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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.

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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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Mets' Mejia suspended 162 games for PEDs

New York Mets right-hander Jenrry Mejia has been suspended 162 games without pay after testing positive for performance-enhancing substances, his second PED-related suspension.

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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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Chael Sonnen: Rousey's a competitor
UFC 

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

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UFC 

Welcome back, Eric Berry
NFL 

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

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NFL 

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

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

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ICYMI: Ouch! Betts tumbles over the wall
MLB 

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.

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MLB 

'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
Golf 

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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Golf 

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

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."

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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'
NFL 

"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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NFL 

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'
NFL 

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."

NFL 

Bill Belichick doesn't feel the heat
NFL 

The 90-degree weather didn't stop the Patriots coach from wearing his signature hoodie while he deflected comments about the ongoing situation involving his QB and the league.

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NFL 

Jen Welter's first pro football check
NFL 

The new Cardinals coach saved the check, not for how much she made ($1 per game), but because of what it represents: "While it wasn't a dream I could have ever had, now it's a dream other girls can grow up having."

Josh Weinfuss
NFL 

Fan barehands foul ball with ease
MLB 

Who needs a glove at a ballgame these days? Certainly not this fan at the Red Sox game.

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MLB 

Fans help buy gear for Haitian team

Two fans noticed the Haitian Special Olympics soccer team didn't have any uniforms or cleats, causing them to slip and fall. They decided to do something fast -- and found lots of supporters willing to help. $2,000 collected

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What to know: USC's Steve Sarkisian
College Football 

  • 2nd season at USC (9-4)
  • In his 6 years as a head coach, Sarkisian's win total has never regressed. Last year he won 9 games for the 2nd straight year -- he's never won 10 games in a season

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College Football 

Watch: Steve Sarkisian on SportsCenter
College Football 

The USC coach joins SportsCenter to talk about the Trojans' upcoming season. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

College Football 

'This is very sad and disappointing'
NFL 

Patriots owner Robert Kraft had harsh words for the NFL: "Given the facts ... it is completely incomprehensible to me that the league continues to take steps to disparage one of its all-time great players."

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NFL 

Abby Wambach to play in Rio Olympics
Soccer 

Only a month removed from a World Cup victory, Wambach has eyes on the future: "I'm planning on playing in Rio next summer. I gotta let my body recover, because that's the thing about artificial surface. Seven games is a lot of games." (via WHAM in Rochester)

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