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O'Connor: Goodell loses again, because that's what he does

By botching the disciplinary matters before him, the NFL commissioner has severely damaged the integrity of his office, not to mention whatever is left of his legacy, writes Ian O'Connor.

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Trotter: Brady decision exposes NFL's power again

In case after case, we learn repeatedly that NFL justice simply isn't in line with the standards of American justice. And this has owners questioning the guy who hands out that justice.

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Brady's fantasy stock rising significantly (1:51)
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Bayless: This is an enormous blow to the absolute power of the commissioner (2:25)
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NFL 25 Under 25 Rankings: Khalil Mack is No. 1

Oakland linebacker Khalil Mack leads Mel Kiper Jr.'s and Mike Sando's annual list of the NFL's top 25 players under the age of 25. Where does second-year stud Odell Beckham Jr. fall on the list?

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Brady ruling shifts Patriots' Super Bowl odds

Las Vegas sportsbooks reacted to news of Tom Brady's appeal win by reinstalling the Patriots as the co-favorites in the AFC and bumping up the point spread in next week's season opener.

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J.J. Watt is football's real-life action hero

Defensive linemen normally don't make TV cameos, appear in movies or get their own commercials. Except now, there's Watt -- selected as the best player in the NFL and the league's biggest reality TV star.

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Why an undefeated preseason matters for the Chiefs

Kansas City is 3-0 this preseason heading into Thursday night's game at St. Louis. Teams that finish the preseason without a loss generally don't fare much better than those that go winless. But the Chiefs are a different matter.

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Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Backup Bengals quarterback AJ McCarron started for Andy Dalton in Cincy's preseason finale at Indianapolis on Thursday. He went 3-for-5 for 40 yards with a well-placed 18-yard pass to Greg Little on his opening drive. The series ended on a fourth-down sack.

Legal FAQ: Inside the judge's decision

You've got questions? ESPN legal analyst Lester Munson has answers. Why he still feels like the league's legal position remains strong despite the ruling today and how this reminds him of a 2004 ruling involving Maurice Clarett. Looking at precedent

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Brady's return improves Patriots' chances

According to ESPN's Football Power Index, the Patriots are now favored in each of their first four games with Brady playing and also now have a 3-in-4 chance of reaching the playoffs.

When football meets futbol

Kaka, on the East Coast for international matches with Brazil, had time to snap a pic with Tim Tebow. No word on if they practiced Tebowing.

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Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Marcus Mariota loosens up. Expect him and starting offense for one drive against the Vikings.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Both of the Saints' summer breakout WRs deliver on opening drive. Willie Snead walks in for easy short TD pass on pick play after Brandon Coleman's 45-yard catch to start the drive. Didn't the Packers read up on Snead before this game?!

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Jonathan Kraft said that while the Patriots would like draft picks back from NFL on Deflategate punishment, as they sit here today, they don't intend to pursue.

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On 98.5 The Sports Hub, Patriots president Jonathan Kraft says Super Bowl banner wasn't being raised if Tom Brady wasn't on the field.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Drew Brees sitting out Saints' preseason finale, as expected. Luke McCown gets the start and hits WR Brandon Coleman with a 45-yard deep ball behind D on New Orleans' first play from scrimmage. Coleman finally has a breakout play to match the hype he's earned in practice.

Cotton, metallic ink and ... freedom

Those are the ingredients in Julian Edelman's latest T-shirt according to a tweet sent after Tom Brady's suspension was overturned. Edelman was just one of many players to share their reactions on Twitter. See the tweets

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Jonathan Kraft says the Patriots would not have raised their championship banner in the opener if Tom Brady's suspension was upheld.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Time for the last week of preseason football in Indianapolis. Bengals and Colts are about to kick off.

Falcons' owner: 'It's sad for the league'

Arthur Blank on the Tom Brady ruling and the NFL's decision to appeal, "I think it's unfortunate that after 9 months, this has not been settled. It's sad for the league. We should be focused on the great season coming up."

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Court nullifies Brady suspension

The last page of Judge Richard Berman's ruling clearly states his decision to overturn the NFL's four-game suspension of Tom Brady.

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots QBs Jimmy Garoppolo and Ryan Lindley take the field for warmups, but no sign of Tom Brady at this point.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

A topside view of the Levi's Stadium grass before tonight's preseason football male between the 49ers and Chargers. Half of the field appears new after last weekend's Luke Bryan Concert.

SportsCenter live from Gillette Stadium

Following the overturning of Tom Brady's 4-game suspension, Gillette Stadium is abuzz for tonight's Patriots' preseason finale -- and SportsCenter is there with Lindsay Czarniak hosting. Live on ESPNEWS, WatchESPN

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