The Deflategate ruling


Tom Brady, with nothing to lose, should take NFL to court

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady shouts as he runs onto the field before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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Brady likely will face an uphill battle to win his lawsuit, which will focus on flaws in the NFL’s discipline and appeals processes.


// Patriots’ defense has done team no favors

Behaving in a secretive and dismissive manner has proven counterproductive and destructive in dealing with Deflategate.


// Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is tarnished forever

This is way worse than Spygate. The hard-earned accomplishments of Brady and the Patriots are tarnished.

Boston Public Market readies for Thursday opening

The 28,000-square-foot retail market features 37 vendors and an assortment of New England products.

// Boston’s best restaurant patios

Whether you’re in the mood for an old favorite or someplace new this summer, these outdoor spots won’t disappoint.

Magazine | Perspective

// Welcome to Boston. Hope you’re not in a hurry.

Jim Braude surveys life in the Land of the Eternal Wait.

// A new Kendall Square envisioned in $1.2b MIT plan

A six-building cluster would include apartments for graduate students and low-income tenants, stores, and a tree-covered plaza.

Mayor Marty Walsh spoke at a news conference Monday about Boston’s Olympic bid.

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Reports of USOC dumping city were last straw for mayor, aide says

When a USOC official said last week that Los Angeles was ready to host the Games, Marty Walsh’s frustration reached its peak.

// Boston can bid for another Olympics — but probably not soon

“The hurdles are pretty huge . . . given what has happened,” a professor and Olympics researcher said.

Kayakers passed under the Longfellow Bridge as it undergoes a restoration project.

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Longfellow Bridge construction extended until late 2018

The delay is because of complications associated with preserving the historic nature of the structure, officials said.

07/28/15: Boston, MA: The Red Sox held a ceremony to retire the #45 of recent Hall of Fame inductee Pedro Martinez before their game vs. the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park. With fellow Hall of Famers Jim Rice, Carlton Fisk and Carl Yastrzemski looking on, he fires the ceremonial first pitch. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section:sports topic:Red Sox-White Sox (1)

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Red Sox, fans pay tribute to Pedro Martinez

The Hall of Fame pitcher returned the love in a pregame ceremony at Fenway Park that retired his No. 45.

Prosecutors back reduced sentence for ex-Boston officer

A former Boston police officer was convicted in a drug dealing scandal that rocked the department several years ago.

// Court filings say Hardwick boy, 7, lived an isolated life

Randall Lints, the boy’s father, had placed an alarm on the boy’s bedroom door to alert him if he left, police said.

// Medford detective in threat incident was admonished in 2012

Stephen LeBert also was disciplined in 1992 after he and his uncle confronted a neighbor who spat on his wife.

Ground Game

// Inside the presidential primaries with James Pindell

Globe reporter James Pindell brings you the latest news from New Hampshire and beyond as 2016 presidential politics take shape.


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// Israel is the GOP’s new wedge issue

Mike Huckabee’s controversial remarks dramatize a far more disturbing development.

The Big Picture

A boy plays during breaktime at the Senator Obama primary school in the village of Kogelo, west of Kenya’s capital of Nairobi on July 16. US President Barack Obama visits Kenya and Ethiopia this month.

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The Big Picture

Obama’s ancestral home

President Obama visits Kenya and Ethiopia this month. His ancestral home of Kogelo is home to Sarah Hussein Obama, his step-grandmother.


// Luminaries join warning against killer robots

Elon Musk, physicist Stephen Hawking, and others warned against a “military AI arms race.”


// Are lawsuits ahead for church-based Boy Scout troops?

The BSA’s 80-member national executive board voted Monday to drop its ban on gay adult leaders.

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