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  • newStatement from Patriots owner Robert Kraft on NFL’s inflation investigation
    On Monday night, Patriots owner Robert Kraft addressed the NFL’s investigation into allegations the club used under-inflated footballs in the AFC title game. Here are his remarks, which were provided by the NFL: “On the plane ride out to here, I…
    - 20 mins ago, 27 Jan 15, 5:22am -
  • newBrett Keisel was shocked by departure of Dick LeBeau
    Super Bowl week kicked off with an annual visit from Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel, who joined PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio to promote his ongoing partnership with Head & Shoulders and to talk about his long-time team. Among other things, Keise…
    - 1 hour ago, 27 Jan 15, 4:22am -
  • newMajority of PFT readers like Doug Baldwin to exceed four catches
    Flipping through today’s NFL-furnished press conference transcripts, we couldn’t help but notice Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin was asked about an oddsmaking firm setting the Over-Under on his catches in Super Bowl XLIX at four. Here was Bal…
    - 1 hour ago, 27 Jan 15, 4:12am -
  • newVideo shows employee taking 24 balls into bathroom
    On Monday, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports added the next new big piece of news in #DeflateGate, reporting that the NFL has interviewed a locker room attendant who allegedly took footballs from the officials’ locker room after they had been inspected and…
    - 2 hours ago, 27 Jan 15, 3:55am -
  • newSeahawks response mixed to Browner comments on Sherman, Thomas injuries
    Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman still considers Brandon Browner to be a member of the “Legion of Boom” even if he won’t be on the same sideline in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday. However, Browner said there will be no regard for their fr…
    - 2 hours ago, 27 Jan 15, 3:49am -
  • newRobert Kraft: NFL should apologize to Patriots if football tampering isn’t proven
    In a prepared statement Monday night, Patriots owner Robert Kraft criticized how the NFL’s investigation of allegations of under-inflated footballs has proceeded and offered a strong defense of his franchise, most specifically coach Bill Belichick…
    - 4 hours ago, 27 Jan 15, 1:50am -
  • newTom Brady: Patriots can deal with adversity
    Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he and his teammates are capable of overcoming anything, and that the Deflategate controversy of the last week won’t be an issue. Brady, who previously said that his feelings were hurt by suggestions that he’s…
    - 4 hours ago, 27 Jan 15, 1:34am -
  • ProFootballTalk: Patriots’ benefiting from formation loophole
    The PFT crew takes a look at the loophole the Patriots have used over the last month in order to make quick substitutions, while switching back and forth between eligible and in-eligible receivers.
    - 5 hours ago, 27 Jan 15, 12:18am -
  • Packers sign punter Cody Mandell
    The Packers have added a punter to their offseason roster. Green Bay has signed Cody Mandell, who appeared in one preseason game for Dallas in 2014. An Alabama product, the 22-year-old Mandell signed with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in May…
    - 5 hours ago, 27 Jan 15, 12:16am -
  • ProFootballTalk: Patriots secondary could be in for rough game against Wilson
    Tony Dungy joins PFT to discuss how Russell Wilson should go about attacking the Patriots’ secondary. Dungy says the read option ability Wilson possesses, is going to make life tough for the safeties.
    - 6 hours ago, 27 Jan 15, 12:05am -
  • Brent Grimes’s wife goes off on the NFL
    Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes played well in the Pro Bowl on Sunday, but he was not named the game’s Most Valuable Player. That has Grimes’s wife very unhappy. As a result, Miko Grimes went off on an epic Twitter rant against the NFL on Monday…
    - 6 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 11:52pm -
  • ProFootballTalk: ‘Serious person of interest’ identified in Deflategate
    According to a report, a Patriots locker room attendant has now become a person of interest in Deflategate. Mike Florio and Tony Dungy discuss what this means going forward.
    - 6 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 11:51pm -
  • Seahawks say Falcons are getting a great coach in Dan Quinn
    Boy, to listen to Seattle players talk about defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, it’s almost like he already has a job or something. Oh, wait, he does, it just hasn’t been announced. The wink-nod reality that Quinn is going to be the new boss in Atl…
    - 6 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 11:34pm -
  • Tedy Bruschi rips Marty Hurney for “culture of cheating” remarks
    Former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi taking up for his former co-workers isn’t exactly a surprise. But Bruschi went after a fellow ESPN contributor, dismissing former Panthers General Manager Marty Hurney’s comments from last week as sour grap…
    - 6 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 11:14pm -
  • Report: Rams L.A. plans met with “quiet applause” by NFL
    The news that Rams owner Stan Kroeneke’s plans to build a football stadium in Los Angeles have been met with a variety of public reactions from other owners, but a new report indicates that the private response inside the league office has been pos…
    - 7 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 11:09pm -
  • Broncos announce a couple of assistants
