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Tom Brady faces reporters before practice in Foxborough earlier this year. The Patriots quarterback announced Friday he would drop his appeal and serve his four-game suspension for the "Deflategate" scandal. (Steven Senne/AP)
Tom Brady faces reporters before practice in Foxborough earlier this year. The Patriots quarterback announced Friday he would drop his appeal and serve his four-game suspension for the "Deflategate" scandal. (Steven Senne/AP)
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The Red Sox are tied for first place in the AL East, but manager John Farrell is still in the hot seat. We'll discuss why some are calling for his removal.

Also, football fans are also gearing up for the start of the season in two weeks, even if the first quarter of the season will be without Tom Brady.

Still, Brady is the center of attention. He missed last Thursday's pre-season game against the Bears because he accidentally cut his thumb right before the game. Yesterday, Brady explained he was trying to get something out of his shoe with some scissors, when they slipped. As he said, "That's a crappy way to not be out there because it's a silly mistake. I'm glad it wasn't in the regular season. I learned from it and hopefully won't be operating any more scissors for a while."

Brady also missed practices on Sunday and Monday saying he had to, "take care of something."

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Bill Littlefield, host of NPR's Only A Game, which tweets @OnlyAGameNPR.

This segment aired on August 24, 2016.

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