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Patriots, Saints tested each other this week

Teams will meet Saturday night in preseason game in New Orleans
08/21/2015 10:53 PM EDT
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.VA. -- Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler appreciated the chance to spend a couple days being tested at practice by record-setting quarterback Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints' offense, even if there were moments when last season's Super Bowl hero got the worst of his matchup. 
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'Deflategate' judge says Brady suspension in jeopardy
08/19/2015 03:52 PM EDT - NEW YORK -- Tom Brady might have reason to practice more intensely after a judge made clear Wednesday that the New England quarterback's four-game suspension for underinflated footballs is in jeopardy. Full Story

Tom Brady doesn't practice day before hearing
08/18/2015 11:04 PM EDT - FOXBOROUGH -- Tom Brady wasn't on the practice field with the New England Patriots on Tuesday, a day before the court hearing for the NFL and the players' union. Full Story

Judge puts NFL on hot seat as he belittles 'Deflategate'
08/12/2015 11:41 PM EDT - NEW YORK >> A federal judge put the NFL on the defensive over its four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Wednesday, demanding to know what evidence directly links Brady to deflating footballs and belittling the drama of the controversy. Full Story

Transcript from NFL hearing shows Tom Brady denied Deflategate accusations under oath
08/05/2015 06:32 AM EDT - NEW YORK — Tom Brady denied under oath to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that he tampered with footballs before the AFC title game, and investigator Ted Wells said in a transcript that he never warned the New England Patriots quarterback he would be punished if he didn't turn over his cellphone. Full Story

NFLPA complains to league about Patriots' discipline of Butler
06/26/2015 06:10 AM EDT - NEW YORK — The NFL Players Association has complained to the league about whether the Patriots improperly disciplined cornerback Malcolm Butler during voluntary workouts. Full Story

Brady's turn to state his case comes Tuesday
06/20/2015 02:40 AM EDT - FOXBOROUGH -- Tom Brady grew from a sixth-round draft choice into one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history. Full Story

Patriots defenders line up to replace Vince Wilfork
06/18/2015 06:30 AM EDT - FOXBOROUGH — For a day, at least, Vince Wilfork was with the Patriots again, to collect a Super Bowl ring at the home of team owner Robert Kraft. Full Story

Goodell wants to hear directly from Tom Brady in appeal
05/20/2015 11:11 PM EDT - SAN FRANCISCO -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday it's his responsibility to hear directly from New England quarterback Tom Brady in his appeal of his four-game suspension in the deflated footballs case. Full Story

Kraft won't appeal, but Brady's appeal will go forward
05/20/2015 12:56 AM EDT - SAN FRANCISCO -- Now that Patriots owner Robert Kraft is not appealing his team's punishments in the deflated footballs scandal, only his quarterback's challenge remains. Full Story

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2015 VMA photos: Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj open together

Miley Cyrus led the pack for over-the-top outfits, while Taylor Swift classes up the night at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.