    John Fox landed in Chicago as the new head coach of the Bears shortly after parting ways with the Broncos, who have hired a member of last year’s Bears staff as their new linebackers coach. Reggie Herring will be making the opposite trip from the o…
    - 7 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 10:27pm -
  • Ted Wells says #DeflateGate investigation won’t be a quick one
    So much for having #DeflateGate tied up in a neat little bow before Super Bowl XLIX kicks off. Ted Wells, who is leading the league’s investigation, said it will be some time before he’s ready to release any findings about the fluctuations in ba…
    - 7 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 10:25pm -
  • Prop Challenge, Day IV: Will there be a one-yard TD on Sunday?
    Leading up to Super Bowl XLIX, we’ll take a closer look at one proposition bet per day, something we’ve dubbed PFT’s Prop Challenge. Here’s the idea: we present a prop, do some light analysis, then turn it over to you to vote upon which side…
    - 7 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 10:16pm -
  • PFT Live: Expect Patriots to use front-heavy formations to stop Lynch
    MMQB’s Peter King joins Mike Florio to discuss the defensive strategies New England will likely employ to shut down Marshawn Lynch and what that will mean for the Patriots’ cornerbacks.
    - 7 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 10:15pm -
  • PFT Live: Do you give Tom Brady the benefit of the doubt?
    Patriots Insider Tom Curran joins Mike Florio to discuss the process of choosing footballs and whether or not he trusts Tom Brady when he says he did not tamper with the footballs in any way.
    - 8 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 10:07pm -
  • PFT Live: Once again the Cleveland Browns have crumbled
    Ross Tucker joins Mike Florio to talk about the potential end of Josh Gordon’s career in Cleveland after he failed another drug test and just how quickly the Browns’ franchise has fallen apart yet again.
    - 8 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 10:06pm -
  • Bills hire Chris Palmer as senior offensive assistant
    The Bills have brought on an experienced offensive coach to help them develop EJ Manuel or another quarterback during the 2015 season. The team announced Monday that Chris Palmer will join Rex Ryan’s staff as a senior offensive assistant. Palmer wa…
    - 8 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 9:47pm -
  • League has no comment on latest Deflategate development
    The news that the NFL has zeroed in on a Patriots locker room attendant as the key person of interest in the Deflategate controversy has been met with silence from the league office. After Jay Glazer of FOX Sports broke the latest development in the…
    - 8 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 9:39pm -
  • Raiders re-sign S Charles Woodson
    Charles Woodson is returning for a third season in his second stint with Oakland. The Raiders announced Monday they had signed Woodson to a new deal covering the 2015 season. The Raiders’ starting free safety, Woodson notched 113 tackles and interc…
    - 9 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 9:04pm -
  • Report: NFL investigation has “zeroed in” on Patriots locker room attendant
    Last week, the NFL released a statement saying they were continuing their investigation into under-inflated footballs used by the Patriots during their AFC Championship game victory over the Colts to determine if the deflation was “the result of de…
    - 9 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 8:34pm -
  • Brandon Browner on Earl Thomas, Richard Sherman: Hit that shoulder, hit that elbow
    Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner is in a very different position this year than he was at this point in 2014. Browner was a member of the Seahawks, but he wasn’t getting ready to play in the Super Bowl because he was serving a suspension. During…
    - 9 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 8:15pm -
  • Perry Fewell on to Washington in search for new job
    When the Redskins were looking for a head coach in 2014, they interviewed Perry Fewell before hiring Jay Gruden. Fewell was defensive coordinator of the Giants at the time, a job he lost at the end of the 2014 season thanks to a dismal performance by…
    - 10 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 7:26pm -
  • Michael Bennett: Gronk is NFL’s No. 2 tight end, after my brother
    Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett says there’s only one tight end in the NFL better than Rob Gronkowski: Martellus Bennett. Martellus, the Bears’ tight end, is Michael’s brother. So it’s probably safe to say that Michael is a little bias…
    - 11 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 7:08pm -
  • Vernon Davis offers his support for Rob Chudzinski
    49ers tight end Vernon Davis apparently wouldn’t mind if the club went a certain way with its upcoming offensive coordinator hire. At the very least, there’s a certain candidate he would like to meet. As Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area notes, Davis…
    - 11 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 6:53pm -
  • Aaron Hernandez jury seated, trial starts Thursday
    The trial of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez on charges that he murdered Odin Lloyd in 2013 will begin on Thursday as a result of the blizzard bearing down on the Northeast. A jury of 18 people — 13 women and five men — was selected on…
    - 11 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 6:52pm -

