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NFL Upholds Tom Brady’s 4-Game Suspension

July 28, 2015
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady calls out signals during an NFL football minicamp in Foxborough last month. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

In the decision, Commissioner Goodell said Brady told an assistant to destroy his cellphone around March 6, the day Brady met with the NFL’s independent investigator.

Mayor Walsh Has ‘No Regrets’ About Boston’s Pursuit To Host 2024 Olympics Games

July 28, 2015
Boston 2024 Chairman Steve Pagliuca, left, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, right, speak to reporters in June at TD Garden. (Elise Amendola/AP)

The decision to end the bid came shortly after Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said in a news conference that he would not sign a host community contract that made the city responsible for cost overruns.

Olympics Business Reporter Offers Perspective On Boston’s Failed Bid

July 28, 2015

Ed Hula says he was not surprised by Boston’s failed bid to host the 2024 Summer Games.

Analysts Discuss Potential Political Injuries In Wake Of Boston’s Failed Olympic Bid

July 28, 2015
Gov. Charlie Baker speaks in January after Boston was picked by the USOC as its bid city. On Monday, the city's quest to host the 2024 Summer Games came to an end. (Winslow Townson/AP)

Republican Todd Domke and Democrat Dan Payne take a look at potential consequences for local and state leaders following the end of Boston’s pursuit of hosting the 2024 Olympics.

Some Upset, Others Relieved: Bostonians Wake Up To Dead Olympic Dream

July 28, 2015
Opponents of Boston's bid to host the 2024 Summer Games are celebrating its end. Others, however, including some politicians, suggest the city has benefited in simply having gone through the process. (Boston 2024)

Bostonians are waking up to a dead Olympic dream. Some say Boston’s rejection shows other cities that the Olympics are not worth it. But others say it opens the door for other cities to step in.

Kelly Struggles Again As Red Sox Fall To White Sox

July 28, 2015
Red Sox starting pitcher Joe Kelly delivers to the White Sox during a game at Fenway, Monday, July 27, 2015. (Charles Krupa/AP)

The Red Sox lost to the White Sox 10-8 last night at home. David Ortiz and Mookie Betts both drove in two runs.

7 Reasons Why Boston's Olympic Bid Failed

July 27, 2015
The U.S. Olympic Committee pulled the plug on Boston's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics Monday. The decision came after months of low public support and mounting criticism over whether the city should host the games. (Charlie Riedel/AP)

There will be no Olympics in Boston in 2024. The city’s quest to host the 2024 Summer Games came to an end Monday after the U.S. Olympic Committee pulled the plug on Boston’s bid. Here is a closer look at the issues and controversies that brought down Boston’s Olympic bid.

After Boston, What’s Next For 2024 Games?

July 27, 2015

David Wallechinsky, president of the International Society of Olympic Historians, joined WBUR to discuss the end of Boston’s bid.

With Flags And Flair, Pedro Martinez Is Inducted Into The Baseball Hall Of Fame

July 27, 2015
National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Pedro Martinez dances as he is introduced during an induction ceremony at the Clark Sports Center on Sunday in Cooperstown, N.Y. (Mike Groll/AP)

Hundreds of fans chanted and waved the flag of the Dominican Republic, where the former Red Sox ace was born, as he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame Sunday.

Ortiz Has 2 HRs, Career-High 7 RBIs As Red Sox Rout Tigers

July 27, 2015
David Ortiz celebrates a three-run home run as he arrives at home plate in the seventh inning of a game against the Tigers at Fenway, Sunday, July 26, 2015. It was the second three-run home run of the evening for Ortiz. (Steven Senne/AP)

The Red Sox beat the Tigers 11-1 at Fenway last night. Big Papi hit two homers and a career-high seven RBIs.

Pedro Martinez Inducted Into Baseball Hall Of Fame

July 26, 2015
National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Pedro Martinez speaks during an induction ceremony at the Clark Sports Center on Sunday. (Mike Groll/AP)

Pedro Martinez has been inducted into the Hall of Fame after a career in which he helped the Boston Red Sox end their World Series jinx.

Photos: Former Red Sox Pitcher Pedro Martinez Through The Years

July 26, 2015
Newly acquired pitcher Pedro Martinez poses Tuesday, Nov. 25, 1997, at Fenway Park in Boston. (Julia Malakie/AP)

Former Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez is being inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame Sunday afternoon.

A Look At Pedro Martinez’s Legacy On Day He’s To Be Inducted To Baseball Hall Of Fame

July 26, 2015
National Baseball Hall of Fame electee Pedro Martinez reacts to cheering fans during an awards ceremony at Doubleday Field on Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Cooperstown, N.Y. (Mike Groll/AP)

Pedro Martinez was elected to the Hall of Fame the first time he was eligible, and Sunday he will be formally inducted.

Bogaerts Delivers Red Sox Past Tigers To Snap 8-Game Skid

July 25, 2015
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello delivers to the Detroit Tigers during the first inning of a game at Fenway on Friday, July 24, 2015. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Xander Bogaerts’ single up the middle off Blaine Hardy in the 11th inning drove home the winning run, and the Red Sox snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.

‘Dancing With The Devil’ Details Rio’s Prep For 2016 Olympics

July 25, 2015
After hosting the 2007 Pan Am Games and the 2014 World Cup Final, Rio de Janeiro is now preparing to host another mega sporting event: the 2016 Summer Olympics. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

When Rio de Janeiro was awarded the Summer Olympics, Brazilians celebrated. Six years, an economic nosedive and a World Cup later, the country’s residents feel very differently. In her new book “Dancing with the Devil in the City of God,” Brazilian journalist Juliana Barbassa chronicles the change.

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