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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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Messi, Barcelona put on a show

Barcelona took a commanding 3-0 lead in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal clash with Bayern Munich. Lionel Messi delivered late, scoring twice and Neymar added a third goal in stoppage time.

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Haberstroh: Introducing 'Iso LeBron'

LeBron is averaging twice as many isos as he did last postseason, and it's hurting him. Tom Haberstroh breaks it down.

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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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Soccer 

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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
NFL 

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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Cowboys' plans at running back

After losing DeMarco Murray in free agency and not selecting a RB in the draft, Adam Caplan says Dallas' plans now involve Joseph Randle.

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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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Rex on McCoy remarks: Won't muzzle Bills
NFL 

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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NFL 

Watch all 3 of Bryce Harper's homers
MLB 

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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Wells report: Belichick, Kraft clear
NFL 

The Wells report found no wrongdoing "or knowledge of wrongdoing" by Patriots ownership, head coach Bill Belichick or any other Patriots coach in the matters investigated.

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NFL 

Final: Nationals 7, Marlins 5

Nationals RHP Max Scherzer gave up 5 runs over 7 innings with 10 strikeouts, but lucky for him, Bryce Harper is on his team. The outfielder went 3-for-4 with 3 home runs and 5 RBIs, almost single-handedly beating the Marlins.

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Watch out, Neymar!
Soccer 

Bayern's Rafinha connects on a bicycle kick right near the Barcelona star's head during the first half of their Champions League semifinal at Barca's Camp Nou stadium. The match is 0-0 at half. Follow live

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