Pats coach Belichick on having Brady back: 'He never left'

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick watches action from the sideline in the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Like every game, Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he's focused on his next opponent. But he doesn't feel as if he's got a new edge with star quarterback Tom Brady able to play in the regular0season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers.



Judge's NFL bashing skips judgment of Brady in 'Deflategate'

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2015, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady smiles during a news conference after an NFL football practice in Foxborough, Mass. A federal judge deflated "Deflategate" Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, erasing New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for a controversy that the NFL claimed threatened football's integrity. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell went too far in affirming punishment of the Super Bowl winning quarterback. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A judge's ruling freeing New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to play football erased his four-game suspension but failed to address the root question of the "Deflategate" scandal: What did Brady know about a plot to deflate balls before January's AFC championship game?



Tom Brady posts statement on Facebook

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2015, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds up the game ball after an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Foxborough, Mass. Brady can suit up for his team's season opener after a judge erased his four-game suspension for "Deflategate."(AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)Tom Brady posted a statement on Facebook on Friday night, a day after U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman vacated the New England quarterback's four-game suspension in the "Deflategate" scandal.



Taylor's pinch-hit HR lifts Nationals over Braves, 5-2 in 10

Washington Nationals' Michael Taylor hits a three-run homer to win the game during the 10th inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, in Washington. The Nationals won 5-2. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Taylor had a pinch-hit, three-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Washington Nationals to a 5-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.



No. 4 Baylor plenty of offense in 56-21 opener at SMU

Baylor quarterback Seth Russell (17) passes between SMU defenders Mason Gentry (93) and Shakiel Randolph (28) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)DALLAS (AP) — Seth Russell threw for 376 yards with three of his five touchdowns to Jay Lee, and the new starting quarterback also ran for a score as fourth-ranked Baylor finally got back on the field with 56-21 victory at SMU on Friday night.





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