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The road to Super Bowl 50 starts now

The "Deflategate" saga that engulfed the offseason has not dampened excitement for a new year of football.


Stage set for Serena’s semi-finals push in Grand Slam bid

The penultimate stage is set for the sixth step in Serena Williams' campaign to put an exclamation mark on her storied career by winning a fourth successive U.S. Open to complete a calendar-year Grand Slam sweep.


Dear Judge Berman: Fan letters in ‘Deflategate’ show passion, anger

If the surreal saga known as "Deflategate" has proven anything, it is that National Football League fans take their sport, and Tom Brady, very seriously.


Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the sports headlines making news today, Thursday, Sept. 10.


Pros & Cons: The new season of NFL football

The NFL season kicks off tomorrow ... let's weigh the good and the bad.


Bruno Mars might be making a Super Bowl return

The "Uptown Funk" singer headlined the halftime show in 2014 and he could become just hte fourth performer in history to headline more than once.


Goodell open to change in his job description

The NFL commissioner says he is willing to lessen his role in the player discipline process, but is still reluctant to give up final say.


Super Bowl winner, former Giant Sash dead at 27

Tyler Sash was found dead on Tuesday at the age of 27.


Serena overcomes Venus to reach U.S. Open semis

Serena Williams kept her bid for a calendar-year Grand Slam intact by outslugging older sister Venus 6-2 1-6 6-3 in a power-packed quarter-final.


Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, Sept. 9.


Goodell denies connection between ‘Deflategate’ and ‘Spygate’

The NFL Commissioner denied allegations that he came down hard on the New England Patriots over "Deflategate" because the league was light-handed in dealing with the team over the a spying scandal in 2007.


Williams sisters to put family ties to ultimate test

Family ties will be stretched to the limit when Serena and Venus Williams clash in a compelling U.S. Open quarter-final on Tuesday where much more than sibling bragging rights will be on the line.


End to Brady suspension a game-changer for NFL fantasy football

The New England Patriots star quarterback will suit up this Thursday for his team’s season opener, after U.S. District Judge Richard Berman threw out the National Football League’s four-game suspension against him in the now notorious “Deflategate” case.


HIGHLIGHTS: Rickie Fowler’s hard-fought Deutsche Bank Championship win

Fowler sank a 40-foot birdie putt on 14 en route to a 3-under 68 and a 15-under total.


NFL teams add ‘non-football’ fun for fans

Many teams are offering entertainment off the field on game day.


Tuesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of today's biggest sports headlines, Tuesday, Sept. 8.

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Woman Charged in Supermarket Killing Pleads Guilty


A woman accused of stabbing a victim at random in a Maine supermarket has pleaded guilty to murder.

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5th Maine Maritime Academy Graduate was Aboard El Faro

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A fifth Maine Maritime Academy alumnus was a member of the crew of a cargo ship that stalled and sank in the winds of Hurricane Joaquin, according to the school.

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3 Working Groups to Tackle Heroin Problem in Maine


Workings groups established to respond to Maine's heroin epidemic have met for the first time with three teams focusing on law enforcement, education and treatment.

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Maine Heating Prices Rose up Slightly as Cool Months Begin


The Governor's Energy Office says the average statewide cash price for heating oil rose 2 cents over the last two weeks to $2.01 per gallon.

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Woman Killed After She’s Thrown from SUV


GORHAM, Maine (AP) Police say a 39-year-old woman is dead after she lost control of her sport utility vehicle on Route 22 and rolled over.


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