Deflategate Decision: What It Means For The Future Of Pro Sports

September 5, 2015
Quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots arrives at federal court to contest his four game suspension on August 31, 2015 in New York City. U.S. District Judge Richard Berman has required NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Brady to be present in court when the NFL and NFL Players Association reconvene their dispute over Brady's four-game Deflategate suspension.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

A U.S. district Judge threw out New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his alleged role in deflating footballs. Sports attorney Alan Milstein joins Bill Littlefield to talk about what the decision means for pro athletes and teams.

Gov. Baker Releases Review Of DCF

September 4, 2015

Gov. Charlie Baker has released his review of how the Department of Children and Families handled the case of a 7-year-old Hardwick boy.

Live Horse Racing Returns To Suffolk Downs

September 4, 2015
Jockey Chris Shultz takes Tale Of Houdini for a lap around the track during a training run for the final day of racing at Suffolk Downs last October. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The historic racetrack will host three days of thoroughbred racing starting on Saturday as part of it’s Suffolk Downs Festival of Racing. There will also be horse races on Oct. 3 and Oct. 31.

How Streetball Brought Together A Boston Community

September 4, 2015
An aerial view of two 9-Man players, Wesley Chin and Wendall Chin (no shirt) as they warm up for a game. They both play for the Boston Freemasons. (Courtesy Ursula Liang)

9-Man, is a variation of volleyball that started in Boston and Providence, amid racial oppression and segregation in the 1930s.

Whitey Bulger, Clergy Sex Abuse Movies Featured At Venice Film Festival

September 4, 2015
Johnny Depp portrays James "Whitey" Bulger in the movie "Black Mass." (Courtesy, Warner Bros. Entertainment)

Two major scandals in Massachusetts are the subject of two new films.

Week In Review: Deflategate Deflated, DCF Report, And Irish Nanny Goes Home

September 4, 2015
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady leaves Federal court, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in New York. Last-minute settlement talks between lawyers for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady have failed, leaving a judge to decide the fate of "Deflategate." (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Our Week In Review panelists, Shira Springer and Dante Ramos, go behind the headlines.

DCF Failed To Protect Hardwick Boy Allegedly Abused By His Father, Report Finds

September 4, 2015

“I would argue that this is a failure, systemically, of many of the players involved,” Gov. Charlie Baker said.

Police Identify Millis Officer Accused Of Fabricating Report Of Shootout

September 4, 2015
A cruiser that was shot at and burned is removed from Forest Road in Millis on Wednesday evening. Police said Thursday that an unnamed officer shot at his own cruiser and fabricated a suspect description. (John Blanding/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool)

Bryan Johnson, a part-time officer, is facing several charges including misleading a criminal investigation and unlawful discharge of a firearm.

Quotation Of The Week: Murder Charge Dropped Against Nanny

September 4, 2015

Aisling Brady McCarthy had been accused of killing a Cambridge 1-year-old in her care. The change came after the medical examiner altered the cause of death from “homicide” to “undetermined.”

Expert: NFL’s ‘Deflategate’ Appeal Will Be An Uphill Battle

September 4, 2015

Northeastern University law professor Roger Abrams, an authority on sports and labor law, joined WBUR’s Morning Edition to review a judge’s ruling throwing out Tom Brady’s four-game suspension.

Harvard Square Water Main Break Could Disrupt Traffic Through The Weekend

September 4, 2015

Police say there is no timetable for how long it might take to fix the break at the intersection of JFK and Mt Auburn streets.

Millis Officer Who Said He Was Targeted By Gunman Made The Story Up, Police Say

September 4, 2015

Investigators say a part-time police officer, who reported crashing his cruiser after he was shot at, made up the story.

Judge Rules In Favor Of Tom Brady In ‘Deflategate’ Legal Case

September 4, 2015

A judge ruled Thursday that the NFL failed to treat Tom Brady fairly during its review of allegations that he played a role in deflating footballs used in a playoff game last season.

In Bread And Puppet's Circus, Tigers Are Cardboard And The Clowning Is Political

September 4, 2015
Bread and Puppet Theater's “The Overtakelessness Circus” as performed in Glover, Vermont, on Aug. 23. (Greg Cook/WBUR)

The free, family-friendly circus will be performed in Cambridge and Lawrence this weekend.

To Get Into MIT’s New Design Program, Students Must Score High On The ‘Love Metric’

September 4, 2015
Students from MIT's first-ever integrated design and management program this week hit the streets of Cambridge with homemade instruments to busk for innovators 4 purpose, a Cambridge nonprofit that seeks to connect underprivileged children with creative thinkers. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Matt Kressy says it took 13 years for his idea for an integrated design and management program to get traction at MIT. When it did, he was able to pick 18 students with completely different criteria from what the school typically uses.

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