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Keith Strudler: Tom Brady And The Supreme Court

Jul 20, 2016

I hung out with a lawyer friend of mine yesterday, and I’ve come to the very obvious conclusion that we live in a litigious society. I mean, you can literally take anything or anyone to court. Some of these cases get pretty serious, and some of them less so. But just because you don’t have a case doesn’t mean you can’t try. And, if you’re crafty enough and get the right lawyer, you might just win. Or settle, since apparently hardly anything actually goes to court anymore.

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In the NBA playoffs, Toronto beat Cleveland 105-99 to tie the series at 2 games apiece.


In baseball, in the American League, the Blue Jays kept their 1 ½ game lead in the AL East after both New York and Toronto lost yesterday. Boston topped Toronto 10-4, Baltimore beat the Yankees 5-3, Tampa Bay blanked Detroit 8-0, Cleveland bested the White Sox 6-4, Minnesota edged Kansas City 3-2 in 12 innings, Houston won against Oakland 11-5, and it was Seattle over Texas 6-0.


The defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots have their first victory of the 2015 season. A judge overturned star quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension, allowing him to play in the season opener next Thursday night against Pittsburgh. The NFL says it will appeal the matter known as "Deflategate."

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In baseball, in the American League, the Yankees beat Cleveland 8-6, Toronto doubled up Oakland 4-2, Texas edged Minnesota 6-5, and it was the Angels over Kansas City 7-6.


New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith will be sidelined at least 6-10 weeks with a broken jaw after being punched by teammate Ikemefuna Enemkpali in the locker room yesterday morning. Smith will require surgery to repair the injuries. Coach Todd Bowles says the Jets have released Enemkpali, an outside linebacker in his second season. Bowles says the incident had "nothing to do with football."Ryan Fitzpatrick is expected to assume the starting quarterback job, with rookie Bryce Petty as his backup. Enemkpali was immediately released.


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.


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has upheld New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game. The league announced the decision yesterday. Goodell says Brady told an assistant to destroy his cellphone on or just before March 6th. Brady met with independent investigator Ted Wells on that day.

5/12/15 Panel

May 12, 2015

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, SUNY Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao, and Associate Editor of the Time Union, Mike Spain.

Scheduled topics include Tom Brady four game suspension, Skelos out, White House anger over Seymour Hersh’s Bin Laden story, Arctic drilling, Picasso painting sells for $179 million.


Tom Brady threw touchdown passes to four different receivers while completing 33 of his 53 passes for 333 yards as New England whipped Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos 43-21. Rob Gronkowski snared one of Brady's four TD tosses and had nine receptions for 105 yards. Julian Edelman scored touchdowns on a five-yard catch and an 84-yard punt return while the Pats were scoring 24 unanswered points in the second quarter to carry a 27-7 lead into the locker room.

Pats Dominate Ravens 41-7

Dec 23, 2013

In the NFL, the New England Patriots breezed past Baltimore 41-7 yesterday, ending the Ravens' four-game winning streak and diminishing the postseason hopes of the defending Super Bowl champions. New England took a 17-0 lead early in the second quarter and never let up behind a defense that forced four turnovers and had four sacks.

Elsewhere, Geno Smith threw two touchdown passes to David Nelson and ran for another score as the Jets topped Cleveland 24-13. Smith finished 20 of 36 for 214 yards and ran for 48 more without committing a turnover.

In the NFL, the Carolina Panthers have moved into a first-place tie with New Orleans in the NFC South. Cam Newton threw for 273 yards and a touchdown as the Panthers won 30-20 over the New York Jets.

The Miami Dolphins had a 24-20 breakthrough victory over the AFC East-leading New England Patriots. A fourth-down pass from Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was intercepted by reserve safety Michael Thomas in the end zone with 2 seconds left, and Miami held on to win.

In the NFL, Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes in the final 61 seconds, helping the New England Patriots rally for a 27-26 victory over the Cleveland Browns yesterday. New England lost tight end Rob Gronkowski to a leg injury in the third quarter.

