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Tom Brady’s appeal will be heard June 23

A league source confirmed the date, which will be more than a month after the appeal was filed.


// Tom Brady mum on his suspension appeal at practice

After the Patriots’ offseason workout, the quarterback headed to Harvard Stadium to lead a charity touch football game.

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// Red Sox will give Eduardo Rodriguez a second start

After a very impressive debut Thursday, the lefthander will face the Twins at Fenway Park next Wednesday.

//}.jpg Brandon Spikes: ‘Me and the Hoodie kissed and made up’

The linebacker’s reunion with Bill Belichick is one of the more surprising of the coach’s 16 years with the Patriots.

// Bill Belichick deflects all Deflategate questions

The coach would not address Tom Brady’s suspension, saying, “We’re on to next year.”

Foxborough Ma 5/29/2015 Patriots back up quarterback back Jimmy Garoppolo (cq) talks with media after OTA Session at Gillette Stadium. Staff/Photographer Jonathan Wiggs Topic: Reporter


Jimmy Garoppolo tries to stay sharp — just in case

While Tom Brady awaits word on his suspension, Garoppolo is in line to be the starter at quarterback.

Re-elected FIFA president Sepp Blatter delivers his speech during the 65th FIFA Congress held at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland, 29 May 2015. Blatter has been re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term, chosen to lead world soccer despite separate U.S. and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption. The 209 FIFA member federations gave the 79-year-old Blatter another four-year term on Friday after Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan conceded defeat after losing 133-73 in the first round. EPA/WALTER BIERI

Despite scandal, Sepp Blatter reelected as FIFA president

The election took place two days after seven soccer officials were arrested in dawn raids at a luxury Zurich hotel.

// Marcus Smart reflects on rookie season

Among other things, he talked about defending LeBron James, the Celtics taking the next step, Brad Stevens and James Young.

Boston Red Sox' Hanley Ramirez prepares to bat during first inning baseball action against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto on Saturday, May 9, 2015. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)


Paul Swydan | Statistically Thinking

In May, Red Sox were barely better than replacement level

By almost every statistical measure, the Red Sox’ performance this month has been among baseball’s worst.

Game 49: Red Sox at Rangers

Knuckleballer Steven Wright is on the mound tonight as the Red Sox try to make it two in a row at Texas.

Alex Speier

A closer look at where Eduardo Rodriguez’s debut ranks

The rookie became the first Red Sox starter in 20 years to not allow an earned run in his big league debut.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Eduardo Rodriguez proved he was worth the wait

Rodriguez looked nothing like a 21-year-old rookie making his big league debut as he baffled the Rangers for 7 innings.

Alex Speier | Minor Details

// Impressive outing for Salem righty Ty Buttrey

The Red Sox prospect looks like a “different guy from last year,” according to one scout.

// Gerard Coleman ready for another fresh start

After stops at three colleges, the Mattapan native hopes he can catch on with the Celtics.

// Bruins sign Swedish forward to entry-level contract

Anton Blidh was a sixth-round draft pick in 2013 who played last season in his home country.


// Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova advance in French Open

Both Federer and Sharapova authored convincing straight-set wins to reach the fourth round.

Kevin Paul Dupont

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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.