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Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: Indianapolis in panic mode after lifeless Colts lose again

09.22.15 at 8:04 am ET
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Welcome to Tuesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

MLB: Rays at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Yankees at Blue Jays, 7:07 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB: Rangers at Athletics, 10 p.m. (MLB Network)
WNBA playoffs: Mystics at Liberty, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
WNBA playoffs: Sparks at Lynx, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)


Andrew Luck and the Colts were manhandled by the Jets on Monday night. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Andrew Luck and the Colts were manhandled by the Jets on Monday night. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

— The defending AFC championship game finalist Colts are laying a dud this season, and there are calls for change in Indianapolis.

The highly touted Colts offense turned over the ball five times for the second straight week — including a fumble by running back Frank Gore at the opposing 1-yard line — in Monday night’s 20-7 loss to the Jets.

Andrew Luck finished 21-of-37 for 250 yards and a touchdown with three interceptions and a fumble. Indy also was called for 11 penalties. And normally sure-fired kicker Adam Vinatieri missed a 29-yard field goal — his first miss of less than 30 yards since 2007 — as the Colts went into halftime with no points for the second week in a row.

“Andrew Luck normally makes the people around him better,” Indy Star writer (and noted Patriots hater) Gregg Doyel said. “They’ve never been great around him. He normally makes them better; he’s making them worse.”

Said Colts coach Chuck Pagano: “You can’t penalize yourself, you can’t turn the ball over. We have to protect give [Luck] a clean pocket. You can’t drive the length of field and put the football on the ground.”

There has been speculation that Pagano’s job is in jeopardy. Prior to the game, Pagano told ESPN that he expects to finish his career with Indianapolis.

“This is my last job,” said Pagano, who turns 55 on Oct. 4. “And that’s what my plans are. We’ve won, and we’ll continue to do that. But when I took this thing, I said that’s my last job. And when I said that, I meant it. I’m not going nowhere.”

— Those offseason rumors about Randy Moss making an NFL comeback have died down, and Pro Football Talk reports that the onetime Patriots star has not reached out to any teams about resuming his career — nor have any teams inquired about his plans.

Moss is said to be happy working in television, mainly as an analyst on Fox’s pregame show.

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Monday’s Morning Mashup: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers tweaks Seahawks’ Russell Wilson by crediting God for win

09.21.15 at 7:25 am ET
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Welcome to Monday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

MLB: Rays at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: White Sox at Tigers, 1:08 p.m. (MLB Network)
NFL: Jets at Colts, 7:10 p.m. (ESPN; WEEI-AM)


— Following the Seahawks‘ miraculous comeback victory over the Packers in last season’s NFC championship game, Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson cried and credited God.

That led to a back-and-forth with Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, who commented, “I don’t think God cares a whole lot about the outcome. He cares about the people involved, but I don’t think He’s a big football fan.”

On Sunday night Rodgers got some revenge. After the Packers captured a 27-17 victory, a smirking Rodgers — who completed 25 of 33 passes for 249 yards — took an apparent dig during his postgame press conference.

“I think God was a Packer fan tonight,” Rodgers said. “He was taking care of us.”

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, meanwhile, pointed to the refs more than any higher power. On a key play in the fourth quarter, Packers linebacker Jay Elliott made a one-handed interception but fumbled the ball. Although Seattle offensive lineman Justin Britt eventually came up with it, the officials ruled that the Packers retained possession.

“I don’t know what the heck happened,” Carroll said. “I’m going to say it out loud here about this fumble thing. When the ball’s on the ground, and there’s a big pileup, we’re trying to get that football. And Justin Britt handed it to the official. Somewhere in there, the officials said that they declared that it was down, that they had the ball. Nobody pointed. Nobody told us that. So we kept battling, and we have the football. I don’t really understand that very well.

“I know what they said and all that, but I’m just disappointed in that because we’re going to compete for that ball, and we did. And we want to walk away from those piles with it, and we did. We just didn’t get it. Anyway, I was just disappointed in how that turned out. It was a huge play in the game, obviously.”

— One week after losing receiver Dez Bryant to a foot injury, the Cowboys lost their quarterback as well, as Tony Romo suffered a broken left collarbone during Sunday’s 20-10 victory over the Eagles.

Romo was to be evaluated again Monday, but expectations are that he will miss at least six weeks, with Brandon Weeden filling in.

“I’ll be back,” said Romo, who had a similar injury that ended his 2010 season in Week 7 that year. “It’s going to take a little bit of time. It’s a broken bone. It is what it is. Our team played great. I’m proud we got this win. It’s not an easy place to come in and win. We’ll hopefully get a few more and we’ll be ready to go.”