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ESPN

  • newKraft expects apology if NFL can't find culprit
    Patriots owner Robert Kraft made a surprise appearance at the team's opening news conference of Super Bowl XLIX, saying the NFL owed them an apology if its investigation over deflated footballs doesn't uncover wrongdoing.
    - 11 mins ago, 27 Jan 15, 5:31am -
  • newWarriors unveil special Chinese New Year unis
    The Golden State Warriors announced on Monday that the team would wear a special Chinese New Year uniform.
    - 57 mins ago, 27 Jan 15, 4:45am -
  • newBrowner's targeting plans sadden Seahawks
    Seattle Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright was disappointed to hear that former teammate Brandon Browner said he will tell his New England Patriots teammates to try to hurt injured Seahawks Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman during the Super Bowl.
    - 57 mins ago, 27 Jan 15, 4:45am -
  • newReport: NFL eyes Pats locker room attendant
    The NFL has zeroed in on a New England Patriots locker room attendant who allegedly took the AFC Championship Game balls from the officials' locker room to another area on the way to field, Fox Sports reported, citing sources.
    - 1 hour ago, 27 Jan 15, 4:19am -
  • newDurant out vs. Wolves with sprained big toe
    Kevin Durant is out Monday against the Minnesota Timberwolves because of a sprained left big toe.
    - 2 hours ago, 27 Jan 15, 4:00am -
  • newKobe will have surgery on torn rotator cuff
    Kobe Bryant will undergo surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder, and the Lakers said a timetable for his recovery won't be known until after the procedure.
    - 2 hours ago, 27 Jan 15, 3:36am -
  • newUCF builds beach club inside football stadium
    Can't decide between the beach and a football game? Now fans of UCF don't have to choose.
    - 4 hours ago, 27 Jan 15, 1:46am -
  • Sources: Smith, Morris to coach Falcons' D
    Former Redskins secondary coach Raheem Morris has agreed to a position with the Atlanta Falcons as assistant head coach in charge of defensive backs, a source confirmed Monday morning.
    - 6 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 11:45pm -
  • Safety Woodson agrees to return to Raiders
    Charles Woodson has agreed to a contract to return to the Oakland Raiders in 2015, the team announced Monday.
    - 7 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 10:48pm -
  • Unbeatens Kentucky, Virginia still atop AP poll
    Kentucky stays in its season-long perch atop the AP Top 25 and has taken back one of its lost first-place votes from No. 2 Virginia.
    - 7 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 10:16pm -

FOX Sports

  • Gonzalez back at Falcons camp Aug. 17?

    - 7 Aug 13, 5:08pm -
  • Packers LT Bulaga to have surgery on torn ACL, will miss season

