NFL says it will appeal Brady eligibility ruling...Tebow makes late bid

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NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Brady will be eligible to play when the New England Patriots open their season at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 10. The judge handling the case overturned the NFL's four-game suspension in the "Deflategate" matter, chastising the league for acting arbitrarily in initially suspending the star Patriots QB four games. The NFL says it will appeal.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Tim Tebow (TEE'-boh) threw two touchdown passes and an interception in his final opportunity to make Philadelphia's roster, and the Eagles fell to the New York Jets 24-18. Tebow is competing with Matt Barkley for the Eagles' No. 3 quarterback job.

WASHINGTON (AP)— The Washington Nationals rapped out 18 hits and handed the Atlanta Braves their ninth straight loss, 15-1. Ryan Zimmerman had two singles, double and sacrifice fly and drove in four runs. He has 23 RBIs in his last 11 games.

NEW YORK (AP)— Lleyton Hewitt couldn't keep his last U.S. Open going a little longer. The 2001 champ rallied from two sets down and had a pair of match points but wasn't able to complete the comeback, losing to fellow Australian Bernard Tomic (TAHM'-ihk) 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 5-7, 7-5 in near 3 1/2 hours in a second round match.

BOISE, Idaho (AP)_Boise State's home opener Friday night against Washington is being billed as the biggest football game in school history. That's because Washington is coached by ex-Boise State Chris Peterson, who will guide the Huskies against the 23rd-ranked Broncos.

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