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NFL says Patriots probably deflated the balls in AFC title game

- The New England Patriots probably deliberately deflated the footballs to gain an advantage in the AFC title game in January, and quarterback Tom Brady was "at least generally aware" of the scheme, the National Football League said on Wednesday. | Video

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Johnson strikes late to put Lightning on brink of series sweep

(The Sports Xchange) - Center Tyler Johnson scored with 1.1 seconds left in regulation as the Tampa Bay Lightning edged the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 to take a 3-0 stranglehold on the Eastern Conference semi-final series on Wednesday night.

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McIlroy plays down rivalry with Masters champion Spieth

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida - World number one Rory McIlroy and second-ranked Jordan Spieth talked down their budding rivalry as the pair took differing approaches to the $10 million Players Championship on Wednesday.

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Azarenka suffers match-point meltdown in Serena loss

MADRID - Victoria Azarenka suffered a stunning meltdown and blew three match points against world number one Serena Williams before losing 7-6(5) 3-6 7-6(1) in the third round of the Madrid Open on Wednesday.

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Flames edge Ducks in overtime

(The Sports Xchange) - Center Mikael Backlund scored the overtime winner on a delayed penalty call as the Calgary Flames beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 in Game Three of their Western Conference playoff series on Tuesday.

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Beijing snuffs out suburban BBQs in pre-Olympic smog fight

BEIJING - Beijing has extended a ban on outdoor barbecues to restaurants operating in some suburban areas as it tries to improve its notoriously poor air quality in case it wins the 2022 Winter Olympics, state news agency Xinhua reported.

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A game with no fans

In a first for Major League Baseball, the Baltimore Orioles host the Chicago White Sox in a stadium closed to fans.

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Boston Marathon

Tens of thousands of runners brave cold rain for the 119th running of the Boston Marathon.