Tom Brady handed four game ban

New England Patriots have released a strong statement backing quarterback Tom Brady after he was hit with a four game ban by the NFL. The league has banned Brady for his part in the deflategate saga, but Patriots owner Robert Kraft has backed Brady, and criticised the NFL's investigation for being one-sided and only based on circumstantial evidence. Meanwhile, Giants quarterback Eli Manning has explained that he agrees with the NFL's decision, but he admits that he will be sad to see Brady out suspended. Across to the NBA, and the Hawks tied up their series with the Wizards last night after a 106-101 win, while Golden State went on the road and defeated Memphis to level their series.