The Deflategate ruling


Patriots’ defense has done team no favors

Tom Brady walked to the sideline after throwing an interception in the first quarter of Super Bowl XLIX against the Seahawks in Glendale, Ariz., on Feb. 1.

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


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

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 quarterback Tom Brady is tarnished forever

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

Olympics bid comes to an end

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.

// Walsh makes graceful Olympic exit, but not without bruises

The effort to host the Games ended without Mayor Marty Walsh fracturing his relationships with Boston 2024 leaders.

// Panel backs City Council raise, but some councilors want more

Said Council President Bill Linehan of the $9,500 boost, the council’s first raise since 2006: “That’s totally inadequate.”

Boston Public Market readies for Thursday opening

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

// Longfellow Bridge construction extended until late 2018

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

// 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.

// Rand Paul defends campaign during N.H. swing

The US senator from Kentucky isn’t worried about his current poll numbers. The campaign is playing the long game, aides add.

Pedro Martinez threw out the first pitch Tuesday with fellow Red Sox Hall of Famers Jim Rice, Carlton Fisk, and Carl Yastrzemski — and his newly retired No. 45 — behind him.

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Pedro Martinez’ number joins other Sox greats on facade

Martinez, the first Red Sox pitcher to have his number retired, was greeted with adoration by the Fenway Park faithful on Tuesday.

// 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.

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// Olympics bid is dead, but Brattle report will live on

The leaders of the Cambridge research firm think their study — which will cost as much as $250,000 — will still be worth the money.

// Threat video wasn’t first run-in for Medford detective

Stephen LeBert was admonished for a 2012 incident and also was disciplined in 1992 after he confronted a neighbor.


// Fan safety at the ballpark isn’t optional

There have been more than enough screams at Fenway this season, cries that have nothing to do with the team’s performance.

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.



// Amazon’s new storefront, Launchpad, takes on The Grommet

The company’s new storefront borrows heavily from Somerville-based e-commerce site The Grommet.


// 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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