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A.J. Feeley

Just like we saw with Spygate nearly eight years ago, accusations of cheating are starting to swirl around the Patriots again with the Deflategate scandal catching headlines.

Appearing on 97.5 FM in Philadelphia, former Dolphins (and Eagles) quarterback A.J. Feeley accused Tom Brady and the Patriots of using illegal footballs in their 2004 Super Bowl season.

Feeley said the Patriots were using old, worn-in footballs during a game against the Dolphins that season. Continue reading Tom Brady, Patriots Used Illegal Footballs in 2004, A.J. Feeley Says »

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EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS CORBIS OUT

On Monday night, in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals, Pierce was already 5-of-6 from three when Washington Wizards coach Randy Wittman decided it was time for Paul Pierce to, once again, unleash his late-game heroics.  With 9.5 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, down 104-101 to the Atlanta Hawks, everybody in the Verizon Center – home of the Washington Wizards – knew where the ball was going.  Pierce, who had just hit a buzzer-beater in their previous game to put the Wizards up 2 to 1 in the series against the higher-seeded Hawks, has spent this postseason viciously reminding everyone why he had earned the nickname ‘The Truth’. Continue reading The Truth is (Still) Out There: An Update on Paul Pierce »

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Any Boston-based sports fan will always tell you how annoying it can be to miss out on the latest updates about the Red Sox or the Patriots, especially near Superbowl season. Continue reading Useful Apps for Boston Sports Fans »

In a rather stunning announcement early Monday evening, the NFL levied some of the most severe punishments a team has ever faced against the New England Patriots in the aftermath of the Wells Report. The team was fined $1 million, the most a team has ever been fined, as well as being docked a 2016 first round draft pick and a 2017 fourth round draft pick.

The biggest news though was the four-game suspension of future Hall of Fame quarterback and four time Super Bowl winner Tom  Brady. Pending an appeal, Brady will miss the Patriots first four games plus the team’s week four bye week. He will be allowed to participate in off-season activities and training camp, but once the season begins he will not be allowed at the Patriots facility. Continue reading On #Deflategate, The Patriots Were Wrong, But Now The NFL Is Too »

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Tom Brady has been unhappy with the offense's performance this season (Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports).

1. Boston sports right now:

* Celtics out of the playoffs and Kevin Love may hate them

* Bruins complete under achievers

* Red Sox are currently paying $2,525,287 per win (Astros are paying $717,467 a win)

* Patriot nation is hunted

2. Championship Banner raised:

* As suggested – banner doesn’t get raised until Brady’s first home game. It will be a crazy party for that game and the NFL will have their opener this year with no celebration Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: See You in Court! »

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was suspended four games by the NFL on Monday, days after the release of the Wells Report, which concluded that Brady was “generally aware” the Patriots probably deflated footballs used in the AFC Championship game against the Colts earlier this year. The Patriots won that game 45-7.

The Patriots were also fined $1 million and docked a first-round pick in next year’s draft and a fourth-round pick in the 2017 draft.

The following is a list of why Brady being suspended for a quarter of the season is asinine, asiten, asileven, asitwelve!

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First, let’s take a step back and examine what we’re talking about here. Continue reading Reasons Why Tom Brady #Deflategate Suspension is Ridiculous »

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Jan 2, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg (72) in front of the net during the second period against the Nashville Predators at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Bruins backup goalie Niklas Svedberg has signed a contract to play for Salavat of the KHL.

Svedberg was first signed by the Bruins in May of 2012. The 2012-13 season saw Svedberg in Providence playing for the AHL Bruins. He appeared in one game during the 2013-14 season and became the full time backup to Tuukka Rask during the 2014-15 season, appearing in 19 games.

In his 19 appearances, he had a record of 8-5 with a save percentage of .918. His 2.33 goals against average was 29th out of 92 total NHL goalies in 2015, but he often looked shaky in net. Bruins coach Claude Julien appeared to have little trust in Svedberg, as he only appeared in 18 games in 2014-15. Tuukka Rask was forced to play in a career high 70 games, smashing his previous career high of 58. The Bruins were likely already going to be in the market for a veteran backup goalie, as Malcolm Subban may not be quite ready for full time NHL backup work and is also an enticing trade chip for the Bruins.

His agent said the goal is for Svedberg to eventually return to the NHL as a starting goalie.

The news was confirmed by CSNNE’s Joe Haggerty.

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