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Tom Brady Misses Patriots Preseason Game To Attend Family Member's Memorial Service

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Brady is suspended for the first four games of the regular season as penalty for his alleged role in Deflategate. After receiving a shotgun snap, the young QB held his ground in the pocket against a New Orleans pass rush and dumped a screen pass off to running back James White, who rumbled 56 yards before being hauled down at the 1-yard line. And on an 80-yard touchdown drive that gave the Saints a 16-8 lead in the second quarter, he went 4-for-4 for 72 yards. Not good. Not good at all...but Drew Brees only threw one pass so there's no reason to panic.

The New England defense helped keep the pressure on New Orleans' offense as defensive end Trey Flowers sacked McCown and recovered the ball to score a 17-yard touchdown, giving the Patriots a 31-22 lead.

It's no surprise to find LeGrand in New England given Patriots coach Bill Belichick's well-documented fondness for Rutgers alums from the Greg Schiano era.

Mitchell, who starred at Georgia during an injury-marred, five-year career, was a fourth-round draft pick for the Patriots. But as he was dragged down from behind by Saints cornerback De'Vante Harris, Mitchell's arm bent awkwardly as he landed on the ground.

It looked bad and Mitchell went straight to the locker room. Ballyhooed rookie wide receiver Michael Thomas had four catches for 67 yards.

Indians' Santana struck in dugout by foul ball, helped away
Jhoulys Chacin was pounded by the Indians on Thursday, allowing six hits and seven runs over 1 1/3 innings before being removed. NOTES: Cleveland activated RHP Jeff Manship off the disabled list and optioned LHP TJ House to Triple-A Columbus.

Prince Fielder to retire from Major League Baseball
On November 20, 2013, Fielder was traded to the Texas Rangers for second baseman Ian Kinsler and $30 million. Prince Fielder of the Texas Rangers might have to quit playing baseball after his second neck surgery .

Locals pull tranquilized elephant out of water
It walked a few hundred kilometres into Bangladesh to Sirajganj via Gaibandha and Jamalpur and then travelled back to Jamalpur. Since August 7, the Bangladeshi elephant rescue team had been following the elephant to tranquillise it.

Patriots: CB Cyrus Jones, New England's top pick of the second round, had a fumble recovery and started in the base defense while handling the early punt return duties.

The interception was one of four costly turnovers by the Saints in their preseason opener, but after Grayson threw it, he played much better.

Yes, it was only the first preseason game, but we were able to glean a few things from Garoppolo's 11-of-18, 168-yards performance Thursday.

The Saints next preseaosn game is Saturday, August 20 in Houston against the Texans.

The Patriots rarely make a splash in free agency and that was the case this offseason, although they did trade for tight end Martellus Bennett and signed Laurinaitis' former teammate in St. Louis, Chris Long. "I don't think it's fair but I can't wait to see what happens when he comes back".

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