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  • Some things to know as NFL investigates whether Patriots used underinflated footballs

    The NFL is very precise about its game and equipment — including the number of footballs prepared for games, how much each must weigh, and who monitors them until kickoff. One rule is very clear: Don't tamper with a football once it has been...
  • 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...
  • Up-and-down career on the rise for Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount with Super Bowl in future

    A right cross to an opponent's chin. An arrest on a marijuana possession charge. A decision to walk out on the Pittsburgh Steelers. And now, for LeGarrette Blount, a spot in the Super Bowl in a revived career. "It's had its ups and downs," the hard-...
  • Even When You Guess Right, Bill Belichick Has You Fooled

     Even When You Guess Right, Bill Belichick Has You Fooled
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Poor Chuck Pagano. Even before the opening kickoff, he had it right. No, not before the start of this 45-7 rout that sent the Patriots, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady back to the Super Bowl for the sixth time in the 21st century....
  • Ravens 'did not notice anything' about Patriots' footballs, John Harbaugh says

    Ravens 'did not notice anything' about Patriots' footballs, John Harbaugh says
    Ravens coach John Harbaugh said on a conference call Wednesday that the team didn't notice if the New England Patriots deflated their offensive footballs in the teams' AFC divisional playoff game, as the Patriots have been accused of doing a week later...
  • Deflategate Latest: Patriots Being Investigated By NFL; Report 11 Of 12 Balls Improper

    The NFL says its investigation into whether the New England Patriots used under-inflated footballs in the AFC championship game is ongoing after a report Tuesday night claimed the league found 11 balls were not properly inflated. Troy Vincent, the NFL's...
  • Patriots And Belichick: Spygate, Deflategate ... And More

    Before we had Deflategate, there was Spygate. Has any professional coach — a hugely successful professional coach, mind you — ever been so tied to cheating or bending the rules? Bill Belichick is the "gate" coach, linked more closely to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hyde: Belichick, Brady weather storm at center of Deflate-gate

    Long before Deflate-gate, Bill Belichick replaced New York Jets coach Bill Parcells as the Pro Bowl coach. This was after the 1998 season. The Jets were AFC runner-ups and health reasons made Parcells cede to Belichick, his defensive coordinator. At the...
  • Gary Kubiak thankful for year with Ravens, but he couldn't resist homecoming

    Gary Kubiak thankful for year with Ravens, but he couldn't resist homecoming
    Gary Kubiak said he sat down with his wife, Rhonda, shortly after the Ravens’ AFC divisional playoff loss to the New England Patriots, and they decided that he was going to turn down other head-coaching interview requests because he wanted to remain...