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THURSDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: White Sox at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Padres at Mets, 12:10 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Tigers at Orioles, 7:05 p.m. (MLB Network)
Soccer: International Champions Cup, Real Madrid vs. AC Milan, 8 a.m. (FS1)

AROUND THE WEB:

Jim Craig is parting ways with some of his memorabilia from the Miracle on Ice. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Jim Craig is parting ways with some of his memorabilia from the Miracle on Ice. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

— Jim Craig, goalie for the Miracle on Ice 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team, is selling 19 pieces of memorabilia from the Games, including the jersey he wore during the historic victory over the Soviets and the flag he draped around himself following that win.

Also included in the collection are Craig’s skates, equipment and sticks he used during the tournament, along with his gold medal. Lelands.com indicated the asking price is $5.7 million.

Craig, a North Easton native who starred at Boston University and later had a short stint with the Bruins, said he is selling the items so that his “children and grandchildren will be financially secure in the future,” and he plans to give some of the money to charity. He said he wants to sell the items in one lot in hopes that someone will continue to display the memorabilia.

“For the past 35 years, these items have been at the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Boston Sports Museum, the New York Sports Museum, and I think we’ve done a good job showing them because this moment was so big that I truly believe everyone was a part of it,” Craig, now a motivational speaker, told ESPN.com. “But after the 35th anniversary [in February], and after our teammate Bobby Suter died, I thought it was important to be responsible with these pieces to grow and protect the legacy for my family.”

Two years ago, Mike Eruzione, captain of the 1980 squad, sold his jersey from the gold medal game for $657,250.

— Mets infielder Wilmer Flores first learned he was part of a trade when fans behind the dugout during Wednesday night’s game against the Padres informed him that he was being sent to Milwaukee as part of a deal for outfielder Carlos Gomez.

As word spread around Citi Field, Flores was given a standing ovation before and after his at-bat in the seventh inning. In the bottom of the inning, Flores got emotional, tearing up while playing shortstop for what he thought would be the final time as a Met.

As it turns out, the trade did not go through, and Flores — who was pulled before his scheduled at-bat in the ninth inning — will remain in New York.

“I heard from the fans, there was this rumor I was going to get traded,” Flores said. “The fans were yelling for me. When I came up, I heard everyone cheering, and I thought that was the only reason.

“It was difficult to be out there, but nothing happened. But that’s what they told me, there’s no deal.”

— An Associated Press investigation into next year’s Summer Olympics host city of Rio De Janeiro showed that there still are major problems with the Brazilian city’s water quality. The report indicated that some swimmers and boaters will be competing in waters that have dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from human sewage.

Brazilian officials have said that the water will be safe in time for the Games, a notion the International Olympic Committee’s medical director supported. But it seems unlikely based on the AP’s findings.

“What you have there is basically raw sewage,” said Southern California marine biologist John Griffith, who examined the AP’s study. “It’s all the water from the toilets and the showers and whatever people put down their sinks, all mixed up, and it’s going out into the beach waters. Those kinds of things would be shut down immediately if found [in the U.S.].”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On July 30, 1996, the Red Sox acquired Darren Bragg from the Mariners in a trade for which player whose career ended in 2012 after 25 seasons?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “It is completely incomprehensible to me that the league continues to take steps to disparage one of its all-time great players and a man for whom I have the utmost respect. I have come to the conclusion that this was never about doing what was fair and just.” — Patriots owner Robert Kraft, on the league’s decision to uphold Tom Brady’s four-game suspension

STAT OF THE DAY: 3 — Consecutive games in which the Red Sox have surrendered multiple first-inning runs to the White Sox, as Rick Porcello gave up a pair in the opening frame of Wednesday’s 9-2 loss

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Nationals star Bryce Harper launches a pair of home runs into the upper deck in his team’s 7-2 victory over the Marlins in Miami.

Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier races back and makes an impressive catch just in front of the wall for an out against the Tigers.

Astros second baseman Jose Altuve ranges behind second base to field a grounder against the Angels, then manages to make a rifle throw to first for the out despite losing his balance.

Andrew McCutchen rounds the bases as the Twins misplay his line drive to right field and the throw back to the infield.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Jamie Moyer

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Paul Anka was born on this day in 1941.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
Adam Schefter joined us to discuss the latest on deflategate and Chris Mortensen's false PSI report.

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Christian, Lou and Tim report live from Gillette Stadium for Patriots training camp where they talk about Kraft's statement about not trusting the league and how Brady should handle the Deflategate case as it heads to court.
Robert Kraft went a long way to winning fans back when he stood up against Roger Goodell and the NFL this morning for what he describes as a flawed process in which the Patriots were railroaded. We break it all down and take your reaction.
Robert Kraft went a long way to winning fans back when he stood up against Roger Goodell and the NFL this morning for what he describes as a flawed process in which the Patriots were railroaded. We break it all down and take your reaction.
We speak with attorney John Dowd, who authored the report that led to Pete Rose being banned for life from Major League Baseball. Dowd tells us that the NFL railroaded Tom Brady from start to finish with this investigation.
We speak with attorney John Dowd, who authored the report that led to Pete Rose being banned for life from Major League Baseball. Dowd tells us that the NFL railroaded Tom Brady from start to finish with this investigation.
We go inside the Kraft-Goodell relationship and how things might be changing with the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

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[0:03:45] ... since he took over the nature. It is safe to say that Tom Brady is officially one of the faces of the National Football League and arguably one of the best players in the history of the sport. How how anxious is he going to be to continue to. Do the things that the league would like him to do for instance if the patriots about the Super Bowl in San Francisco next February. Is he gonna accept that invitation to show up and be there as as the league invited ...
[0:05:18] ... from the National Football League yesterday. You heard the response today from Tom Brady what seems plausible. Well let it clear to me it's it's it's an amazing collection pretty destroys all in on the data ...
[0:07:22] ... use out of his mind today when he was talking about. The Cleveland Browns the Atlanta Falcons and the patriots and he said that. The commissioner ruled justly. In each of those cases and he also added that no ...






We go inside the Kraft-Goodell relationship and how things might be changing with the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

[0:00:43] ... addiction and you know this. Late game essentially taking over the patriot Super Bowl. And they still talk and now made it through and not I wouldn't say. Anything has ended I think both men are ...
[0:03:45] ... since he took over the nature. It is safe to say that Tom Brady is officially one of the faces of the National Football League and arguably one of the best players in the history of the sport. How how anxious is he going to be to continue to. Do the things that the league would like him to do for instance if the patriots about the Super Bowl in San Francisco next February. Is he gonna accept that invitation to show up and be there as as the league invited ...
[0:05:18] ... from the National Football League yesterday. You heard the response today from Tom Brady what seems plausible. Well let it clear to me it's it's it's an amazing collection pretty destroys all in on the data ...
[0:07:22] ... use out of his mind today when he was talking about. The Cleveland Browns the Atlanta Falcons and the patriots and he said that. The commissioner ruled justly. In each of those cases and he also added that no ...






We wrap up the day with some of the reaction sound to Robert Kraft's strong words towards the NFL today.

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[0:03:04] ... the leading owners in the National Football League win win win. His blood pressure goes down. Will. Will recognize that in the long run it it it'll get settled because it's in the best interest of ...
[0:03:59] ... mishandled the library he bite people but an actual alarm by Vizio New England Patriots. That stuff I think this whole thing could have been diminished. I actually do it there had been a little more honest ...