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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady says he's excited to be able to focus solely on football now that a federal judge has lifted his four-game suspension in the "Deflategate" controversy. In his first comments since the ruling on Thursday, Brady says he had plenty of support during his legal fight over the suspension, allowing him to cope with the case.
HOUSTON (AP) — Dallas Keuchel (KY'-kehl) goes after an American League-leading 17th win of the season when he gets the start for Houston at home against Minnesota today. The left-hander takes a league-best 2.24 ERA into the game for the AL West leaders.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals are hoping for better from recently acquired Johnny Cueto (KWAY'-toh) when he starts against the White Sox today. The right-hander has given up 17 runs in 17 innings in losing his last three starts for the AL Central leaders.
TORONTO (AP) — Toronto is holding onto a 1 1-2 -game lead over the Yankees for first in the AL East heading into today's play. The Blue Jays try to at least maintain that edge as they take on Houston today, while the Yankees are hosting Tampa Bay.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — University of Florida police say electronics, computers and other items were stolen from a New Mexico State team staff members' bus during yesterday's game. The theft occurred while the bus was parked outside the stadium in a secure area during the Gators' 61-13 win. A second bus, carrying the players, was not targeted.
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