NFL upholds Tom Brady’s four-game suspension

BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 07: Tom Brady is seen on December 07, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Stickman/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

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According to reports, Brady has authorized the NFL Players Association to escalate the matter to the legal system.

Document: NFL denies Tom Brady’s appeal on Deflategate

In a 20-page document, the National Football League explained why it was upholding its 4-game suspension of the Patriots’ quarterback.

// Tom Brady had cellphone destroyed, and 10,000 texts along with it

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Cambridge, MA--7/28/2015--Eastgate dorm building is tower at left. Planned sites for MIT development in Kendall Square are photographed, on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 29kendall Reporter: Timothy Logan

MIT unveiling $1.2 billion plan for Kendall Square

MIT is pushing ahead with plans to turn a string of Kendall Square parking lots into six new buildings.

Hillary Clinton

Profit sharing is a win-win

The presidential candidate touts the effects of profit sharing on employees’ paychecks as well as the economy as a whole.

The Epic campus in Verona, Wis., Wednesday, July 1, 2015. (Andy Manis for The Boston Globe)

Epic Systems’ headquarters reflect its creativity, growth

Epic has become the dominant provider of electronic medical record systems for doctors and hospitals across the country.

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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Alex Speier

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Chicago’s ace lefthander would demand a bundle in return, but he has a team-friendly contract and talent that’s nearly unmatched.

Magazine | Perspective

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

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

Movie review

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We all know you can’t go home again, but this coarse retread proves you can’t even go back to Wally World.

The apartment building that Randall E. Lints lived in with his son, seven-year old Jack Loiselle in the Gilbertville section of Hardwick, Massachusetts on July 23, 2015. Jack's father Randall E. Lints of Hardwick, Massachusetts was charged on Wednesday with assault and battery on a child with substantial injury, permitting substantial injury to a child, reckless endangerment of a child and permitting injury to a child after allegedly abusing Jack who was hospitalized on Tuesday night with life-threatening injuries . Matthew Healey for The Boston Globe (METRO Section. Reporter Astead Herndon - Assigning editor Jim Wilson)

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Hardwick boy lived isolated life, records show

The boy who fell into a coma after his father allegedly starved and dehydrated him faced intense isolation and discipline, police said.

// Tipster in Hernandez case had ‘personal contact’ with him

The woman who claims a juror in the Aaron Hernandez trial lied to the judge has been in “personal contact’’ with Hernandez, records show.

// Convicted spy to be paroled in November, lawyers say

Jonathan Pollard, 60, has been imprisoned since 1985 on charges that he was selling classified information to Israel.

// Revere marks anniversary of tornado that ripped through city

The city unveiled a granite stone on Tuesday to remember the historic weather event.

// Video captured detective’s vulgar threat to driver

The Medford detective told a motorist that he would “put a hole right through [his] head” and cursed repeatedly.


// Cynicism didn’t kill the Olympic bid

Taxpayer liability, not small-mindedness, was always the elephant in this room we call Boston.

We’re not the first city to drop our Olympic aspirations after a hard look at the costs.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Who wants to host the Olympics?

Cities all around the world seem increasingly reluctant to host the Games.

// Mass. had its best June for home sales in a decade

Real estate sales, slowed this spring by the year’s record-breaking snowfalls, bounced back with a vengeance last month.

// ‘Spotlight,’ ‘Black Mass,’ ‘Martian’ to be at Toronto film fest

The Boston-based films “Spotlight” and “Black Mass,” plus Matt Damon’s newest “The Martian,” will be screened at the festival.


// When two brains really are better than one

Brainpower from several animals can be pooled together to create a superbrain capable of taking on basic motor activities.

Ground Game

// Inside the presidential primaries with James Pindell

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// A final blow to Olympic bid

The bid elicited a citywide conversation about Boston’s future, and the challenge now is to keep that forward-looking energy going.

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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