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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady arrives at federal court, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, in New York. Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell are set to explain to a judge why a controversy over underinflated footballs at last season's AFC conference championship game is spilling into a new season. (Mary Altaffer/AP)
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady arrives at federal court, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, in New York. Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell are set to explain to a judge why a controversy over underinflated footballs at last season's AFC conference championship game is spilling into a new season. (Mary Altaffer/AP)
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We talk sports: the latest in the "Deflategate" court case in New York, a new study on football and brain risk and Attorney General Maura Healey's push to educate teen athletes about dating violence.

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Curt Nickisch, WBUR’s business and technology reporter. He tweets @CurtNickisch.

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

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WBUR: Federal Judge Puts NFL On Defensive Over Brady’s Involvement In ‘DeflateGate’

  • "A federal judge put the NFL on the defensive over its four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Wednesday, demanding to know what evidence directly links Brady to deflating footballs and belittling the drama of the controversy."

The Boston Globe: Brain Risk Seen In Early-Age Football

  • "A study released Monday of 40 former NFL players between the ages of 40 and 65 found that those who began playing tackle football before the age of 12 faced a higher risk of altered brain development than those who waited until they were older."

The Boston Globe: Using Sports To Combat Teen Dating Violence

  • "When Maura Healey talks sports, she talks about harnessing the power of sports to combat domestic violence and sexual assault. Her vision: teach high school student-athletes across Massachusetts about teen dating violence, dangerous relationships, and respect for women. Healey sees young athletes as natural leaders who can influence their classmates’ attitudes and behaviors. Plus, it’s abundantly clear that meaningful change won’t happen from the top down."

This segment aired on August 12, 2015.

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