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NFL's Goodell refuses to recuse himself from Brady hearing, ESPN says

Friday, May 22, 2015 2:23pm

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady speaks at Salem State University in Salem(Reuters) - The National Football League has rejected a request from the players union that Commissioner Roger Goodell remove himself from Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension over the "Deflategate" scandal, ESPN reported on Friday, but the league disputed the report. Brady, the star quarterback for the New England Patriots, received the suspension for knowing about a scheme to deflate footballs in the AFC championship game last January. A union official told Reuters Goodell refused to recuse himself but later said he was "mistaken" and had not received an official letter on the matter.


Globetrotters' Hall of Famer Haynes dies

Friday, May 22, 2015 1:29pm

Marques Haynes, whose incredible skills dribbling a basketball made him a legendary showman with the Harlem Globetrotters, died of natural causes in Texas on May 22, 2015Marques Haynes, whose incredible skills dribbling a basketball made him a legendary showman with the Harlem Globetrotters, died Friday of natural causes in Plano, Texas, the team announced. Haynes played in more than 12,000 games in almost 100 countries for the Globetrotters during a 46-year career and was the team's first player to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, an honor he received in 1998. "Basketball has lost one of its most iconic figures," said Globetrotters chief executive officer Kurt Schneider.


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