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Littlefield On Sports: The Brady Appeal And All-Star Game

Tom Brady appealed his four-game suspension in late June.  (Mark Lennihan/AP)
Tom Brady appealed his four-game suspension in late June. (Mark Lennihan/AP)
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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is back in the limelight. The NFL Players' Association has announced they're ready to fight any suspension in federal court.

And the Boston Red Sox have the day off as the All-Star break wraps up. The Red Sox had just one all-star this year, Brock Holt.

That and more in our weekly look at sports with Bill Littlefield.


Alan Milstein, sports attorney who in 2003, sued the NFL on behalf of a college player to challenge college eligibility rules.

Bill Littlefield, host of NPR’s Only A Game. He tweets at @OnlyAGameNPR.


The Boston Globe: Brock Holt Plays A Role In AL’s All-Star Victory

  • "Holt entered the game as a pinch runner in the seventh inning, stole second, and scored a run in a 6-3 victory. 'I had a blast,' he said. Holt played three innings in left field and caught the final out of the game. 'It was great,' Holt said. 'Any time you come to games like this, you want to get in, get an at-bat or something. To play a few innings in the field, run the bases a little bit, it was a lot of fun out there.' "

ESPN: NFLPA To Fight Tom Brady Ruling In Court If Any Of QB's Ban Remains

  • "If Brady's suspension is lifted when commissioner Roger Goodell announces his ruling and he is fined instead, the quarterback will decide whether to challenge the decision in court."


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