    - 7 Aug 13, 5:06pm -
  • Former Jet Moore opts to retire
    After sleeping on it, Brandon Moore has decided to retire ratherthan join the Dallas Cowboys.
    - 7 Aug 13, 1:52pm -
  • Obama: Russia must ease stance
    President Barack Obama is the latest public figure to call forRussia to ease its anti-gay stance and urge the nation to welcomegay and lesbian athletes to the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
    - 7 Aug 13, 1:29pm -
  • Injured Saints duo lost for season
    The Saints have lost receiver Joseph Morgan and defensive endKenyon Coleman for the season because of injuries, depriving NewOrleans of one of its top deep threats and a reliable veteranrun-stopping lineman.
    - 7 Aug 13, 1:13pm -
  • Team staged rejected proposal
    The minor league baseball team in New Britain, Conn., isacknowledging it staged a rejected marriage proposal as a publicitystunt.
    - 7 Aug 13, 10:09am -
  • Tiger has one last shot at a major
    Is Tiger Woods changing his tune about the importance of winningmajors?
    - 6 Aug 13, 9:03pm -
  • Manziel gets advice from Newton
    Cam Newton can relate to what Johnny Manziel is going through. The Panthers QB said he's spoken to Manziel a few times this offseason.
    - 6 Aug 13, 8:25pm -
  • Report: Autographs net Manziel $7,500
    Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel allegedly accepted $7,500as payment for signing approximately 300 mini- and full-sizedfootball helmets, according to an autograph broker who spoke withESPN.
    - 6 Aug 13, 7:25pm -
  • Surgery successful, another needed
    Tony Stewart underwent successful surgery Tuesday to repair thebroken right tibia and fibula suffered Monday night in a sprint carrace in Iowa. Stewart will need a second surgery and remainshospitalized. There was no timetable for his return.
    - 6 Aug 13, 6:34am -

Yahoo Sports

  • newFormer Red Sox pitcher Monbouquette dead at 78
    (Reuters) - Former Major League Baseball All Star pitcher Bill Monbouquette has died of leukemia at the age of 78, the Boston Red Sox said on their website. Monbouquette pitched eight seasons for the Red Sox from 1958-65. He threw a no-hitter in 1962…
    - 29 mins ago, 27 Jan 15, 5:13am -
  • newPatriots avoid blizzard but no escaping 'Deflategate' storm
    By Steve Keating PHOENIX (Reuters) - The New England Patriots escaped a winter blizzard to make their way to the Super Bowl city of Phoenix on Monday but there was no avoiding another storm as the mystery of the deflated footballs continued to swirl.…
    - 2 hours ago, 27 Jan 15, 3:36am -
  • newWarriors, Rockets to wear Chinese New Year uniforms
    The Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets will wear specially designed uniforms as a way of marketing the game to Chinese fans during the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations, the NBA said. The Rockets will wear the Chinese-themed uniforms when…
    - 4 hours ago, 27 Jan 15, 1:57am -
  • NFL kicks off YouTube global game channel
    The channel at YouTube.com/NFL debuted just days before the championship Super Bowl game expected to draw a massive television audience for the American football league. "Partnering with YouTube and Google provides the NFL unique access to millions o…
    - 6 hours ago, 27 Jan 15, 12:09am -
  • Locker room worker eyed in 'Deflategate'
    The NFL is looking at a New England Patriots locker room attendant as it probes improperly inflated footballs used by the team in their playoff victory over Indianapolis, a report said. Fox Sports reported Monday on the latest twist in the scandal du…
    - 6 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 11:47pm -
  • Sherman, Thomas vow injuries won't slow them
    Seattle's "Legion of Boom" will be at full strength come Sunday when the Seahawks take on New England in Super Bowl 49, with both Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas vowing injuries won't slow them. "When I come alive, nothing is limited," said Thomas, w…
    - 6 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 11:38pm -
  • LPGA season opens with top field in Florida
    Top-ranked Park In-Bee of South Korea and second-ranked New Zealand teen Lydia Ko will try to follow stellar 2014 campaigns with hot 2015 starts when the LPGA season begins Wednesday. The inaugural $1.5 million Coates Championship in suburban Orlando…
    - 7 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 10:42pm -
  • Impartial staff to handle Super Bowl game-day balls
    By Steve Keating PHOENIX (Reuters) - Like nearly everyone else in America, Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll knows more about footballs than he did a week ago as a controversy over deflated balls continued to dominate the Super Bowl buildup on Mond…
    - 7 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 10:40pm -
  • Poll shows nearly half believe NFL's Patriots are cheaters
    (Reuters) - Nearly half of those responding to a national survey believe the Super Bowl-bound New England Patriots, engulfed in controversy over the so-called "Deflategate" scandal, are cheaters. While 47 percent of respondents in the poll thought th…
    - 7 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 10:33pm -
  • Super Bowl: from humble origin to king of U.S. sports events
    From modest beginnings of cheap tickets and empty seats to $4.5 million for a 30-second TV ad, the Super Bowl approaches its golden anniversary entrenched as the undisputed king of U.S. sporting events. Super Bowl 49 will pit the Seattle Seahawks aga…
    - 8 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 9:49pm -
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