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Sports Report: Brady Brings Deflategate To Federal Judge


New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has asked a federal judge in Minnesota to overturn his four-game suspension for the scandal known as "Deflategate." In a filing yesterday, lawyers working with the NFL Players Association asked a judge to vacate the suspension or at least put it on hold until the case can be heard.

Meanwhile the New England Patriots have signed free-agent cornerback Tarell Brown. Terms of the deal weren't announced. Brown spent last season with the Oakland Raiders after seven years with the San Francisco 49ers.

The New York Jets summer training camp starts today.


In baseball, in the American League, Texas beat the Yankees 5-2, the White Sox topped Boston 9-2, Houston doubled up the Angels 6-3, Detroit slid past Tampa Bay 2-1, and it was Cleveland over Kansas City 12-1.

In the National League, San Diego defeated the Mets 7-3, San Francisco blanked Milwaukee 5-0, the Cubs edged Colorado 3-2, Washington won against 7-2, and it was Cincinnati over St. Louis 1-0.

In interleague play, Pittsburgh topped Minnesota 10-4, Toronto bested Philadelphia 8-2, the Dodgers won against Oakland 10-7, Baltimore blanked Atlanta 2-0, and it was Arizona over Seattle 8-2.

Troy Tulowitzki says he felt "blindsided" to learn he had been traded to Toronto after 10 seasons with the Colorado Rockies, but it hardly bothered him on the field. The new Blue Jays shortstop homered and had three hits in his first game for Toronto, an 8-2 interleague victory over Philadelphia.


The Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens will meet in the NHL's Winter Classic at the home of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. The Original Six rivals will meet at Gillette Stadium on New Year's Day. The Bruins will be the first team to host the event twice. They also hosted it in 2010, at Fenway Park.

The American flag that goalie Jim Craig draped over his shoulders after the U.S. Miracle on Ice victory at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics is on the auction block.

The flag is one of 19 items in "The Jim Craig 'Miracle on Ice' Collection," which also includes Craig's Olympic gold medal, the jersey he wore against the vaunted Soviet Union and in the gold-medal win against Finland. Also included are the only mask Craig wore during the Winter Games, his skates and goalie equipment, and the goalie sticks from the games against the Soviets and Finland.

Asking price for the collection is $5.7 million. The items are on display through Sunday at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago.

Lelands.com announced the private sale on Wednesday.


Athletes competing in next year's Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games.

An Associated Press analysis of water quality has revealed dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from human sewage in Olympic and Paralympic venues.

Some competitors already training in Rio have already fallen ill with fevers, vomiting and diarrhea.

Horse Racing:

Lady Sheila Stable's La Verdad led every step of the way to romp to a four-length victory Wednesday in the $200,000 Honorable Miss at Saratoga Race Course.

A 5-year-old daughter of Yes It's True trained by Linda Rice and ridden by Jose Ortiz, La Verdad improved to 4-0 this year, all in stakes races, three of them graded. She ran six furlongs on a fast main track in 1:09.14, returning $4.60, $2.20 and $2.10.

Street Story sat off the pace before making a late run to get second, three-quarters of a length ahead of 4-5 favorite Judy the Beauty, who had stalked La Verdad through quick early fractions of 22.47 seconds for a quarter-mile and 45.03 for a half-mile.

Street Story paid $4.30 and $2.10 while Judy the Beauty, 2014 winner of the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint, returned $2.10. Enchantress and Ultimate Shopper completed the order of finish.


In the WNBA, Indiana topped New York 84-72, Washington beat Seattle 87-74, San Antonio defeated Atlanta 102-85, and it was Minnesota over Los Angeles 82-76.

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