Morning Sports Update: Federal judge questions Goodell’s understanding of CBA; Tom and Gisele feel the stress

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell continues to take heat on Deflategate.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell continues to take heat on Deflategate. –REUTERS

A judge throws some shade at Roger Goodell, Rick Porcello returns to pitch a gem for the Red Sox, Jim Lonborg returns to the mound tonight, and the rest of the sports news you need to know to start your Thursday.

Federal judge questions Roger Goodell’s understanding of the NFL-NFLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement: “At a hearing Wednesday on a contempt motion filed by the NFL Players Association in the Adrian Peterson case, U.S. District Judge David S. Doty said ‘we’re all very curious’ how Judge Richard M. Berman will rule on Brady, whose four-game suspension is now the subject of proceedings and settlement talks in the Southern District of New York…


“‘I’m not sure the commissioner understands there is a CBA,’ Doty said, citing Goodell’s actions and quotes in newspaper articles he has read.’’ (

Garoppolo gets closer to Brady and adjusts to the media crush: “Knowing [Tom Brady] for a year, we’ve obviously become closer and everything, but he’s gone about his business the same way as always – just getting prepared and attacking training camp like the rest of us. I’d say we’ve gotten to know each other better, so we’re more comfortable with one another, but other than that, nothing crazy…

“At Eastern Illinois we had the same amount of media. No, I’m just kidding. It’s been a little bit of an adjustment. I’m getting more and more used to it as we go, but it comes with the job I guess. You’ve got to get used to it.’’ — Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo

Report: Tom and Gisele stressed out over Deflategate: “Maybe one-on-one time is just the antidote they need to deal with all of the recent craziness. ‘The biggest challenge they’ve been facing is dealing with the stress of the Deflategate situation,’ says a source close to the model.’’ (


There’s a sketchy new candidate running for president: “The Federal Election Commission allows any qualified American citizen to submit his or her candidacy for president. So while big names like Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have hogged the spotlight, a quick look at the FEC’s complete list of candidates shows several other hopefuls deserve mentioning. Among them: Forrest Gump, Rocky Balboa, Marshawn Lynch (running for the ‘Peace and Freedom’ party) and Tom Brady Sketch.’’ (

#ICYMI: NFL Films “America’s Game’’ trailer looks back on Patriots Super Bowl run:

Steeler Fans protest Pittsburgh’s signing of Michael Vick: “On National Dog Day, a handful of protesters convened outside the Pittsburgh Steelers’ practice facility to object to the team’s signing of Michael Vick. Four women stood behind a green fence across the street from the team’s South Side facility holding various signs, including one that read: ‘FIRST, BEN … NOW, VICK … WHAT NEXT.’’’ (

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Shaughnessy rips Red Sox for letting go of Orsillo: “The silence from NESN and Sox ownership only adds to the outrage. NESN’s clumsy late-night statement lauded Orsillo’s replacement but made little mention of Orsillo’s lengthy tenure in the booth. Remy wept late Tuesday when he spoke to the Globe’s Nick Cafardo about his longtime partner, but cowardly NESN officials have thus far taken no questions on the matter and offered no explanation for Orsillo’s firing. And Werner — the man who runs NESN — is nowhere to be found when NESN makes a major change that outrages fans. Where’s the accountability?’’ (Dan Shaughnessy/The Boston Globe)

‘67 Sox Star Jim Lonborg returns to the mound in ‘Oldtime Baseball Game’ tonight: “Former Red Sox pitching star Jim Lonborg, a member of the legendary 1967 Impossible Dream team, will head line Thursday’s 22nd annual Abbott Financial Management Oldtime Baseball Game at St. Peter’s Field on Sherman Street in North Cambridge. First pitch is at 7 p.m.’’ (Boston Herald)


#TBT: George Scott, Jim Lonborg, and Tony Conigliaro at Fenway Park in August 1967:

Rick Porcello pitches like an ace in Chicago: “Porcello pounded the bottom of the strike zone with his sinker to induce ground balls, and he mixed in an effective changeup to get weak contact in the air. He threw strikes with more than 70 percent of his pitches. He retired the first 11 hitters he faced, and he stranded all four runners in scoring position he encountered — aided in part by a terrific diving throw from second baseman Josh Rutledge in what Porcello said was a ‘hairy’ fifth inning.’’ (Providence Journal)

Schilling’s tweet gets him yanked from Sunday Night Baseball: “ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz tells Awful Announcing that Schilling will not be on the Sunday Night Baseball telecast this week. ESPN has not publicly stated this absence as a suspension or given a time period on when Schilling may be back. In one of many apology tweets, Schilling did label it a suspension in taking responsibility for the offensive tweet.’’ (

Derrick Rose being sued by woman who claims the NBA star raped her: “The woman, identified only as Jane Doe, says she and Rose dated from 2011 to 2013. During that time, Rose allegedly tried to pressure her to masturbate in front of him, allow him to have sex with her friends and engage in group sex with strangers, all of which she says she refused.’’Patr (

And A-Rod is being sued by his former brother-in-law for $100 million: “On Wednesday, almost a decade later, Scurtis filed an explosive $100 million civil suit against Rodriguez in Miami state court, triggering an internecine legal war in which Scurtis, the younger brother of Rodriguez’s ex-wife, Cynthia, alleges Rodriguez used Newport Property Ventures Ltd., the Rodriguez/Scurtis real estate business, to commit insurance and mortgage fraud in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike.’’ (

Photo Finish: Where the Patriots called home before Gillette:

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