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  • Great moments in throwing players under the bus

    Great moments in throwing players under the bus
    New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick denied having any knowledge about how much his team's footballs were inflated (or deflated) during Sunday's AFC title game, but he did dangle another carrot for reporters -- right in front of his quarterback,...
  • No explanations from Pats leaders for underinflated footballs; Brady says no contact with NFL

    The two men most responsible for delivering wins for the New England Patriots both said Thursday they have no explanation for how footballs used to reach the Super Bowl were underinflated by 2 pounds per square inch. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said...
  • NFL announces Deflategate probe, likely will last beyond Super Bowl

    In its first public statement about the so-called Deflategate situation — the allegations that the New England Patriots played with deflated footballs against Indianapolis in last Sunday’s AFC championship game — the NFL said Friday that...
  • NFL releases statement on Pats' deflated footballs

    NFL releases statement on Pats' deflated footballs
    The NFL says it is still investigating how the New England Patriots used underinflated balls in its last game but has no conclusions yet and no timetable for resolving the cheating accusations with the Super Bowl nine days away. The league said today...
  • Luck says he felt 'deflated' after loss to Patriots, then wishes he'd used another word

    Andrew Luck was asked how he felt after Indianapolis' one-sided loss to New England in the AFC championship game. "The energy is sucked out of you," he said. "You do feel deflated." It's a word the Colts quarterback wished he'd never used, but one he...
  • Patriots' Bill Belichick 'shocked' by reports of deflated footballs

    Patriots' Bill Belichick 'shocked' by reports of deflated footballs
    New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick addressed the media Thursday about the so-called Deflategate situation, the accusation the Patriots deflated their footballs in Sunday’s AFC championship game against Indianapolis. Belichick glanced at his...
  • Deflated balls latest entry in Bill Belichick's reputation for guile, playing above NFL rules

    Add underinflated footballs to the list of incidents giving Bill Belichick a reputation for guile and playing above the rules. Softer footballs wouldn't explain all of a rout that earned the New England Patriots a spot in the Super Bowl. But it's another...
  • Patriots' Belichick denies knowledge of deflated footballs

    Patriots' Belichick denies knowledge of deflated footballs
    — Patriots coach Bill Belichick said today he doesn't know how footballs became deflated during the game that got his team to the Super Bowl. But Belichick declined to answer questions after saying he knew nothing about accusations that his team...
  • NASCAR'S Jeff Gordon to retire after season

    NASCAR'S Jeff Gordon to retire after season
    The 2015 season will be NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon's final one as a full-time driver, he said Thursday. … Patriots coach Bill Belichick said he was "shocked" Monday morning when he heard of accusations that his team used underinflated footballs in...
  • Pro Bowl players vary on importance of deflated-ball issue

    PHOENIX — Andrew Luck was asked how he felt after Indianapolis' one-sided loss to New England in the AFC championship game. “The energy is sucked out of you,” he said. “You do feel deflated.” It's a word the Colts...
  • Deflated football controversy just the latest reason to question integrity in sports

    Deflated football controversy just the latest reason to question integrity in sports
    The New England Patriots "deflategate" controversy would be a silly pre-Super Bowl sideshow if it wasn't such a sad commentary on the current state of the scandal-ridden National Football League. If you believe the latest reports, 11 of 12 Patriots game...