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  • Deflated footballs in high school are nothing new

    Deflated footballs in high school are nothing new
    The sports world is aghast at Deflategate, where the New England Patriots allegedly used deflated footballs in last week's AFC championship game. High school football has the same rules as the NCAA and NFL: Balls have a required inflation range of 12 1/...
  • 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...
  • 49ers reportedly tab Eric Mangini as defensive coordinator

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. After working with the 49ers offense the past two seasons, Eric Mangini will return to his defensive roots and become the 49ers defensive coordinator, ESPN reported Thursday. Maningi won three Super Bowl rings as the New England...
  • Patriots Nation Blows Up Deflategate By Supporting Team

    Patriots Nation Blows Up Deflategate By Supporting Team
    BOSTON — Make no mistake: New England fans are pumped, not deflated. Well, except those in Connecticut. The Nutmeg State broke from its counterparts in a recent ESPN Sports Nation Poll. Connecticut was the lone New England state to believe the...
  • 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...
  • Chris Pratt and Chris Evans take sides with a serious Super Bowl bet

    Chris Pratt and Chris Evans take sides with a serious Super Bowl bet
    Chris Pratt and Chris Evans are making the Super Bowl more exciting this year: After some rather public trash talk, the Marvel actors have agreed to a big-time bet for charity. It started simply enough: Pratt posted a picture on Twitter of himself...
  • Fantasy team? Victoria's Secret Angels tease Valentine's Super Bowl ad

    Fantasy team? Victoria's Secret Angels tease Valentine's Super Bowl ad
    The Victoria's Secret Angels have a message for viewers on Super Bowl Sunday: Don't drop the ball this Valentine's Day.  The apparel giant's Angel squad of Adriana Lima, Doutzen Kroes, Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge and Behati Prinsloo made their play...
  • 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...