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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.