Elsewhere, Geno Smith threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score as the New York Jets set a season high for points in a 37-27 win over Oakland.

In the NFL, the New England Patriots beat the Denver Broncos 34-31 in overtime, after a misplayed punt led to a 31-yard field goal. Denver's Tony Carter ran into Ryan Allen's punt after it landed and Nate Ebner recovered for New England at the Broncos 13-yard line. After Tom Brady ran twice to line up the kick, Stephen Gostkowski connected for his 21st successful field goal attempt.

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In the NFL, the Jets pulled an upset by stopping the Saints 26-20. The loss drops the Saints to 5-2 while the Jets are 5-4.

Elsewhere, the Pittsburgh Steelers gave up the most points in franchise history in suffering a 55-31 loss to New England. Tom Brady passed for 432 yards and four TDs for the 7-2 Pats. The 55 points were the most scored by an NFL team this season.

Will It Be A Boston Year? World Series Now Tied

Oct 28, 2013
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The World Series is tied at two games apiece. Jonny Gomes blasted a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the sixth inning to lead Boston to a 4-2 triumph over the Cardinals in St. Louis. He was inserted into the starting lineup once Shane Victorino was scratched due to lower back tightness.

David Ortiz provided three of the Red Sox's six hits and scored twice, including once on Stephen Drew's sacrifice fly. Game 5 is today in St. Louis. Jon Lester will start for the Red Sox against Adam Wainwright.

The Jets and the Patriots opened up week 2 of the NFL season Thursday night. Tom Brady threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Dobson on the game's first series and the Pats held off the Jets 13-10 despite managing just nine first downs and 234 yards total offense.

The Pats played without wide receiver Danny Amendola and tight end Rob Gronkowski, who missed the game because of injuries.  Jets rookie QB Geno Smith threw three interceptions in the fourth quarter. New England is now 2-0 on the season.

In college football action, Texas Tech beat No. 24 TCU 20-10.

Boston Takes Fourth Straight Win

Aug 29, 2013
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In baseball, pinch hitter Mike Carp's bloop single to left in the eighth inning lifted the Red Sox over Baltimore 4-3 last night. Shane Victorino drove in a run for Boston with an RBI single.

Elsewhere in the American League, Toronto passed the Yankees 7-2. Texas beat Seattle 12-4. Oakland cruised ahead of Detroit 14-4. Tampa Bay outscored the Angels 4-1. The White Sox trumped Houston 6-1 and Kansas City defeated Minnesota 8-1.

Major League Baseball Is Pausing For Rules Change

Aug 16, 2013
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Major League Baseball is expanding its video review process next season. Managers will be allowed one challenge over the first six innings of games and two after the seventh inning until the end of the game. Calls that are challenged will be reviewed by a crew in MLB headquarters in New York City, which will make the final ruling. The proposal is to be voted on by the owners in November.

Brady Sprains Knee, Giving New England A Scare

Aug 15, 2013
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In the NFL, the New England Patriots got a scare Wednesday when quarterback Tom Brady limped off the practice field. Brady sprained his left knee after he was hit after throwing a pass. His return is day to day.

In baseball news, the New York Yankees pounded the L.A. Angels 11-3. Alfonso Soriano homered twice for the second straight night and drove in a career-high seven runs. That gives him a staggering 13 RBIs in two games.

WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update

Feb 26, 2013
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The Boston Celtics beat the Utah Jazz 110-107 last night. Paul Pierce scored 26 points, including seven straight in overtime. He had a chance to win it in regulation, but his 19-footer at the buzzer rimmed out. Denver topped the Lakers 119-108, ending a four-game winning streak for L.A. Washington beat Toronto 90-84 and Atlanta edged ahead of Detroit 114-103.

Checking the NHL, Toronto doubled up Philadelphia 4-2. Ottawa defeated Montreal 2-1 and Nashville beat Dallas 5-4.