday night in Fenway Park, where the Red Sox honored newly minted Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez by retiring his number.

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Olney: Jays must go all-in

After giving their already explosive lineup a boost by bringing in Troy Tulowitzki, the Blue Jays must now get help for their rotation. Will they be willing to pay the price for a top starter? Under pressure (Insider)

Jim Craig selling 'Miracle on Ice' items

The goalie is selling 19 pieces of memorabilia from the 1980 Olympics, including his game-worn jersey from the United States' 4-3 win over the Soviet Union. Craig hopes to fetch $5.7M for the lot. Continuing to own the items has taken its toll: "Unfortunately you think about this stuff getting stolen all the time."

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All Access: Ronda Rousey

Get a behind-the-scenes look (just check out that cat clock!) as Rousey prepares for her upcoming fight against Bethe Correia.


Dodgers get Mat Latos from Marlins

The Dodgers acquired the RHP along with 1B Michael Morse in exchange for three minor league pitchers, according to multiple reports. Los Angeles also gets the No. 34 pick in next year's draft. Latos has a 4.48 ERA this season.

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Quite the tribute

At the funeral of their longtime teacher, these New Zealand high school boys honored him with the Haka dance, made famous by the country's rugby team.


Tiger's military escort

Woods watches play during today's Quicken Loans National pro-am, accompanied by a group of military member caddies. The tournament benefits Woods' foundation, as well as the armed forces.


Chael Sonnen: Rousey's a competitor

"She has everybody scared of her arm bar. It's a beautiful arm bar. But Ronda has so much more in her toolbox."


Welcome back, Eric Berry

The Chiefs safety, wearing No. 29, took the field at practice today, eight months after being diagnosed with lymphoma.

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Albert Pujols one HR shy of 30, would be his 13th yr with 30+ HR. Only Hank Aaron (15) & Alex Rodriguez, Barry Bonds (14 each) have more.

'This is very sad and disappointing to me'

Robert Kraft today on Tom Brady's case: "Six months removed from the AFC Championship Game, the league still has no hard evidence of anybody doing anything to tamper with the PSI levels of footballs." Full statement


ICYMI: Ouch! Betts tumbles over the wall

Red Sox CF Mookie Betts almost robbed White Sox 1B Jose Abreu of a homer Tuesday, but the ball spilled out of his glove when he hit the ground, resulting in a two-run shot. Betts exited with concussion symptoms.


'I tried to do what I thought was right'

Patriots owner Robert Kraft blasted the NFL for upholding Tom Brady's four-game suspension and apologized to the team's fans for agreeing to accept the league's penalties. 'I was wrong'

Rory McIlroy to miss another event

McIlroy won't be defending his title at next week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. McIlroy, who suffered ligament damage in his ankle while playing soccer, also missed The Open.

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'A good case, not a great one' for Brady

ESPN legal analyst Ryan Smith on Tom Brady's chances in court: "What's really going to matter is going in there and deciding whether the procedure used to judge this appeal was fundamentally fair. That's going to be the key."


Robert Kraft: I regret backing off

Patriots owner Robert Kraft: "Tom Brady is a person of great integrity ... Yet for reasons I cannot comprehend, there are those in the league office who are more determined to prove that they were right rather than admit any culpability of their own or take any responsibility through the initiation of a process and ensuing investigation that was flawed."

Tom Brady: 'I did nothing wrong'

"I did nothing wrong, and no one in the Patriots organization did either. ... To suggest that I destroyed a phone to avoid giving the NFL information it requested is completely wrong." Full statement

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Olney: The Time To Move Hamels Is Now

The offers are on the table, and they probably aren't going to get any better. The time has finally come for the Phillies to choose the best deal and ship Cole Hamels off to a contender. 10 teams under pressure (Insider)

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NFLPA exec impressed by Kraft

NFLPA spokesperson George Atallah, after hearing Patriots owner Robert Kraft speak on Tom Brady's case, tweeted: "Speechless. Wow."

'Wrong to put my faith in the league'

Patriots owner Robert Kraft: "I had hoped that Tom Brady's appeal to the league would provide Roger Goodell the necessary explanation. ... Now the league has taken the matter to court. A tactic only a lawyer would recommend."