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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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Introducing 'Iso LeBron'

LeBron is averaging twice as many isolation plays as he did last postseason, and it's hurting King James and the Cavs, writes Tom Haberstroh.

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Real Madrid is world's most valuable club

Forbes estimates that Real Madrid is the world's most valuable soccer team for the third straight year ($3.26B). Barcelona, Manchester United and Bayern Munich follow with four English clubs (Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool) rounding out the top 8.


Cavaliers cancel arm slings giveaway

The Cavs planned to give away 20,000 arm slings to fans to show support for injured F Kevin Love, who dislocated his shoulder in the opening round of the playoffs, but the team cancelled the promotion. Cleveland will hand out white towels for tonight's Game 2 vs. the Bulls.

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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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49ers 'disappointed' to learn of Brooks suit

The 49ers will "continue to monitor" the situation after LB Ahmad Brooks was sued for assault and battery, false imprisonment and infliction of emotional distress in Santa Clara, Calif. The woman making the accusation was the same woman who accused ex-49ers DL Ray McDonald of rape. 49ers: 'Aware' of reports

Fantasy tips for tonight's games

Devon Travis continues to lead off for the Blue Jays and he has 3 HR vs. lefties this season. He faces one of the biggest lefties in CC Sabathia tonight. Night game lineup analysis

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Upcoming fights to care about

So The Fight of the Century is over. What now? Top Rank's Bob Arum, Manny Pacquiao's promoter said, "After Manny and Floyd depart, there will still be big fights, believe me." Dan Rafael has some ideas. Six fights to set your calendar for

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Cards claim ex-Pat CB off waivers

The Cardinals have claimed CB Alfonzo Dennard off of waivers, a league source tells ESPN's Field Yates. Dennard was waived by the Patriots on Tuesday.

Brian Dawkins: CB Dennard a fit for Cards

"Because that system is such an aggressive man-to-man scheme that needs corners to be able to bump and run, I think it's a great place for [Alfonzo Dennard] to go and let's see if he can handle that."


Messi was magical

Just when it looked like Bayern Munich would hang on for a draw at the Camp Nou, Lionel Messi reminded us (and his former manager, Pep Guardiola) just what he’s capable of with two late goals. Messi settles great match

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Pacquiao out of surgery

According to ESPN's Dan Rafael, Manny Pacquiao is out of surgery and in recovery. A statement from the doctor will be given later. Earlier reports said this surgery would keep him out of action between 9 and 12 months.

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Snakebitten son of MLB player to throw 1st pitch

After spending two months in and out of hospitals because of rattlesnake bites, John Axford's 3-year old son will throw the ceremonial first pitch Friday at Coors Field. 'This is going to be exciting'

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Rex on McCoy remarks: Won't muzzle Bills

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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D-Backs plate a dozen vs. Rockies

Yasmany Tomas is one of three Diamondbacks with at least 3 hits so far as Arizona is jumping all over Colorado pitching at Coors Field. Follow live

Barry Bonds is fan of women's cycling

But is women's cycling a fan of Bonds? He doesn't care: "There was wrong in my sport, and there was definitely wrong in cycling. You can't sit there and say, 'This person did wrong, we're gonna put him in prison; this person did wrong, but he gets to go have another career.' It's sick." How he supports cycling

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Former Nova G Ennis picks Ducks

"From the playing style to the coaching staff to the players on the Oregon team, I felt like it was the best fit for me," Dylan Ennis told ESPN's Jeff Goodman. Ennis, who averaged 9.9 PPG, 3.7 RPG, and 3.5 APG last season at Villanova, will be eligible to play immediately.

Watch all 3 of Bryce Harper's homers

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.


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."


Patriots scandal timeline

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


David Blatt: Cavs in 'uncharted waters'

"Our lineup changed drastically in a number of days. That doesn't mean we can't win." The Cavs are down 1-0 in the series and face the Bulls tonight.

Robert Kraft statement

"As compelling a case as the Wells Report may try to make, I am going to rely on the factual evidence of numerous scientists and engineers rather than inferences from circumstantial evidence."

ESPN On Snapchat Discover live

Does your favorite NFL team have a first-round pick who can make a big splash this season? Check out Mel Kiper’s Round 1 impact rookies from the 2015 draft in today’s edition of ESPN in Snapchat Discover.

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OTD: Shaq wins Rookie of the Year

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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Kraft 'disappointed' with Wells report

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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Messi's fleet fancy feet

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