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Patriots coach: 'We followed the rules'

As controversy continues over underinflated footballs used in Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick insisted Saturday that the Patriots organization had done nothing wrong.

The coach of the Super Bowl-...

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'Mr. Cub' Ernie Banks dies in Chicago at 83

The next time Ernie Banks plays two -- something he enjoyed, feeling one baseball game a day wasn't enough -- it will be in the diamond in the sky.

The former Negro League upstart turned Cubs legend turned favorite son of Chicago died Friday of a hear...

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NFL looking into why footballs were deflated

Deflategate is not just a bunch of hot air, the NFL said Friday.

The league said the Super Bowl-bound New England Patriots used footballs that didn't meet league specifications in the first half of the AFC championship game last Sunday.

"While the evid...

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Lawsuit: UNC and NCAA broke promises to athletes

Two former athletes who took so-called paper classes at the University of North Carolina have filed a lawsuit against the school and the NCAA.

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Federer upset at Australian Open

Roger Federer will have to wait for a record-extending 18th grand slam title after losing to Andreas Seppi 6-4 7-6 (5) 4-6 7-6 (5) in the third round of the Australian Open on Friday.

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Russian tennis star dies during practice

Violetta Degtiareva, a rising tennis star, died at age 23, according to news reports.

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Australian Open: Bouchard 'flexes muscles' over 'Twirlgate'

The aftermath of "Twirlgate" rumbled on at the Australian Open on Friday, with Canadian star Eugenie Bouchard saying she was fine with being asked to twirl -- if men were asked to "flex their muscles and stuff."

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Tom Brady weighs in on 'Deflategate'

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick on Thursday said they didn't deflate footballs at Sunday's AFC Championship Game, a controversy that's cast a shadow over their team as it prepares for the Super Bowl.

"I didn't ...

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Real Madrid tops rich list for 10th year

For the 10th year running, European champion Real Madrid is the world's richest club in the annual Football Money League published by accountants Deloitte, with a revenue of $639 million.

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And the winner of the English Premier League is ...

The English football season isn't over until May, but you can bet your bottom dollar that Chelsea will finish top of the table. That's, at least, according to a leading soccer simulator.

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7 things to know for NASCAR Media Tour, Hall of Fame induction

All week, we will be updating our website with information as we meet with NASCAR drivers, crew members, and owners.

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Chip Ganassi Racing's 'star car' wins Rolex 24 at Daytona

Scott Dixon drove a gritty and long final leg to lead Chip Ganassi Racing and its "star car" to a record sixth victory in the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

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Jeff Gordon to be Fox guest analyst during XFINITY season

Fox Sports will use a rotation of drivers, including Jeff Gordon, in its coverage of NASCAR's second-tier XFINITY Series this season.

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Jeff Gordon to retire as full-time driver after 2015 season

Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon says he will retire as a full-time driver after 2015 season

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NASCAR's Brian Vickers cleared to return to racing in March

NASCAR driver Brian Vickers has been medically cleared to return to racing in March, just three months after surgery to repair a hole in his heart.

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Lynchburg Hillcats name Budzinski as manager

Budzinski played collegiately at the University of Richmond. He played professionally for 11 seasons, including a four-game stint with the Cincinnati Reds in 2003. Last season he led the Class-A Lake County Captains to the Midwest League Championship Series.

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WrestleMania coming to home of Dallas Cowboys in 2016

WrestleMania 32 will be held on April 3, 2016, in the 80,000-seat venue with the giant video board that hangs over the middle of the field

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Former pro wrestlers sue WWE over concussions

Two former professional wrestlers accuse the WWE of ignoring concussions they say left them with serious brain injuries.

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UVA outlasts Virginia Tech at Cassell Coliseum

6 areas are now under advisories, watches or severe weather warnings.
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