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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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Introducing 'Iso LeBron'

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

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OTD: Shaq wins Rookie of the Year
NBA 

On May 6, 1993, Orlando's Shaquille O'Neal was named Rookie of the Year after averaging 23.4 points, 13.9 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game. The 20-year-old would go on to be a 15-time All-Star and win four NBA championships.

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NBA 

Kraft 'disappointed' with Wells report
NFL 

Said Patriots owner Robert Kraft, in response to the Wells' report finding: "To say we are disappointed in its findings, which do not include any incontrovertible or hard evidence of deliberate deflation of footballs at the AFC Championship Game, would be a gross understatement." Full statement

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NFL 

Messi's fleet fancy feet
Soccer 

Lionel Messi's second goal against Bayern Munich Wednesday featured a juke, a defender falling to the ground and a loft over the goalie.

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Soccer 

Samardzija drops suspension appeal
MLB 

White Sox pitcher Jeff Samardzija will begin serving his five-game suspension immediately. Samardzija was punished due to his role in the April 23 on-field brawl with the Royals.

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MLB 

ESPN's Barrie, Collins fail at No. 17
Golf 

According to the PGA Tour, since 2003, 10.5% of the balls hit at TPC Sawgrass during the Players Championship have gone splash. For ESPN's Michael Collins and SportsCenter anchor Matt Barrie, make that 100%.

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Golf 

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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NFL 

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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NBA 

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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