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Deflategate was the scandal that was supposed to tarnish Tom Brady’s legacy. Instead, it’s Roger Goodell who has suffered the most, and it may cost him his job.

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    MONZA, Italy (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton remained fastest in the third and final practice session Saturday for the Italian Grand Prix, while Sebastian Vettel moved up to second in a positive sign for…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Thousands of migrants reach Austria after Hungary mobilizes bus fleet in emergency move BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Thousands of exhausted, surprised and relieved migrants reached Austria on Saturday, clambering off a fleet of Hungarian buses…

  • Shields unhappy after Padres’ 8-4 loss to Dodgers

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — James Shields didn’t want to sound like he was complaining, but he wasn’t pleased. Shields struggled through five innings as he walked a season-high six batters before the Padres bullpen turned…

  • American League

    East Division W L Pct GB Toronto 76 58 .567 — New York 75 58 .564 ½ Tampa Bay 66 68 .493 10 Baltimore 65 69 .485 11 Boston 62 72 .463 14 Central Division…

  • National League

    East Division W L Pct GB New York 74 60 .552 — Washington 69 65 .515 5 Miami 56 79 .415 18½ Atlanta 54 81 .400 20½ Philadelphia 53 82 .393 21½ Central Division W…

  • Untested so far at US Open, Federer faces Kohlschreiber

    NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Federer has gotten in some practice during his matches so far at the U.S. Open. Pulling away quickly to big early leads, he has had the chance to try out…

  • ON THE TEE: Most compelling race in Boston at the bottom

    NORTON, Mass. (AP) — For at least one day, the battle at the bottom was more compelling than the battle for No. 1 at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Whoever lands at No. 1 in the…

  • Dodgers hit 5 HRs in 8-4 win over Padres

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Somehow, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly still seems surprised at his team’s power. Justin Ruggiano and Adrian Gonzalez hit two-run homers and Chase Utley added a solo blast in a five-run sixth…

  • Petersen falls short as No. 23 Broncos beat Huskies 16-13

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The cameras followed Chris Petersen everywhere he went, from arriving on the bus, to the first steps he took on the famous blue turf dressed in purple. They almost saw Petersen…

  • Nadal blows 2-set Slam lead for 1st time, loses to Fognini

    NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in his career, Rafael Nadal lost a Grand Slam match after taking a two-set lead. And for the first time since 2004, he will end a season…

  • Morrison, Seager help Mariners outslug A’s, 11-8

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon certainly was happy with his team’s offense, especially with the Mariners’ top slugger and leading hitter both on the bench. Then again, McClendon has been pleased with…

  • National League

    East Division W L Pct GB New York 74 60 .552 — Washington 69 65 .515 5 Miami 56 79 .415 18½ Atlanta 54 81 .400 20½ Philadelphia 53 82 .393 21½ Central Division W…

  • National League

    East Division W L Pct GB New York 74 60 .552 — Washington 69 65 .515 5 Miami 56 79 .415 18½ Atlanta 54 81 .400 20½ Philadelphia 53 82 .393 21½ Central Division W…

  • Rangers ripped again by CJ Cron in 5-2 loss to LA Angels

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — C.J. Cron’s latest monster game against Texas might have had the Rangers thinking they traded for the wrong streaky Angels slugger earlier this season. Cron tripled, doubled, singled and drove in…

  • Nadal blows 2-set Slam lead for 1st time, loses to Fognini

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Nadal had never lost a Grand Slam match when taking a two-set lead until he was beaten 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 by 32nd-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy in the…