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Sep 4, 2015

Brady to suit up after ‘Deflategate’ win; NFL appeals

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Star quarterback Tom Brady will play in the New England Patriots’ season opener next week after a federal judge threw out his “Deflategate” suspension on Thursday – but the National Football League has not conceded defeat just yet.

Within hours of the ruling, the NFL appealed the order vacating Brady’s four-game suspension.

Sep 3, 2015

NFL’s Goodell damaged but not out after ‘Deflategate’ ruling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The NFL’s defeat in the drawn-out “Deflategate” saga marked the latest setback in Roger Goodell’s nine-year run as commissioner.

But as long as the National Football League continues to reap hefty profits, he is seen as unlikely to lose the league’s top job anytime soon.

Sep 3, 2015

U.S. judge tosses Tom Brady’s ‘Deflategate’ NFL suspension

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Tom Brady triumphed over the National
Football League on Thursday when a federal judge threw out his
“Deflategate” suspension, clearing the way for the New England
Patriots star quarterback to play in next week’s season opener.

In a setback for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, the judge
in New York vacated Goodell’s decision in July to uphold Brady’s
four-game suspension over his alleged role in a scheme to
deflate footballs used in the Patriots’ January playoff victory.

Sep 3, 2015

Judge tosses Tom Brady’s ‘Deflategate’ NFL suspension

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Tom Brady triumphed over the National Football League on Thursday when a federal judge threw out his “Deflategate” suspension, clearing the way for the New England Patriots star quarterback to play in next week’s season opener.

In a setback for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, the judge in New York vacated Goodell’s decision in July to uphold Brady’s four-game suspension over his alleged role in a scheme to deflate footballs used in the Patriots’ January playoff victory.

Sep 1, 2015

Two decades later, Ripken’s record remains a testament to work ethic

By Steve Ginsburg

(Reuters) – Twenty years after breaking the record for consecutive games played, Cal Ripken, Jr. insists the reason the feat remains one of baseball’s most cherished moments is because it involved a trait the average person can understand: a strong work ethic.

“So many people still share their own streak stories with me,” Ripken said. “They’ll say they work at a plant or a hospital and haven’t missed a day in 31 years. Kids with perfect attendance, not just for one year but every year of school.

Aug 28, 2015

Al Arbour, former longtime coach of NHL’s Islanders, dies

By Steve Ginsburg

(Reuters) – Former longtime New York Islanders coach Al Arbour, who ranks second in all-time wins as a coach in National Hockey League, has died at the age of 82, the team said on Friday.

Arbour led the Islanders to four consecutive championships in the 1980s and his 782 regular-season wins behind the bench trails only Scotty Bowman for the most victories in the NHL.

Aug 27, 2015

Former 76ers basketball star Darryl Dawkins dies

By Steve Ginsburg

(Reuters) – Former National Basketball Association star Darryl Dawkins, known as “Chocolate Thunder” for his powerful dunks and flamboyant personality, died on Thursday of a heart attack, his family said. He was 58.

An explosive center whose dunks shattered two glass backboards in 1979, Dawkins got his nickname from musical great Stevie Wonder. In a 14-season NBA career he averaged 12 points, 6.1 assists and 1.4 blocks per game, statistics that were dwarfed by an outsized personality.

Aug 25, 2015

Arrests in U.S. general population higher than for NFL players: study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The arrest rate for the general U.S. population was nearly twice that of NFL players from 2000 to 2013, refuting a perception generated by recent news stories that professional football players are more prone to criminal behavior, a new study shows.

Researchers compared overall arrest rates among 1,952 National Football League players with men between the ages of 20 and 39 across the country during that period.

Aug 25, 2015

IndyCar driver Wilson dies after wreck

By Steve Ginsburg

(Reuters) – British IndyCar driver Justin Wilson died on Monday after suffering a severe head injury during a wreck in the closing laps of a race the previous day at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania, IndyCar officials said. He was 37.

Wilson, a former Formula One driver and seven-time winner in IndyCar racing, had been in critical condition in a coma at a hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania, before his death.

Aug 25, 2015

Motor racing-IndyCar driver Wilson dies after wreck

Aug 24 (Reuters) – British IndyCar driver Justin Wilson died on Monday after suffering a severe head injury during a wreck in the closing laps of a race on Sunday at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania, IndyCar officials said. He was 37.

Wilson, a former Formula One driver and seven-time winner in IndyCar racing, had been in a coma at a hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania, before his death.