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The deflategate saga rolled on as one of it's big players, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, had an open invitation for under-fire quarterback Tom Brady.
Elsewhere, there was an injury update concerning Derek Carr, the Eastern Conference Finals series got underway and the San Francisco Giants continued their good form with an impressive win.
We begin in the NFL, where league commissioner Roger Goodell stated yesterday that he is open to hearing from Tom Brady with regards to his deflategate suspension.
Goodell said he was happy to receive any new information from the Patriots quarterback, with many believing that this is the first step to Brady’s four-game ban being reduced.
“I look forward to hearing directly from Tom if there’s new information or information that can be helpful to us in getting this right,” Goodell said. “I want to hear directly from Tom in that.”
With Tom Brady appealing his four-game suspension handed down in the aftermath of the Wells Report, the "new information" Goodell is hinting at is though to be the text messages and emails that the Patriots quarterback refused to hand over during the initial investigation.
Elsewhere in the league, Tom Younger, the agent of Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has rejected recent speculation that his client would require surgery this offseason.
The comments come after reports earlier this week suggested the young QB needed an operation to address numbness in his right ring finger ahead of the 2015 season.
Across to the NBA, and the Cleveland Cavaliers have the early advantage in their Eastern Conference Finals series against the Atlanta Hawks.
Cleveland’s 97-89 road win in Game One means the Hawks now face an uphill battle to reach the NBA Finals.
And finally, in baseball, a 4-0 win over the LA Dodgers last night saw the San Francisco Giants extend their winning streak to five games.
Patriots fans: Do you expect Tom Brady's suspension to be reduced? Have your say on deflategate in the comments below...
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