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New England Patriots could be forced to sign new QB

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Our main story today revolves around the New England Patriots, who may be forced into a shock signing following the fallout of the DeflateGate scandal.

The other top headlines from today include LeBron James sinking a game-winning buzzer beater for the Cavs, Michael Pineda's strong performance for the Yankees and the first ever New York Derby in MLS.

New QB in Foxboro?

The fallout from the Deflate Gate scandal is still rolling on and we may have just stumbled on one part of it. Reports from various NFL reporters seem to believe that Tom Brady is going to be given a suspension for his role in the ballghazi affair, with Albert Breer today suggesting a two-game ban is looking likely for the New England Patriots quarterback.

If Brady is suspended for the opening of the season, then that puts the Patriots in a very sticky situation. With just 23-year olds Jimmy Garoppolo and Garrett Gilbert on the depth chart behind Brady, the Pats have no backups that have actually started any NFL games in their respective careers.

Which could well lead the Patriots into signing a new quarterback, with Matt Flynn a frontrunner to be drafted in according to ProFootballTalk alongside Michael Vick.

Other Headlines:

Over to the NBA now, where LeBron James took over as the Cavs downed the Bulls in game 4 of their playoff series. James hit a buzzer-beater to win the game and tie the series. LeBron revealed after the game that he actually overruled his own coaches play call and demanded the ball himself, rather than passing to a teammate.

Over to baseball now, where Michael Pineda continued his strong season. The Yankees pitcher tallied a career high 16 strikeouts and walked none as New York beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-2 at Yankee Stadium.

And finally to MLS, where the Red Bulls won 2-1 in the first ever New York Derby. Bradley Wright-Phillips scored twice for the Red Bulls, who had defender Matt Miazga sent off in the first half, while Patrick Mullins came off the bench to net New York City's only goal.


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