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Thinking Out Loud: Providence College fall teams make national marks

09.18.15 at 6:27 pm ET
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Rooke_JohnThinking out loud … while wondering whatever happened to uber-DH Edgar Martinez?

— And, they’re off. Providence cross country teams are ranked first (women) and third (men) in the Northeast region. They both finished in the top 20 nationally last season, and right now rank eighth (women) and 25th (men) in the national rankings.

— The Friars men’s soccer team started where it left off a year ago, after winning the Big East and reaching the Soccer Cup Final Four. PC went 3-0-1 and ranked eighth nationally before falling in back-to-back overtime games to Brown and Columbia. Those pesky Ivies.

— Providence has had a less competitive women’s volleyball team in recent years, but with the program’s addition to the Big East and athletic scholarships added to the program, things might be changing. A 7-4 start to the season features some outstanding play from junior outside hitter Kayla Fitzgerald, who has claimed Big East Player of the Week honors for three straight weeks.

— The Sporting News this week said the Friars’ Kris Dunn “may be the most complete player in D1,” but he can’t get on TSN’s preseason All-America first team? Dunn was named to the second team instead. Chip, meet shoulder.

— Big brother is still punking little brother around here. CBS put out a list of the top hoop programs in each state, and PC got the nod in Rhode Island over URI, Bryant and Brown. Two NCAA appearances in the last two years probably has a lot to do with it, I’m sure, but the Rhody faithful understandably are miffed. Dec. 5 in Kingston is going to be wild.

— UMass took the honors for Massachusetts in the CBS poll, over Boston College, Holy Cross and Harvard. But the writers did say this was among the “foggiest” of the 50 states to determine a leader. Coincidentally, the Friars face three of the aforementioned four teams on their schedule this year. URI plays Holy Cross and UMass as well.

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Friday’s Morning Mashup: Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch’s mother defends criticism of coach

09.18.15 at 7:46 am ET
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Welcome to Friday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

MLB: Red Sox at Blue Jays, 7:07 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Cardinals at Cubs, 2:20 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Yankees at Mets, 7:10 p.m. (MLB Network)
College football: Florida State at Boston College, 8 p.m. (ESPN; WEEI-AM)
College football: Hampton at Howard, 7:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
College football: Idaho State at Boise State, 9 p.m. (CBSSN)
WNBA playoffs: Mystics at Liberty, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)
WNBA playoffs: Sparks at Lynx, 9 p.m. (NBA TV)


Darrell Bevell

Darrell Bevell

— The mother of Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, responding to widespread interest her Monday Facebook post in which she called for offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell to be fired, explained and defended her comments Thursday.

This time using Twitter, Delisa Lynch said she does not talk to her son about football, and she enjoys analyzing the game after watching practices and games for so many years.

Wrote “Momma Lynch”: I realize that as a mother of a player my views will be received differently than the average fan, and I acknowledge that Facebook may have not been the best platform to display my views, but I love the Seahawks just like all the other 12’s [Seahawks fans], so when I see a 4th & 1 ran out of a shotgun formation against a good Rams defensive line, as a FAN it makes me wonder what the coordinators logic was.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll defended both Bevell — “He does a terrific job” — and Lynch’s mother, who was upset about the play-calling in Sunday’s overtime loss to the Rams and included a dig at Bevell’s widely criticized call in the closing seconds of the Super Bowl loss to the Patriots.

“That’s a mom looking after a kid,” Carroll said Wednesday. “There ain’t nothing wrong with that. … There’s a lot of passion with our following and the 12’s and our family members. … I don’t blame her for having strong feelings. She’s a mom.”

Befell also took the high road, saying, “I’m glad we have passionate fans.”

Added Bevell: “I’m totally confident in what I’m doing. I’m totally confident that I’m getting our team in the best position to win. And I’m glad she’s passionate about us.”

— Blackhawks star Patrick Kane professed his innocence regarding sexual-assault accusations in his first public comments since the incident last month at his offseason home near Buffalo.

Kane is being investigated by police but has yet to be charged with anything. There were reports earlier in the week that his representatives were working on a deal with the alleged victim.

“I cannot apologize enough for the distraction this has caused my family, teammates, this incredible organization and, of course, our fans,” Kane said from Blackhawks training camp at Notre Dame. “While I have too much respect for the legal process to comment on an ongoing matter, I am confident once all the facts are brought to light I will be absolved of having done [anything] wrong.”

