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Clayton's mailbag: Why owners stick together

On issues from Deflategate to Los Angeles relocation, NFL owners are showing how unity keeps them powerful, John Clayton writes. Plus: blocking extra points, the NFLPA's angle and more.

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The great Patriots soap opera rolls on -- but what on earth is their owner doing surrendering to Roger Goodell? And what does it mean for Tom Brady?

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Fans rally in Foxborough

Patriots fans took to Gillette Stadium on Sunday to voice their displeasure with the four-game suspension handed to quarterback Tom Brady over the "Deflategate" scandal.

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NFL owners speak with same voice

On issues from Deflategate to Los Angeles relocation, NFL owners are showing how unity keeps them powerful, John Clayton writes. Why owners stick together

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Clayton: Tom Brady will not be freed

News item: 150 Patriots fans stage a "Free Tom Brady" rally outside Gillette Stadium. John Clayton: "It's not going to change [the NFL's] position whatsoever."

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Importance of OTAs for Jimmy Garoppolo

Mark Schlereth says it's "important and imperative" that the Patriots' QB familiarize himself with New England's offense during organized team activities.

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Roger Staubach: I wouldn't want Hardy

The Cowboys' Hall of Fame QB criticized his former team for signing DE Greg Hardy, who's suspended for the first 10 games of the season. "I don't have any tolerance toward domestic violence," he told KTCK-AM 1310. "If I was making the decision, it probably wouldn't have been good for the Cowboys."

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French Open wild card Louisa Chirico throws a football to warm up shoulder before match. Really. And yes, she says it is properly inflated.

Randy Moss helps a friend graduate

Moss first met Kassi Spier when he was a rookie with the Vikings in 1998 and she was 4 years old. He's been there through her leukemia diagnosis, the death of her father and the diagnosis of a brain tumor. And on Friday night, Moss was there to hand Spier her high school diploma. 'Told her he'd be there'

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NFL investigating L.A. relocation fees

If the Chargers, Raiders or Rams move to Los Angeles, they'd likely have to pay the league a substantial sum, as teams have done in the past. But if the fees are too onerous, teams won't move, so the NFL is looking at solutions. Chargers could pay quarter-billion

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2017 CB recruit Marco Wilson of Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage makes a one-handed backflip catch ... on the run. Your move, Odell Beckham Jr.

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Pats' fan obit: Brady is innocent!

Patricia M. Shong was 72 when she died on Monday. Called a "beloved wife" and a "cherished mother," Shong's Auburn, Mass. Daily obituary also included one unique nugget: "She would also like us to set the record straight for her: Brady is innocent!!"

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Pats fans plan 'Free Tom Brady' rally

Patriots fans want to support their embattled QB, who's facing a 4-game suspension for Deflategate, and will hold a rally on Sunday at Gillette Stadium, according to a recently created Facebook page. The event is described as a "peaceful rally to protest the unjust football arrest of half God half man Tom Brady."

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