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NFL finds 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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Clippers' Paul doubtful for Game 2 vs. Rockets

Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul is doubtful to play in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday because of a strained left hamstring.

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3hMike Rodak

McCoy: Kelly dumped 'the good black players'

The Bills' new franchise running back discusses his trade to Buffalo, his impressions of coach Rex Ryan and whether there is a race issue with his former coach, the Eagles' Chip Kelly.

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1hDarren Rovell

Class-action suits pepper Pacquiao, promoters

Class action lawsuits suing Manny Pacquiao and his promoters for failing to disclose his injury to consumers before his fight against Floyd Mayweather are piling up.

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2hTom Haberstroh

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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Chris Paul, LeBron James and control (5:47)

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Pedro on the early years, '94 Expos (3:02)

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Kevin Seifert @SeifertESPN

More Polian: NFL will need to take permanent pregame custody of all game balls, as it does already with K-balls. “Rather simple fix."

Neymar ready for Bayern Munich
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Barcelona's Neymar is ready for his squad's match with Bayern Munich in the Champions League semifinals. Follow live

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Kevin Seifert @SeifertESPN

“This is a serious competitive violation that has to be treated as such by the league.” — Bill Polian on Wells Report, via NFL Insiders.

Home match favors Barca over Bayern
Soccer 

While Barcelona is just 1-5-2 against Bayern Munich in their previous 8 matches, Barca is 5-0-0 at home in the 2014-15 Champions League. On the other side, Bayern is 0-2-1 in its last three Champions road matches.

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Recent history favors Bayern Munich
Soccer 

In eight previous matches in UEFA competitions, Bayern owns a 5-1-2 lead over Barcelona. That includes a 7-0 Bayern win on aggregate in the 2013 Champions League semifinals.

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Texts hightlighted in Wells report
NFL 

NFL Nation reporter Dan Graziano says there is a "mountain of circumstantial evidence" regarding Tom Brady's probable involvement with deflating footballs, including text messages between the QB and Patriots' staffers.

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Jayson Stark @jaysonst

What a show by Bryce Harper, still only 22. 3rd youngest NL player ever with a 3 HR game. The 2 younger: Eddie Mathews (20) & Mel Ott (21)

Bryce Harper has 3 homers by 6th inning

The Nationals OF has gone up to bat three times so far this game, and he's hit a home run each time (his 6th, 7th, 8th this season). The Nationals are up 5-2 over the Marlins in the sixth behind Harper's 4 RBIs.

Findings from Wells Report

Patriots' officials locker room attendant Jim McNally referred to himself as the "deflator" in text messages to Patriots equipment assistant John Jastremski.

Saturday on Brady's 'probable' involvement
NFL 

Former NFL center Jeff Saturday on Tom Brady: "Once you cross the line and you get caught, how do you handle it? And that's the part that I'm most disappointed in. Because you'd like to see the guy who's in control, stand up and fall on the sword." (via SportsCenter)

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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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Andrew Brandt @adbrandt

The Wells Report is out. Caveat: Wells has no authority to discipline, only to investigate and report. NFL then figures out what to do.

Wells Report analysis on Outside the Lines
NFL 

Andrew Brandt and Adam Schefter join Bob Ley to analyze Wells Report findings. Report concluded "it's more probable than not" that Patriots personnel "participated in a deliberate effort to release air from Patriots games balls after the balls were examined by the referee." Live on ESPN & WatchESPN

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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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What this means for Tom Brady
NFL 

Louis Riddick on SportsCenter: "It calls into question, why did you handle it the way you did? ... It's up to all of us as individuals to say, 'Is Tom Brady a cheater?'" Coverage continues on ESPN & WatchESPN

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Wells Report: What happens next?
NFL 

The findings of the report will be turned over to Troy Vincent, NFL executive vice president of football operations, to consider possible disciplinary actions and possible changes to NFL protocol. Details

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Colts statement on Wells report

From the team: "The Indianapolis Colts are aware of the findings in the Wells Report and have no comment." Colts GM Ryan Grigson was among those interviewed for the report.

Wells report: 'Probable' Brady was 'generally aware'

"It also is our view that it is more probable than not that Tom Brady was at least generally aware of the inappropriate activities of [Jim] McNally [the Patriots' officials locker room attendant] and [John] Jastremski [a Patriots equipment assistant] involving the release of air from Patriots game balls." Details

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

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Wells report: Pats staff probably responsible

"Based on the evidence developed in connection with the investigation and summarized in this Report, we have concluded that it is more probable than not that New England Patriots personnel participated in violations of the NFL Playing Rules and were involved in a deliberate attempt to circumvent those rules." Details