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Rules indeed were broken — by the NFL


Judge Berman’s ruling cited three violations of process that doomed the NFL’s case against Tom Brady.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell


Goodell is in quicksand, and he’s taking NFL down with him

The Brady ruling shows — again — that the commissioner is over his head when it comes to disciplinary matters.

Patriots QB Tom Brady left federal court after a hearing with the NFL in New York on Monday.

Judge rebukes NFL, Brady free to play

The Patriots QB can suit up for his team’s season opener after a judge erased his Deflategate suspension.


// Shouldn’t the Patriots now go for complete vindication?

Why not go back to court for the cash, and the picks, and the team’s reputation?

New England Patriots fans Andrew (left) and Luke Sheridan, of Hanover, Mass., held signs referring to Judge Richard Berman before Thursday night’s preseason game in Foxborough.

Judge’s decision in Brady case raises cost of Patriots opener

Ticket sales and prices for the Patriots’ first game spiked on the resale market after a federal judge threw out Tom Brady’s suspension.

FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2014, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pauses as he speaks during a news conference in New York. A federal judge deflated

Roger Goodell won’t attend Patriots opener

It will be the first time that Goodell will not attend the NFL opener since becoming commissioner in 2006.

Nissy Koye, friend of Tima Kurdi, the sister of Syrian refugee Abdullah Kurdi whose sons Aylan and Galip and wife Rehan were among 12 people who drowned in Turkey trying to reach Greece, lights a candle near photographs of the boys outside Tima's home in Coquitlam, British Columbia September 3, 2015. A photograph of the tiny body of 3-year old Aylan Kurdi washed up in the Aegean resort of Bodrum swept social media on Wednesday and featured on front pages on Thursday, spawning sympathy and outrage at the perceived inaction of developed nations in helping refugees. REUTERS/


Image of drowned Syrian boy haunts the world

The photo captures everything we don’t want to see: a vicious civil war, a surge of refugees, the death of an innocent.

Alex Speier

// Young Red Sox getting a long look

The recent Red Sox struggles have created player development and evaluation opportunities that almost never existed.

Millis gun attack story fabricated, official says

SWAT team police officers were seen Millis after a police cruiser was reportedly shot at.

John Blanding/Globe Staff

The only ballistic evidence found at the site came from the officer himself, who was a part-time officer, a police spokesman said.

From left: Incumbents Michael Flaherty, Stephen J. Murphy, Ayanna Pressley, and Michelle Wu; and challenger Annissa Essaibi-George.

Globe file photos

What you need to know about Boston’s City Council races

The few challengers on the ballot face an uphill climb to unseat popular incumbents.

Drugs suspected in death of woman whose daughter died in foster care

A year ago, heroin cost Jessica Conway her daughter. On Wednesday, police suspect, it cost Conway her life.

UMass, unions reach deal on $10.9m in back pay

The school negotiated new contracts with the unions last year, but they have been unfunded amid a disagreement with the Legislature.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump answered questions from reporters last Saturday at the National Federation of Republican Assemblies in Nashville, Tenn.

Trump signs pledge to commit to backing GOP’s nominee

The billionaire businessman roiled the Republican race when he refused to make such a promise in the campaign’s first debate.

Boston drivers are worst in the US, and Allstate has proof

It’s official, according to Allstate insurance data on claims, and Worcester and Springfield weren’t far behind.

Winchester releases separation agreement with principal

Sean Kiley will receive $128,750 in 26 installments made every two weeks while he is on paid leave through August 2016.

In wake of suicides, MIT bolsters mental health services

The move followed soul-searching across the school after four suicides in the span of a year.

//[1]-1683--90x90.jpg Ky. clerks to license marriages as boss is jailed

A judge offered to release Kim Davis if she would not interfere with the same-sex marriage licensing, but Davis chose to stay in jail.

Ground Game

// Ted Cruz sells himself as antiestablishment candidate

The US senator from Texas stopped in N.H. on Monday to open his campaign office in Manchester.

Opinion & Ideas

Renée Graham

// Kim Davis follows the footsteps of George Wallace

This uncivil civil servant isn’t a religious freedom fighter. She’s a homophobe, pure and simple.

The Big Picture

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Migrant crisis in Europe

A record number of migrants, most of them refugees fleeing war and crisis in the Mideast and Africa, are seeking asylum in Europe.


// Friendly’s visionary inspires at Techstars

The 100-year-old did not let a 17-foot fall or swarm of bees keep him from the tech showcase.


// Where Pope Francis stands on gays, divorce, abortion

Pope Francis is expected to raise a range of issues when he visits Cuba and the United States Sept. 19-27.