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Sports Judge puts NFL on hot seat as he belittles 'Deflategate' Judge puts NFL on hot seat as he belittles 'Deflategate' (Photo Gallery)
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.
Sports 'Deflategate' judge pressures NFL, union, Brady to settle 'Deflategate' judge pressures NFL, union, Brady to settle
A judge is urging last-minute settlement talks between the NFL, the players' union and Tom Brady before a Wednesday hearing in the legal dispute over the superstar quarterback's suspension for using underinflated footballs.
Sports Rio water pollution suspected as cause of 13 U.S. rowers' illnesses Rio water pollution suspected as cause of 13 U.S. rowers' illnesses
Thirteen rowers on the 40-member U.S. team came down with stomach illness at the World Junior Rowing Championships - a trial run for next summer's Olympics - and the team doctor said she suspected it was due to pollution in the lake where the competition took place.
Sports Dombrowski out as Tigers' president, GM; Al Avila takes over Dombrowski out as Tigers' president, GM; Al Avila takes over
Dave Dombrowski is out as president and general manager of the Detroit Tigers, ending a run of nearly 14 seasons in which he helped turn the franchise from an afterthought into one of the American League's powerhouses.