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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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Chris Paul doubtful for Game 2
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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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Vets face off yet again at Rogers Centre
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CC Sabathia and Mark Buehrle face off tonight for the 12th time in their careers. For CC, he's winless in his last eight starts, the longest streak of his career.

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Rest pays off for Rose
NBA 

Derrick Rose led the Bulls to victory with 25 points in Game 1, but Chicago’s PG hasn’t been nearly as efficient when he gets just one day of rest -- which is all he'll have before tonight's Game 2.

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Jets GM: Trading Wilkerson not in plans
NFL 

GM Mike Maccagnan said the Jets do not plan to put a "For Sale" sign on DE Muhammad Wilkerson. "We're not actively shopping Mo. It's not part of our plans," Maccagnan said. But Wilkerson isn't untouchable

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Real Madrid is world's most valuable club
Soccer 

Forbes estimates that Real Madrid is the world's most valuable soccer team for the third straight year ($3.26B). Barcelona, Manchester United and Bayern Munich follow with four English clubs (Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool) rounding out the top 8.

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Cavaliers cancel arm slings giveaway
NBA 

The Cavs planned to give away 20,000 arm slings to fans to show support for injured F Kevin Love, who dislocated his shoulder in the opening round of the playoffs, but the team cancelled the promotion. Cleveland will hand out white towels for tonight's Game 2 vs. the Bulls.

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Tom Brady Sr.: This is 'Framegate'

Said the Patriots QB's dad to USA Today Sports after the Wells report's release: "I don't have any doubt about my son's integrity -- not one bit. ... The reality is if you can't prove he did it, then he's innocent, and lay off him. That's the bottom line." More on Wells report

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49ers 'disappointed' to learn of Brooks suit

The 49ers will "continue to monitor" the situation after LB Ahmad Brooks was sued for assault and battery, false imprisonment and infliction of emotional distress in Santa Clara, Calif. The woman making the accusation was the same woman who accused ex-49ers DL Ray McDonald of rape. 49ers: 'Aware' of reports

Fantasy tips for tonight's games
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Devon Travis continues to lead off for the Blue Jays and he has 3 HR vs. lefties this season. He faces one of the biggest lefties in CC Sabathia tonight. Night game lineup analysis

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Upcoming fights to care about
Boxing 

So The Fight of the Century is over. What now? Top Rank's Bob Arum, Manny Pacquiao's promoter said, "After Manny and Floyd depart, there will still be big fights, believe me." Dan Rafael has some ideas. Six fights to set your calendar for

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Cards claim ex-Pat CB off waivers

The Cardinals have claimed CB Alfonzo Dennard off of waivers, a league source tells ESPN's Field Yates. Dennard was waived by the Patriots on Tuesday.

Brian Dawkins: CB Dennard a fit for Cards
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"Because that system is such an aggressive man-to-man scheme that needs corners to be able to bump and run, I think it's a great place for [Alfonzo Dennard] to go and let's see if he can handle that."

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Messi was magical
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Just when it looked like Bayern Munich would hang on for a draw at the Camp Nou, Lionel Messi reminded us (and his former manager, Pep Guardiola) just what he’s capable of with two late goals. Messi settles great match

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Pacquiao out of surgery
Boxing 

According to ESPN's Dan Rafael, Manny Pacquiao is out of surgery and in recovery. A statement from the doctor will be given later. Earlier reports said this surgery would keep him out of action between 9 and 12 months.

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Snakebitten son of MLB player to throw 1st pitch
MLB 

After spending two months in and out of hospitals because of rattlesnake bites, John Axford's 3-year old son will throw the ceremonial first pitch Friday at Coors Field. 'This is going to be exciting'

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Rex on McCoy remarks: Won't muzzle Bills
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Bills coach Rex Ryan said that he's going to let his players say what's on their minds in light of LeSean McCoy telling ESPN The Magazine that "there's a reason [Chip Kelly] got rid of all the black players" in Philadelphia. "I'm not going to put a muzzle on any of our players," Ryan said.

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D-Backs plate a dozen vs. Rockies

Yasmany Tomas is one of three Diamondbacks with at least 3 hits so far as Arizona is jumping all over Colorado pitching at Coors Field. Follow live

Barry Bonds is fan of women's cycling
MLB 

But is women's cycling a fan of Bonds? He doesn't care: "There was wrong in my sport, and there was definitely wrong in cycling. You can't sit there and say, 'This person did wrong, we're gonna put him in prison; this person did wrong, but he gets to go have another career.' It's sick." How he supports cycling

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Former Nova G Ennis picks Ducks

"From the playing style to the coaching staff to the players on the Oregon team, I felt like it was the best fit for me," Dylan Ennis told ESPN's Jeff Goodman. Ennis, who averaged 9.9 PPG, 3.7 RPG, and 3.5 APG last season at Villanova, will be eligible to play immediately.

Watch all 3 of Bryce Harper's homers
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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

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.