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NFL: Tom Brady slapped with four-game ban over `Deflategate`
NFL: Tom Brady slapped with four-game ban over `Deflategate`

 Tom Brady was suspended for four games and the New England Patriots were fined $1 million on Monday as the NFL came down heavy on its marquee player and its Super Bowl champ over the "Deflategate" scandal.

US sports rank most homophobic among six English-speaking countries: Survey
US sports rank most homophobic among six English-speaking countries: Survey

Homophobia in sports is worse in the United States than in other English-speaking countries and globally is more acute in team sports than other parts of society, according to a survey released on Saturday.

Yoga at Capitol Hill

In a curtain-raiser event for the First International Day of Yoga on June 21, the newly founded Congressional Yogi Association organized the first-ever "Yoga on the Hill" at Capitol Hill, the seat of US parliament.

Miami Dolphins flop Dion Jordan facing season-long drug ban
Miami Dolphins flop Dion Jordan facing season-long drug ban

Miami Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan is to be suspended for the entirety of the upcoming 2015 season after violating the NFL`s drug policy for the third time in two years, reports said Tuesday.

NFL concussion settlement approved by US judge
NFL concussion settlement approved by US judge

An American judge on Wednesday approved of a revised settlement agreement between the National Football League and thousands of ex-players who sued the league over concussions.

Greg Hardy banned for 10 games
Greg Hardy banned for 10 games

Defensive end Greg Hardy will miss the first 10 games of the 2015 season after the National Football League`s disciplinary committee suspended him for "conduct detrimental to the league."

'Murder convicted' Aaron Hernandez placed on 'suicide watch': Report
'Murder convicted' Aaron Hernandez placed on 'suicide watch': Report

American football player Aaron Hernandez, who was sentenced this week to life in prison without the possibility of parole after being found guilty of first-degree murder, has reportedly been placed on suicide watch at his Massachusetts prison.

Ex-NFL star Hernandez gets life in prison for 2013 killing
Ex-NFL star Hernandez gets life in prison for 2013 killing

Former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for murdering an acquaintance in an industrial park near his Massachusetts home, concluding the first of two murder trials he faces this year.

Pittsburgh Steelers great Troy Polamalu retires
Pittsburgh Steelers great Troy Polamalu retires

Pittsburgh Steelers great Troy Polamalu announced his retirement Friday after making his mark as one of the league`s premier safeties over a dozen NFL seasons.

NFL: Browns GM banned four games for texting to sideline

Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer was suspended for four games without pay by the National Football League on Monday for violating rules banning the use of electronic devices during games.

Philadelphia Eagles legend Chuck Bednarik dead at 89
Philadelphia Eagles legend Chuck Bednarik dead at 89

Chuck Bednarik, a 1950s offensive and defensive NFL star for the Philadelphia Eagles, died Saturday morning at age 89 following a brief illness, the team announced.

Ray Rice offers apologies to Baltimore
Ray Rice offers apologies to Baltimore

Ray Rice, suspended by the NFL last season after video showed him punching his then-fiancee, Friday offered his apologies to the city of Baltimore and Ravens fans.

Peyton Manning begins work for 18th NFL season: Report
Peyton Manning begins work for 18th NFL season: Report

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, yet to confirm he will return for an 18th NFL season, reportedly starts off-season training work this week with a trainer specializing in older athletes.

Judge to consider Adrian Peterson suspension
Judge to consider Adrian Peterson suspension

Adrian Peterson said he thought he received a fair hearing Friday from a US federal judge in Minnesota who agreed to consider a lawsuit challenging his suspension from the NFL.

Deflategate, Super Bowl XLIX and Tom Brady

On their way to Super Bowl XLIX , New England Patriots put on a football clinic to dismantle the Indianapolis Colts 45-7. NFL and Patriots' superstar quarterback Tom Brady piled on the misery for the Colts in a humiliating defeat.

Fun-loving `Gronk` a serious NFL Super Bowl threat
Fun-loving `Gronk` a serious NFL Super Bowl threat

Don`t let the party bus fool you, New England`s Rob Gronkowski takes his role as one of the NFL`s premier tight ends seriously.

Making sense of NFL's 'Deflategate'
Making sense of NFL's 'Deflategate'

On their way to the Superbowl final, the New England Patriots put on a football clinic as they dismantled the Indianapolis Colts 45-7. NFL and Patriots' superstar quarterback Tom Brady piled on the misery for the Colts in what was a humiliating defeat for them.

New England Patriots defiant over `deflategate` controversy
New England Patriots defiant over `deflategate` controversy

The New England Patriots hit back at cheating claims on Thursday, with star quarterback Tom Brady denying the club had deflated balls to help them reach the Super Bowl.

New England Patriots used under-inflated US footballs
New England Patriots used under-inflated US footballs

A cheaters tag continued to swirl Wednesday around the Super Bowl-bound New England Patriots amid reports the NFL found they used under-inflated American footballs in a playoff rout last Sunday.

Seahawks, Patriots book Super Bowl showdown
Seahawks, Patriots book Super Bowl showdown

Super Bowl champions Seattle stunned Green Bay 28-22 in overtime on Sunday to book a return to the NFL championship showcase, where they`ll face the New England Patriots.