Morning Sports Update: Bob Kravitz fires back at Larry Bird over Deflategate

Larry Bird has become a subplot of the Deflategate scandal.
Larry Bird has become a subplot of the Deflategate scandal. –Tom Strattman/AP

Columnist Bob Kravitz, best known for breaking the initial Deflategate news, fires back at Larry Bird over his comments about Deflategate. Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. isn’t a Patriots fan, and the Red Sox are aggressively pursuing a closer.

Kravitz: What does Larry Bird know about Deflategate? Um, nothing: “[Bird] knows as much about Deflategate as I know about Bangladeshi history. I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that Bird has never read the Wells Report or any of the court briefs or anything else involved in Deflategate – as I have.’’ (

Odell Beckham Jr. says Patriots are ‘probably my least-favorite favorite team of all time’: “I’ve loved-hated the Patriots for a long time,’’ the Giants receiver said Thursday. “I respect everything that they’ve done and everything they do year in and year out as far as being one of the top teams in the league. They get the job done, they win championships. But on the other end, they’ve beaten all the teams that I like.’’ (


Red Sox are reportedly pursuing Reds closer Aroldis Chapman:

Jamie Collins’s game status in question with viral illness: “Collins has stayed away from Gillette Stadium since coming down with the illness late last week.’’ (

Dennis Seidenberg looks strong in season debut, despite Bruins’ 3-2 loss to Avalanche: “Seidenberg finished just shy of 16 minutes of ice time, and played a heavy, physical brand of hockey with a team-high six hits, a couple of blocked shots and the same steady, dependable all-around play that’s been a staple of his game.’’ (

Jets and Bills uniforms wreak havoc on color blind fans during Thursday Night Football: “Nike introduced some stupid new uniforms for tonight’s Bills-Jets game, and the color-on-color combination is especially bad for people with colorblindness, who are taking to Twitter to let the NFL know their displeasure.’’ (

Patriots work out Pierre Thomas and Robert Turbin:

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