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Thursday’s Morning Mashup: Rutgers suspends embattled coach Kyle Flood 3 games

09.17.15 at 8:01 am ET
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Welcome to Thursday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

MFL: Broncos at Chiefs, 8:25 p.m. (CBS, NFL Network)
College football: Clemson at Louisville, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
College football: Florida A&M at South Carolina State, 7:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
MLB: Cubs at Pirates, 12:35 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Astros at Rangers, 8:05 p.m. (MLB Network)
WNBA playoffs: Fever at Sky, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)
WNBA playoffs: Shock at Mercury, 10 p.m. (ESPN2)
Soccer: Women’s exhibition, United States vs. Australia, 7:30 p.m. (FS1)
Soccer: UEFA Europa, Liverpool at Bordeaux, 1 p.m. (FS1)
Soccer: UEFA Europa, Qarabag at Tottenham, 3 p.m. (FS1)


Rutgers coach Kyle Flood still has his job, but he's been suspended three games. (Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Rutgers coach Kyle Flood still has his job, but he’s been suspended three games. (Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

— Rutgers football coach Kyle Flood, who has spent the past week discussing problems with his players’ behavior, was suspended three games and fined $50,000 for contacting a faculty members about a player’s grade.

Rutgers President Robert Barchi said an internal investigation revealed that despite knowing it was against school policy to contact a professor about a player’s academic standing, Floor asked about having the player do extra work in order to improve his grade.

“I care deeply about my student-athlete’s academic performance,” Flood said in trying to put on a positive spin while accepting his punishment. “As the head coach, when I recruit players, my responsibility to them and their families is to do all I can to make sure they leave Rutgers with a degree and are prepared for a successful life off the football field.”

Running backs coach Norries Wilson, who was head coach at Columbia from 2006-11, will oversee the team until Flood returns. The Scarlet Knights play Penn State on Saturday.

In the past month, six Rutgers players have been dismissed from the program after being arrested. The list includes star receiver Leonte Carrool who was charged with assaulting an ex-girlfriend over the weekend.

— Kings defenseman Slava Voynov, who lost his work visa after a two-month stint in jail for domestic abuse, is headed back to Russia.

Voynov pleaded no contest in July to a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence against his wife. After his stint in jail ended two weeks ago, he was taken into custody by federal immigration officials and appeared likely to be deported.

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Wednesday’s Morning Mashup: Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch’s mother calls for coach’s firing

09.16.15 at 8:07 am ET
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Welcome to Wednesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

MLB: Red Sox at Oriole, 7:05 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Cubs at Pirates, 7:05 p.m. (ESPN)
MLS: Red Bulls at Revolution, 7:30 p.m. (CSNNE)
MLS: Toronto FC at NYC FC, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Soccer: UEFA Champions, Barcelona at Roma, 2:30 p.m. (FS1)
Soccer: UEFA Champions, Bayern Munich at Olympiacos, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN2)


Seahawks fans are not happy with the team’s coaching staff following Sunday’s season-opening loss to the Rams, and that includes running back Marshawn Lynch‘s mother, who still is upset about the questionable play call in the Super Bowl loss to the Patriots.

In Sunday’s game, offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell called for Lynch to run the ball on fourth-and-1 in overtime. Lynch was stopped behind the line of scrimmage, ending the game.

In a Facebook post Monday, Delisa Lynch called for Bevell to be fired, questioning why her son did not get the ball on the 1-yard line in the Super Bowl, when Patriots defensive back Malcolm Butler intercepted a pass to secure New England’s win, and suggesting Sunday’s poor call was a makeup for that.

Wrote Lynch’s mother: Too the smart azz media who wrote that’s why marshawn didn’t get the ball in the superbowl ,how many times did russell get sacked [Sunday]. Dont worry i will wait on the answer plus it was totally different at the superbowl the line was better than yesterday no blocking and to the offense caller who should have been fired yes i said it Fired !!! He is the worst play-caller ever the only reason he called that dumb azz play yesterday is to be able to justify the 1 yard that wasn’t called in the superbowl ,but most fans already figured this out .were still on a mission but i know the Seahawks staff loves that play caller more than a win ,go figure #’nfldontpayme# I love this team and will stand up to anybody who tries to destroy it boom!!!!

— During a high school football game in New Jersey over the weekend, a player from Linden High School somehow was not ejected from the game despite ripping the helmet off an opposing player and slamming it into his head.

The Immaculata player was taken to the hospital and received 10 stitches.

