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NFL investigators reach out to Columbia physics department

The NFL team investigating why 11 of 12 footballs used by the New England Patriots in their AFC Championship Game win were underinflated has asked the physics department at Columbia University for help, according to The New York Times.

Tom Brady, Super Bowl XLIX press conference

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Patriots' Brady fighting flu bug

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is in the fourth or fifth day fighting a flu bug that first infected his children and has waylaid his wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen.

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Cubs fans gather at statue to remember Banks

Chicago Cubs fans paid their respects to Ernie Banks after the statue of the legend was placed in a downtown plaza on Wednesday.

Ichiro Suzuki, 4,000th hit

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Marlins officially sign Suzuki to 1-year contract

The Miami Marlins officially signed free agent outfielder Ichiro Suzuki to a one-year contract, the team announced Tuesday night.

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Four-man field set for dunk contest

The 2015 Slam Dunk contest during NBA All-Star weekend will return to a classic format when Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine, Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo and Brooklyn Nets center Mason Plumlee compete for the title on Feb. 14.

Marshawn Lynch, Super Bowl media day

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'Beast Mode' persona resonates with Seahawks' 12th Man

Whenever Marshawn Lynch decides to leave the National Football League, one thing is for certain: It will be on his terms.

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Luis Figo: I want to run FIFA

Luis Figo has entered the race to become FIFA president determined to change an organization he describes as all too often associated with "scandal."

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Serena, Wawrinka reach Australian Open semifinals

Serena Williams thumped Dominika Cibulkova 6-2 6-2 Wednesday to make it past the quarterfinals at the Australian Open -- and that spells trouble for her rivals who are still in contention at the season's first major.

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NBA roundup: Bulls end Warriors' home streak in OT

Derrick Rose hit a tiebreaking 21-footer with seven seconds remaining in overtime Tuesday night, giving the Chicago Bulls a 113-111 victory that ended the Golden State Warriors' home winning streak at 19 games.

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NHL roundup: Pens end skid, top Jets

David Perron and Brandon Sutter scored power-play goals just under 2 1/2 minutes apart in the third period as the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied for a 5-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.

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Top 25 roundup: Xavier tops No. 21 Georgetown

Guard Myles Davis had 13 of his game-high 19 points in the first half and added five assists as Xavier held on to upset No. 21 Georgetown 66-53 on Tuesday in a Big East Conference contest.

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NFL running domestic violence Super Bowl spot

The National Football League is running an ad during the Super Bowl addressing the issue that's been dogging it all year: Domestic Violence.

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NFL investigators reach out to Columbia physics department

The NFL team investigating why 11 of 12 footballs used by the New England Patriots…

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Patriots' Brady fighting flu bug

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is in the fourth or fifth day fighting a…

Marshawn Lynch, Super Bowl media day

'Beast Mode' persona resonates with Seahawks' 12th Man

Whenever Marshawn Lynch decides to leave the National Football League, one thing is…

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NFL running domestic violence Super Bowl spot

The National Football League is running an ad during the Super Bowl addressing the…

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Wells: Probe of Patriots to last several weeks

Ted Wells, one of the NFL's lead investigators in the case of the underinflated…

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Patriots' Browner: Target injured Seahawks

As if the New England Patriots didn't have enough controversy leading into their…

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Top 25 roundup: Xavier tops No. 21 Georgetown

Guard Myles Davis had 13 of his game-high 19 points in the first half and added five…

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2 ex-Vanderbilt players found guilty of rape

Two former Vanderbilt University football players were found guilty of rape and…

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ESPN wants next year's CFP semis on Jan. 2

ESPN is pushing for the next Orange Bowl and Cotton Bowl to be moved back from Dec.…

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Harbaugh lands his first two recruits at Michigan

Jim Harbaugh picked up his first two verbal commitments this weekend as the new head…

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Duke's Krzyzewski reaches 1,000 wins

Tyus Jones tied a career high for the second straight game with 22 points to power…

North wins Senior Bowl 34-13

Running backs stand out at Senior Bowl

The Senior Bowl is like any other all-star game. It caters more to the fans than…

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