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Dolphins hope rejuvenated season can get them past New England

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Can anyone beat the New England Patriots? And if so, can anyone be a team that started as one of the biggest disappointments of the NFL? The Miami Dolphins, left for dead under Joe Philbin, have now won two straight games under interim coach Dan Campbell and have a shot at saving their season. The Dolphins have had easier challenges than the undefeated Patriots of Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. New England has lost only once in its last 22…

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Judge decides that NFL was wrong in suspending Tom Brady

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A federal judge’s ruling has returned New England star quarterback Tom Brady to the playing field and has, in effect, taken the air out of the ball for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Judge Richard Berman ruled that the collective bargaining agreement with the NFL Players Association did not, in fact, give Goodell the power to suspend Brady for four games for being “generally aware” that deflating the footballs had occurred. Goodell said that the NFL will appeal. “The court finds that…

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Questions remain in the NFL’s suspension of Pats’ quarterback Tom Brady

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The commercial is coming soon. Tom Brady will walk into a cell phone store, and he will pick up a new model, and he’ll say “Can it be destroyed easily?” Maybe he’ll add “How long does it store messages?” And, finally, he’ll ask “Is it shock-proof? Waterproof? Commissioner-proof?” In a case that was once about air, we are down to a discussion of cell phones and air time. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made sure of that when he upheld Brady’s…

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says Tom Brady’s suspension stands

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In the end, it wasn’t just that someone tinkered with the footballs. It was that the same someone destroyed his new cell phone. Linking one with the other, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the four-game suspension of New England quarterback Tom Brady on Tuesday. The question is how severely, if at all, will the cheating allegation affect the legacy of Brady, a four-time Super Bowl champion. Investigator Ted Wells found enough evidence that Brady had indeed affected the footballs, and…

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Too often, teams think losing is a worse trait than cheating

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More and more, we applaud as our teams deal from the bottom of the deck. More and more, we cheer as they stuff aces up their sleeves. We are immune to cheating. Worse, we seem to have developed a certain appreciation for it, as if those are the guys who are really trying to win. When is the last college football fan you met who was ashamed that his team had broken the rules? When is the last New England…

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Did the NFL over-punish Tom Brady?

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Like most of us, I believe in punishment. Like most of us, I believe the NFL needs a tough guy in charge. But not this. Not strength with a lack of wisdom. Not toughness without judgment. Like most of us, I have applauded suspensions whenever they have occurred, and I have cursed those who dared to protest their sentences in the face of logic. The world is a loony bin, and sports along with it. We have lived through murderers…

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