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Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon rips Phillies, then blows save against them

09.15.15 at 7:51 am ET
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Welcome to Tuesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

MLB: Red Sox at Orioles, 7:05 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Yankees at Rays, 7 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Astros at Rangers, 8:05 p.m. (ESPN)
Soccer: UEFA Champions, Malmo FF at Paris St. Germain, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Soccer: UEFA Champions, Manchester United at PSV Eindhoven, 2:30 p.m. (FS1)


— Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon’s return to Philadelphia on Monday was an eventful one. Before the game, the outspoken reliever shared his frustrations about his former team. Then he proceeded to suffer his first blown save of the season, allowing a game-tying home run in the 10th inning (Washington went on to win in 11 innings).

Papelbon, who left the Red Sox as a free agent to sign a four-year, $50 million deal with the Phillies in 2011, said he is not the one to blame for Philadelphia’s struggles the past couple of seasons, and he doesn’t care if anyone was offended by his desire to be traded.

“If I say something, I mean it,” Papelbon said. “I’m not going to take anything back that I’ve ever said or did because I believe that it’s right. I don’t know if I got a bad rap here or whatever, but I can promise you I was far [from] the bad guy on this team. I was one of the few that wanted to actually win and I was one of the few that competed and posted up every day.”

Papelbon criticized the front office for giving up on the present in favor of a rebuilding plan, noting that president Pat Gillick said last offseason that the team was two years away from competing at the earliest.

“I think the blame goes all the way from the front office all the way down to the bat boy,” he said. “When you don’t have an organization that wants to win it’s pretty evident when they go out and publicly say, we’re not going to win.”

Although he owns the Phillies’ career saves record with 123 (with a 2.31 ERA), Papelbon said he doesn’t care if he’s not welcomed back in Philadelphia going forward.

“I don’t like the barbecues at the alumni weekend anyway,” he said. “It doesn’t really hurt my feelings. The way I look back on it is I came here as a free agent and I looked to produce day in and day out, and I felt like I did that. We had a lot of injuries and a lot of guys fall by the wayside, but I was still be able to be there and grinding every day and posting up so that’s the way I look at it. It just so happened to be an unfortunate situation where you just lost one game after another.”

— The hits keep on coming at Rutgers, as yet another member of the school’s football team is facing legal trouble.

On Monday, one day after Rutgers announced that senior captain Leonte Carroo was suspended indefinitely, it was revealed that he had been arrested for an domestic violence incident Saturday outside the team’s training and administrative building. Carrie is the seventh member of the team to be arrested this month. The other six were kicked off the team.

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Monday’s Morning Mashup: Ravens OLB Terrell Suggs suffers season-ending injury

09.14.15 at 8:03 am ET
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Welcome to Monday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

MLB: Red Sox at Orioles, 7:05 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
NFL: Eagles at Falcons, 7:10 p.m. (ESPN)
NFL: Vikings at 49ers, 10:20 p.m. (ESPN)
Soccer: Premier League, Newcastle at West Ham, 3 p.m. (NBCSN)


— Not only did the Patriots start the season with a solid win over the rival Steelers, New England had a Godfather-esque revenge day Sunday, as two key rivals who played roles in the Deflategate saga saw their seasons open with losses and a key injury.

The Colts were stifled by the Bills in suffering a 27-14 upset loss in Buffalo. And the Ravens lost a 19-13 decision to the Broncos — and lost longtime Patriots antagonist Terrell Suggs for the season in the process.

Suggs, known for his taunts of Tom Brady and the Patriots organization, tore his left Achilles while pressuring Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning in the fourth quarter. The 32-year-old was carted to the locker room, and the club announced the injury shortly after the game.

“It’s huge,” Ravens pass rusher Elvis Dumervil said. “You can never replace a Terrell Suggs.”

A six-time Pro Bowler and the 2011 AFC Defensive Player of the Year, Suggs tore his Achilles tendon in the offseason before the 2012 campaign. He missed the first half of the season but returned to help Baltimore knock off the Patriots in the AFC championship game and go on to win the Super Bowl.

According to am email that was part of evidence in Tom Brady‘s Deflategate case, the Colts alerted the NFL to the Patriots’ alleged deflation of footballs prior to last season’s AFC championship game after receiving an email from a Ravens staffer warning them. Ravens coach John Harbaugh and Colts coach Chuck Pagano have denied any involvement.

— Sunday’s Bills victory was tough to enjoy for many Bills fans who still were trying to deal with the apparent suicide of a man who was camping out in an RV parking lot across the street from Ralph Wilson Stadium late Saturday night.

While other campers and tailgaters partied and watched fireworks around 10:20 p.m. Saturday, a man among a group of tailgaters reportedly pulled out a gun and shot himself.

