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Probe: Pats personnel probably deflated balls

The NFL has found that it is probable that New England Patriots employees deliberately deflated balls during the AFC Championship Game in January.

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Introducing 'Iso LeBron'

LeBron is averaging twice as many isolation plays as he did last postseason, and it's hurting King James and the Cavs, writes Tom Haberstroh.

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By the bottom of the 5th inning, the Nationals OF had three HRs in as many at-bats, and he'd end the day 3-for-4 with 5 RBIs against the Marlins.

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NFL considering Wells Report discipline
NFL 

Insider Adam Schefter told SportsCenter that discipline is coming for the Patriots. "There are 31 other teams that believed the Patriots gained an advantage."

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Patriots scandal timeline
NFL 

It was 108 days ago that the Patriots crushed the Colts 45-7 in the AFC Championship game.

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David Blatt: Cavs in 'uncharted waters'

"Our lineup changed drastically in a number of days. That doesn't mean we can't win." The Cavs are down 1-0 in the series and face the Bulls tonight.

Robert Kraft statement

"As compelling a case as the Wells Report may try to make, I am going to rely on the factual evidence of numerous scientists and engineers rather than inferences from circumstantial evidence."

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Does your favorite NFL team have a first-round pick who can make a big splash this season? Check out Mel Kiper’s Round 1 impact rookies from the 2015 draft in today’s edition of ESPN in Snapchat Discover.

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OTD: Shaq wins Rookie of the Year
NBA 

On May 6, 1993, Orlando's Shaquille O'Neal was named Rookie of the Year after averaging 23.4 points, 13.9 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game. The 20-year-old would go on to be a 15-time All-Star and win four NBA championships.

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Kraft 'disappointed' with Wells report

Said Patriots owner Robert Kraft, in response to the Wells' report finding: "To say we are disappointed in its findings, which do not include any incontrovertible or hard evidence of deliberate deflation of footballs at the AFC Championship Game, would be a gross understatement." Full statement

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Messi's fleet fancy feet
Soccer 

Lionel Messi's second goal against Bayern Munich Wednesday featured a juke, a defender falling to the ground and a loft over the goalie.

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Soccer 

Samardzija drops suspension appeal

White Sox pitcher Jeff Samardzija will begin serving his five-game suspension immediately. Samardzija was punished due to his role in the April 23 on-field brawl with the Royals.

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ESPN's Barrie, Collins fail at No. 17
Golf 

According to the PGA Tour, since 2003, 10.5% of the balls hit at TPC Sawgrass during the Players Championship have gone splash. For ESPN's Michael Collins and SportsCenter anchor Matt Barrie, make that 100%.

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Harper homers go great distance
MLB 

All three of Bryce Harper's home runs went over 400 feet and traveled a total of 1,276 feet (about a quarter of a mile).

MLB 

Messi takes Cristiano Ronaldo's spot
Soccer 

It took nearly 80 minutes, but Barcelona's Lionel Messi finally broke the 0-0 match with Bayern Munich. He quickly added another, and, with 77 career Champions League goals, takes Ronaldo's spot as career scoring leader.

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Soccer 

Final: Barcelona 3, Bayern Munich 0
Soccer 

Two late goals by Lionel Messi, and one more by Neymar, gave Barcelona a huge win in the 1st leg of this Champions League semifinal. Barca controlled much of the match, posting an 8-0 shots on goal advantage.

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BARCELONA GOAL! Neymar gets behind the defence and scores in the final minute! 3-0!

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Red Sox' David Ortiz on Patriots' situation: "It bugs me. What does it have to do with winning the Super Bowl?”

Deflategate won't affect Brady's legacy
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Said ESPN NFL Front Office Insider Bill Polian: "I don't think ["Deflategate"] changes anything about the quality of his play, and the kind of quarterback he's been. He's been one of the two, three greatest of all-time. There's no argument about that."

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Federer loses in Istanbul
Tennis 

Fresh off his Istanbul Open title, Roger Federer dropped his first match at the Madrid Open today. Nick Kyrgios needed 2 hours, 37 minutes to defeat the No. 1 seed: 7-6 (1), 6-7 (5), 7-6 (12).

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Tennis 

Verlander cleared to resume throwing
MLB 

Justin Verlander has been sidelined since the start of the season with a strained right triceps, but the Tigers RHP has now been given the green light to resume throwing.

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MLB 

No update on Nats' Stephen Strasburg

Manager Matt Williams said in his postgame presser today he doesn't have an update on the pitcher, who left Tuesday's game in the third inning with irritation under his shoulder blade.

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GOAL! Barcelona 1, Bayern 0
Soccer 

Lionel Messi broke the scoreless match with his 76th Champions League goal. He ties Cristiano Ronaldo for most all time in Champions League play. Follow live

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Soccer 

Chris Paul doubtful for Game 2
NBA 

Clippers coach Doc Rivers doesn't expect to have his star tonight. Adds Paul of his hamstring injury: "It's one of those things where you don't want to make it worse than it already is."

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