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Patriots coach says he doesn't know how balls were deflated

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Thursday he doesn't know how footballs became deflated during the game that got his team to the Super Bowl.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015

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AP Source: NFL fines Lynch $20,000 for obscene gesture

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has fined Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch $20,000 for making an obscene gesture during last Sunday's NFC championship game, a person with knowledge of the fine told The Associated Press on Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015

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4-time NASCAR champ Jeff Gordon makes 2015 season his last

Jeff Gordon, the charismatic four-time NASCAR champion who became the face of the sport as it exploded in popularity a generation ago, said Thursday that he will retire as a full-time driver after the 2015 season.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015

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Azarenka beats Wozniacki, joins Williams in 3rd round

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Unseeded and floating dangerously in the draw, two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka took out No. 8-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-2 on Thursday night to reach the third round at the first major of 2015.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015

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LeBron scores 26, Cavaliers cruise past Jazz 106-92

CLEVELAND (AP) — After Kevin Love dunked, the Cavaliers exchanged smiles, approving nods and a flurry of fist bumps and high-fives as Quicken Loans Arena rocked during a timeout.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015

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Deflated balls latest in Belichick's reputation for guile

Add underinflated footballs to the list of incidents giving Bill Belichick a reputation for guile and playing above the rules.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015

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Hutchinson stops 29 shots in Jets' 4-0 win over Blue Jackets

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Michael Hutchinson has plans to spend the NHL All-Star break in New York, but there could be a sudden detour.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015

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Boston 2024 makes Olympic bid info public

BOSTON (AP) — Sailing in Boston Harbor. Baseball at Fenway Park. Beach volleyball on Boston Common, the oldest public park in the United States.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015

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