Ben Volin | On football

Seahawks only too happy to let Patriots deal with Deflategate

Seattle is more than happy to play innocent bystander as the Patriots deal with Deflategate during Super Bowl week.

Foxboro, Massachusetts -- 1/25/2015-- Patriots quarterback Tom Brady catches a pass during their last practice in Foxboro, Massachusetts January 25, 2015. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Topic: Super Bowl Reporter:

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Tom Brady believes NFL will interview him on Deflategate after Super Bowl

“I believe they’re going to do that after the season, so we’ll deal with it after this game,” Brady said.

// Patriots’ Darrelle Revis helped defense turn the page

Revis isn’t the biggest, fastest, or strongest cornerback in the NFL, but he might be the best.

Jan 18, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots free safety Devin McCourty (32) breaks up a pass intended for Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton (13) during the second quarter in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Patriots’ secondary might be just as good as Seahawks’

Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner, Devin McCourty, and Patrick Chung have made plays all season.

Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch arrives at Sky Harbor Airport for NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Phoenix. The Seahawks play the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch a man of few words, many fines

The NFL will be watching Lynch closely in the Super Bowl, threatening a 15-yard penalty for making an obscene gesture.

January 23, 2015, Ledyard, Connecticut: Boston Red Sox President & CEO Larry Lucchino, Chairman Tom Werner, Principal Owner John Henry, General Manager Ben Cherington, and Manager John Farrell speak at the fifth annual NESN Town Hall during the Red Sox Winter Weekend at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut Friday, January 23, 2015. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox)

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Alex Speier

Red Sox’ payroll follows spread-the-wealth formula

The Red Sox will surge past the luxury tax mark in 2015. Here’s a breakdown of the player salaries.

Former Red Sox pitcher Bill Monbouquette dies at 78

The Medford native who pitched eight seasons for the Red Sox and threw a no-hitter in 1962.

// Red Sox avoid arbitration with Rick Porcello, Junichi Tazawa

Porcello settled on a one-year deal for $12.5 million, and Tazawa a one-year pact worth $2.25 million.


Celtics fall to Warriors

There was just too much Thompson and Stephen Curry, who combined for 53 points on 17-for-35 shooting.

Team Toews 17, Team Foligno 12

Bergeron, Seguin find room to renew scoring connection

The former Bruins teammates joined forces on a goal in the All-Star Game.

Bruins may lose some wiggle room under next season’s salary cap

The Bruins have approximately $54 million committed for the 2015-2016 season and still need to fit a bunch of free agents under the cap.

New England ski conditions

Check the latest SnoCountry report for New England downhill skiing/snowboarding areas.

Bob Ryan

// More from the columnist

Read past columns from Ryan, who began writing for the Globe in 1968 and now contributes occasional columns.

Kevin Paul Dupont

/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/03/05/ More from Dupont

Read his recent “On Second Thought” columns and more features from the longtime Globe writer.

Belichick era database


// Patriots during the Bill Belichick era

Look back on the Boston Globe’s coverage of every game the Patriots have played since Bill Belichick became the head coach in 2000.

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