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Thinking Out Loud: NFL’s feud with Patriots far from over

09.11.15 at 6:55 pm ET
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Rooke_JohnThinking out loud … while wondering whatever happened to tennis dad/coach Richard Williams?

— OK, Roger. Good job. Call off the Code Red.

— Not for nuthin’, but no one is going to feel much like a winner in this back-and-forth between the Patriots and the NFL. Certainly the fans won’t. And we’re never going to get back the last eight months of our lives, mostly over ball deflation. So I’m crying “Uncle” here!

— It was petty. It was dumb. But it was poignant. Tom Brady was left out of an NFL tweet this past week picturing the league’s top QBs as part of the NFL’s celebration of 50 years of Super Bowls. The tweet was later deleted. But the point was made. League execs don’t like the Patriots, or TB12, or the fact that they’ve been made out to be the bad guys here.

— All of the new Spygate stuff released this week in exposes by ESPN and Sports Illustrated? Does anyone think the NFL, burned by its own incompetence in Deflategate, didn’t feed some additional information to ESPN The Magazine’s crew? If you don’t think this happened to some extent — that the NFL information machine intends to continue to spin things its way — then you haven’t been paying attention. Seems to me to be the league’s modus operandi — act stupidly, get burned, feed more trash to its “partners.”

— That’s editors decided to clip a couple of salient yet non-confrontational points from ESPNBoston reporter Mike Reiss’ opinion piece this week, concerning the ESPN and Sports Illustrated Spygate diatribe — is an absolute disgrace. Reiss questioned the Outside the Lines report alleging that Patriots underlings could sneak into a locker room and steal game plans. It’s preposterous, given the amount of security around the place. I know, I work there. But that bit of his opinion, based on fact and personal experience, was edited OUT of his original story. Smh.

— Hardly a week goes by when journalistic integrity doesn’t take a beating from the Bristol Spin Doctors. Do they even care how they’re perceived? It’s the height of arrogance.

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Friday’s Morning Mashup: Patriots fans taunt commissioner with chant of ‘Where is Roger?’

09.11.15 at 7:50 am ET
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Welcome to Friday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

MLB: Red Sox at Rays, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Blue Jays at Yankees, 7:05 p.m. (MLB Network)
College football: Miami at Florida Atlantic, 8 p.m. (FS1)
College football: Utah State at Utah, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
Tennis: U.S. Open, 3 p.m. (ESPN)


— The NFL explained last week that commissioner Roger Goodell, fresh off his loss to Tom Brady and the NFL Players Association in federal court, would not attend Thursday night’s season-opening game at Gillette Stadium. As league spokesman Brian McCarthy told Fox Sports, “The focus should be on the game on the field and the festivities celebrating the Patriots’ Super Bowl championship.”

Patriots fans took note, and they made sure to rub it in the commissioner’s face as their team was marching to a 28-21 victory over the Steelers.

A chant of “Where is Roger?” broke out midway the fourth quarter, when the Patriots had a two-touchdown lead.

The league said Goodell would be watching the game on television, so it’s likely he was aware of the taunt, as NBC announcers Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth acknowledged it.

Said Collinsworth: “I tend to say I agree with them.”

Goodell is scheduled to attend Sunday’s Packers-Bears game in Chicago.

Meanwhile, according to Bob Costas, Brady denied a request to be interviewed by NBC after the game, in which he completed 25-of-32 passes for 288 yards and four touchdowns and set a team record with 19 consecutive completions. The network replaced him with Rob Gronkowski, who caught three of Brady’s TD tosses.

Brady did hold his usual postgame press conference, calling Thursday “a pretty special night” and insisting he holds no resentment toward the league for its aggressive stance against him in the Deflategate case.

“No, not at all,” Brady said. “And I think that would be just as harmful to me as it would be to anybody else. Carrying those feelings and emotions with me are very destructive. I understand everybody has a job to do and everyone is trying to do what they feel may be in the best interests of their own particular position, and I respect that.

“I may disagree with some things, but at the same time I understand they have a perspective on what their decision may be, also. So I don’t think I’m resentful at all.”

— New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton reached out to former tennis star James Blake on Thursday and apologized for his treatment a day earlier, when Blake was tackled and handcuffed in a case of mistaken identity.

“I spoke to Mr. Blake a short time ago and personally apologized for yesterday’s incident,” Bratton said in a statement Thursday afternoon. “Mr. Blake indicated he would be willing to meet with the Internal Affairs Bureau as our investigation continues. Additionally, he said he would be returning the Mayor’s earlier phone call to speak to him. Mr. Blake said he would like to meet with the Mayor [Bill de Blasio] and me at a future date, which we would be agreeable to.”

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